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BREKALO SET TO SNUB SOUTHAMPTON

VFL Wolfsburg loanee Josip Brekalois reportedly set to snub the Premier League in favour of the Spanish La Liga. This is according to the report from German news outlet Kicker which disclosed that Arjen Robben 2.0 has his eyes firmly on a move to the Spanish top flight despite the interest from Premier League outfit Southampton.


Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttlmight need to add attacking talents such as the aforementioned Brekalo to his squad ahead of the new season with current attacking options such as Theo Walcott, Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Redmond unlikely to stay with the Saints beyond this summer. The transfer plan is for Southampton to sign a new centre back and a new goalkeeper. However, an attacker could be added to the list if the likes of Walcott, Redmond and Djenepo leave the club. The Saints are in the market for a new goalkeeper with Fraser Forster set to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of this month. Englishman Forsteris closing in on a move to North London side Tottenham Hotspur. Read more »

ROBBEN PROVED RIGHT ABOUT REAL MADRID

Dutchman Arjen Robben warned Premier League holders Manchester City ahead of their semifinal tie with Real Madrid about how dangerous the Spanish La Liga champions can be especially when they have their backs to the wall and he was proved right after they were dumped out by Real Madrid. Arjen Robben knows a lot about Real Madrid whom he played forduring his professional football career.


Arjen Robben told French newspaper L’Equipe that Real Madrid are at their strongest at the latter stages of the Champions League and that Manchester City would have to be wary of their threat. He had earlier said that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola deserves to win the Champions League title and that Real Madrid would pose a lot of threat to that quest. It turned out to be more than a threat after Real Madrid knocked out Manchester City at the end of their last four tie. Read more »

                          CHELSEA’S FIVE BIGGEST SIGNINGS UNDER ABRAHAMOVIC

The Roman Abramovich era looks set to be coming to an end at Chelsea, so we thought we’d take a look back at the five best signings delivered by the club’s wealthy Russian owner. Here’s our attempt at ranking Abramovich’s ten most influential signings for the Blues, though some quality players narrowly miss the cut…

5) Arjen Robben

One of the first real statement signings of the Abramovich era, Arjen Robben added world class flair and goal-scoring ability to Chelsea’s attack, giving them that much-needed X-factor as they secured their first Premier League title victory in 2004/05. Read more »

ROBBEN: NETHERLANDS SENIOR CAREER IN SUMMARY

Flying winger Arjen Robben made his debut for the Netherlands senior team as a teenager. Robben was just 19 when he played his first game against Portugal in April 2003. He would go on to enjoy a 14-year career with the Netherlands senior team until he called time on his international career in 2017.

Arjen Robben was part of a major tournament in the colours of the Dutch senior team for the first time at the Euro 2004 tournament. The winger was part of the 23-man Dutch team named by manager Dick Advocaat to the tournament hosted by Portugal. Robben made the squad alongside fellow young players such as defender John Heitinga and playmaker Wesley Sneijder. Read more »

ROBBEN:GRONINGENCAREER REVIEWED

Arjen Robben got his big break as a professional footballer while he was with Groningen in the Dutch league. The winger came through the youth teams at Groningen before making his debut towards the end of 2000. Robben was added to the first-team squad at Groningen by manager Jan van Dijk just before the away game against FC Twente in the league in November 2000, but he didn’t feature until the following month.

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Dutchman Arjen Robben played for the Groningen first team for the first time during the league game with RKC Waalwijk on December 3, 2000. He played the final eleven (11) minutes after coming on as a substitute for the injured Leonardo dos Santos. His impressive performances ensured that he became a regular in the Groningen first team.  Robben scored two goals in 18 starts for Groningen during his breakout season. He was subsequently named the best player at the club at the end of his breakout season. It was a sweet reward for him at the end of his first season with the Groningen first team.
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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 »