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Salomón Rondón: ‘If I have a chance to sign again for Newcastle I will do it’

Dalian Pro striker on working with Rafa Benítez and being confined to a Chinese hotel for two months with barely a day offSalomón Rondón remembers his hairs standing on end when, wearing Newcastle’s No 9 shirt for the first time, he ran on to the St Ja…

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Salomón Rondón: ‘If I have a chance to sign again for Newcastle I will do it’

Dalian Pro striker on working with Rafa Benítez and being confined to a Chinese hotel for two months with barely a day offSalomón Rondón remembers his hairs standing on end when, wearing Newcastle’s No 9 shirt for the first time, he ran on to the St Ja…

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Jürgen Klopp hits back at Roy Keane and says Liverpool looked ruthless

Manager rejects Roy Keane’s claim his team were ‘sloppy’Klopp says he ‘loved every second’ of 3-1 win over ArsenalJürgen Klopp said he “loved pretty much each second” of Liverpool’s convincing 3-1 win over Arsenal and rejected suggestions from the Sky …

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José Mourinho says fixture pile-up will force Spurs to sacrifice Carabao Cup

Manager’s focus is on Europa League tie on ThursdayWeakened side likely for Chelsea League Cup tieJosé Mourinho believes Tottenham will have to sacrifice the Carabao Cup due to their packed fixture schedule, which he also suspects has contributed to So…

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Arsenal ready to compromise to get result at Liverpool, says Mikel Arteta

Gunners have conceded 20 goals in past five visits to AnfieldArteta: ‘I’m here to win. We have to be able to adapt’Mikel Arteta has admitted he and Arsenal have to compromise on some of their footballing principles to get results against the Premier Le…

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‘It’s a nonsense’: Newcastle’s Steve Bruce hits out at handball rule

Magpies drew 1-1 at Tottenham thanks to late penaltyEric Dier was penalised for handball after Andy Carroll’s headerSteve Bruce described the combination of VAR and football’s new handball rules as “nonsense” despite seeing it earn his Newcastle side a…

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‘Too far from his value’: Arsenal bid for Houssem Aouar rejected by Lyon

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says offer not high enoughPlaymaker is Mikel Arteta’s top transfer targetLyon have rejected a bid from Arsenal for the playmaker Houssem Aouar, according to the Ligue 1 club’s president. Jean-Michel Aulas.Aulas suggeste…

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Mikel Arteta tips Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah for England call-up

In-form striker has scored in his last two matchesArteta says club may still move in transfer marketMikel Arteta believes Eddie Nketiah will be on the brink of a senior England call-up if the in-form striker continues his impressive start to the season…

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Arsenal sign Iceland goalkeeper Alex Rúnarsson from Dijon

Club spends £1.8m on goalkeeper with five Iceland capsBackup for Bernd Leno given four-year contract Arsenal have confirmed the signing of the Iceland goalkeeper Alex Rúnarsson on a four-year contract from the Ligue 1 club Dijon.Rúnarsson arrives as Mi…

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The Fiver | Chelsea v Liverpool: when binary figures were seared into your retinas

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Remember the mid-2000s? If you do, you weren’t there. Or maybe you just have a series of binary figures seared into your retinas: 0-1, 1-0, 0-1, 0-0, 1-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0. That would mean you w…

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Arteta admits he doubted whether Aubameyang would stay at Arsenal

Manager says finances were one part of the issue‘I think Auba had his doubts at the time’Mikel Arteta admits he initially doubted whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would sign a new contract with Arsenal and that the player also had misgivings before be…

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Mourinho warns he has ‘too many players’ as Bale and Reguilón fly in

‘I don’t like the number of players I have in my squad’Tottenham manager outlines admiration for Danny IngsJosé Mourinho has said his Tottenham squad is overstocked and that he has “too many players” to manage comfortably as he prepares to bring in Gar…

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Intensity, pace and a sweet left foot: Arsenal’s Gabriel has the full package | Nick Ames

The Brazilian has made rapid strides in recent seasons and should add a presence his new club’s backline has sorely missedShortly after Gabriel Magalhães played his first and, as it turned out, only game for Dinamo Zagreb’s senior team he was called in…

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Tanguy Ndombele scores Tottenham winner at nine-man Lokomotiv Plovdiv

Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1-2 Tottenham HotspurHarry Kane also on target in Bulgaria Tottenham might hope Gareth Bale had better things to do than watch this. They got out of trouble against a limited Lokomotiv Plovdiv side but only after the Bulgarians implod…

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Emiliano Martínez joins Aston Villa from Arsenal in £20m deal

‘I suffered through my time at Arsenal,’ he saysVilla promise goalkeeper first-team placeAston Villa have completed the signing of the goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez from Arsenal on a four-year contract for £20m.Martínez has been promised first-team foot…

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Football transfer rumours: is Dele Alli set for Tottenham exit?

Today’s talk is going its separate waysThis transfer window needed a good Gareth Bale story and the Mill is mightily relieved that, in a world so fraught with anxiety and uncertainty, we can now anchor ourselves firmly to this one. In case you’ve been,…

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang commits to Arsenal with new three-year contract

Mikel Arteta holds on to key striker who is also club captainAubameyang gets big pay rise from previous £200,000 a weekPierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year contract at Arsenal, ending any lingering doubts about his future and ensuring …

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Emiliano Martínez not in Arsenal squad and Brighton join race to sign him

Aston Villa also want Martínez, who is valued at £20mMartínez impressed when deputising for fit-again Bernd LenoBrighton have have joined Aston Villa in the race to sign the Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez, who is understood not to be in the trave…

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Arsenal place trust in Mikel Arteta with promotion to first-team manager

Arteta and Edu will control all aspects of men’s first teamClub says Arteta’s ‘capabilities fit much better as a manager’Arsenal have handed Mikel Arteta significantly more power by promoting him from head coach to first-team manager, formally widening…

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What happened to Iceland’s heroes who stunned England at Euro 2016?

We look at three players who flourished and three who faded after the team’s extraordinary success four years agoJohann Berg Gudmundsson The winger came into Euro 2016 on the back of relegation from the Championship with Charlton, although he had joint…