English Premiership

Arsenal don’t regret letting Fabregas go to Chelsea – Wenger

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is adamant that there are no hard feelings over former captain Cesc Fabregas‘s move to Chelsea this summer.The one-time Gunners hero departed north London to rejoin boyhood team Barcelona in 2011 but struggled to nail down a first-team place before being sold to the Blues in July.Fabregas played his first competitive match for Jose Mourinho’s side on Monday, setting up two goals ...

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Willian targets more goals for Chelsea this season

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Chelsea midfielder Willian admits he needs to score more goals this season if he is earn a starting place in Jose Mourinho’s star-studded line-up. Brazilian ace Willian was left out of the starting line-up for Monday’s impressive 3-1 win over Burnley, only coming off the bench late on. Willian, who arrived at Chelsea last summer from Shahktar Donetsk, was a ...

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Arsene Wenger keen to strengthen Arsenal’s defence

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Arsene Wenger admits he would like to strengthen his Arsenal squad defensively before the end of the transfer window. New defensive signing Calum Chambers has made a positive impression in his first appearances for his new club, but Wenger is wary of demanding too much too soon from the £16m summer signing while Mikel Arteta sustained an injury against Besiktas ...

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Fellaini injury scuppers potential Man United departure

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Marouane Fellaini faces an extended spell on the sidelines after sustaining a leg injury in training. United have not commented on the extent of the Belgian international’s problems, but the 26-year-old is on crutches with his left foot in a protective cast. Fellaini had been expected to tie up a loan move to Serie A club Napoli before the end ...

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Man City striker Edin Dzeko signs four-year contract

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Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year deal with the defending Premier League champions. The 28-year-old joins Sergio Aguero , Samir Nasri, Aleksandar Kolarov, Vincent Kompany and David Silva in committing their futures to the club. “Over the last three and a half years we’ve made history together, but I feel like we are only at the start of something really special,” Dzeko said. “I’m ...

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Man United sign Marcos Rojo for £16m on five-year deal

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Manchester United have announced the £16m signing of Argentina international defender Marcos Rojo on a five-year contract. The 24-year-old joins from Sporting Lisbon, with Nani moving to the Portuguese club on a season-long loan. “Playing for the world’s biggest club is a dream for me,” said Rojo, who will wear the number five shirt. The left-sided defender played in six games as ...

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Liverpool in talks with AC Milan over Mario Balotelli

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Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers wants the Italy international, 24, to strengthen his attack after last season’s top scorer Luis Suarez joined Barcelona. Balotelli moved to Milan for £19m from City last year and has scored 30 goals in 54 games for the Serie A club. Liverpool travel to ...

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Liverpool must learn to defend as a team – Martin Skrtel

Martin Skrtel: Keen for Liverpool to improve their defensive record

Martin Skrtel has called on Liverpool to improve defensively as a team and says it is not just the back four to blame for the goals they have let in. Brendan Rodgers’ side just missed out on the Premier League title last season despite scoring 101 goals, as they conceded 50 times. Liverpool again looked vulnerable at the back in ...

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Hull’s Snodgrass to miss six months with knee injury

Robert Snodgrass (left) in action at QPR before suffering knee injury

Hull’s summer signing Robert Snodgrass will be out for six months after dislocating a kneecap at the weekend. The Scotland midfielder – bought from Norwich in June – was injured during his new club’s 1-0 win at QPR on the opening day of the Premier League season. Snodgrass has since visited a specialist and been told he will need surgery ...

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Daniel Sturridge says club over title ‘heartbreak’

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says everyone at the club has overcome the disappointment of not winning the Premier League title last season. The Reds came close to a first title since 1990 but finished two points behind champions Manchester City. Sturridge, 24, said: “We were heartbroken at the end of last season but we are refreshed and mentally ready for a ...

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