Arsenal: Mikel Arteta has shrugged off his pre-match media duties, telling reporters that Thomas Partey is back from injury and in contention to be part of the Arsenal squad traveling to Leicester this weekend. He also said Gabriel Jesus is nearing a comeback after being out since the World Cup, but had no further updates on contract negotiators between Bukayo Saka or William Saliba and the club. “We want to set up a long-term project here and for that we need our best players who are committed to the club,” he said.
Following their win over Chelsea last weekend, Southampton have confirmed that Ruben Selles has been appointed manager until the end of the season after convincing the hierarchy that he can keep the club out of relegation. Ben Fisher has the latest…
Greetings all. Another busy football weekend is upon us, with the first cup finals of the English and Scottish seasons in store. They’re both hard to name, with Manchester United and Newcastle United battling it out at Wembley on Sunday afternoon in the Carabao Cup finale, while Celtic take on Rangers in the Viaplay League Cup final at Hampden Park.
There are plenty of competition matters to take care of ahead of these showpieces and we will bring you news of the various management press conferences scheduled for today. There’s also the small matter of the Europa League draw, in which Manchester United and Arsenal will find out who they’re up against in the last 16.
West Ham are performing much better in the Europa Conference League than at home, and West Ham will also learn who to face in the next round of Europe’s third division.
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