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Arteta dazzled by Willian’s ambition to succeed at Arsenal as Premier League season nears
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Arteta dazzled by Willian’s ambition to succeed at Arsenal as Premier League season nears

The Brazilian still has the desire and ambition to be a driving force at the top level, according to his new manager Mikel Arteta believes Willian is the player who can drive Arsenal towards a push for more silverware and a top-four finish. Willian, 32, signed a three-year deal with Arsenal in August after leaving Chelsea as a free agent. The playmaker – who joined Chelsea from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 – scored 37 goals and provided 33 assists in 234 Premier League appearances for the Blues.
Mane Cracker Named UEFA Champions League Goal Of The Week
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Mane Cracker Named UEFA Champions League Goal Of The Week

Sadio Mane cracking volley has been named UEFA Champions League Goal of the Week, presented by Nissan! The Liverpool man’s acrobatic strike came during his side’s 7-0 destruction of Spartak Moscow on yet another famous European night at Anfield. The Senegal international beat off some strong competition to take the prize Matchday Six, including an unstoppable dipping effort from Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund. Mane also saw off an emphatic, curling finish from Bernard in Shakhtar’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City and a brilliant, whipped finish from Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min in their Wembley triumph over APOEL. Juventus star Federico Bernardeschi also missed out, earning a nod for his impressive low drive in the Italians’ 2-0 win at Olympiaco...
Guardiola Switches Focus To Manchester Derby After Shakhtar Defeat
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Guardiola Switches Focus To Manchester Derby After Shakhtar Defeat

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola says he is happy with his side’s performance despite falling 2-1 to Shakhtar Donetsk in a Champions League group stage encounter on Wednesday. Having already qualified for the knockout stages with one game left, City with few changes to their starting XI trailed 26 minutes into the game after a clean shot from Brazilian Bernard put the home team ahead. Shakhtar doubled their lead less than five minutes later, and were heading toward a clean sheet victory before Sergio Aguero pulled one back for City through a 93rd-minute penalty. But Guardiola, who was in charge of his 100th Champions League game, congratulated his players and said they will go to rest and then prepare ahead of their Premier League clash with city rivals, United. “Congratulations ...
Stones Hails Ederson For Man City’s New-Found Defensive Resolve
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Stones Hails Ederson For Man City’s New-Found Defensive Resolve

Manchester City's defensive solidity is a credit to goalkeeper Ederson, according to centre-back John Stones. City have kept five clean sheets this season after seeing off Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday, with the Brazilian - who arrived from Benfica for £35 million in June - having not conceded a goal since a 2-1 Premier League victory over Bournemouth on August 26. His impressive start to life at the Etihad Stadium is in stark contrast to that of Claudio Bravo, who is now playing second fiddle to Ederson after a debut season in Manchester mired by high-profile errors. "It's credit to him," Stones said. "It's not easy coming from another country. I wouldn't know that but from speaking to the boys in the past who have come over to the Premier League, it's a diffe...
Kyle Walker Says Manchester City Fear No One
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Kyle Walker Says Manchester City Fear No One

The former Tottenham defender moved to the Etihad Stadium this summer, with his new employer currently top of the table after scoring 21 goals in their opening six games. Talking about City's promising start to the campaign, Walker said: "If we keep doing the basics right, and keep performing at the level we're performing at, hopefully we will be a force that won't be stopped. "We've got a lot of game winners and fantastic talents. It is just about consistency. "If we keep playing at the level we are playing at I don't think we will come across many opponents that will cause us many problems with the strike force we've got and, more importantly for me, (if we are) keeping clean sheets. "We need to keep listening to the gaffer and his tactics, and we hope that will see us across the lin...
Hamsik: After Our Defeat To Shakhtar, We Had To Bounce Back
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Hamsik: After Our Defeat To Shakhtar, We Had To Bounce Back

Napoli lost 2-1 to Shakhtar in the Champions League midweek but made a timely return to form, with Hamsik completing 90 minutes for the first time this season against Benevento. “We showed our strength,” he told the Partenopei’s official website. “After our defeat to Shakhtar, we had to bounce back with a win and we did.”