Rakip, who joined Benfica from Malmo earlier this month and has been loaned back out, has won 11 caps for the Sweden under-21s.
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With Alexis Sanchez nowhere to be found, Arsenal turned in their best attacking performance of the season in a stylish 4-1 win over Crystal Palace.
Arsenal eased to a 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday as Alexis Sanchez was left out of the squad ahead of his expected move to Man United.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Ruben Loftus-Cheek may need surgery on his injured ankle, but dismissed the notion that the 21-y
Roy Hodgson insists Crystal Palace cannot allow their transfer ambitions to change despite beating Burnley with eight first-team players out injured.
Palace up to 12th and into serious contention for a top-10 finish, having looked like near-certainties for relegation a few weeks ago.
Crystal Palace looked a lock for the drop but new manager Roy Hodgson has changed the culture at Palace and has the Eagles trending toward safety.
Crystal Palace have agreed a fee of £10 million with West Ham United for striker Diafra Sakho, sources close to both clubs have told ESPN FC.
The presence of VAR calmed Roy Hodgson's initial suspicions in Monday's FA Cup loss to Brighton.
VAR is a measure designed to reduce uncertainty in the game -- but even when it wasn't fully used on Monday, it managed to create exactly that.
Glenn Murray scored the winner as Brighton beat Crystal Palace to reach the FA Cup fourth round.
Roy Hodgson has defended his record in management after revealing he has already tried and failed to retire.
"It's quite good to have a match hyped up as being a particular derby, of particular importance to the fans," said Hodgson, 70.
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