But there was joy for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose double in Lancashire saw him share the Golden Boot with Liverpool duo Salah and Mane.
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- Samuel StreetMay 17, 201910:39 pm
ARSENAL are ready to capitalise on Chelsea's transfer ban, reports Il Messaggero.
The Gunners are in desperate need of a defender and hope to persuade long-term Blues target Kostas Manolas to make the switch to the Emirates.
Manolas was the hero in one of the most famous nights in Roma's history last season, scoring the winner against Barcelona.
- Samuel StreetMay 17, 20199:58 pm
SHKODRAN MUSTAFI has been offered to AC Milan, according to Il Milanista.
Both a loan and permanent move could be on the table but Gennaro Gattuso's men are believed to prefer a loan.
The defender has become a fall guy for a third successive Arsenal season outside the top four and few fans would be sad to see him go.
- John HutchinsonMay 17, 20199:28 pm
- John HutchinsonMay 17, 20198:35 pm
JON WALTERS has admitted Stoke turned up the aggression when they faced Arsenal because they knew Arsene Wenger hated the thought of playing them.
Arsenal consistently struggled to get results at the bet365 Stadium as they had trouble playing their free-flowing football against Stoke's abrasive style.
He said: “We used to bully Arsenal. We knew they didn’t like coming.
“There was a bit with Arsene Wenger and the crowd. The atmosphere was like nothing else.
“The Stoke fans were really up for it, they generated a great noise and Arsenal hated coming to the Britannia.”
- John HutchinsonMay 17, 20197:37 pm
ARSENAL have been put on red alert after Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars confirmed Hakim Ziyech will leave in the summer.
The Moroccan international won the club's Player of the Year award for the second season running after helping his side win the domestic double.
Ziyech, 26, has chipped in with 21 goals and 24 assists in 49 games this campaign – including a fine strike against Tottenham in the Champions League semi-final.
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