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Reiss Nelson has already made a big impact this season, finding the net six times in the opening four games as he was named Premier League 2 Player of the Month. The 17-year-old midfielder came off the bench for the first team in last week's 3-1 win over Cologne and will hope to be involved again when Doncaster Rovers visit Emirates Stadium in the Carabao Cup. But when it comes to those six strikes, there is one which stands out above the rest his strike against Manchester City at the Emirates.

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Jack Wilshere completed 90 minutes for Arsenal against Doncaster last night, his first full game for the club since September 2014, when he played the entire 2-1 defeat to Southampton in the Capital One Cup (as it was back then). The England international has been beset by injury problems, and is currently on his way […]

Arsene Wenger says he’s pleased with Alexandre Lacazette’s adaptation to life in the Premier League although he admits the Frenchman is still coming to terms with the physicality of English football. Signed from Lyon for a club-record fee in July, Lacazette has netted twice in five appearances this season and demonstrated a willingness to defend […]

Arsene Wenger says that Jack Wilshere is close to being considered for Premier League action, and insists the 90 minutes he played against Doncaster last night will have helped his comeback from injury. The midfielder is still on his way back from a broken leg, but was the Gunners outstanding player last night against the […]

Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez played the full 90 minutes against Doncaster Rovers because he’s still building up his fitness having missed most of Arsenal’s pre-season preparations. Denying suggestions that he’s chosen to field the Chile international – who wanted to leave the club this summer – in the Europa League and Carabao Cup instead […]

Despite having only played last night, Arsenal’s pre-game press conference for Monday night’s clash with West Brom took place this morning. Arsene Wenger was on hand to provide the latest team news update, more based on the players who weren’t in action last night than those who were. Calum Chambers was taken off at half-time, […]

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger insists leaving Alexis Sanchez on the bench is based on the players fitness rather than transfers speculation.

Theo Walcott's first-half goal was just enough for Arsenal to get past League One's Doncaster Rovers. Craig Burley reacts to claims that Arsenal should operate without Sanchez and Ozil, saying one of the two is expendable. LONDON -- Arsene Wenger says he is not sending a message to Alexis Sanchez by starting him in cup competitions, adding he is only trying to get the Chile international back to full fitness. Wenger acknowledged that Sanchez was "not really fit" when he came back from his extended summer holiday -- having played in the summer's Confederations Cup with Chile -- but rejected the notion that he has kept him on the bench for Premier League games as punishment for pushing for a transfer this summer. The...

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says it never crossed his mind to swap Raheem Sterling for Alexis Sanchez. Deadline day has come and gone, and all the latest deals and potential deals can be found here, but there's plenty brewing in the market as clubs begin to look toward January. Sanchez-Sterling mega swap back on for January As the summer transfer window entered its final hours, speculation broke that Manchester City were prepared to sacrifice Raheem Sterling to acquire Alexis Sanchez in a swap deal. The Gunners refused to sell the Chilean in the end after failing to line up a replacement, but...

Theo Walcott's first-half goal was just enough for Arsenal to get past League One's Doncaster Rovers. LONDON -- Arsene Wenger gave former rival Alex Ferguson a warm welcome to the Emirates on Wednesday, before offering encouraging words to son Darren Ferguson about his Doncaster Rovers. The former Manchester United boss watched Arsenal's 1-0 win in the Carabao Cup from the executive seats after being invited by Wenger, and the two shared a friendly exchange before the match. Wenger and Ferguson engaged in some bitter feuds when Arsenal and Man United were perennial title rivals, but this was another...

The draw for the next round of the Carabao Cup has already taken place, which the FC panel dissect for solid match-ups. Theo Walcott's first-half goal was just enough for Arsenal to get past League One's Doncaster Rovers. LONDON -- Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere had an "ideal" return to full action in Wednesday's Carabao Cup win over Doncaster Rovers, but still needs to be eased gradually back into the first team. Wilshere was one of Arsenal's best performers in the 1-0 win at the Emirates and completed 90 minutes for the Gunners for the first time since September 2014 -- a three-year span interrupted by injuries and last season's loan spell at Bournemouth. Arsenal Doncaster Rovers 1 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats He looked like he'd never been away, though, running...

Speaking before his team's match against Doncaster at the Emirates on Wednesday, Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger say he is using the tournament to trial some of his newest players. He adds that his current set of young players are some of the best he has ever had 

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Doncaster’s manager will recreate a famous touchline pairing when he takes on Arsenal in the Carabao Cup. He discusses Wenger, Sir Alex’s advice and his Premier League ambitions

In his office overlooking Doncaster Rovers’ lush training pitches Darren Ferguson is telling a story that neatly illustrates how close his father, Sir Alex, and Arsène Wenger are these days. Ferguson Jr’s side play Arsenal on Wednesday night in a Carabao Cup tie that pits two famous managerial names against each other again.

Ferguson Sr and Wenger were sworn enemies during the late 1990s and early 2000s, when Manchester United and Arsenal duelled as English football’s pre‑eminent forces. The enmity, though, has faded and Wenger’s friendship with the retired Scot is borne out by the fact the Frenchman is helping Ferguson Sr to be at the Emirates to see his son’s side take on the Gunners.

Related: Football transfer rumours: Arsenal eyeing January deal for PSG’s Julian Draxler?

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Today’s fluff rose like a salmon

Neymar is unhappy. More than unhappy, in fact. He’s FURIOUS! He’s been in a right old mood ever since Edinson Cavani wouldn’t let him take a penalty against Lyon on Sunday, which follows on from Cavani not giving the Brazilian all his Lego, refusing to let him have the top bunk and refusing to hand over the last fish finger on his plate at dinner the other night, even though Neymar said please.

Seriously, didn’t this Cavani schmuck get the memo? What Neymar wants, Neymar gets. Otherwise it’s tantrum time! And it’s tantrum time now! Neymar is going to thcweam and thcweam and thcweam and stamp his feet and sulk and frown until Paris Saint-Germain placate him by chucking Cavani into a swimming pool full of sharks equipped with lasers. Or they could just agree to sell him, whatever. But the first option’s cool too. Just saying. Who’d dare take a penalty off Neymar after that?

Related: Rashford, Mbappé and Dembélé in contention for 2017 Golden Boy award

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• Teenager from Exeter City called up to face Nottingham Forest• Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck sidelined for at least a month

Antonio Conte has promoted Ethan Ampadu, the teenager signed from Exeter City over the summer, to his senior squad for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup third-round tie against Nottingham Forest, with Chelsea set to make a host of changes for the game at Stamford Bridge.

The Premier League champions are expected to field an all-Belgian front line of Eden Hazard, Michy Batshuayi and Charly Musonda, a 20-year-old forward whose previous involvement has been limited to cameos from the bench in the Community Shield and in the opening-day loss against Burnley. Dujon Sterling, a two-times FA Youth Cup winner, may also be in the squad, with Ampadu likely to start among the substitutes.

Related: Eden Hazard cameo underlines Chelsea's need for extra source of flair | Barney Ronay

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• Klopp says players often need move in order to make next step• Midfielder to make first start for Liverpool in cup at Leicester

Jürgen Klopp has claimed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s move from Arsenal came as “a kind of relief” to the England international.

The 24-year-old will make his first Liverpool start in the Carabao Cup tie at Leicester City on Tuesday, having made three substitute appearances since signing for an initial £35m on transfer deadline day. Oxlade-Chamberlain spent six years at Arsenal where Arsène Wenger cited a lack of self-belief as one of the reasons the midfielder struggled to establish himself at the Emirates Stadium.

Related: Philippe Coutinho on Barcelona ‘job offer’: ‘sometimes you get interested’

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