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The Brazilian can fill the gap left by Alex Song and has qualities which Arsène Wenger will welcome with open arms

Arsenal are believed to be close to signing Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo

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Arsene Wenger is closing in on his first major signing of the summer with the £14m signing of Brazilian defensive midfielder

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Prom 34 – Kennedy, Palestine Strings, Orchestra of Life

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'Psychiatric units are places where the law is no longer valid,' says victim of miscarriage of justice released after seven years

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Gustl Mollath was committed to psychiatric care in 2006

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Pep Guardiola has already lifted a trophy as manager of Bayern - albeit the Audi Cup

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Pep Guardiola installs his own dressing room at Bayern Munich

New manager will have a separate changing room to the players in order to discuss matters with his coaching staff

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Robert Lewandowski claims to have been 'cheated' by Borussia Dortmund management

The striker was speaking to Polish newspapers when he claimed that promises made by the club have not been maintained

Transfer news: Pep Guardiola rules out any move to bring Chelsea defender David Luiz to Bayern Munich

Guardiola says there is 'not truth to the speculation' but questions still remain over Barcelona's interest

Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring against Real Madrid

Robert Lewandowski vows to give his all for Borussia Dortmund despite anticipated Bayern Munich move next summer

The Polish striker is in the final year of his contract and will be leaving Dortmund on a free transfer at the end of the season

Thiago Alcantara (r) challenges Sven Bender (l) during the 2013 German Super Cup

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Midfielder felt Guardiola's wrath after he witnessed his side concede two goals in as many minutes in the 4-2 German Super Cup defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern Munich's David Alaba and Mario Mandzukic celebrate their second goal

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Philipp Lahm opened the scoring in the 14th minute for a strong Bayern side

Risky business: Ryan Bertrand is focusing on his Chelsea career

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Bertrand opts to stay at club he joined as a 15-year-old from Gillingham in hope of being Cole's successor

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Thiago Alcantara reveals why he snubbed Manchester United for Bayern Munich

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