‘I will be judged on goals,’ says new Everton striker Walcott

Friday, 19 January 2018

Everton striker Theo Walcott said on Friday that he will be judged on his ability to score regularly for his new club. The 28-year-old joined from Arsenal in a  $27.8 million (20 million pound) deal this week and is line to make his debut at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. “I just want to work hard to get in the team here. I’ll be judged on goals and I was pleased with my goals last season. That’s what I want to bring into this team: the goals, the ...

Ambitious Walcott joins Everton from Arsenal

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Everton have signed Theo Walcott from Premier League rivals Arsenal on a 3-1/2 year deal with the forward saying he wants to take the Merseyside club to the next level. The 28-year-old, who joined Arsenal in 2006, scored 108 goals in 397 appearances but has struggled to hold down a first-team place this season under manager Arsene Wenger. Neither club disclosed the transfer fee but British media said Everton paid about $27.59 million (20 million pounds ) for the ...

Manchester City drop Alexis Sanchez interest as Mourinho waits

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Manchester City withdrew from the battle to secure the services of Arsenal’s Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, leaving Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United as the most likely destination for the 29-year-old.On Monday, the Manchester Evening News reported that City, long-term suitors of Sanchez, had decided to drop their interest in the Chilean after holding meetings with the club to discuss the financial aspects of the deal. While City manager Pep Guardiola, who coached ...

Arsenal omits Sanchez amid interest from Manchester clubs

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Alexis Sanchez has been left out of Arsenal's squad for the Premier League match against Bournemouth on Sunday, amid interest in the forward from Manchester City and Manchester United.The Chile international’s contract at Arsenal expires at the end of the season, and manager Arsene Wenger has accepted Sanchez could leave in January.“He’s being vague. We have left him at home because of the situation,” Wenger told broadcaster Sky Sports at Bournemouth. “I still ...

Everton in negotiations to sign Walcott from Arsenal

Friday, 12 January 2018

Everton manager Sam Allardyce said on Friday that the club are in negotiations to sign England international Theo Walcott from Arsenal. The 28-year-old forward has struggled to hold down a regular first-team slot at the Emirates Stadium this season and is reported to be keen to move after 12 years at the club with a view to securing a place in the England squad for the upcoming World Cup. “You’re all aware of our interest in Theo Walcott,” said ...

Chelsea spurn chances in League Cup stalemate with Arsenal

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Chelsea missed a string of chances to draw 0-0 at home with Arsenal in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday as the video assistant referee (VAR) stoked the tension with two important interventions. The hosts struggled to break down Arsene Wenger’s side despite enjoying the majority of possession and will feel hard done by after crafting the best of the game’s few openings in a lively game at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen wasted the best ...

Holders Arsenal beaten 4-2 by Nottingham Forest in FA Cup

Sunday, 7 January 2018

FA Cup holders Arsenal were stunned 4-2 by two time European Cup winners Nottingham Forest in the third round on Sunday. Defender Eric Lichaj scored twice for the hosts either side of a Per Mertesacker equalizer to give Championship side Forest a 2-1 halftime lead. Ben Brereton, one of seven players aged 23 or under in the Forest side, made it 3-1 from the penalty spot in the 64th minute. Danny Welbeck took advantage of an error to pull a goal back for ...

Bellerin earns Arsenal 2-2 draw with Chelsea

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Hector Bellerin made amends for conceding a penalty with a superb stoppage-time equalizer to earn Arsenal a 2-2 draw with Chelsea in a scintillating Premier League game on Wednesday. There were chances galore for both sides but it was not until the 63rd minute that Jack Wilshere blasted Arsenal ahead with a superb finish past Thibaut Courtois. Bellerin tripped Hazard four minutes later and Hazard tucked away the penalty and Chelsea appeared to be heading back into ...

Conte keen to rotate Chelsea squad against Arsenal

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has said he will continue to rotate his squad ahead of facing Arsenal in the first of three fixtures against their London rivals this month. Winger Eden Hazard and midfielder Cesc Fabregas were rested during Chelsea’s convincing 5-0 Premier League win over Stoke City on Saturday, with both replacements Danny Drinkwater and Willian scoring. The Premier League champions can reclaim second spot in the league table with a win at Arsenal on Wednesday as Conte ...

Egyptian star El-Neny provokes Alexis Sanchez with a tweet

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Chilean star Alexis Sanchez unfollowed his Arsenal team mate Mohamed El-Neny after Egyptian central midfielder tweeted about his absence from the World Cup.El-Neny qualified with the Egyptian National team to Russia 2018 after they beat Congo in Brazzaville to join German Mesut Ozil and Skodran Mustafi, Frenchmen Olivier Giroud, Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny, as well as Spaniards Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Colombian David Ospina."I'm sorry, my friend Sanchez, you have no ...

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