Arsenal Manager, Michael Arteta, would clash with his rival Liverpool by tomorrow night in the Premier League without his seven key players. Kieran Tierney is back in full training and will soon return to the starting XI.
A former Chelsea star player, Pat Nevin, has predicted the position his former club would finish this season in the English top-flight league. Chelsea is set to commence its 2020/2021 Premier League campaign in an away match to clash with Brighton at the Annex Stadium come Monday night. Last season the club finished on the fourth position on the table of the Premier league. However, Nevin is optimistic this time around that Chelsea would force its way into third place behind Mancity and Liverpool.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner was reportedly the first player to report for training on Monday. Lionel Messi took part in Barcelona training on Monday, his first session since his attempt to leave the club failed.
Messi believed he could use a clause in his contract to leave for free, but Barca and LaLiga disputed that claim and insisted his deal could only be terminated should his 700 million Euros release clause be paid.
The 33-year-old accused Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu of going back on his promise to allow him to leave if he wished, but he stressed he would be fully committed to the club for 2020-21.
In a surprising turn of events, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced that the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy has lost from its headquarters in Cairo. The Egyptian Pharaohs won the AFCON cup 3 times in a row, thus they could stake claim to the trophy permanently. Ahmed Shobeir, former EFA vice-president said “The EFA started looking for some trophies because they wanted to place them in a notable museum inside the EFA” “However, the EFA was shocked to discover that the AFCON trophy was lost and decided to open an investigation”.