Van Gaal plays down Di Maria injury worries

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has insisted that Angel di Maria was replaced as a precautionary measure, rather than because he was injured. The Argentinean winger made his Premier League debut against Premier League new boys Burnley following his British record transfer from Real Madrid. But the £60 million winger hobbled off the field […]

Arturo Vidal’s agent was in Verona on Saturday, but it wasn’t to discuss a Man United move [GdS]

Gazzetta Dello Sport have cleared up a sighting of Arturo Vidal’s agent during Juventus’ 1-0 win over Chievo on Saturday night in Serie A. Fernando Felicevich was spotted in the crowd in Verona, leaving many to wonder whether the Chilean’s representative may have been present to discuss the ongoing pursuit of Man United to land the sought-after midfielder. […]

Leicester Preview, Is Loic The Remy-dy & More

Morning all, Premier League football makes a fleeting return before the international break as Arsenal travel to Leicester City. A win would see the first segment of the season end with third place secured, depending on the outcome of Liverpool’s visit to White Hart Lane. What should we construe for the remaining weeks following yesterday’s […]

Pellegrini insists Spanish ace is staying put

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has insisted that the club will not be selling striker Alvaro Negredo before the transfer window slams shut. Rumours had suggested that the striker was wanted by various clubs across Europe, including Spanish giants Real Madrid. And although Pellegrini acknowledged that there had been enquiries about the Spaniard from abroad, […]

Denis Hill-Wood Interview, 1979

Here’s an interview with Denis Hill-Wood from the Arsenal programme at the start of the 1979-80 season. There were some similarities with the situation Arsenal are currently in, having just won the FA Cup, their first trophy for eight years. If DH-W’s words teach us anything it’s that the more football changes, the more it…

Arsenal make new £15.8m offer for Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Arsenal are reportedly confident of signing Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos after launching an improved bid for the player, according to reports in the Metro. The Greek international has now fallen down the pecking order following the recovery of first-choice defender Neven Subotic who missed the most of last season through injury, and will now partner new Dortmund captain Mats […]

Bayer Leverkusen 4 – Hertha Berlin 2 [Official highlights]

Bayer Leverkusen twice came from behind to beat Hertha Berlin 4-2. Leverkusen youngster Tin Jedvaj put the ball into his own net in the first half, only to score at the right end shortly after the restart. Julian Schieber restored the visitors’ advantage against the run of play before Emir Spahic, substitute Julian Brandt and […]