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Ozil: Arsenal’s title challenge starts on Saturday



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In his first press conference for Arsenal, since joining the North London club on the transfer deadline day from Real Madrid for a club-record transfer fee, Mesut Ozil has vowed to give all to end the club’s eight year trophy drought.


The 24-year-old said he is happy to have joined Arsenal and hailed Arsene Wenger as a great manager. Further, he stated that he feels trusted at this new environment, a major reason why he chose to join this club.

He said as quoted in the Guardian:

“Arsenal is a very well-known club, a very successful club with very young players, and the young players develop very well here,”

“I cannot promise to win trophies, but I can promise that as a team we will give our all to win trophies.”

With midfielder Tomas Rosicky suffering a thigh injury on international duty, Ozil could make his debut against Sunderland on Saturday. The German international says he is more than prepared to face the physical nature of the league.

Glen Johnson’s injury is not serious 

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has revealed today that his injury is not as bad as initially thought. The England defender tweeted:

“Injury doesn’t seem as bad as first thought, hopefully be back sooner than originally expected. Thank you everyone for the ‘Get well’ messages.” 

(Full Report: Daily Mail)

Hull City owners courts Controversy 

Hull City owner Assem Allam, who has been hailed as a saviour for taking over a sunken Hull City in December 2010, says he wanted a powerful name for marketing purposes, but now facing the wrath of the fans as the club facing an identity crisis.

(Full Story: David Conn, The Guardian)

Priceless Marek Hamsik 

According to Napoli and former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, midfielder Marek Hamsik worth more than Real Madrid’s new signing Gareth Bale.

(Full Story: AS )

Chelsea 2.0: Mourinho’s blueprint for a youthful future

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has stressed the need to harness the young talents of the club. (Full Story: A Bola)

Fernando Llorente to Real Madrid? 

Juventus striker Fernando Llorente could join Real Madrid on loan in January according to FIFA accredited agent Francois Gallardo.

He said “Fernando Llorente could get transferred to Real Madrid and play in the Champions League, as he is not getting minutes with Juve,”

(Read Full Story here: Football Italia )

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