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Transfer: Arsenal Slammed For Signing Pepe Instead Of Zaha

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Wilfried Zaha’s former manager, Ian Holloway, has suggested Arsenal have made the wrong choice in signing Nicolas Pepe instead of the Crystal Palace winger.

The Gunners had a £40million offer rejected by the Eagles, who claimed the bid fell way short of their valuation of Zaha.

Unai Emery’s side ultimately decided to switch their focus to Pepe, whom they have agreed on a club-record £72m deal, leaving Zaha’s hopes of a move to the Emirates dashed.

“I am very surprised that Arsenal rate Nicolas Pepe better than Wilfried Zaha.

“I certainly don’t. I would be very sad if I don’t ever see Wilfried Zaha playing in the Champions League.

“I feel he is good enough for anyone in the world, including the teams that get there. At the moment Everton can’t get to the Champions League. There is no wrong way to go about getting a move these days. I thought he had his best season ever last year.

“He is starting to add the end product to his performances. He has been handled fantastically well by [Crystal Palace manager and assistant] Roy Hodgson and Ray Lewington. The experience that those two have got, they were smart enough to move him from one of the wide areas to be center-forward.

“If you leave him on his own with your last man when you are dominating the ball then you can be in trouble if Palace wins it back.

So it is all about end product with him, I always think ‘come on son, you can do that’. I see maturity in his play now.

Transfer: Arsenal slammed for signing Pepe instead of Zaha

“I believe at the very, very top level if he plays with a team that can keep the ball away from you, who also win it back very quickly and dominates a game [he’ll do well]. If you give him the ball on the edge of the 18-yard box then he can win games, even for Manchester City.

“He would have to learn what the likes of Pep Guardiola want but I think he would [do well at the top level]. He is good enough for any team in the Premier League now. I may be biased because I have seen him close at hand.

“He is one I would pay to watch. He is trying to shine and I have all the time in the world for him,” Holloway told Goal at the launch of EFL on Quest.

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Chelsea Sign Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy For £22m

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Chelsea has completed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes in a £22m deal.

The Senegalese international, 28, has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and is expected to become Chelsea’s No 1 ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero.

After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: ‘I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.’

On signing Mendy, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.’

Edouard Mendy becomes Chelsea’s seventh signing after the arrival of Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) Malang Sarr (Nice) Ben Chilwell (Leicester) Thiago Silva (PSG), Timo Werner ( RB Leipzig ), and Kai Havertz ( Bayern Leverkusen).

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Video Shows The Moment Air Force Two With Vice President Mike Pence On Board Strikes A Bird While Taking Off | WATCH

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Air Force Two with US Vice President, Mike Pence on board was forced into an emergency landing on Tuesday night, September 22.

The plane was forced to return to a New Hampshire airport shortly after taking off for Washington D.C. after striking a bird when it flew into one of the engines.

The incident was caught in a video.

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Video shows moment Air Force Two with Vice President Mike Pence on board strikes a bird while taking off : Air Force Two carrying US Vice President, Mike Pence was forced into an emergency landing on Tuesday night, September 22. : The plane was forced to return to a New Hampshire airport shortly after taking off for Washington D.C. after striking a bird when it flew into one of the engines. The incident was caught in a video. Officials with Manchester-Boston Regional Airport said in a statement: " Air Force 2 experienced a possible bird strike shortly after departure. Flight crew contacted the tower and returned to MHT safely." : The vice president and his staff ended up flying to Washington D.C on a cargo aircraft that the Secret Service uses to transport his vehicles during his travel. 📽: ABC7LA

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Officials with Manchester-Boston Regional Airport said in a statement: ” Air Force 2 experienced a possible bird strike shortly after departure. The flight crew contacted the tower and returned to MHT safely.”

The vice president and his staff ended up flying to Washington D.C on a cargo aircraft that the Secret Service uses to transport his vehicles during his travel.

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Luis Suarez Joins Atletico Madrid In €6 Million Transfer

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Barcelona has confirmed that star player Luis Suarez, has joined Atletico Madrid after seasons in Camp Nou, which he scored 198 goals in 283 games for the club.

Atletico Madrid confirmed they will pay Barca €6 million (£5.5m/$7m) to sign the Uruguayan.

Suarez was linked with Juventus but abandoned the transfer after he was forced to go through a lengthy process of acquiring Italian citizenship.

While at Barca he won 13 trophies to become the club’s third-highest all-time goalscorer, only topped by Cesar and Leo Messi.

“FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Luis Suarez. The Madrid club will pay FC Barcelona €6 million in variables,” the Catalan club announced.

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“FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Luis Suarez for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future.”

Suarez joined Barcelona in 2014, where he went on to earn the Golden Shoe as Europe’s top scorer after scoring 59 total goals in 2015-16.

After arriving in August, new Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman told Suarez he would not be in his plans for the upcoming season.

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