Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Signs Up for Barca on Free Transfer
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Spanish La Liga powerhouse FC Barcelona has scooped up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal on a free transfer after the Gunners terminated the Gabonese forward’s contract. In addition, Aubameyang’s surprise move ends his four-year stint with Arsenal. He begins a new chapter with Barca. The Spanish club snapped up one of the world’s deadliest finishers that would propel them into the La Liga top four, according to soccer betting experts looking for an alternative bet in the Spanish first division.
It’s Auba time!
The move of Barca to get Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal delights the diehards of the La Liga club. Furthermore, the Gabonese international sacrificed his high salary with Arsenal to get into Barcelona. Interestingly, his contract includes a break clause or an option to depart with the Spanish squad in June 2023. Aubemayang’s departure from Arsenal would free the club of an enormous weekly salary of US$337,000. It ends a tumultuous four years with Arsenal where he played 165 games and scored 92 goals.
Chelsea to miss Reece James’ services for FIFA Club World Cup
A hamstring injury will sideline Chelsea defender Reece James for the FIFA Club World Cup, team manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed on Friday. Tuchel said that James has not trained since suffering the injury on December 29 against Brighton. The Chelsea official said that club physicians diagnosed the injury as “big,” ruling out the possibility of an immediate return and a possible stint in the Club World Cup.
The Blues will travel to Abu Dhabi right after their fourth-round FA Cup encounter against Plymouth. The Club World Cup schedules them to play on February 9 in a semifinal game. Chelsea was unable to bring in wing-back cover in the January transfer window after Ben Chilwell’s knee injury and James’ continued hamstring issues. Tuchel said he remains calm despite an unsuccessful transfer window.
West Brom chief tactician Bruce moves on from Newcastle removal
West Brom manager Steve Bruce wants to move on from his forgettable stint in Newcastle. Bruce, on the other hand, who was sacked by Newcastle in October, made a quick return to Championship squad West Brom and insisted that he is not affected by the events that led to his firing from the Magpies. The 61-year-old tactician wished his old team to succeed and he wants to move forward with West Brom and hopes to lead them towards promotion to the English Premier League.
Bruce signed an 18-month contract at West Brom to replace Valerian Ismael. The squad slipped to sixth place in the second-tier Championship as they are eight points behind the top two. He believes that he can motivate the team to climb back in contention and in the end, gain promotion. The Baggies were relegated to the Championship. This is after a disappointing 2020-21 English Premier League season as they placed 19th out of 20 teams. Aficionados betting for EPL soccer believe that West Brom has a chance to secure another promotion under Bruce’s guidance.