Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has revealed why he dropped Ross Barkley and replaced him with a teenage rookie. But Smith says Barkley handled the snub professionally and may return on Wednesday at Sheffield United with Jack Grealish not back in training yet amid a shin injury. Attacking midfielder Barkley, 27, has endured an inconsistent spell on loan from Chelsea to Villa this term.
The Liverpool forward is leading the race for Golden Boot glory on seven goals along with Leicester City star Jamie Vardy.
A selection of Arsenal fans on Twitter have urged manager Mikel Arteta to start Alexandre Lacazette during Friday’s Premier League meeting against Aston Villa. The Gunners are currently unbeaten in...