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Mathieu Debuchy excited by return of World Cup winners

Roberto Martinez

Everton vs Arsenal: Roberto Martinez excited to test his team against Arsenal

The sides meet in the late game on Saturday afternoon

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Mario Balotelli speaks to the press yesterday

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Malky Mackay remonstrates on the sidelines during Cardiff's 3-0 loss to Southampton

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REACTIONThe Italian is close to a £16m move to Liverpool
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Brendan Rodgers looks on from the sidelines
Liverpool boss makes amusing reference to previous denial of the transfer
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Mario Balotelli strips during City’s 6-1 win at United last season
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David Moyes gets soaked
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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew signs a Newcastle fans' shirt on the pre-season tour in New Zealand
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Barcelona have pinned their hopes on Luis Suarez giving them an edge in stemming the Real Madrid tide
COMMENTPete Jenson starts his preview of the Spanish season, which begins on Saturday, by explaining how Fifa’s transfer ban will affect Barcelona
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Lewandowski in action for Bayern Munich
PREVIEWKit HoldenThe new season kicks off in Germany on Friday - but will Bayern suffer their traditional World Cup hangover?
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England forward Lianne Sanderson celebrates after scoring the fourth England goal during the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup Group 6 Qualifier between Wales and England at Cardiff City Stadium on August 21, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales
MATCH REPORT4-0 victory over Wales secures place at next year's finals
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Joey Barton signs a baby’s shirt at QPR’s open day
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Portsmouth players Jack Whatmough (left) has claimed he 'looks nothing like' Arsenal's Jack Wilshere
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