Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle United: Gunners enjoy comfortable victory to go third

Arsenal rose to third in the Premier League with a straight-forward 2-0 win over Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium on Monday evening. Aaron Ramsey scored the opener for the Gunners as he started and finished a great move just on the half-hour mark. Alexandre Lacazette doubled the lead late on with an excellent chipped […]

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Everton investigate alleged Pickford incident

Everton are investigating an alleged incident involving their goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Footage circulated on social media purportedly shows the England goalkeeper involved in a fight on the street. “The club has been made aware of an alleged incident involving one of our players and we are looking into the matter,” the Premier League club said […]

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Arsenal fans point to Chelsea’s win over Cardiff after early disallowed Ramsey goal

Supporters of Arsenal have flooded to social media this evening to bemoan the lack of consistency from Premier League officials, after seeing their side’s early go-ahead goal versus Newcastle disallowed.

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The Gunners are currently locked in action with Rafael Benitez’s Magpies at the Emirates, in their first outing following the international break.

Unai Emery’s men headed into proceedings in the midst of a tightly-contested battle for a Premier League top-4 spot, on the back of Tottenham’s last-gasp defeat at Liverpool yesterday evening.

Ahead of kick-off in North London tonight, all of Spurs, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea were separated by just a solitary point.

As such, Arsenal no doubt headed into proceedings this evening desperate for a 3-point haul

Sokratis penalised

And the capital giants appeared to have gotten off to the ideal start, when Aaron Ramsey slammed home at the back-post following a Sead Kolasinac flick-on with just 13 minutes on the clock.

However, upon the ball finding the net, referee Anthony Taylor immediately blew his whistle, disallowing the strike for a foul.

Replays showcased the fact that Sokratis had needlessly pulled on the shirt of Florian Lejeune off the ball, leaving Taylor perfectly within his rights to take action.

‘Lack of consistency’

However, in the aftermath of their side’s opener being ruled out, Arsenal’s fans couldn’t help but point to Chelsea’s highly-controversial 2-1 win at Cardiff yesterday afternoon.

The Blues’ 84th-minute equalizer, courtesy of Cesar Azpilicueta, saw the Spaniard nod home whilst in a blatantly offside position.

More relevantly, though, Maurizio Sarri’s men also escaped a number of potential Cardiff spot-kicks, for obvious wrestling and shirt-pulling inside the Blues’ box:

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These key players are set to return for Man United in clash vs Wolves

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an injury update ahead of the clash against Wolves, relieving fans of their concerns regarding certain players.

The Norwegian will be hoping a repeat of their lass performance at the Molineux won’t happen having been knocked out of the FA Cup there just before the recent international break.

United were second best against the hosts last time out and can’t afford to be second best again given the circumstances.

Solskjaer has done well to drag his side back into the race for a top four spot but anything other than three points against Wolves will prove costly.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all fighting tooth and nail for the remaining two spots in the top four given how Manchester City and Liverpool are fighting for the title.

According to Manchester Evening News, Ole said: “Both [Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku] will be ready for tomorrow, definitely, unless they break down in training today!

“Victor has had a good few days of training now so he’ll be ready. Apart from that. Darmian and Bailly are still out. Valencia is still out and Sanchez is still out.”

Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku will be welcome returns given that Manchester United will need all their attacking talent to defeat a tough Wolves side.

Victor Lindelof was left out of the win against Watford due to receiving death threats for pulling out of the Sweden national team after his wife gave birth.

Matteo Darmian, Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia and Alexis Sanchez will unfortunately not be missed given their inability to make an impact under Ole so far.

Solskjaer opens up on Pogba’s future amid Real Madrid interest

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted Paul Pogba is happy at the club amid reports of his desire to leave for Real Madrid.

What sparked those reports was the Frenchman’s public admiration for Zinedine Zidane and the Spanish club which obviously upset supporters.

It’s not the first time Pogba has flirted with a move abroad and there’s a growing belief he won’t stay at United forever.

However, Solskjaer believes the midfielder isn’t to blame for his comments and suggests the media were manipulative.

Either way fans aren’t happy with what happened with even some of them calling for Paul to be moved on.

According to Manchester Evening News, Ole said: “Paul is a very nice and polite man who then answered a general question.

“Zidane is an icon in France, Zidane is a fantastic manager, he used to be a fantastic player, I played against him myself, and he’s just politely answered that question but Paul’s happy here, he’s gonna be a big, big part.

“You like to build your team around him and that hasn’t changed at all.”

Pogba’s form has tapered off of late and it’s no surprise given the general performances from the whole team.

Back to back losses to Arsenal and Wolves were followed by a questionable win vs Watford at home.

The former Juventus man can certainly do better but it seems that he as well as his teammates are a little burnt out.

Solskjaer’s high tempo, attacking tactics have taken their toll on his squad with the injuries continuously mounting and seemingly not ending.

Nonetheless, there’s hope Pogba can return to putting in fantastic performances similar to how he did when his manager was first put in charge of the club.