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Bookmakers have slashed the odds on manager Mikel Arteta (38) being sacked by Arsenal before the end of the season. Defeat to Tottenham at the weekend saw his odds shorten to 6/4. Six-time Serie A winner Massimiliano Allegri is now the current favourite at 2/1 to replace Arteta.
Former Fulham, Portsmouth, West Ham and Senegal international midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has passed away following a long illness at the age of 42. He was well-known known for scoring Senegal’s famous goal that stunned France 1-0 at the 2002 World Cup.
The choruses of disapproval at Arsenal continue to grow louder with the latest being legend Paul Merson branding his former club a ‘mid-table team’ and hammering star-striker and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for bringing nothing to table since signing his lucrative contract.
Former Manchester United left back and Sky Sports pundit Patrice Evra says Leeds United’s Ezgjan Alioski “deserves an Oscar” for the way he went down after a headbutt by Nicolas Pepe.
Chelsea’s 36-year-old defender Thiago Silva is being asked to have a vasectomy by his wife,…
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon team-mates were held hostage and forced to spend the night sleeping on the airport floor ahead of an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia.