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Martin Keown says Arsenal must make decision on David Luiz’s future

Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes his former club must strengthen the central defensive department in the summer. The north London side have remained unbeaten in the Premier League in 2020 under Mikel Arteta but they have still had the tendency to concede goals which have contributed to a few disappointing draws.

Jurgen Klopp praises Arsenal teenager as a ‘talent of the century’

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Arsenal teenager Gabriel Martinelli by saying that he is a talent of the century. The Brazilian has exclusively started in the Cup competitions for the north London giants and he has been hugely successful with seven goals. Out of those, he bagged a couple during the League Cup fourth round defeat to Liverpool and that has earned him plaudits from the Reds manager.

Speaking after the game, Klopp said: “Sepp van den Berg as well, he played an incredible game. That’s really difficult to deal with these guys. Martinelli’s pretty much the same age but he’s a talent of the century, he’s an incredible striker, so it’s really difficult. Then you have Mesut Ozil around and Willock right, who scored, by the way, a really nice one, so a team like Arsenal in a counter-attacking mood – we keep them deep, play around them, we lose the ball and then it’s really difficult.”

Emery admits Gabriel Martinelli has impressed him from pre-season

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has said that Gabriel Martinelli has impressed him right from the beginning of pre-season and believes the teenager can prove a quality purchase for the Gunners. The Brazilian forward was the club’s first signing of the summer transfer window from Ituano but he made his debut during the closing stages of the season opener against Newcastle United.

Tite says Neymar would never have been left out of the Brazil squad

Brazil national team coach Tite has said that Neymar’s position with the national side was never in concern despite the uncertainty at the club level with Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian recovered from a foot injury ahead of the summer Copa America tournament but the happiness was short-lived as he picked up an ankle problem soon after.

Rivaldo believes Coutinho would face more pressure with Liverpool return

Barcelona favourite Rivaldo believes Philippe Coutinho could face more pressure, should he make the comeback with Liverpool this summer. The Brazil international parted ways with the Reds to join the Blaugrana 18 months ago but the move has not proved a success with him struggling to make a mark in the Spanish top-flight.

Owing to this, he has been touted to make a possible return to Anfield this summer but Rivaldo has warned him that the move may only add up the pressure, he said: “We all know that Philippe Coutinho played his best football at Liverpool, and I always believed that he could replicate it at Barcelona, but things haven’t been going that way.

Tite confident Neymar can produce his best for Brazil at Copa America

Brazil head coach Tite remains confident that Neymar would produce a good showing during the 2019 Copa America tournament. The attacker recently made his first appearance for Paris Saint-Germain after recovering from a metatarsal problem and Tite remains assured that the 27-year-old will produce his best for the nation at the forthcoming continental competition.

Speaking in a press conference, Tite indicated that Neymar should be better prepared for the Copa America when compared to the World Cup last summer, he said: "Now there is a big difference, there is more time before the start of the Copa America, and consequently that allows for a better recovery in order to reach a higher technical level, too. He could be in better condition at the Copa America than he was in the World Cup."

Brazil Playmaker and Former Real Madrid Kaká Has Lauded Luka Modric before the Final of World Cup

Luka Modric is the player who makes football seems simple and easy. He also deserves the opportunity to lead team Croatia in the final of World Cup; this has been shared by former Real Madrid star the Kaka.

Modric's Football Dance, Dance, Dance

Modric has aptly taken the plaudits all through the run of Croatia to their first final and was usually imperious at the time of the semi-final victory, which they got over the team of England. Kaka has spent a full season at Madrid with Modric before he left La Liga giants to be the part of AC Milan once again in the year 2013. The ex-Brazil playmaker received lots of praise for "humble" number 10 of Los Blancos.

Kaka believes Cristiano Ronaldo has been motivated to shine amid Lionel Messi rivalry

Former Real Madrid star Kaka believes Cristiano Ronaldo has been motivated to keep a high performance level at Juventus amid the rivalry with Lionel Messi. The duo have gone toe-to-toe for individual and club honours over the past decade and the same trend appears set to continue despite Ronaldo making the switch away from La Liga last summer.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Kaka said that he is not surprised by Ronaldo’s high level of performances for the Bianconeri this term, given he is keen on maintaining the reputation as one the world’s best alongside Messi, he said: “It doesn't surprise me for what it is, it surprises me because he's still at this level. I believe there is also a Messi effect, the infinite challenge, this desire to always outdo himself. At 34 and after so many successes, Cristiano still finds surprising motivations.”

Kaka and Luis Figo to Develop the Promise of Football in Pakistan

As a part of the World Soccer Stars tour, Brazilian legend Kaka and Portuguese star Luis Figo are in Pakistan to groom the budding talents by way of exhibition matches and coaching clinics. Despite being a country obsessed with cricket, they believe that Pakistan has a great promise of football, although it has been banned from International football twice. The stars that played for the Spanish club Real Madrid have gone to Pakistan for a one-day visit as a part of the World Soccer Stars tour to prepare the young talent there for the upcoming matches.

Kaka, holding a cricket ball, said that the duo was committed to supporting football at a global scale. The Barcelona player who retired in 2009 also declared that they sensed a lot of potential in Pakistan for football and that they were excited to develop the potential into a victory. At the same time, the 2000 and 2007 Ballon d’Or winner Figo was heard telling the reporters that they were thrilled to be in the southern port city of Karachi. The AC Milan player added that they had a good impression of Pakistan and that it had a great promise in the area of football.

Former Manchester City chief explains why Kaka rejected advances from the club

Manchester City’s former chief executive Garry Cook has revealed that the reason behind Kaka turning down advances from the Citizens during the winter of 2019. The Mancunian giants had begun their era under Sheikh Mansour with the big-money signing of Robinho and Kaka was the next in line to make the switch to the Premier League side.

In a report covered by TalkSPORT, Cook acknowledged that an agreement had been reached with AC Mila regarding the midfielder’s transfer but the transfer could not materialise with the Brazilian, who was seemingly reluctant to part ways with the Rossoneri, he said: “We sat down with AC Milan and we signed a document that sold the player to Manchester City, so we’d bought him.