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Premier League release new schedule for final few weeks

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The Premier League announced on Wednesday the final batch of games selected for broadcast coverage, with many rearranged fixtures now having a date too.

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Some highlights from the new schedule include two Friday night games on May 12, plus a run of seven-straight days with at least one Premier League game per day from May 12-18 as title contenders Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur make one final push for the crown.

Due to clashes with the FA Cup and EFL Cup over the past few months, plenty of makeups games have also been scheduled with a busy end to the season for the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Southampton.

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Below is the new schedule for games rearranged in the final two weeks of the season, while the final day of the campaign (May 21) will see all 10 games kick off at 10 a.m. ET with plenty expected to the be on the line for those encounters.

Wednesday May 10
2:45 p.m. ET – Southampton v. Arsenal

Friday May 12
2:45 p.m. ET – Everton v. Watford
3 p.m. ET – West Bromwich Albion v. Chelsea

Saturday May 13
7:30 a.m. ET – Manchester City v. Leicester City
12:30 p.m. ET – Stoke City v. Arsenal

Sunday May 14
7 a.m. ET – Crystal Palace v. Hull City
9:15 a.m. ET – West Ham United v. Liverpool
11:30 a.m. ET – Tottenham Hotspur v. Manchester United

Monday May 15
3 p.m. ET – Chelsea v. Watford

Tuesday May 16
2:45 p.m. ET – Arsenal v. Sunderland
3 p.m. ET – Manchester City v. West Bromwich Albion

Wednesday May 17
2:45 p.m. ET – Southampton v. Manchester United

Thursday May 18
2:45 p.m. ET – Leicester City v. Tottenham Hotspur

Six Premier Leaguers named to Argentina, but no Icardi

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Argentina’s World Cup roster features a number of the usual suspects, particularly up front, but Serie A’s top goalscorer has been surprisingly left off the list of 23.

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Manager Jorge Sampaoli’s squad was made official on Monday, which includes the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain.

The Albiceleste won’t be taking Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi though, which has raised some questions about the decision.

Icardi led all scorers in Italy’s top flight this season, scoring 29 goals in 34 Serie A matches, while Paulo Dybala edged out the final striker spot in the Argentina squad.

Dybala is teammates with Higuain at Italian giants Juventus.

Meanwhile, six Premier League players were named into the South American nation’s squad, including goalkeepers Sergio Romero (Man United) and Willy Caballero (Chelsea), as well as Nicolas Otamendi (Man City), Marcos Rojo (Man United) and Manuel Lanzini (West Ham).

Men in Blazers POD: FA Cup recap, UCL final preview and more

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Long-term absentee Santi Cazorla will leave Arsenal

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Santi Cazorla hasn’t played a match for the Gunners since suffering a gruesome Achilles injury back in October 2016.

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And unfortunately for the Spaniard, Cazorla won’t feature for Arsenal again after six years at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal released a statement on Monday revealing the veteran midfielder won’t return to the club in 2018/19, which isn’t unexpected given the extent of his injury.

In his time with the Gunners, Cazorla made 180 appearances in all competitions for the club, and helped Arsenal win two FA Cups.

Cazorla was also a member of the Spanish national team squads that won back-to-back UEFA EURO competitions in 2008 and 2012.

Wolfsburg keeps Bundesliga spot with playoff win

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Wolfsburg managed a 1-0 win (4-1 on aggregate) over Holstein Kiel on Monday in the second leg of its German promotion playoff as the Bundesliga side kept its place in the top flight.

Robin Knoche scored the game-winner in the second leg, which ensured Wolfsburg’s stay in the Bundesliga ahead of the 2017/18 season.

The hosts boasted a number of quality chances in the first half, including David Kinsombi’s close-range shot that tested Wolfsburg keeper Koen Casteels with a save, however, Holstein couldn’t break through.

U.S. Men’s National Team defender John Brooks went the full 90 minutes for Wolfsburg, after the 25-year-old made nine starts this season for the German side in league play.