Aanu Adeoye


Aanu Adeoye is a freelance writer who contributes to Yahoo Sport UK, Squawka, SB Nation, and a host of other places. He is a fan of Arsenal and Nigeria's Super Eagles
  • Rob Holding Shines Within The Arsenal Gloom

    There hasn’t been much cause for optimism in the red half of north London this season. For the first time under 22 years of Arsene Wenger’s stewardship Arsenal have missed out on Champions League qualification, with their habitual late run of good results ultimately proving insufficient to salvage their disappointing season. Wenger’s contract is up at the end of June with no indication of whether he’ll stay or go; star players Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil as well as the vastly improved Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain only have 12 months left to run on their contracts, and there seems to be no resolution on all fronts. The fans are in a perpetual state of mutiny as they air genuine concerns at the manner in which the club is being run. ...

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  • Swansea and Paul Clement Gamble On Each Other – And Win

    In the end Swansea City did it with room to spare, a combination of their impressive win over already-relegated Sunderland and Hull’s ineptitude in the south London sunshine at Crystal Palace was enough for Paul Clement to guide his side safely to another season of Premier League safety. Considering the mess the club was in when Clement took over and the general sense of disillusionment that pervaded the club – fans and players alike – the turnaround has been nothing short of a miracle. Clement has pulled off Mission Impossible. ...

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  • Sunderland Are A Picture Of Multi-Faceted Failure

    Sunderland have finally been relegated from the Premier League. It’s a sentence that could well have been written when David Moyes walked through the doors at the Academy of Light in late July, such has been the hopelessness of their season, a sad, meek and undignified trudge towards the abyss. Indeed Sunderland’s demise hasn’t come as a surprise to anyone with a passing interest in Premier League football; they have flirted with relegation during each of the previous five seasons, managing to do just about enough to beat the drop. This season there has been no new manager coming in spring for yet another great act of escapology, instead the club seemingly accepted its fate, stuck by Moyes and plunged towards the inevitable. ...

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  • Romelu Lukaku’s Claim To Being Player Of The Year Is Being Undersold

    Here’s something important to get out of the way early doors: individual awards, especially in team sports, are by their very nature a waste of time and for the most part should be scrapped. Take football for example, and ask how a team’s most important player should be decided: should it be the goalkeeper who makes logic-defying saves to make sure of one or all three points at one of the ‘tough places to go to’ or the striker who plunders 20 goals in a title-winning season? Or perhaps it’s the silky midfielder who knits it all together who deserves the most praise. The process of who gets what at end-of-the-season soirees isn’t an exact science but such is the nature of the beast that these gongs have to be handed out every year in the Premier League and elsewhere. ...

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  • Slaven Bilic Deserves To Survive The West Ham Dysfunction

    The widely held notion in football is that short of an actual sacking, the vote of confidence issued by a board for its manager is the worst thing that could possibly happen to said manager. An actual sacking is only a matter of days or weeks away, the logic goes, and history is littered with several instances of this happening. Claudio Ranieri, who you might have heard led minnows Leicester City to the most improbable title win in recent memory, was summarily dismissed in February after receiving a vote of confidence from the club’s owners; 16 days after his bosses backed him publicly, the axe fell on the Italian manager. ...

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