France

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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The France international, who was linked with a move to Chelsea during the summer, has agreed a new six-year deal with the European champions

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The €50 million man played just 62 minutes in the 2-0 defeat by Borussia Dortmund, again prompting questions over his value to Arsenal and position in the starting XI

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Porto's hat-trick hero, Roma star Gervinho and Arsenal's tormentor Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all make the cut in our first select XI of the season

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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The winger believes that Laurent Blanc's side have to perform to a higher standard, while compatriot Marquinhos had praise for opponents Ajax

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The French giants failed to get their Champions League campaign off to a winning start as Lasse Schone's second-half free kick cancelled out Edinson Cavani's opener

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COMMENT: A lacklustre performance from Laurent Blanc's side in Amsterdam suggests there is a great deal of work to do if they are to challenge for top honours

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The Denmark international's free kick goal ensured his side avoided defeat against Laurent Blanc's men in the Amsterdam ArenA

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to one of his former clubs as the French champions travel to the Amsterdam ArenA to take on Frank de Boer's men

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COMMENT: PSG have always maintained the importance of youth in their project, but a number of homegrown stars have paid the price of a strategy that may eventually hurt the club

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Having come close to ending his European hoodoo last season, Al Hain-Cole expects Frank de Boer to get off to a strong start against a French side that have struggled away lately

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The England midfielder appeared in some discomfort late in the second half of the clash with Borussia Dortmund and his manager is wary of the player's history of problems

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The French midfielder accepts Monaco have been weakened by the sales of Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez but says they proved their quality on Tuesday night

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Leonardo Jardim's side get off to a winning start on their return to Champions League football courtesy of Joao Moutinho's second-half strike

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The Portugal midfielder handed Leonardo Jardim a timely boost as his goal just after the hour mark got the Ligue 1 club's European campaign off to a winning start