"He's an important leader for the team and a big part of what we're building. He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave his mark and he can achieve that here," commented Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta. Enditem
BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The first weekend of the 2020-21 Premier League season saw wins for Arsenal, Chelsea and defending champions Liverpool, though the title holders were made to work for their 4-3 victory over newly-promoted Leeds.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Marcos Keno scored a hat-trick as Atletico Mineiro twice came from behind to win 4-3 at Atletico Goianiense and move to the top of the Brazilian Serie A standings on Saturday.
Martinez's call-up came two days after he ended his 10-year spell at Arsenal to join rivals Aston Villa for a reported fee of 20 million euros (around 24 million US dollars).
Tencent Sports, a subsidiary of Chinese internet giant Tencent, will broadcast all 372 remaining matches from the second round of Premier League which are scheduled to start on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, Zhaxi Yangben came first in the men's 50km race walk, with the winning mark of 3:52.19. Wang Rui finished second in 3:55.48, followed by Gong Fanglong in 3:59.01.
The 29-year-old midfielder joined the Reds with a reported fee of 20 million pounds (about 25.8 million US dollars) for four years to become the club's second signing of the summer transfer window, following Kostas Tsimikas in August.
Apart from Werder Bremen's Florian Kohfeldt, all the other head coaches voted for Bayern Munich, the reigning champions, to win its 9th consecutive title. Is the Bundesliga really that predictable?
"We are confident in the system," said Zhang Chi, head of the CBA's Player Development Department.
LONDON, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Arsenal's hopes for the new season have received a major boost with club captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing a new three-year contract with the club.
After the restart, Dortmund started where they left off and controlled proceedings.