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Arsenal’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League via a top-four finish in the Premier League were all but snuffed out on Sunday as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to lowly Brighton.

Arsenal, Tottenham battle for North London derby supremacy

After recording their best start in the Premier League in almost a decade-two wins in two games, Arsenal fell like a pack of cards against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend while Tottenham Hotspurs against all odds, lost 0-1 at home against Newcastle.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has conceded that Alexis Sanchez could leave Manchester United this month if an offer that's good enough for the club and him is forthcoming.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Alexis Sanchez could leave Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has conceded that Alexis Sanchez could leave Manchester United this month "if an offer that's good enough for the club and him" is forthcoming.
Liverpool and Manchester City are the 'real contenders' for the Premier League title this season, says Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, despite his side holding the latter to a draw.

Hugo Lloris: Liverpool, Manchester City the real title contenders

Liverpool and Manchester City are the 'real contenders' for the Premier League title this season, says Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, despite his side holding the latter to a draw.
Christian Eriksen would find it ‘very difficult’ to reject a move to Real Madrid and could replace Luka Modric at the Santiago Bernabeu, says former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood.

Christian Eriksen considering three clubs in potential Spurs departure

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen is only considering a departure from the Premier League for Barcelona, Real Madrid or Juventus, according to reports from EPSN.
Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Khafi has shunned an advice from fellow housemates over her relationship with Gedoni.

Reports: Khafi to face disciplinary action for partaking in BBNaija

Khafi Kareem, a contestant in the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality show, is currently being investigated by Scotland Yard for appearing on the show without permission, Evening Standard is reporting.
Arsenal first-team operations manager Ameesh Manek has been charged with improper conduct by the FA for his behaviour during Sunday's defeat to Crystal Palace.

Arsenal working on Juventus deal as transfer deadline approaches

Arsenal are still hoping to bring in a defender before Thursday’s Premier League transfer deadline.
Gareth Bale’s agent has reiterated that the Wales international will not be leaving Real Madrid on loan, despite speculation building regarding an imminent move away from the Santiago Bernabeu.

Gareth Bale: I’ll outlast Zinedine Zidane

Gareth Bale has not given up on his Real Madrid career as he believes that he can outlast boss Zinedine Zidane, according to a report.
Didier Drogba has given his endorsement to Frank Lampard as he says his former team-mate is ready to manage Chelsea despite only one year of experience with Derby County.

Marcel Desailly trusts Chelsea to get Frank Lampard call correct

Roman Abramovich has a proven record of getting managerial appointments right and should be trusted in any approach for Frank Lampard, claims Marcel Desailly.
Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has commended Unai Emery for having faith in him.

Alex Iwobi: I was afraid Unai Emery would not play me

The Nigeria international has enjoyed increased playing time under the Spainard since his arrival last season.
Eden Hazard continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid and Chelsea team-mate Gonzalo Higuain concedes it will be “difficult to change his mind” if he wants a new challenge in Spain.

Eden Hazard: I have made my decision

The Chelsea winger spoke to the media after Chelsea’s final day draw with Leicester. He didn’t, though, say what his decision is.
TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 10- Ola Aina of Torino FC celebrates the opening goal during the Serie A match between Torino FC and Udinese at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on February 10, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino-Getty Images)

Chelsea happy Ola Aina has overcome concentration worries

Chelsea are convinced that Nigeria international Ola Aina has become a better player since joining Seria A side, Torino, on loan this season.
Abigail Palmer

Woman murders two-month old baby for making noise

Abigail Palmer, a single mother has been found guilty of the murder of her two-month old baby in the process of trying to stop the child from crying and making noise.
Michy Batshuayi

Cheikhou Kouyate: Michy Batshuayi will ‘score more goals’ for Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate is confident that teammate Michy Batshuayi's goalscoring prowess will help the team.
Chelsea’s Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain (C) celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge in London on February 2, 2019. Ian KINGTON - AFP

Gonzalo Higuain relishes working again with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea

Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain is delighted to be reunited with Maurizio Sarri after their Napoli days, describing the coach as one ‘who gets the best out of me’.

Mother-of-three dies of blood clot days after breast enlargement surgery

An inquest into the death of Louise Harvey, 36, of Norwich, was opened in Norwich on Tuesday and adjourned for a full hearing on March 26.
Chelsea's Ross Barkley

Chelsea’s Ross Barkley fears hostile reception against Everton

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley is braced for a hostile reception when his old club Everton visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Arsenal Unai Emery Alex Iwobi

Arsenal’s Unai Emery demands more from Alex Iwobi

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has declined the chance to heap praise on Nigeria International Alex Iwobi following his excellent cameo role in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Olivier Giroud, Alvaro Morata battle for Chelsea starting spot

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has a tough decision to make over whether to pick Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud for a testing encounter with West Ham on Sunday.

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