Premier League Match Preview: Chelsea vs Arsenal

A 1-0 loss at Newcastle saw Chelsea’s four-match unbeaten run in all competitions come to an end and Frank Lampard will be looking to re-focus his players ahead of Tuesday’s London derby. However, the Blues have been hugely inconsistent at Stamford Bridge of late, winning two and losing three of their last five.

For the second week running, Arsenal were forced to settle for a point after going ahead and a 1-1 home draw with Sheffield United means they have won only one of their last seven in the league. Their sole defeat in their last six came against Chelsea, however, yet their away form leaves little to the imagination with just two league wins on the road all season.

Chelsea won the reverse fixture 2-1 and we could see a repeat at Stamford Bridge in midweek.

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Chelsea– Frank Lampard lost Reece James to injury in the 1-0 loss at Newcastle and with Marcos Alonso out, Emerson should come into the side, a move that would see Cesar Azpilicueta move to right-back.

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Lampard could make a couple of further changes to his XI with Kurt Zouma and Mateo Kovacic among those who may come in, while Ross Barkley and Pedro are pushing for starts.

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Liverpool are interested in playing not title talk – Robertson

Andy Robertson says Liverpool will not think about winning the Premier League title until it is mathematically certain, saying the players remain determined to stick to their game-by-game mentality.

A 2-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday extended their lead over second-placed Manchester City at the top of the table to 16 points with a match in hand.

They require just 10 more victories, having already registered 21 in 22 fixtures, to guarantee a first championship in 30 years and they look uncatchable.

Fans at Anfield on Sunday sang “We’re going to win the league” but Robertson said the players were not complacent.

“We would obviously love to say yes – but no,” said the Scotland defender.

“You are playing against your rivals who you’ve had great battles with over the years and the fans probably want to rub it in a bit but we’re not getting carried away. Start forecasting your mid-week games Now on NaijaBet

“Until the champions sign is above our heads we don’t believe anything. Yes, the lead is 16 points but we know how tough it gets.”

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Ronaldo score twice to pull Juventus clear as Inter draw in Lecce

Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Juventus beat Parma 2-1 to pull four points clear of Inter Milan at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday.

Inter’s title push hit another stumbling block after a 1-1 draw at lowly Lecce while Ante Rebic fired city rivals AC Milan to a last gasp 3-2 win over Udinese.

Ronaldo broke through just before the break, to score in a seventh consecutive league game, and almost set up a second just after for Aaron Ramsey, but the Welsh international rattled the post.

Andreas Cornelius scored with a towering header to get seventh-placed Parma back level ten minutes after the break.

But the visitors hardly had time to celebrate when Ronaldo broke through again after latching onto a Paulo Dybala cross for his 11th goal in seven games to bring his league tally this season to 16. Start forecasting your mid-week games now on NaijaBet

The eight-time reigning champions have a four-point cushion on Inter, who have won only two of their last six league games, and are now also under threat from Lazio, who are just two points behind with a game in hand after hammering Sampdoria 5-1 on Saturday.

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Premier League Match Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester United

Liverpool will undoubtedly see this game as one of the biggest potential roadblocks to an unbeaten season, having had trouble negotiating Manchester United in the past despite their regression in recent years.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be cursing his own decision to bring on Marcus Rashford in midweek, with the striker’s fitness this weekend pivotal to a potential upset.

Regardless, a well rested Liverpool side should be considered strong favourites on home soil to continue what is becoming a stroll to the Premier League title.

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Liverpool- Jurgen Klopp should see welcome back defensive reinforcements in the coming weeks, with Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and, crucially, Fabinho all back in training.

The match with Manchester United is still likely to come too soon for any of the three to start, while Naby Keita and James Milner are out. To win big start forecasting your weekend games now

Options in midfield remain somewhat limited, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana and Takumi Minamino vying for a place alongside Jordan Henderson and Gigi Wijnaldum.

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Barca’s new Coach arrival sets clash of identities against Real

Barcelona’s appointment of Quique Setien, a fervent disciple of Johan Cruyff, came the day after Zinedine Zidane won his ninth final out of nine as coach of Real Madrid.

With both teams level on points at the top of La Liga, Spain’s closest title race in years will be as much a contest of identity and beliefs as points won and lost.

Real Madrid, the club that defines itself by winning, against Barcelona, where winning is seen as the result of something more profound, a style heralded by Cruyff that has become their footballing philosophy.

Atletico Madrid and Sevilla, both five points behind, are still in touch but playing catch-up.

Setien once said he would have given his little finger to play under Cruyff. Now, 34 years later, he has the chance to resuscitate those ideals after two years under Ernesto Valverde when pragmatism took a greater hold.

Barca’s new coach is not well-known outside of Spain and, at 61, he may be in the twilight years of his career. Start forecasting your Weekend Games Now

“For me this is the pinnacle,” he said at his unveiling on Tuesday.

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Mbappe hits 20th goal of the season as PSG sink Monaco

Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take his season tally to 20 as the French World Cup winner shone in a 4-1 rout of his former club Monaco on Wednesday.

The victory kept PSG eight points clear at the top.

They also registered their 50th goal of the league campaign from 20 matches.

Monaco came away from PSG with a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw in the capital last weekend but they posed no similar threat just three days later.

Mbappe was on target in the 24th and 90th minutes with Neymar tucking away a penalty in first-half stoppage time.

Pablo Sarabia added another in the 73rd minute, just seconds after coming on as a substitute.

Ibrahima Bakayoko grabbed a late consolation for Monaco, beating the impressive Kaylor Navas in goal. Place bet on Live Games 24/7 on NaijaBet

“In every area, we were better than Sunday,” said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel.

“It’s a deserved victory, we had lots of possession.”

Tuchel fielded his ‘Fab Four’ attacking stars in Mbappe, Neymar, Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria.

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30 Top clubs in Europe earn as much as other 682 – UEFA

Thirty of Europe’s top-flight clubs earned almost as much revenue as the other 682 combined in 2018 as the riches generated by the sport continued to be concentrated in the hands of a few, according to a Uefa report published on Thursday.

European soccer’s ruling body said in its annual Club Footballing Landscape report that the 712 top-flight clubs in Europe’s 55 leagues earned a record 21 billion euros of combined income in the 2018 financial year, a 20 percent increase on the year before.

However, Uefa said the proportion of this generated by Europe’s five biggest leagues – England, Germany, Spain, France and Italy – reached a record high of 75 percent with 49 percent going to only 30 clubs.

Meanwhile, revenue growth was three times higher among the biggest 30 clubs than the rest, indicating that the gap is continuing to grow.

“The report highlights a number of threats to continued European football stability and success,” said Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin in his introduction. Place bet on Live Events 24/7 on NaijaBet

“These include the risks of globalisation-fuelled revenue polarisation, of a fragmenting media landscape, and of cases of overdependence on transfer activity revenue.”

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Hakan Sukur, Former Turkey star ended up in the US as a taxi driver

Hakan Sukur is Turkey’s greatest ever goalscorer and once one of Europe’s most prolific strikers. A legend.

So, how did he end up driving taxis and selling books for a living in the US, in exile from his home country?

According to an interview with German newspaper, Welt am Sonntag, the 48-year-old former striker’s life has taken an unusual and troubling turn since retiring from football in 2008.

He claims that a rift with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has exposed him to death threats, false accusations and lack of access to funds.

‘I have nothing left, Erdogan took everything: my right to liberty, freedom of expression and right to work,” he told the paper. Place bet on Live Event 24/7

Sukur scored 51 goals in 112 appearances for Turkey between 1992 and 2007. He was part of the Turkish side that finished third at the 2002 World Cup.

The former Blackburn player spent the majority of his career at Galatasaray and is the all-time leading goalscorer in the Super Lig – the Turkish top flight.

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Tottenham & Newcastle cruise to FA Cup fourth round.

Tottenham edged into the FA Cup fourth round as Giovani Lo Celso bagged a rare goal in their 2-1 win over Middlesbrough, while much-maligned Newcastle striker Joelinton scored for the first time since August in a victory against Rochdale on Tuesday.

Jose Mourinho’s side almost killed off second-tier Middlesbrough within the first 15 minutes of the third round replay at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Lo Celso, on loan from Real Betis, got Tottenham up and running with only his second goal of the season and his first since a Champions League strike against Red Star Belgrade in November.

It was an encouraging moment for the Argentine midfielder, who has endured a difficult season in north London.

Tottenham needed a Lucas Moura equaliser at the Riverside Stadium to avoid a shock exit in the 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough earlier this month. Don’t miss today’s FA CUP games on NaijaBet

But Mourinho still made five changes from last weekend’s defeat against Liverpool, with Christian Eriksen, linked with a January move to Inter Milan, starting despite the Dane’s form being affected by the transfer talk.

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Pepe Reina returns to Premier Leagu on loan from AC Milan

Aston Villa announced on Monday they had signed former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on loan from AC Milan for the rest of the season.

Villa boss Dean Smith moved for Reina after the struggling Premier League club’s first-choice keeper Tom Heaton was ruled out for the rest of the campaign.

Heaton suffered a knee injury against Burnley on New Year’s Day and Jed Steer, who featured during Villa’s promotion from the Championship last season, is also out through injury.

“We’ve managed to secure a player in Pepe who has a wealth of Premier League experience,” Smith told Villa’s website.

“At the start of the summer we were looking for an experienced goalkeeper and brought in Tom Heaton. Place bet on Live Event 24/7 on NaijaBet

“Unfortunately, his injury has ruled him out for the rest of the season but Pepe fits our criteria not just because of his experience but also because of his leadership qualities.”

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Simeone praises Real’s Valverde for cynical foul on Morata

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde earned unlikely praise from Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone for a deliberate foul that denied Atletico a late scoring chance and potentially cost them Sunday’s Super Cup final.

The final, which Real won 4-1 on penalties, was goalless with five minutes left of extra time when Atletico forward Alvaro Morata raced towards goal with a glorious chance to score.

He was brought down, however, outside the box by a sliding Valverde, who was shown a straight red card for the lunge on the striker.

Real survived the remaining minutes as the game ended 0-0 and they scored all their spot-kicks to become the first side to win the Super Cup since it was turned into a four-team event and transported to Saudi Arabia.

Uruguay international Valverde meanwhile was named Man of the Match despite – or perhaps because of – his cynical foul. Make cool cash with virtual games on NaijaBet

“It was the most important moment of the match because if the play had continued it could possibly have led to a goal,” said Simeone, who consoled Valverde as he walked off the pitch following the red card.

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Aguero makes history as Man City sink Villa with six goals

Sergio Aguero became the Premier League’s top scoring foreign player with a hat-trick as Manchester City thrashed Aston Villa 6-1 to move ahead of Leicester into second in the table.

It may be too late to salvage City’s defence of the Premier League title as they remain 14 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool, who also have a game in hand, but led by Aguero the champions showed they will not give up the chase.

An injury-hit Villa were blown away by three goals in 10 first-half minutes as Riyad Mahrez struck twice before Aguero’s blast into the top corner from long range.

Gabriel Jesus added a fourth before halftime and Aguero added two more in the second half to surpass Thierry Henry as the top scoring overseas player in Premier League history with 177 goals.

City boss Pep Guardiola could afford the luxury of recalling Jesus and Aguero among six changes to the side that also outclassed Manchester United in midweek to put one foot in the final of the League Cup. Start placing bet on Live Matches 24/7 on NaijaBet

Villa could be their opponents at Wembley on March 1 as they held Leicester 1-1 in the first leg of their semifinal on Wednesday, but on this evidence they would be powerless to stop City lifting the trophy for a third straight season.

In stark contrast to the attacking options available to Guardiola, Dean Smith did not have a fit striker to choose from with Wesley ruled out for the remainder of the season, so midfielders Anwar El Ghazi and Jack Grealish were forced to deputise as front men.

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Premier League Match Preview: Tottenham vs Liverpool

Tottenham have been poor of late, winning just one of their last five matches in all competitions. They had to come from behind to rescue their FA Cup tie at Middlesbrough and their recent record against Liverpool is thoroughly underwhelming.

The Reds, meanwhile, are unbeaten in 37 league matches and have won 11 of their last 12 in all competitions, with the sole blip on the record coming in their Carabao Cup defeat at Aston Villa. Having kept a clean sheet in their last five league matches, Liverpool have the means to shut out a Tottenham side without star striker Harry Kane.

Spurs may have lost only two home league matches this season, but a rampant Liverpool side are backed to come away with all three points.

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Tottenham- Moussa Sissoko has been ruled out until April following knee surgery and joins Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies and Tanguy Ndombele on the sidelines.

Jan Vertonghen could start at left-back here should Jose Mourinho elect to revert to a 4-2-3-1 system, though Ryan Sessegnon is an option for the Spurs boss. Danny Rose is also hopeful of coming into contention of facing the league leaders. Bet Now on NaijaBet

Erik Lamela is in contention for a first start since October with Son Heung-Min set to start in attack.

Liverpool– Nathaniel Clyne, Fabinho, James Milner and Naby Keita all miss the trip to Tottenham.

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Lukaku must be on Top against free-scoring Atalanta – Conte

Antonio Conte will be counting on Inter Milan strike duo Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez in Saturday’s Serie A clash against free-scoring Atalanta to keep ahead of champions Juventus who travel to Roma.

Both eight-time holders Juventus and Inter Milan are top of the Italian league table on 45 points after 18 games, with Conte’s side ahead on goal difference.

“I’ve always said Romelu was a rough diamond that needed polishing. Lautaro Martinez is the same,” said Conte.

Inter and fifth-placed Atalanta have had the most potent attacks so far this season in Serie A, setting the scene for a potential goal-fest in the San Siro.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta are 11 points off the leaders but coming off back-to-back league wins with ten goals scored – a 5-0 scoreline against both AC Milan and Parma. Boosted odds is available on NaijaBet for this Weekend games

Gasperini coached Inter for five winless games before being sacked in 2011. But he has transformed the Bergamo side who finished third last season.

They have scored 48 goals so far this season and another on Saturday would see them become the most prolific team in Serie A in the past 60 years.

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Atletico defeat Barca to set up Super Cup final against Real Madrid

Lionel Messi said Barcelona were guilty of playing like children on Thursday after Atletico Madrid staged a thrilling comeback to beat them 3-2 and set up a Spanish Super Cup final against Real Madrid.

Barca looked on course for a Sunday showdown against Real when they led 2-1 with nine minutes left but instead it will be a Madrid derby in Saudi Arabia to decide who lifts the trophy.

“It’s a shame because we switched off for a few moments and made children’s mistakes,” Messi said. “We should have closed out the match.

“It’s a blow for us, especially as we were the better team. Our mistakes cost us dearly.”

All five goals were scored during a wild second half in Jeddah that began with Koke putting Atletico in front, just 21 seconds after coming on as a substitute at the interval. Start forecasting weekend games Now on NaijaBet

Goals from Messi and Antoine Griezmann turned the game on its head, only for Atletico to hit back with a late double, Alvaro Morata converting a penalty in the 81st minute before Angel Correa found a winner in the 86th.

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Mane beat Salah & Mahrez to African Footballer of the Year.

Liverpool star Sadio Mane was crowned on Tuesday as Africa’s 2019 Player of the Year for the first time at an awards gala in Egypt.

The 27-year old Senegalese striker was up against his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian who won the award the last two years, and Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City.

“I am really happy and at the same time I am really proud to win this award,” said Mane at the ceremony organised by the Confederation of African Football in the Egyptian Red Sea city of Hurghada.

“It’s a big day for me.”

Mane became the second star from Senegal to be named African Player of the Year after El Hadji Diouf, who was the continent’s best player in 2001 and 2002.

He scored 34 goals and produced 12 assists in 61 appearances in 2019, according to CAF statistics. Place bet on Virtual Games 24/7 on NaijaBet

Salah’s tally stood at 26 goals and 10 assists in 55 matches while Mahrez accounted for 14 goals and 18 assists in 48 games last year.

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Injuries hit Madrid ahead of Spanish Super Cup

Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale will miss the Spanish Super Cup after Real Madrid announced on Monday that both players were out with fitness problems.

Benzema has a hamstring injury while Madrid said Bale has been “diagnosed with an infection in the upper respiratory tract”.

The duo will not travel to Saudi Arabia, where Madrid face Valencia in the semi-finals of a revised four-team tournament on Wednesday, after being left out of a squad list released by the club on Monday.

The winner will face either Barcelona or Atletico Madrid in the final in Jeddah on Sunday. Place bet on Live Matches 24/7 on NaijaBet

Real coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday that he will also be without Eden Hazard as the Belgian has failed to recover from an ankle fracture.

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Carling Cup Match Preview: Manchester United vs Manchester City

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 13 home games in all competitions, last losing at Old Trafford in August.

Manchester City will be out to avenge their 2-1 defeat at home to Manchester United at the start of December.

City have won the last two matches between the two sides at Old Trafford.

United’s absences in midfield makes City overwhelming favourites despite the outcome of their meeting earlier in the season.

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Manchester United- Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard missed Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie with Wolves through illness and both remain doubts here.

Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba remain sidelined for Manchester United and that is a crushing blow ahead of their Carabao Cup first leg on Tuesday. Bet Now on NaijaBet

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also revealed Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire are doubts. The latter played through the pain in Saturday’s draw with Wolves. Brandon Williams or Ashley Young are on standby to replace Shaw here.

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Enyimba sack coach Abdallah ahead crucial CAF clash

Nigerian title holders Enyimba sacked coach Usman Abdallah on Monday ahead of this weekend’s crucial CAF Confederation Cup Group D match against Paradou from Algeria.

Enyimba announced Abdallah was dismissed following a run of poor results that saw them slip to 13th in the league after a 4-0 thrashing by leaders Plateau United on Sunday.

“This is not a decision we have taken lightly, nor in haste,” Enyimba chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu said.

“Results and performances since the start of this season have been very unimpressive and the club must take action to forestall further setbacks.” Latest CAF odds are available on NaijaBet

Enyimba are third in Group D of the second-tier Confederation Cup with three points from as many matches.

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Solskjaer wants Lingard back to his best after social media Cut off

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Jesse Lingard has toned down his social media activity in order to recapture his best form in the second half of the campaign.

Lingard failed to score or assist in the Premier League in 2019 calendar year and has lost his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of this year’s European Championship.

“Jesse has had his ups and downs as I’ve spoken about before,” Solskjaer told a news conference ahead of United’s League Cup semifinal first leg against Manchester City on Tuesday.

“We want him back scoring goals and making assists. There’s no one who runs as much, he’s great trigger for us in the pressing, he’s a lively, bubbly character.”

Lingard recently said in an interview with the Daily Mail that he feared for his United future after posting a bizarre video on social media with teammate Marcus Rashford in the close season. Place bet on today’s SerieA games on NaijaBet

Solskjaer had reprimanded the midfielder for his conduct and said it was important to speak to players about how they portray themselves online.

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Captain Rooney makes winning debut with Derby

Wayne Rooney enjoyed a winning debut with Derby as the former Manchester United star helped his Championship side to a 2-1 win against Barnsley on Thursday.

Rooney was named Derby captain for his first appearance since agreeing to join the second tier club back in August.

United and England’s record goalscorer had been training, coaching and sitting in the dugout at Derby matches for several weeks, but Thursday was the first time he had been eligible to play following his departure from Major League Soccer side DC United.

The 34-year-old, included at the expense of the suspended Krystian Bielik in the only change made by Derby boss Phillip Cocu, played the full match, despite it being his first competitive game since October.

He set up the opening goal for Jack Marriott and was involved in Derby’s second goal, providing a pin-point diagonal pass to Andre Wisdom, whose low cross was turned home by Martyn Waghorn. Start forecasting your Weekend games Now

Elliot Simoes had equalised for Barnsley, but struggling visitors couldn’t ruin Rooney’s return to English football.

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Jesus Gabriel shine again as Man City succeed without Aguero

Gabriel Jesus showed that he could become Sergio Aguero’s long-term successor after he scored twice to inspire a nervy Manchester City to victory over Everton in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Aguero gave City their finest moment – the spectacular last-gasp winner against Queens Park Rangers in 2012 that earned the club the most dramatic of Premier League titles – but their all-time top goalscorer cannot go on forever.

The 31-year-old has long stated his desire to return to his native Argentina to finish his career, and he may elect to say farewell to English football when his current deal ends in 2021.

Replacing a fan favourite who has been so pivotal to everything that City have achieved in recent years was never going to be easy, but Brazilian Jesus has so far performed impressively.

The 22-year-old joined in January 2017 and even though his game-time has been limited due to Aguero’s form, Jesus has shown remarkable consistency. Place bet on Live Matches 24/7 on NaijaBet

Jesus has been directly involved in 69 goals in his 75 starts for Manchester City in all competitions, scoring 53 and assisting 16.

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Premier League Match Preview: Arsenal vs Manchester United

Arsenal lost 2-1 at home to Chelsea on Sunday after conceding twice in the last seven minutes. Mikel Arteta has failed to win his opening two matches in charge of Arsenal.

Manchester United recorded an impressive 2-0 win away to Burnley on Saturday. The Red Devils kept their first clean sheet in the league since September in the process.

United have won two of their last three matches away to Arsenal, though did lose 2-0 to the Gunners last time out at the Emirates. Nevertheless, they have the momentum heading into their New Year’s Day encounter.

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Arsenal-Reiss Nelson has started Mikel Arteta’s first two league matches in charge of Arsenal, leaving club-record signing Nicolas Pepe on the bench.

Calum Chambers limped off against Chelsea with a knee injury and may play no part here. Shkodran Mustafi could get the nod if Sokratis does not recover from his own injury in time. Bet Now on NaijaBet

Arteta will hope to have Granit Xhaka available after the midfielder missed the defeat to Chelsea on Sunday through illness.

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38-year-old Ibrahimovic set for AC Milan presentation on January

Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be officially presented as an AC Milan player on January 3, the Italian club confirmed on Monday.

Ibrahimovic returns to the side on a six-month deal, promising to help rescue the struggling Serie A outfit’s season.

The 38-year-old will undergo his medical on Thursday, January 2 and will hold his first press conference the following day.

“AC Milan announces that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s press conference is scheduled for Friday January 3rd at Casa Milan at 10 am local time,” they said in a statement.

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It will mark the Swede’s second stint with Milan, seven years after he left for Paris Saint-Germain.

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