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Alex Iwobi impressing with the Arsenal first team

Arsenal young guns Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Dan Crowley and Gedion Zelalem receive a lot of attention when people discuss the next big prospect to go through the youth ranks and into the first team of the north London side. However, 19-year-old midfielder Alex Iwobi is beginning to turn heads as well. […]

Premier League January spending hits five-year high

English Premier League clubs’ gross spending on transfers in the January transfer window reached a five-year high of £175 million ($250.1 million, 230.1 million euros), financial consultants Deloitte said on Tuesday. The figure represented the biggest collective mid-season outlay by English top-flight teams since 2011 (£225 million), when Liverpool sold […]

Top 10 Premier League transfer window deals

AFP Sport lists the 10 biggest incoming Premier League transfers of the January transfer window after the deadline passed on Monday (* denotes fee approximate and as reported by British media): Giannelli Imbula – Porto (POR) to Stoke City; £18.3 million ($26.4 million, 24.2 million euros) Upwardly mobile Stoke set […]

Premier League and Bundesliga to compete head-to-head Saturday on NBC and FOX

Two of the 5 over-the-air TV networks in the United States will be broadcasting European soccer games at the same time on Saturday when NBC features Southampton versus West Ham United, while FOX shows Bayer Leverkusen against Bayern Munich. Originally, FOX’s high-profile game between Leverkusen and Bayern Munich was scheduled unopposed […]

Jose Mourinho and stars endorse Infantino’s FIFA bid

A stellar cast of soccer figures including Jose Mourinho and Luis Figo appeared in support of Gianni Infantino’s FIFA presidential bid at an event at London’s Wembley Stadium on Monday. UEFA general secretary Infantino, who is bidding to succeed the disgraced Sepp Blatter in the February 26 election in Zurich, […]

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EPL commentator assignments on NBC, Gameweek 22

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Premier League continues this weekend with a full slate of action this weekend on the networks of NBCUniversal. Weekend coverage begins Saturday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Tottenham v. Sunderland on NBCSN. Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET […]

Why the Premier League would be better with only 16 teams

The beginning of January is probably the most hated time of the year for Premier League clubs. Unlike their continental counterparts, they do not have a winter break to recharge and ready themselves for a busy spring and summer. For some, the three-week period sees an increase in the number of […]

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Petr Cech is already becoming one of Arsene Wenger’s best buys

Since his appointment in 1996, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made some extremely shrewd player purchases. Eventual greats such as Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Nicolas Anelka, Robert Pires, Sol Campbell, Cesc Fabregas and Nicklas Bendtner (sorry, I had to) were all brought in over the Frenchman’s first eight campaigns in […]

German national team and Bundesliga reaping benefits of strong youth program

After winning the 2014 World Cup, the German national team is far from resting on its laurels. With Tuesday’s spirited performances in the UEFA Champions League by Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach, as well as Bayern Munich winning their group, a new generation of German national team talent — particularly in […]