Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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The 19-year-old was calmness personified in the heart of Arsenal's defence against Besiktas on Tuesday night as the Gunners went in search of a vital victory in Istanbul

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The Turkish giants are deserved underdogs on home turf but have an organised and industrious team with the former Chelsea man providing the cutting edge

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Two of last term's top five forwards have jumped ship but, with Luis Suarez and Mario Mandzukic added into the mix, expect goals to come thick, fast and from all over in 2014-15

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COMMENT: Diego Simeone's side sold several of their best players but have also worked hard to renew their squad since winning La Liga last term and will be a force again

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The transfer window closes in under two weeks, and there are a number of clubs who could be set for miserable seasons unless they strengthen before the end of the market

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TALKING POINT: The Gunners face Besiktas in Turkey on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League qualification play-off but are they capable of going all the way?

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The Spanish midfielder was the best player on the pitch as Jose Mourinho's side brushed Burnley aside and the former Barcelona man will be key in his favoured central role

Monday, 18 August 2014

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The 24-year-old was impressive at left-back for Argentina at the World Cup and has also improved in the centre during his time with Sporting, though beware his disciplinary record

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The Uruguayan forward is set to make his non-competitive debut alongside the Argentine on Monday night and the two could hold the key to the club's success under Luis Enrique

Sunday, 17 August 2014

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Manuel Pellegrini's men never troubled top gear in beating Newcastle United 2-0 at St James' Park but still emerged from the toughest assignment of the weekend with three points

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The new 'SAS' scored the Reds' goals as they beat Southampton 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday despite an unconvincing performance in their Premier League opener

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Following a string of big-money moves during this summer's transfer window, Goal takes a look at how an amalgamated team with the priciest players in each position would look

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The Argentine showed flashes of promise on his first Premier League start in eight months but could not find a breakthrough before being replaced by Lewis Holtby

Saturday, 16 August 2014

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The new signing did more bad than good on his Premier League debut as Manchester United suffered another Old Trafford defeat reminiscent of the David Moyes era

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The 24-year-old has emerged as a surprise candidate for the Spanish giants in what could prove to be one of the most curious deals of the transfer window so far

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The injured Brazilian has endured an alarming downturn of form since March and has been on the receiving end of stinging criticism. Is it just a temporary decline?

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The Red Devils are struggling without the formidable duo of Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill, with Ed Woodward now in a race against time to save his reputation

Friday, 15 August 2014

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With just over two weeks until the 2014 market closes, how are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea and Europe's biggest sides faring?