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Arteta and Gibbs give Arsenal double injury boost

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Arsenal have received a major boost ahead of their crunch game against Premier League champions Manchester City this weekend with their skipper Mikel Arteta and star left back Kieran Gibbs returning to training this week.

Arteta has missed three weeks of action after picking up an injury in the Gunners' Champions League play-off first leg in Turkey against Besiktas, while Gibbs has also spent a considerable amount of time on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.

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RVP eager to return to Manchester United

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Manchester United forward Robin van Persie has said that he is eager to play for the Red Devils and wishes to start alongside the club’s amazing summer acquisitions soon.

The Dutchman was quoted in The Daily Mirror, saying: “I can’t wait to go and train and play with the world class players we have signed - wow! That feeling, that we are going to perform well, has only got stronger after the buying of players over the last weeks. I find it very exciting, the arrival of all those new players. For me personally, it’s brilliant to go and play with some of the best players in the world. It’s great that I can go and train and play with them every day.”

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Chelsea target Irish prodigy

Chelsea FC are eyeing a move for Aston Villa wonderkid Jack Grealish, according to reports in the Daily Star.

Grealish came through the ranks of Villa and was impressive during his loan spell with League Two side Notts County. He subsequently returned to Villa this year and made his senior professional debut with the club as an 18 year old on 7th May 2014, coming on in the 87th minute to substitute Ryan Bertrand. He has already featured 3 times for Paul Lambert this season and his impressive performances in the middle of the park has caught Chelsea’s eye, who want the youngster to continue his development at Stamford Bridge.

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Van Gaal reaches out to United prodigy

Manchester United have gone through a sea change in playing personnel, since they handed over the club’s rein to Louis Van Gaal. The Dutch tactician has certainly not held back in terms of club spending, bringing in a host of established footballing superstars. It therefore stands to reason that players, who have worked hard to climb the club’s ladder from its youth system, will feel a tinge of alienation at the new manager’s top heavy tactics.

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Zola gives Mourinho a pat on the back

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Jose Mourinho’s summer transactions has received a certificate of commendation from Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola.

In excerpts of an interview carried in the London Evening Standard, Zola said, “I think it was very clever the way they used their money. They have a strong team, in every position they are very good. Chelsea look like they will be one of the teams to beat - but the Premier League is long and the tough moments will come."

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Chelsea handed major injury boost

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One of Chelsea's stars this season has been £32 million summer signing striker Diego Costa, but a recurrence of a hamstring injury suffered by the Brazilian-born Spaniard in Spain's 1-0 defeat to France had raised doubts about his availability to feature this coming week for the Blues when the Premier League returns to action.

Costa had a scan on his hamstring at the weekend and was sent home to London ahead of Spain's European Championship qualifying opener against Macedonia, a game that the reigning European Champions won comfortably enough 5-1, despite his absence.

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United star set to stage return

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Manchester United’s bumper summer buy Ander Herrera is set to stage a return to first team action soon, possibly playing in the club’s next Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers, with the player revealing the news on his personal Instagram page.

Herrera wrote: "Training hard and looking forward to this next game at Old Trafford!"

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