Unai Emery in talks to become Villarreal head coach

Unai Emery is in talks to become the new Villarreal head coach. Emery is very keen to get back into management and sees Villarreal as the perfect opportunity. The Spaniard has been out of work since being sacked by Arsenal…

Mikel Arteta ready to sell three Arsenal centre-halves this summer

Mikel Arteta is willing to listen to offers for three of his current central defenders this summer, including Rob Holding. The 24-year-old had been one of only a handful of players to have significantly improved under the management of Unai…

Lucas Torreira’s agent provides update on Arsenal star’s future

Lucas Torreira would ‘love’ to return to Italy amid fresh speculation surrounding the Arsenal midfielder’s future. The Uruguay international enjoyed an impressive first season in English football following his arrival from Sampdoria after the 2018 World Cup, establishing his place…

David Luiz aims dig at Unai Emery after Arsenal’s win against Manchester United (Metro)

David Luiz has fired a dig at Unai Emery by admitting that Mikel Arteta has brought happiness back to Arsenal after their victory over Manchester United on New Year’s Day. First-half goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos sealed a…

*Rotarians honour Lagos first baby of the year (Guardian) *Motorcyclists lament police harassment, extortion in Lagos (Punch)

  Rotarians honour Lagos first baby of the year (Guardian) As part of efforts aimed at putting smiles on the faces of mothers, members of the Rotary Club of Lagos Central yesterday honoured the first baby of the year at…

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager insists he is ready and calls for new energy (BBC)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he must change the “energy” at a club he feels have lost their way since he left after retiring as a player in 2016. Arteta, 37, has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract to succeed Unai Emery,…

Nicolas Pepe unhappy over Unai Emery sacking at Arsenal but highlights Freddie Ljungberg positive (Metro)

Nicolas Pepe admits it was ‘painful’ to see Arsenal sack Unai Emery but admits Freddie Ljungberg has a better understanding with the players. Arsenal took the decision to sack Emery last week after a poor run of results and have…

Max Allegri distances himself from Arsenal job (Metro)

Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri says he will not be returning to management until the summer, ruling out the possibility of taking over at Arsenal midway through the season. The Italian – who won five straight Serie A titles during…

Patrick Vieira ‘right man’ to succeed Emery, says David Seaman (Nation)

Patrick Vieira is the “right man” to become Arsenal boss, according to former Gunners goalkeeper David Seaman. Arsenal are starting their search for a new manager for only the second time in 23 years after sacking Unai Emery. And ex-Gunners…

*Policemen shoot fun-seeker dead in Lagos club (Punch) *Sanwo-Olu, Sen Okonkwo, Jack-Rich, Others to be honoured at 2019 Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award (Vanguard)

Policemen shoot fun-seeker dead in Lagos club (Punch) Five policemen attached to the Akinpelu Police Division, have been detained for the murder of a 27-year-old fun-seeker, Maliki Mohammed, at a club on Balogun Street, Oshodi, Lagos. The cops are Inspectors…

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