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    CLASSIC football shirts are fashionable. Last summer, Euro 2020 fever gripped the nation, as millions of  football fans rocked their favourite retro jerseys. 21 Are any of these three classic kits crowned the best ever? And this season, up and down the country in the Premier League, we've seen fans in stands rocking old school jerseys of their teams rather than the more modern kits. But which shirt is the best football kit of all-time? BBC Sport went on a mission to find out just that, with the top 20 listed below. Check out who makes the cut, in reverse order, starting with...20. Mexico 1978 21 Cuellar and Sanchez sported big hair and clean-cut Levi's jerseys in 1978 Echoing colours from the Mexican flag, Levi's created this green, red and white masterpiece for the World Cup in 1978. The deep colours and the long sleeves contrasted the massive barnets of the likes of Leonardo Cuellar and Hugo Sanchez beautifully. A real blast from the past.19. Belgium 1984 21 Belgium wore a diamond-patterned jersey in 1984 Recently re-released by Adidas, the...
    THERE were six Premier League based Brazilians in the squad for Russia 2018. Four years later that number has doubled - and it could have gone even higher. Phillippe Coutinho is an old favourite of national team coach Tite. Despite a recent slump of form he may well have been on the plane had he not suffered his recent injury. He misses out to Everton Ribeiro, one of three domestically-based names in the list of 26. 4Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli was a surprise inclusion in Brazil's World Cup squadCredit: Getty 4EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists (outside the EU), club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images (+15 in extra time). No use to emulate moving images. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications/services. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Impey/Shutterstock (13610834bj) Gabriel Martinelli […]Credit: Rex Another who has not made the cut is Arsenal centre back Gabriel Magalhaes. He was part of the squad for a while, but never got out onto the pitch. When he was left...
    WHEN we think of the greatest footballers of all time, Ronaldinho certainly springs to mind. The Brazil legend, 42, enjoyed an illustrious career representing some of the biggest clubs in the world including Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. 12 Ronaldinho's all-time Champions League XI, revealed He also enjoyed a successful international career, winning the World Cup and the Copa America with Brazil. Ronaldinho's influence on the pitch led him to claim several individual accolades including two Fifa The Best Men's Player of the Year awards and the sought-after Ballon d'Or. And to celebrate his outstanding legacy, we've taken a look back at his favourite all-time Champions League XI. Picking the team back in 2015, the happy trickster couldn't resist a strong Brazilian flavour. Check out who makes the cut, and who doesn't, below - with only one of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi named... GK - Gianluigi Buffon 12 Gianluigi Buffon is the main man between the sticks for RonaldinhoCredit: EPA QUITE possibly the greatest goalkeeper of all-time, Buffon is still going - back at his boyhood club Parma...
    Arsenal defender Pablo Mari was 'stabbed and seriously hurt' in a supermarket in Italy tonight with one victim dying from their injuries. The incident allegedly took place in a Carrefour in the Milanofiori di Assago shopping centre at around 6.30pm. The 29-year-old, who currently plays for Monza, was one of six people attacked near Milan. Four men aged 28, 30, 40 and 80 were reportedly in a serious condition, with a cashier rushed to Rozzano, and one has since passed away. Two elderly women are said to be in a less serious condition, while Mari was airlifted to Niguarda Hospital and is conscious. He has received visits from the managing director of Monza, Adriano Galliani, and coach Raffaele Palladino. A 46-year-old man is believed to have picked up a knife from the shelves in the supermarket and then started randomly stabbing people.  He has been arrested and taken into police custody.  Mikel Arteta said: 'I just found out, I know Edu has been in touch with his family... he's in hospital, he seems to be ok. Hopefully he's ok.'  Arsenal defender Pablo Mari was...
    NICE lead the chase for Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk despite Premier League interest. The French side are willing to pay £25million plus extras for Mudryk but Shakhtar Donetsk want almost double. 2Mykhaylo Mudryk has attracted attention from across Europe with his performances for ShakhtarCredit: Getty 2Prem clubs were thought to be leading the race for Mudryk but Nice have stolen a marchCredit: Getty Brentford are the main English club in the hunt despite attempts by Shakhtar to get Everton and Newcastle revved up to join in. However the Bees and Co are waiting to see if Donetsk get through their Champions League group — with failure possibly lowering their sky-high valuation. Arsenal are another team who are said to share an interest in the winger, dubbed the 'Ukrainian Neymar'. The Gunners made a move for the winger towards the end of the window but failed in their attempts. READ MORE ON ARSENALARSENAL NEWS Gunners ready to 'pounce' on Locatelli, North London derby latest And Mudryk, 21, made no attempt to hide his excitement at the prospect of playing at the...
    BUKAYO SAKA and Eddie Nketiah are just two players that have made the transition from the Arsenal academy to the first team look easy in recent years. The Gunners also have the likes of Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe that have graduated from Hale End. 8Former Arsenal academy graduate Hector Bellerin and current star Eddie Nketiah made the transition to the first teamCredit: Guardian News & Media / Free to use by all titles in perpetuity under NMC agreement 8Chris Willock was tipped to shine at Arsenal after starring at youth levelCredit: Getty - Contributor Mikel Arteta has followed in the footsteps of George Graham, Arsene Wenger and even Unai Emery in putting his faith in the club's young players. But while a number of Arsenal academy graduates have gone on to become world class stars, others though have failed to live up to the hype. Here SunSport looks at seven Arsenal 'wonderkids' that ultimately failed to make the grade in North London. CHRIS WILLOCK Brother of now Newcastle ace Joe, the 24-year-old was tipped for great success after...
    ARSENAL reportedly face competition from FIVE clubs in the race to sign Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk in January. The 21-year-old is a man in demand following his stunning start to the season where he has caught the eye in the opening two Champions League matches. 1Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk could be on the move in JanuaryCredit: Getty He chipped in with a goal and two assists in the 4-1 victory over RB Leipzig, before he got on the score sheet in last week's 1-1 draw with Celtic. Arsenal know all too well about his qualities having tracked the forward - dubbed the 'Ukrainian Neymar' - in the summer. It was even said how the Gunners had agreed personal terms with the player, but a move failed to materialise. Mikel Arteta remains a huge admirer of Mudryk, with it understood the North London outfit will go back in for him in the New Year to provide competition for Gabriel Martinelli. READ MORE ON ARSENALTEEN SPIRIT Nwaneri joined Gunners at nine, before becoming the youngest ever Prem player Mudryk has...
    ARSENAL are reportedly in contract talks with three of their top young stars. Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba’s deals all expire in 2024. 2Arsenal are in contract talks with young stars Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo SakaCredit: Getty 2William Saliba is also in line for a new dealCredit: Getty And Mikel Arteta is keen to ensure his brightest talents stick around at the Emirates for a lot longer. Saka, 21, has been at Arsenal since 2008 and is a key figure in the side. 90min claims Manchester City and Real Madrid are both lining up bids for next summer. But Saka has already indicated he is ready to commit himself to a new deal with the Gunners. READ MORE ON ARSENALArsenal news Man City & Real Madrid 'in for' Saka, Mykhaylo Mudryk transfer boost Meanwhile, Martinelli has come on leaps and bounds in the past year to take ownership of Arsenal’s left flank. He already has three goals in six league games this term. And Arteta is prepared to hand Martinelli a huge pay rise to ward off interest...
    TURKISH football has seen an influx of talent this window, with many former Premier League stars being added to their ranks. But who makes the Super Lig's best XI? Well, SunSport will give you our answer to the question. 5Mesut Ozil joined the Super Lig last yearCredit: Getty 5Dele Alli will be hoping to get his career back on track at BesiktasCredit: Getty 5Juan Mata became a free agent after leaving Man United but has now joined GalatasaryCredit: EPA 5Mauro Icardi will want to prove he can still do the business up front after also joining GalatasarayCredit: Getty Goalkeeper: Fernando Muslera AT age 36 Fernando Muslera is one of the most experienced goalkeepers anywhere in Europe and his impressive performances for Uruguay alone make him warrant a place in this team. Muslera has a complete understanding of the goalkeeper role and he helped Galatasaray to 13 clean sheets in 36 games last season - the joint best for any Turkish team last season. Left centre-back: Romain Saiss FORMER Wolves defender Romain Saiss was always a reliable player for the...
    ARSENAL have confirmed their Europa League squad and it includes Marquinhos and three other potential debutants. The Gunners start their European adventure away to FC Zurich this Thursday. 2Arsenal fans are excited by the prospect of their new Brazilian wonderkid playing in the Europa LeagueCredit: Getty 2Marquinhos has been named in match day squads but hasn't seen action yetCredit: Getty The squad of 24 players was revealed on the official Uefa website on Monday. And Brazilian wonderkid Marquinhos, 19 - whose debut fans are eagerly anticipating - is named on the list. He made 33 first team appearances during his time with Sao Paulo and was a part of the squad which won the Compeonato Paulista in 2021. Mikel Arteta and Edu began tracking Marquinhos several months before the summer window, after being alerted to his exploits in the Brazilian Serie A. READ MORE ON ARSENALMan Utd news Arsenal win fallout, Glazers £3.75BILLION price tag After forking out around £3million to acquire his services, Arteta may finally hand him some minutes in the Europa League. Youngsters Matt Smith and James Hillson are also...
    NUNO TAVARES has slammed Arsenal for not including an option to make his Marseille loan move permanent. The let-back, 22, revealed he is happy at the French giants as he left in search of more game time. 1Nuno Tavares is enjoying himself at Marseille with three goals in six gamesCredit: AFP He has found that, featuring in all six league games - with Marseille also offering him to chance to play in the Champions League starting with the trip to Tottenham on Wednesday. But Tavares is baffled by Arsenal refusing to include the option to make his Marseille loan permanent, should the French club wish to do so. In an interview with RMC Sport he said: "At Arsenal, I do not know if it was a problem of competition with Kieran Tierney, but for me, that's not even the point. “I came to Marseille to finally be able to play in my position. When signing with OM, I wanted to have an option to buy, but Arsenal refused. With my agents, we always wanted this purchase option, but Arsenal didn't....
    PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG has become the latest star to officially play for both Arsenal and Chelsea. The striker, 33, joined the Blues in a £10million transfer from Barcelona on deadline day, just eight months after leaving North London. 12 Arsenal and Chelsea combined XI From Petr Cech and Ashley Cole to Nicolas Anelka and Cesc Fabregas, those players could form a handy team of their own. Check our combined best XI of players to have starred in both the red of Arsenal and blue of Chelsea... with Aubameyang jumping straight into the squad. PETR CECH 12 CECH spent over a decade at Chelsea between 2004 and 2015, winning four Premier League titles, the Champions League in 2011-12 as well as nine other trophies. But Cech, now 40, moved north to the Emirates - where he spent the final four years of his career - winning the FA Cup and two Community Shields. He returned to Chelsea in 2019 to become technical director, but left in June after Todd Boehly took over the club. LASSANA DIARRA 12 DIARRA joined Chelsea from...
    THE summer transfer window may be shut but there are several players who face uncertain futures with their contracts up next year. And for those who missed out on a move, January presents another opportunity for them to complete a transfer. 12Marcus Rashford has several suitors including PSG and Bayern MunichCredit: Getty 12Chelsea will want to avoid losing key stars for nothing after Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left on frees this summerCredit: Getty That includes the likes of Youri Tielemans and Douglas Luiz, with Leicester and Aston Villa just about holding onto their stars amid interest from Arsenal. There are many big-name players who could be available on a cut-price deal in January due to their contract status. Here, SunSport takes a look at ten of those players. Marcus Rashford The England star has a lot of interested suitors including Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, who considered a bid for the striker his summer. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTransfer news Aubameyang Chelsea switch CONFIRMED, Liverpool COMPLETE Arthur Melo loan But Rashford, 24, is a firm part of Erik ten...
    PREMIER LEAGUE clubs spent billions yet again this summer with some huge stars arriving in England. From Erling Haaland to Casemiro there were no shortage of major scoops, with some clubs fairing better than others. 5Best XI of Premier League summer transfers 5Antony was the most expensive signing of the summerCredit: Getty 5Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko appear to be two clever buys for ArsenalCredit: Alamy 5Erling Haaland has scored nine goals in his first five gamesCredit: AFP Chelsea were the biggest spenders of the window with owner Todd Boehly splashing out £248million on eight additions - Wesley Fofana and Kalidou Kouliably perhaps the pick of the bunch. Arsenal backed up their big spend in 2021 with another serious investment in the squad as Mikel Arteta brought two former players to The Emirates - Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko - among many others. North London rivals Tottenham also spent heavily and got their work done early with no fewer than eight signings - £60m Richarlison was their biggest outlay while Ivan Perisic signed on a free. Meanwhile, Manchester United backed...
    AS THE hours tick down to the 11pm transfer deadline, there are plenty of big deals still in the pipeline. Clubs in the Premier League and across Europe will be scrambling to finish their summer business in time. 11 A number of top stars may still be on the move including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Youri Tielemans and Mykhaylo Mudryk. But it would take some massive deals on Thursday to break into the top ten of deadline day transfers - with the top one surely set to stay for a long time... Gareth Bale: Tottenham to Real Madrid, £85.3m (2013) Not only is Bale's switch to the Bernabeu the biggest transfer on deadline day ever, but it was once the world record. The long saga eventually culminated in the Welsh wizard spending nine years with Real, winning 16 trophies including five Champions Leagues before joining Los Angeles this summer. 11Gareth Bale completed his world-record transfer on deadline day in 2013Credit: Reuters READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTransfer news Man City AGREE Akanji deal, Newcastle join Tielemans chase, De Jong updates...
    ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta could be forced into an emergency transfer before the window slams shut on Thursday. Despite the Spaniard's recurrent hints of another addition before deadline day, Arsenal have not signed anyone since Oleksandr Zinchenko made the move to North London last month. 7Partey is set to be out for a number of weeks with a thigh injuryCredit: Getty 7Elneny has also picked up an injuryCredit: Getty With no official bids currently on the table, the chances of sealing a deal before the 11pm curfew are looking increasingly slim. But, with Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny set for a spell on the sidelines with injury, the Gunners could make a late swoop to bolster their midfield options. SunSport have considered five midfield prospects that Arsenal could attempt to snatch up before the deadline. Read More on ArsenalArsenal transfer news Danilo £20m bid REJECTED, Gunners 'reignite' Gakpo interest Youri Tielemans 7Tielemans has been heavily linked with a move to ArsenalCredit: Getty Tielemans has been linked with a move to the Emirates since the transfer window opened in June. The...
    TRANSFER deadline day is approaching with some clubs still keen to complete business before the window slams shut. Chelsea could be the busiest Premier League team before the close of play tomorrow with Thomas Tuchel eager to add reinforcements after picking up just two wins in five games. 12There have been several big-money deadline day transfer in recent years 12Wesley Fofana could become the most expensive transfer deadline signing ever if he joins ChelseaCredit: Getty Leicester defender Wesley Fofana could join in an £70million move - a deal that would smash the record for the most expensive transfer on deadline day. Anthony Gordon could also break the record if he was to join the Blues for £60m, with Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang yet another target. Aubameyang is the current holder of the most expensive deadline day switch, having joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for £55m in January 2018. There have been several high profile transfers on the last day of the window in recent years, with 2011 standing out as £129m was spent on just four players. READ MORE IN...
    FAILING at the Nou Camp does not spell the end of your football career - as these footballers have proved. Plenty have left Barcelona, often as La Masia graduates, and prospered elsewhere. 11Marc Cucurella earned a blockbuster move to Chelsea but was discarded by Barcelona as a youth starCredit: Getty One has won the World Cup, another been the top scorer in Italy's top flight TWICE, while others have gone on to make big money transfers to the world's biggest clubs. Here's who the Catalans, perhaps shouldn't have, let go - given their current state of disarray. Marc Cucurella The attacking left-back, 24, starred in Barca's youth teams from 2012-17. Read more in sportTRANSFER NEWS PSG eye Rashford, Man Utd and Chelsea in Frenkie de Jong battle However, he only played for their reserve side - never the first team - before he made his name at Eibar, Getafe and then Brighton. Last week, he earned himself a £62million move to Chelsea, after excelling with the Seagulls. Cesc Fabregas The Spanish midfielder has enjoyed a storied career, playing in London,...
    MANCHESTER UNITED were forced to abandon their shocking pursuit of Marko Arnautovic after a furious fan backlash. The former Stoke and West Ham striker was, for some reason, seen as the solution to the Red Devils' attacking woes by new boss Erik ten Hag. 12Manchester United's swoop for Marko Arnautovic did not go down well with fansCredit: Getty But after news of the approach to Bologna broke, supporters let rip at the club for the bizarre transfer policy and United pulled the plug. Ten Hag needs reinforcements to his squad before the transfer window closes, especially if Cristiano Ronaldo does force through an exit. Wantaway Ronaldo only returned to Old Trafford a year ago - after a dramatic U-turn as he looked set to join Manchester City in what would have been another controversial transfer. But should the deal for the fiery Austrian have been completed, he would have followed in the footsteps of other stars whose transfers caused quite the stir... READ MORE FOOTBALL STORIESMEDAL OF HORROR Worst PL-winning XI including Gibson, Cuadrado and Arsenal flop Aliadiere Carlos...
    WINNING the Premier League is no easy task. It takes the right manager, a strong mix of players, hard work, dedication, skill... 13These XI players were somehow part of Premier League-winning teams No wonder that picking up a winners' medal in the top-flight is among the most impressive feats in football. The Premier League's 30th season is up and running - with Manchester City the reigning champions. As a result, there are plenty of those precious medals swirling around. And they're not only adorning the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry's mantelpieces. For every superstar champion there's a backup player in dreamland, clutching the trophy with a medal around their neck. In tribute to them, here's an XI of those Premier League winners you can be forgiven for having forgotten down the years. Most read in Premier LeagueDUGGAR DIP Amy Duggar breaks all the family's modesty rules in sexy black swimsuitKHLO WAY Kardashian fans rip Khloe for 'selfish' parenting decision days after son's birthMY ORCA HELL I was savaged by SeaWorld orca - here’s what it was like when...
    ARSENAL enjoyed the perfect start to the Premier League season with that 2-0 win at Crystal Palace. A Friday night match away in a London derby under the lights had the hallmarks of a potential slip-up for Mikel Arteta. 7The season got off to the perfect start for Arsenal with a 2-0 win at Crystal PalaceCredit: Getty 7Mikel Arteta is leading the project to return Arsenal back to the topCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun But goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka forcing Marc Guehi into an own goal ensured the Gunners took all three points back to the Emirates. And there is good reason for plenty of optimism going into the rest of the season... Gabriel Jesus It is almost impossible to start anywhere else. The Brazilian centre-forward was the most crucial signing and proved so in pre-season. READ MORE ARSENAL STORIESGUNNERS NEWS Yeremy Pino 'set to sign for £33m', Milenkovic BID, Tielemans and Tonali news It is not as simple as Arsenal needing a new striker after the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre...
    MANCHESTER UNITED legend Rio Ferdinand suggested Crystal Palace probably deserved a penalty against Arsenal in the first half. Gabriel Magalhaes appeared to have handed the ball inside the Gunners' area on 36 minutes but referee Anthony Taylor waived play on. 1Arsenal ace Gabriel Magalhaes appeared to handle the ball inside his areaCredit: Sky Sports BT Sport pundit Ferdinand took to Twitter after the questionable call and asked fans for their verdict. The legendary centre-back suggested that the Palace players may have been right to protest the ref's decision. Ferdinand tweeted: "Handball…..? Thoughts." Fans flooded social media and many claimed Patrick Vieira's men should have been awarded a spot-kick. Read More on ArsenalGUNNERS NEWS Tielemans boost as Aouar deal lined up, Maddison waiting on BID One fan posted: "Palace should have been rewarded with a penalty, clear handball." Another wrote: "How is that not a handball on Gabriel?" A third said: "Arsenal looking really good so far. How was that Gabriel handball not a penalty tho?" This supporter tweeted: "I wonder why Anthony Taylor didn't give Palace their penalty from...
    ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC and Philippe Coutinho were named in Barcelona's "Flop XI" for the 21st Century by the Spanish media. Despite enjoying huge success across the rest of Europe, the pair struggled at the Nou Camp. 5The Barcelona 'Flop XI' of the 21st Century, according to Marca Two former Arsenal stars also make the XI - but who else makes the flop XI, put together by Marca? DEFENCE Richard Dutruel, Martin Caceres, Dmytro Chygrysnkiy, Yerry Mina, Thomas Vermaelen FRENCH goalkeeper Dutruel excelled at Celta Vigo, catching the eye of Barca in 2000 - but he sat behind a young Pepe Reina in the pecking order. He left two years later with just 15 La Liga appearances under his belt. In defence, there are two former Premier League stars - with Marca naming four centre-backs, including Everton's Mina and former Gunners ace Vermaelen. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTRANSFER NEWS Chelsea Aubemayang talks, Bernardo Silva close to Barca move, Ronaldo latest Mina lasted just six months at the Nou Camp before heading to Goodison Park, playing a mere two games. Incredibly, the Spanish side...
    THERE is positivity in the air ahead of the new season, that's for sure. The exciting new additions and an instant chemistry between Gabriel Jesus and his team-mates has got Arsenal fans relishing the curtain-raiser. 5Nicolas Pepe has underdelivered after his £72m transferCredit: Getty 5Hector Bellerin could leave if Real Betis stump up the cashCredit: Getty But there is also some concern at the number of players not part of Mikel Arteta’s plans still at the club. And some of those who are surplus to requirements will need to be shipped out before further additions come in. Frustratingly, to myself and many other Gunners fans, these individuals were taken on the pre-season tour, which deprived us of the chance to see more Hale Enders impress. So, who are the misfits Arsenal should shift before the transfer window closes to fund and make room for the desired central midfielder and another winger? READ MORE ARSENAL NEWSGUNNERS NEWS Bowen contact made, All Or Nothing reviewed, 11 players heading for EXIT Nicolas Pepe The Ivorian has been a constant...
    NEWCASTLE manager Eddie Howe has a knack for finding talent that others fail to unearth. The ex-Bournemouth boss is likely to be handed a transfer war chest by the Magpies' Saudi owners in the coming years. 6Eddie Howe has proved himself as a shrewd operator in the transfer marketCredit: Reuters But club officials have warned they won’t be opening their cheque books for the sake of it. If that is the case, the good news for Toon fans is that Howe has a proven track record of locating hidden gems. Here SunSport runs the rule over five unsung heroes who were brought through the ranks by the Newcastle tactician. AARON RAMSDALE - £800K Aaron Ramsdale has been performing heroics between the sticks for Arsenal since his £30million move to the Emirates last summer. He produced what was hailed as one of the best saves of all time in the Gunners’ 2-0 victory over Leicester. Most read in Premier LeagueGUNNED DOWN LA Fitness patron 'shot dead while working out INSIDE gym' as cops swarm plazaLOOKS INCREDIBLE Kim shows off tiny waist...
    PREMIER LEAGUE clubs have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Andrea Belotti with the striker reportedly set to join Roma on a free transfer. The 28-year-old has no shortage of suitors after he decided to run his contract down at Torino after seven years of service. 1Italy international Andrea Belotti is believed to be close to joining Serie A side RomaCredit: Getty SunSport exclusively revealed last month how the Italy international is being eyed up by West Ham, Newcastle and Everton. Meanwhile Arsenal have previously been credited with an interest in the Euro 2020 winner as a possible replacement for Alexandre Lacazette last year. But according to Calciomercato, the centre-forward seems set to remain in Serie A. They state that Jose Mourinho is desperate to sign him for Roma, with the player sent a concrete contract offer. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTRANSFER NEWS Mendes 'pushing for Ronaldo exit' from Man Utd, Xavi wants Messi back A two-year deal with the option of a further year until 2025 is said to be on the cards for Belotti. It has been...
    MIKEL ARTETA’s Arsenal cull is gathering pace as he looks to offload 11 players who were part of last week’s pre-season tour of America. But club officials fear that the recent comments of technical director Edu might complicate their attempts to sell their unwanted stars. 3Arteta is looking to get rid of the fringe players from his squadCredit: Reuters 3Arsenal are willing to take a hit on club record signing PepeCredit: Getty 3Leno also seems to be on his way out of the Emirates as he prepares to join FulhamCredit: Reuters Edu claimed that it was “an investment” to pay high-earning but under-performing players to leave the club. And those words have been noted by a number of European teams who are hoping to cash in on Arsenal’s generosity. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno will be next out of the Emirates door after agreeing an £8million move to newly-promoted Fulham. Nuno Tavares and young keeper Arthur Okonwko have already been loaned out to Marseille and Crewe respectively. READ MORE ON ARSENALArsenal news Leno set for Fulham medical, Reims close in on Balogun...
    ARSENAL fans are over the moon after a stunning 6-0 win over Sevilla in their final pre-season friendly. The Gunners dominated the Spanish giants at the Emirates to prepare for next week's Premier League opener at Crystal Palace. Arsenal’s relentless pressing forces the Sevilla goalkeeper into a mistake, allowing Bukayo Saka to capitalise & make it 4-0 in the opening 19 minutes! ???? #afc pic.twitter.com/bRgsaqnAUU— afcstuff (@afcstuff) July 30, 2022 3Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou committed a horrible howler against ArsenalCredit: Twitter 3Arsenal star Bukayo Saka made it 4-0 after Yassine Bounou's errorCredit: Twitter 3Arsenal destroyed Sevilla 6-0 in their final pre-season friendlyCredit: AFP Bukayo Saka opened the scoring after just 10 minutes from the penalty spot and Gabriel Jesus doubled the lead just three minutes. Jesus' staggering goalscoring form extended in the 15th minute as he made it 3-0 for the North Londoners. Saka completed a brace on 19 minutes after a horrific howler by Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, who accidentally passed the ball to the England international inside the area. Jesus registered his first hat-trick with the club after...
    THE Premier League confirmed today which games in October will be shown live on TV. In a blockbuster month of action, the Manchester derby, North London derby, and a potential title decider will all be shown on our screens. 1The Premier League have confirmed which games will be rearranged and televised in OctoberCredit: Reuters The Prem also confirmed which games had been rearranged due to clubs' participation in Europe. October's televised action gets off to a mouthwatering start, with Arsenal hosting bitter rivals Tottenham on the first of the month in the early kick off. That match will be shown live on BT Sport. Sky and Amazon Prime have also had their October fixtures confirmed. Read More In FootballTRANSFER NEWS Barca president promises Messi will sign, Cucurella hands in transfer request In a mammoth opening weekend to the month the Manchester derby follows just the day after the North London derby. Manchester United are the visitors to the Etihad on October 2, with that one set to be broadcast live on Sky Sports. Although the game is...
    IT was confirmed on Tuesday that former England striker Jermain Defoe and Manchester City legend Yaya Toure will join Tottenham's coaching set-up. The two former Premier League stars are the newest pair to enter the pantheon of sensational players who have turned their hand to bringing through the next crops of talented stars. 3Wilshere recently came back to Arsenal as their U18 head coachCredit: Getty 3The best team made up of current Premier League coaches 3Terry has returned to Chelsea in a coaching consultancy roleCredit: Sportsfile And SunSport has put together the best team which can be made from the various coaches at the 20 Premier League sides - NOT including managers. In goal, Brazil legend Claudio Taffarel joined Liverpool as a goalkeeping coach towards the end of last year. The South American shot-stopper was capped 101 times by his country and won the World Cup with Brazil in 1994. In defence, Chelsea legends Ashley Cole and John Terry are back in the Premier League - but not together. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLGET YOUR GOSS Frenkie de Jong wants Chelsea...
    THE new Premier League season is less than two weeks away and teams are still being put through their paces in pre-season. Some teams and players are looking sharper than others. 7Arsenal and Jesus have been in fine form during pre-seasonCredit: Reuters Manchester United, in particular, have looked sharp in Thailand and Australia. The Red Devils are unbeaten under new boss Erik ten Hag. Their standout performance in pre-season so far was the 4-0 win over Premier League rivals Liverpool. Arsenal have also looked good and look re-energised in attack with new boy Gabriel Jesus leading the line. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available from our bookmaker partners GET YOUR GOSS Ronaldo's children 'enrol in Portuguese school', Liverpool's Bellingham link The Gunners stuck four past rivals Chelsea in America. To some, pre-season results and performances are irrelevant - building up match fitness is more important. But you should start how you mean to go on, right? SunSport takes a look at the top five Premier League pre-season performers. Most read in...
    AARON RAMSDALE believes Arsenal can become serial winners now they are buying players who can put their medals on the table. The keeper was part of the first wave of Mikel Arteta’s famous Emirates "project" — one of six ambitious young signings last year. 2Aaron Ramsdale is confident Arsenal's new signings will take the team to the next levelCredit: Getty 2Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus both add title-winning knowhow to the squadCredit: Getty Gunners’ £150million spending spree also included Ben White, Martin Odegaard, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares. Yet none of those new recruits arrived with first-hand experience of what it took to win a title. Now that gap in the learning process has been plugged by the recent acquisitions of Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabio Vieira. And Ramsdale, 24, is confident the trio with a combined 11 league winners’ medals will be priceless. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS LATEST Gunners ANNOUNCE Zinchenko, Tavares, Saka contract UPDATE The England stopper said: “The club have been wanting hungry young players who are willing to develop and learn. “But...
    YOURI TIELEMANS and James Maddison are reportedly two of many stars Leicester may need to sell this summer amid fears over Financial Fair Play. Despite boss Brendan Rodgers calling for a "healthy shake up" of his squad back in February, the Foxes are the only Premier League club yet to make a signing. 2Maddison could reportedly be scarified as Leicester are forced into selling valuable assetsCredit: Getty 2Tielemans has been touted for a move all summer with several Prem clubs keenCredit: Rex And according to the Telegraph, Leicester could be forced into selling more valuable assets if they can't shift lesser names before they buy. This means that the likes of Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Wesley Fofana, Youri Tielemans and James Justin could become available as the window progresses. James Maddison Maddison, 25, enjoyed a productive season last term, scoring 18 goals and assisting a further 12 in all competitions. Arsenal are long-term admirers of the playmaker, who has over two years left on his current contract. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLGET YOUR GOSS Liverpool open talks for Matheus Nunes, Youri Tielemans battle latest North...
    SEVILLA are interested in signing Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe, according to reports. The Ivorian cost the Gunners £72million in 2019, but has slipped down the pecking order at the Emirates. 1Nicolas Pepe has recently been in pre-season action with ArsenalCredit: Reuters With Pepe now behind the likes of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli and Fabio Vieira, Arsenal are keen to sell him this summer. Club chiefs know that they won't get anywhere near the £72m they paid for him and are hoping for offers around £21m. According to local paper Diario de Sevilla, Pepe is of interest to Sevilla... but not at that price. They claim that the LaLiga side have made initial contact with Arsenal over a deal worth around £15m plus add-ons. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS LATEST Zinchenko move CONFIRMED by Guardiola, training BRAWL emerges, Melo talks Sevilla would reportedly also need Pepe to take a reduction on his £100,000 a week salary. The 27-year-old remains under contract at Arsenal for another two years. Boss Julen Lopetegui may need to flog a winger to make room...
    Virginia police has released pictures of a massive arsenal of weapons seized from a man whose plans for a Fourth of July shooting were foiled by police after a 'hero citizens' called authorities.   The Richmond Police department seized two assault rifles, one handgun and 232 rounds of ammunition from Julio Alvarado-Dubon, 52, who had planned an Independence Day massacre.  Police initiated an investigation along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI and Alvarado-Dubon was arrested on July 1.  A second suspect, Rolman Alberto Balcarcel, 38,  was placed under surveillance beginning that day. He was arrested Tuesday in Albemarle County, near Charlottesville.  A 'hero citizen' overheard a conversation between Alvardo-Dubon and Balcarcel indicating there was an attack being planned at Dogwood Dell Amphitheater, where an annual fireworks show is held.  'One phone call saved numerous lives on the Fourth of July,' Police Chief Gerald Smith said at a news conference Wednesday. Police spokesperson Tracy Walker said both suspects are from Guatemala. Initial documents filed in General District Court in Richmond say both Alvarado-Dubon and Balcarcel were charged with being non-US citizens...
    ARSENAL star Matt Smith is wanted by a host of Championship clubs including Millwall and Luton this summer. The 21-year-old midfielder has came through the Gunners academy, where he has been since the age of just seven. 1Arsenal star Matt Smith has been watched by a number of sides across the EFLCredit: Getty He has been loaned out to League One sides over the last few seasons including at Swindon and Charlton. And after a spell at relegated Doncaster last year, a number of sides are looking to snap him up on a permanent deal. It is understood Millwall and Luton have tracked his progress, and are targeting a bid ahead of the new campaign. He has yet to feature for Arsenal’s first-team but was on the bench for the 2020 FA Cup final win over Chelsea. Read More on ArsenalGUNNERS LATEST £72m Pepe one of SEVEN Arsenal players up for sale, £22m Asensio LATEST Smith made 43 appearances at Doncaster last season, but could not stop them from beating the drop into League Two. He is currently on tour...
    ARSENAL are aiming to offload SEVEN players to fund further spending in the transfer market this summer. The Gunners have already handed boss Mikel Arteta £83million to spend on new recruits Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner. 3Arsenal have already spent £83million this summerCredit: Getty 3Nicolas Pepe is among the stars available for transferCredit: Getty Arteta and Co are determined to seal more signings, with Leicester star Youri Tielemans top of their list. They are hoping to fund moves through player sales, but are struggling to find much interest. Record signing Nicolas Pepe, as well as Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torreira, Pablo Mari, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson are all available for transfer but have so far failed to attract any serious offers. Fulham have shown an interest in Leno, who could be swayed by the opportunity to stay in London by the newly-promoted side. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS LATEST Arsenal 'can land' £22m Asensio from Real Madrid, Paqueta SNUBS Gunners Bellerin wanted to make his loan move to Real Betis permanent, but has returned to pre-season...
    MANCHESTER UNITED'S clashes against Liverpool, Leicester and Arsenal have all been amended with the Premier League announcing their TV fixture changes. A host of matches have been moved to feature on Sky Sports and BT Sport at the start of the campaign until mid-September. 1A number of Manchester United fixtures have been moved to be shown on either Sky Sports or BT SportCredit: Reuters The first major change of the 2022-23 season is the London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham that was due to take place at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, August 13. But that fixture has been pushed back until the following Sunday, with the 4.30pm clash to be shown live on Sky. United's derby against Liverpool at Old Trafford had been pencilled in for Saturday, August 20. However the Premier League have moved the fixture to Monday, August 22, with Sky to broadcast the 8pm match. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLHERE WE GO Premier League fixtures announced for 2022-23 with Ten Hag facing tricky start United's trip to Leicester at the King Power Stadium has also been moved from...
    ARSENAL will bid farewell to four players tomorrow when their contracts officially expire. It’s a summer of change for Mikel Arteta as he looks to make a splash in the transfer market. 1Arsenal will bid farewell to four players when their deals expire tomorrow - like Alexandre LacazetteCredit: AFP Fabio Vieira has been snapped up from Porto. And the playmaker is set to be joined imminently by Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus. But while there has been incomings, there will also be outgoings. And Arsenal will say goodbye to four aces on July 1 after failing to renew their deals. READ MORE SUN STORIESGUNNERS NEWS Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal announced IMMINENTLY, Raphinha transfer blow The highest-profile exit is forward Alexandre Lacazette, who spent five years at the Emirates. He has already agreed a return to boyhood club Lyon and departs a fan favourite after 71 goals in all competitions. Elsewhere, three youngsters are also being shown the door tomorrow. Jonathan Dinzeyi, Joel Lopez and Jordan McEneff are leaving after starting for Arsenal’s U23s and U18s. Most read in Premier LeagueSHEER'S...
    MIKEL ARTETA appears to be quite the motivator when it comes to managing his Arsenal team. The Spaniard has plenty of inspiration for his players on the walls at both the Emirates and the club's London Colney training base. 6Mikel Arteta delivering a team talk with pictures of wolves behind himCredit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uS08M1l6a0 6There is a Game of Thrones "Winter is Coming" reference at the club's training groundCredit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn2J3X4N00w 6Arteta has been praised by fans for his motivational skillsCredit: Getty A sneak peek at Amazon Prime's All or Nothing: Arsenal was released yesterday, which gave an inside look at the Gunners' dressing room. At one point it shows Arteta delivering a rousing speech to his team with pictures of wolves displayed on a screen behind him. And the decision to use wolves to motivate his players appears to be a nod to the great Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman is claimed to have once drawn a wolf on the board in the dressing room and telling his players to act like the hungry pack animals in a...
    ARSENAL could boast a frightening starting line up next season if Mikel Arteta signs all of his reported targets. The Gunners' summer spending looks set to continue, with plenty of highly-rated stars linked with a switch to the Emirates. 2How Arsenal could line up next season One of those is Leeds star Raphinha, who the Gunners are reportedly preparing a second offer for after having a first bid rejected. It would take a big-money move in excess of £60million to sign the 25-year-old right-winger. And his arrival could force Arteta into switching starlet Bukayo Saka from the right to the left. A formation change could also be on the cards if Arsenal manage to seal a deal for Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans. Read More On ArsenalGUNNERS NEWS Arsenal 'AGREE' Jesus fee, Arteta 'in love with' Raphinha, Tielemans lates The Gunners are thought to want to bring Tielemans in for a cut-price £25m on top of already signing Fabio Vieira. But that could see Arteta switch to a flat three in the middle, alongside...
    SERGE GNABRY has been giving a lot of people nightmares in recent years. Opposition players, opposing bosses... Arsenal fans. 5Serge Gnabry leaving Arsenal will always upset Gooners following his meteoric rise since quitting the EmiratesCredit: Reuters Gnabry was once a Gunners flop - and now he's an elite winger thriving elsewhere. And the German ace isn't the only one either. We take a look at FIVE players who failed to inspire at Arsenal before launching themselves to stardom elsewhere. READ MORE SPORT STORIESGUNNERS NEWS Arsenal 'negotiating' on deals for BOTH Raphinha and Jesus, Tielemans UPDATE SERGE GNABRY THE German winger, 26, was once on the books of Arsene Wenger's Arsenal. In five years at the club between 2011 and 2016, Gnabry made just ten Premier League appearances. He was even loaned out to West Brom - where he warmed the bench, playing just once. Most read in SportSTAR LOST Ex-NBA Trail Blazers star and Purdue player dies of 'natural causes' at age 25BLONDE BOMBER Boxer Ebanie Bridges almost pops out of tiny bra as she posts revealing videoNO LIV LOST...
    ROMELU LUKAKU is set to put his Chelsea nightmare behind him after a dreadful season back at Stamford Bridge. The Blues splashed out a staggering £97.5million to buy what they thought was the final piece of their puzzle last summer as they targeted a first Premier League crown since 2016-17. 5 5Romelu Lukaku will go down as one of the priciest flops in Premier League history after his failed £97.5m return to ChelseaCredit: Getty Lukaku, 29, guided Inter Milan to a first Serie A title in over a decade a season prior. And just two months into his Chelsea return, the Belgian striker was publicly pining for a return to the San Siro - much to the Blues' horror. The former Manchester United man's form suffered and now he's on the brink of heading back to Inter on an initial loan deal. Lukaku now goes down as one of the most-expensive flops in Premier League history. READ MORE SPORT STORIESPLEASURE ISLAND Messi and Fabregas stay on private island in £260k-a-week mansion on Ibiza SunSport has put together an XI of...
    HARRY MAGUIRE and Marcus Rashford are leading a summer of love as Premier League stars switch from 4-4-2 to a Fall-for-You formation. With the World Cup in Qatar moved to this winter, it seems more big-name players are getting married or engaged this close (encounters) season than ever before. 14Ben White might not want to be called an old-fashioned defender on the pitch but the Arsenal ace showed he's a traditionalist off it with his proposal to Milly Adams 14 14Andy Carroll had a dodgy build-up to his wedding with Billi Mucklow but a joyful picture, definitely LEFT, of the wedding day was put on Instagram Among those going from heading balls to wedding halls are Manchester United's Maguire, Manchester City title winners Nathan Ake and Ilkay Gundogan, and West Brom's Andy Carroll. Big frontman Carroll might be lucky not to have found Hawthorns in his marital bed after a stag-gering pre-wedding photo faux pas. But it all went smoothly for the former Newcastle hero in the end. And that earns him a place in our alluring XI of players either tying the knot or...
    AMAZON PRIME have revealed what Premier League fixtures they will show before and AFTER the Qatar World Cup. The broadcaster has been handed two rounds of fixtures, with the first back being played in October before the winter tournament. 2Prime will carry TWO rounds of Premier League fixturesCredit: AMAZON PRIME 2Arteta will meet with old mentor Guardiola on PrimeCredit: Reuters Prime will carry a blockbuster between Arsenal and Premier League champions Manchester City on Tuesday, October 18. Six other fixtures will be shown on the 18th. AFC Bournemouth vs Southampton, Brentford vs Chelsea, Brighton vs Nottingham Forest, Crystal Palace vs Wolves, Fulham vs Aston Villa and Leicester vs Leeds will also be available to watch. And the very next day, Prime will broadcast Tottenham's visit to Manchester United. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLHERE WE GO Premier League fixtures announced for 2022-23 with Ten Hag facing tricky start Liverpool will welcome West Ham to Anfield, a fixture the Hammers lost narrowly last season. And Newcastle will take on Everton. Prime will then carry a second round of fixtures which happen...
    MANCHESTER UNITED will welcome Brighton to Old Trafford on the opening day of the 2022-23 Premier League season. It could be a tricky first test for Erik ten Hag as the Seagulls beat United 4-0 in their last encounter. 2Manchester United have a tough start but a kind run-in 2Erik ten Hag could get his first taste of a raucous Old Trafford atmosphere when Liverpool visit in AugustCredit: Getty But the new Red Devils boss faces a much more difficult task in his next home game with Liverpool the visitors. Before that United will travel to Brentford for their first away league fixture while visits to Southampton and Leicester round off a tough opening month. After that it is top four rivals Arsenal who visit Old Trafford with the reverse fixture taking place on January 21. It will be a tough couple of weeks for United as they host the Manchester derby on January 14, with the first match against Manchester City pencilled in for October 1. Read More on Man UtdMAN UTD NEWS United Prem fixtures RELEASED at...
    PREMIER LEAGUE new boys Nottingham Forest have announced their list of released players. Forest have released a trio of first team players after Tobias Figueiredo, Gaetan Bong, and Carl Jenkinson's contracts were allowed to run down. 3Spene in action for England Under 21sCredit: Getty 3Garner starred for Forest across their promotion seasonCredit: Getty However, manager Steve Cooper is hopeful club captain Lewis Grabban will agree a new deal after missing the end of last season through injury - with the club saying they're "in discussions" with him. Forest's five loan players, Keinan Davis, Philip Zinckernagel, Max Lowe, Djed Spence, and James Garner have now returned to their parent clubs after reaching the end of their loan deals on Trentside. But Cooper and his transfer team are currently working on deals to try and keep the bulk of his promotion winning team, with CEO Dane Murphy vowing to keep "the band of brothers together." Two-time Champions League winners Forest won promotion back to the Premier League after a 1-0 win against Huddersfield in the play-off final which will end a...
    ARSENAL have announced that they are releasing five players and given an update on Eddie Nketiah's contract situation. Nketiah, 23, is on the release list posted by the club but they added a contract has been offered to him with negotiations ongoing. 2Eddie Nketiah has been offered a new deal at Arsenal amid interest from a number of rival clubsCredit: Getty 2It was confirmed yesterday that Alexandre Lacazette has re-joined LyonCredit: Getty Alexandre Lacazette has returned to Lyon after five years at the Emirates and is one of the five to go. It leaves Mikel Arteta's side with no recognised strikers in the squad currently. Youngsters Jonathan Dinzeyi, Joel Lopez and Jordan McEneff are also leaving. More to follow. Most read in SportTOUR BLIMEY PGA Tour bans Mickelson and all golfers in rebel Saudi-backed LIV SeriesPLAYING BALL Beaming Shakira cheers on son at baseball as Pique keeps distance in standsLOST FOR WORDS Paige Spiranac reveals she left colleagues tongue-tied with low-cut topFOOTBALL LOSS Former NFL star Rockne 'Rocky' Freitas dies aged 76