“Arsenal used to be great; Arsenal used to be feared; Arsenal used to win things.” It’s more than just a cliche coming from Patrick Vieira, because he lived it. He was it. So when Vieira comes out and says his beloved Arsenal is looks noting like the one he represented for nine trophy-filled seasons from 1996-2005 (three Premier League titles and four FA Cups), you have to listen to the man. Arsene Wenger has said time and again that the club’s long-term financial viability is his main interest. While Vieira finds that admirable in many ways, he also manages an MLS franchise bankrolled by Manchester City’s oil-rich owners. Financial prudence is hardly at the forefront of his mind — quotes from
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona says that Neymar won’t rejoin the team until after he plays in Brazil’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers. That means that Neymar will miss Sunday’s Spanish league match at Athletic Bilbao. Brazil plays Ecuador in Quito on Sept. 1 and five days later it hosts Colombia in Manaus. On Saturday, Neymar scored the decisive penalty in a shootout to help Brazil beat Germany for its first Olympic gold medal in men’s football. Despite the striker’s absence, Barcelona has won all three of its matches this season.
Pep Guardiola is already becoming a cult hero at Manchester City. After three wins in a row to begin his reign at the Etihad Stadium, two in the Premier League and one in the UEFA Champions League play-off round, the Spanish coach has made a promising start to his debut season in England. Towards the end of City’s 4-1 win at Stoke City on Saturday you made have heard their fans making quite a din in the away end at the Bet365 Stadium. Well, that’s because they were singing the song above. Click play on the video to hear the new chant which is inspired by The Dave Clark Five’s hit from the 1960s, “I’m feelin’ glad all over.” This isn’t quite on “Will Grigg’s on fire” level but it is still very,