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HUDSON-ODOI OVERTAKES ROBBEN RECORD

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has set a new record for the youngest player to get to ten assists in the Premier League beating the previous record held by Dutchman Arjen Robben. England international Hudson-Odoi became the youngest Chelsea player to reach ten assists when he won a penalty during the away win over Aston Villa. He won the spot kick after a foul on him from Villa right-back Matty Cash and Italian midfielder Jorginho made no mistake in drawing the Blues level towards the end of the first half from the resulting penalty after Villa had taken the lead courtesy a Reece James own goal off the cross from Villa left-back Matt Targett.

 

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Newly capped Poland international Cash made a big mistake in bringing down 21-year-old Hudson-Odoi while trying to win the ball during the Boxing Day clash. It was a pivotal moment in the game as it gave the Blues a route back into the game.
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ARSENAL CONSIDERING SWAP DEAL FOR KULUSEVSKI

North London giants Arsenal are reportedly considering a swap deal for Juventus attacker DejanKulusevski who has been compared with Dutchman Arjen Robben.

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Arjen Robben was known as the flying Dutchman at his peak and he was considered as the best right-footed winger during that time. Swedish national team star Kulusevski has drawn comparison with Arjen Robben due to his playing style.
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ARSENAL FANS DEMAND FOR ADEYEMI SIGNING

Some Arsenal fans have urged the club to sign Red Bull Salzburg attacker Karim Adeyemi who has been one of the best young players on the European football scene this season.

Adeyemi posted an update from the Champions League win over German side VFL Wolfsburg on matchday three via his Twitter handle and Arsenal fans stormed the tweet to draw the attention of the club to his talents. A lot of the Arsenal fans want the club to sign the three-cap German national team player who models his game after Arjen Robben. Read more »

SALAH HAS SURPASSED ROBBEN, RIBERY – RICHARDS

Ex-Premier League defender Micah Richards is certain that Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah has surpassed the likes of Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery on the list of the best wide forwards in the history of the game, Richards talked about Arjen Robben and Frenchman Ribery in his column with the Daily Mail has he praised the quality that Salah has shown since the new Premier League campaign started in August.


Dutchman Arjen Robben and his French counterpart Ribery were seen as the best wide forwards in world football when they were at the peak of their powers at Bayern Munich in the German league but former Fiorentina and Manchester City defender Richards is of the opinion that Salah is operating at a level better than the one showed by those two players at the Allianz Arena. According to the retired England international, Salah has surpassed both Ribery and Robben. Read more »

ROBBEN – BAYERN CAN WIN THE UCL THIS SEASON

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Knowing Bayern Munich and the sort of astonishing quality and talent they have in their squad, only a few people would think that they can not win the UEFA Champions League title this season. But of course, it would take more than just their talent and squad quality for them to be able to be crowned the Champions of Europe but their former player, Arjen Robben, has revealed that the German Bundesliga giants have more than enough of everything that they need to clinch the prestigious title again this season. Chelsea are the current holders of the Champions League title and even though not a lot of people would have tipped them to win the trophy some months ago, they had the right mentality to conquer Europe.

Bayern Munich already have some fierce squad depth and despite having at least two quality players for every position in the squad, they still went ahead to do more transfer businesses this summer. After already announcing firmer RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann in the summer following the departure of their former boss Hansi Flick, the Bavarians have since completed the signing of two players from Leipzig as well. Read more »

ROBBEN TIPS DEPAY TO SHINE AT BARCELONA THIS SEASON

Barcelona finally signed Memphis Depay as a free agent after several weeks of being locked in negotiations with the star forward. The Spanish La Liga giants, managed by Ronald Koeman, placed signing the former Manchester United winger as one of their priorities this summer and their fans have also expressed their excitement following the confirmation of his signing and unveiling. Depay finished last season as a Lyon player but he refused to sign a new contract extension as he insisted that he wanted to move to the next step in his career and signing for a club of Barcelona’s status was the perfect move he could not reject.

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Depay was not Barcelona’s only signing this summer as the Catalan giants also completed a deal for Sergio Agüero after the striker ran out of his contract at Manchester City and was not offered a new contract. However, while Agüero is more of a short-term signing, Depay, a younger player, is seen as one that can represent the Blaugrana for a couple of years to come.
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ROBBEN SAYS DEPAY IS A VERY FANTASTIC PLAYER

The trend of former and veteran players commending and lauding the stars of the current generation has continued to soar and while the praise has been spreading across to a lot of players, they have been well-deserved. Just recently, former Chelsea midfield star Cesc Fabregas heaped huge praise on the Blues’ current star Mason Mount, and former Barcelona midfield maestro Andres Iniesta continued the trend by lauding Barcelona’s Pedri for his recent performances in a Barca shirt that earned him his first call-up to the Spanish national team.

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And now, former Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has joined the train after recently praising Memphis Depay. Depay, a former Lyon star has been in a very bright form for the Netherlands in recent times and is seen as one of the Holland national team’s best players – if not the best – with his recent performances on the pitch in Dutch colors.
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ROBBEN: SANE IS A VERY GIFTED AND TALENTED PLAYER

Former Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben held an interview recently and he had a couple of things to say about his former employers. After failed spells at Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid and at English Premier League side Chelsea, Robben moved to Germany, joining Bayern Munich where he eventually put his career back on track and also won several titles as well. The winger came out of retirement to play for his former side Groningen in the Dutch Eredivisie for promotional reasons.

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In the interview, the former Netherlands international attacker spoke about his time at Bayern Munich, how he managed to put his previous career problems behind him to make a strong comeback with the German Bundesliga giants, and he also talked about the club’s current crop of players and their chances of competing against the top and best teams across Europe.
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IS SANE THE NEW ROBBEN AT BAYERN MUNICH?

When Bayern Munich agreed on a deal with Manchester City for the transfer of Leroy Sane back to Germany, everyone immediately agreed that the transfer was going to be a highly beneficial one for the German Bundesliga giants. Truly so, since the German winger joined the Bavarian club, he has proved to be an excellent and exciting signing. With his pace, speed, and goal-scoring sense, he has shown that he was indeed a much-needed purchase for the club.

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His attributes immediately remind one of a prime Arjen Robben at Bayern Munich, with the former Netherlands international man being a huge star during his time. Robben formed a deadly and exciting attacking partnership with former France international winger Franck Ribery. While Robben operated on the right, Ribery operated on the opposite side and both of them not only caused havoc, they also terrorized defenders on sight.
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HOW EL-ARABI REPLICATED ROBBEN FEAT

Moroccan international Youssef El-Arabi was able to replicate the feat from Arjen Robben and others after he scored against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium earlier this month.

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El-Arabi was responsible for the lone goal as his Olympiacosside won away at Arsenal for the second successive season in the Europa League.
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