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Arsenal winger Oxlade-Chamberlain ready for Southampton clash | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Arsenal whizkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready to face former club Southampton this season.

Arsenal whizkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready to face former club Southampton this season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain left Southampton for Arsenal last summer and doesn’t need to check the schedule to know the details.

“Fourth game in isn’t it? It is at home,” he told arsenal.com.

“First and foremost, I am delighted Southampton are back in the Premier League, which is where they belong. It has been a long time coming, they struggled to get up for a few seasons and it is good to see them back.

“I cannot wait for the game. There will be a really good atmosphere and I will have to wait and see what kind of reception I get. But I am sure it will be a good game and I am really looking forward to it.

“I look forward to all my games but, maybe, this one is just that little bit extra special. We will be looking to beat them.”

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Man Utd legend Giggs convinced Team GB can win gold | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs says Team GB are going for gold.

Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs says Team GB are going for gold.

Giggs’ brilliance at club level has harvested 12 Premier League titles, four FA Cups, four League Cups and two Champions League winner’s medals in a glittering Manchester United career.

But the Olympics will be his first international tournament participation.

He admitted: “As a footballer, you don’t start out in your career hoping to win the Olympics. You want to win leagues, FA Cups and European Cups.

“I’m still disappointed I never got to a major championship with Wales but we weren’t good enough to get to a European Championships or World Cup.

“But to get the chance to play in a tournament at such a late stage of my career is obviously one I’m excited about and looking forward to.

“Of course, you want to win every game and win the tournament. We know it’s going to be tough — but having seen the quality of our team over the last few weeks, we’re hopeful of going a long way.

“An Olympic gold would be up there with my European medals. I don’t like to prioritise any medal or trophy, because it’s always a good feeling when you win.

“It’s always a challenge — no matter what you win — and this is a big challenge.

“It’s going to be difficult because there’s a lot of quality in the tournament but there’s quality in our dressing room as well.”


Man Utd boss Ferguson: Powell looks great prospect | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell won praise from manager Sir Alex Ferguson after victory over Shanghai Shenhua.

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell won praise from manager Sir Alex Ferguson after victory over Shanghai Shenhua.

Ferguson was pleased with Powell’s contribution, even if he did miss a good chance to open his Reds account.

“Nick Powell did well,” said the boss. “It’s his first game, he’s only 18. But he got a really bad tackle – a sore one – in the first half. He played on but I thought it was better to take him off. He was feeling it a bit. He’s two-footed, he has good balance and awareness about him. The boy looks like he can become a real top player.”


Sao Paulo chief Lopes says Man Utd can sign Lucas | Transfers | Tribal Football

Sao Paulo vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes says they could still agree a fee with Manchester United over the sale of Lucas Moura.

Sao Paulo vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes says they could still agree a fee with Manchester United over the sale of Lucas Moura.

Lopes insists the door is not closed to Barclays Premier League outfit.

He told Radio Estadao ESPN: “I don’t rule out the possibility that in the future there are some sort of negotiations, because we received Manchester [United] with great courtesy and left open the possibility of more talks.

“Manchester [United] came to us and their approach was serious. Other teams expressed an interest for Lucas, but only through the media in their countries.”


Arsenal boss Wenger: Santi Cazorla a great player | Transfers | Tribal Football

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed his admiration for Malaga winger Santi Cazorla.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed his admiration for Malaga winger Santi Cazorla.

The Gunners have already spent £23million on Germany star Lukas Podolski and France international Olivier Giroud this summer and are thought to be close to a £15m deal for the 27-year-old.

Wenger said: “I share the opinion of Mikel Arteta — Cazorla is a great player.

“We bought Giroud and Podolski and I hope that we will have [Abou] Diaby and [Jack] Wilshere, too, who didn’t play at all last season.

“We will add Wilshere to the squad as soon as possible. But we are not at the end of it [transfers] — we will still bring players in.”


Barcelona crock Muniesa facing six months out | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa is facing six months out after suffering a knee injury in their friendly win at Hamburg.

Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa is facing six months out after suffering a knee injury in their friendly win at Hamburg.

The Spain Under-21 international suffered the injury at the start of the second half of the 2-1 victory and tests have confirmed that he has snapped the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

It will be decided in the next few days when the 20-year-old will undergo surgery but he is expected to be out of action for six months, Barca announced on their website.


Man Utd keeper Sam Johnstone proud of debut | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone was proud to make his debut in their 1-0 win over Shanghai Shenhua.

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone was proud to make his debut in their 1-0 win over Shanghai Shenhua.

The young keeper came on at half-time for Anders Lindegaard as Sir Alex Ferguson remained true to his word in giving match-time to every member of the DHL tour squad.

“Of course it’s a proud moment for me and my family,” he stated on MUTV. “I got a text off my Dad in the morning saying I’d been working for this since I was 10 years old, which a lot of the team have.

“We’ve been together a long time and there were a lot of youngsters on the field.”