One of Ligue 1′s Most Wanted: Blaise Matuidi

Despite the hundreds of rumours that emanate from the media on a daily basis about players that are unhappy at their club and looking to move, one who is definitely searching for a new challenge this summer is Saint-Etienne’s Blaise Matuidi. Highly rated in his homeland and coveted by a number of top European clubs, the 24 year-old defensive midfielder […]

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The rise of Youssef El-Arabi

Please welcome to French Football Weekly the soon to be new co-host Jonathan Johnson. Based in Paris, Jonathan also writes for Sky Sports. And what a way to kick off his FFW career – the rise of Youssef El-Arabi Youssef El-Arabi was an unknown player less than two years ago but now, following two fantastic consecutive seasons, he looks set […]

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UNFP – Player of the Year Awards

Yesterday evening the French professional footballer’s union (UNFP) announced the shortlists for this year’s player awards in Ligue 1, Ligue 2 and the woman’s league. The glitzy ceremony will be held on May the 22nd.  With one game to go in the league it could be a critical time in the season. Let’s run through who’s nominated for what in […]

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