Injury costs surpassed the half a billion pound mark for the first time last season.
Mikel Arteta was exaggerating for effect, but the point still stood. Speaking after a nervy 3-2 win at Watford in March, the Arsenal manager made it clear that his team needed drastic improvement in one key aspect of the game.
Apax Partners, Three Hills Capital Partners, Carlyle Group and Searchlight Capital have approached Serie A expressing interest in investing in the media business of Italy's top flight soccer league, three sources close to the matter said on Wednesday. The approach by the four private equity firms comes after Serie A last year failed to reach a media rights deal worth 1.7 billion euros ($1.7 billion) with a group of funds led by CVC Capital Partners due to opposition from some of its clubs, including Juventus and Lazio.
A judge in Spain ruled that the Colombian singer must stand trial over accusations of tax fraud. Shakira denies all allegations