Pablo Mari heaps praise on ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal teammate

Arsenal’s winter signing Pablo Mari has heaped praise on David Luiz after playing alongside the Brazilian for the Gunners. Luiz made the surprise move to the Emirates from Chelsea before the summer transfer deadline and he has since been a regular at the heart of the defence for the north London club.

Sam Allardyce praises Roberto Firmino for his improvement at Liverpool

TalkSPORT pundit Sam Allardyce believes Roberto Firmino has progressed impressively with Liverpool and he has now become a vital player leading the line. The marksman has not been a prolific goalscorer during his time with the Merseyside outfit but he has been hugely effective with his link-up play which has helped the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in finding the net more regularly.

Jesus speaks glowingly about Arteta amid Arsenal managerial link

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has given a positive feedback on the coaching abilities of Mikel Arteta, who has been linked with the managerial role at Arsenal this month. The Spaniard has been serving as the assistant manager to Pep Guardiola over the past three years but he has recently been touted to take over as the new head coach of the Gunners.

Tite Happy with Performances from Liverpool midfielder

Brazil coach Tite says that the confidence flowing with the Liverpool midfielder Fabinho is quite apparent. This confidence has played a huge role in helping Brazil to come out from their rotten of five games without a win. Even though Fabinho has been around for a while, he has started featuring for the national team only recently.

Firmino Crucial to Liverpool than Salah or Mane, claims McAteer

Former Liverpool forward Jason McAteer claims that the loss of the Roberto Firmino will be greater for Liverpool than losing Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane. Liverpool have been able to maintain a 100% record in the Premier League after a late winner over Leicester City. The match witnessed a 2-1 win with James Milner scoring an injury time penalty. However, the game also witnessed Mohamed Salah picking up a knock that could potentially keep him out of the forthcoming games.

Luiz: defenders need more responsibility

Arsenal ace David Luiz has called the defenders to take more responsibility following the 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Gunners were widely fancied to win the encounter but they found themselves in a heap of trouble after conceding twice in the opening 41 minutes.

Pereira admits he was exhausted

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has acknowledged that he did not have the best of games against Chelsea in the Premier League opener, although he contributed an assist in a comfortable 4-0 win for the Red Devils.

There were many doubts regarding the composition of the United team ahead of the curtain-raiser but they managed to utilise the counter-attack to good effect to outwit Frank Lampard’s side.

Thomas Tuchel updates on Neymar’s situation at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has stated that Neymar continues to remain an important player within the first-team squad and he has nothing new to update with regards to the attacker’s future. The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move away from Parc des Princes this summer with reports emerging that he is desperate to make the comeback with Barcelona.

Owing to this, there has been constant speculation over the forward’s future but speaking after the 3-0 win over Sydney FC, Tuchel stressed that there has been no change to the player’s position with the club, he said: "There is nothing new [to report] about Neymar. For me, he is our player, we train with him. It’s a question for the club and Neymar. For me, he’s in the dressing room, he’s training, he’s still my player. There is nothing new."

Jose Mourinho explains why David Luiz made the right choice to join Arsenal

Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said that David Luiz made the right choice to join Arsenal from Chelsea. The Brazil international spent the entire pre-season campaign with the Blues but he made the surprise decision to join the Gunners on the eve of the summer transfer deadline.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Mourinho said that Luiz has worked with Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain in the past and the manager should have a good idea of the defender’s traits. He added that the centre-back is prone to making mistakes on occasions but he may still prove a quality signing for the Gunners, considering he will want to prove himself after joining another top Premier League outfit.

Jesus says he has evolved as a player after Copa America success

Brazil international Gabriel Jesus has said that the recent Copa America tournament has helped him evolve as a player. The young forward was severely criticised for the reduced impact during the 2018 World Cup but he managed to make amends at the Copa America with two goals and two assists including the opening strike in the 3-1 final triumph over Peru.

Speaking to ESPN Brasil, Jesus said that he is unperturbed with the criticism regarding his performances and the recent Copa America tournament has helped him improve into a better player, he told: "If I am criticized or praised, if they want me to evolve, I'll go through with it. It can happen to anyone and unfortunately, it happened to me. But I kept my cool and evolved.