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Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK, Europa League: Live score updates
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK, Europa League: Live score updates
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK, Europa League: Live score updates
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK, Europa League: Live score updates
Arsenal take a 3-0 lead into tonight's second leg 8:03PM Teams are out Arsenal lead 3-0 from the first leg. A reminder of the lineups for this evening: Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah Ostersunds FK XI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic Credit: Getty Images 7:54PM The future? Keown is purring about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who anchors the Arsenal midfield tonight. Keown describes the youngster as a 'Rolls-Royce' of a footballer. Keown did also compare Reiss Nelson to Neymar earlier in the season though... 7:50PM Six appeal Graham Potter is looking to become just the sixth Englishman to win a match at the Emirates Stadium. The five to have done so are: Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and most recently Garry Monk three years ago. 7:41PM Tangled up in blue For only the second time ever in a competitive match at Emirates, Arsenal will wear their away kit this evening due to both of Ostersunds' kits clashing with the hosts' red shirt. Prior to last season's home match against Basel, the most recent occasion that Arsenal had been forced to wear a changed strip for a 'home' match was at Wembley in 1998 for a Champions League tie against Lens. On that occasion, Arsenal wore a blue 'third' kit. Credit: Getty Images 7:25PM Eight years of hurt If Arsenal get through tonight, it will be the first European tie they've won since 2010 when a certain Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick against Porto in a 5-0 victory. Since then, it's been setback after setback and eight consecutive defeats in the Champions League knockouts. A win tonight and Arsenal's reward could be a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. 7:12PM We meet again So it's just two changes for Ostersunds, with Aiesh and the Yorkshireman Hopcutt, who impressed from the bench last week, coming in for Sema and Alhalj Gero. Neither of the sides has actually played since their meeting last week, with Ostersunds still in their domestic pre-season and Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Welcome to Emirates Stadium, @ofk_1996 �� pic.twitter.com/RsdHPfGqJr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 7:01PM And the Ostersunds team is in Ostersunds FKXI: Keita, Mukiibi, Pettersson, Papagiannopoulous, Widgren, Aiesh, Edwards, Nouri, Sema, Ghoddus, Hopcutt Subs: Andersson, Mensiro, Bergovist, Arhin, Tekie, Gerd, Islamovic 6:56PM Cech mate Cech not in the Arsenal squad as Wenger continues his policy of selecting his second-choice keeper Ospina for cup games. Now that Arsenal's league season is effectively over and the cups are where the action is, Cech might be asking the manager if he can reverse his policy. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil misses out with illness as expected but otherwise it's a pretty strong Arsenal side. Mertesacker is fit but not even on the bench and may have played his last game for the club. 6:52PM The Arsenal team is in Arsenal XI:Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Iwobi; Welbeck Subs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah �� Here's how we line up for tonight's @EuropaLeague clash with @ofk_1996#AFCvOSTpic.twitter.com/HcFRvXWvVi— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 22, 2018 6:48PM Wilshere and Bellerin expected to start According to reports on social media anyway. Bellerin starting may seem strange but then with Chambers expected to start at centre-back, Carl Jenkinson out on loan and Mathieu Debuchy recently departed, Wenger isn't exactly overloaded with options there. Wilshere starting suggests Ramsey may return and take his attacking midfield berth on Sunday in the League Cup final. 5:49PM Preamble Evening all, welcome to our live blog of tonight's Europa League last 32 second-leg between Arsenal and Ostersunds. The Swedish minnows had been hoping to catch Arsenal cold in the sub-zero 'winter city' last week, but they froze in the first half and quickly found themselves 2-0 down. Mesut Ozil then added a third in the second half to give Arsenal a surely unassailable 3-0 first-leg lead. As a result, we're expecting Arsene Wenger to play a weakened side this evening, especially as the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City is just three days away. Wenger of course though said all the right things in his pre-match press conference about how he and his players would not be taking Ostersunds lightly. “Ostersunds had a timid start and we took advantage of it, but after they showed that they are a good side,” Wenger said. “For us it is absolutely vital to play well to have a chance to win the game. Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal an early lead in Sweden last week Credit: Action Images “We play at home and we want to win the game. If you look at the results of Ostersunds in the Europa League, it’s quite impressive, home and away. The game for us demands respect. It would be absolutely stupid for us to think we go out there and have a stroll. We could have had a bad surprise.” For Ostersunds' English manager Graham Potter meanwhile, tonight offers another opportunity for him to enhance his already burgeoning reputation. According to reports last night, West Brom are closely monitoring Potter's progress with a view to offering him the manager's job if and when they part company with Alan Pardew. Avoiding defeat on the night would be a fantastic result for Potter and his team, but I'm expecting a narrow Arsenal win. Expected teams: Arsenal (4-3-3): Ospina; Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock; Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan Ostersunds FK (4-3-3): Keita; Mensah, Papagiannopoulos, Pettersson, Widgren; Tekie, Nouri, Bergqvist; Sema, Ghoddos, Gero
Guti, now a youth coach at the Santiago Bernabeu, thinks the Brazil star would be wise to move back to La Liga with former club Barca's arch-rivals
Guti urges Neymar to leave PSG for Real Madrid
Guti, now a youth coach at the Santiago Bernabeu, thinks the Brazil star would be wise to move back to La Liga with former club Barca's arch-rivals
Guti, now a youth coach at Real Madrid, thinks Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar would be wise to move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Guti urges Neymar to leave PSG for Real Madrid
Guti, now a youth coach at Real Madrid, thinks Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar would be wise to move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Pini Zahavi, reportedly involved in Neymar's world-record move to PSG, has been appointed as the man to look after the Bayern Munich striker's career
Lewandowski employs new agent amid Real Madrid rumours
Pini Zahavi, reportedly involved in Neymar's world-record move to PSG, has been appointed as the man to look after the Bayern Munich striker's career
Pini Zahavi, reportedly involved in Neymar's world-record move to PSG, has been appointed as the new agent of Robert Lewandowski.
Lewandowski employs Zahavi as agent as Real Madrid rumours continue
Pini Zahavi, reportedly involved in Neymar's world-record move to PSG, has been appointed as the new agent of Robert Lewandowski.
The Brazil international has no chance of overtaking his former Barcelona team-mate as the best player around and should give up, says one former star
'Neymar should change sport' - Henry tells PSG star how to escape Messi shadow
The Brazil international has no chance of overtaking his former Barcelona team-mate as the best player around and should give up, says one former star
The Brazilian's career has stalled after a positive start to life in Spain, another setback for the languid playmaker who plays at his own pace
What has happened to Neymar’s ‘older brother’? Why Ganso failed to become a superstar
The Brazilian's career has stalled after a positive start to life in Spain, another setback for the languid playmaker who plays at his own pace
The Brazilian's career has stalled after a positive start to life in Spain, another setback for the languid playmaker who plays at his own pace
What has happened to Neymar’s ‘older brother’? Why Ganso failed to become a superstar
The Brazilian's career has stalled after a positive start to life in Spain, another setback for the languid playmaker who plays at his own pace
PSG's Neymar has provided 12 assists for PSG's- tying the best ever record in Europe achieved during 201516.
Hot or Not - Neymar the assist king
PSG's Neymar has provided 12 assists for PSG's- tying the best ever record in Europe achieved during 201516.
PSG's Neymar has provided 12 assists for PSG's- tying the best ever record in Europe achieved during 201516.
Hot or Not - Neymar the assist king
PSG's Neymar has provided 12 assists for PSG's- tying the best ever record in Europe achieved during 201516.
PSG's Neymar has provided 12 assists for PSG's- tying the best ever record in Europe achieved during 201516.
Hot or Not - Neymar the assist king
PSG's Neymar has provided 12 assists for PSG's- tying the best ever record in Europe achieved during 201516.
The Brazil international has no chance of overtaking his former Barcelona team-mate as the best player around and should give up, says one former star
'Neymar should change sport' - Henry tells PSG star how to escape Messi shadow
The Brazil international has no chance of overtaking his former Barcelona team-mate as the best player around and should give up, says one former star
Thierry Henry believes Neymar would have to go to extreme lengths in order to escape the shadow of Lionel Messi.
Escape Messi's shadow? Change sport! - Henry's advice to Neymar
Thierry Henry believes Neymar would have to go to extreme lengths in order to escape the shadow of Lionel Messi.
Feb.21 -- FC Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu discusses the sale of Neymar, Lionel Messi's contract and the soccer transfer market. He spoke exclusively to Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow in London.
FC Barcelona's President on Messi, Neymar and Transfers
Feb.21 -- FC Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu discusses the sale of Neymar, Lionel Messi's contract and the soccer transfer market. He spoke exclusively to Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow in London.
Feb.21 -- FC Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu discusses the sale of Neymar, Lionel Messi's contract and the soccer transfer market. He spoke exclusively to Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow in London.
FC Barcelona's President on Messi, Neymar and Transfers
Feb.21 -- FC Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu discusses the sale of Neymar, Lionel Messi's contract and the soccer transfer market. He spoke exclusively to Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow in London.
Feb.21 -- FC Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu discusses the sale of Neymar, Lionel Messi's contract and the soccer transfer market. He spoke exclusively to Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow in London.
FC Barcelona's President on Messi, Neymar and Transfers
Feb.21 -- FC Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu discusses the sale of Neymar, Lionel Messi's contract and the soccer transfer market. He spoke exclusively to Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow in London.
Feb.21 -- FC Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu discusses the sale of Neymar, Lionel Messi's contract and the soccer transfer market. He spoke exclusively to Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow in London.
FC Barcelona's President on Messi, Neymar and Transfers
Feb.21 -- FC Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu discusses the sale of Neymar, Lionel Messi's contract and the soccer transfer market. He spoke exclusively to Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow in London.
After helping Chelsea to a first-leg draw against Barcelona, attacker Willian talked up the LaLiga leaders.
Barcelona are great even without Neymar – Willian
After helping Chelsea to a first-leg draw against Barcelona, attacker Willian talked up the LaLiga leaders.
Chelsea's Brazilian forward was among the goals again in a meeting with Barcelona, with his his ability from distance showcased at Stamford Bridge
Better than Ronaldo and Neymar - Willian tops Champions League chart
Chelsea's Brazilian forward was among the goals again in a meeting with Barcelona, with his his ability from distance showcased at Stamford Bridge
Neymar scored and assisted for PSG while Edinson Cavani scored another brace for the Ligue 1 Conforama giant. Florian Thauvin, Julian Draxler and Dante were the other stars who shone for their clubs over the weekend.
Neymar and Cavani among the star players of the Ligue 1 weekend
Neymar scored and assisted for PSG while Edinson Cavani scored another brace for the Ligue 1 Conforama giant. Florian Thauvin, Julian Draxler and Dante were the other stars who shone for their clubs over the weekend.
Neymar scored and assisted for PSG while Edinson Cavani scored another brace for the Ligue 1 Conforama giant. Florian Thauvin, Julian Draxler and Dante were the other stars who shone for their clubs over the weekend.
Neymar and Cavani among the star players of the Ligue 1 weekend
Neymar scored and assisted for PSG while Edinson Cavani scored another brace for the Ligue 1 Conforama giant. Florian Thauvin, Julian Draxler and Dante were the other stars who shone for their clubs over the weekend.
Neymar scored and assisted for PSG while Edinson Cavani scored another brace for the Ligue 1 Conforama giant. Florian Thauvin, Julian Draxler and Dante were the other stars who shone for their clubs over the weekend.
Neymar and Cavani among the star players of the Ligue 1 weekend
Neymar scored and assisted for PSG while Edinson Cavani scored another brace for the Ligue 1 Conforama giant. Florian Thauvin, Julian Draxler and Dante were the other stars who shone for their clubs over the weekend.
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond
Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Man Utd to get Varane in three-way Neymar to Madrid deal
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond
Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Man Utd to get Varane in three-way Neymar to Madrid deal
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond
Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Man Utd to get Varane in three-way Neymar to Madrid deal
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond
Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Man Utd to get Varane in three-way Neymar to Madrid deal
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond
While the core of this Barcelona side has remained constant for a decade now, the club has undergone a revamp under new manager Ernesto Valverde that has brought about incredible results. He hasn't been able to simply continue the work of Luis Enrique, not least because of crucial personnel changes in the squad, and the success he has had so far should not be underestimated. Top of La Liga, in the Copa del Rey final and one of the favourites to win this season's Champions League, another historic treble is still on the cards. This is how they have done it. Life after Neymar Ousmane Dembele was brought in as Neymar's replacement but a serious thigh injury forced an early change of tack. There was nobody else in the squad capable of playing that role, so Valverde switched to a 4-4-2. With one arm gone from the much-feared Messi-Suarez-Neymar trident, the challenge has been creating chances for the two up front when opponents have one less attacker to worry about. Messi and Suarez remain a dangerous duo even without Neymar Credit: Reuters Between them, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have 37 league goals this season; the rest of the squad have 22. They have taken on the extra responsibility, and the team has found a new way to get the most of them. They defend deeper and see less of the ball The game plan has shifted: no longer is this the tiki-taka Barcelona of the Pep Guardiola era, nor is it the MSN-led, attack-heavy team of more recent years. Now Barcelona's midfield sits deeper. They cede possession more than before, with Barcelona's average share in league games at its lowest in any of the last 10 seasons, and almost nine per cent down on the peak of 2010/11. Barcelona tactics - Defending deeper Teams are no longer put on “the passing carousel” that Sir Alex Ferguson so memorably referred to, when Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets were almost impossible to dispossess. They still see a lot of the ball, but there is noticeably less emphasis on pressing frantically to win the ball back as quickly as possible and then keep it as long as necessary to grind opponents down. Barcelona are increasingly comfortable out of possession, too. Messi still does the business There has always been a reliance on Messi (which is fair enough), but it is telling that the number of touches he is having has increased on last season despite a significant drop in the team's overall possession. Barcelona tactics - Messi influence He is playing a more significant role than ever before and when Barcelona get the ball they look to him if at all possible. His touch map from the game against Real Madrid in December shows how much licence he is give to roam, something Chelsea will be desperate to ensure he is not allowed to do tonight. The results are impressive Barcelona are actually facing more shots than in any other recent campaign - 10.58 per match - but the number of shots on target they are facing has not increased, and is just 3.21 per game. Barcelona tactics - Goals scored and conceded Opponents are finding it harder to forge a clear sight of goal against a Barcelona side that are prepared to defend, and they have conceded just 11 goals in 24 league games this season, 15 fewer than Real Madrid. They let in only one goal in six Champions League group stage games, including two clean sheets against Juventus. Although the loss of Neymar has seen a drop in the number of goals they are scoring, it has not meant any less success - a great deal of which is down to that more reliable defence, something they have not always been known for. Barcelona sit seven points clear at the top of La Liga and are adapting excellently to life after Neymar. Chelsea will have their work cut out to stop them.
Chelsea beware: Why this version of Barcelona are so dangerous
While the core of this Barcelona side has remained constant for a decade now, the club has undergone a revamp under new manager Ernesto Valverde that has brought about incredible results. He hasn't been able to simply continue the work of Luis Enrique, not least because of crucial personnel changes in the squad, and the success he has had so far should not be underestimated. Top of La Liga, in the Copa del Rey final and one of the favourites to win this season's Champions League, another historic treble is still on the cards. This is how they have done it. Life after Neymar Ousmane Dembele was brought in as Neymar's replacement but a serious thigh injury forced an early change of tack. There was nobody else in the squad capable of playing that role, so Valverde switched to a 4-4-2. With one arm gone from the much-feared Messi-Suarez-Neymar trident, the challenge has been creating chances for the two up front when opponents have one less attacker to worry about. Messi and Suarez remain a dangerous duo even without Neymar Credit: Reuters Between them, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have 37 league goals this season; the rest of the squad have 22. They have taken on the extra responsibility, and the team has found a new way to get the most of them. They defend deeper and see less of the ball The game plan has shifted: no longer is this the tiki-taka Barcelona of the Pep Guardiola era, nor is it the MSN-led, attack-heavy team of more recent years. Now Barcelona's midfield sits deeper. They cede possession more than before, with Barcelona's average share in league games at its lowest in any of the last 10 seasons, and almost nine per cent down on the peak of 2010/11. Barcelona tactics - Defending deeper Teams are no longer put on “the passing carousel” that Sir Alex Ferguson so memorably referred to, when Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets were almost impossible to dispossess. They still see a lot of the ball, but there is noticeably less emphasis on pressing frantically to win the ball back as quickly as possible and then keep it as long as necessary to grind opponents down. Barcelona are increasingly comfortable out of possession, too. Messi still does the business There has always been a reliance on Messi (which is fair enough), but it is telling that the number of touches he is having has increased on last season despite a significant drop in the team's overall possession. Barcelona tactics - Messi influence He is playing a more significant role than ever before and when Barcelona get the ball they look to him if at all possible. His touch map from the game against Real Madrid in December shows how much licence he is give to roam, something Chelsea will be desperate to ensure he is not allowed to do tonight. The results are impressive Barcelona are actually facing more shots than in any other recent campaign - 10.58 per match - but the number of shots on target they are facing has not increased, and is just 3.21 per game. Barcelona tactics - Goals scored and conceded Opponents are finding it harder to forge a clear sight of goal against a Barcelona side that are prepared to defend, and they have conceded just 11 goals in 24 league games this season, 15 fewer than Real Madrid. They let in only one goal in six Champions League group stage games, including two clean sheets against Juventus. Although the loss of Neymar has seen a drop in the number of goals they are scoring, it has not meant any less success - a great deal of which is down to that more reliable defence, something they have not always been known for. Barcelona sit seven points clear at the top of La Liga and are adapting excellently to life after Neymar. Chelsea will have their work cut out to stop them.
While the core of this Barcelona side has remained constant for a decade now, the club has undergone a revamp under new manager Ernesto Valverde that has brought about incredible results. He hasn't been able to simply continue the work of Luis Enrique, not least because of crucial personnel changes in the squad, and the success he has had so far should not be underestimated. Top of La Liga, in the Copa del Rey final and one of the favourites to win this season's Champions League, another historic treble is still on the cards. This is how they have done it. Life after Neymar Ousmane Dembele was brought in as Neymar's replacement but a serious thigh injury forced an early change of tack. There was nobody else in the squad capable of playing that role, so Valverde switched to a 4-4-2. With one arm gone from the much-feared Messi-Suarez-Neymar trident, the challenge has been creating chances for the two up front when opponents have one less attacker to worry about. Messi and Suarez remain a dangerous duo even without Neymar Credit: Reuters Between them, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have 37 league goals this season; the rest of the squad have 22. They have taken on the extra responsibility, and the team has found a new way to get the most of them. They defend deeper and see less of the ball The game plan has shifted: no longer is this the tiki-taka Barcelona of the Pep Guardiola era, nor is it the MSN-led, attack-heavy team of more recent years. Now Barcelona's midfield sits deeper. They cede possession more than before, with Barcelona's average share in league games at its lowest in any of the last 10 seasons, and almost nine per cent down on the peak of 2010/11. Barcelona tactics - Defending deeper Teams are no longer put on “the passing carousel” that Sir Alex Ferguson so memorably referred to, when Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets were almost impossible to dispossess. They still see a lot of the ball, but there is noticeably less emphasis on pressing frantically to win the ball back as quickly as possible and then keep it as long as necessary to grind opponents down. Barcelona are increasingly comfortable out of possession, too. Messi still does the business There has always been a reliance on Messi (which is fair enough), but it is telling that the number of touches he is having has increased on last season despite a significant drop in the team's overall possession. Barcelona tactics - Messi influence He is playing a more significant role than ever before and when Barcelona get the ball they look to him if at all possible. His touch map from the game against Real Madrid in December shows how much licence he is give to roam, something Chelsea will be desperate to ensure he is not allowed to do tonight. The results are impressive Barcelona are actually facing more shots than in any other recent campaign - 10.58 per match - but the number of shots on target they are facing has not increased, and is just 3.21 per game. Barcelona tactics - Goals scored and conceded Opponents are finding it harder to forge a clear sight of goal against a Barcelona side that are prepared to defend, and they have conceded just 11 goals in 24 league games this season, 15 fewer than Real Madrid. They let in only one goal in six Champions League group stage games, including two clean sheets against Juventus. Although the loss of Neymar has seen a drop in the number of goals they are scoring, it has not meant any less success - a great deal of which is down to that more reliable defence, something they have not always been known for. Barcelona sit seven points clear at the top of La Liga and are adapting excellently to life after Neymar. Chelsea will have their work cut out to stop them.
Chelsea beware: Why this version of Barcelona are so dangerous
While the core of this Barcelona side has remained constant for a decade now, the club has undergone a revamp under new manager Ernesto Valverde that has brought about incredible results. He hasn't been able to simply continue the work of Luis Enrique, not least because of crucial personnel changes in the squad, and the success he has had so far should not be underestimated. Top of La Liga, in the Copa del Rey final and one of the favourites to win this season's Champions League, another historic treble is still on the cards. This is how they have done it. Life after Neymar Ousmane Dembele was brought in as Neymar's replacement but a serious thigh injury forced an early change of tack. There was nobody else in the squad capable of playing that role, so Valverde switched to a 4-4-2. With one arm gone from the much-feared Messi-Suarez-Neymar trident, the challenge has been creating chances for the two up front when opponents have one less attacker to worry about. Messi and Suarez remain a dangerous duo even without Neymar Credit: Reuters Between them, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have 37 league goals this season; the rest of the squad have 22. They have taken on the extra responsibility, and the team has found a new way to get the most of them. They defend deeper and see less of the ball The game plan has shifted: no longer is this the tiki-taka Barcelona of the Pep Guardiola era, nor is it the MSN-led, attack-heavy team of more recent years. Now Barcelona's midfield sits deeper. They cede possession more than before, with Barcelona's average share in league games at its lowest in any of the last 10 seasons, and almost nine per cent down on the peak of 2010/11. Barcelona tactics - Defending deeper Teams are no longer put on “the passing carousel” that Sir Alex Ferguson so memorably referred to, when Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets were almost impossible to dispossess. They still see a lot of the ball, but there is noticeably less emphasis on pressing frantically to win the ball back as quickly as possible and then keep it as long as necessary to grind opponents down. Barcelona are increasingly comfortable out of possession, too. Messi still does the business There has always been a reliance on Messi (which is fair enough), but it is telling that the number of touches he is having has increased on last season despite a significant drop in the team's overall possession. Barcelona tactics - Messi influence He is playing a more significant role than ever before and when Barcelona get the ball they look to him if at all possible. His touch map from the game against Real Madrid in December shows how much licence he is give to roam, something Chelsea will be desperate to ensure he is not allowed to do tonight. The results are impressive Barcelona are actually facing more shots than in any other recent campaign - 10.58 per match - but the number of shots on target they are facing has not increased, and is just 3.21 per game. Barcelona tactics - Goals scored and conceded Opponents are finding it harder to forge a clear sight of goal against a Barcelona side that are prepared to defend, and they have conceded just 11 goals in 24 league games this season, 15 fewer than Real Madrid. They let in only one goal in six Champions League group stage games, including two clean sheets against Juventus. Although the loss of Neymar has seen a drop in the number of goals they are scoring, it has not meant any less success - a great deal of which is down to that more reliable defence, something they have not always been known for. Barcelona sit seven points clear at the top of La Liga and are adapting excellently to life after Neymar. Chelsea will have their work cut out to stop them.
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