The Brazilian defender plugs a clear void in the Gunners squad but his Villarreal teammate, and former Tottenham target, is arguably the better player
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Diego Simeone's side remains just three points behind Barcelona after a splendid performance from Antoine Griezmann, who bagged himself two goals and an assist
The France international scored twice before a Manucho own goal made Roberto Trashorras' goal irrelevant as the home side picked up the points
The Gunners are confident they will be able to get a work permit for the Brazilian on appeal, and a move has now been put in place with Joel Campbell moving to Spain on loan.
There was no room for the Uruguayan on his 28th birthday, but the club talisman was again the star man, pulling the strings as Barcelona thumped Elche 6-0.
Goal took in the action at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, where los Franjiverdes were humiliated once again by the Catalan giants.
The Welshman scored the winning penalty at Cordoba after the Portuguese lost his head and was sent off for aggression when Madrid needed him most
The attacking duo combined to ruthless effect after Gerard Pique's early goal against the home side, which played much of the second half with 10 men.
The FA Cup brought shocks aplenty with Manchester United humbled on Friday and the Premier League's top two dumped out while the Real Madrid star had a rare afternoon to forget
Diego Simeone's men trail leaders Real Madrid by four points and must win to maintain their bid to retain their La Liga crown
The Real Madrid forward lashed out at Cordoba's Edimar in the closing stages of his side's 2-1 victory, and has taken to Twitter to apologize for his actions.
The Portuguese star was given his marching orders in the 82nd minute before Gareth Bale rescued his side with a late penalty to secure a 2-1 victory
An 89th minute penalty won and converted by Gareth Bale was just enough for the 10 men of Los Blancos, who were pushed by a plucky Miroslav Djukic side.
The Portugal star lashed out late, but the Wales winger won a penalty and scored it himself to snatch all three points.
The 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder completed his long-awaited transfer to the European champion Friday.
Follow all the action as the Champions League winners look to maintain their lead at the top of La Liga
The manager is a longtime admirer of the Real Madrid midfielder, saying he would love to welcome the 24-year-old back to San Sebastian.
Friday, January 23, 2015
The Italian discussed the current Chelsea manager's time at the helm of the Spanish giant and Cristiano Ronaldo's form and fitness in 2014-15.
The midfielder has ended speculation by putting pen to paper on a lengthy contract with the European champion.
The Blancos have struggled to hit their stride in 2015, after a stellar first half of the season, and their coach wants his players to return to lofty heights.