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Man U 1-1 Arsenal: Battle Of Former EPL Giants Ends In Embarrassing, Boring Draw! : Analysis/Photos

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Monday night’s clash between Manchester United and Arsenal deserved only one title, one crown, one nametag, and that’s the most boring game of matchweek 7.

A clash that had always been seen as a fight between two European heavyweights and EPL title contenders in the past, is now as a clash between two Europa League constants fighting for 5th to 6th place supremacy in the Epl, with head coaches looking lost in a tunnel and team line-ups looking more like youth teams than premier league standard starting line-up.

Man U 1-1 Arsenal: Battle of former EPL giants ends in embarrassing, boring draw! (Analysis/photos)

Man U coach, Ole Gunnaer Solksjaer, with only 2 EPL wins this season, started wiith a front three of Lingard, Rashford and Daniel James with Martial ruled out through injury, while Arsenal had to make do with Pierre Aubameyang upfront with Lacazette missing through injury.

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka became the youngest Arsenal player to feature against United in the Premier League era while Rob Holding made the bench.

The game started in dour fashion with no love lost between both sides but Arsenal looking the more threatening while Man U waited on the wings to counter in the break. The first 25 minutes was boring and produced no real end products with both sides ready to sit back, study each other and attack any opportunites given.

Pogba, surprisingly back from injury, kept feeding balls to Rashhford who was wateful and played prematurely all evening, oh how much Ole would have regretted letting Lukaku go without signing a capable replacement. De Gea, capped off the first half with a wonderful save, making a great double stop to deny Saka and Guendouzi.

At stoppage time,  James ran down the right end with an overhit cross, suprisingly Rashford kept the ball alive, gave the ball to Pogba, who was too far off, but young scot McTominay lashed into the top corner past an unaware and dazed Leno.

Halftime – Man U 1- 0 Arsenal

Man U 1-1 Arsenal: Battle of former EPL giants ends in embarrassing, boring draw! (Analysis/photos)

The second half, seemed like a moment of reckoning for London club, Arsenal who wanted to attack with the three p’s – Pace, panache and perseverance.

Tuanzebi, who came in as a replacement for Wan Bissaka, and surprisingly took the left-back spot, showed his inexperience when he gave the ball away on the edge of his own box, which Saka pounced on to Aubameyang who chipped over a less than impressed De Gea. The whole stadium feared he was offside, the linesman called him offside, Aubameyang must have even feared he was offside, but upon consultation with VAR, it was a beautiful finish and the Gabonese striker was clearly onside.

Man U 1-1 Arsenal: Battle of former EPL giants ends in embarrassing, boring draw! (Analysis/photos)

The game remained a back and forth affair, with a draw looking like a more permissible result than a win for any of the sides and apart from the last few minutes when Leno made a fine one-handed save to deny Rashford’s free kick, the game was shy of clear-cut chances.

Full Time – Man U 1-1 Arsenal (Old Trafford)

Take away from the game: Arsenal’s defensive line-up will even allow goals from Burnley’s under-10 while Man U needs a striker as much as Boris Johnson needs Brexit.

More photos of the match below.

Man U 1-1 Arsenal: Battle of former EPL giants ends in embarrassing, boring draw! (Analysis/photos)Man U 1-1 Arsenal: Battle of former EPL giants ends in embarrassing, boring draw! (Analysis/photos)Man U 1-1 Arsenal: Battle of former EPL giants ends in embarrassing, boring draw! (Analysis/photos)Man U 1-1 Arsenal: Battle of former EPL giants ends in embarrassing, boring draw! (Analysis/photos)Man U 1-1 Arsenal: Battle of former EPL giants ends in embarrassing, boring draw! (Analysis/photos)Man U 1-1 Arsenal: Battle of former EPL giants ends in embarrassing, boring draw! (Analysis/photos)

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Arsenal Beat Chelsea To Win Their 14th FA Cup Trophy

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Arsenal has won the FA Cup for the 14th time after beating London rivals Chelsea 2-1 in this season’s final played on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the unsung hero as the Gunners rallied from behind to secure the victory after Chelsea had made a bright start to the match.

Chelsea took the lead inside five minutes through Christian Pulisic’s smart finish. But Aubameyang drew Arsenal level from the penalty spot before the break after he was fouled by Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Gabon international then produced a moment of world-class finishing to make the defining contribution to the first behind-closed-doors FA Cup final.

Chelsea finished the game with 10 men as midfielder Matteo Kovacic was very harshly sent off for a second yellow card.

By virtue of the win, Arsenal, who finished 8th in the Premier League will play in Europa League next season.

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Gov’t Likely To Implement Free Tertiary Education : Nana Addo

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The President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo has disclosed that his government is considering free tertiary.

Before the 2016 elections, the NPP which was then the opposition party promised Ghanaians free senior high school after capturing powers and has successfully implemented the policy.

President Nana Addo speaking in an interview on Kumasi base radio channel Wontumi FM, he expressed that the greatest investment to make in a country is about investing in the education system.

Hence he decided to ease the stress on parents by slashing fees of students pursuing their education in senior high school.

According to him, Putting things high, his government is likely to implement free tertiary education just like he did for the SHS.

He stated that he don’t want to give timeline but he’s sure it can be possible to add that too.

He however added that for now, they have put down student loan for tertiary level students to help them cater for their needs while in school.

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Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich Agrees To Sell Stake In Gold Mine Worth £1Billion

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Russian billionaire and Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich is set to get richer, as he has agreed to sell his gold mine in a deal said to be worth £1billion.

Abramovich, whose financial worth reduced this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has agreed to sell his stake in Highland Gold Mining Ltd to Fortiana Holdings Ltd, according to Bloomberg.

The gold market is enjoying a resurgence amid the pandemic and the 53-year-old who is currently valued at around $12billion (£9m) by Forbes, will now sell his 40 percent stake in Highland Gold, in which he was a shareholder for many years.

Fortiana Holdings Limited, a Cyprus-registered company of Russian businessman Vladislav Sviblov, agreed to buy 145,759,871 shares in Highland Gold from Abramovich and his partners at £3.00 per share.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich agrees to sell stake in gold mine worth ?1billion

Highland Gold is one of the top ten gold producers in Russia with several mines in Russia’s the Far East.

The offer is expected to complete in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Chelsea has won 16 trophies since Abramovich bought the club.

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