From unthinkable to inevitable: the impending departure of Aaron Ramsey

There is a now-infamous photograph from December 2012, taken in an Arsenal boardroom, which shows Arsène Wenger standing behind Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Now, only the first two still remain at the club – and with the Welshman out of contract in the summer and his departure more…

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Premier League 2018-19 ICYMI: Gameweek 2

So then, game week two. Everyone should be back from their holidays, the country has finally shaken off that World Cup fever, and the Premier League’s stars are shaking off the cobwebs and showing their class. In Short The blue side of Manchester continued their fine form from last season, crushing David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town…

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Aleksandr Golovin: the boy who’s made Russia proud

Russia made it to the quarter-finals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup thanks to some excellent football and great goals. In the face of fears of political instability, Russia proved to be proud hosts of this great tournament, and gave their fans something to cheer. Amongst the players who were key to their displays, CSKA…

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Money over passion in the FA WSL restructure

Monday morning, anxious Women’s Super League (WSL) clubs and their loyal fans were left awaiting the results of the FA WSL reshuffle. The changes to the women’s football pyramid now ensure that the teams playing in Tier 1 must run a full-time structure for their players. This controversial revamp will be one to remember; among…

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Unai Who? Emery to Arsenal is a potentially excellent move

One of the common phrases that was chucked around during the increasingly venomous Wenger Out campaign and the great man’s farewell tour was “be careful what you wish for”. The fear was that Wenger’s replacement would, with hindsight, show Arsenal as having been overachieving under the Frenchman. Well, it now looks like Unai Emery is…

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ICYMI: Chelsea look to clinch WSL 1 title

As the WSL 1 title moves within touching distance for league leaders Chelsea, we take a look at how this weekend’s fixtures affected the title race and what we can expect from the season’s remaining head-to-heads. The takeaway The weekend’s results essentially make it Chelsea’s title to lose, with the Londoners due to take on…

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: the potential pundit?

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was supposed to be a part of the 2018 World Cup with England. In case you’ve been living under a footballing rock, you may have missed the 24-year-old’s horrific knee injury during Liverpool’s Champions League semifinal against A.S. Roma. This distressing 15th minute attempted challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov put an immediate…

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Arsenal fall at final hurdle as Chelsea take home Women’s FA Cup

This Saturday saw London welcome the Women’s FA Cup final to Wembley, as bitter rivals Arsenal and Chelsea locked horns under the spring sunshine. Arsenal had guaranteed their spot in the final having seen off Everton in the semis, and were favourites going into the match, having won the trophy an incredible 14 times. Originally…

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Robin van Persie – the path of greatness ends at home

It could be said that in the context of the modern game, football holistically changed in April this year. Most symbolic of this bold statement was the announcement of Arsene Wenger’s departure from Arsenal Football Club. A man of distinguished footballing IQ, Wenger is set to leave the club he has called home for nearly…

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Salah wins PFA Player of the Year

PLUS: Napoli keep Serie A fight alive, Spurs fall once again and Wenger’s successor race lights up. Salah wins PFA Player of the Year award Much has been made in recent weeks of the battle between Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne for the much-coveted PFA Player of the Year award. Last night, the winner…

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