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Mikel Arteta has been full of praise for the French striker Alexandre Lacazette who has shown how integral he is to the side even despite not scoring, and alludes to the fact that he would like the Frenchman to stay at the club.
Dominico Criscito will join his Italian compatriot Lorenzo Insigne at Toronto FC as Genoa decided to let the defender leave the club.
Genoa decided to change their project and that's why Criscito is now leaving the club.
For the Carabao Cup final this Sunday, the EFL are in talks with Wembley to put on a pro-Ukrainian gesture with the suggestion of lighting up the Wembley arch in blue and yellow being considered.
Could we see him in the squad on Sunday?
All 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 in full first team training ✅
They've got to sign him up now they've seen those performances!
Spoke to Ola's agency today:
- Contract expires December 2022
- No Contract Clause to Trigger an extra year for Bodo
- Ola Was offered to Celtic last summer.
Should Celtic look to bring the winger in this summer?
In his press conference today, Antonio Conte has reiterated that he wasn't close to resigning but has been upset by the lack of progress made during his tenure.
Antonio Conte is questioned on whether he was close to resigning as the Tottenham manager
Roberto Firmino will not play any part of the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea but a glimmer of hope for Diogo Jota as he's making good progress in his comeback from injury and may be back in time.
Huge news for all Chelsea fans ahead of the Carabao Cup final this week against Liverpool as it has been reported that Reece James could make his long-awaited comeback.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank has confirmed that Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen will make his debut for the club against Newcastle United.
Thoughts and prayers go out with all the incredibly strong people of Ukraine.
Although the Dane looks set to leave the club after contract talks have stalled, it has been reported that the 25-year-old will not join another Premier League club out of respect for Chelsea.
A big boost for all Walsall fans as they have announced the signing of Lee Tomlin, who will bring a whole host of Championship experience and quality to the side.
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It may have taken them too long but Manchester United have finally removed Aeroflot as their sponsorship partner.
“We share the concerns of our fans around the world and extend our sympathies to those affected."
🥇 Bruno Fernandes 
🥈 Mason Mount 
🥉 Jack Grealish 
Most chances created in the Premier League this season:
🥇 Bruno Fernandes 
🥈 Trent Alexander-Arnold 
🥉 Mohamed Salah 
🇵🇹 Porto vs Lyon 🇫🇷
🇪🇸 FC Barcelona vs Galatasaray 🇹🇷
🇩🇪 RB Leipzig vs Spartak Moscow 🇷🇺
🇮🇹 Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen 🇩🇪
🇵🇹 SC Braga vs Monaco 🇫🇷
🇪🇸 Real Betis vs Eintracht Frankfurt 🇩🇪
🏴 Rangers vs Red Star Belgrade 🇷🇸
🇪🇸 Sevilla vs West Ham United 🏴
Despite a whole host of clubs around the world separating themselves from their Russian sponsors, Man United still haven't made a decision on whether to follow suit and drop Aeroflot as a sponsor.
Burton are making full use of the free transfer market, having brought in Oumar Niasse and now Algerian international Adlene Guedioura as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink looks to strengthen his ranks.
Allan Saint-Maximin has been integral for Newcastle but picked up a knock a few weeks ago and it seems it's 50/50 if the forward will be fit for the upcoming game against Brentford.
UEFA have confirmed that Russian and Ukrainian clubs as well as their respective national teams, will have to play their home matches in a neutral venue, which will have implications for Spartak Moscow as well as upcoming World Cup playoffs.
After Russia was stripped of hosting the Champions League final following the invasion of Ukraine, it has now been reported that the Stade de France will host the event.
Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Takehiro Tomiyasu has had another injury, this time in his other calf as he looks set to be unavailable for at least a few weeks having only played two games since 18th December.