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EPL: Clichy predicts winner of Arsenal, Manchester City clash

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Gael Clichy, the former Manchester City and Arsenal defender, has made a prediction regarding the outcome of the upcoming Premier League clash between these two teams.

Arsenal is scheduled to host Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium this Sunday in the Premier League. In their previous Premier League match, the Gunners secured a 4-0 victory against Bournemouth, while Manchester City suffered a defeat against Wolves.

Sharing his thoughts on the match, Clichy, who has represented both clubs during his career, expressed (as reported by Getting Casino), “I believe Manchester City will emerge as the winners in this match. They possess an abundance of quality, and having Erling Haaland, who poses a significant threat, complicates Arsenal’s defensive strategies.”

He further mentioned, “Arsenal will be eager to demonstrate their competitiveness against Manchester City to their fans at the Emirates. From a Manchester City perspective, the absence of Rodri doesn’t concern me because their midfield is packed with immense quality. Expect an exceptional game with intense action.”

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EPL: Cole Palmer far from what we expected – Pochettino

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Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has insisted he was not expecting Cole Palmer to have a big impact at Chelsea.

Palmer joined the Blues from Manchester City in a £42 million deal in August.

The 21-year-old has now scored 20 Premier League goals and is joint-top scorer with former City teammate Erling Haaland.

When asked if he’s surprised at how many goals Palmer has scored since moving to Stamford Bridge, Pochettino responded: “We believe they can perform but it is true he is performing in a very good way; maybe above expectation. I think it’s his first consistent season playing but we need to be careful because he is still young, he is growing, he needs to develop in different areas.

“But of course, he is far away from what we expected from the beginning. I need to be honest.”

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Paris 2024: Super Falcons’ group stage schedule out

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The Nigerian Super Falcons are set to begin their journey at the 2024 Olympic Games by facing Brazil in their opening match. The match is scheduled to take place at Stade Matmut-Atlantique in Bordeaux, France, on Thursday, July 25, starting at 6 pm.

Following this, Randy Waldrum’s team will go up against world champions Spain three days later at Stade de la Beujoire in Nantes, also at 6 pm.

Their final group stage match will be against Japan on Wednesday, July 31, at Stade de la Beujoire in Nantes, with a kick-off time of 4 pm.

Having secured their place in Paris 2024 by defeating South Africa 1-0 on aggregate last week, the nine-time African champions are gearing up for the tournament.

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua: Wembley to host ‘Battle of Britain’ heavyweight clash 

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Wembley Stadium appears to be the chosen venue for the highly anticipated all-British heavyweight showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. The much-discussed bout is likely to proceed, contingent on Fury’s victory against Oleksandr Usyk on May 18 in Riyadh.

Bob Arum, Fury’s co-promoter, expresses confidence that the super fight will take place in London rather than Saudi Arabia. Arum believes that the Saudis, despite their substantial financial influence and ability to determine the location, would prefer to host the event at Wembley Stadium with a capacity crowd of 95,000, where they could act as promoters. He suggests that this choice would enhance their image more than holding the fight in Saudi Arabia.

However, Joshua may have to wait before facing Fury, as the latter might engage in a doubleheader against his Ukrainian opponent. Arum acknowledges that if Fury defeats Usyk and secures another victory in a potential rematch, it would be ideal for him to culminate his career with a significant fight in the UK at Wembley Stadium. Arum emphasizes the competitiveness of the upcoming match on May 18, recognizing Usyk as a formidable challenger who will push Fury to his limits. He also notes Fury’s dedication to training diligently for the upcoming bout.

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