Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal wanted to sign Gareth Barry from Aston Villa in 2009 but were outmuscled financially by Manchester City. Following a reported £12 million move, Barry went on to win the FA Cup and league title during a successful five-year spell with City before going on to represent Everton and West Brom. The 36-year-old will set a new record of 633 Premier League appearances if he plays for West Brom in Monday's clash with the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium.
If the memories of playing alongside John Terry for four seasons weren't enough for Willian, the Chelsea forward now has something else he can appreciate. Terry, the longtime Chelsea captain now playing for Aston Villa, was in attendance for his former team's draw against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. He signed a shirt for Willian, who expressed his gratitude for the gift by posting a heartfelt response on Instagram. A post shared by Willian Borges Da Silva (@willianborges88) on Sep 19, 2017 at 8:01am PDT The Brazil international's admiration for Terry, who left the club in July after 22 years, has been well-noted. After Chelsea claimed their fifth Premier League trophy in May and sixth
The 2017-18 season in England is well under way and cup action is already in motion with the Carabao Cup taking place from the start of August. The competition will see 92 clubs take part as they aim to navigate their way to the final at Wembley, which