Arsenal Managed To Lose Its First Preseason Friendly In a Way That Only Arsenal Could

Scottish Premiership side Hibernian hosted Arsenal for a preseason friendly on Tuesday in a match that was very much a tale of two teams heading on opposite trajectories.

One club was preparing for European football after coming off its best league finish in 15 years — a season where it reached the semifinal of one domestic cup and the final of another.

The other was Arsenal.

The Gunners were reeling from a second consecutive eighth-place finish in the EPL and will be without European football this season for just the third time in the Premier League era. 

Current/Former Arsenal And Spurs Defenders Just Stifled Cristiano Ronaldo And Portugal

Arsenal and Tottenham are not two teams known for their defensive solidity over the years. Yet three center backs who came to prominence at those two clubs just shut down Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, João Félix and Portugal. 

Not so Spursy after all. 

EPL's Big Six Agree To Pay The League For Their Attempted Super League Shenanigans

The six English clubs that said they would join the European Super League will pay a combined 22 million pounds ($31 million) as "a gesture of goodwill" and face a 30-point deduction if they attempt a similar move in future, the Premier League said on Wednesday.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will also each be fined 25 million pounds if they attempt another breakaway, the league added.

No James Ward-Prowse? Five Big Takeaways From England's Euro 2020 Final Squad Announcement

On Tuesday, England's 33-man preliminary squad was reduced to its final 26 members for the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament.

The likes of Jesse Lingard, James Ward-Prowse and Ollie Watkins were cut, while Manchester United's Mason Greenwood withdrew due to injury:

Trent Alexander-Arnold Back In England Squad; Southgate Reveals Provisional Euro Group

LONDON — Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold earned a recall in a 33-man provisional England squad for Euro 2020 on Tuesday as manager Gareth Southgate played for time before whittling the numbers down.

The right-back was dropped in March for World Cup qualifiers but he made the cut in a squad that will be reduced to 26 players ahead of a June 1 UEFA deadline.

Pulisic, Chelsea Back Into Champions League Thanks To London Rival On Lively Final Day

Needing a win to be absolutely sure of being one of four Premier League Champions League qualifiers, Chelsea was garbage against Aston Villa on Sunday. But thanks to London rival Tottenham, the Blues clinched UCL qualification, backing into the top four to ensure Christian Pulisic will return to Europe’s premier club competition next season. 

Joe Willock Breaks Romelu Lukaku’s Record And Joins Alan Shearer’s Company

Here’s a live look at Joe Willock’s transfer value using a sophisticated tool that I’ve been developing.

Joe Willock transfer value

You can see the part where Joe Willock starts scoring goals. Photo: ShutterStock

Hug Your Local Chelsea Fans, They Need One After The Past Week

If you or a loved one have been supporting Chelsea Football Club, you may be entitled to one free hug. Trust me, it might be needed by the end of the month.

On Tuesday, The Blues will have a rematch with Leicester City after suffering defeat in the FA Cup final to the Foxes over the weekend. The outcome of Tuesday’s game will have major ramifications for which teams will play in the Champions League next season.

The18 Sets Out To Determine Who The Worst Player In The Premier League Is

Every Premier League fan has those few players they believe should be banished from the league, whether it be a starter on their team that regularly makes costly errors, or the bench player who has as many first team appearances as loan spells.

When it comes to evaluating the worst players of the Premier League, one soon realizes there is a problematic paradox that arises. I refer to it as the mediocrity paradox: