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Arsenal Takes Final Decision To Sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
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Arsenal Takes Final Decision To Sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal have finally decided to sell striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the upcoming January transfer window. According to ESPN, Arsenal will allow Aubameyang leave Emirates in January as long as they receive a suitable offer for the forward. Aubameyang was stripped of Arsenal’s captaincy earlier this month due to a ‘disciplinary breach’. The 32-year-old has missed Arsenal’s last four matches against Sunderland, Leeds United, West Ham and Southampton. See Also: Aubameyang Banished From Arsenal First-Team Training He currently has 18 months to run on his current deal with Arsenal. However, Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has not ruled out reintegrating Aubameyang into his squad, but the North London club are willing to listen to offers for the Gabonese international next ...
Leicester City Boss Rodgers Predicts Ndidi’s Return Date
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Leicester City Boss Rodgers Predicts Ndidi’s Return Date

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers expects Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi to return to action after the next international break in November. Ndidi suffered a hamstring injury in Leicester’s 2-2 draw against Burnley last month, and has missed the club’s last two games. Read Also: All D’Tigress Players Withdraw From 2022 FIBA World Cup Over Neglect, Blast NBBF, Sports Ministry, Others (Video) The former Genk star will sit out Saturday’s (today) Premier League home clash against Manchester United. “He’ll probably join the group, I would say, in the next international break,” Rodgers told a press conference on Friday. “Over the course of this section of games, he probably won’t be available. We’re hoping that by then he’ll be back.” The 24-year-old has made six lea...
Rita Johal, Riyad Mahrez’s Ex-Wife Says Man City ‘Ruined’ Their Marriage
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Rita Johal, Riyad Mahrez’s Ex-Wife Says Man City ‘Ruined’ Their Marriage

Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez’s ex-wife has claimed that he turned his back on their family after signing for the Premier League champions - and believes City's transfer target, Harry Kane’s wife had a “lucky escape”. The Algerian made a £60m move to the Etihad Stadium in 2018 from Leicester, where he was part of the squad that won a famous league title two years earlier. While at the King Power Stadium, he married then-fiancee Rita Johal - a model and aspiring pop star - in 2015 and had a child the same year. With another member of the family arriving four years later, the relationship suddenly split as Mahrez started dating current fiancee Taylor Ward. And Johal has said that it was the move to City that changed her ex-husband from a down-to-earth dad to a “big head”. ...
Eagles Striker, Dennis Marks EPL Debut With A Bang
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Eagles Striker, Dennis Marks EPL Debut With A Bang

Super Eagles Striker, Emmanuel Dennis has shown promising prospects after netting the opener in Watford’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa in the English Premier League on Saturday. The Nigerian international, who wasted no time to announce his arrival to English football, putting in an impressive display in the match. Dennis joined the exclusive list of the likes of John Utaka, Osaze Peter Odemwingie, and Odion Ighalo as Nigerian players who scored on their first outing in the English Premier League. What is more interesting about the victory was the way the Dennis and Club-record signing Ismaila Sarr combined well to sink Villa. Sarr had already set up Emmanuel Dennis’ first club goal for Watford’s opener before he found the net himself for their second. However, describing his feeli...
Iheanacho on Target as Leicester Suffer Top-Four Setback After Defeat to Newcastle
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Iheanacho on Target as Leicester Suffer Top-Four Setback After Defeat to Newcastle

Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho continued his impressive goalscoring form this season when he notched a goal for Leicester though it was not enough as they suffered a 4-2 home loss to Newcastle on Friday night. The result left Leicester City’s top-four hopes hanging in the balance as they are just two points above inform Chelsea who face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium later today. Iheanacho cut in from the right before firing a low strike into the bottom corner three minutes to the stoppage time to hand Leicester their second goal of the match. The goal marked Iheanacho’s 11th goal in 22 Premier League appearances this season and his 18th strike in all competitions in the current campaign. Also, he has now scored 10 Premier League goals since the start of March, the ...
Iheanacho Downs Crystal Palace in Style
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Iheanacho Downs Crystal Palace in Style

Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho produced another match-winning performance, scoring the winning goal in the Foxes’ 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday. Iheanacho assisted Timothy Castagne for his team to level the tie five minutes after the break before notching the decider 10 minutes before full-time. The goal meant the prolific Nigeria international has now scored 14 goals in his last 14 outings across all competitions for Brendan Rodgers’ side. Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers in his post-match conference said, “It’s a great comparison because he missed a penalty (in the reverse fixture) and his confidence wasn’t high.” “A few months on, he’s a different player. We knew the quality he has, the talent he has, and now he’s getting an opportunity. “We were play...
‘He’s A Different Player ‘ – Rodgers Talks Up Leicester City Hero Iheanacho
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‘He’s A Different Player ‘ – Rodgers Talks Up Leicester City Hero Iheanacho

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has lavished praises on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward scored a stunning winner in the Foxes’s 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday night. Iheanacho set up Timothy Castagne for Leicester’s equalising goal five minutes after the interval before netting the decisive strike 10 minutes from time. The Nigeria international has now scored 14 goals in his last 14 outings across all competitions for Brendan Rodgers’ side. “It’s a great comparison, because he missed a penalty (in the reverse fixture) and his confidence wasn’t high,” Rodgers said reflecting on Iheanacho’s improvement. “A few months on, he’s a different player. “We knew the quality he has, the talent he has, and now he’s getting an opportunity. “We were playing a syste...
Iheanacho Becomes Sixth Nigerian to Bag at Least 30 EPL Goals
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Iheanacho Becomes Sixth Nigerian to Bag at Least 30 EPL Goals

In form Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has joined the elite list of Nigerians to have netted at least 30 goals in the English Premier League after he scored the last goal in Leicester City’s 3-0 home victory against West Bromwich Albion on Thursday night. The Nigerian registered his name in the score sheet nine minutes before the break after an exciting team move at the King Power Stadium. It marked his ninth goal in the Premier League this campaign. The effort also took the Super Eagles striker’s tally to 13 goals in all competitions in 2021. Iheanacho broke his personal best record of eight goals in a league season which was achieved after 26 matches in the 2015-16 campaign at Manchester City. The striker has now scored 30 goals in 136 appearances for Leicester City ...
Anichebe: Kanu Endeared Arsenal to Nigerians, Africans
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Anichebe: Kanu Endeared Arsenal to Nigerians, Africans

Victor Anichebe, former Super Eagles forward has said that the Kanu Nwankwo’s heroics at English Premiership club Arsenal attracted Africans and Nigerians to lend support to the club. He said this in an interview with Premier League Productions, noting that Kanu’s exciting skills caught his attention. Kanu amassed 273 appearances for the gunners in the Premier League, netting 54 goals with 29 assists. Anichebe, a product of Arsenal academy, recounted the privileged opportunity to had trained alongside Kanu in the senior national team, adding that the Atlanta Olympic gold medalist has envious skills. He said, “I came into the national team with Kanu, kind of star-struck when I saw him. The long journey he had in his career in the Premier League.” “He got a lot of Africans and N...
Mahrez Wins PFA EPL Fans’ POTM Award Ahead of Iheanacho
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Mahrez Wins PFA EPL Fans’ POTM Award Ahead of Iheanacho

Manchester City and Algerian winger Mahrez has bettered Kelechi Iheanacho and other nominees to claim the PFA Premier League Fans’ Player of the Month for March. Mahrez was announced as the winner on the PFA’s verified Twitter handle. Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Manchester United on loan forward Jesse Lingard were among the list of shortlisted players for the award. Others are Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette and Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw. Iheanacho was in sublime form in March, earning a Premier League Player of the Month. He was also declared the winner of Leicester City’s Goal of the Month award for March.