ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger admitted it will be “very difficult” for Arsenal to finish in the top four after Monday’s 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace, but said it would be “inconvenient” to talk about his own future in the wake of such a disappointing result.
– Theo Walcott apologised to Arsenal supporters for the team’s abject performance at Selhurst Park, saying “we’ve let them down tonight.”
– Jamie Carragher pulled no punches in his assessment of Arsenal on Monday night, calling Wenger’s side “cowards” after their loss.
– Emmanuel Adebayor credited his former Arsenal and Real Madrid teammates after his hat trick helped Istanbul Basaksehir to a 4-0 win over city rivals Galatasaray.
WORLD CUP:The United States, Mexico and Canada announced their intention to submit a joint bid to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup on Monday, with three-quarters of the games to be played in the U.S., including the final.
ARGENTINA: The president of the Argentine Football Association officially announced the dismissal of Edgardo Bauza as national team coach on Monday night.
JUVENTUS: Juventus forward Paulo Dybala says he’s not looking to be “the new Messi,” playing down comparisions between him and his fellow Argentine ahead of his side’s Champions League quarterfinal tie against Barcelona.
– Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is to field an attack-minded team in the Champions League quarterfinal clash with Barcelona on Tuesday night, saying it would be wrong to make changes now.
EVERTON: Merseyside Police are investigating video footage that appears to show Ross Barkley being punched in the early hours of Monday morning at a Liverpool bar in what has been described by lawyers representing the Everton and England midfielder as an “unprovoked attack.”
LEICESTER: Claudio Ranieri has denied player power lost him his job as Leicester manager, saying they did not “kill” him.
CHELSEA: Diego Costa has told SFR Sport he is happy at Chelsea but unsettled in London, further fuelling speculation that he will leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.
BARCELONA: Luis Enrique branded Andre Gomes’ critics “pathetic and lamentable” after the Barcelona midfielder was blamed for Saturday’s 2-0 La Liga defeat to Malaga.
MAN UNITED: Morgan Schneiderlin has told L’Equipe that playing for Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United made him feel “like a robot.”
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