Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has praised his side's never-say-die spirit after they twice fought back from behind to claim a dramatic 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge despite having David Luiz sent off in the first half. Luiz was shown a straight red card when he brought down Tammy Abraham following an under-hit backpass from Shkodran Mustafi, with Jorginho converting the resulting penalty.

Manchester United and Chelsea may be frustrated in their attempts to sign Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint Germain this January, with the player’s father Luis stating he wants his son to sign for Atletico Madrid.  With Cavani’s contract running down with the Ligue 1 giants this summmer, there are growing questions on where his next move will be. The prolific striker is attracting plenty of interest from a number of clubs in the January transfer window.

Sharif Rabi’u Inuwa (Ahlan), Chairman of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Referee Appointment Committee, has warned that any referee found wanting or performing below standard in all competitive matches across the nation would be severely sanctioned.

English giant, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to strengthen their side and that has led them to consider a move that would see Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale return to the north London club. According to Marca.com, the Welshman has featured sparsely this season, mostly due to injuries, and Los Blancos could be tempted into selling the forward for the right price.

The Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe has identified Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane as his football idol, amid transfer rumours that he might be heading to Spain this summer. Zidane had severally revealed his admiration for the prolific forward, hinting on a possible union.

Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has identified Vincent Enyeama as his goalkeeping role model of all time. According to Completesports.com, Enyeama represented Nigeria for 13 years and was rated as one of the best goalkeepers to have come out of Africa.

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