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Ainsley Maitland-Niles details how Mikel Arteta convinced him to stay at Arsenal

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has revealed Mikel Arteta convinced him to stay at Arsenal this summer by convincing he had much more to give for the Gunners. Maitland-Niles was the subject of a bid from Wolves believed to be around £20million, and there was much speculation that he could leave the Emirates to raise funds for Arteta's squad revamp. However, the manager always wanted him to stay, showing his faith in the

Maitland-Niles credits Arteta for his decision to stay at Arsenal

‘There was never a rocky relationship between us’: Ainsley Maitland-Niles credits Mikel Arteta for his decision to stay at Arsenal this summer and his rise into the England team Maitland-Niles has revealed that Arteta played a key role in keeping him at club  The 23-year-old was linked with summer move to Manchester United and Wolves He made his England debut last month after impressive displays for the Gunners Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Fernandinho facing 'four or six weeks out', reveals Guardiola

Captain Fernandinho facing ‘four or six weeks out’, reveals Pep Guardiola as injuries mount up with Nathan Ake also joining long list of absentees for Manchester City Fernandinho facing up to six weeks out of action after suffering a groin injury Midfielder limped off in injury-time after coming on as a 85th-minute substitute  Nathan Ake suffered a groin injury in the hours before the 3-1 victory over Porto Manchester City

Rio Ferdinand singles out 'top operator' in Liverpool's win over Ajax

Rio Ferdinand has praised Fabinho’s performance as a stand-in centre-back for Liverpool in their 1-0 victory over Ajax in the Champions League – though says the key now will be to maintain his form. The Brazilian was drafted in to play alongside Joe Gomez following the injury sustained by Virgil van Dijk in the Merseyside derby at the weekend – with the Dutchman not expected to play again this season

Watford 3-1 Blackburn: Hornets cruise to victory

Report and highlights from the Sky Bet Championship clash at Vicarage Road Wednesday 21 October 2020 22:14, UK Darragh Lenihan’s own goal helped Watford to a 3-1 win over Blackburn that lifted them to third in the Championship table. The Hornets took control with two goals in quick succession early in the first half from Joao Pedro and Tom Cleverley. Ben Brereton’s fine strike reduced the arrears before the half-hour

Real Madrid begin Champions League campaign with dismal Shakhtar defeat

Real Madrid fell to a shock 3-2 defeat at home to an under-strength Shakhtar Donetsk in a stunning Champions League upset. Shakhtar had to field a weakened team as a result of coronavirus cases, but the Ukrainian underdogs tore Real to shreds as they raced into a 3-0 lead in an incredible first half. Luka Modric and Vinicius Junior pulled goals back after the break but they were unable to

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola 'surprised' by flop and issues instruction to Blues star

Kepa Arrizabalaga has lost his place as Chelsea’s number one after Frank Lampard brought in Edouard Mendy at the end of the summer transfer window. Blues legend Gianfranco Zola has offered the Spaniard some advice though if he wants to fight for his place back. Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has revealed he has been surprised by Kepa Arrizabalaga’s poor form since joining the Blues. Spanish stopper Kepa has been subject

Ajax vs Liverpool - Champions League: Live score, lineups and updates

LIVE: Ajax vs Liverpool – Curtis Jones STARTS for Jurgen Klopp’s injury-hit side… with captain Jordan Henderson on the bench for Champions League opener in Amsterdam Ajax host Liverpool at the Johan Cruyff Arena in the Champions League at 8pm UK viewers can watch all the action from Amsterdam live on BT Sport 2  Ajax: Onana, Mazraoui, Schuurs, Martinez, Tagliafico, Klaassen, Blind, Gravenberch, Neres, Tadic, Kudus  Liverpool: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho,

PSG striker Kylian Mbappe backs Man Utd star to have 'another big season'

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has backed compatriot Anthony Martial to reproduce his impressive form of last season at Manchester United. The Frenchman was handed the No.9 role at Old Trafford after the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan last summer. Martial netted 17 Premier League goals as United secured a fourth-placed finish, which represented the forward’s highest tally since joining the club in 2015. The new campaign hasn’t

Ajax vs Liverpool LIVE: Confirmed team news and Champions League score updates

Ajax vs Liverpool – Champions League LIVE -Kick-off is at 8pm Team news Ajax: Onana, Schuurs, Klaassen, Neres, Gravenberch, Tadic, Mazraoui, Blind, Kudus, Martinez, Tagliafico Subs: Stekelenburg, Kotarski, Alvarez, Klaiber, Huntelaar, Promes, Ekkelenkamp, Labyad, Traore Liverpool: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Gomez, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Milner, Mane, Salah, Firmino Subs: Kelleher, Jaros, Henderson, Minamino, Jota, Shaqiri, Origi, R. Williams, Cain, N. Williams Match preview Liverpool are without both Virgil van Dijk and