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Player Ratings: Arsenal 1 Southampton 0

The Gunners left it late once again, as Alexis Sanchez scored the winning goal in the 89th minute of the match to get Arsenal within three points of third place Southampton. Arsenal mostly dominated many of the categories throughout the match, but goalkeeper Fraser Forster was absolutely outstanding for the Saints […]

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 12

Jack Wilshere was lucky to escape a red card, let alone a yellow on Saturday against Manchester United at the weekend. The midfielder fouled Marouane Fellaini, then showed dissent towards Mike Dean, in an aggressive manner, which warranted a yellow card I felt. Wilshere then turned to Fellaini and leaned […]

2 Main Issues That Arsenal Need To Address

Despite dominating both possession and shots, Arsenal fell to defeat at the hands of Manchester United on Saturday at The Emirates.  The 2-1 loss not only saw the Gunners drop down to eighth in the Premier League standings, but it also marked the first league defeat at home for the […]

English Premier League Team Of The Week – Gameweek 11

Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during Matchweek 11 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here’s my team of the weekend: Goalkeeper Guzan – [Aston Villa] – Brad Guzan is continuing a rich history of American goalkeepers who excel […]

Facts And Stats: A Look At The First 10 Gameweeks Of The 2014/15 EPL Season

The 2014/2015 football season in England is already 10 gameweeks old with ups and downs aplenty. Southampton have unquestionably been the surprise package thus far while the promoted trio all struggling to settle in the top flight. Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United are hardly fairing any better results-wise than when […]

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Time For FIFA To Reform: Anger At Soccer’s Governing Body Reaching Tipping Point

The Sunday Times’ report into alleged corruption surrounding Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid is yet another unwanted body blow to FIFA’s credibility as the custodians of world soccer. The central allegation revolves around former Asian Football Confederation President Mohammed Bin Hammam, who is claimed to have paid a total of […]

EPL Talk Podcast: David Conn

David Conn, whose critically acclaimed work for the Guardian focuses on Football finance, joins us on the EPL Talk Podcast. Hear Conn’s opinions on the Glazer family’s running of Manchester United, as well as his reporting on a number of other subjects related to finance in the game. We also […]

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]