Author: Chris Moore

Prior to joining the writing team at World Soccer Talk in the summer of 2014, Chris was a freelancer for the Yahoo Contributor Network. While at Yahoo, he published over 100 soccer-related articles and was a regular in the website’s monthly “Hot 100” list. Chris also wrote Baltimore Orioles minor league reports and game recaps for the Maryland Sports Blog during the 2014 season.

Why Lucas Torreira is an ideal signing for Arsenal

Arsenal have finally announced the signing of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria. The deal, which was essentially agreed upon by both clubs weeks ago, was delayed due to the player’s involvement in the World Cup with Uruguay. Nevertheless, Torreira has completed his medical in London and the Gunners finally get their new marquee man. During a time in which transfer fees are skyrocketing, Arsenal reportedly receive the 22-year-old midfielder for a reasonable £26 million. Though not pocket change, the cost-to-talent ratio involved in this transfer is outstanding business by the north London club. Torreira has been widely praised for his play ... Read more

Underdog Croatia can make it to World Cup semi-final or beyond

Croatia somehow entered the 2018 World Cup in Russia under the radar After all, they were placed in Group D alongside Leo Messi’s Argentina, an exciting Nigeria squad, and the 2016 Euro Cinderella team, Iceland. Nevertheless, the Croatians have managed to be one of the standout teams of the World Cup so far. Led by captain Luka Modric, Croatia recorded a victory in all three group stage matches. While not completely underrated, Modric certainly doesn’t get the credit he deserves. It’s difficult to understand how a Real Madrid player can be overlooked but having the majority of the focus on ... Read more

Jack Wilshere could still be an effective midfield option for Premier League club

Midfielder Jack Wilshere announced earlier in the week that he will be departing Arsenal this summer. Wilshere, who has been with the north London club for 17 years, claimed that he came to the decision following conversations about playing time with new boss Unai Emery. “I can confirm I will be leaving Arsenal Football Club when my contract expires at the end of June,” Wilshere posted on Instagram. “Following a number of extensive conversations with those at the club, and in particular a recent meeting with the new manager Unai Emery, I felt that I was ultimately left with little ... Read more

5 underrated players to watch at World Cup in Russia

While everyone will be watching Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar at the World Cup in Russia. What about the ones that are not as popular? Listed below are five players that could burst onto the scene during this summer’s World Cup. Ayoub El Kaabi – Morocco The 24-year-old forward has never played outside of his home country at the club level and recently became the subject of an eight-figure bid. Nevertheless, El Kaabi just scores goals. He has managed 47 club goals over the last two seasons. Twenty-five for Racing AC and 22 for RS Berkane. All of this ... Read more

Alex Iwobi is emerging as Nigeria’s most important player

Alex Iwobi is undoubtedly a polarizing player. The Arsenal and Nigeria midfielder/forward suffers regular scrutiny by both rival fans and supporters of the north London outfit. In fact, he may be the player in the Arsenal team with the lowest approval rating amongst their own fanbase. Yet despite these issues, the 22-year-old player has become a very important asset to the Nigeria national team. Despite the fact that with zero wins in their last five matches leading into this summer’s World Cup, Iwobi has clearly been their top performer. This is especially relevant considering the African team has solid players ... Read more

Sokratis to Arsenal would make perfect sense

  Multiple reports suggest Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos (let’s just go with Sokratis) will make a move to Arsenal at some point this week. The Gunners are said to be close to a £16 million ($21 million) agreement with the German club for the defender. Sokratis would join former teammates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, already in North London. While Sokratis may not be a high-profile, world-class center back, he is a quality defender. His signing would bring experience and stability to a depleted Arsenal defense. The 29-year-old center back has over 30 ... Read more

4 reasons why Arsenal fans should feel optimistic about next season

The 2017/18 season was not exactly a great campaign for Arsenal fans. The Gunners did reach the final of the League Cup and the Europa League semis. Ultimately, they finish the season with no trophies. Unless we are counting the Community Shield, we still have their worst league position in over 20 years. Despite finishing outside of the top four, which is miraculously now considered nearly as good as a trophy. Gooners should feel somewhat optimistic heading into the 2018/19 season. New Manager With Arsene Wenger walking away after more than two decades at the helm at Arsenal, the Gunners ... Read more

Premier League’s best XI using players outside of the ‘big six’ clubs

When the annual PFA Team of the Year is announced, it is certain to contain players almost exclusively from the top six Premier League teams. In fact, there has only been one player from outside of the ‘big six’ clubs to be included in the last two Premier League teams of the season (Romelu Lukaku formerly of Everton). With this in mind, let’s look at this season’s best Premier League XI. Using players not currently with one of the six major clubs. GK – Nick Pope The Burnley keeper has more clean sheets (11) than any other Premier League keeper ... Read more