Arsenal rescues 2-2 draw with Bayern in Champions League after Kane scores against old rival

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Al-Hilal defensive duo Koulibaly and Al-Bulayhi hailed for frustrating red carded Ronaldo ABU DHABI: Jorge Jesus praised defensive duo Kalidou Koulibaly and Ali Al-Bulayhi for shutting out Cristiano Ronaldo as Al-Hilal reached the Saudi Super Cup final by defeating Riyadh rivals Al-Nassr 2-1 on Monday night in Abu Dhabi. Al-Hilal recorded their third victory over … Read more

Arsenal back in control of Premier League title race

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LONDON: Mikel Arteta had just seen his Arsenal team come up painfully short in their Premier League title race with Manchester City and he couldn’t hide his anguish. “I know we’re not at that level,” a crestfallen Arteta said last May, “but we have to find a way.” Well, Arsenal’s upgraded class of 2024 are finding … Read more

Tuchel’s job safe for Arsenal tie, insist Bayern

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BERLIN: Bayern Munich sporting director Christoph Freund guaranteed coach Thomas Tuchel would be in the dugout for Tuesday’s Champions League game at Arsenal despite Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Heidenheim. Bayern had a two-goal lead at half-time but conceded three goals to the promoted club, which left Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen — who won 1-0 at … Read more

Arsenal climb above Liverpool after beating Luton 2-0 in Premier League

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RIYADH: Al-Hilal coach Jorge Jesus has insisted his club will give equal importance to all trophies still on offer this season and that he is used to being in charge of teams that compete for and win trophies, Arriyadiyah reported. Jesus was speaking at a press conference following his team’s 3-0 win over Al-Okhdood in … Read more

Arteta says Arsenal may need perfect run-in to win Premier League

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UAE Pro League preview: Wasl march on, Iniesta strike not enough to save Emirates DUBAI: Spain legend Andres Iniesta’s strike was not enough to quiet deafening alarm bells at relegation-threatened Emirates Club, results strengthened Al-Wasl’s grip on the title and Morocco striker Walid Azaro hit a “super hat-trick”’ for an appreciative Ajman during ADNOC Pro … Read more

Arsenal, Man City stalemate hands Liverpool Premier League lead

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‘The sword has a history among the Arabs’: Inside Saudi Arabia’s fencing scene RIYADH: In the heart of Saudi Arabia, sports halls bustle in the evenings with fencers as young as 8 years old, as swordsmanship spreads rapidly across the Kingdom. It is a testament to the work carried out by the Saudi Arabian Fencing Federation … Read more

Mohamed Elneny embraces Ramadan as Arsenal eye Premier League title glory

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LONDON: Mohamed Elneny is the living, breathing, smiling proof that observing Ramadan can be compatible with the life of a Premier League footballer. Despite operating in the most physically demanding league in the world, Arsenal’s longest-serving player is fasting through the holy month as he always does.  On one level the two are incompatible — … Read more

Arsenal beats Porto on penalties to reach Champions League quarterfinals

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Al-Ittihad look to supporters to help them halt unstoppable Hilal in AFC Champions League JEDDAH: It goes without saying that any Classico between Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal is huge. When it is in the quarterfinals of the AFC Champions League then it becomes even bigger, with the Riyadh giants 2-0 ahead from the first leg and … Read more

Klopp and Guardiola serve up another Premier League classic but Arsenal are the big winners

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RIYADH: Layan Jouhari is a young footballer in a hurry. In keeping with the giant strides that Saudi Arabia’s women’s football continues to take, the 23-year-old from Jeddah has already crammed into a fledgling career, achievements that would have been unthinkable only a few years ago. A regular for her beloved Al-Ittihad in the Saudi … Read more

Title-chasing Arsenal ‘more mature’ than last season: Jorginho

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Eddie Howe answers Newcastle United tactics critics as Magpies outwit rivals Wolves Newcastle: Criticism, at this level, is only ever just around the corner. One year you may be returning a club to the Champions League after two decades, the next some may be calling for change at the top. That is the situation that … Read more