Players out! It’s been a long and frenetic day in football, now it’s time to see if the league leaders are feeling festive.
Prime’s big pre-game match The interview was with Oleksandr Zinchenko, and their team on the field now feels compelled to have a long conversation about him. It would have been fine, if only he was in the starting lineup.
On Twitter, note the commons Fabrizio Romano reports this Arsenal It made an initial bid of €40m, rising to €60m, for Shakhtar Donetsk winger, Mykhailo Modric, who is 21 years old. The player seems keen, but his club wants more money.
Some reading before the gamein the form of Ben Fisher’s report on Aston Villa 1-3 Liverpool:
Aaron Cresswell has a conversation. “I think the break comes at a good time for us. The lads have been working hard, so now it’s up to us to put things right. We didn’t have a great start to the season. We don’t score enough goals and we could do better in welcoming them. But today is a big chance. to return to it. Arsenal It’s been great all season, we know it’s going to be a tough game but it’s up to us to get three points today.”
What an awfully timed World Cup Arsenal. At the top of the table, with points down in just one of their last nine league games, they were absolutely flying when the pause button was hit in early November. We are now waiting to see if this momentum has held over the past 6 weeks. Despite their quality (and the fact that the last time they lost at home on Boxing Day was so long ago that one of the centre-backs that day is now 64 years old (1987 and David O’Leary, since the question was asked), the Hammers have tried twice and failed to finish it. ) This may not be a bad time to play it. There has only been one scoreless tie between these teams since then, which is promising. West Ham started the season against Manchester City and now have to restart it against Arsenal, which is a bit of a habit. I have a feeling in my bones that this game might be good, but then I’m an incorrigible optimist. Hey, you!
team news in, The starting formations are as follows:
Arsenal: Ramsdale. White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Shaka, Odegaard; Saka, Nketia, Martinelli.
West Ham: Fabiansky. Koval, Dawson; Kehrer, Cresswell; Rice Soucek Bouin, Paquita, Benrahma; Antonio.
to rule: Michael Oliver.
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