Aubameyang fires Gunners through to FA Cup final

Mikel Arteta overcame his former boss Pep Guardiola as a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double saw Arsenal reach the FA Cup final with a 2-0 win over Manchester City. Arteta left his role as assistant at City last December to take charge at Emirates Stadium, and while it has been far from straightforward for the Spaniard since, he could be on course to finish a topsy-turvy campaign with silverware. Aubameyang was theContinue reading “Aubameyang fires Gunners through to FA Cup final”

Jay Jay Okocha regrets not winning African Footballer of the Year award

The 46-year-old flashed back to his 18-year professional career to reveal his football mentor and biggest disappointment Former Nigeria captain Jay-Jay Okocha admitted he ‘did enough’ during his playing days and regrets not winning the African Footballer of the Year award. The ex-Bolton Wanderers star came close to securing the coveted individual honour in 1998 after his impressiveContinue reading “Jay Jay Okocha regrets not winning African Footballer of the Year award”

The worst Barcelona team of the last 12 years – and Messi’s right to be angry

Losing meekly to Osasuna at home was the latest indignation suffered by this Barca side and their talismanic captain is running out of patience Lionel Messi has had enough. What tipped him over the edge was not Real Madrid winning their 34th Liga title; it was Barcelona handing it to them. “We didn’t want it to end like thisContinue reading “The worst Barcelona team of the last 12 years – and Messi’s right to be angry”