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    Forgotten Arsenal FA Cup winner takes shock non-league manager’s job in eighth tier… and is still playing aged 49

    EX-ARSENAL star Ian Selley has been named the new manager of non-league outfit Leatherhead.The former Gunners midfielder, 49, left his job with Westfield to take over at the Isthmian League South Central Division club.Selley is the new manager of LeatherheadCredit: leatherheadfcSelley was a trusted player in George Graham’s Arsenal sideCredit: GettySelley won the European Cup Winners Cup, FA Cup and League Cup with Arsenal under George Graham at Highbury.He scored twice – both in Europe against Standard Liege and Brondby – in his 60 appearances for the North Londoners.But Selley suffered a shattered leg following an accidental collision with Leicester’s Iwan Roberts in February 1995 at the age of 20.As a result of the serious injury, he played just once under Arsene Wenger before he joined Fulham for £500,000 in 1997.READ MORE ON FOOTBALLSelley said: “I am very excited to get started as I see Leatherhead as one of the biggest clubs in this league. I have always admired this great club from afar.”The target is promotion, we build on last season and push the club forward with some entertaining and attractive football.”England Under-21 international Selley worked for seven years as head coach of Arsenal’s academy in Dubai before starting his non-league managerial career at Sandhurst Town in 2020 before moving to hometown club Chertsey Town.Leatherhead vice chairman John Dean said: “We are delighted to appoint Ian as our new manager. Most read in FootballCASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERS”We had a vigorous selection and interview process and the quantity and quality of the people who applied spoke volumes for the improvements in the club over the last 18 months.”During that process Ian stood out as someone who’s drive and ambition to take this club forward and his vision of where he feels he can take a club of our size was most impressive. How Arteta’s tactical masterstroke turned Havertz into Arsenal’s most important playerI am sure all the Leatherhead family will join me in welcoming Ian and his coaching team to Fetcham Grove.”Despite Selley’s horror injury in the 1995, he is still playing alongside his managerial career.Last season he registered himself as a player at the age of 49 while managing Isthmian League Division One South side Westfield.He made two appearances for the club, in the Velocity Cup against Ashworth United and against Midhurst and Easebourne in the Aldershot Senior Cup. More

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    Aston Villa surprise champions of Premier League top-four mini-league as fans joke ‘Arsenal taking second everywhere’

    ASTON VILLA are surprise winners of the Premier League top-four mini table – sparking more second-class trolling of Arsenal.Villa romped home by two points in the tiny league based only on results between the four Champions League qualifiers.Villa boss Unai Emery did the double over his old clubCredit: GettyThe top and bottom of the full Prem were reversed in the mini leagueDeclan Rice, Jorginho & Co can reflect on Arsenal’s fading title bidCredit: ReutersThe Gunners were runners-up in the six-game table, with Liverpool third and Prem leaders Manchester City BOTTOM.And with Mikel Arteta’s men facing a second successive season as Prem runners-up to City, one fan joked: “Arsenal taking second everywhere.”That might be harsh as the Gunners picked up a respectable haul of two wins and two draws from their half-dozen elite Prem matches this season.But their two defeats against top-four rivals were both inflicted by Villa – managed by their old boss Unai Emery.READ MORE FOOTBALL NEWSAfter winning 1-0 last December, the Villans’ 2-0 victory at the Emirates last month turned the title tide away from Arsenal and in favour of City.Emery’s side also beat Pep Guardiola’s men 1-0 at home but then crashed 4-1 at the Etihad on April 3.In all, Villa finished with 10 points in the mini-league, with three wins, a draw and two losses.City picked up four points less – suggesting their success is based on remorseless consistency against weaker sides.Most read in FootballOllie Watkins has had a brilliant season as Villa stunned the top dogsCredit: ReutersBEST FREE BET SIGN UP OFFERS FOR UK BOOKMAKERSMost fans were full of respect for Villa’s stunning achievement of impressing against major sides and being guaranteed fourth spot in the full Prem table.”Wow – they did so good this year!” said one observer.Gus Poyet explains why Arsenal are not out of Prem title hunt after Aston Villa heartbreakAnother claimed: “Yeah, gotta give credit where it’s due. Villa’s been punching above their weight in the big games.”A third pointed out: “Man Utd are the only club that beat them home and away this season.”But a fourth insisted: “Mini league champions… you’ll never sing that.”Others were puzzled by City’s poor record against their top-four opponents.One posted: “Man City winning the Premier league with only one win over the top 4 is all you need to know about how Pep has turned this League to his farm house.” More

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    Arsenal ‘contact Bruno Guimaraes’ agents with Newcastle ready to consider shock cut price transfer’

    ARSENAL have made contact with Bruno Guimaraes’ camp over a stunning transfer for the Newcastle star, according to reports.The 26-year-old has sparkled once again for Toon this season, scoring six goals in 48 games under Eddie Howe.Arsenal have made contact with the reps of Newcastle star Bruno GuimaraesCredit: GettyGuimaraes’ fine form has seen him attract interest from several sides including Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.But transfer guru Ben Jacobs claims Arsenal are leading the race.Mikel Arteta strengthened his midfield with the signing of Declan Rice from West Ham last year.And the extra control in the middle of the park has paid dividends, with Arsenal hoping to pip Manchester City to the title.READ MORE ARSENAL NEWSHowever, Thomas Partey could leave this summer after struggling for fitness.Mo Elneny is also expected to depart after Jorginho was handed a new one-year deal.And Arsenal are now looking to launch a bid for Guimaraes to become Rice’s new partner.It’s reckoned they have already touched base with the Brazilian’s representatives.Most read in FootballBEST FREE BET SIGN UP OFFERS FOR UK BOOKMAKERSWhile Guimaraes’ contract will see a £100million release clause become active for the month of June.Even so, the report adds that Newcastle will consider offers of £80m from clubs who have qualified for next season’s Champions League.How Arteta’s tactical masterstroke turned Havertz into Arsenal’s most important playerGuimaraes is said to be happy at Newcastle, but could be ready to move forward with his career and play on Europe’s top stage.Unfortunately for Arsenal, they aren’t the only Premier League club expressing interest.It’s noted that Man City are also keeping tabs on Guimaraes, and have also reached out to his camp on the possibility of a deal. More

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    Arsenal wonderkid who made £10,000-a-night playing Fortnite snubs new deal and could join Premier League rivals

    ARSENAL are set to lose Fortnite-playing teenage talent Reuell Walters, according to reports.The 19-year-old defender was seemingly on the brink of making his first-team debut last season after featuring in several matchday squads.Reuell Walters will reportedly leave Arsenal at the end of the seasonCredit: GETTYThe 19-year-old has reportedly rejected a new contract offer from the GunnersCredit: GETTYA first-team appearance for Mikel Arteta’s troops, however, has yet to materialise for Walters – who is reportedly on his way out of the North London club.That’s according to The Athletic, who claim the teenager has snubbed the Gunners’ offer of a new deal.Walters’ current contract with the Premier League giants is set to expire at the end of the season.It’s claimed he rejected fresh terms with the club as he didn’t deem prolonging his stay the “right next step for his development”.READ MORE IN FOOTBALLIf Walters has indeed snubbed a new contract and has left by mutual consent, potential suitors won’t have to stump up a training compensation fee.Arsenal will, however, have the option to request a fee should he opt to join an English team.Several clubs in England are said to be interested in acquiring his services, as well as teams in Germany, Italy and Spain.Walters, however, won’t be permitted to talk to English clubs until May 18 at the earliest.Most read in FootballBEST FREE BET SIGN UP OFFERS FOR UK BOOKMAKERSReuell Walters is reportedly being eyed but multiple teams across EuropeCredit: GETTYFormer Manchester United academy star Walters is an avid gamer – with Fortnite being one of his favourites.And in November 2019, the youngster got an email from the game’s creators to say he’d made £16 for his RJW’s BoxPVP map.How Arteta’s tactical masterstroke turned Havertz into Arsenal’s most important playerDad Raphael told The Athletic: “He said ‘I just made $20 for my map.’“People are in my map and when they buy stuff with their V-Bucks, I get a commission, so I made $20.'”The map has proven to be a popular one, with a staggering 250 million people downloading it.And all the downloads led to Walters earning a cool £10,000 a night for a week straight. More

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    Arsenal youngster announces he’s quitting club after 13 years in emotional message about ‘growing from a boy to a man’

    ARSENAL academy stalwart Kido Taylor-Hart has confirmed he is leaving the club.The 21-year-old forward has been with the Gunners for 13 years.Kido Taylor-Hart joined Arsenal as a seven-year-oldCredit: GettyThe forward is a boyhood Gunners fanCredit: Kido Taylor-Hart instagramBut he has decided to look for first-team opportunities elsewhere.Taylor-Hart wrote an emotional social media post after ending his association with Arsenal.He posted a picture of himself wearing an Gunners top as a kid with the message: “First I’d like to thank all the staff, coaches, fans and players at arsenal that have shown me love and helped me in my 13 years at this Amazing Club I appreciate it more than I can explain.“The club has quite literally seen me grow up and go from a boy to a man.READ MORE IN FOOTBALL“Saying that it’s time to move on and I’m excited for what the future of my career holds.”Taylor-Hart is currently on loan with National League Bromley, who recently secured promotion to League Two.He joined the Gunners aged seven and was a highly-rated prospect.But despite opportunities training with the first-team he has not kicked on and will look to rebuild at a lower level.Most read in FootballCASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSThe England youth international is a trickster with bags of potential and regular football could unlock it and see him climb the pyramid.With a goal and assist in nine National League appearances, Bromley may offer him a deal after reaching the Football League.Former Arsenal legend confirms he will QUIT AC Milan in summer and join Hollywood star Will Ferrell’s clubHis former club are embroiled in a thrilling title race with Manchester City.The down-to-the-wire battle raises the interesting prospect of Tottenham fans hoping their team LOSE to Manchester City tonight.City are one point behind leaders Arsenal with a game in hand and can fire themselves into pole position with a victory over the Gunners’ North London rivals.Meet the Arsenal Wags from Strictly star to a flight attendant
    Tomali Benson – partner of Bukayo Saka
    Benson and Saka have kept information on their relationship largely quiet.
    They do not appear on each others Instagram pages but she was seen speaking to Saka at the 2022 World Cup.
    Helene Spilling – partner of Martin Odegaard
    A professional dancer from Norway who rose to fame in the country’s version of Strictly Come Dancing, the pair were first spotted together at the Football Awards in March 2023.
    Sophie Weber – partner of Kai Havertz
    Weber works as a model and social media influencer and is the most high profile member of the group on online with almost 400,000 followers on Instagram.
    They are childhood sweethearts having grown up in the same neighbourhood.
    Milly White – partner of Ben White
    The couple got engaged in 2022 before tying the knot officially in May last year. They have matching “I love you tattoos” on their wrists. Milly White works as a model.
    Laura Trossard Hilven – partner of Leandro Trossard
    The pair met in 2014 before getting married in 2019.
    They have two sons together, Thiago and Amadeo.
    Lauren Fryer – partner of Declan Rice
    Lauren Fryer and Declan Rice have been together since 2015. She tends to keep a lower profile compared to some of Arsenal’s other Wags but is no less stunning.
    She sadly deleted all pictures on her Instagram after suffering horrific abuse by vile trolls.
    Georgina Ramsdale – partner of Aaron Ramsdale
    Georgina Ramsdale works as a flight attendant.
    The couple got married last June after the Arsenal star proposed in 2022. They originally met in 2019. More

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    Every Arsenal player set to leave this summer revealed including £5million Arsene Wenger signing and forgotten defender

    ARSENAL are set to wave goodbye to at least three players this summer – including a long-term club servant.Mikel Arteta has been effective in clearing out the dead wood since he was named Arsenal boss.Mikel Arteta is set to axe more dead wood from his squadCredit: GettyBut there are still some players who he has been unable to find suitors for, who are now set to leave when their contracts expire this summer.One of those players is a remnant of the Arsene Wenger era – one of only three left standing alongside Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson.Arsenal are set to make a reported saving of £140,000-a-week by offloading the trio, who have had mixed experiences at The Emirates.Mohamed ElnenyElneny, 31, was signed for just £5million by Wenger in 2016, making him the longest-serving player at the club with the exception of academy graduates.READ MORE ON ARSENALHe has been a rotation option throughout his eight-year stay in North London, which included a spell on loan at Besiktas in the 2019-20 season.The Egyptian never played more than 23 league games in a single campaign but has always been a loyal squad member and never kicked up a fuss.Elneny’s importance has diminished even more in the last two years with eight Premier League appearances across the two campaigns, so it is no surprise his contract is not being renewed.Mohamed Elneny will leave after eight years at ArsenalCredit: GettyCedric SoaresCedric’s departure has also been expected for some time, and the Gunners will be pleased to free up his £75,000-a-week wages.Most read in FootballBEST FREE BET SIGN UP OFFERS FOR UK BOOKMAKERSMikel Arteta’s striker shopping listBy Jordan Davies
    ARSENAL are stepping up plans to sign a world-class striker in the summer after their Champions League heartbreak.
    Mikel Arteta splashed out £204.5m last summer on Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber.
    But the Spanish manager accepts he needs a proven goalscorer to take the club to the next level.
    And here are the players he is looking at to get the Gunners firing:
    BENJAMIN SESKO (RB Leipzig, value £40m-£45m)
    One for the future at 20 years old. Scored 16 goals for RB Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga last season and the Slovenian has carried on that good form in Germany with Leipzig this campaign.
    VIKTOR GYOKERES (Sporting Lisbon, value £60m-£80m)
    Been scouted several times this season. The Swedish striker, 25, is more of a traditional No 9 so may not suit Arsenal’s demand for flexibility but would bring a physicality that boss Mikel Arteta craves.
    ALEXANDER ISAK (Newcastle, value £75m-£85m)
    Impressed in his first two seasons in English football. The Swede, 24, has the pace and finesse to match his finishing ability, and Eddie Howe’s Toon may need to sell to balance the books this summer.
    JOSHUA ZIRKZEE (Bologna, value £45m-£50m)
    Dutch wonder  is attracting the attentions of clubs across Europe. At 6ft 4in the 22-year-old forward would have no trouble adapting to the Premier League and already has an eye for goal.
    XAVI SIMONS (RB Leipzig, value £70m-£80m)
    An incredible talent in the Bukayo Saka mould, currently on loan from Paris Saint-Germain. The future of the Dutch attacker, 20, depends on how much money his parent club want to make from him.

    The 32-year-old arrived from Southampton in 2019 but has made just 64 appearances and has always ranked below Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu in the pecking order.Cedric spent time on loan at Fulham last season and has barely been seen this campaign.Cedric Soares’ departure has been expected for some timeCredit: ReutersKylian Mbappe will join ARSENAL and not Real Madrid, claims IShowSpeed as he slams Fabrizio Romano over transfer claimKarl HeinHein, 22, was signed as a teenager in 2018 under Unai Emery but has never got a look in.He played just once for Arsenal in a game to forget, losing 3-1 to Brighton in the Carabao Cup.Karl Hein made just one appearance for the Gunners first-teamCredit: Getty More

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    Kylian Mbappe will join ARSENAL and not Real Madrid, claims IShowSpeed as he slams Fabrizio Romano over transfer claim

    KYLIAN MBAPPE will snub Real Madrid to join Arsenal this summer, according to Youtuber IShowSpeed.The social media sensation has slammed Fabrizio Romano’s claims that Mbappe will be heading to Madrid this summer.Kylian Mbappe has been linked with a move to ArsenalCredit: GettyYouTuber IShowSpeed has claimed Mbappe is signing for the GunnersCredit: ReutersIShowSpeed slammed Fabrizio Romano’s claims that Mbappe is heading to Real MadridMbappe announced in an emotional goodbye video last week that he would be leaving PSG at the end of the season.And all signs point to a move to the Santiago Bernabeu with rumours linking the Frenchman to Madrid for a number of years now.But YouTube star IShowSpeed has suggested that those reports are wide of the mark and claimed Mbappe will instead be heading to north London.The Manchester United loving streamer reacted to a video of Romano revealing Mbappe is set for a Madrid switch on his YouTube, which boasts a whopping 24.4million subscribers.READ MORE ON ARSENALWhile watching Romano discuss Mbappe’s future, IShowSpeed slammed: “He’s capping! He’s capping bro!”Before adding: “He’s not going to Real Madrid, he’s not going. I promise you.”Don’t ask me how I know but he’s not going. Trust me. I’ve got the real insight. Trust me.”IShowSpeed, who’s real name is Darren Watkins Jr, went on to explain where he believes Mbappe will end up.Most read in FootballBEST FREE BET SIGN UP OFFERS FOR UK BOOKMAKERSHe said: “I’m going to tell you all where he is going. Don’t ask me how I know, but watch how he doesn’t go [to] Real Madrid.”And he’s going [to] Arsenal. You only heard it from me, you only heard it from me.”Awkward moment iShowSpeed confronted by Man City fans and forced to shut down stream during Real Madrid clashThe bombshell information can of course be taken with a HUGE pinch of salt given that IShowSpeed has no track record of sources within football and does not work in the industry.Most reliable sources have pointed towards Mbappe heading to Real Madrid with the the World Cup winner almost making the move back in 2022.The 25-year-old played his final game at the Parc des Princes at the weekend as the Parisians lost 3-1 to Toulouse.And the PSG fans showed their duality when portions of the stadium booed Mbappe’s name in the lineup announcement before Ultras revealed a stunning tifo in the stands to honour their star.Mbappe was honoured with a tifo in his last game at the Parc des Princes at the weekendCredit: AFPThe 25-year-old announced he was leaving PSG last weekCredit: AFP More

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    Amazing video shows Ian Wright was ‘ahead of the curve’ with prediction for Mikel Arteta as Arsenal manager

    ARSENAL legend Ian Wright was praised by fans for his insight after a clip reemerged of him predicting Mikel Arteta’s success at the club.Arsene Wenger rolled credits on his glittering 22-year reign with the Gunners back in 2018 and the club was rigorously searching for the right successor that would carry them for the next years to come.Ian Wright predicted Mikel Arteta’s success at Arsenal six years agoWright was praised by Arsenal fans for his insight on ArtetaCredit: GettyArteta is now leading Arsenal in their bid to win the Premier League for the first time since 2004Credit: GettyThe job went to Unai Emery, but Arteta was already being eyed a year before he replaced his fellow Spaniard who failed to live up to expectations in north London.And Wright was adamant the former Arsenal player, who then worked as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, had what it took to carry on Wenger’s work at the Emirates.The legendary striker joined Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer on Match of the Day six years ago and insisted Arteta’s knowledge of the club as well as his experience under Guardiola made him the right option.Wright said: “I quite like the feel of Mikel Arteta. You need to take a chance on people, we took a chance on Wenger,Read More on Arsenal”I think he’s somebody who knows the club, he’s been under Pep for a couple of years seeing what he’s been doing.”I think those players need a bit of a kick up the backside and I think he might be the man to do it.”Wright’s analysis reemerged on Twitter and Arsenal fans praised the former England international for hitting the nail right on the head with his prediction.One fan tweeted: “This is the real ahead of the curve.”Most read in FootballCASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSAnother commented: “Wrighty knew the move.”A third said: “Wrighty never misses.”Arsenal’s five season-defining momentsThis fan said: “He saw everything before anyone.”And that one stated: “He saw the future and it was bright.”Arteta swiftly changed the culture of the club by offloading heavy contracts of star players that caused tensions and replaced them with young as well as ambitious players who fit with his philosophy.And now the Spanish tactician is leading Arsenal in their bid to win their first Premier League title since the Invincibles’ triumph in 2004.Mikel Arteta’s striker shopping listBy Jordan Davies
    ARSENAL are stepping up plans to sign a world-class striker in the summer after their Champions League heartbreak.
    Mikel Arteta splashed out £204.5m last summer on Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber.
    But the Spanish manager accepts he needs a proven goalscorer to take the club to the next level.
    And here are the players he is looking at to get the Gunners firing:
    BENJAMIN SESKO (RB Leipzig, value £40m-£45m)
    One for the future at 20 years old. Scored 16 goals for RB Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga last season and the Slovenian has carried on that good form in Germany with Leipzig this campaign.
    VIKTOR GYOKERES (Sporting Lisbon, value £60m-£80m)
    Been scouted several times this season. The Swedish striker, 25, is more of a traditional No 9 so may not suit Arsenal’s demand for flexibility but would bring a physicality that boss Mikel Arteta craves.
    ALEXANDER ISAK (Newcastle, value £75m-£85m)
    Impressed in his first two seasons in English football. The Swede, 24, has the pace and finesse to match his finishing ability, and Eddie Howe’s Toon may need to sell to balance the books this summer.
    JOSHUA ZIRKZEE (Bologna, value £45m-£50m)
    Dutch wonder  is attracting the attentions of clubs across Europe. At 6ft 4in the 22-year-old forward would have no trouble adapting to the Premier League and already has an eye for goal.
    XAVI SIMONS (RB Leipzig, value £70m-£80m)
    An incredible talent in the Bukayo Saka mould, currently on loan from Paris Saint-Germain. The future of the Dutch attacker, 20, depends on how much money his parent club want to make from him. More