France

Friday, December 19, 2014

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Ahead of Saturday's clash with Lille, the Stade Velodrome coach talked up the quality of the country's top flight and rejected suggestions his side are beginning to tire

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The coach accepted that performances recently have been disappointing but is determined to end 2014 on a positive note with a win against Montpellier

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The Ivorian attacker does not see why his coach's ban will affect ambitions this season of winning the Scudetto, while the Frenchman himself was critical of his sanctioning

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The 37-year-old won two Premier League titles during his time with the Gunners and remains the club's record goalscorer with 228 goals in 377 appearances

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The defender has opted to call time on his playing career, citing personal reasons, but admits an offer remains open for him to return to Camp Nou

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The 20-year-old scored twice the last time Arsenal visited Anfield in February and while this season has been more difficult, the Frenchman remains a fan of the youngster

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COMMENT: After failing to fulfill his potential at Roma, the controversial Frenchman returns to the Italian capital on Saturday having been a revelation at his new club

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Laurent Blanc's men can go top of the table with a win at the Parc des Princes and are facing a side with just three victories in their last 11 matches

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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The midfielder, who is on loan at the KC Stadium from Newcastle United, has reportedly returned to France and is highly unlikely to feature for the Tigers again

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After more than 150,000 votes, the Real Madrid and Barcelona duo are labelled successes while the Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain stars have been deemed failures so far

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EXCLUSIVE: The former Inter midfielder believes that if Roma are to win the big Serie A game of the weekend then they must keep a close eye on the in-form French attacker

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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After defeats in their previous two outings, the coach said it was important to respond with a win in the Coupe de la Ligue encounter

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The Dutchman's shoot-out heroics helped defeat Lyon, while Lille also progresses on penalties and Guingamp continued their impressive form

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Laurent Blanc's men suffered a scare as they fell behind in Corsica, but a trio of second-half goals ensured their spot in the next round of the Coupe de la Ligue

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A penalty put the home side in front until just past the hour mark, with further goals from Serge Aurier and Jean-Christophe Bahebeck settling the clash

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The 27-year-old cost a total of €115 million, including all fees across the duration of his contract, in moving to PSG from Chelsea in the summer