Arsenal have signed defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from Greek side PAS Giannina for an undisclosed fee.The 20-year-old had been in talks with the Gunners after making 16 Greek Super League appearances following his breakthrough last season into the first team. Mavropanos, who was also wanted by Olympiacos, has represented Greece Under-21’s and is recognised as one of his country’s best prospects. Born in Athens, Mavropanos began his career with the youth side at Apollon Smyrni where he stayed for eight years. He then joined Superleague Greece side PAS Giannina in January 2016, signing a three-and-a-half year contract. After being named on the bench for the first team’s games against Panathinaikos and Xanthi, the then-teenager made his senior debut against Agrotikos Asteras in the Greek Cup back in November 2016, playing the full 90 minutes and helping
Plagued by years of inconsistency, in performance and position, time is running out for the Arsenal attacker. I still remember the day when Arsenal signed Theo Walcott. That night, on ESPN’s SportsCenter, the caption ran Wenger’s new THEO-ry. He was 16 — my age at the time. I can’t believe it was over a decade ago. Arsenal have always been a club with an eye for talent. Arsene Wenger is a man who knows his youngsters. This was a manager who turned promising talents into the hottest properties in club football. We know the names in that illustrated list. Theo Walcott was to be Wenger’s latest gem. Before the Southampton graduate had even played in the Premier League, Sven-Göran Eriksson took him to the
Every year, Barcelona and Bayern Munich play a game of duck hunting. The ducks are Arsenal. This is the story of the UEFA Champions League for you. I’ve always liked Arsenal. They are a club with an identity. I have admired their footballing model, the Invincibles, and the talents they have showcased over the years. Arsène Wenger has been a great manager and faithful servant. I also understand that Arsenal are not among the European elite. Gooners, that’s the reality. Somehow Arsenal lose their identity when they come up against a top team. Just like they did last night. Wenger walked his team into a slaughter house. In 10 minutes, the Gunners’ were butchered by Bayern Munich. In the face of adversity, Arsenal
The fight on the top of the Premier League table is intense specially the fight for top 6 positions. Here are the possible finishes in the Points table at the end of this weekend for each club starting from the best possible finish to the worst possible finish. Table toppers Chelsea is the only club with a comfortable position where they will stay on top no matter whether they win or lose. Find out the best and worst finish your favorite club can make here. Also Manchester United who were stuck in 6th place after many wins have a chance to reach 5th place which also depends on the result of the match between Manchester City & Tottenham.
UEFA ring the changes ahead of 2018-19 Champions League campaign as four sides from England, Spain and Germany will secure automatic spot. At the moment, the Premier League and La Liga are awarded with four places each in the Champions League, whilst Italy and Germany are allowed three. However, the latter two divisions only get two guaranteed teams qualifying, with the third side having to go into the group stages via a play-off. That has now changed with the top four teams from the four highest-ranked leagues will entering the Champions League group stage from 2018. As a result of the changes, Italy, England, Spain and Germany will have half of all Champions League group places (16/32). Following are some of the other change
The UEFA Champions League group stage draw takes place on Thursday at 10 pm Sri Lankan Time, streamed live on http://eplsl.com/live/ & telecast on Ten 2. Following are the teams that are qualified for the Group stage and the pot they will be in tonight's draw. Draw procedure No team can play a club from their own association, with the exact draw procedure to be confirmed before the ceremony. Following a decision by the UEFA Executive Committee, Ukrainian and Russian teams cannot be drawn against each other. The draw also establishes the groups for the UEFA Champions League path of the UEFA Youth League. The draw ceremony includes the vote for and presentation of the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Awards for