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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has arrived at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground to finalise his transfer from Borussia Dortmund, Sky Sports News understands. A private jet containing the Gabon international arrived at Luton Airport at 2pm on Tuesday afternoon, less than an hour after leaving Dortmund airport. The 28-year-old’s presence at Arsenal’s training ground ensures the deal can be completed before Wednesday’s 11pm deadline. Arsenal have agreed a deal worth around £60m with Borussia Dortmund for the 28-year-old striker. While Dortmund have agreed a fee, Sky sources understand they will not let Aubameyang go until they find a replacement with Arsenal waiting…

Barcelona super star Lionel Messi has made it clear that he has no problem being rotated by coach Ernesto Valverde. The Argentinian has often been the only player to play every minute of each game, but his age and the needs of the team mean that he’ll fall into line along with everyone else. “The coach decides,” he said to reporters. “I speak to him often and I have no problem in rotating, like my other teammates. “Luckily, things are going well and we passed a tough test against Espanyol. “We’re happy about how things are going, although there is…

Jurgen Klopp insists that Liverpool are showing Sadio Mane and Mo Salah “respect” by letting them fly to Ghana for an awards ceremony this week. The pair will be present at the CAF Awards on Thursday – the night before the Merseyside derby clash with Everton in the FA Cup third round. Both have been shortlisted for the player of the year award, along with Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, report the Liverpool Echo. And after his side’s dramatic 2-1 win at Burnley, Klopp confirmed that both players would be given permission to make the 9,000-mile round trip this week. Klopp…

Ghana international Daniel Amartey has edged himself closer to leaving Leicester City following a disastrous cameo off the bench in a 2-2 draw against Manchester United in the English Premier League on Saturday evening. The 23-year-old made his way onto the pitch in the 57th minute, but would be ordered to the changing room a mere 16 minutes later following two bookable offences – to leave the Foxes faithful fuming. In what was only his second Premier League appearance of the season – a first since the opening day of the campaign – Amartey would’ve been eager to prove a…

Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will be warmly received by the club’s fans in Ghana as they arrive there on January 4 to attend the CAF Player of the Year award ceremony. The Reds duo were both shortlisted for the prestigious award alongside Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The CAF ceremony is scheduled for January 4 in Accra, Ghana, just one day before the Reds’ encounter with local rivals Everton at Anfield in the third round of the FA Cup, however, head coach Jurgen Klopp allowed both players to travel to attend the ceremony. Fans of the English club…

According to reports in Egypt and UK, Liverpool forward’s Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane could face a 9,000-mile trip to Ghana. The brilliant pair are scheduled to appear at the CAF awards the day before the Merseyside derby which is on January 5. Salah, fresh of the back of his African Player of the Year award , is the favourite to be crowned CAF Player of the Year on January 4, with their FA Cup third round game against Everton the day after. Their appearance at the event will surely harm their chances of playing a significant part in the…

Arsenal teenager Eddie Nketiah has signed a new “long-term” deal at the club. The  striker  is among three youngsters to have committed their futures to the club by signing new long-term contracts. Nketiah shot to prominence during last month’s EFL Cup win over Norwich, scoring with his first touch to send the fifth round tie into extra time before sending Arsenal through to a quarter final against West Ham with the winning goal. The 18-year-old, English born Ghanaian , has made three other first team appearances and has been singled out for praise by Arsene Wenger. https://twitter.com/EddieNketiah9/status/938442306994270209 The Gunners have tied…

Former Vice Chairman of English side, Arsenal and The Football Association, David Dein, has applauded CAF’s faith and dependence on technology towards the development of the game. “Technology has come to stay in the game. Everybody is embracing it and CAF (with 54 Member Associations) cannot be left out. I’m very positive technology will help eliminate major errors especially in offside and penalty decisions,” Dein made this remarks on Tuesday, 5 December 2017, during an interaction with CAF staff at the organization’s headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. He cited the Goal Line Technology and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) amongst the…

It’s still more than half a year before the tournament kicks off in Russia, and yet one player is already facing the real possibility of being banned from the games.  On Tuesday, Fifa’s Disciplinary Committee have opened an investigation into Colombia’s Edwin Cardona. Colombia are grouped with Poland, Segenal and Japan in Group H. Edwin Cardona is in trouble after he made an offensive gesture against South Korea back in November in a friendly. Tottenham striker Son Heung-Min scored a brace to hand South Korea a 2-1 win over Colombia. But the game gained exposure after Cardona made a racist eye gesture towards…

Nigeria is set to play France in a high-profile international friendly in March 2018 ,as part of it’s World Cup preparations. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has secured the mouthwatering clash to be staged in Paris on a date that will be confirmed in due time a report by Nigeria website thebreakingtimes. This will be the first meeting between the two sides since the Group A match in the 2011 World Cup. France snatched a 1–0 win then courtesy of Marie-Laure Delie’s second half strike. The friendly will be France’s third against an African side in recent times after strolling past both South Africa and Ghana. It…

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