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‘Henry is discovering what job is about’ | News Archive | News

Arsne Wenger says Thierry Henry will have to go through a psychological and mental transformation to become a manager.

The clubs all-time record goalscorer is currently working with Arsenals under-18s as he works towards gaining his coaching badges.

Wenger is pleased to see his protg on the training field in a new capacity, and says Henry must realise the crucial differences in his new role.

Henry – Life after Arsenal

He will discover what the job is about and you have to go through that process if you want to one day manage a football team, the manager told Arsenal Player.

The job of a player is centred on you and the job of a coach is centred on others. It also demands how to get what you know is available in other people in the most simplistic way.

Copyright 2015 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Rob Kelly 8 Sep 2015 . You find you just focus on others and how you can help them.

It demands a psychological and mental transformation that is not always easy

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Manchester United vs Liverpool FC: Three Key Battles Including Benteke vs Blind

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Also, if Joe Gomez plays in the left-back position, as he has done in every game thus far, Liverpools teenage defender will have his task cut out to stop Mata from causing damage after cutting in from wide areas. Both will have the opportunity to show the clubs they are playing against what they have missed out on.

In the end though, Liverpool managed to sign Roberto Firmino not exactly a wide player but an attacker who can play wide and through the middle while United signed Matteo Darmian.

If Moreno plays, he needs to ensure that he does not repeat the mistakes of last season, especially if the Reds deploy the same formation with three at the back flanked by wing-backs,leading to gaps between the three central defenders and either wing-back.. Liverpool FCs Nathaniel Clyne is their only defender who has kept his reputation intact and has defended well in all of the Reds games so far.

Liverpool FC travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in the north-west derby looking to avenge their double defeat last season, the second of which derailed their march to fourth place. The dangerous runs of the Spaniard in the box will alsoneed monitoring.

The last time Liverpool FC took on Manchester United, they lost 2-1 at home and their season derailed completely with the Reds finishing a disappointing sixth in the Premier League table.

A major reason for the loss on the day was the ease with which Juan Mata was afforded space in the wide areas. We look at three key battles that will help swing the game in either sides favour.1 Memphis Depay vs Nathaniel Clyne

Both players were linked to both of the English giants, but Depay ended up at Manchester United while Clyne is at Anfield. Manchester United on the other hand will be looking to gain a psychological advantage over their top four rivals. If between them, the two can keep the Belgian quiet and frustrate him, Manchester United have a good chance of taking all three points from this game.

3 Joe Gomez/Alberto Moreno vs Juan Mata

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Clyne will face one of his toughest challenges this season coming up against Memphis Depay, although the England international will be confident after his display against Alexis Sanchez earlier this season.With Wayne Rooney not in his best form for United, if Clyne can keep Depay under control, it will go a long way towards bluntingUniteds attack.

2 Christian Benteke vs Daley Blind/Chris Smalling

Bentekes physical presence can trouble even the strongest of defenders. The Spaniard cost Liverpool in a majority of big games last season, with the one against United at Anfield seeing him once again make positional errors as Juan Mata scored twice.

Blinds inability to head the ball or win a physical duel against the big Belgian may prove costly. Alberto Moreno is not really a player known for his defensive ability. If he is afforded the same kind of freedom again, Liverpool FC willstruggle to take anything away from Old Trafford on Saturday.

Depay has shown how good a player he is in his opening few games for his new club, and is arguably the best Manchester United player going forward. Now, if you pit him against Daley Blind or Chris Smalling, that is not really a battle you expect the defenders to win, is it? The duo, especially Blind, will have their task cut out if Benteke is given decent service by the Liverpool wide-men or midfield players.

Liverpool FC were looking for a wide player with Raheem Sterling a lost cause, while Uniteds right-back slot needed reinforcement with Rafael set to leave and Valencia, who is not a natural right-back, being used in that role extensively by Louis van Gaal.

Mata has already shown the damage he can do the last time Liverpool played United

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Robin van Persie rescues point for Man Utd

Chelsea stays top of the EPL by four points from Southampton, with United back in eighth and 10 points adrift.

But from the resulting Cesc Fabregas corner, Drogba rose to head home at the near post, his first EPL goal since March 2012.

Bayern hit seven in a midweek Champions League thrashing of Roma, but a David Alaba effort which hit the post was the best it could muster Sunday.

In other EPL action, Tottenham Hotspur suffered another disappointing home defeat — beaten 2-1 by struggling Newcastle.

Read: Bayern beats Man City in opener

David De Gea had to make a superb save from Eden Hazard, who was clean through after a one-two with Drogba.

(CNN) — Robin van Persie salvaged a point for Manchester United against English Premier League leader Chelsea with an injury-time equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford Sunday.

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Read: Drogba arrives in China after big money move

Read: United signs DI Maria for record fee

Di Maria’s delivery was met by the excellent Marouane Fellaini and after Thibaut Courtois pushed out his headed effort, van Persie smashed the ball home.

Goals in each half from Arturo Vidal and Fernando Llorente were enough to secure three points for Juve, whose nearest rival Roma was held to a goalless draw by Sampdoria Saturday night.

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Tottenham led 1-0 through an Emmanuel Adebayor goal but conceded an equalizer after just eight seconds of the second half, with Sammy Ameobi on target.

United was staring defeat in the face after trailing to a Didier Drogba goal when Angel Di Maria won a free kick which led to the dismissal of Branislav Ivanovic for a second yellow card.

In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich was held goalless by Borussia Moenchengladbach in a top of the table clash.

Another substitute, Ayoze Perez, added a second just before the hour mark.

Everton capped a fine week by beating second bottom Burnley 3-1 with Samuel Eto’o scoring twice.

He took his place in the team after Chelsea’s top scorer Diego Costa was ruled out through injury, but more than justified his inclusion.

In Serie A, leaders and reigning champions Juventus took a three-point lead at the top with a 2-0 home win over Palermo.

Robin van Persie celebrates his late equalizer at Old Trafford against Chelsea.

Eyebrows were raised when Jose Mourinho re-signed the 36-year-old Drogba in the summer, but the Ivorian star rolled back the years with his second half effort.

Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was also kept busy as Bayern’s run of six straight wins was ended but the Bavarians still head Moenchengladbach by four points.

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Man Utd holds Chelsea 1-1 at Old Trafford

Robin van Persie equalizes Didier Drogba’s opener for Chelsea

Chelsea tops EPL by four points from Southampton

Bayern and Juvenuts top in Germany and Italy

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Arsenal News: How Galatasaray star Jose Rodriguez almost joined the Gunners – Goal.com

He told Goal: “I was in London, just about to sign with Arsenal.

The 20-year-old has revealed that he almost signed for Arsene Wenger’s side before committing his future to Real Madrid although he remains confident he made the right decision

GOAL EXCLUSIVE ByAlberto Pinero Former Real Madrid midfielder Jose Rodriguez believes he made the correct decision in snubbing Arsenal but has suggested that he could be in Arsene Wenger’s first team now had he moved to the Emirates Stadium.

Rodriguez was on Wenger’s radar back in 2011, with the midfielder eventually deciding against signing for the Premier League club and instead opting to remain with Madrid, where he had starred in the club’s academy teams.. Maybe if I had chosen Arsenal, now I’d be playing there… It’s a big club. Real Madrid is the biggest club ever, but Galatasaray is also a great club, one of the biggest in Europe.”

Rodriguez has, however, revealed that he almost made the move to Arsenal earlier in his career.

“I made my debut with the first team, and I’m the youngest player in the Champions League [Rodriguez is Madrid’s youngest debutant in the European competition after replacing Kaka as a substitute against Ajax in 2012]. He is 100 per cent Madridista, he is the captain. They kept a re-buy option, and there’s hope.”

“The Turkish league is not as good as the Spanish one, but they are signing very good foreign players, and it’s becoming a very competitive league little by little. I had options in Spain, but I chose Galatasaray.

Rodriguez also discussed Sergio Ramos’s contract renewal at Madrid, adding: “I’m very happy with Sergio Ramos’s renewal. I never thought about leaving Real Madrid until right now, because I was always happy. But then, Real Madrid put faith in me, and I think things haven’t gone bad for me since then. or maybe not. Sometimes, people went too far talking about him with things that weren’t true.”

The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at Deportivo and, having only made four first-team appearances for Madrid over four years, the midfielder opted to join Galatasaray in July, signing a four-year deal.

“The past is past. I sent him a message when we landed at Madrid. Now they haven’t put their faith in me, and that’s okay.

He added: “The Galatasaray transfer is a step ahead for my career, as I’ll be playing Champions League this season

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2014 World Cup: Day 12 – Live Blogs & Updates

Welcome to the Gillette Boot Room for Day 12 of the 2014 World Cup!

Stavm your enthusiasm is welcomed!

Welcome back Zach. have to be joint favourites to progress now – even a defeat by Germany could still see them through.

wwf, I see a 2-2 draw between Netherlands and Chile, and Spain dispatching Australia fairly comfortably.

Right, this is where the competition really gets interesting, with the fates of sides in Groups A and B decided once and for all – and that means four games today for you lucky folk, with two double-headers lying in wait. performance was excellent, save for the first five minutes and last 40 seconds…

I’m good Ed, thanks. The African side have been in disarray at this competition, and are already out of the tournament – but they could still provide us with one of the all-time shocks if they manage to knock out the Selecao.

Alongside Brazil’s game, Mexico and Croatia play each other for a place in the next round, and while a point would ensure progress for El Tricolor, a win for the Vatreni would see the Europeans progress. Bradley didn’t have the best of games, did he? He moved the ball about well, but THAT miss and then giving the ball away for the equaliser may cost them dearly.

Morning Rugger! A disappointing blow for sure, but the U.S. A defeat for Brazil, though, would mean a draw at Arena Pernambuco would send both these sides through.

The end of an era, Zac? Quite probably for Spain – but what do you make of La Roja? Is this just a natural blip that all great sides go through, or is it something more serious? Lets have a poll

Chris, I hope the descriptions below help!

. I thought eh U.S. Lets turn out attentions to the first two games of the day, due to kick off in just under 25 minutes at 12:00 ET / 17:00 BST

You will know by now that Netherlands and Chile have both qualified for the knockout stages, but they will face off today at Arena de Sao Paulo to see who takes top spot in Group B. 2010 World Cup champions Spain, meanwhile, have surrendered their crown in meek fashion, and will take on Australia in a bid to avoid complete embarrassment at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba.

After that, we switch back to Group A, where host Brazil can guarantee progress to the knockout stages against Cameroon at Estadio Nacional

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Dubai ‘in second bid to buy LFC.

Club chairman David Moores, who owns a 51 % stake in LFC, is said

to value its parent company at pounds 300m, a sum which has previously

proved too large for would-be investors.

Club officials are finalising timescales after Liverpool council

was given pounds 9m of European cash for the long-awaited project.

Other parties interested in the club are reported to be Belfast

property millionaire John Miskel and an unnamed American company.

It is thought to be interested in Liverpool as a commercial

interest only, and would not be looking to spend on players.

A possible takeover or at least major investment in Anfield has

been a regular possibility over the past few years, with talks taking

place with the likes of Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and

American Robert Kraft, among others.

Teams of workmen are expected to move into Anfield within the next

six months, with the new stadium ready to throw open its doors at the

start of the 2009 season.

Deal will not include cash for players

SPECULATION was growing last night that one of the richest Arab

nations could be poised to take over Liverpool Football Club.

Devoted supporter and Redrow Homes owner Steve Morgan has tried to

take over the club five times previously.

Byline: BY VICKY ANDERSON Daily Post Correspondent

LFC was not commenting on the reports last night, but it is

understood they are not being dismissed outright.

The grant will be topped up with pounds 15.6m of club and

taxpayers’ money to pay for regeneration of the Anfield community.

The last major investment in the club was in 1999 when Granada paid

pounds 22m for a 9.9% stake.

Since March, the overseas investment arm of the Dubai Holdings has

bought up the Tussaud’s Group and the Travel Lodge group of hotels.

Dubai Holdings, the investment arm representing the emirate state,

has expressed an interest in the club for a second time, according to a

Sunday news paper.

Negotiations had been held between Liverpool and Dubai Holdings

earlier this year but were fruitless.

It is thought the club is looking for investors to be able to pay

for its new pounds 180m stadium, which would seat 60,000 at Stanley

Park.

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Argentine goalkeeper Romero joins Man Utd | Reuters

He will be a great addition to the team and I am looking forward to working with him once again,” Van Gaal added.

“I know him (Romero) very well and I think in our situation, if De Gea is going or not going, it is always a threat and we have to take care, make sure that we are prepared and that is why I think it is very good that Sergio Romero is now a Manchester United player,” Van Gaal added.

United cap their United States tour on Wednesday against Paris St-Germain, who are reportedly keen on signing the Premier League club’s unsettled midfielder Angel Di Maria.

The 28-year-old, who played under Van Gaal at Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, joins United as a free agent after leaving Sampdoria at the end of his contract.

“Louis van Gaal is a fantastic manager and I cannot wait to get started on this new and exciting challenge in my career.”

Romero’s arrival is expected to herald the departure of United’s backup Victor Valdes, who was left out of the tour party and told to leave the club due to a row with the manager.

Van Gaal said Valdes had refused to play for United’s reserve team, a claim disputed by the Spaniard.

“To play for the biggest club in the world is a dream come true for me,” he told United’s website.

Romero becomes United’s fifth close season signing following the arrivals of Italy defender Matteo Darmian, Dutch forward Memphis Depay, French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and German skipper Bastian Schweinsteiger.

(Reporting by Peter Rutherford; Editing by Ian Ransom and John O’Brien)

“Sergio is a very talented goalkeeper. Romero, who has an option for an additional year on his contract, has joined United on their pre-season tour of the United States, where they beat Barcelona 3-1 on Saturday.

“He had a fantastic World Cup last summer in Brazil, although that is something I have put to the back of my mind. . He was a young keeper during my time at AZ Alkmaar and I am delighted he is joining Manchester United,” Van Gaal said.

Romero and his new manager also crossed paths at last year’s World Cup, where Argentina eliminated the Van Gaal-coached Netherlands in a semi-final penalty shootout.

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year deal, reuniting manager Louis van Gaal with a player who helped bring him a Dutch title but also caused him World Cup heartache.

Speculation also continues over the future of first-choice United keeper David De Gea, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, with the La Liga team’s defender Sergio Ramos heading to the English side as part of a swap deal.

The Argentine did not travel with United on their tour, with Van Gaal admitting he “does not know why”

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Top 5 Premier League Youngsters

Recently, Januzaj committed his future to the Belgium international side, this was subject to speculation due to him being eligible to play for a number of countries including Kosovo, Croatia, Serbia, Turkey, Albania, Belgium and, eventually, England.

Best Youngster In The Premiership

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4. Does he stick to the old guns of Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard and the like, or does he bring in fresh, invigorating faces such as Luke Shaw, Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling? We shall have to wait to find out!

But there were a few rays of hope during Moyes’ rein at Old Trafford, one was getting Wayne Rooney to agree to sign a new contract. Since moving to Chelsea he has been unable to break into the first team squad there, and has been sent out on full season loans twice, first to West Bromwich Albion and then to Everton.

Jose Mourinho has been lamenting his lack of striking options for the whole of the 2013/2014 league season and, with Lukaku continuing to impress, he is sure to feature in Mourinho’s plans next season. This is in no part down to the exceptional English talent they place great emphasis on in their line ups. Januzaj impressed in his full debut for Manchester United, starting against Sunderland and scoring twice to come from behind and secure a 2-1 win. This comes after the retirement of the great Sir Alex Ferguson and the appointment and subsequent sacking of his successor, David Moyes. They are in a much more stable situation at the moment, but talk of a 30 million move to one of Europe’s elite has been in the pipeline for months now, with Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea all rumoured to be interested. Adnan JanuzajManchester United

In stark contrast the the previous two entries, Manchester United have had a dreadful season. One major player in this race for glory has been 19 year old winger Raheem Sterling. Another was the emergence of a 19 year old Belgian attacking midfielder named Adnan Januzaj. Due to his impressive debut season, multiple European powerhouses have begun monitoring Januzaj, with rumours abound that Juventus and the ultra-rich Paris Saint German are ready to make a bid in excess of 30 million to secure the young starlet’s services.

As is the case with Raheem Sterling and Luke Shaw, the support for Barkley to be in the England squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil has been growing all season. Should Moyes have been sacked so soon? It remains to be seen.. What is more surprising is the future the England team. So it was no surprise that some Belgian players showed up in the list. Since the beginning of the season heads have been turning towards the excellent young left back, and with the World Cup just around the corner the calls for him to be on the plane to Brazil come June have been increasing in volume. Despite their troubles, Southampton have always had an excellent academy, breeding top class talents such as Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, next in line is 18 year old left back Luke Shaw. England’s future has been perennially pessimistic, with the old guns of Gerrard and Lampard declining with age having never really cut it on the International level and no new wave of youngsters shining brightly.

Introduction

Every season a new wave of youngsters breaks through the ranks to take centre stage on one of the biggest stages of world football, the English Premier League. Despite his tender years, Lukaku already has 27 international caps and is part of a young Belgium squad who are set to become a force to be reckoned with in the future.

However, this season, that long awaited new wave has emerged and crashed onto the shores of the Premiership. This being said, the future is most certainly bright for the Premier League and, looking at my top list, for England and Belgium.

Belgium have been tipped as future powerhouses for years now, ever since their young starlets started shining so brightly, with young Belgians playing for top clubs all over Europe. Luke ShawSouthampton Football Club

Southampton Football Club have had an excellent season, after years in turmoil following their relegation from the top flight at 27 successive years and then going into administration and being relegated to the third tier of English Football. Lukaku has shown he is cut out for the physically demanding Premier League, and standing at 6″3 with a muscular build it is no surprise. At the age of just 20, this central attacking midfielder has already been lauded as the next Paul Gascoigne and England’s answer to Michael Ballack. Especially since Chelsea have lacked a world class striker since the similarly built Didier Drogba left the club.

Best Wonderkids in the Premiership

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5. Walcott and Chamberlain were both shipped out to Arsenal for hefty transfer feesearly in their careers, but that was at a time when Southampton were struggling financially. If Southampton manage to keep hold of their young star, along with their other talented players, they are in for a bright future.

Best Young Footballers In The Premier League

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2. He has also been mentioned in the same breath as legendary midfielder Ronald Koeman.

During his loan spells he has become key members of both West Brom and Everton sides, and at the age of just 20 he has two full Premier League seasons behind him, averaging just under a goal every two games. Finishing outside the top three for the first time in Premier League history and their worst position in the league since 1987, it has been a dismal performance. Already a full England international player, Barkley’s performances have just continued to improve and he has shown that he can cut it in the big games as well.

Best Young Players In The Premiership

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Conclusion

It was hard to leave a lot of players out, such as the impressive Saido Berahino for West Brom and the reformed Ravel Morrison at West Ham. The 2013/2014 season was no different in this respect, and plenty of young starlets took to the pitch in a bid to prove that they can be amongst the best in the world. Alongside Jay Rodriguez, Rickie Lambert, Nathaniel Clyne, and Adam Lallana, Shaw has been a key part of Southampton’s excellent season under Maurio Pochettino. With dazzling pace, great ball control and an awareness beyond his years, Sterling is destined for greatness. Ross Barkley is one of those young starlets, breaking into the Everton side at the start of the season, he has been a key player in helping Everton secure 5th place in the Premiership, featuring in 34 league games out of a possible 37. Despite his best efforts, Sterling’s contribution has been slightly overshadowed by the incredible striking partnership of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez but, make no mistake, he has been absolutely vital in Liverpool’s season.

Along with a host of inexperienced players, Sterling has been tipped to make the plane to Brazil in June, with Roy Hodgson watching him closely and probably trying to decide whether it is worth the risk taking a host of youngsters to the biggest stage in football.

Best Youngsters In The Premier League

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3. Romelu LukakuChelsea

Another one of Belgium’s up and coming superstars, Romelu Lukaku is a 20 year old striker who signed for Chelsea after impressing during his debut season at Anderlecht, ending up as top scorer in the Belgian Pro-League. With the World Cup just over a month away, this will be giving Roy Hodgson that old football cliche of the best kind of headache: A selection headache. With one game to go, they still have a chance of lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in history, it would be their first top flight success in a huge 25 years, and they have already secured the best finishing position in the league since the 2008/2009 season. Despite being only 18, Luke Shaw has already made his England debut, and there is no doubt, barring any major catastrophes, that he will push Ashley Cole and Leighton Baines out of the door in the next few years and become the first choice England left back.

How long he will stay at Southampton remains to be seen. I, myself, have no doubt that at least one of these will be named amongst the elite in the future and they are all destined for glory if they continue as they have been doing.

1. Raheem Sterling broke into the Liverpool side in the 2012/2013 season under Brendan Rodgers and has been a key part of Liverpool’s attack since then. Raheem SterlingLiverpool

Another team that has had an excellent season is Liverpool. Ross BarkleyEverton

Since David Moyes’ departed Everton for the seemingly greener pastures of Manchester United, new manager Roberto Martinez has brought a new sense of youth and vibrancy through the ranks at Everton

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Iniesta fit for crucial Chile clash; WORLD CUP.

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Chile winger Mark Gonzalez, who scored the only goal of the game when the South Americans beat Switzerland 1-0 on Monday believes the clash with Spain could be a classic encounter.

“I don’t think it’s ideal because when we are with the national team you have to focus,” he said.

“I trained well and felt quite good and could do everything as normal,” said the key playmaker, who has struggled with niggles throughout the domestic campaign for Barcelona.

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It is still possible for Spain and Chile to both qualify if Honduras hold Switzerland and the Central Americans have promised to give everything tomorrow even though it is virtually impossible for them to qualify Coach Reinaldo Rueda said: “We must go out to win, and dignity must emerge.”

“This game is going to be special, because they are playing for everything and I’m sure will have to come and attack from the start, but we will try and impose our style on the game as well,” said the former Liverpool man.

Byline: Mark Langdon

ANDRES INIESTA has declared himself fit for Spain’s crucial World Cup clash against Group H table-toppers Chile tomorrow.

The European champions must win to seal their spot in the next phase and Iniesta believes he is ready despite coming off injured in last week’s 1-0 defeat to Switzerland, which has left Spain sweating on their last-16 berth.

There is growing speculation in Spain that Iniesta could soon be joined by left-winger Juan Mata at Camp Nou and Valencia’s no-nonsense defender Carlos Marchena is concerned the transfer rumours may unsettle the squad.

“The feelings are good and above all I hope to be available and hope to be at 100 per cent so I can help the team, although the question of being in the starting 11 is obviously one for the coach,” added Iniesta. . Spain’s Andres Iniesta works with the physio while boss Vicente del Bosque looks on

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Arsenal’s  & pound;100M Sponsorship Deal With Emirates No Longer Looks Like a Good Deal

All Rights Reserved. The club recently rejected the idea of selling stock to its fans to raise 150 million; perhaps it is time examine the Emirates contract for loopholes that will allow the club to negotiate anew?

A selected list of football sponsorship deals:100 million Arsenal’s 15-year deal with Emirates80 million The four-year deal Manchester United signed with Aon takes effect next summer75 million Juventus have a five-year contract with Tamoil, the international oil company68 million Bayern Munich’s four-year deal with T-Home50 million Chelsea signed a five-year contract with Samsung in 200538 million Real Madrid’s three-year deal with Bwin.com, the Austria-based online gaming company7.2 million Liverpool’s annual fee from Carlsberg expires in 2010BNET’s previous coverage of football advertising:

2009 CBS Interactive Inc.. But five years in, that deal looks less like a lottery win and more like a millstone. Manchester United just signed a deal with Aon worth 20 million a year; Chelsea’s with Samsung is worth 10 million a year; and Liverpool gets 7.2 million from Carlsberg in a deal that is up for renegotiation soon.

Meanwhile, Arsenal’s margins are thin.

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Arsenal F.C.’s sponsorship pact with airline Emirates once looked like a good deal for the club: The Gunners received 100 million for a 15-year lead sponsorship contract in 2004. Arsenal receives far less for its sponsorship rights than comparable clubs Manchester United, Chelsea F.C. or Liverpool F.C.At the same time, a BBC report indicates the club is crippled with debt. Its EBITDA will fall to just 35-40m in 2010, the BBC reported. And the club has trouble raising cash to buy players — the crucial expense on which all revenues depend.. It owes a total of 416 million, according to The Guardian; and has “242m of separate debt” on the construction of its stadium, according to the BBC.

But the Emirates sponsorship breaks down to just 6.7 million a year over the course of the deal

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