EURO 2020: POOR MBAPPE SHOWING EXPLAINED

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Arsenal legend Robert Pires has revealed why Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star KylianMbappe struggled for form at the just concluded Euro 2020 tournament. Robert Pires spoke to RTL about Mbappe and his unimpressive performances in the colours of the French national team. Mbappe was a shadow of himself at Euro 2020 in comparison to Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament where he played a big role as France became champions for the second time.

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Ex-Arsenal attacker Robert Pires said that fatigue might be responsible for the poor showing from Mbappe at Euro 2020 after a long and hard season with PSG. Mbappe was a key player for PSG as they lost out to Lille in the race for the French Ligue 1 title and were also eliminated at the semi-final stage of the Champions League. He scored 42 goals in 47 games for his French club in all competitions.
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PIRES PICKS HIS FIVE-A-SIDE TEAM

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Arsenal legend Robert Pireshas picked his five-a-side team and it included four of his Gunners teammates. The Frenchman named his five-a-side squad via the official Europa League Twitter handle. Robert Pires started his team with former Arsenal shot stopper Jens Lehmann in goal.

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Ex-German national team goalkeeper Lehmann was in the same Arsenal squad with Robert Pires as the Gunners secured the Premier League title at the end of the 2003/04 season without a single defeat. Lehmann was also the Arsenal goalkeeper when the team set a new record for successive clean sheets in Champions League football during the 2005/06 campaign.The German shot stopper was then sent off in the final as Arsenal lost 2-1 to Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona in the final with ten men as a result of the red card to Lehmann. Robert Pires was the player sacrificed as Manuel Almunia came on to replace Lehmann in goal.
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LACAZETTE FAILS TO MATCH PIRES RECORD

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Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette was unable to match the record of compatriot Robert Pires in the home fixture against Liverpool in the Premier League.

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Lacazette had scored in two successive home games against Liverpool and was bidding to become the first Arsenal player to score in three straight home matches against Liverpool since Robert Pires achieved the feat.
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EMILE SMITH-ROWE DRAWS COMPARISON WITH PIRES

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Young Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe has been a revelation since he became a permanent fixture in the starting line-up under manager Mikel Arteta and he’s drawing comparison with one of the best players at the club in recent history. Frenchman Robert Pires attained legendary status at Arsenal for his impressive form while he was a player at the club. Robert Pires was an integral member of the Arsenal squad that went through a season without any defeat. The Gunners remain the only team to achieve an invincible season and this happened during the 2003/04 season.

Manchester United legend Gary Neville sees a lot of similarities between Emile Smith-Rowe and Robert Pires. Gary Neville is now a Sky Sports pundit and he was impressed with the composure shown by Emile Smith-Rowe during the penultimate league game at home to Newcastle United last week Monday. Continue reading ‘EMILE SMITH-ROWE DRAWS COMPARISON WITH PIRESrgb’

PIRES GIVES MBAPPÉ ADVICE ON WHAT TEAM HE SHOULD JOIN NEXT

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Arsenal legend Robert Pires has sent a message to KylianMbappé, advising the Paris Saint-Germain forward to quit the French club and what team he should join next after doing so.


In recent months, the pacy forward has been linked to a host of teams in Europe, including current Champions League holders Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has been urged on multiple occasions to make a move for the young winger that he would bring a whole new sauce to the already star-studded Liverpool team. Continue reading ‘PIRES GIVES MBAPPÉ ADVICE ON WHAT TEAM HE SHOULD JOIN NEXTrgb’

Robert Pires Remembered for His Arsenal Hat-Trick

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One thing a footballer looks forward is to score a hat-trick. It is considered as the ultimate for any professional footballer. The Premier League, throughout its long and action-packed history, has seen some of the outstanding trebles. The ongoing season has seen eight different footballers take home the ball of the match so far. But which are the clubs that have the most number of hat-trick scorers in the entire history of the Championship? Let’s find out.

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Does any of the clubs have a greater history of scoring hat-tricks in the Premier League than Arsenal? The answer is certainly no. Arsenal is just another club, besides Leicester City, to have two footballers scoring hat-tricks in the same match. Robert Pires and Jermaine Pennant will remain in the heart of the Gunners fans for scoring trebles in a 6-0 win over Southampton played in the year 2003.

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Robert Huth as the Savior of the Stokes

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The former center half player Robert Huth will now start his coaching career. The manager Stefan Kuntz has appointed him in order to train the country’s most talented players. He has been made the defensive expert. The former Stoke City player had earlier stated that he did not want to be around football. He wasn’t paying attention to the games happening lately and felt quite fed up with football. After an injury, he decided to leave Stokes and the game for good. He commented on the importance of the sport in his life by saying that until he was playing the game, football was everything for him.


The Stoke City managed to direct the latest game against Blackburn Rovers towards a goalless draw at Ewood Park. The Stoke City Goalkeeper Jack Butland save a lot of goals and pulled his out of the loss. This draw saved the Stoke City from going into the bottom three while the Blackburn Rovers maintain their eighth position in the league. Adam Armstrong made his 100th appearance in the league for the Rovers and had the best chances to make his team the winner but Butland saved the day for his team.
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Huth Response to Liverpool Nightclub Attack

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When there is a talk on hardman footballers, the same old names come around. A few might fancy a tangle with Stuart Pearce or Patrick Vieira while Vinnie Jones commences his career on Hollywood acting on the back of his image of a tough-guy. And, now there is another name to throw in, after the claim, the Robert Huth brushed off a cruel nightclub attack with the kind of panache one of a film character of Jones that could only be dreamt.


Footballer Jon Walters played alongside Huth the German center-back at Stoke for five years and this pair hit the town together often. However, the pair received more than what they bargained at a Christmas bash. This was the time when Huth set upon by angry thug.
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Robert Pires’ Verdict on First Season of Emery

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Robert Pires, the iconic player from Arsenal strongly believes that Unai Emery is the ideal manager who will bring in success for the North Londoners. Unai Emery has come as a replacement for Arsene Wenger in the last summer and has experienced underwhelming first season taking charge of the club. Arsenal has missed out on the football of Champions League once again after it failed to finish in the position of top 4 and suffered a defeat in the Europa League final by Chelsea, the rivals.

Since the club failed to secure a place in the elite club competition of Europe, it had an effect on the transfer budget of Emery. According to the reports, the Spaniard was given £45m for making his ranks stronger during summer. However, Pires won 2 titles of Premier League during the spell with Arsenal and believes that Emery will be able to bring in good times to Arsenal. According to Pires, they have to take one step after the other. Now, Emery is the manager and he has enjoyed a great season. He says that the first season had been pretty difficult as he was being compared to Arsene Wenger and quite, unfortunately, they had lost the final match against Chelsea.
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan insists Arsenal are not focusing on the top four

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Arsenal attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan has insisted that the club are not focusing on the top four race despite securing a third successive league win. The north London side are currently occupying the fourth position in the standings but they have just a single point advantage over Manchester United, who are right behind them.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Armenian highlighted that the team are unperturbed by the race for the Champions League positions and they are rather focusing on a game-by-game basis, he said:“We are not looking at the table at the moment because we still have lots of games to play. The most important is to be focused and to be ready for every game because we are not going to think that we are in the top four and nothing will change. We just have to keep working and trying to our best to win three points in every game.“It is not the main thing at the moment. The season is not done as we still have lots of games to play. The most important thing is to stay focused and keep winning games.”
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PROFILING DAVID NGOG’S LIVERPOOL CAREER

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David Ngog began his football career at Paris St. Germain in 2001, going on to sign his first professional contract at the club in June 2006 at 16 years.

Liverpool began tracking the striker in the summer of 2007 with then-manager Rafael Benitez insisting he would like to make the Frenchman a part of his squad.
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