Arsenal outcast Mohamed Elneny wanted by AC Milan for January transfer

Arsenal outcast Mohamed Elneny could be handed an escape route from his Beskitas nightmare as AC Milan plot a January move. Midfielder Elneny joined Besiktas on loan after falling out of favour under Arsenal boss Unai Emery. He played just under eight times in the Premier League under Emery last season – but so far his spell at Besiktas hasn’t been much better, as he was sent off in his first game and handed a three-match ban, while the club are down in 12th place in the Super Lig. And…

Ben Woodburn cites former Arsenal ace as reason he won’t give up Liverpool dream

Ben Woodburn is still determined to make it at Liverpool – and he cited a former Arsenal player as the reason why he won’t give up on his dream. The winger has dropped off the radar somewhat since writing his name in the record books when he became Liverpool’s youngest ever goalscorer aged 17 years and 45 days. That was nearly three years ago, and after an unproductive loan spell at Sheffield United last season, where he made just eight appearances and scored no goals, Woodburn is now on loan…

Olivier Giroud admits he may be ‘forced’ to leave Chelsea in January transfer

Olivier Giroud has admitted he may have to leave Chelsea in the January transfer window. Giroud has scored twice for France in their Euro 2020 qualifiers this international break, but has found first-team opportunities at Chelsea hard to come by after Tammy Abraham’s excellent start to the Premier League campaign. England striker Abraham has scored eight goals in as many appearances for Chelsea this season, with Giroud having made just one start in the league for Frank Lampard’s side. After scoring in France 1-1 draw with Turkey on Monday, Giroud…

Ex-Premier League chief Richard Scudamore lands new role with Australian A-League

Former Premier League chief Richard Scudamore has reportedly been drafted in to try and save the Australia A-League. Scudamore, who led the Premier League for 19 years, was due to receive a £5million golden handshake after stepping down from the role in November last year. And he has landed a role as a ‘special advisor’ to all 11 A-league clubs and the competition’s boss Greg O’Rourke, according to the Sydney Morning Herald . The move is being seen in Australia as a coup for the league, with Scudamore credited as…

The Hundred draft prices confirmed as Liam Plunkett hopes to be £50,000 bargain

Liam Plunkett could be the £50,000 bargain of the Hundred draft after nominating himself at the lowest price of any World Cup winner. But sadly there is no sign of South African superstar AB de Villiers on the list of players for the draft this Sunday. Nor are there any Indian players with Harbhajan Singh having pulled out at the last moment to stick with their board’s refusal to allow any current stars to play in other franchise leagues. Plunkett picked up a vital 3-42 in a memorable final at…

Liverpool ace Trent Alexander-Arnold sets new Guinness World record

Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has scooped another accolade in a year to remember – after he set a new Guinness World record. Alexander-Arnold lifted the European Cup in June after playing a crucial role in Liverpool’s triumphant Champions League campaign – memorably including his cheeky corner that set up Divock Origi’s semi-final winner against Barcelona . He was named in the Champions league squad of the season and the PFA team of the season, and was instrumental in Liverpool finishing within one point of the Premier League title, running a…

Man Utd fans handed hope by Sergio Romero record amid David de Gea injury

Man Utd fans can remain hopeful that Sergio Romero will provide adequate cover for David de Gea should the Red Devils’ no.1 not be fit to face Liverpool . The Spanish goalkeeper was replaced during Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden on Tuesday after suffering a groin injury . De Gea now faces a battle to recover in time for Sunday’s meeting with league-leading rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford. But despite initial fears , fans can take some comfort in knowing that Romero has been impressive between the sticks in…

An open letter to UEFA’s president as you fail another generation of black footballers

Dear Mr Ceferin, You can’t possibly believe you are making inroads in the war on racism. When you look across the ­continent and see the abuse ­suffered by players in places such as Spain, Italy, France, England and Eastern ­Europe, you can’t possibly believe the culprits are concerned about the stigma of their countries being cited and fined. You call on the football family to wage war on racists – but isn’t that your job? You were elected ­president of UEFA in 2016. Since then social media should have made…

Alexandre Lacazette explains why Matteo Guendouzi can become world class at Arsenal

Alexandre Lacazette reckons Matteo Guendouzi can become world class at Arsenal because he is fiercely ambitious. The 20-year-old midfielder has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top in north London following his move from Ligue 2 obscurity in the summer of 2018. Guendouzi has made nine appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season and Lacazette is confident he can push on and become one of the game’s best midfielders. “He is like the younger brother [in the friendship group with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang],” said Lacazette. We all really have a…

Anderlecht fined for violating regulations over Vincent Kompany appointment

Anderlecht have been fined by the Belgian FA for violating regulations around the appointment of Vincent Kompany as boss. The former Man City captain left the Etihad at the end of last season to take up a player-manager role with his old club. But Kompany is yet to complete his UEFA Pro licence – a requirement for all top flight managers in the Belgian league. As a result his club have landed a 5,000 euros fine – the maximum that can be charged – as well as a strong reprimand…