Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is not expected to play again this season after further setbacks on the road to recovery from a troublesome ankle injury, with the Spaniard now targeting a comeback when the 2017/18 campaigns kicks off in August.
Football Kenya Federation has released the guidelines for the third tier FKF Division One League. The federation has urged all the teams intending to participate in the league to ensure full compliance of the guidelines.
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Barely a week after delighting football fans across the continent with a gripping buffet of African football action live from the Afcon 2017 tournament, MultiChoice will further turn up the football fever with the addition of the rest of the 2016/17 Emirates FA Cup season to all DStv packages and GOtv Plus at no extra cost!
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LONDON, (Xinhua) -- Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard, 38, on Thursday announced his retirement on Facebook.
Two early first half goals from Younes Kaboul and Troy Deeney were enough to see off a below par Arsenal during this league clash under the floodlights at the Emirates.
Despite Alex Iwobi pulling a goal back on his 50th appearance for the Gunners, Arsenal were unable to find an equaliser and massively dented their chances of lifting the Premier League title as Chelsea picked up a point against Liverpool.
Arsenal dominated the early possession; however, it was Watford who started the more positively in terms of chances and their hard work soon paid off. Former Tottenham man Younes Kaboul stuck a long range effort following a free kick and his effort deflected off Aaron Ramsey and into the back of the net.
Arsenal really struggled to find their normal rhythm as Watford continued to cause them major problems and just two minutes after breaking the deadlock, they scored a surprise second through top goal scorer Troy Deeney.
The Gunners were all over the place defensively. They showed no urgency to close down Etienne Capoue who picked up the ball following a throw in. Dancing his way into the area before having a shot at Petr Cech's goal, his shot was parried by the Arsenal keeper, who spilled the ball straight into the path of Deeney.
Making no mistake, Deeney put the ball into the back of the net - netting probably the easiest goal he'll score all season.
With 20 minutes played, it went from bad to worse for the Gunners. Aaron Ramsey, who was at fault for the first goal, was forced off the pitch due to a calf problem. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and took the Welshman's place.
The Gunners were well and truly up against the ropes. It was wave after wave of Watford attack,and the Gunners were lucky not to concede a third - only a superb save from Petr Cech denied Daryl Janmaat from scoring and claiming a third for the Hornets.
Moments later, in the 25th minute, Arsenal were running forward in numbers desperately trying to find their way back into the game and Nacho Monreal went flying to the floor in the Watford box after dinking his way past Craig Cathcart - the Gunners fans appealed for a penalty. The referee wasn’t impressed and booked the Arsenal left back for diving.
The visitors ended the first half with five shots on goal and four of those were on target. Arsenal on the other hand, only managed one shot on goal, none on target. The frustration was growing around north London.
Arsene Wenger looked to inject some more pace into the game in search for their first goal, and during the half time interval, Arsenal brought on Theo Walcott for Olivier Giroud.
This time, it was Arsenal who started the half positively.
Theo Walcott made an instant impact after coming on. First, he planted a shot in the side netting after being picked out by Laurent Koscielny before then seeing his low drive held by Heurelho Gomes.
Another belting save from Heurelho Gomes denied an attempted shot from Alex Iwobi. The forward then played a nice one-two with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before attempting to squeeze a shot in at Gomes near post, but the Watford keeper reacted quickly to stick out a hand and push the ball away.
Arsenal manged to get a goal back 59 minutes in. Alexis Sanchez created the opportunity with a clever flick across the face of goal to pick out Alex Iwobi, who steered his shot into the far corner.
The fans around the Emirates Stadium started to believe, the atmosphere was getting louder and louder. The tempo and passing accuracy improved tremendously from the first half.
With 23 minutes remaining on the clock, Arsenal made their second substitution of the game. Defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin departed for forward Lucas Perez as the Gunners searched for the equaliser.
Watford started to panic a bit and switched to fighting at the back. The visitors responded to the Arsenal substitution and decided to make one of their own, Abdoulaye Doucoure coming on for Valon Behrami.
In the dying embers of the game, Arsenal were throwing men forward, and an incredible strike on the volley from Perez rattled the cross bar - but, despite some last ditch attempts to salvage an equaliser, Arsenal failed to find a second goal and the score remained as it was.