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Chelsea will advance their pursuit of Moises Caicedo over the coming weeks. Brighton will let Caicedo leave. This was clear when he extended. It's going to take around £70m guaranteed and £10m in add ons. Caicedo fully open to the move even without European football.🔵 Image
Those close to Caicedo indicate nothing is imminent yet despite talks ongoing.
Arsenal focused on Declan Rice right now, despite bidding for Caicedo in January and planning for this summer with him on their list. As per @garyjacob, #AFC interest has cooled.
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Declan Rice ~ Arsenal’s Potential Anchor

A deep dive on why Arsenal should bring him at the Emirates🔴⚪️

[THREAD] #afc Image
Firstly, let’s look at his player profile:

Age: 24
Nationality: English
Club: West Ham
Position: DM/CM
G/A: 20
Height: 6ft
Value: £80m
Avg @SofascoreINT rating: 7.16 Image
Declan Rice is an elite midfielder who’s been talked about in recent times for ample amount of reasons.

Rice’s defensive intelligence and positioning is world-class, he really can anchor midfield just with how strong his game IQ is. Plays like a veteran with maturity & bravery.
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Moises Caicedo ~ The Definition of Elite!

A deep dive on why Arsenal should bring the Brighton midfielder at the Emirates🔴⚪️

[THREAD] #afc Image
Firstly, let’s look at his player profile:

Age: 21
Nationality: Ecudorian
Club: Brighton
Position: DM/CM
Height: 5'10
Value: £50m
Avg @SofascoreINT rating: 7.09 Image
A versatile 6/8 hybrid who can win duels, evade the press, break lines, switch play, has good ball striking/combo play.

The way he uses one-touch passes to relieve pressure, his spraying of long passes to the wings, constant duel winning, press-resistance/ball-carrying and …
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🗣️| Wayne Rooney on Arsenal: “How do they stop Erling Haaland? With William Saliba injured, there’s no prospect of matching his pace and power individually, and the only way is to go out and try to impose their own game.

“City can be vulnerable when you hit them in the……
🗣️| Rooney: “Arsenal should focus on how to expose those City defenders rather than focus too much on Haaland. The mindset needs to be: nobody thought we’d be here, and now we’re playing for the title – so let’s go and take it.” #afc
🗣️| Rooney: “If Arsenal go with that positive approach, it’ll be a great game. If they sit back and wait? Do that against City and you die a slow death. City are exceptional and cannot be contained, so it’s about what they can do in attack themselves, and about having no regrets”
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FT: Arsenal 3 Southampton 3. Two late goals rescue #AFC an astonishing point. It hands #MCFC a big title advantage. Arsenal will likely have to now win at the Etihad on April 26. But a tremendous fightback nonetheless despite the poor result in the bigger picture. ImageImageImageImage
Arsenal naturally dejected at full-time. But the manner in which they came back at least gives them something positive to cling to ahead of #MCFC. But failing to beat the bottom side and move seven-clear, is nothing to celebrate and the final whistle scenes reflected that.
Southampton will also feel gutted. A win would have taken them off the bottom. It still might prove a valuable point for them in their fight against relegation. Really neither side will be happy with a draw, but it could have been worse for #AFC and title is still in their hands.
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🗣️| Martin Ødegaard: “We went into our last two games knowing that they would be difficult away matches, but as always with the aim of winning – so the results in themselves are disappointing, but it’s even more frustrating the way they happened of course. 

“We started the game……
🗣️| Ødegaard: “After the final whistle we were frustrated with ourselves, but we also knew that maybe it was a hard-earned point in the end. Aaron Ramsdale was brilliant for us and made some unbelievable saves. Next day at the training ground we spoke together as a team.” #afc
🗣️| Ødegaard: “We spoke about our response to them scoring and what we should have done better in the second half. We talked about how we could have broken the Liverpool momentum once they had it and what we needed to learn from the game.” #afc
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🗣️| Paul Merson on #Arsenal v Southampton: “This is a big game in the title race, and Arsenal need to get back to where they were. They've run out of luck a little bit - for all the last-minute goals they've scored this season, it's coming the other way now.

“Arsenal aren't……
🗣️| Merson: “Bukayo Saka was incredibly brave to take a penalty after his miss at the Euros. People miss penalties, and I'd be shocked if he didn't take the next one for Arsenal.” #afc
🗣️| Merson: “If you had to pick a game to bounce back this season, you'd take Southampton at home. I still think Arsenal will win the league this season, and they should be able to win this game.

“Prediction: Arsenal 3-0 Southampton” #afc
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#AFC 🧵| I see the Rob Holding discourse is alive and well...and that's quite frustrating for a few reasons. 1. There is not a club on the planet that has a 4th or 5th choice CB that is not a considerable drop off from their starting pair...this is accepted. (1/8)
2. People are up in arms about Holding after the West Ham and Liverpool results, despite Holding not being the reason we ended up drawing both matches, while also playing our brand of football to even get to a 2-0 lead to begin with (2/8)
3. They forget that, with Holding in the team, we still dropped four on both Palace and Leeds, while with Saliba in the team, we struggled re: the build-up and chance creation in quite a few performances; Leeds part 1 and Saints come to mind, as well as the Everton defeat (3/8)
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🗣️ Thierry Henry speaks to us at @CBSSportsGolazo on Arsenal's Premier League chances. "The last game [against West Ham] didn’t reassure me. From Arsenal's point of view, since the beginning of the season, I have been saying you don’t win a title on emotions... Image
"You can win a cup, the #UCL, maybe even the World Cup. But across 38 games you can’t be too emotional about it, and recently we’ve been too emotional...
"You can feel the emotion coming, but don’t be emotional. There’s a difference. Stay calm. We are still ahead of #MCFC, but I am saying they need to get rid of the emotional part of the game and concentrate on what they have to do...
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Updated 22/23 Arsenal chants.

There’s so many that thought I’d make a thread - will only really use ones I’ve heard at the ground/ on away days as supposed to ideas as there’s too many. 🔴 #AFC Image
Aaron Ramsdale 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿:

Aaron Ramsdale, du du du du 🎶 @sxmafc
Matt Turner 🇺🇸:

USA USA! Not exactly an official chant but there you are, can’t find a video but you can imagine
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🧵Predicted line-ups thread Double Gameweek 27

🔮 Predicting XIs for each Premier League club before the #dgw27 deadline

🤝 any support [] for my work for the fantasy community would be v appreciated!

🔁or please RT🙌

#fpl #gw27 #fantasypl #FPLCommunity
🐻‍❄️ Leeds

🗣️ Bamford fitness in question. Roca could come in if Gracia seeks greater solidity

🚑 team news ⤵️

#fpl #lufc #dgw27 #LeeBha #fantasypl #fplcommunity #gw27

📘 Everton

🗣️ Keane appears to have ousted loanee Coady, though Godfrey could move centrally if Mykolenko makes the XI

🚑 team news ⤵️

#fpl #efc #dgw27 #EveBre #fantasypl #fplcommunity #GW27

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🧵Pre-match press conference thread Double Gameweek 27 [Friday]

🔌Quick plug before the goods. Currently out of work, supporting [] my work for the fantasy community would be hugely appreciated 🤝

🔁 Or a simple RT will do!

#gw27 #fpl #dgw27 #fantasypl
🌞 Brighton

📢 Roberto de Zerbi asked for a fitness update on March, Lamptey, Colwill: "Solly, Levi are [on] the [squad] list [for Leeds].

"Tariq, I don't know. We have to see in this training, the last training."

#gw27 #fpl #dgw27 #fantasypl #bhafc #LeeBha #BhaCry
📢 De Zerbi asked if Colwill will be in the squad for Leeds: "Maybe. I want to see this morning. The last week, he played with the under-21s."

#gw27 #fpl #dgw27 #fantasypl #bhafc #LeeBha #BhaCry
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పెద్దస్థాయి అరెస్టులకు దారితీస్తున్న ఏపీ స్కిల్‌ డెవలప్‌మెంట్‌ కుంభకోణం
బద్దలవుతున్న చంద్రబాబు అవినీతికోట
స్కిల్‌ డెవలప్‌మెంట్‌ స్కాంలో కీలక మలుపు

అప్పట్లో స్కిల్‌డెవలప్‌మెంట్ అధికారిగా పనిచేసిన అర్జా శ్రీకాంత్‌పై విచారణకు సిద్ధం
నోటీసులు జారీచేసేదిశగా సీఐడీ
ఈ కేసులో మరింత మంది కీలక వ్యక్తులు అరెస్ట్‌కు సన్నద్ధం
తీవ్ర సంచలనం రేకెత్తిస్తున్న స్కిల్‌డెవలప్‌మెంట్‌ కేసు

గతంలో చంద్రబాబు హయాంలో నైపుణ్యాభివృద్ధిపేరిట ప్రాజెక్టు
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ఒప్పందం కుదర్చుకున్న సీమెన్స్‌ - డిజిటల్‌ టెక్‌
ప్రభుత్వం నుంచి 10శాతం మేర చెల్లింపులు
మిగిలిన 90 శాతం సీమెన్స్‌ చెల్లిస్తుందన్న ఒప్పందం

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I rewatched Arsenal's win over Leicester. Here are some tactical and personnel points I noticed regarding #AFC's set-up.
Arsenal's main weapon was their aggressive man-to-man pressing. The front six were all tasked with going touch tight to Leicester's players, blocking off vertical lanes in an attempt to force the Foxes into playing long balls. Causing a high number of turnovers.
It was one of Arsenal's most assured defensive performances of the season. Restricting Leicester to just one shot. Gabriel was at the heart of this and was my man of the match. He has become so mature, much calmer and his physical presence makes him one of the league's best CBs
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Arsenal training today. #afc
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Premier League 2022/2023

Arsenal #AFC vs Manchester City #MCFC

Tactical Analysis

Arsenal’s man-to-man high press, with Gabriel (LCB) press high Mahrez (RW). Both fullbacks also step up to press aggressively Man City’s progression outlets. (Grealish and KDB), forcing Man City to go long.

While Saliba marks Haaland in the center.
Arsenal managed to limit City’s possession with 36 % only (Pep’s lowest EVER in a league game)

City also record its lowest this season for xT created, build completion percentage, and percentage of sequences that reached the final third.

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On-Ball Value rankings for EVERY Premier League team: a thread 🧵

On-Ball Value (OBV) is a model that values each action based on the +/- impact it has on their team's likelihood of scoring and conceding (explainer:…)

First: Arsenal 🔽#AFC
Aston Villa On-Ball Value per 90, 2022/23

OBV is a model that values each action based on the +/- impact it has on their team's likelihood of scoring and conceding

(Explainer:…) #AVFC
AFC Bournemouth On-Ball Value per 90, 2022/23

OBV is a model that values each action based on the +/- impact it has on their team's likelihood of scoring and conceding

(Explainer:…) #AFCB
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🧵 Predicted line-ups thread Double Gameweek 23

🔮 Predicting XIs for each of the 20 Premier League clubs before the #DGW23 deadline

🙏 any support [] for what I do for the fantasy community would be hugely appreciated!

🔁 otherwise, please RT 🙌

🇮🇹 Spurs

🗣️Conte's back at Spurs in some capacity following surgery. Cristian Romero is suspended and Hugo Lloris is injured. Expecting two enforced line-up alterations from the Italian

🏥 Team news⤵️

#fpl #dgw23 #thfc #coys #LeiTot #gw23 #FPLCommunity
🦊 Leicester

🗣️ Rodgers could bring Mendy or Ndidi into midfield in an attempt at greater defensive solidity. Iheanacho seems likely to keep his place up front, now that Leicester have the required runners

🏥 Team news⤵️

#fpl #dgw23 #lcfc #LeiTot #gw23
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This is one example of why press conferences, manager updates are important. People tend to get excited by training pictures but those lack context - particularly when the subjects are players returning from...[1/x]

#fpl #dgw23 #lfc #LivEve #gw23 #teamnews #injuries
...long injury lay-offs. It's not just FPL players who overhype training pictures. The journalist who asked Jurgen Klopp about Jota, Firmino, Van Dijk said it was 'good news' and wondered if...[2/x]

#fpl #dgw23 #lfc #LivEve #gw23 #teamnews #injuries

...those players would be in contention to face Everton. Klopp had already told us a week ago that Virgil van Dijk would only be doing "parts of training" so it was highly unlikely...[3/x]

#fpl #dgw23 #lfc #LivEve #gw23 #teamnews #injuries

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🧵 Pre-match press conference thread Double Gameweek 23 [Friday]

🔌Quick plug before the goods - I'm currently out of work so any support [] for what I do for the fantasy community would be hugely appreciated🙌

🔁 If not, a simple RT will do!

#fpl #dgw23
🐦 Liverpool

📢 Jurgen Klopp on Jota, Firmino, Van Dijk: "The players are back in training, still at different stages.

"Diogo is the closest. He trains now normal, already for two days. So another three days of training..."

#fpl #dgw23 #lfc #LivEve #gw23 #teamnews #injuries
📢 Klopp on Jota: "...possible for him [Diogo]. I think he's in contention for the squad, I would say but we have to wait a little bit."

On Firmino: "Bobby, next [match, against Everton], I don't know. We have to see how..."

#fpl #dgw23 #lfc #LivEve #gw23 #teamnews #injuries
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A few comments on the Arsenal performance vs Everton… #AFC #EFC 👇🏽

- Dyche beefed up his midfield by playing three physically strong ball winners in Gueye, Onana and Doucoure. Those three matched up against Xhaka, Partey and Ødegaard was no contest on winning second balls
- Dyche instructed Pickford to exclusively hit long balls from goal kicks, which completely removed Arsenal’s ability to press from the front and allowed those three ball-winners get second balls to control midfield
- Dyche also asked Iwobi and McNeil to tuck inside in the low block to double up against Saka and Martinelli, much like City did vs Arsenal in the FA Cup. This neutralised the two main threats on the wing and significantly reduced any goal scoring opportunities
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(1/22) On the pitch this year, #Arsenal is drawing comparisons to the #Invincibles, but success in games also means big profits. In this 🧵, I will explain how this would mean that #AFC could afford to buy 3.1 “Mudryk” in the summer of 2023 under the new #FFP (#FSR). #Gunners
(2/22) This is under the assumption that #Gunners win the Premier League this season. A potential Caicedo signing is currently up in the air, but would impact the financials roughly the same as a summer signing.
(3/22) I mark the quality of my forecast on a scale from 1-10 depending on available information. In this case, the mark is a generous 2, since we do not have access to the 21/22 Annual Accounts.
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Eddie Nketiah has gone from squad player to taking centre-stage in a title charge.

This @TheAthleticFC piece gives you some insight as to the work Eddie & the club have undertaken to make that happen.

THREAD 🧵 (1/7) ⬇️ 🔴⚪️ #AFC…

On the first day of his first transfer window as Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta recalled Eddie from Leeds.

It was a decision that upset Marcelo Bielsa & Leeds, who had planned for a season-long loan & didn’t receive a refund.

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As well as his work at the club, Eddie & family hired independent coaches to improve his strength, conditioning, nutrition & sleep.

@chrisvarnavas: “There was definitely a dedication, commitment and hunger to work hard and better himself every day.”

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(1/60) As promised, here is a thread on how the Top 6 in the Premier League will be impacted by the new Financial Sustainability Regulation (FSR), expected to have a dramatic impact on the summer transfer window of 2023. #MUFC #LFC #Spurs #ManCity #Arsenal #CFC #FSR
(2/60) Unfortunately, my threads tend to get really long, but the subject is complicated, so you have to bear with me to get through this. First, we will look at the relevant rules of the FSR (i.e. the “new” FFP rules).
(3/60) After that, we will look at the forecast of each Club, starting from the bottom. Lastly, we will cover the quality of each forecast, since that differ due to available information, and I will also add some thoughts on the margins of error.
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