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Welbeck out of FA Cup final, England games

Arsenal’s English striker Danny Welbeck (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal during their FA Cup quarter-final match against Manchester United

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will miss Saturday’s FA Cup final against Aston Villa due to a knee injury, manager Arsene Wenger told a press conference on Wednesday. The 24-year-old has also been withdrawn from the England squad for their friendly against the Republic of Ireland [...]

No Diego Costa in Spain squad for Euro qualifier

Chelsea’s Brazilian born Spanish striker Diego Costa poses with the Premier league trophy after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge 

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been omitted by Spain boss Vicente del Bosque from his 24-man squad for a friendly against Costa Rica and a Euro 2016 qualifier away to Belarus next month. Sevilla duo Sergio Rico and Aleix Vidal are rewarded for their fine [...]

Arsenal’s Sanchez wins fan award

Arsenal’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez 

Arsenal dynamo Alexis Sanchez was on Tuesday announced as the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Fans’ Player of the Year after an excellent first season in English football. Sanchez, 26, joined Arsenal from Barcelona last year in a reported £35 million ($53.9 million, 49.5 million euros) [...]

There’ll never be another Xavi – Enrique


 There will never be another player like Xavi and Barcelona will have to adapt accordingly now he is leaving, coach Luis Enrique said after the midfielder’s final La Liga game for the club on Saturday. Xavi, 35, announced this week he was joining Qatari side [...]

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