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Football: Alex Iwobi is the highest earning Nigeria player after signing for Everton

Image result for alex iwobiAlex Iwobi is really happy as you are reading this piece.

He has signed for Everton from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a five-year deal until the end of June 2024.

The 23-year-old forward is the Blues’ seventh and final signing of the summer transfer window following the additions of goalkeeper Jonas Lössl, right-back Djibril Sidibe, midfielders Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, and striker Moise Kean.

Nigeria international Iwobi, who has 36 caps and helped his country to the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals this summer, came through Arsenal’s academy before making his first-team debut for the Londoners in October 2015 at the age of 19.

Everton manager Marco Silva said: “Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing for Everton. He is a direct and skilful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard for his team.

“He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience – 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games.

“It was important for me to have one more quality option for our attacking positions to add to what we have with Richarlison, Bernard and Theo Walcott.

“Alex fits exactly the profile of player I want in my model. He is hungry to join Everton and take the next step in his career, to help us compete with the strongest teams in the league and reach his potential at our club.”

Iwobi, the nephew of Nigerian legend Jay-Jay Okocha, was born in Lagos, Nigeria before moving to England when he was four. Iwobi played 149 games for Arsenal, scoring 15 times and contributing to 42 goals.

koscielny astonishing speech to wave good bye to Arsenal

Image result for koscielnyIt is no more news that Laurent Koscielny, Arsenal captain has waved good bye to the football club that he played for many years.

His farewell speech has made many fans speechless.

Read what he wrote below:

“koscielny_official6 As you know i engaged with @girondins. After 9 years spent at Arsenal, i took the decision to leave. I have spent wonderful years with this club, nine years during which i learned, evolved, grew up. This experience made me the player I am today. My decision to leave has been discussed for months with my club, my teammates, my coach, and it has been a well thought decision. I see this departure like a new turning point in my life as a player but also in in my life as a man and a family man. However I hope you understand, and in any case i cannot be thankful enough for these years past at Arsenal. I am aware of everything that the club and you supporters have brought to me. But it is time for me to go home so today my will is to join the @girondins. This is a new challenge that I count on taking with determination”, he said

Arsenal , Lyon eye U 23 Eagles striker, Emmanuel Dennis

Arsenal, Lyon Chase U23 Eagles Forward DennisIt has been reported that Arsenal have reportedly made a £12m offer for Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis.

According to Turkish outlet Fanatik, Arsenal and Lyon have both made £12m bids for Dennis as he looks set to leave the Belgian club this summer.

The report also claims that Fenerbahce are interested, but are not willing to match the offers from Lyon or Arsenal.

Dennis scored seven goals in the Belgian top division in 26 appearances this season, with a further six goals in cup competitions.

Unai Emery can call upon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette up front but the departure of Danny Welbeck means that youngster Eddie Nketiah is the next most senior striker in the Gunners ranks.

It’s tempting to conclude that there are areas of Emery’s side that need improving more urgently than their striking options, but it would be understandable if the Spaniard wanted a third striker through the door this summer.

The calibre of the other sides in the chase may suggest that Dennis is not a world-beating prospect, but Arsenal’s best approach in their current situation is to take younger players and try and blood them into stars.

Dennis has obviously made a big impression in Belgium, but his club team-mate Wesley could perhaps be the better bet.

How African players ruled EPL joint top goal scorers Sallah, Mane, Aubameyang 

 African footballers, Salah, Mane and Aubameyang share Premier League Golden Boot award after finishing on 22 goals each (Photos)These are beautiful moment for the African trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who are top scorers of English Premier League 2019.

The Premier League Golden Boot award was shared among three African footballers, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after they finished on 22 goals each for their clubs.

Egyptian Mohamed Salah and Senegalese Sadio Mane who both plays for Liverpool received their honours after Liverpool’s 2  – 0 win against Wolves at Anfield. Both goals were scored by Mane.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon scored twice in Arsenal‘s 3-1 win at Burnley to receive a golden boot after also scoring 22 goals for his club. African footballers, Salah, Mane and Aubameyang share Premier League Golden Boot award after finishing on 22 goals each (Photos) African footballers, Salah, Mane and Aubameyang share Premier League Golden Boot award after finishing on 22 goals each (Photos) African footballers, Salah, Mane and Aubameyang share Premier League Golden Boot award after finishing on 22 goals each (Photos)

 

 

Chelsea Win Frankfurt on Penalties ⚽ to Set Up Europa League Final with Arsenal

Image may contain: one or more people, people playing sports and outdoorChelsea football club players are very happy as your are reading this piece.

@chelseafc beat Frankfurt 4-3 in a penalty shootout at Stamford Bridge as the Blues reached the final of the Europa League.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek @rubey_lcheek put Chelsea 2-1 in front on aggregate with a well-taken goal after half an hour tonight, only for Jovic to reply just before the hour to make it 2-2 on aggregate.

The match went to penalties, where Kepa saved twice in the shootout and Eden Hazard hit the winner.

Meanwhile Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang @auba14hd scored a superb hat-trick as Arsenal stormed into the Europa League final by winning 4-2 away to Valencia, progressing 7-3 on aggregate.

Kevin Gameiro’s early opener cut the deficit for Valencia, beaten 3-1 last week, but Aubameyang swiftly hit back for the Gunners at Mestalla on Thursday.

And when Alexandre Lacazette, who scored twice in the first leg, put Arsenal ahead, their place in the Baku final later this month was seemingly secure, despite this week’s European drama.

Gameiro struck again but Aubameyang killed the tie off with a second goal of his own and Arsenal head coach Unai Emery, a three-time winner of the competition with Sevilla, will now have a chance to add a fourth title after downing former club Valencia.

Arsenalfc and Chelsea have qualified for the Europa League final, completing an historic week with European football’s two major finals now featuring Premier League teams.

The London clubs will face one another in Baku on 29 May while Liverpool will take on Tottenham in the Champions League final in Madrid on 1 June.

It will be the first time in the history of European football that one country has monopolised the two finals and means that both trophies will head to England.Image may contain: 1 person, smiling

Ramsey signs 4 year Juve deal worth £400,000 per week

Ramsey signs 4year Juve deal worth £400,000 per weekArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a four-year contract with Juventus worth over £400,000 per week, according to Sky sources.

The Wales international has agreed a pre-contract deal with the Italian champions, meaning he will join on a free transfer when his Arsenal deal expires at the end of the season.

Ramsey had been in talks with the Gunners over a new deal for several months, but the club withdrew their offer in October, leaving Ramsey free to discuss a move away from north London. The former Cardiff ace who joined Arsenal in 2008 has so far made 256 appearances scoring 38 goals. Former Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenge once described Ramsey as a “complete midfielder” adding  “I was a midfielder, and I would have loved to have had what he has.

He can defend, he can attack, he can score goals.

What more do you want?” Ramsey was rewarded for his outstanding form during the 2013–14 season by being named Arsenal’s Player of the Season. It was in the same season that he developed into one of the most influential players at the Emirates

In the last 13 months, Arsenal have signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Lucas Torreira for a combined total of over £100m, but only signed Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona in January.

Mesut Ozil was also handed a new long-term contract last season worth £350,000 per week.

Juventus are considered to be experts at exploiting the free transfer market, and have signed the likes of Dani Alves, Emre Can, Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba on pre-contract deals in recent years.

Ramsey will become the third Welshman to play for Juve, following in the footsteps of Ian Rush – who spent just one season in Italy – and John Charles, who spent five years with the club in the 1950s and 60s.

Football: Super Eagles Star, Iwobi surprises about Cech retirement

Image result for cechIt has been revealed that Super Eagles and Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has expressed surprise with teammate Petr Cech’s decision to retire at the end of the 2018-19 campaign because he thinks the goalkeeper can still play for ‘another three or four years’.

“I was [surprised] because he always looks good in training and every time he plays in a match,” Iwobi told SkySports News.

“When he announced he was retiring I was like ‘wow, you could have another three or four years the way that you’re playing’. But we have to respect his decision and we’ll have to do our best to make sure he ends his career on a high.”

Cech confirmed on Tuesday that it is the right time to hang up his gloves after an illustrious career in England where he won four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, a Champions League trophy amongst other individual honours.

Bernd Leno’s arrival in the summer has limited the Czech international to a substitute role in recent weeks but Iwobi feels the 36-year-old is still in top form to carry on.

Iwobi and his teammates welcome London rivals Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium today for a crunch tie as they look to revive their top four hopes with a win.Image result for alex iwobi

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