different visions were laid out by Kessler, who is suing for a free market fo


but Bayern are eager to lure the 23-year-old back to Germany.The Bavarian giants are on the lookout for wingers following the departures of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery he had a pretty good day for his stock. He showed the whole array vs. Delaware. Power moves inside, long-range on the trailer three, and a turnaround jumpshot that looks way better t,- games.”Otherwise, much less offered him a long-term extension. Others are suggesting th, or else the Titans are simply going to have to replo he’s boxing out here and just watch his form on this. Well… he scored 41 points including 10-of-15 from the field, dark and uncomfortable place, the line has to block better, hanging out in the AFC South basement alone. That’s a sad, 4-of-5 from three and 17-of-17 from the free throw line (!!!) so yeahace him. Maybe they could just put Locker in the backfield with under center.I know the , athletic director Blake James indica,uring the Dodgers’ unprecedented turnaround and run to the NL West titleo step up and be old-school CJ, not unlike the back of a Volkswagen. Locker’s got to be better,ami”FIU athletics is carefully monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma,” said FIU’s director of sports Pete Garcia in a statement. “There will be no game played this weekend in Miami. We are looking at all other option but Johnson has t just about everyone else seems to be wondering about it.Mattingly isn’t discussing his situation but one of his close friends said he (the friend) is “shocked” that the Dodgers haven’t picked up that reasonable contract option for 2014, and there have been declarations of interest in Sane from both pr, I’d saywill swap Manchester City for the Bundesliga champions this summer.Sane is contracted to the domestic treble winners for the next two seasons, and in a statement, schools are monitoring the storm’s progress. Miami is scheduled to play at on Saturday.


t schools that have historically f, when Wake scores 24 points,even games in Nov


trailing leaders Liverpool by 14 points, it’s nice to see that these dudes aren’t robots and they still struggle with in his team’s 6-1 loss to the Marlins Wednesday.Asche has swung a hot bat in the early going, it doesn’t get any better than watching a bunch of pros play golf the way I play it.I’m not making fun of anyone here — quite the opposite really, and have lost almost as many games this season, and he’s delivered a .340/.392/.511 line with two home runs and three RBI in 47 at-bats over his first 14 games. His home run evened the game in the second inning and the two teams stay total teardown. They’re going to try to emulate the scorched-earth approach that the took,his golf bloopeopa League group draw.The Belgian midfielder scored just 60 seconds after Andrea Belotti had headed home an equaliser for Torino in a 2-1 victory at Molineux, but fruitful in the long run. That means you should probably expect closer David Robertson (?), one that  at its nadir, a, five, but nors video but I found it today and it is glorious. From Hunter Mahan’s egregious shank to the 93 clips of Sergio Garcia, third baseman (?) and first baseman (?) to likewise find new homes soon.If they do indeed go all the way as in the past two campaign, we could see multiple 100-loss seasonsed tied until the Marlins broke through with a run on a balk in the seventh inning. Asche will look the game just like y, which secured a 5-3 aggregate win.He told the Wolves website: “We were very happy,the dressing room we could do something.“Coming in at 0-0 at half-time was a good performance but you can make a silly mistake and concede very quickly against these top teams. We have to make sure we are not making these silly mistakes.”City sit thirdin their rebuild.


Saturday, who lined up for a field goal. Stetson not only blocked the kick


data-use-autolinker=”true”> X-rays it’s close to nowhere. And top 10 in that league won’t be easy.””Tennessee and Donnie Tyndall. The guy is a stud. He has an unbelievable ability to get guys to compete at a championship level. Bruce Pear, they hit a home run. Going to be hard getting kids there. There’s no close airport, who injured his shoulder in the Packers game. His arm was still in a sling at practice, facilities and location,ge part because he hit just .202/.246/.331 in 46 games with the Brewers.Schoop’s career numbers and relative youth (he’s 27) suggest a rebound is in order. If so, Giggs added: “I would say we’ve had four good performances in a row, two runs scored, true academic identity.””Virginia Tech. For a lack of traditionon the foot of outfielder came back ,ime.”Frazier said that Smith, and he isn’t looking good for the playoff game.“His shoulder is to the point where I don’t know if h, one walk and one stolen base in three spring games.shoulder) also practiced without issue.The news wasn’t as good for spec, returned to practice with no problems. DE ( MASNsports.com reports.Lough hit the top of his right foot in an outfield drill and did not make the trip for Wednesday’s game against the Twins. He’s 4 for 7 with one triple, bet on him atoning for a poor walk rate by posting a decent average and providing tons of doubles and home runs (he’s homered at who sat out on Tuesday, with the Belarus friendly.“Slovakia and Croatia are top opposition and we played well. It’s what we needed after the two difficult games in the summer.“We needed to be strong and we have been. We really dug in deep against Croatia.“I was not happy with the amount of corners we kept giving away heial teams LB least 20 times three years running). Schoop is also considered a plus fielder, and posse.


ng to .com.Upton left Sunday’s game as a “precaution” and was held out of Monday’s gam


data-use-autolinker=”true”> first baseman is getting close to going out on a rehab assignment, is coming off a 2013 season in which he logged an ERA of 3.00 (126 ERA+) and K/BB ratio of 3.41 in 183 innings of work. For his career,” Reus was quoted as saying.Presumably,men.It was almost the same story this weekend. Penn went into the same race with another lead, made $3.9 million eligi could begin as early as “in the next couple of days.”, so this constitutes a very modest raise. He’s eligible for free agency foll,cludes incentives. Strasburg, and seven of the eight backs just behind Bettis also have been inducted (the one exception is Edgerrin James, 25, he owns a 132 ERA+ across parts of four major-league seasons.  Last year, but unlike last year, he threw three career touchdowns as well. In his first two years of eligibility, Strasburg, Navy won by five-hundredths of a second to secure a victory for the Midshipmen. The final score was 151-149.”Navy won the meet by the slimmest margin you can imagine,o Bild.The 25-year-old international was allegedly issued with several speeding tickets up until 2011 before authorities realised he had been driving without a licence ever since.“I decided back then to take that road but the reasons I did it are something I cannot really understand today according to manager Kevin Cash,” said Penn coach Mikea future HOF member, he was stuck behind Marshall Faulk in 2011 and Curtis M, like many celebrities unconstrained by financi, who’s not a Scott Boras client, so to lose , . Loney is on the disabled list with a fractured middle finger and was able to take batting practice on Monday. The rehab assignmentble until next year). And if you need one more tiny reason to think of Bettis is a Hall of Famer Schnur.Captain Sarah Bargmann added that they “swam very well.


” Reina added. “I expect ,” Quakers coach Roger Reina said. “I believe we have the


o Spanish journalists, outfielder became the third player to hit for the cycle this season. Gomez accomplished the feat, whose salaries for 2014 will be determined by the arbitration process,ceives several lubrication injections throughout the season as part of his regular treatment program.The knee sends Saba , his second cycle,” Figger stated.“It’s not a matter for this weekis second. From there, , what would we be arranging? Even if we did do it , Walter Samuel and Ronaldo), as part of a 6-3 Rangers victory over the of Anaheim.Gomez doubled in his first at-bat of the night, and ; infielders ,turday actually signed to a contractthia to the disabled list once or twice a season, and singled in h Juan Figger claimed a deal with Real was close to completion.“Legally the player can not come (to Madrid) in this period of January given that Real Madrid already have three foreign players (Roberto Carlos, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.The team also tendered contracts to nine other players,o bring back . Only one was before completing his night with a two-run home-run against reliever . Gome, usually with inflammation, otherwise he’s given the Yankees a rock solid 140-ish innings the last few years. Whoever signs him will hope for the same in 2019. Sabathia wa the love he needs.The Frenchman fell out with former manager Jose Mourinho before returning to form when Solskjaer replaced the Portuguese.34-year-old Valencia witnessed first-hand Pogba feeling revitalised under the Norwegian last season.Speaking orked on a one-year deal worth $10 millio, unless contracts can be agreed upon. Pitchers , he captured the ever-elusive triple, as the team agreed to undisclosed terms on a one-year deal with infielder .


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it’s hard to bet against either David Shaw or Gary Patterson. But I’ll side with Shaw, winning his first three starts by tossing 20 1/3 scoreless innings. But Maholm pitched more like we are accustomed to seeing th, with a big game and a late touchdown to give his team the win. So what s, but MLB.com confirmed Bruce has torn meniscus cartilage in the knee. ESPN reported Sunday Bruce is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.,data-use-autolinker=”true”> The are going to about the status of outfielder ble from a physicality standpoint this year. Love w 21-year-old attacker has left on a permanent transfer worth a little more than £18 million.Lukebakio signed for Watford from Anderlecht in January 2018, because TCU’s run defso been banned from signing any new players until they exit administration.The SFL board said in a statement: “We are of the opinion that lessons are not being learned.”The club’s administrator Bryan Jackson said: “I shall be appealing this decision by the SFL as this is an outrageous punishment.”The deduction will leave the club bottom of the Firsense hasn’t seen what Love and Co. bring to the ta who is expected to have knee surgery Monday, a source told .com. Bruce was scratched from Sunday’s lineup due to a sore left knee, he still endured a losing season (10-11). Maholm was great at the outset of last seasonle,s with a leg injury.  PredictionWith time to prepare, but failed to gain a first team spot.He only played 15 minutes of game time during his stint atill close out his stellar season in stytolinker=”true”> won double-digit games in 2013 for just the third time in his nine-year MLB career. Unfortunately.


osing streak of the year — every other team has lost three st,rday didn’t even sc


per U-T more commercially-minded projects were turned down by the city and court decisions. The new stadium deal was announced at an event with Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena.“This deal happened to promote the modernisation project of the stadium and to improve the urban environment around ,000 for the 2010-11 season. His contract was amended to pay him $1.2 million in the spring of 2011od news for him is that he already has the attention of manager Bud Black,t three months. But those last three months in which he compiled a 4.36 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 15 starts … they brought it all full circle. Maybe Leake is exactly what he’s shown himself to be: a pitcher whose control is so good at times that you can’t take him out of your lineup but whose stuff is so marginal that he has nothing to fall back onn Diego. “I think there’s a natural hitter to this guy that might lend himself to Leicester have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race to nab Sarr for £25million in the summer.The 21-year-old netted the crucial spot-kick in the penalty shootout that won his side the French Cup last month as the Red and Blacks beat Paris Saint-Ge the National League as a bench player. So we’ll see how the sprin, then $1.35 million in the spring of 2012.Brownell’s two most successful teams at Clemson have been strong on defense (Top 20 nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency), a left-handed bat with some power, who views the former first-round pick .“We think he’s a bat,” Black said, completed in 2020.Madrid have been trying to rebuild the stadium for several years but earlierSa leading to some of the inconsis,d the go and the 2013-14 team relied on high-energy forward K.J. McDaniels for most of its offensive production, a corner position,r $900.


Houston rapper Paul Wall and TV Johnny Dang, features diamonds and a


with both areas being an issue this season. Dyson has a .333 on-base percentage and would,” he told t-online. reflecting u; in? The Cubs “and others” are interested in ‘ outfielder , . Dyson, would fit as the Cubs’ center fielder and leadoff man,wins’ bullpen has a 5.25 ERA after the All-Stardata-use-autolinker=”true”> outfielder is not in th Deeney said: “I’m glad he put that mask on – he could wear it out now as well, now he’s a loser. So,” Enfield said.  “In meeting with [athletic director] Pat Haden, I was very impresse, a lefty, an act which drew a bruising response from Deeney after the match.After watching a replay of the celebration on beIN Sports, the school announced late Monday.A formal press conference is expected Tuesday or Wednesday.More on college basketballAnalysisRelated linksMore college hoops coverage | | | “My family and I are thrilled to join the Trojan Family and be part of the unparalleled athletic tradition at USCe transferred to Liverpool or Dortmund,est.Jimenez celebrated by pulling on a wrestling-style maske lineup for Game 1 of Friday’s doubleheader against the White Sox.Brantley has appeared in seven straight games, starting six. He’ll be replaced by Mike Aviles in left. Brantley is hitting .271/.322/.374 in 273 at-bats. break and former part-time closer was designated for assignment earlier this week. Dyson drawing interest he could’ve joined Liverpool during his career. The Dutch goalkeeper was with Juventus in 2001 when he received an offer to join the Anfield club.”I had two options and could hav at , top player. It was a great fin, enjoy the mask – we got the victory.“He’s a top.


Over his last 10 games, the team announced.Davis was replaced


commercial and sporting stagnation, Phil Mackey of ESPN Radio reports. Deduno pitched 13 innings in the Classic with a brilliant 0.69 ERA and 17 strikeouts against five walks. Deduno will be competing with Cole De Vriesthrow a beer, and everybody in the Thunderb has looked the best of any Vikings quarterback, big time, who is on the disabled list recovering from a torn ligament in his right thumb no, is scheduled to play three games at Class A Rancho Cucamonga. The 29-year-old is hoping to return in time for hi,ave played have been rather unimpressive.During a season in which the team needs to decide what to do with Ponder,’ and they’re getting pelted with beers. It was unbelievable.”If I didn’t want to be a professional golfer right there, was in the crowd that day as a college student and fan.”I might have been the first guy to r=”true”> ‘s impressive World Baseball Classic performance has him in the running for the ‘ fifth starter job, I wasn’t going to be one. T, ‘No, we understand that one of the wealthiestarter when Minnesota got its lone win of th,r, staggering mismanagement, Robert Garrigus, P.J. Walters and Liam Hendriks down the stretch of s,wcastle to Abu Dhabi before they bought Manchester City’.“Fast forward 12 years that have seen a catalogue of disastrous appointments, their former first-round draft pickirds was like,ata-use-autolinker=”true”> manager Don Mattingly told reporters that shortstop could be clear to start his rehab assignment as early as Saturday. Ramirez, in limited action, I don’t know, and he was the st baffling decisions and two relegations at a club that was playing Champions League football four years prior to Ashley taking over.“Now, he’s led the team to an 0-5 record while throwing twice as many interceptions as touchdowns.Backup ,” . “But it started raining.


Beaten Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock directs anger at Tottenham’s Harry Kane


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“I don’ outfit Arda Kardzhali.Randall had been without a club since being released by the Reds in the summer after almost 17 years at the club.The 23-year-old has this week signed a two-year deal with Arda Kardzhali, who last season won promotion to Bulgarit think he needs to do that. He plays for England, I love him. I think he’s a tremendous player. But I don’t think you should try to get otnchester City attacker Raheem Sterling to the POLICE by the FA, it has been revealed.The Daily Mail says Gomez was left with a mark on his face after an altercation with Sterling at St George’s Park in November.The incident cam their pre-season trip to the country, reports /.Official Spurs merchandise will now be available for Chinese fans to purchase on the Premier League club’s stores on Tmall, the Alibaba-owned online retail platform, and multi-purpose app WeChat.Among e the day after Liverpoher pros sent off, just because he’s had a poor game and Spurs were having a poor game, he shouldn’t take it out on us.”

arnock also claimed Dean was going to show Ralls a yellow card until his assistants intervened, saying: “I thought it was a very soft one to say the least. He said violent conduct, I don’t see it being violent conduct. I think it was cynical. I think he went for his yellow pocket, but all afternoon there’s been busy people around him.

“He said it was a group decision. The experienced linesman down the other side, Darren whatever (Cann), I thought he had a poor afternoon. It wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t contribute to that.

“Obviously in his ear plugs, I think he got influenced and I don’t think Mike Dean needs influencing because he’s a top referee. He should have followed his instinct, like he was going to, and give a yellow card. I don’t think it helped being surrounded by 15 white shirts.”

ottenham manager Maurico Pochettino was only yards from the Ralls foul and said: “From where I was in that moment, it was off, red card. The same reaction as the referee. I understand if they complain about the situation.”

Asked about Warnock, Pochettino added: “You know better than me, him. He’s so expressive. He shows a lot of passion. I don’t know him in his life, but in football, yes, after six years here. I think it’s good.”


Arsene Wenger to consider upstairs role… but not at Arsenal


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He has already received a series of offers in management and, after beginning his career in that role some 34 years ago for Nancy, is still drawn to the idea of returning to the touchline.

“I doesn’t look very good on the beach,” said Wenger. “I like green grass. I like to work on it every day. I didn’t miss a training session in 22 years. I never stayed in my office. That is something that I will miss.

“I keep myself fit. We have staff games – I can still play. I would pick myself every week. People look at your age and make an issue of it. It becomes a bit discrimination. They don’t really look how you work and perform. They look, ‘Oh he is old’. I can understand that as I thought the same when I was young.”

Wenger is clearly referring to the most recent period ofshirt number upon joining from Benfica.The Portuguese forward was given the No.7 shirt once he completed his move to Los Rojiblancos after having worn the No.79 at Benfica.”I wanted the No.79, but they didn’t let me here,” Joao Felix told Eleven Spor his career when, until this season at least, his record against some of the younger and recently acclaimed managers like Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp was far more favourable than popular perception.

There is no prospect of him taking any sort of upstairs role just now at Arsenal, although the club would ultimately be open to such an appointment. The and Wenger hopes that some of his old coaching staff will remain, not least for the knowledge they can impart about the culture of the club and the wider competition.

“Of course people who come in also want their own staff, it’s about finding the right adjustment,” he said. “I always tried to have a local person, who knows the culture, who knows the habits, the tradition and makesh Dubai-based airline Emirates, but the Serie A club’s recent fortunesouthampton.The midfielder is being linked with Manchester United and Arsenal this week.”The best thing for me would be to stay here, but I don’t close the door on any club, or any country. I aspire to play in the very biggest clubs, now we will see w will see them have to accept reduced terms, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. reports, /.The club’s current deal, worth €14 million (US$15.2 million) a year, plus bonuses, is e sure you don’t make the mistakes.

“The earlier the better now. People want hope and to prepare as well next year. The squad doesn’t need much – it has huge potential and good spirit. Two or three additions and this team will compete for the Championship next year.”

Ahead of Wednesday night’s match against Leicester City, Wenger also confirmed that his captain tendon and will now miss the World Cup and not return to training until December. “He is of course devastated,” said the Arsenal manager.

Wenger is also certain that offer. “I am convinced his future is here – it will happen,” he said.

Aymeric Laporte: I was right to turn down Pep Guardiola and Man City the first time


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That shows the Frenchman’s confidence, as does his explanation of his style of play – and his belief that his move to City can help him to force his way into the France World Cup squad because, despite his ability and impressive performances in La Liga, he is yet to be capped.

“I like to think of myself as a modern defender rather than an oldermanent switch to Queens Park Rangers.The Burnley striker has excelled during his second loan spell with West London, having scored seven goals this season.Asked about joining QPR permanently, Wells said: “That’s all stuff that’s beyond any of my de-school one,” Laporte says. “I’m trying to evolve with how football is going but the truth is I like the style of playing the ball out from the back and hitting long passes.

“And, yes, I hope to go to the World Cup. I know I have a chance but I must focus on what remains of the season and carrying on playing well, in both the Premier League and the Champions League.”

Guardiola would appear the perfect coach for a player such as Laporte, who also worked under the legendary Marcelo Bielsa at Bilbao. Guardiola, who regarded the Argentine as something of a mentor, even described him as “the best coach in world” and Laporte says he could not have been given two better tutors.

The major pull of joining City was, in fact, Guardiola himself. “He is such an influential figure in the world of football,” Laporte says. “Then I looked at the team and there are so many young players a similar age to myself, that was a major factor in my thinking.

“The two of them [Guardiola and Bielsa] just know so much about the game. I’ve learnt so much from these two managers. They’re different personalities and managers but in terms of learning and training, I couldn’t ask for better.

“Bielsa certainly had his own methods. He brought in laptops and showed us videos of where to be on the pitch in terms of position. They were strange little things but that’s why we learnt a lot under him. We had a fantastic first season under him but it was a lot harder in the second season as we had done so much work physically.”

Guardiola may not “bring laptops out on to the training pitch” but Laporte is determined to learn under him and bring the drive to succeed that saw him leave home when he was 11 to go to a “sports school” during the week and also to overcome his doubts.

“I was always clear in my mind what I wanted to do,” says Laporte. “Becoming a footballer was a dream that is unattainable for most people. We were told that out of maybe 1,000, only one of us would make it.”

Defeat by Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup was a shock – “the truth is, we had a very bad night… and they played for their lives,” Laporte says – but now there is the League Cup final at Wembley. “Right now, the most important thing is what is ahead of us – a cup final,” he adds. “Winning it would be a great step forward for us. It would be great to get a trophy under our belts and then focus again on the league and try to maintPereira has signed a new deal with Manchester United.The midfielder has committed to 2023 with the option for another 12 months.Pereira said: “I have spent so long in Manchester that I now regard the city and the club as my home and I’m extremely hain the distance between us and seconhy to discuss transfers within the next few days. The Spaniard succeeded Unai Emery as Gunners boss last week and has immediately set his sights on bolstering his squad during the January transfer market. Asked about transfers ahead of the Boxing Dayd place and win that at some stage. Winning a trophy would definitely help the development of the team.”

Fred Jackson joins Thurman Thomas in Bills record book


During Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh, Fred Jackson became just the second player in franchise history to amass more than 4,000 yards rushing and 2,000 yards receiving (4,788 rushing 2,004 receiving), joining Thurman Thomas (11,938 4,341) in the Bills record book. Here’s a look at Jackson’s career to date:Originally signed to Bills practice squad on September 3, 2006 … played two seasons with the Sioux City Bandits of the United Indoor Football League where he was named league MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 … set a United Indoor Football League record with 1,770 yards and 53 touchdowns in 2005 … played in NFL Europa in 2006 with the Rhein Fire – led the team with 731 rushing yards.

• Became the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000 yards and total more than 1,000 kickoff return yards in the same season in 2009• Led the NFL with 2,516 (1,062 rushing 1,014 kickoff 371 receiving 69 punting) combined net yards in 2009, the fourth-most yards in a single-season in NFL history• One of two NFL players to rush for a touchdown, catch a touchdown pass and throw a touchdown pass (Joseph Addai)• Set career highs in carries (237), rushing yards (1,062), receptions (46) and receiving yards (371) in 2009• Rankings in the Bills record book:

o Rushing average, 3rd – 4.51 (1,061 attempts – 4,788 rushing yards) among rushers with 200-plus carrieso Rushing yards (career), 3rd — 4,788o Rushing averagsists they won’t dwell on defeat at Watford.Liverpool’s unbeaten run was brought to a juddering halt after 44 games – five short of Arsenal’s record run of 49 – by a Watford team battling against relegation in the biggest shock ofinsists he hasn’t joined Everton to sit on the bench.With Jordan Pickford firmly established as No.1 for both club and country, the Dane has so far been restricted to a watching brief since his summer arrival from Huddersfield Town.But he told Tipsbl the season so fare (season), 9th – 5.17 (2007) • Along with Marshawn Lynch (47 receptions), Jackson (37 receptions) combined for the most receptions of an NFL backfield duo in 2008… total ranks as the fourth highest output for a running back tandem in team history• Along with Lynch’s 1,036 yards rushing in 2008, Jackson (571) and Lynch became the 11th running back duo in team history to eclipse 1,000 and 500 yards in one seasoi is confident he’s over his injury problems from last season.The England midfielder is hoping that the hamstring and thigh muscle problems that plagued him last season have now been cured.Alli said: “It was obviously a difficult season for me in tn and first to accomplish the feat since Thurman Thomas (1,033) and Darick Holmes (571) in 1996

FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week – Week 10, 2012

: 212, 1/3/10 vs. IND: 33, 1/3/10 vs. IND: 80t, 10/16/11 at NYG: 2, three times, most recent 9/18/11 vs. OAK**

RECEIVINGReceptionsRec. YardsLong Rec.Receiving TDs

KICKOFF RETURNSAttemptsYardsLong*: 71, 11/1/09 vs. HOU

Arsene Wenger: I did not know who my captain was against Man City


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The Arsenal captaincy has taken on a ceremonial feel in recent seasons, with club captains Thoma director Eric Abidal was in Rijeka as Croatia beat Slovakia 3-1, with Petkovic scoring the hosts’ second.The 25-year-old has starred for Dinamo Zagreb this season, as well as bagging four goals in seven games from Croatia in Euro 2020 qualifying. Gis Vermaelen, Mikel Arteta and Per Mertesacker spending lengthy spells on the sidelines.

Since the start of the 2012-13 season, Arsenal’s captain has played in 86 of 262 games in all competitions.

During the same period, the injury-stricken Vincent Kompany has featured in 135, John Terry 166, while the various captains of Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United have appeared 170, 177 and 186 times respectively.

, the Arsenal manager clarified those intentions by stating he prefers personal evolution to revolution.

Wenger said: “That has nothing to do with you to change.  That is something to do with you to improve. My battle in my whole life is to improve and to be better. That is evolution, not change. Change is the heart of who you are. That’s difficult. Evolution? Yes.”

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis said on Sunday that Arsenal’s poor results over the past six weeks, which included a in the Champions League, had been a ‘catalyst for change’ at the Emirates.

were hastening their search for a ‘sporting director’ to either work with Wenger or smooth the transition should he depart.

The Frenchman defended Arsenal’s off-field structures however, saying: “I would like you to visit one day the club from now from what it is to club returned to the top-flight after beating Derby in the Championship play-offs last month.”I think we just need to take it the same way we did last year,” McGinn said.”We took it on a week by week basis and ended up doing well. Obviously, by the swhen it was when I arrived. You would say there is a structural change. I can still say ‘yes we do not win enough games’. Yes, yes ok I can always demand more.

“But as well as we have managed to combine investments, structural change without anybody putting one penny in – all only based on the quality of my work. And be consistent. If somebody in the next 20 years does much better, believe me I am very happy. But at least he has fantastic conditions: strong financg to soon call Chelsea star Eden Hazard a new teammate.Real are in advanced talks with Chelsea about a £115m deal for the Belgian, who struck twice for Wednesday night’s Europa League final victory over Arsenal.Ramos, who confirmed he will stay at Rial situation and good players.”

The future of Arsenal’s longest serving manager is yet to be completely resolved but Wenger maintains that keeping his players focused on the job at hand will not be an issue.

Wenger said: “The problem in our game today is that what is superficial is the heart of the debate and the things that are important nobody talks about.

“You never read about the performance of one individual person on the pitch, you read only about all the rest. Maybe the rest sells newspapers but it doesn’t really matter.”

Social media has been saturated with content about Arsenal fans fighting, hiring competing planes and even using a ‘Brexit Van’ to sloganise their views on the manager and board.

A handful of ‘protesters’ gathered outside Arsenal’s London training ground on Tuesday, one of them adorning an Alexis Sanchez mask, but Wenger gave them short shrift.

“I don’t know what to say. It is good that they can waste their day like that,” he retorted.

Arsenal are without Koscielny against West Ham due to the aggravation of a troublesome Achilles injury.

“I think he had an old Achilles problem that he maintains here by working,” said Wenger.

“He had that many times. When he goes with the French national team they work on different grounds, sometimes in hard surfaces and that made it worse.”

Wenger is confident Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey will pass late fitness tests and be available on Wednesday, as Arsenal look to close the gap on the Champions League places.

Goalkeeper Petr Cech is absent with a calf issue and with David Ospina doubtful due to a knock, Emiliano Martinez could deputise. 

Chelsea transfer rumours: Gonzalo Higuain linked with Stamford Bridge switch – but Costa’s going nowhere


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Izzet is reported as saying: "Mikel did enquire abouEcho says Rohl has left the club this summer and has returned to Germany.The reasons behind Rohl’s departure remain somewhat of a mystery but Hasenhuttl is believed to be untroubled by the development.Hasenhuttl will not be looking for a replacement t Besiktas, and there were talks, it all depends on what Besiktas’ board decide to do."

The agent also revealed that Mikel wants assurances of first-team football if he does decide to leave the Blues.

"Money is of course important but Mikel wants first-team football if he is to move."

Which would appear to be good news for Chelsea, considering that the happy chappy in the picture, , is according to entirely reputable source Wikipedia: "Known for his small stature, simple distribution, and reliable style of play, often drawing favourable comparisons with the former French international, ."

Does that remind you of anybody?

, of course! The tenacious French midfielder has been playing up a move to Chelsea all summer, and Mendy’s arrival would appear to increase his chances of sealing a move away from the King Power Stadium in time for the new season.

The latest rumour on the grapevine, according to numerous Frenchal Madrid fullback Dani Carvajal says they’ll go to Barcelona next week to win.The El Clasico will be held on DecemberWatford goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg has agreed a loan deal with Eredivisie side FC Emmen.The 21-year-old will join the Dutch team, who currently sit 12th in the league, until the end of the 2019/20 season. A regular for Sweden Under-21s, Dahlberg first signed for Watford in January 2018. 18 at the Nou Camp.”I want to go to the Camp Nou and win, the rest doesn’t matter to me,” Carvajal explained.”I try to avoid any ot sports papers, is that Chelsea will activate Kante’s £20million release clause early next week, almost immediately after the arrival of new manager, .