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We have the team news as Arsenal take on Bodo/Glimt in the UEFA Europa Europa. The Gunners will be looking to get the second win in the 2022/23 Europa League campaign when they host Bodo/Glimt at the Emirates Stadium. Bodo/Glimt sit top of the group with four points after the PSV Eindhoven-Arsenal clash got postponed... The post Fabio Vieira, Tomiyashu and Saka to Start | Team News, Injury Updates, and Predicted Lineup For Arsenal vs Bodo Glimt appeared first on...
We have the team news as Arsenal take on Bodo/Glimt in the UEFA Europa Europa.
The Gunners will be looking to get the second win in the 2022/23 Europa League campaign when they host Bodo/Glimt at the Emirates Stadium. Bodo/Glimt sit top of the group with four points after the PSV Eindhoven-Arsenal clash got postponed due to the Queen’s death.
Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta’s side remain top of the Premier League after a 3-1 victory in the North London derby, with Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka getting on the scoresheet. Arteta might incorporate some changes to his team with a packed, congested schedule in October. Arsenal have already beaten Zurich and are in the second position in the group with three points.
As far as Arsenal are concerned, Mohamed Elneny is set for a sustained period on the sidelines after suffering a major hamstring injury and is unlikely to return to action before the New Year.
There was a welcome sighting of Reiss Nelson who had been sidelined with a muscular problem for well over a month.
Emile Smith Rowe is out of this game after having undergone an operation to address a groin injury that has plagued him for months, and the attacker is not expected to be back in training until December.
Cedric Soares was on the way back from one knock before picking up another, which ruled him out of the North London derby. The Portuguese right-back would have been hopeful of earning some minutes here, but he is facing a race against time to be passed fit for the game.
Takehiro Tomiyasu who has been limited to substitute appearances should get an opportunity ahead of Ben White. All signs point toward Ethan Nwaneri and Lino Sousa being back in the squad.
Zinchenko has missed training ahead of the clash and might have a slight sprain to his left knee.
Aaron Ramsdale (GK); Takehiro Tomiyasu (RB), William Saliba (CB), Gabriel (CB), Kieran Tierney (LB); Granit Xhaka (CDM), Albert Sambi Lokonga (CDM); Bukayo Saka (RW), Fabio Vieira (CAM), Gabriel Martinelli (LW); Gabriel Jesus (ST)
Arsenal come into this Europa League tie with some momentum with their NLD win and should win this game easily with goals from Gabriel Jesus and Odegaard.
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The Manchester United team news is here as they prepare to take on Omonia Nicosia in the 3rd group stage match of this year’s UEFA Europa League. The Red Devils will be hoping to bounce from their 6-3 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday when they make the trip to Cyprus. The derby defeat ended... The post Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro to return to starting lineup? | Team News, Injury Updates, and Predicted Lineup – Omonia Nicosia vs Manchester United appeared first on...
The Manchester United team news is here as they prepare to take on Omonia Nicosia in the 3rd group stage match of this year’s UEFA Europa League.
The Red Devils will be hoping to bounce from their 6-3 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday when they make the trip to Cyprus. The derby defeat ended United’s four-game winning run in England’s top flight. Manchester United’s defeat to Manchester City will have accelerated the need to rotate the team against Omonia.
Omonia Nicosia head into Thursday’s clash with Manchester United in good form, winning 2-0 away to Doxa on Saturday. After defeats in their first two Europa League group games, they are obviously under real pressure ahead of the tie. Erik ten Hag’s United have picked up three points from their opening two European fixtures this season, which has left them in the second spot behind Real Sociedad.
Jadon Sancho didn’t put in a great display against City and might be dropped to give Anthony Elanga or Alejandro Garnacho a chance. Facundo Pellistri is unavailable due to injury, with Mason Greenwood still being suspended.
Victor Lindelof could replace Raphael Varane who came off in the Manchester derby with an injury. Christian Eriksen has started every single game for Manchester United and Denmark this season so far. He might be rested for Fred.
Tyrell Malacia came into the Manchester United side because he earned it. But his performance against City was disappointing, and it’s time for Luke Shaw to get a chance to showcase his talent to Ten Hag. He was praised by Erik ten Hag ahead of the City game, and it seems very likely that he will get a chance against Omonia.
Donny van de Beek, Martin Dubravka and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are all left out of the squad due to injury concerns.
Brandon Williams and Phil Jones have been left out of the squad for the group stage.
Casemiro for Scott McTominay is also one possible change, however, United may be eyeing a start for the Brazilian at Everton, which could make him less likely to start against Omonia. Anthony Martial could replace Marcus Rashford, but this decision may likewise be influenced by whether Ten Hag wishes to save him for the Everton game.
Harry Maguire missed the Manchester derby due to a hamstring problem that he picked up while representing England during the international break, but the club captain could be back for this match. Ten Hag said last week that Axel Tuanzebe was also battling a long-term injury problem, with the defender facing a spell on the sidelines with the unspecified issue.
David de Gea(GK); Diogo Dalot(RB), Victor Lindelof(CB), Lisandro Martinez(CB), Luke Shaw(LB); Scott McTominay(CM), Fred(CM); Antony(RW), Jadon Sancho(LW), Bruno Fernandes(CAM); Cristiano Ronaldo(ST)
The Red Devils should return back to winning ways with goals from Rashford and Anthony Martial to ensure all three points for Man United. Omonia are the weakest side in this group and their elimination from this year’s tournament should be confirmed by matchday four.
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Manchester United will make some key changes to their starting line-up as they travel to Cyprus to face Omonia F.C. The Red Devils will look to bounce back to winning ways following an underwhelming result in the league against Manchester City last weekend. Having won only one of their two Europa League group fixtures hitherto,... The post 4-2-3-1 With Casemiro, Shaw & Martial | How Man United’s Starting XI Could Look Like Against Omonia appeared first on...
Manchester United will make some key changes to their starting line-up as they travel to Cyprus to face Omonia F.C.
The Red Devils will look to bounce back to winning ways following an underwhelming result in the league against Manchester City last weekend. Having won only one of their two Europa League group fixtures hitherto, the Red Devils will be keen on gaining momentum in the competition as they prepare for a demanding period of games over the coming weeks.
Following a disappointing result in their opening group stage fixture against Real Sociedad, a promising performance against Sheriff saw Erik ten Hag’s side secure a comfortable victory in their previous outing in the competition.
Expected to make it into the latter stages of the tournament, United will be looking to avoid any hiccups on Thursday, with the manager likely to make several changes to the starting line-up facing Omonia.
Harry Maguire, Donny van de Beek and Raphael Varane remain sidelined due to injuries whilst loan arrival Martin Dubravka is expected to make his club debut on Thursday, having travelled with the squad for the game against Omonia. Cristiano Ronaldo could potentially be included in the starting line-up, having been an unused substitute against City whilst Casemiro too could start the game on Thursday.
Martin Dubravka (GK): With De Gea having featured in every game hitherto, Dubravka is expected to be granted his club debut on Thursday. Likely to challenge the Spaniard for his first team spot, the new arrival will be hoping to make an impression against Omonia.
Diogo Dalot (RB): With Aaron Wan-Bissaka seemingly phased out of the squad, Dalot is expected to remain the manager’s only option at right back for the foreseeable future. Having delivered several promising displays this season, the full-back will be keen on staying consistent on the pitch moving forward.
Victor Lindelof (RCB): Deemed a rotational option, Lindelof will be keen on making the best of his opportunities over the coming weeks. Expected to be granted a number of starts – owing to injuries sustained by Maguire and Varane – moving forward, the Swedish international will be keen on producing notable displays over the coming fixtures.
Lisandro Martinez (LCB): Having been amongst the most consistent players at United this season, Martinez will be keen on maintaining his impressive form moving forward. Likely to play a majority of games over the coming weeks, the Argentine will be keen on remaining consistent on the pitch heading into a busy period of football.
Luke Shaw (LB): Having played a half against City, Shaw is likely to be granted a start on Thursday. With Tyrell Malacia having been consistent hitherto, the England international will be keen on returning to his best form over the coming weeks.
Casemiro (CM): Yet to cement his place in the starting line-up, Casemiro will be keen on delivering a notable performance against Omonia. Having been slow in adapting to the team’s requirements hitherto, the Brazilian will be looking to perform to his potential moving forward.
Fred (CM): Reduced to a rotational role, Fred will be keen on delivering a notable performance on Thursday. With the team short on midfielders suited to the manager’s philosophy, the Brazilian is expected to be granted a number of starts over the coming fixtures.
Antony (RW): Having had a steady start to life at United, Antony will be keen on finding consistency on the pitch moving forward. Despite an underwhelming display against City, the winger will be looking to deliver notable performances moving into a demanding period of fixtures.
Bruno Fernandes (CAM): With Christian Eriksen likely to be granted a rest, Fernandes will be keen on making an impression against Omonia. With much left to be desired from his performances, the Portuguese international will be keen on returning to this best form moving forward.
Marcus Rashford (LW): Struggling for consistency, Rashford will be keen on nailing down a starting spot over the coming weeks. With competition for places across the frontline, the England international will be looking to return to his best form over the coming fixtures.
Anthony Martial (ST): Expected to play a vital role under Ten Hag, Martial will be keen on delivering a notable performance on Thursday. With the team’s attacking prowess reliant on his ability, the French forward is expected to be amongst the first names on the team sheet under Ten Hag.
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We observed three things as Arsenal took the honours in the North London Derby with a 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur, with goals from Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka ensuring Arsenal stay first in the Premier League. Oleksandr Zinchenko and captain Martin Odegaard returned from injury for Arsenal. Thomas Partey, who was also... The post Gunners Stay Top of PL With NLD Derby Win | Three Crucial Lessons From Arsenal’s Dominating Win Over Spurs appeared first on...
We observed three things as Arsenal took the honours in the North London Derby with a 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur, with goals from Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka ensuring Arsenal stay first in the Premier League.
Thomas Partey, who was also passed fit to start scored a stunner. Harry Kane’s equalizer for Spurs saw him set more scoring records, but his side were not up to the quality as their 12-year wait for a league win at the Emirates Stadium continued.
Emerson Royal was red-carded for a reckless foul on Gabriel Martinelli soon after Jesus’ goal. Xhaka in his new attacking midfield role, then put the three points in the bag when he wrong-footed Eric Dier from Martinelli’s flick and powered a low effort beyond Hugo Lloris.
Emerson’s challenge on Martinelli looked clumsy, rather than malicious, but when studs connect with the ankle, the referee has no option. Spurs have now been shown five red cards at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League; their most at any away venue in the competition.
Antonio Conte told BT Sport:
“I think we had the opportunity to do much better in the first half. Instead, we kept the game in balance. I think we made big, big mistakes in the last pass, also easy passes. We could do much better [with Arsenal’s second goal] and the red card ended the game, it was difficult for us.”
Despite their fantastic start to the season, many had assumed Arsenal as a side only capable of beating the teams they are expected to. After their defeat at Old Trafford, doubts were raised about their ability to beat rivals in the ‘big six’. With Antonio Conte’s Tottenham having pipped Arsenal to the fourth spot last season, this victory will prove Arteta’s doubters wrong.
Kane’s penalty means that he is now the leading scorer in London derbies, scoring 44 goals in those matches. His goal for Spurs meant that he surpassed Thierry Henry’s record of 43. The goal also made the England captain the first player in Premier League history to score 100 goals away from home.
Harry Kane holds the record for most goals scored by any Premier League player against Arsenal;
— Champions League Stats (@alimo_philip) October 2, 2022
Fans wanted Xhaka out of the team due to his recurring disciplinary and behavioural issues. But the Swiss star has gone some way in redeeming himself. With Thomas Partey acting as the defensive midfielder, Xhaka was allowed to charge from deep and cause Spurs’ midfield and defence all kinds of problems.
The Swiss made marauding runs into the Spurs’ box to support Jesus and the ploy proved particularly effective. He is proving to be an effective link between the Gunners’ midfield and attack, alongside Odegaard. His goal was spectacular as well, completely blindsiding the Spurs’ defence.
Granit Xhaka to BT Sport:
“We didn’t have a lot of weeks to prepare, but we knew exactly what we wanted, and from the first second, I thought we were the better team.
“My first derby goal in England, I am more than happy, but the most important thing is the team.”
Mikel Arteta’s side have now won seven of their opening eight games and stay at the top of the Premier League leading 2nd-placed Manchester City by a point.
Arsenal came into the game seeking to exact revenge for their 3-0 loss last season which saw them lose out on Champions League qualification. Arsenal host Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League on Thursday at 8 pm, while Tottenham travel to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League.
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The Manchester United player ratings are here as the men in red and black suffered a humiliating 3-6 defeat to local rivals Manchester City on Sunday. A grounding result at the Etihad saw the Red Devils get dominated for most of the ninety minutes. United struggled to cope with the home side’s quality in possession... The post Four Players Register 3/10 As City Thrash United: Player Ratings and Analysis For Manchester City vs Manchester United appeared first on...
The Manchester United player ratings are here as the men in red and black suffered a humiliating 3-6 defeat to local rivals Manchester City on Sunday.
A grounding result at the Etihad saw the Red Devils get dominated for most of the ninety minutes. United struggled to cope with the home side’s quality in possession whilst remaining passive in their application on the pitch. With much to improve upon, Erik ten Hag will be keen on rectifying errors moving forward as the Red Devils head into a demanding period of fixtures over the coming weeks.
Lacking intensity and aggressiveness on the pitch from the first whistle, United failed to impose themselves on the opposition on Sunday.
Struggling to cope with City’s progression up the pitch, a lack of discipline in possession combined with poor decision-making during defensive transitions culminated in a raft of goals conceded within the first half, with both Phil Foden and Erling Haaland each registering a brace before the half-time break.
A marginal improvement in the second half saw United wipe out City’s clean sheet owing to a thunderous strike by summer signing Antony from outside the penalty box in the 56th minute. However, despite the team’s quest for a comeback, the visitors continued struggling to cope with City’s transitions, with both Foden and Haaland netting once; each completing their respective hat-tricks in the second half.
A brace by Anthony Martial following his introduction helped United bring down the deficit in the final quarter of the game. However, having struggled to challenge the opposition, United inevitably failed to salvage a result on Sunday.
David De Gea (GK): 6/10
A victim of United’s poor defensive display, De Gea produced a handful of crucial saves throughout the ninety minutes. Expected to remain between the sticks for the foreseeable future, the Spaniard will be keen on contributing to the team’s prospects moving forward.
Diogo Dalot (RB): 4/10
Having struggled to cope with City’s overloads down the flank, Dalot failed to deliver a convincing defensive display on Sunday. Expected to retain his place, the Portuguese full-back will be keen on redeeming himself over the coming weeks.
Raphael Varane (RCB): 4/10
Subbed off following a minor knock, Varane struggled to cope with City’s constant penetration into the 18-yard-box. Having been amongst the team’s most consistent players in recent weeks, the Frenchman will be looking to deliver improved performances moving forward.
Lisandro Martinez (LCB): 5/10
Amongst the better performing defenders on the afternoon, Martinez remained a reliable presence at centre-back. Expected to remain a core part of the team’s set-up moving forward, the Argentine will be keen on remaining consistent moving forward.
Tyrell Malacia (LB): 4/10
Much like Dalot, Malacia too failed to cope with City’s overloads down the flank. Unsupported by the winger in defensive transitions, a poor performance saw the Dutchman make way for Luke Shaw at half-time.
Scott McTominay (CDM): 4/10
Poor in his positioning and tracking of opposition players, McTominay failed to provide adequate support to the defence on Sunday. With Casemiro likely to be granted a start in the Europa League, the Scotsman will be keen on retaining his place in the starting line-up this weekend.
Christian Eriksen (CM): 3/10
Having struggled to cope with City’s dynamic midfield transitions, Eriksen failed to have an impact in possession. Expected to remain a vital part of the team’s prospects this season, the Danish international will be keen on delivering notable performances over the coming weeks.
Antony (RW): 4/10
An impressive strike saw Antony net United’s first goal of the afternoon on Sunday. Yet to perform to his potential, the Brazilian will be keen on delivering notable displays moving forward.
Bruno Fernandes (CAM): 3/10
Ill-disciplined with and without possession, Fernandes remained an unimpactful figure for most of the ninety minutes. Seemingly struggling to adapt to his new role, the attacking midfielder will be hoping to improve his performance over the coming weeks.
Jadon Sancho (LW): 3/10
Poor in his application, Sancho struggled to make a difference in attack on Sunday. Having struggled for consistency this season, the winger will be looking to improve on his overall contributions moving forward.
Marcus Rashford (ST): 3/10
Underwhelming in possession, Rashford remained a passenger for most of the ninety minutes on Sunday. With Anthony Martial having returned from injury, the England international is expected to battle it out with Sancho for a place on the left flank over the coming weeks.
Victor Lindelof (RCB): 5/10
Replacing Varane before the break, Lindelof remained a steady presence in the backline. Unlikely to cement his place in the first-team line-up anytime soon, the Swedish international will be keen on making the best of his opportunities moving forward.
Luke Shaw (LB): 5/10
Having struggled to cope with the intensity of the game, Shaw failed to make a notable difference on Sunday. Likely to be granted opportunities moving forward, the left-back will be keen on cementing his place in the starting line-up over the busy period of fixtures.
Casemiro (CDM): 5/10
Whilst expected to be included in the starting line-up, Casemiro, yet again, found himself on the bench on Sunday. Expected to eventually slot into the midfield, the Brazilian midfielder will be keen on making the best of his opportunities moving forward.
Anthony Martial (ST): 7/10
Having netted a brace following his introduction, Martial is expected to return to the starting line-up this weekend. Likely to emerge as a pivotal contributor to the team’s prospects this season, the Frenchman will be keen on staying fit and avoiding injuries over the coming weeks.
Fred (CM): 6/10
Introduced to add bodies in the midfield, Fred produced a decent cameo on Sunday. Expected to be granted starts over the busy period of games, the Brazilian will be keen on regaining his place in the starting line-up moving forward.
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Arsenal have Juventus duo Dusan Vlahovic and Fabio Miretti on their transfer wishlist for the upcoming January transfer window. Arsenal have impressed this season and could be primed to make it back to the UEFA Champions League if not put a surprise title charge. Mikel Arteta’s rebuild consists of putting together a young side that... The post Arsenal Looking at Juventus Pair in £100m Double Transfer Swoop For January: Here is Why Arteta Wants Them appeared first on...
Arsenal have Juventus duo Dusan Vlahovic and Fabio Miretti on their transfer wishlist for the upcoming January transfer window.
Arsenal have impressed this season and could be primed to make it back to the UEFA Champions League if not put a surprise title charge. Mikel Arteta’s rebuild consists of putting together a young side that is still finding its feet in the Premier League, but they could genuinely challenge for major trophies in a few years.
The biggest name of all the failed targets for Arsenal this year was undoubtedly Dusan Vlahovic. Vlahovic has found the net 44 times in 98 Serie A games for Fiorentina before moving to Juventus (stats via transfermarkt).
There were reports that Arsenal even tabled an official bid for the Serbian striker after he refused to extend his contract. Arteta had him on his wishlist since last summer.
Even after being aware of the Gunners’ concrete interest in him, Vlahovic was wary of the club’s chances of securing Champions League football for the 2022/23 season. Even Arsenal were sceptical of pursuing him wholeheartedly due to his high wage demands and exorbitant agent fees.
Juventus’ midfield star Fabio Miretti is also on Arteta’s wishlist. The Italian U21 international has become a key member of Massimiliano Allegri’s squad this term.
Dusan Vlahovic is an efficient finisher possessing good dribbling skills. The striker is known for his work off the ball and is also an aerial threat standing at 6’2. The left-footed Serbian striker is amongst the most prolific young strikers right now that every top team are looking to have in their ranks.
With his physicality and exquisite finishing ability, it is a no-brainer that Vlahovic is a perfect fit for the Premier League. Whether or not Arteta can strike up a deal for Dusan Vlahovic in the 2023 January transfer window remains to be seen, but if he does, it will certainly be a major boost for his rebuilding process.
Vlahovic has fired 12 goals in 22 Serie A outings for Juventus – including 5 in 7 appearances this term (stats via transfermarkt).
Fabio Miretti had taken his first small steps into Serie C with Juventus’ under-23 team, but in the 2021/22 season, he went to another level, becoming a key player in the under-23s, while also being one of the star players of that season’s UEFA Youth League as Juve made a strong run to the semi-finals.
Off the ball, he is a rugged, combative defensive player that presses with intensity and closes spaces quickly, always looking for interceptions to kick-start transition opportunities in attack.
In possession, he is a press-resistant, creative player that can play across a number of positions. Deep in midfield he can absorb the pressure and be a crucial line-breaking ball carrier that helps his team beat the first line of the press.
He can also play a box-to-box role, using his industrious attributes as a ball-winner, while also being given the license to be aggressive going forward. Or he can play as a pure number ten, where his creativity, dribbling and excellent ball-striking technique all come to the fore and he can do serious damage to the opponents.
Stories on Dušan Vlahović and links to Arsenal move for January have been described as wide of mark by sources on both sides. #AFC
Vlahović, only focused on Juventus and Arsenal currently very happy with their strikers. pic.twitter.com/M6wJutp1nu
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 25, 2022
It seems unlikely that Juventus would be looking to sell Dusan Vlahovic within a year of securing his services, but that has not deterred Arteta. Similarly, Miretti is another name that the Turin side will be unwilling to part with, especially midway through the ongoing campaign.
Arsenal have a youthful roster, and the addition of Miretti and Vlahovic will certainly be a step in the right direction. Despite having an excellent start to the season, Arsenal may be looking to improve their squad depth because of the congested fixture schedule that comes with playing in the Europa League.
Fabio Miretti is certainly a midfielder with plenty of potential and he is someone who already understands what the environment is like. If he is given more opportunities with the seniors in 2022/23, his development as a footballer can progress further and the Bianconeri could have a midfield gem in their hands.
Arsenal will be looking at more alternatives with Mykhaylo Murdyk also being one of the priority targets.
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