Arsenal thrash Tottenham in thrilling derby, Chelsea vs Man City reaction, Ramsey to leave Juventus, Messi injury latest

Arsenal thrash Tottenham in thrilling derby, Chelsea vs Man City reaction, Ramsey to leave Juventus, Messi injury latest

ARSENAL took the North London bragging rights as they tore Tottenham apart in a 3-1 win at the Emirates.

Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsey could be on his way out of Juventus with SunSport revealing that the club are ready to let the Welshman go to get his hefty wages off the books.

And Lionel Messi is out of action for PSG with a short-term knee injury.

The Argentina star, who has had a tough start to life in Paris, will miss the trip to Metz but could also be unavailable for their Champions League clash with Manchester City.

Matty Cash is on the verge of switching allegiances to Poland after acquiring a passport.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    SIGN EM UP

    Emile Smith Rowe scored once and notched an assist in Arsenal's 3-0 North London derby win against Tottenham on Sunday.

    And he did so wearing plain, blacked out boots, with the 21-year-old Arsenal man currently not having a sponsor.

    The Arsenal academy graduate wore Nike boots last season, but his contract with the manufacturing giants expired in July, according to The Athletic.

    And in the six months after his contract expired the youngster is not allowed to wear boots by any rival brands.

    Smith Rowe's signature is highly sought after with Adidas, Puma and Under Armour all reportedly chasing the Arsenal no10 for when his 'matching rights' six month period expires in January.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Fuming Nuno Espirito Santo slammed his Spurs flops for not sticking to orders — after they were battered in the North London derby.

    Tottenham were second best against Arsenal, as they fell to their rivals 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

    And the Portuguese boss was livid with his charges for ignoring his instructions.

    Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hailed Arsenal’s youngsters, after Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka stole the show against Tottenham in the North London derby.

    The two homegrown stars ran the show as the Gunners ran riot in the first half against their bitter rivals.

    Smith Rowe recorded an assist and a goal, and was rightly awarded man of the match.

    Afterwards, Aubameyang revealed how amazed he was – while joking that he was delighted his kids would get a schooling at Arsenal’s famed Hale End Academy.

    Also, Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona are on red alert for Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to reports.

    The former AC Milan shotstopper was signed by PSG in the summer, but has failed to dislodge No1 Keylor Navas.

    And this led to stories from his homeland that if the situation persists, he may be tempted to move on sooner rather than later.

  • Jon Boon

    ART OF CELEBRATING

    If you want to know what winning the North London derby meant to Mikel Arteta, here's your answer.

    A camera caught the moment the final whistle blew at the Emirates, as Arsenal beat Spurs 3-1.

    And it centred on the Gunners boss celebrating the famous victory in emphatic style.

    Arsenal tweeted the video themselves, with the caption: "That meant everything!"

  • Jon Boon

    NUN WORSE

    Fuming Nuno Espirito Santo slammed his Spurs flops for not sticking to orders — after they were battered in the North London derby.

    Tottenham were second best against Arsenal, as they fell to their rivals 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

    And the Portuguese boss was livid with his charges for ignoring his instructions.

    “The performance was not good. The game plan was not good. The decisions were not good," Nuno said.

    “It was definitely not a good day for us.

    “Players were not able to do what I told them. When you have a game plan you have to make the right decisions in terms of who you want on the pitch to develop that game plan.

    “I won’t name individuals who didn’t play it right but the game plan was not right according to the players on the pitch.

    “We weren’t aggressive enough to control in midfield. We suffered when we wanted to go in front and let Arsenal to come to us. Bad decisions.”

  • Jon Boon

    DREAMING OF YOU

    For Emile Smith Rowe, being the star man against Spurs was something he dreamed of.

    The Arsenal midfielder was instrumental in the Gunners' 3-1 win over rivals Spurs in the North London derby.

    Smith Rowe, 21, netted the opener before proving an assist for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to put Arsenal 2-0 up.

    Speaking to Sky Sports after the emphatic win, Smith Rowe said: "It's the best day of my life. I've dreamed of this day to score against Tottenham.

    "With my family here as well, it's the best feeling ever. I've been working a lot in training on my finishing and I am really happy with the goal."

  • Jon Boon

    WHERE EAGLES DARE

    Maurizio Sarri held a live EAGLE aloft as his Lazio side soared to a 3-2 derby-day victory against bitter rivals Roma.

    The Italian came out on top in the battle of the former Chelsea managers with Jose Mourinho suffering defeat in their Derby della Capitale debuts.

    Goals from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Pedro and Felipe Anderson secured the victory.

    That was despite Roger Ibanez and Jordan Veretout twice reducing the deficit and threatening a comeback.

    And ecstatic Sarri celebrated the crunch victory by saluting the Curva Nord crowd with the massive bald eagle Olympia – Lazio's club mascot – perched on his hand.

  • Jon Boon

    THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hailed Arsenal's youngsters, after Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka stole the show against Tottenham in the North London derby.

    The two homegrown stars ran the show as the Gunners ran riot in the first half against their bitter rivals.

    Smith Rowe recorded an assist and a goal, and was rightly awarded man of the match.

    Afterwards, Aubameyang revealed how amazed he was – while joking that he was delighted his kids would get a schooling at Arsenal's famed Hale End Academy.

    He said: "Arsenal can be proud of these boys because they are great guys and they are doing well. I’m happy that my kids will go to Hale End and maybe they’ll be like him (Smith Rowe)."

  • Jon Boon

    DON GOOD

    Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona are on red alert for Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to reports.

    The former AC Milan shotstopper was signed by PSG in the summer, but has failed to dislodge No1 Keylor Navas.

    And this led to stories from his homeland that if the situation persists, he may be tempted to move on sooner rather than later.

    Calciomercato.it suggests that United, along with Chelsea and Barcelona, ‘may take advantage of the situation’ if Donnarumma can’t force his way into the side.

  • Jon Boon

    FAN-TASTIC

    Mikel Arteta had a special message for Arsenal fans, after seeing his side beat North London rivals Tottenham 3-1.

    The Gunners blew Spurs apart in the first half, with goals coming from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    The goals blew the lid off the Emirates, with the fans firmly behind the players.

    And boss Arteta was quick to thank them for their support.

    "Thank you for creating this incredible environment for the team," he said.

    "This win is for them. Enjoy it tonight."

  • Jon Boon

    FAT CHANCE

    Teenager Ansu Fati scored on his return from injury as struggling Barcelona thrashed Levante 3-0 on Sunday afternoon.

    The youngster, 18, missed TEN MONTHS of action with a knee complaint and celebrated his emotional return with the team's doctors.

    Fati came off the bench in the 82nd minute when Barca were 2-0 at the Nou Camp thanks to goals from Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong.

    And the promising talent, who has been handed Lionel Messi's famous No10 shirt, needed just nine minutes to re-announce himself.

    Fati picked up the ball in midfield and ran at a weary Levante defence, twisting and turning before unleashing a superb strike from 20 yards.

    The goal was reminiscent of a young Lionel Messi and gave cash-strapped Barca some hope for the future.

  • Jon Boon

    ARSENAL JUBILANT

    The Gunners were victorious in the North London derby, thanks to a blistering start.

    Arsenal raced into a 3-0 half-time lead with goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    Heung min son pulled one back for Tottenham in the second half, and despite a late save from Aaron Ramsdale, Mikel Arteta's side never looked like losing this one.

    Arsenal now up to 10th, and finding their feet this season after a horror start.

  • Jon Boon

    STILL SPECIAL

    Jose Mourinho was doing a 'fantastic job' at Spurs before he was sacked, claims Tony Adams.

    The current Roma manager suffered a career low in North London when he lost ten league games in a season for the very first time.

    But Adams suggested his sacking was premature as he was on the brink of turning things round after 17 months.

    The Gunners legend said on Sky Sports ahead of the North London derby: "I actually thought Mourinho was doing a fantastic job for Spurs.

    "To be honest I never thought of him as a Tottenham manager. He’s not open enough for them, but they were getting it together [at Spurs].

    "They had a good system of play and I don’t think they’ve got that at the moment, so I want to be in the Arsenal dressing room!"

  • Jon Boon

    CHI MAN

    Chelsea are set to reignite their interest in Federico Chiesa, according to a report.

    The Blues originally enquired about the Euro 2020 winner in the summer.

    However, Juventus weren't prepared to do a deal with the Premier League giants, even though Thomas Tuchel's side reportedly bid £85million for the forward.

    The European Champions aren't alone in their interest for Chiesa.

    According to the report by Calcio Mercato, Liverpool and Bayern Munich are also monitoring the situation.

  • Jon Boon

    PEEP PEEP!

    Arsenal sublime. Spurs atrocious.

    The Gunners lead 3-0 at half-time, thanks to goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    Tottenham have much to do in the second half, and will surely face a rollicking from Nuno Santo in their half-time team talk.

    Continue to keep up with the game with our blog here.

  • Jon Boon

    ARSENAL STRIKE FIRST!

    The Gunners have taken the lead against Spurs in the North London derby.

    It's Emile Smith Rowe with the goal after great play down the right from Bukayo Saka, who found the youngster with a low cross.

    To stay tuned with all the action from the North London derby click here.

  • Jon Boon

    'EVERYONE KNOWS IT'S UNIQUE'

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spoken about the importance of the North London derby in the programme notes for today's game.

    "When I joined the club, it was instantly made clear to me just how big this game is," he revealed.

    "I remember Paul our head kitman talking to me and letting me know how important this match is for everyone associated with Arsenal.

    "I've spoken to Ian Wright about it too.

    "When you're an Arsenal player, you're Arsenal for life so when people like Wrighty talk, you listen.

    "The only thing you want to do is go out on the pitch and show they've taken in what they've said and that you're ready to perform.

    "Now it's up to myself and the senior players in the squad to make sure our new players know what to expect in the derby.

    "We've spoken about it in the lead up to the game and everyone knows it's unique."

  • Jon Boon

    JIMMY THE LEGEND

    Arsenal and Spurs stars will pay tribute to the late Jimmy Greaves before kick off ahead of the North London derby.

    And Gunners legend Bob Wilson recalls 'nightmares' against striker who he feared 'more than George Best and Johan Cruyff.

    Wilson said: "My memories of Jimmy are mainly nightmares. 

    "Whenever Im asked who I feared facing the most in my career, it was Greavesie.

    "That was even ahead of George Best and Johann Cruyff.

    "What made him so different and special was his uncanny radar-like understanding of the opponent's goal.

    "Jimmy was that ultimate laser-like man. 

    "One look to assess, one touch to strike hard or to bend the ball to that undefendable part of the goal.

    "I may be exaggerating a little but over our meetings, Jimmy seemed to score from what I would think were impossible angles.

    "After he'd done it, he would often give me a little grin. He was sensational. Uncanny. The best of the best."

  • Jon Boon

    MASKED WINNER

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hinted that he could whip out a mask for his celebration, if he finds the net against Spurs.

    "When it comes to derbies, it's all about winning and that's it," he said.

    "You just have to get the result no matter what. 

    "You have to enjoy the pressure and see it is an opportunity to create lasting memories.

    "When I was at Dortmund, I had a good record in derbies. In fact Schalke fans hate me now!

    "I celebrated with a mask on a couple of occasions in those games. I've been asked if I'd do something similar against Tottenham.

    "Everybody knows I'm a bit crazy with that sort of stuff so let's wait and see."

  • Jon Boon

    PEEP-PEEP

    It's Wolves that have stolen the points at St Mary's with a 1-0 win over Southampton.

    And it's Mexican forward Raul Jimenez who won the points for his side, scoring a well-taken finish.

    It was his first goal since that horrific head injury suffered in October, 2020.

    That's some 336 days ago. Fair play.

  • Jon Boon

    NEED MOUR

    Spurs doubt Lucas Moura is fit to take his place in the Tottenham starting line up in the North London derby.

    It's Giovani Lo Celso who drops out for the Brazilian.

  • Jon Boon

    ARSENAL TEAM SHEET IN

    The Gunners make one chance to their line-up for the North London derby.

    Granit Xhaka comes back, after returning from suspension, to replace Albert Sambi Lokonga.

    Aaron Ramsdale and Takehiro Tomiyasu get their first taste of the club's bitter rivalry.

  • Jon Boon

    GUNNER BE GREAT

    It's a day for the fans, as North London derby fever hits the Emirates.

    The Arsenal fans are arriving in their droves, hoping to silence their neighbours.

    And the Gunners' website has a message to get behind the team today.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    BACK UNDERWAY

    We're back underway at St. Mary's.

    Let's hope for more action than we saw in the first half in the next 45 minutes…

  • Giacomo Pisa

    PEEEEEEEEEP!

    That's half time.

    It's 0-0 at St.Mary's between Southampton and Wolves and it's been far from a thriller.

    Perhaps the footballing gods are saving all of the entertainment for the North London derby.

    That one kicks off at 4.30pm.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SANCHO STRUGGLES

    Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has spoken about Jadon Sancho's slow start to life at Manchester United.

    The 21-year-old has failed to score or provide an assist in seven games for the Red Devils.

    Watzke told Sport, via Fabrizio Romano: "I love Jadon Sancho. When you see him playing you get tears in your eyes.

    "It hurts my soul that he is given so little consideration… I think his problem is that he’s not set in the English national team."

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