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Sanchez as a 10? Lukaku to start? Here is how Manchester United could line up at Arsenal

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Sanchez as a 10? Lukaku to start? Here is how Manchester United could line up at Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez could return to the starting XI when Manchester United face Arsenal in their FA Cup Fourth Round tie at the Emirates. The Chilean has been working his way back from a hamstring problem and was an unused substitute last time out in the 2-1 win over Brighton. Sanchez’s only start under Ole Gunnar…

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Here’s how inform Manchester United could line up against Brighton as top four race heats up

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Here’s how inform Manchester United could line up against Brighton as top four race heats up

Manchester United will hope to welcome several players back into action this weekend when they host Brighton at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been dealing with an injury crisis since taking over the Red Devils last month, although availability now seems to be improving. Eric Bailly could come straight back into the starting XI…

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Mesut Ozil to start? Bellerin back? Here’s how Arsenal could line up against Chelsea

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Mesut Ozil to start? Bellerin back? Here’s how Arsenal could line up against Chelsea

Arsenal could make some key changes to their starting XI when Chelsea visit the Emirates this weekend. Unai Emery’s men have suffered a dip in form recently and endured a woeful 1-0 defeat to West Ham last time out. The Gunners boss is expected to freshen up his side in the wake of that shock defeat, knowing…

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Arsenal handed huge boost as key midfielder returns ahead of planned date

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Arsenal handed huge boost as key midfielder returns ahead of planned date

Arsenal expect Henrikh Mkhitaryan to return to training next week after a month out with a fractured metatarsal. The Armenia international suffered the injury during last month’s EFL Cup defeat to Tottenham, forcing him to come off at half-time. It was announced on Christmas Eve that the midfielder would be out for six weeks, ruling…

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Aguero to start? Sterling benched? Here’s how Man City could line up against Wolves

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Aguero to start? Sterling benched? Here’s how Man City could line up against Wolves

Pep Guardiola has key decisions to make throughout his starting XI when Manchester City take on Wolves at the Etihad next week. The defending Premier League champions are in fine form heading into the fixture, having scored 18 goals in their past three fixtures in all competitions. The vital 2-1 win over Liverpool last week…

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Will Hudson Odoi start for Chelsea this weekend? Here’s Chelsea’s probable line up for Newcastle clash

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Will Hudson Odoi start for Chelsea this weekend? Here’s Chelsea’s probable line up for Newcastle clash

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri could hand another start to Callum Hudson-Odoi when the Blues return to Premier League action against Newcastle this weekend. The teenager has impressed in recent weeks but is attracting attention from Bayern Munich, with the Bundesliga giants having tabled an offer of £35million. Hudson-Odoi had been expected to leave in January due…

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Rashford to start ahead of LuKaku? Here’s how Manchester United could line against Spurs

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Rashford to start ahead of LuKaku? Here’s how Manchester United could line against Spurs

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be forced to choose between Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku when Manchester United return to Premier League action this weekend. The Red Devils have been enjoying themselves at a warm weather training camp in Dubai this week, taking advantage of an eight-day break between matches. But Solskjaer’s men face a tough first game…

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Will Ozil start? Bellerin to replace Lichtsteiner? Arsenal probable line up for WestHam

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Will Ozil start? Bellerin to replace Lichtsteiner? Arsenal probable line up for WestHam

Arsenal have been boosted by the return to training of several first-team stars ahead of the Gunners trip to face West Ham. Unai Emery’s side have been dealing with an injury crisis in recent weeks but the Spaniard has announced that six players are now available once again after fitness issues. Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal,…

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Latest update on Ozil

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Latest update on Ozil

The Arsenal medical team have confirmed that the fitness of Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin is still being assessed ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup third round clash with Blackpool. While, all four players are on the mend – Bellerin and Monreal were pictured in training ahead of last weekend’s match with Fulham –…

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Alexis to Start?De Gea rested?Here’s how Man United could line up against Reading

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Alexis to Start?De Gea rested?Here’s how Man United could line up against Reading

Manchester United are likely to give a number of fringe players a chance to impress in their FA Cup clash with Reading at Old Trafford. Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to give several youth players an opportunity to shine, while the Norwegian has already revealed some early team news. Speaking in his pre-match press…

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Here’s how Liverpool could line up for their top of the table clash with Manchester City

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Here’s how Liverpool could line up for their top of the table clash with Manchester City

Liverpool take on Manchester City at the Etihad tonight looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.The Reds are six points clear of City and remain unbeaten domestically since the start of the season. Manager Jurgen Klopp has a tough time selecting his squad for tonight’s match following the impressive 5-1 hammering of…

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Will Sarri stick with Hazard as a false 9 for Chelsea’s trip to Watford?

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Will Sarri stick with Hazard as a false 9 for Chelsea’s trip to Watford?

Morata should be fit for Chelsea’s Premier League trip to Watford on Boxing Day.But Express Sport expects him to start on the bench for the late kick-off at Vicarage Road. The Spain striker has been struggling with a knee problem, but is back in full training and Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is hopeful he will be ready…

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To stick or twist? Here’s how Ole Gunnar could line up for his first match at Old Tafford

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To stick or twist? Here’s how Ole Gunnar could line up for his first match at Old Tafford

Romelu Lukaku looks likely to miss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first home match as Manchester United caretaker manager. The Belgium international was given time off due to a private matter and missed the trip to Cardiff, where fellow forward Alexis Sanchez was absent through injury. Defenders Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian were also missing in the Welsh…

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Xhaka in midfield? Ozil to start again?Here’s how Arsenal could line up at Brighton

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Xhaka in midfield? Ozil to start again?Here’s how Arsenal could line up at Brighton

Mesut Ozil was a surprise starter against Burnley on Saturday, despite the German international becoming an increasingly peripheral figure in north London. He impressed against the Clarets and could retain his place for the clash on the south coast. Lucas Torreira might also start but is just one yellow card away from picking up an…

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Here’s how Chelsea could line up against struggling Leicester at the Bridge

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Here’s how Chelsea could line up against struggling Leicester at the Bridge

Chelsea return to Premier League action against Leicester this weekend, having successfully booked their spot in the Carabao Cup semi-finals on Wednesday. Maurizio Sarri named a much-changed side for the 1-0 win over Bournemouth but is likely to revert to his favoured XI when the Foxes visit. The Blues are hunting their third consecutive top-flight victory after seeing…

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These are the players likely to start in Ole Gunnar’s first ever Manchester United line up

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These are the players likely to start in Ole Gunnar’s first ever Manchester United line up

Manchester United are set to make a number of changes to their starting line-up under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian was appointed as interim boss until the end of the season after Jose Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday morning. The 55-year-old was given the chop having overseen United’s worst-ever start to a Premier League season…

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Arsenal dealt injury blow ahead of Burnley clash, attacker out with ankle injury.

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Arsenal dealt injury blow ahead of Burnley clash, attacker out with ankle injury.

Arsenal have doubts over Henrikh Mkhitaryan ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash with Burnley at the Emirates. In latest bulletin from the medical team its been revealed that he has picked up an ankle problem and is being assessed ahead of what is a must-win fixture after two successive defeats. The defensive issues faced by…

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Arsenal set to be without two key defenders for Spurs Carabao cup visit

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Arsenal set to be without two key defenders for Spurs Carabao cup visit

Unai Emery will be able to select Stephan Lichststeiner and Sokratis for tomorrow night’s Carabao Cup quarter-final with Spurs, but it looks as though Sead Kolasinac and Shkodran Mustafi will still be sidelined. Arsenal’s latest medical bulletin confirms that Lichtsteiner, who went off in Sunday’s game with Southampton, has returned to training. Sokratis is available after serving…

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More good news for Arsenal ahead of Southampton clash

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More good news for Arsenal ahead of Southampton clash

Unai Emery has confirmed a double fitness boost with Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil expected to be fit for Arsenal’s trip to Southampton on Sunday afternoon. Ramsey was forced to miss last weekend’s win over Huddersfield Town and Thursday night’s Europa League win over Qarabag with an ankle injury that he sustained during the 2-2…

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‘Trophies matter too!’ Jose Mourinho fires jibe at Liverpool

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‘Trophies matter too!’ Jose Mourinho fires jibe at Liverpool

Jose Mourinho insists trophies matter as he prepares his Manchester United side to face Premier League leaders Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are unbeaten after 16 league games this season and are 16 points ahead of United, who sit sixth. However, Klopp has so far failed to deliver any silverware in his three years at Anfield despite…

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Olivier Giroud and Cesc Fabregas to start as Sarri rotates squad for the Europa League

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Olivier Giroud and Cesc Fabregas to start as Sarri rotates squad for the Europa League

Chelsea are in Budapest and are looking to maintain their 100% winning record. Sarri has left a host of players at home, including Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilicueta and N’Golo Kante. The Italian is also without Mateo Kovacic, Gary Cahill and Victor Moses through injury. Jamie Cumming, 19, and George McEachran, 18, are part…

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Arsenal receive double injury boost ahead of tough fixture schedule

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Arsenal receive double injury boost ahead of tough fixture schedule

With the hectic festive schedule coming up, Arsenal have been boosted by the return to full training of Mesut Ozil, who has been suffering from a back problem, and Aaron Ramsey who picked up an ankle injury in the 2-2 draw with Man Utd last week. It provides Unai Emery with some real attacking options…

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Pep Guardiola facing Line Up dilemma as injuries cripple Hoffenheim preparation

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Pep Guardiola facing Line Up dilemma as injuries cripple Hoffenheim preparation

Manchester City head into their final Champions League group game against Hoffenheim with the chance to give their fringe stars some game time. The reigning Premier League champions have already qualified for the Round of 16, and look set to rotate their starting line-up. Wonderkid Phil Foden is tipped to feature due to several players…

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Will Manchester United rest key players against Valencia in preparation for Liverpool?

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Will Manchester United rest key players against Valencia in preparation for Liverpool?

Manchester United head into their final Champions League group stage game against Valencia knowing they have already qualified for the knockout rounds. The Red Devils secured a place in the Round of 16 with a narrow 1-0 victory over Young Boys. Jose Mourinho will be keen to rest several first-team stars given the number of…

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This is the best approach Arsenal should take with midfielder Mesut Ozil

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This is the best approach Arsenal should take with midfielder Mesut Ozil

Unai Emery reign as Arsenal manager has taken a rather comfortable bedding in season if the Spanish manager’s results are used as the scale through which he will judged upon. After losing his first two Premier League matches against Manchester City and Chelsea, his Arsenal side have now gone unbeaten in the next 21 matches…

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This is how Liverpool will line up for do or die Champions League clash with Napoli

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This is how Liverpool will line up for do or die Champions League clash with Napoli

Liverpool have been boosted by the return to fitness of Sadio Mane ahead of their final Champions League group stage match against Napoli. The Reds take on their Italian opponents at Anfield needing to win 1-0 or by two clear goals in order to progress to the knockout stages. Manager Jurgen Klopp will be pleased…

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Unai Emery provides updates on Rob Holding, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey injuries

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Unai Emery provides updates on Rob Holding, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey injuries

Arsenal have been afforded an injury boost with the news that midfielder Mesut Ozil is in contention to feature in Arsenal’s net Premier league match against Huddersfield. The German midfielder has missed the Gunner’s past three fixtures owning to a back injury. In his Pre match Press conference however, Unai Emery had some good news…

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Arsenal team news: Will Mesut Ozil be available for Huddersfield clash?

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Arsenal team news: Will Mesut Ozil be available for Huddersfield clash?

Mesut Ozil is set to be ruled out of Arsenal’s home clash against Huddersfield on Saturday as he continues to struggle with a back injury. The 30-year-old midfielder has missed the past four matches, having been left out for the win at Bournemouth before suffering back spasms which ruled him out of the Europa League clash against…

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