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Arsene Wenger reveals insight into Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s SLOW progress at Arsenal

Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal from Manchester United in January, a deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move to Old Trafford. The Armenia international had fallen out of favour with his former United boss Jose Mourinho and Wenger is perhaps realising why the Portuguese was willing to offload him. Wenger has no complaints with his new signing’s work rate but clearly feels he has a long way to go to match Sanchez’s impact at the Emirates. “He has worked very hard and he gave a positive performance in Ostersund last week,” said Wenger…

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Arsenal news: Henrikh Mkhitaryan addresses ‘issue’ of playing alongside Mesut Ozil

Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal in January from Manchester United in a swap deal which saw Alexis Sanchez move in the opposite direction. The Armenia international got off to a flyer in north London, laying on three assists in the 5-1 win over Everton. The former Borussia Dortmund man’s influence, however, has slowly faded and many have raised concerns about him and Mesut Ozil playing in the same team. But Mkhitaryan has insisted this is not an issue and has revealed he is loving every second of playing alongside the Germany…

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Manchester United star Paul Pogba clashed with Henrikh Mkhitaryan before Arsenal transfer

Pogba is facing an uncertain future at Manchester United amid claims the France international is at odds with manager Jose Mourinho. The 24-year-old has angered his manager in recent weeks and, with his form suffering, has been substituted in high-profile defeats away at Tottenham and Newcastle. In addition to that, Mourinho also made the bold decision to drop him for Manchester United‘s 2-0 win over Huddersfield, instead placing his faith in youngster Scott McTominay. But the Manchester Evening News say Pogba clashed with Mkhitaryan during the player’s time at Old…

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Arsenal news: Henrikh Mkhitaryan makes huge Mesut Ozil claim

Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal last month in a swap deal which saw Alexis Sanchez move in the opposite direction to Manchester United. The Armenia international was part of a January overhaul by Arsene Wenger, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also joining the club for a record £56million. Much has been expected of the new signings, who have reunited at the Emirates having previously been team-mates at Borussia Dortmund. Mkhitaryan, however, has admitted he was far more excited by the prospect of teaming up with Mesut Ozil who he thinks is the best…

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Winter Olympics opening ceremony: Koreans enter under unified flag – as it happened

That’s all for now. Thanks for following along with us and be sure to follow our coverage throughout the Games! To get you further in the mood … Now the ceremony concludes with a final seven-minute segment called Wish Fire. Fireworks fill the sky for an extraordinary finale as Korean Dokkaebi, curious, fun-loving pranksters, fill the stage. Absolutely astonishing! Yuna Kim, the 2010 Olympic champion in figure skating (and who quite frankly should have repeated in 2014), receives the torch atop the stadium from a pair of hockey players from…

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Can foreign policy be feminist? Sweden says yes.

A doctor in a sparsely furnished Nairobi clinic, providing a young woman with birth control. A job-training center throwing open its doors to women in Armenia. A United Nations delegate urging the assembly to consider gender in its global climate change policy. If those are the answers, then this is the question: What, exactly, does a feminist foreign policy look like? It’s a question that has been floated many times since October 2014, when Sweden’s foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom, announced that her country planned to become the first in the…

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Ancient Ale: Oldest Beer in Greece Dates to Bronze Age

A handful of sprouted cereal grains discovered at a Bronze Age site in Argissa, Greece. The scale bar is 0.04 inches (1 millimeter). More The ancient Greeks may have liberally indulged in wine, but that’s not the only alcoholic beverage they imbibed, according to a new study that describes the discovery of two potential Bronze Age breweries. The “stout” discoveries mark what may be the oldest beer-making facilities in Greece and upend the notion that the region’s ancient go-to drink was only wine, the researchers said. “It is an unexpected…

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Transfer news LIVE updates: Arsenal sign Aubameyang; Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool latest

Transfer news LIVE updates: Deadline day latest as Premier League clubs plot late deals Arsenal will sell Olivier Giroud to Chelsea today in £18m deal, triggering Michy Batshuayi’s loan move to Dortmund Lucas Moura completes medical with Tottenham Transfer window shuts at 11pm TODAY Eden Hazard swap deal  11:50: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will reportedly ask for Marco Asensio in exchange for Eden Hazard joining Real Madrid. Eden Hazard has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid and Los Blancos are expected to break the bank for him…

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Man Utd set for transfer talks with Juventus to discuss Paulo Dybala and Matteo Darmian

Manchester United remain in the hunt for a new striker despite Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all capable of leading the Old Trafford line. Jose Mourinho has already insisted the Red Devils’ business for the month is done, with Sanchez likely to be their only recruit following his move from Arsenal. However, TransfermarketWeb say Manchester United are set for transfer talks with Juventus about a deal that could see Dybala and Darmian change clubs. Darmian has endured a nightmare campaign after seemingly earning Mourinho’s trust at the tail…

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UEFA Nations League draw: Who England play and what it means for the future of football

And the headline news: England have drawn Spain and Croatia at the end of yet another convoluted UEFA draw in Lausanne, attended by Gareth Southgate. At least it could have been worse: Germany, France and the Netherlands all have to play each other with the worst one being relegated – that is how the Nation League rumbles. We had political clashes – Russia had to be shunted down a group after being drawn initially with Ukraine – and a weather clash when Norway had to be moved from a group…

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