Mesut Ozil to Manchester United Transfer Rumors Gaining Traction

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Mesut Ozil to Manchester United is the big, juicy transfer rumor making the rounds today. This isn’t the first time either. It’s a Sunday with just one game Premier League game on the schedule (Brighton and Hove Albion beat Newcastle United 1-0), so it’s transfer rumors that are receiving all the attention instead.

As you might have heard, over and over again, Ozil is out of contract at Arsenal when this season ends, and the Sunday edition of the Daily Mirror says he wants out, with Old Trafford able to snatch him up on a free transfer.

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Arsene Wenger says Financial Fair Play Will Change Within Next Year

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger commented on recent efforts by UEFA to have all clubs adhere to its Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. The manager, who may or may not have inside information on the matter, claims that changes to the regulations are to be made within the next 12 months.

It’s no secret that modern football is largely dominated by very rich clubs, who have the finances to employ the world’s top players and staff. Even so, most fans would also agree that certain regulations have to be put in place so that the competitions can offer enough of a fair chance to all participants.

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Manchester United Land Five on FIFPro World’s Best Team Nominees List

The World Players Union of footballers, FIFPro, will announce the globe’s best XI in London on October 23. Today they released the list of 55 players now under consideration for that elite of the elite team, and Manchester United lead the way among English Premier League sides with five players on the list.

Chelsea have four, Arsenal two, while Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur each have one. Shockingly, Manchester City were shut out from the FIFPro list, which is based on individual player performance during the 2016-17 season.

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Arsenal Will Be Without Danny Welbeck Through the International Break

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Due to a groin injury, Arsenal FC will be without forward Danny Welbeck for at least three weeks, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed in a news conference today. That means Welbeck will miss tomorrow night’s third round League Cup clash at home against Doncaster, Premier League fixtures at the Emirates against West Bromwich Albion (Monday night) and Brighton & Hove Albion (Oct 1), and their UEFA Europa League group stage away tie at BATE Borisov.

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David Luiz Red Card Controversy Headlines Goalless London Derby

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Chelsea hosted Arsenal today, and the two clubs battled to a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge. The main headline that emerged from the 0-0 London derby revolves around Chelsea defender David Luiz and his straight red card.

Here’s the challenge he made on Arsenal left back Sead Kolasinac. Have a look at the video below, and draw your own conclusions:

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal FC

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Chelsea FC have truly found their footing. Since their season opening defeat to Burnley they are undefeated. This run of form could be due to certain key players being brought back into the team after recovering from injury, or it could just be that the Burnley result was a wake up call. 

Whatever it may be, Chelsea FC head into this upcoming game just as determined as ever before.

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Chelsea FC Team News: Eden Hazard, Gary Cahill, Danny Drinkwater

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Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte held his weekly news conference a few hours ago, and in it he gave a few fitness and availability updates on some key players. The Blues welcome their bitter rivals Arsenal to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, in a fixture that will have heightened security due to the terrorist attack today on the London tube.

The IED explosion injured 29 people, and it occurred less than a mile from the stadium at Parsons Green.

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Antonio Conte Blames Red Cards for Chelsea’s Last Two Losses to Arsenal

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Chelsea welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, in a match that will now see heightened security, due to the terrorist attack today on a London tube train. The terror attack, which injured 29 people, occurred less than a mile from the stadium at Parsons Green.

Kickoff time is 13:30 local, and attendees are being asked to arrive much earlier than usual, in order to account for the additional time that will be needed to go through security measures.

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Arsenal vs FC Koln Crowd Problems Prompt UEFA Investigation

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UEFA announced on Friday that will be investigating the problems caused by the crowd last night at Arsenal’s 3-1 win over FC Koln. An estimated 20,000 FC Koln supporters came over from Germany to the Emirates Thursday night, despite only 3,000 actually having tickets. Reports indicate that 10,000 got in.

Obviously the Cologne based club’s fans where extremely amped about the team’s first European campaign in two and a half decades.

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Liverpool Target Timo Werner Speaks About Desire “to play at a big club”

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Liverpool football club and their fans might be on alert today with RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner discussing his desire “to play at a big club” publicly. Could Werner follow his teammate Naby Keita in a move to Anfield next summer? They would certainly have great chemistry together, and it’s a scenario that would get many Liverpool supporters very excited.

Timo Werner would be the perfect type of finisher to complement the Reds many attacking midfielders who can consistently create chances in the final third. This is the type of transaction that LFC Manager Jurgen Klopp should really be pursuing for next summer transfer window.

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Arsenal Star Mesut Ozil Linked with Move to Manchester United

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As you might have heard, once or twice or perhaps a few more times, Arsenal FC star Mesut Ozil is out of contract this summer. At the end of the season, Arsenal now run the risk of losing him on a free transfer at the conclusion of this season, should they not strike a deal with a suitor for his services.

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Paul Pogba #1, Romelu Lukaku #2 in Premier League Kit Sales

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It remains to be seen who wins the two editions of the Manchester Derby this season, but off the pitch, in marketing at least, United are dominant. Sports Direct UK released a list of the 30 most popular individual player shirt sales, and no one from the blue side of Manchester cracked the top 30

Meanwhile United can boast the top two, three of the top five and four of the top ten in individual player kit sales, with Paul Pogba leading the way.

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