(Watch Video) Serge Gnabry scores! 18’… Arsenal 1-1 Bayern Munich

Out of nowhere, Bayern are back on level terms.

Gabriel us caught out on the left when confronted with a lack of options, allowing Leroy Sane to take charge.

The former Manchester City ace quickly sparks a move that sees Leon Goretzka bursting towards the penalty area.

Rather than shooting, the German midfielders slips a delightful little pass through for Serge Gnabry to slide in and scoop through David Raya to equalise.

Silence descends on the Emirates.

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(Watch Video) Saka scores!12’… Arsenal 1-0 Bayern Munich

Arsenal have an early goal!

The Gunners did the dirty work by intensely pressing the Bayern defence up the right flank, and when the ball spilt loose, sublime style took over.

A wonderfully-smart pass from Ben White into both the box and Bukayo Saka’s path was brilliant, and the manner in which the forward let it run across him before stroking a left-footer into far corner was even better.

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Virgil van Dijk apportions blame for 2-2 draw against Man United, Jurgen Klopp reacts

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk bemoaned handing a timely advantage to their title rivals, claiming their draw at Manchester United ‘feels like a loss’.

The Reds dominated in the first half but only led 1-0 through Luis Diaz’s acrobatic effort.

United responded with two goals through Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo, before a late penalty from Mohamed Salah rescued a point for Liverpool.

After having 25 points and wasting a host of golden opportunities, Van Dijk was much more defeated than his manager at full-time.

“It feels like a loss, it is our fault again,” he told the BBC.

“We had so many chances and we should finish the game off.

“Unfortunately the individual mistake that happened with the equaliser and we had so much time to put it right, but we were in a rush.

“Still after being 2-1 down we created so much.”

Before his centre back partner Jarell Quansah miscued his pass to allow Fernandes to equalise, Van Dijk and his team-mates know they should have made United pay at the other end.

On the number of missed chances in the first half, the Dutchman said: ‘We should have been 2-0 up at least, but in football unfortunately if these things don’t happen you give them the feeling they could come back and it happened.’

Asked about any lingering impact on Quansah after his mistake, Van Dijk did not want to hear of it.

“He shouldn’t [feel guilty],” he added.

“Mistakes happen in football everyone who has a career in football makes mistakes you can only learn from it.”

Liverpool’s draw means Arsenal are top of the table, with Jurgen Klopp’s side second and Manchester City in third.

Still, Klopp was keen to preach calm at the full-time whistle, insisting the title race is far from over after a draw to their bitter rivals.

“We were in a bit of a rush – I’d have loved us to take an extra touch,” Klopp, speaking to Sky Sports, said of the number of missed chances in the first half.

“You always have to take different things from the game.

“I know the outside world will get nervous but we have to be calm – it’s going to be full of life, excitement and desire.

“The goals we have scored have got us where we are. We need to build on that. We’re deal with that in the right way.

“I’m not over the moon but it’s OK. You take what you get. If we were more clinical then we could’ve won here.”

(Watch Video) Luis Diaz scores! 23’… Man United 0-1 Liverpool

The corner is whipped in and it is flicked on by Nunez.

It finds Diaz in the middle of the box who scissor-kicks it home.

Big goal for Jurgen Klopp’s side at Old Trafford.

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Manchester United team list vs Liverpool “leaked”

Omari Forson is back in the Manchester United squad for Sunday’s clash with Liverpool, according to reports.

The 19-year-old has made three Premier League appearances so far this season.

However, he has been absent from the squad for each of the last three league matches.

According to the Manchester Evening News, though, Forson is now set to return to the matchday squad at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The teenager has made five senior appearances for Erik ten Hag’s side this season.

Having made his first-team debut in the FA Cup in January, he was handed his Premier League bow against Wolves the following month.

Forson went on to grab an assist during his four-minute cameo as he set up Kobbie Mainoo’s stoppage time winner.

He has since made his first start against Fulham and came off the bench in the Manchester Derby in March.

The winger has been with United since 2019 after joining the club’s academy from Tottenham aged 14.

Forson is also an England youth international and has been capped up to under-19 level.

His return to the United squad comes as Ten Hag battles another injury crisis.

The Red Devils are sweating on the fitness of Casemiro, Jonny Evans and Raphael Varane following their midweek loss to Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Victor Lindelof, Lisandro Martinez and Luke Shaw all remain absent through injury.

Arsenal boss Arteta reacts to Chelsea win over Man United

Mikel Arteta ‘stayed up late’ to watch the ‘fantastic’ conclusion of Chelsea’s remarkable Premier League victory over Manchester United.

Two injury-time goals from Cole Palmer saw Chelsea complete the latest ever comeback in a Premier League fixture and leave United crushed.

Palmer’s first-half penalty put Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge after Conor Gallagher’s early opener, but United came roaring back to lead through Alejandro Garnacho’s brace and a Bruno Fernandes header.

Manchester United were seeing the game out comfortably enough until Palmer equalised with a 100th-minute penalty and then scored a sensational winner just 82 seconds later.

The late goals sparked wild scenes at Stamford Bridge, with under pressure manager Mauricio Pochettino running down the touchline in celebration and several United players falling to their knees in disbelief.

Arsenal’s title rivals Liverpool were also in action last night against Sheffield United and Arteta was keeping a close eye on both games.

“I was watching a bit of both to be fair and I stayed up until late because the Manchester United and Chelsea one, it was worth it and it was fantastic,” the Gunners boss said.

“It’s unbelievable the league that we are involved in. It’s just a joy that the level and the quality of the players and the show that they put in. It’s just fantastic.”

Enzo Fernandez reveals why Chelsea struggle, predicts what to expect next season

Enzo Fernandez admits the start to his Chelsea career ‘wasn’t easy’ but is confident next season will be more fruitful for him and the team.

Fernandez became the most expensive signing in Premier League history when he completed a £107m move to Stamford Bridge from Benfica at the start of 2023.

The 23-year-old had just starred in Argentina’s World Cup win and left Qatar with the best young player of the tournament award.

Despite Fernandez’s form for club and country prior to joining Chelsea, he endured a difficult first few months in the Premier League and admits it was tough adapting to his new surroundings.

He says he is now ‘more settled’ and enjoying his football once more, though he is ‘a little frustrated’ by Chelsea’s performances across the 2023-24 campaign.

Having spent over £1billion on new signings, Chelsea were expected to at least challenge for a Champions League place but instead they have been languishing in mid-table for most of the season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side scored two injury-time goals to stun Manchester United on Thursday night but the win only saw them climb to 10th in the Premier League, a whopping 27 points behind leaders Liverpool.

Fernandez is ‘not happy’ with his team’s form but believes next season will be ‘better’ as the young squad continue to develop.

Speaking to DAZN after Chelsea’s remarkable 4-3 win over United, Fernandez said: “The first six months weren’t easy, changing country, language, I had a child…

“It wasn’t easy coming here, but now everything is better, I’m more settled and enjoying it.

“Of course, I’m not happy with the position we’re in, I don’t like losing, it frustrates me a little, but you have to accept this process. There are a lot of young players, and next season will be better.”

Chelsea were two goals to the good against United inside 20 minutes thanks to Conor Gallagher’s early opener and Cole Palmer’s penalty.

But Erik ten Hag’s side, still battling for a top-four finish, turned the game on its head through Alejandro Garnacho’s brace and a Bruno Fernandes header.

United were on the verge of three crucial points but conceded an injury-time penalty that Palmer converted before the ex-Manchester City star smashed home a dramatic winner.

Ronaldinho’s son leaves fans baffled with new position at Barcelona

Ronaldinho’s son has left fans baffled with his new position after changing from his former role at Barcelona.

Joao Mendes, 19, joined Barcelona last year, initially on a trial.

He struggled to impress but club president Joan Laporta ensured an extension.

And the youngster eventually signed officially for his dad’s former team in March 2023.

Mendes initially started out as an attacker – scoring and creating goals like his famous World Cup-winning father.

However, after struggling for minutes, new footage of him in action for Barcelona Under-19s revealed he is starring in a very different position… as a left-back.

The compilation video shows No5 Mendes putting in some strong tackles, marauding down the left wing, displaying some neat footwork, linking up with team-mates and even taking a throw-in.

And the clips – shared on TikTok – sparked a flurry of comments reacting to the son of one of the most skilful, flair footballers ever seen being deployed in defence, in a “reverse of Bukayo Saka” who switched from full-back to winger at Arsenal.

One said: “They made bro a LB.”

Another wrote: “I respect the kid a lot tho. He’s Ronaldinho’s son and he’s not bitter about being moved to left-back, you can tell he’s really trying to.”

A third added: “Born to play RW forced to play LB.”

A fourth commented: “If he can’t cook as a winger he can stop them.”

A fifth responded: “Imagine that you are the son of Ronaldinho and you also get blessed being left footed and at the end of the day you end playing as a left-back that’s crazy.”

And a final user replied: “This shows how a position changing can change everything.”

Mendes – born in 2005 in the year his dad won the Ballon d’Or – struggled to make an impact after joining Barcelona.

He made his debut in a friendly against Manchester United youth team but then had to wait months for his next run-out in the Mediterranean International Cup.

The left-footed youngster’s contract at Barcelona expires at the end of the season and it is unclear if he will be offered a new deal.

Newcastle join Chelsea in race for Arsenal star

Newcastle United have reportedly rekindled interest in Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale ahead of a potential summer move.

Ramsdale is keen to play regular Premier League football again after being reduced to an understudy role following the arrival of David Raya from Brentford. Ramsdale is assessing his options and Newcastle are among those interested as they look to bolster their squad.

Chelsea have equalled reportedly expressed their desire to sign Ramsdale.

Newcastle have Martin Dubravka as their current number one with Nick Pope expected to make his comeback from a dislocated shoulder at the end of April. Dubravka is 35 while Pope turns 32 this month and Newcastle want a younger option as they plan the next phase of their recruitment.

Manager Eddie Howe is a big admirer of Ramsdale after signing him at Bournemouth from Sheffield United. He also gave the keeper a second chance after he slept in and missed the bus for a Carabao Cup tie against Chelsea.

Ramsdale was fined and sent on loan to AFC Wimbledon but gave credit to Howe for the manner in which he managed the situation and described it as ‘a penny dropping moment’ in his career.

Ramsdale was bought back by Sheffield United for £18.5million before being sold on to Arsenal in 2021 for £30m.

Despite an outstanding first season for Ramsdale, Mikel Arteta brought in Raya from Brentford to increase competition and for his better distribution which has so far worked out with Arsenal once again challenging for the title.

Mindful Ramsdale is preparing to move on, Arsenal have also been looking at Columbus Crew goalkeeper Patrick Schulte, as have the likes of Manchester United, for the summer.

Much could depend on their asking price for Ramsdale but Newcastle have posted their interest and will be in the market to strengthen the goalkeeping position.