Paul Pogba ruled out of Manchester United’s clash against Arsenal

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jan 2020 10:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link917Shares Paul Pogba is set to miss Manchester United’s clash against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Manchester United will be without star man Paul Pogba for their Premier League clash against Arsenal after the midfielder was left out of the squad that travelled to London on New Year’s Eve.The Frenchman made his long-awaited return to first team action against Watford before Christmas and followed that up with a 45-minute display against Newcastle on Boxing Day.He was left out of United’s squad that beat Burnley 48 hours later but that was seen as merely a precaution as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t want to risk the midfielder so soon after his return.However, Pogba was not spotted as United made their way down to London by train on Tuesday, in what is a bitter blow for the Red Devils.ADVERTISEMENT Paul Pogba ruled out of Manchester United’s clash against Arsenal United are looking to start 2020 with a win (Picture: Getty)Solskjaer is already without Scott McTominay, meaning it’s likely to be a central midfield pairing of Nemanja Matic and Fred at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal are seeking their first win under Mikel Arteta when United make the trip to north London but they have problems of their own.Calum Chambers faces a prolonged period on the sidelines after injuring his knee in a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, while Granit Xhaka is struggling to make the match due to illness.MORE: Arsenal vs Man Utd TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, team news, odds and head-to-head Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal set to agree deal to sign defensive midfielder Pape Gueye

first_imgFrenchman Guendouzi has been Arsenal’s breakout star in midfield (Picture: Getty Images)This wouldn’t be Arsenal’s first foray into the French second division, having picked up Matteo Guendouzi from FC Lorient in 2018.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe 20-year-old box-to-box midfielder has hit the ground running for the north London club, making 21 league appearances so far this season.France Under-19’s international Gueye could follow in the footsteps of Guendouzi, and has been described in France as a mixture of Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante in terms of profile, standing a 6’1″.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe left-footed, deep-lying playmaker has made 37 appearances for Le Havre since signing his first professional contract in 2017.The historic French club have seen the likes of Premier League stars Paul Pogba, Riyad Mahrez and Benjamin Mendy all rise through their ranks in recent years.This could be the start of a busy summer window for the Gunners, with rumours that star trio Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette could all face the axe.MORE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan will return to Arsenal from Roma unless Gunners lower asking priceMORE: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reveals Gabriel Martinelli’s greatest attribute Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 11 Feb 2020 12:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.2kShares Gueye has made 22 appearances in Ligue 2 for Le Havre (Getty Images)Arsenal are closing in on an agreement to sign Pape Gueye from Ligue 2 side Le Havre in the summer, described as a blend of Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante.The 21-year-old could become new boss Mikel Arteta’s first permanent signing since taking over the reins from former manager Unai Emery in December.The Gunners completed loan deals for centre-back Pablo Mari from Flamengo and Portuguese right-back Cedric Soares from Southampton in the January transfer window.According to Jeunes Footeux, central midfielder Gueye could join in the summer for as little as £5million.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal set to agree deal to sign defensive midfielder Pape Gueye Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Tanzania first African country to restart league amid virus

first_img Loading… Read Also: Hazard taken off, ice strapped to right ankle Tanzania played at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after a 39-year absence while Burundi competed for the first time. Both the Tanzanian Taifa Stars and the Burundian Swallows exited after the first round having lost their three group matches. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tanzania this weekend became the first African country to resume a national league suspended during March because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Tanzania pose before playing Kenya in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations group match in Cairo last June. Young Africans, who have been champions a record 22 times, won 1-0 away to Mwadui and Coastal Union overcame a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with visiting Namungo Saturday. Runaway leaders Simba and Azam will both enjoy home advantage Sunday in the other two matches scheduled for this weekend. Simba have 71 points with 10 matches to play, Azam and Young Africans share second place on 54 and Namungo lie fourth with 51. Tanzania suspended the 20-club national championship in mid-March as the COVID-19 outbreak began to wreak havoc throughout Africa. According to the Africa Centre for Disease Control on June 13, 225,126 people in Africa have been infected with 6,051 deaths. Spectators were permitted as the league resumed in the east African state, but the elderly, who are generally most vulnerable to the virus, and children were barred. Before being allowed into a stadium, fans must wear a face mask, wash hands with soap or use a hand sanitiser, and have their temperature checked. Once inside, spectators must practice social distancing by sitting or standing several metres apart. Footballers, referees, coaches and support staff are subject to equally strict measures to combat the virus, and change rooms are fumigated before and after matches. – Carried on playing – Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? Burundi, a tiny, landlocked country bordering Tanzania, were the only African country to continue playing top-flight football during the pandemic. Footballers in Belarus, Nicaragua, Taiwan and Tajikistan also carried on playing while the rest of the global football industry shut down temporarily. Le Messager Ngozi have 58 points and Musongati 55 in a two-club race for the Burundi title with two rounds remaining, which are set for the weekends of June 20⁄21 and 27⁄28. Ngozi have won the Primus Ligue once while Musongati, who have also reached the FA Cup final, are seeking a maiden title. Musongati were scheduled to meet Rukinzo in the cup final Saturday but the match was delayed as the country is mourning deceased president Pierre Nkurunziza. Nkurunziza, 55, who had been due to step down in August after ruling Burundi for 15 years, died last Monday from a heart attack, according to the government. A devout evangelical who believed he was chosen by God to lead Burundi, Nkurunziza will be succeeded by Evariste Ndayishimiye.last_img read more