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Rob Lyons
Rob Lyons is Pundit Arena's manager of quality control and works closely with the website's remote writer base. He also regularly contributes to print and broadcast media, including PA's Irish football podcast, The Mixer, which he produces and presents. If you'd like to discuss writing for PA, you can contact Rob at [email protected]

Oxlade-Chamberlain To Liverpool: Klopp Opens Up On Rumours

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on December 19, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Despite reports circulating in the last 24 hours around Liverpool making a move for Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has been quick to pour cold water over any such rumours.  The Englishman has found playing time difficult to come by once again this term, playing a full 90 minutes on just three occasions this season so talk of …

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Barcelona Interested In Signing Chelsea Stalwart

VELDEN, AUSTRIA - JULY 20: Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea in action during the friendly match between WAC RZ Pellets and Chelsea F.C. at Worthersee Stadion on July 20, 2016 in Velden, Austria. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Barcelona are reportedly considering bringing one of Chelsea’s longest serving players to La Liga in what may just be a win-win move for all parties.  According to The Sun, the Catalan giants have just £21 million to spend in 2017 and are looking for bargain additions to their squad. One such bargain Barca are said to be interested in is Chelsea …

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Liverpool To Pursue Former Real Madrid Attacker In January

PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 14: Jese Rodriguez of PSG celebrates his goal during the French League Cup (Coupe de la Ligue) match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Lille OSC at Parc des Princes stadium on December 14, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images,)

It must undoubtedly be viewed as a huge positive that Liverpool are spreading their goals around the team rather than relying on one striker, particularly considering they’ve scored the most goals in the Premier League this season (45), however it looks as though the club could now be about to move for another frontman. According to Spanish website La Provincia (via the …

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Manchester United To Battle With City For £50m Serie A Ace

TURIN, ITALY - OCTOBER 15: Alex Sandro of Juventus FC reacts during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and Udinese Calcio at Juventus Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

With the Premier League transfer window set to open on Sunday, clubs across England are already lining up their newest potential recruits.  According to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato, in Manchester both City and United could be about to enter a battle to sign up Juventus’ Alex Sandro – the Serie A club’s first choice left-back. While the Italian top flight is …

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Wenger Opens Up On Post-Match Altercation Between Arsenal Pair Gabriel & Perez

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal reacts on the touchline during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion at Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Despite claiming a vital three points on Monday against West Brom, somewhat understandably a fraction of Arsenal’s players will not be happy with how the team performed, as they failed to break down the Baggies until the dying minutes.  Having suffered two defeats in a row before Monday’s clash frustration levels were expected to be high, and even though Olivier …

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Twitter Reacts To Mkhitaryan’s Other-Worldly Goal Vs Sunderland


The scoreline perhaps doesn’t tell the true story of how close this game was up until Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan combined inside the final ten minutes of the game to confirm a vital three points against Sunderland, all despite a late Fabio Borini strike.  But the tight first 80 minutes of the clash will matter little to United now, who …

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Arsenal Boss References Other PL Giants When Discussing Current Form

Having been just three points behind leaders Chelsea up until two weeks ago, Arsenal’s subsequent losses to Everton and Manchester City have set them back to fourth place as City and Liverpool have raced ahead.  While in some quarters these two defeats have been viewed as the beginning of Arsenal’s almost annual capitulation when it comes to the title race, …

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European Superpower Readying £40m Bid For Liverpool’s Coutinho

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06: Daryl Janmaat of Watford chases Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield on November 6, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Just one day before Liverpool’s crucial clash with Stoke City, Reds fans will be waking up to some terrible news.  According to the Express, Paris St. Germain are putting together a £40 million bid to tempt Philippe Coutinho to the French capital – a revised offer following their £22 million bid last summer. The report goes on to say that the Brazilian …

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