Chile international Alexis Sanchez is set to lose his position as striker in the Arsenal squad, with reports that the Gunners have finally landed a forward from Deportivo La Caruna.
Lucas Perez has been on the club’s radar for long, but with the transfer deadline closing in a few days, Arsenal signed him to join Olivier Giroud in leading the attack.
Sanchez has been playing the position, since the poor run of form of Frenchman Giroud, with coach Arsene Wenger claiming the former Barcelona star player has all the requires qualities to play upfront. Wenger compared him to La Liga golden boot holder and former Reds Striker Luis Suarez.
“He has similar qualities [to Suarez] and he has a good timing to run behind the defenders,” Wenger said in defence of the Chilean in the role. Former Reds striker Emile Heskey also hailed Suarez, asking that Liverpool get a player of Suarez’s quality to try to replace him, as he believes he cannot be replaced. When asked if Sanchez could play in the role in the long term, he said:
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Uruguay has been a performing team so far, especially with some of the talented players like Luis Suarez.
Although he recently had an injury, but it is not as bad as it may seem as the player is more likely to be back in no time. He would be back soon after recovery to hit the knockout stage. Besides, Uruguay has many other talents as well to reach to the top.
The Copa America match that was held last year in Chile is certainly worth remembering. Uruguay had scored only 2 goals out of the 4 games. When Suarez is playing the game, it is indeed breathtaking to watch. The match of World Cup made Suarez score goals over England. In the first games after his suspension made him score 2-2 draw against Brazil. Thereafter he helped Cavani against Peru with a match of world club qualifiers in the month of March. Well, these results have made Uruguay keep its position in tact in the qualifying table of the World Cup. The team is waiting for Suarez to return soon and praying for his speedy recovery. Read more »
Uruguay star, Luis Suarez said he plays for the best team in the world.
The striker who just won the highest goal scorer in the La Liga, breaking the jinx of the award which has been shared between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for seven years, insists Barcelona are the “best team in the world.”
Barca were a point ahead of Real in the standings and went to Granada at 4pm on Saturday while Real Madrid were at Deportivo in the last round of games at the La Liga. With the head-to-head record separating sides rather than goal difference, Barca’s superior record over Real this season (5-2 on aggregate) means Zinedine Zidane’s side needed a win and hoped Barca played a draw or lose to take the title.
Ahead of the game, Suarez said:
“It’s key to keep a clean sheet, we know that we have what it takes in attack.
“We can win the two titles [Barca also play Sevilla in Copa del Rey final on May 22] or lose them. Read more »
Head Coach of the Barcelona senior team, Luis Enrique, has come out to support striker Luis Suarez in light of criticism of the Uruguayan striker. He hailed the attributes of the former Liverpool center forward.
Luiz Suarez scored twice in the quarter-final first leg of the UEFA Champions League match against Spanish rival, Athletico Madrid. During the match, the striker was just lucky to have escaped being sent off for kicking out at Athletico’s Juanfran and striking Filipe Luis in the face.
The striker was suspended for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup. This made him miss the first few matches until October before he could play for the Catalan giant. He made negative headlines again with this action.
In the pre-match news conference of Luis Enrique as Barcelona were to tackle Real Sociedad in the Spanish La Liga, he was constantly asked about the suspension of Luis Suarez.
On the 29-year old, Luis Enrique said: “I love the type of player that Luis Suarez is, there’s no other striker in the world like him. Only defenders are allowed to hit players. If a striker suddenly does it then people are more bothered.”
He went on to defend the player.
“Luis is doing very well, he’s a vital player for us, not just in a footballing sense but because of the character he has. Luis Suarez is a very intelligent guy. When he arrived here he knew he’d be in the eye of the storm for anything he did.” Read more »
It’s been quite a long time ago since Real Madrid has managed to lift major piece of silverware as Barcelona has recently been going through a reign dominance where the team of Luis Enrique have won just about everything.
Barcelona secured the treble as Luis Enrique’s squad experienced huge success and won all of the major titles of the 2014-15 season. They now have the task of defending all of their recently claimed trophies.
Due to this domination that Barcelona has been experiencing, it has forced Real Madrid to sit out and stand by the sidelines as they watch their rivals take up the entire spotlight.
Gareth Bale was signed for a staggering €94 million and even though the Welshman certainly has helped out Real Madrid in winning trophies, he has not been able to compete with the power of Messi and company.
There was a moment when Gareth Bale managed to stand out and this was back in April 16 of 2014 when the Welsh player picked up the ball at the 84th minute and collected it ahead of Barcelona’s Marc Bartra with an amazing burst of speed before slipping it into the net of Jose Manuel Pinto. This goal was easily one of the best of the entirety of 2014 as Bale’s change of speed was remarkable and he proved why Real Madrid was willing to splash out so much cash for him.
Bale said that he has recently been remembering those moments and explained that it was an amazing feeling as he celebrated the goal at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia in front of Barcelona fans. Read more »
Former Liverpool star John Aldridge says that the club should consider signing a proven goalscorer in order to act as a replacement for Luis Suarez.
The inability to score goals was a major factor in the club finishing outside the top four once again last season. Even though Brendan Rodgers had brought Mario Balotelli as the replacement for Luis Suarez, the Italian international disappointed immensely after scoring only one league goal throughout the campaign. The situation became more desperate due to the injury crisis faced by striker Daniel Sturridge. Liverpool have been one of the active clubs in the summer transfer window by bringing players like Nathaniel Clyne.
However, Aldridgehas recognised a need for a top striker as the priority number one for the Reds. After scoring almost 3 goals per game during the campaign in which Luis Suarez was named as the PFA Player of the Year, the club went on to averaging only just over a goal per game against last season. They have signed defenders likeClyne while midfielders like James Milner and Firmino should provide the club with a lot of strength in depth especially considering the departure of a big name like Steven Gerrard in this position. Read more »