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Arteta: Arsenal will give all we can to persuade Aubameyang to stay

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hopes he can persuade Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay with the club after the striker’s double secured a thrilling 3-2 win over Everton.

The former Borussia Dortmund frontman is 30 and has been linked with other clubs, including Inter and Barcelona, as he approaches the final year of his contract.

With only a slim chance of Arsenal qualifying for next season’s Champions League, it would not be surprising if Aubameyang were questioning where he will spend the final peak years of his career.

But the Gunners see him as a big part of their future, and his clinical double against Everton was further proof of his value to the team, according to Arteta.

“He’s our most important player,” Arteta told Sky Sports News. “Stats-wise, there are no questions about the impact he has with this team, so as much as I can and the club can, we will try to convince him to stay with us.”

Arteta saluted his team’s spirit after they made it three wins in a week, having beaten Newcastle United 4-0 last Sunday and landed a 1-0 victory at Olympiacos on Thursday in the Europa League.

Aubameyang scored what proved to be the winner just 24 seconds into the second half.

“The best thing is the spirit we showed. That’s coming back from Europe, three games in seven days, conceding a goal in the first minute, the way we reacted,” Arteta said.

“The way we played for 60-65 minutes was exactly what I want from my team.

“And the resilience some of the players showed when they were absolutely knackered, and they kept going and going and going – this is exactly what I want.”

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti criticised his team for allowing Arsenal’s forwards such glaring goal chances, with Eddie Nketiah volleying a close-range leveller before Aubameyang plundered his brace, all after Dominic Calvert-Lewin had put them ahead in the first minute.

“I think the performance offensively was good, really good, we had a lot of opportunities. Defensively, it was really poor,” Ancelotti said. “We conceded three goals and it’s not acceptable to concede three goals. If you concede three goals like this, normally you lose the game.

“When we were able to score at the end of the first half we knew because they played on Thursday that they could lose energy at the end.

“They lost energy, but we were 3-2 down. We had opportunities to score but we conceded three goals too easily.

“The forwards played really well. We had two fantastic strikers and the full-backs pushed in the second half when there was more space.

“Offensively we were really good; defensively, no. We are [moving] in the right direction but these are mistakes where you have to learn.”

Ancelotti indicated he had wanted to start with Andre Gomes in midfield, but the Portuguese playmaker was not in favour of playing from the off after returning from the ankle injury he sustained against Tottenham in November.

“When Andre came in, the team improved a lot with the possession,” Ancelotti said.

“I have seen him in training. He trained without a problem. I was sure he could play from the beginning. He was not so sure to start. He will start the next game.”

 

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Antonio Conte’s Late Night Message To Tuchel On Instagram

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Cristiano Ronaldo Is Looking For A Way Out Of Manchester United

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Italian journal La Republicca just released an explosive report about Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential future. They are saying Manchester United might no longer be within the Portuguese star’s future for a specific reason. With Erik ten Hag’s arrival, the Red Devils are about to make massive changes in the team’s style of play that doesn’t fit with Ronaldo’s position on the pitch.

According to this report, Ten Hag is looking to modify the structure in order to fit the classic Dutch style of play he used at AFC Ajax. Cristiano doesn’t agree with this, according to La Republicca and he would be willing to leave the institution. Chances of playing at a different club point at a possible return to Sporting Clube Lisbon, where Ronaldo’s career started. However, nothing is set in stone yet.

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For Cristiano Ronaldo, being able to continue playing the UEFA Champions League is absolutely essential for him. Manchester United finished the 2021-22 Premier League season with a measly 58 points and in sixth place, which leaves them out of the tournament for next season. With only a year left on his contract, Cristiano can definitely use this as the main reason to leave the club this summer.

This scenario would definitely leave Sporting Clube out as a possible next destination. Despite being 37 years of age, Cristiano Ronaldo still seems like he wants to continue playing at the highest level for at least one more season. Keep in mind he wants to remain competitive in order to play what will likely be his last World Cup in December. One of these destinations might encourage his fans.

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the Premier League, the hardest league in the world, at 37 years of age.

He finished 3rd in the scoring charts on 18, in the worst Manchester United team of the Premier League era.

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UCL: Tuchel Reveals Who To Blame As Chelsea Crash Out Against Real Madrid

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Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has slammed refereeing decisions taken against his team, after they were eliminated from the Champions League.

The Blues went into the second leg of their quarter-final clash against Real Madrid trailing 3-1.

But they managed to go 3-0 up at the Bernabeu, before the LaLiga side scored twice to win 5-4 on aggregate.

Tuchel has now expressed his anger over a VAR decision, to rule out another second-half goal for Chelsea before they scored their third of the evening. Check Free Canada Visa Deals

Marcos Alonso was adjudged to have handled before smashing the ball past Thibaut Courtois.

Referee Szymon Marciniak ruled the goal out without checking the VAR monitor.

Tuchel claims officials do not have the “courage” to give decisions against Real.

He said: “[It’s] not only today. When you play against Real Madrid, maybe you don’t expect everyone has the courage. I felt the little decisions in the first leg and today as well.

“I didn’t see the goal but I am super disappointed he didn’t come out and check it on it’s own. You should stay the boss and not give the decisions to someone in a chair and who is isolated.”

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