Mathieu Debuchy out for three months

Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy has been ruled out for three months after undergoing surgery on the ankle he injured against Manchester City. The Frenchman was stretchered off nine minutes from time at The Emirates after damaging ligaments in his left ankle when landing awkwardly following a header. The 29-year-old, who represented his

Van Gaal & Woodward to thrash out Manchester United’s January transfer plans

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is set to meet Ed Woodward this week as the club step up their January transfer plans, Goal has learned. Van Gaal, who is hoping to spend up to £50 million this winter, has long considered Kevin Strootman his No.1 target and is also keen

Real Madrid 5-1 Basel: Bale, Ronaldo & Co. slice through Swiss

Carlo Ancelotti's men had been under pressure heading into their first European clash of the season, but a first-half flurry ensured they eased to three points. Real Madrid bounced back from successive defeats by thrashing Basel 5-1 to open the defence of their Champions League crown on Tuesday. A scintillating display provided

Wenger bemoans poor display

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side were 'average' following their 2-0 UEFA Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund. Goals from Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left the Gunners bottom of Group D following Anderlecht's draw in Galatasaray. After a disappointing performance in the Signal Iduna Park, Wenger believes his side were

Merse: Trophies far off for Arsenal

Paul Merson says Arsenal's defeat in Dortmund shows why silverware could be beyond them this year. Paul Merson says Arsenal will struggle to win trophies this season if they continue to perform as they did against Borussia Dortmund. Arsene Wenger's side endured a disappointing start to their Champions League campaign in Germany

Champions League: Liverpool leave it late to beat Ludogorets

Steven Gerrard's last-gasp penalty earned Liverpool a fortunate 2-1 win over brave Ludogorets as they marked their return to the UEFA Champions League with a victory. Ludogorets looked set to spoil Liverpool's return to Europe's premier competition when substitute Dani Abalo scored in the final minute to cancel out Mario Balotelli's

NFF set General Assembly date

The Nigeria Football Federation will convene an extra-ordinary General Assembly on Saturday, September 20. The federation, which has been plagued by a crisis of leadership during the past two months, hopes to establish some much needed stability before the end of the month, especially as the boardroom shenanigans have affected the

Eaglets: Amuneke happy despite draw

The coach of the Nigeria U17 national team, Emmanuel Amuneke has expressed satisfaction with his players, despite the 1-1 draw they played with local side, Majestic Academy, on Saturday.  Amuneke, who is always quick to come down hard on his wards, even after impressive wins, has good words for the lads after

Nigerian striker claims another Goal of the Week.

Obafemi Martins has once again claimed the MLS Goal of the Week, as his strike against Portland Timbers last Sunday has been voted the best in the league.   The Seattle Sounders delivered an emphatic win over their rivals on Sunday, and Martins powerfully punctuated the commanding victory with that incredible goal. Goal