What happened in football today: February 16, 2021

Arsenal to speak with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over alleged breach of COVID protocol

Arsenal will speak to captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after a video on social media showed the striker getting a tattoo.

Tattoo artist Alejandro Nicolas Bernal posted the video on February 9 and neither he nor Aubameyang are wearing masks in the clip, raising fears the Arsenal player may have breached COVID-19 protocols.

It’s unclear exactly when the incident took place and if there was a breach of the COVID-19 rules given Bernal could be part of Aubameyang’s bubble.

Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood signs contract extension until 2025

Mason Greenwood has signed a major new contract at Manchester United until 2025 with an option for an additional year.

The 19-year-old has been rewarded with improved terms after a breakthrough 2019-20 season, with talks initially taking place last summer.

Greenwood’s previous contract, signed in October 2019, was worth around £25,000 a week base, but included built-in wage increases to bring him up to a level befitting first-team starters.

United, however, were keen to recognize Greenwood’s status as an important member of Solskjaer’s squad and further increased his income to reflect his growing status.

David Alaba confirms Bayern Munich exit at end of season

David Alaba has confirmed he will be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

The defender’s contract expires this summer, ending a 13-year spell with the German giants.

He did not confirm which club he will move to next, but admitted he was looking for a ‘new challenge’.

Demarai Gray says he wasn’t offered a new Leicester deal ahead of Leverkusen move

Demarai Gray has revealed he hasn’t been offered a new contract by Leicester City and says he knew last season he needed to move on to launch his career.

The 24-year-old winger, speaking at a press conference at his new club Bayer Leverkusen, said he had several meetings with manager Brendan Rodgers after being frustrated by his lack of opportunities as he was entering the last year of his contract.

Chelsea will face Atletico Madrid in the Women’s Champions League

Chelsea will face Atletico Madrid and Manchester City have been drawn against Fiorentina in the Women’s Champions League Round of 16.

Meanwhile, holders Lyon were drawn against Danish club Brondby in the round of 16.

Lyon, who won the competition for the fifth consecutive time last season, knocked out Brondby in the quarter-finals of the 2011-12 season.

Fara Williams reveals her battle with kidney problems

Fara Williams has revealed she has been battling kidney disease which has affected her fitness and performance on the pitch.

Williams, who is England’s most capped women’s international, admitted on Instagram that she “should have waited until she was more recovered before continuing to play football” following her diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome.

The 37-year-old said on Instagram: “It’s important to be open and honest about the challenges I’ve faced.

“I encourage anyone experiencing similar difficulties, whether for health or personal reasons, to seek help.”

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