Do Arsenal need to sign a defensive midfielder to win the title?

Do Arsenal need to sign a defensive midfielder to win the title?

Arsenal started their Premier League campaign with a win over Crystal Palace, their first opening day victory since 2009. They did this with Mikel Arteta as the holding midfield player and thus without an obvious ball winning midfielder. They haven't really had a natural holding player for some time, barring…
Why might Angel Di Maria leave Real Madrid this summer?

Why might Angel Di Maria leave Real Madrid this summer?

Ever since the arrivals of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, Angel Di Maria's status as a Real Madrid player has been under threat. This situation isn't completely new to the Argentine, who found himself in a similar quandary last summer after several new arrivals showed up at the Bernabeu. But…
How important is Raheem Sterling for Liverpool this season?

How important is Raheem Sterling for Liverpool this season?

Raheem Sterling had a great season last year under Brendan Rodgers following a stop-start beginning to his Liverpool career. When he first burst onto the scene he looked explosive and exciting only to tail off somewhat and fallout of favour under Rodgers. Last season though he emerged as one of…
Does it make sense for Chelsea to move for Sami Khedira?

Does it make sense for Chelsea to move for Sami Khedira?

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Sami Khedira in recent weeks with speculation intensifying over the weekend that he is destined for a move to London (either with Chelsea or with Arsenal). Arsenal are in the hunt for a holding player and Chelsea are allegedly looking to replace…
How will Liverpool handle the pressures of the Champions League?

How will Liverpool handle the pressures of the Champions League?

Liverpool have shown great progress under Brendan Rogers, and their success has been rewarded with Champions League football. That said, the squad is young, thin, unused to pressure, unfamiliar with the demands of Europe, and looking to integrate new blood. They’re coming off a title run rather than a seventh…