WORLD CUP 2022: GHANA TO FACE SWITZERLAND IN WARM-UP FOR QATAR

Ghana will take on Switzerland in a pre-World Cup friendly in the United Arab Emirates in the build-up to the tournament in Qatar later this year. The meeting between the Black Stars and the Swiss on 17 November at the Baniyas Stadium in Abu Dhabi will be first time the countries have faced each other at senior international level. The Ghana Football Association says the game will serve as a perfect preparation for coach Otto Addo ahead of their World Cup Group H opener against Portugal seven days later.

£6M MAN SET FOR FULHAM AFTER LOWERING £50K-A-WEEK WAGES, DEAL CLOSE

Premier League newcomers Fulham are set to seal the signing of Wolfsburg’s Bundesliga right-back Kevin Mbabu after the Switzerland international agreed to reduce his wage demands, as reported by BILD. There was a bit of a hold up earlier this month, Fulham’s deal for the one-time Newcastle United youngster hitting the buffers. Did Mbabu have concerns about joining a club who’s last two seasons in the top-flight ended in relegation? Did he want to stay and fight for his place at Wolfsburg?

WOLVES EYEING SEFEROVIC TRANSFER – REPORT

Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers are eyeing a move for Switzerland international HarisSeferovic during this summer's transfer window as revealed by the various media reports. The specific report from Portuguese media outlet Correio da Manha said Wolves want to sign the 30-year-old Switzerland striker as he's set to leave Benfica in the Portuguese top flight.

PREVIEW: PORTUGAL VS SWITZERLAND

Portugal and Switzerland will both endeavour to claim their first wins of the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League at the second attempt during Sunday's League A Group 2 clash at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon.

Fernando Santos's side left it late to rescue a 1-1 draw against Spain on matchday one, while the visitors fell to a 2-1 defeat to the Czech Republic.

ARSENAL TO RIVAL MAN UTD FOR BORUSSIA DORTMUND SUPERSTAR

Arsenal are now reportedly interested in Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji, with Manchester United also in the race for the Swiss international. According to Sport Bild, the north London side have entered the competition for the 26-year-old, with Akanji looking increasingly likely to leave Dortmund this summer with the club already signing two new defenders.

ARSENAL: XHAKA NOMINATED FOR PLAYER AWARD

Switzerland national team star Granit Xhakahas been nominated for the Player of the Month award at Arsenal for April 2022. The Switzerland international is on a four-man list for the award as announced by Arsenal on Wednesday. Apart from the ex-Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder, the other nominees are England international Bukayo Saka, Egyptian international Mohamed ElNeny and young England striker Eddie Nketiah.

Arsenal have had a testing month in April 2022 due to a mixed run of results. They started the month with a surprising 3-0 defeat against hosts Crystal Palace in the Premier League London Derby before the 2-1 home defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion in the same competition. The Gunners made it three matches in a row when Polish defender Jan Bednarek scored the only goal of the game to give Southampton a 1-0 win at home to the North Londoners.

ARSENAL: XHAKA LEFT-BACK EXPERIMENT FAILS

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wanted a trusted player at left-back the last Premier League clash with Brighton&Hove Albion in the absence of the injured Kieran Tierney and he went for experienced Switzerland player Granit Xhaka. In the end, the gamble made on the Switzerland senior national team skipper didn't work as Arsenal made it two successive losses in the Premier League with the 2-1 loss at home to Brighton last weekend.

XHAKA FEATURES AS ARSENAL RUN ENDS

Switzerland senior national team skipper Granit Xhaka was on from start to finish asArsenal suffered defeat to Liverpool in their rescheduled Premier Leagueencounter at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. The Switzerland international started the game as part of a two-man central midfield alongside Thomas Partey, but he could not stop Liverpool from beating his team via a 2-0 scoreline with goals from Diogo Jota and substitute Roberto Firmino in the second half. Switzerland player Xhaka is an important member of the Arsenal squad under current manager Mikel Arteta.

SCHAR ON TARGET AGAINST BRIGHTON

Switzerland international Fabian Schar was one of the goalscorers for Newcastle United as they beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 at home in the Premier League to move further away from the relegation zone.

ODEGAARD RETURNS TO TRAINING FOR LIVERPOOL

Arsenal have been boosted by the news that Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard has returned to training ahead of the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg clash with Liverpool. Arsenal will take on Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night and Odegaard is expected to return to the starting XI after missing the first leg due to Covid-19. The ex-Real Madrid and Real Sociedad midfielder returned to training earlier in the week as confirmed by Charles Watts, the Arsenal correspondent for popular media outlet Goal.

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