Shaw progress clear to see Even in the weeks before Luke Shaw’s hamstring injury in November, he was United’s best defender. His man-of-the-match performance at Anfield summed up his progression this season: dominant and constantly harrying Mohamed Salah at one end – according to Graeme Souness, he handled the Egyptian better than any defender he’s seen – and creating more than any other United player at the other. His passing
Mikel Arteta gave an update on Mesut Ozil's transfer to Fenerbahce after Arsenal's 3-0 win over Newcastle United. Arteta's young guns were instrumental in lifting Arsenal into the top half of the Premier League table, with Emile Smith Rowe setting up Bukayo Saka for the second goal. At the same time, the Gunners were preparing to say goodbye to the old guard, with Mesut Ozil in Turkey finalising his move.
Mikel Arteta believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “very close” to rediscovering his best form. Gunners captain Aubameyang, 31, has endured a frustrating season with just three goals in 16 Premier League games and his form dipped badly during Arsenal ’s dismal run before Christmas. But Arteta believes he can now see signs that Arsenal’s talisman and former Golden Boot winner is returning to his goalscoring ways in time for the second
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has written to clubs to stress the importance of adhering to strengthened coronavirus protocols. Masters warned that clubs should prepare for more matches to be postponed or rearranged at short notice – as the PA news agency understands coronavirus-hit Aston Villa are in discussions about the potential rescheduling of Sunday’s visit of Everton. “It is already clear that we must do all we can
Don’t wait 30 years – sign up for our daily football email newsletter today! West Ham are keeping tabs on Eddie Nketiah’s situation at Arsenal ahead of a potential move. The young striker is on David Moyes’ radar as he searches for a new goalscorer at the London Stadium. Across the capital, Nketiah is in need of more regular game time. The 21-year-old has not been prioritised by Mikel Arteta
‘When you’re in the public eye, you know your responsibility’: Troy Deeney insists Premier League stars ‘know better’ than to break strict Covid-19 lockdown rules after Spurs stars and Benjamin Mendy flouted restrictions over Christmas and New Year Troy Deeney has criticised players who broke restrictions over the festive period A number of players from Premier League clubs were pictured at gatherings Speaking on talkSport, the Watford player says players
City finding their groove, but are they favourites? Such is the bizarre nature of this Premier League season, Manchester City are fifth after 15 games, yet are now the bookies’ favourites to win the title. That’s without particularly playing well this season, and with reduced firepower. It’s easy to be dazzled by Pep Guardiola’s side when they’re in the sort of mood that saw them breeze past Chelsea at Stamford
Fulham’s Premier League match at Burnley on Sunday has been postponed because of further positive coronavirus cases at the west London club. It is the second match involving Fulham to be postponed this week, after Wednesday’s game at Tottenham was called off just hours before kick-off. The Premier League made the decision to postpone the match against Spurs after Fulham requested for it to be rearranged following “a significant
Son Heung-Min One of the few benefits of Tottenham’s meeting with Fulham being postponed is that Jose Mourinho’s side will be well rested for the visit of Leeds in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, which is a fixture we’ve had our eye on for a while. Leeds’ defence is the second-worst in the top flight and Marcelo Bielsa will be sure to give up space, making this a prime fixture for Son.
The Premier League has no intention of imposing a deadline over when to postpone games due to outbreaks of coronavirus, despite criticism over late decisions to rearrange two matches in three days. Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho expressed his frustration as his side did not know whether their match against Fulham would go ahead four hours before kick-off on Wednesday. Mourinho posted on Instagram: “Match at 6pm… We still don’t