ARSENAL INJURY CRISIS WORSENS AS SOKRATIS IS RULED OUT FOR A MONTH

Arsenal have released a statement revealing they will be without defender Sokratis papastatopolusfor up to a month, while captain Laurent Koscielny is being monitored, after suffering a suspected broken jaw in their fa cup fourth round defeat by Manchester united.

The Gunners face an injury crisis as they have only one fit central defender. Sokratis was replaced in the22nd minute of play, after he twisted is ankle, while Koscielnytangled with Manchester United’s lukaku and took a blow to the face,which led to a eight-minute break in the match as the France international had to be treated,he was replaced in the 64th minute.
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Former Arsenal Player Robert Pires Admires The Young Talent

Robert Pires, a former player of Arsenal was prominent for his tactics and strategy. He had given some great moments of celebrations to his team. He was star player of the Arsenal and was also known as “invincible” for his exceptional performance on the field. Although he has retired from professional football he still remains in headlines for his analysis of the players. Recently he expressed his views on some of the players of Arsenal and admired the young guns who are at present playing for the team. He believes that Arsenal have some outstanding and exceptional talents in their team and he said he is very impressed by the trio of young midfielders of Arsenal who have contributed in this season and they are Emile Smith Rowe, Matteo Guendouzi and Reiss Nelson.

The 45-year-old aficionado specifically highlighted the outstanding performance of Nelson in a match played at the Hoffenheim and believes that the youngster is a force to reckon with and he can put his experience by practicing at the Emirates in the next season when he will make a comeback from his loan spell.
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Bernd Leno Says Tactical Improvements Of Arsenal Under Unai Emery Suggest “Good Season” Coming

Bernd Leno has honored the progress made by Arsenal in a few weeks after Unai Emery’s side produced their most complete performance of the season against Liverpool. Arsenal goalkeeper said 1-1 of Saturday draw was the result of the confidence that Emery has given the team during this 14-match untreated race. Leno also added that he is motivated by his competition with Petr Cech, saying that “no one is sure” as he seems to hold onto the target position.

Asked if the performance against Liverpool was the best display of team of the campaign, Leno said: “Fulham’s 5-1 win was very good, but Liverpool is a big team. We controlled the game. “I think we had more chances than them and yes, maybe you can say it was the best first half game this season. I think we saw that we can play our way against big teams. We played out of the back. We played the ball with passengers from behind and that’s the way we want to play.
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Emery on the Premier League

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery said that the Premier League is a difficult competition and that the best players and the best managers are in England. He said that it is very different from Spain and France where he has previously managed.

He said that in their last game Arsenal has played a strong team in Everton and that they have a good manager as well as some good players even if they are not competing for the title. He said that it is very difficult to win a competition such as the Premier League and that you should always be at your best if you want to succeed.
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SMALL BUT MIGHTY TRANSFERS IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

In a time where clubs are scrambling to complete talks before the window closes, we remind you that there have been low profile transfers that have gone ahead to define an era in the Premier League.

An obvious mention in this list would be Peter Schmeichel. The goalie moved to the club in 1991 in a deal worth less than £600,000 from Brondby. He went on to have a remarkable time at Euro 1992 with Denmark, and grew into a major force at the club. He helped United win several titles, including the treble in 1999.
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OSPINA TO MOVE TO TURKEY

Arsenal second choice keeper David Ospina is set to exit the club following the arrival of Bernd Leno. Leno joined from German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for £19 million this summer. Leno is the expected long term keeper for the Premier League side as the Gunners gradually phase out 36-year old Petr Cech.

The Columbia international has been linked to several sides but the latest reports claim he is on the move to Turkey. Super Lig giants Besiktas are the most likely side to get his signature.
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