Stephan Lichtsteiner to Arsenal: A Good Option from the Bench

Stephan Lichtsteiner to Arsenal: A Good Option from the Bench

Change is afoot at Arsenal. With Arsene Wenger’s departure and Unai Emery’s appointment, a lot of changes are being expected and I am sure they will take place in the due course of time. However, the first set of changes that have taken place are interesting, if not entirely expected. Per Mertesacker has announced retirement and is now the Under-21 manager for the Gunners. Santi Cazorla has been released as well. On the incoming side, Arsenal have announced the signing …
ELO Rating Analysis of the PL Fixtures for the Top Six

ELO Rating Analysis of the PL Fixtures for the Top Six

On June 14, the FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia. But before the international tournament kicked off in the evening, an important event in the annual football calendar took place earlier during the day. English Premier League fixtures were released on the same day. Had it not been a World Cup year, this event would have been analyzed in much more detail. But nevertheless, it did not escape scrutiny completely. Liverpool fans are wondering if this is going to …
Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool: An Inexpensive Backup Option

Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool: An Inexpensive Backup Option

Even as the FIFA World Cup is on the brink of beginning, the transfer rumour mill refuses to stop churning. After being stumped by Nabil Fekir’s failed medical, Liverpool it seems are in the market for another attacking wide midfielder. It has been a few days since it was reported that the Reds are interested in Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri and their failure to close the Fekir deal has made their link with Shaqiri that much stronger. Liverpool’s lack of …
Four Premier League players that could catch the eye at the World Cup

Four Premier League players that could catch the eye at the World Cup

There will be a lot of players that catch the eye over the next month at the World Cup. It is important not to overrate any individual based on their performances in Russia. The Premier League will have a number of players involved in the tournament, which isn’t a surprise considering the money involved in the English game now. The majority of signings are internationals and a lot of those will be representing their country at the World Cup. Here …
Manchester United Transfer Index: Ashley Young

Manchester United Transfer Index: Ashley Young

As part of my weekly feature titled ‘Manchester United Transfer Index’, we will look at the future of another winger enjoying a new lease of life at full-back, England International Ashley Young. Arguably, the most defining and memorable Ashley Young moment of 2017/18 was the utter disbelief in Mourinho's face when he saw the 32-year old smash a free kick from 25 yards out to double Manchester United's lead at his former home in Watford - silencing the crowd as …
Fabinho - Profiling Liverpool's New Signing

Fabinho - Profiling Liverpool's New Signing

Liverpool have bounced back from their Champions League final defeat at the weekend with the signing of the hotly-sought after Monaco midfielder Fabinho. The Brazilian will join the Reds at the beginning of July with the deal potentially worth over £40 million according to BBC Sport. It is thought that the 24-year-old has been signed as a replacement for Emre Can who is expected to depart on a free transfer this summer. It is a disappointing blow that the German …
Who is Manchester United target Diogo Dalot?

Who is Manchester United target Diogo Dalot?

Manchester United have been among the big spenders during recent seasons and this summer won't be any different as Jose Mourinho attempts to close the gap on Manchester City. They recorded their highest finish since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, but that won't be good enough for anybody at the club. United want to be challenging for major honours and it is imperative that further progression is made during this close season. The right-back position is an area where …
Arsenal Set to Hire Unai Emery as Wenger's Replacement

Arsenal Set to Hire Unai Emery as Wenger's Replacement

This article was published before Emery was announced as the new manager of Arsenal. After weeks of speculation that Arsenal would replace Arsene Wenger with former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta, the BBC's David Ornstein is now reporting that former PSG and Sevilla boss Unai Emery will be appointed as the club's new manager. Given Ornstein's track record, it is relatively safe to assume that Emery will be Arsenal's new manager. With that in mind, it is a good time to …
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