BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Salzburg forward Noah Okafor was rewarded for goals in the Champions League with a place in Switzerland’s squad on Friday for World Cup qualifiers including a key game at Italy.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka faces up to three months on the sidelines with a knee injury sustained during Sunday’s north London derby win over Tottenham.
Xhaka was accidentally caught by Lucas Moura after the Tottenham forward had been challenged by Thomas Partey.
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and is a doubt for a World Cup qualifying game against European champion Italy.
The Swiss soccer federation announced the news after Xhaka was not in the lineup to play a warmup game against Greece on Wednesday evening.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City didn't need Harry Kane or Cristiano Ronaldo to destroy Arsenal.
With four different scorers in the 5-0 win on Saturday, maybe the attacking options currently available to Pep Guardiola are enough to defend the Premier League title.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Crestfallen Arsenal players being humiliated in the Premier League has become all-too familiar in recent years. But it’s never been this bad. Not in the 128 years since the club started playing in the English leagues.
LONDON (AP) — Once Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang started scoring there was no stopping Arsenal.
The striker netted a hat trick Wednesday in a 6-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the second round of the League Cup.
GENEVA (AP) — A captain wearing the No. 10 shirt has an iconic status in international soccer.
Granit Xhaka might not fit everyone’s idea of a classic example, but the Arsenal midfielder’s importance to Switzerland is valued at home.
LONDON (AP) — Players on Super League clubs who could be banned from the European Championship (national team in parentheses):
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy); Alessio Romagnoli (Italy); Simon Kjaer (Denmark); Davide Calabria (Italy); Sandro Tonali (Italy); Hakan Calhanoglu (Turkey); Ante Rebic (Croatia); Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden); Alexis Saelemaekers (Belgium)
A look at what’s happening around the Premier League on Saturday with the other major European competitions on a Christmas break:...
LONDON (AP) — Soaked by the rain swirling around Arsenal's stadium, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched helplessly as his dream Premier League start as Manchester United manager was brought to a halt on Sunday.
MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA has fined three Switzerland players for making hand gestures of an Albanian national symbol to celebrate World Cup goals against Serbia, and cleared them to continue playing.
Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri received a warning and a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100) for unsporting behavior, in a judgment Monday by FIFA's disciplinary panel.