Coronavirus: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta opens up on illness

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has pleaded with the public to help the NHS by staying at home after confirming that he is feeling “completely recovered” following a positive test for the coronavirus.   Arteta tested positive for the virus on March 12, with his diagnosis hastening a suspension on top-level English football, which will remain in pace until at least April 30 due to the ongoing pandemic. The 37-year-old Spaniard positive test was

Everton make offer for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes

Everton are one of four clubs to have made an offer for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes. Another unnamed English club and two Italian sides have also had offers accepted by the Ligue 1 side and it is expected the deal could be finalised in the next 10 days, ready for next season. Who wins all-time top-flight race? Everton transfer rumours The 22-year-old joined Lille from Brazilian side Avai in 2017

Nani: I taught Cristiano Ronaldo everything! Manchester United cult hero names dream five-a-side

Nani has named former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo in his dream five-a-side team and jokingly claimed to have taught him everything. The Portuguese winger’s selection for his fantasy squad – named on a video on the Major League Soccer Instagram account – included three players with whom he shared the Manchester United dressing room. Nani named David de Gea in goal and Paul Scholes among his outfield picks, with fellow countrymen

Why Cesc Fabregas left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2011

Cesc Fabregas says he left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2011 for a number of reasons, including his relationship with some former team-mates, pressure on winning trophies and the club’s lack of recruitment. Fabregas joined Arsenal from Barca as a 15-year-old in 2003 and went on to make 303 appearances across all competitions before returning to the Nou Camp, where he then joined Chelsea, and now plays for Monaco in Ligue

Sam Allardyce feels for Liverpool but thinks Premier League season won't finish

Former England boss Sam Allardyce believes the season will have to be cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic, even though it will be “very sad” for Liverpool. The Premier League are set to resume talks about the impact of the pandemic at its next clubs meeting on April 3, with all elite football in the UK currently postponed until at least April 30. But after Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Odion Ighalo set for Manchester United loan extension

Odion Ighalo’s loan deal with Manchester United ends on May 31 and it will likely be extended to June 30 due to the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Ighalo’s parent club, Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, expect the player to return after his loan stay at Old Trafford finishes. The 30-year-old joined up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad for the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign in January, having made a transfer deadline

MNF Retro: Why Liverpool failed to progress in early 2000s

Liverpool failed to challenge seriously for Premier League titles in the early 2000s because of their transfer policy, insist Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville. In a special edition of Monday Night Football, both Carragher and Neville looked back on Liverpool’s 4-3 defeat by Leeds in November 2000, a season where Gerard Houllier’s side in fact won three trophies: the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup. Though Neville admits he

Slaven Bilic interview: West Brom boss on Championship adventure

Slaven Bilic had offers from all over the world last summer but he chose West Bromwich Albion. His return to English football was styled as unfinished business. The man himself spoke of the Championship being on his bucket list. That is not how everyone, West Brom included, sees England’s second tier. It is a league most are in a hurry to leave. Bilic looks set to do just that if

Arsenal ace Granit Xhaka pranks baby daughter in funny lemon tasting clip

Arsenal star Granit Xhaka provided some amusing content for his followers by tricking his baby daughter into eating some fresh lemon and filming her baffled reaction to tasting the sour fruit. Using the app TikTok, the midfield ace shared the clip of baby Anabel, who was born last October. Xhaka's wife Leonita doesn't seem to be around as the Switzerland international decides to test his little one's tastebuds. Anabel's reaction

Coronavirus: Portsmouth's James Bolton, Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett test positive

Portsmouth players James Bolton, Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett have tested positive for coronavirus. The three players are now self-isolating in line with government advice. The Debate: How are EFL clubs coping? Coronavirus latest All Portsmouth players and first-team staff were tested on Monday, two weeks after they faced Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus 11 days later.