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Danny Welbeck out for a 'period of months' after undergoing surgery, questions over lack of Arsenal transfer activity set to increase

Injury will magnify Arsenal's failure to sign a new striker during the transfer window

Jose Mourinho at a photo call for a new sponsor

Jose Mourinho looks far from 'delighted' as Chelsea announce new sponsorship deal

The Blues manager struggled to raise a smile during a photo call

Mesut Özil gestures during the win over Palace

Mesut Ozil says if he is to win Ballon d'Or he must be 'more egotistical' for Arsenal

The Germany international wants to be recognised alongside the very best

Arsenal Champions League squad: Petr Cech the only winner in Arsene Wenger's side

Gunners lodge group stage squad with Uefa

Papy Djilobodji

Papy Djilobodji not included in Chelsea Champions League squad, Jose Mourinho takes risk with just six defenders

Deadline-day signing will play no part in group stage of the European competition

Anthony Martial and his Manchester United shirt

Anthony Martial debut: Manchester United signing could play against Liverpool

£36m signing available for late kick-off against arch rivals on Saturday 12 September

Anthony Martial
Pogba could join Eden Hazard as Chelsea’s top earners

Paul Pogba to Chelsea: Jose Mourinho warned by Juventus that midfielder could cost more than £73m

Serie A side confirm receiving offers from 'important clubs'

CoCo Vandeweghe

CoCo Vandeweghe smashes racket, then smashes it some more after crowd boo her at US Open

The American was furious with her performance

Andy Murray celebrates his win over Nick Kyrgios

US Open 2015 order of play: Andy Murray in action against Adrian Mannarino on Thursday

Scot bidding for place in third round

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