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The 33-year-old set for a return to the Premier League from Fenerbahce

Tomas Rosicky trains with Arsenal

Champions League: Fenerbahce determined to secure first-leg lead against Arsenal

The sides meet in Turkey tomorrow in the first-leg of their qualifier

Yohan Cabaye

Transfer news: Newcastle reject Arsenal offer of £10m for midfielder Yohan Cabaye

3-1 defeat on Saturday has led to large areas of the fans calling for significant money to be spent on the squad but Cabaye will do little to calm the Gunners defensive crisis

Olivier Giroud celebrates his goal against Aston Villa

Transfer news: Arsenal must make signings before the window closes admits Olivier Giroud

26-year-old is the latest Gunner to speak out over the lack of signings this summer and wants to see new faces in the squad even if it impacts on his own first team chances

The Sport Matrix: Monday 19 August 2013

Mourinho begins with a win to bring buzz back to Bridge

The sporting week ahead (18/08/13)

Today

Arsene Wenger has promised Arsenal fans that the club will remain active until the end of the transfer window

Arsenal v Aston Villa: Arsene Wenger not expecting 'presents' from Premier League rivals in title race

The Gunners kick off their season tomorrow at the Emirates

Arsene Wenger remains interested in signing Luis Suarez

Transfer news: Arsene Wenger will continue attempts to sign Luis Suarez despite Liverpool plans to keep him

Reds' owner John W Henry's comments regarding the move as 'ludicrous' have not deterred the Gunners in their pursuit of the Uruguyan

Dirk Kuyt joined Fenerbahce from Liverpool last year

Champions League: Arsenal’s opponents Fenerbahce face European expulsion

Gunners could lose the tie, then be reprieved by CAS

<b>In second place... </b><br/><br/>
<b>LIVERPOOL</b><br/>
<b>Away kit</b><br/>
Liverpool's away kit has been among the most heavily criticised ahead of the start of the season. Some have described it as akin to a Christmas jumper - which will perhaps be apt during the festive fixture pile-up - but for the rest of the season it'll just look daft.
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<b>Reaction on Twitter...</b><br/><br/>
@ThisBipolarBear2h<br/>
The Liverpool away kit seems to be based on a Space Invaders clone from the mid 80s.
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@MD_Gooner
I don't blame Suarez for wanting to leave Liverpool... Who would want to be seen wearing their new away kit?

Poll results: Liverpool away kit is NOT the worst strip of the new season

But which club does come out on top in our poll?

New West Brom signing, Diego Lugano

Transfer news: West Bromwich Albion sign Uruguayan international defender Diego Lugano from PSG

The 32-year-old is considered a coup for the club and will bring a wealth of experience to the Hawthorns

Transfer news: Andre Santos leaves Arsenal as he makes free transfer to Flamengo

Left-back returns to Brazil after a difficult spell for the Gunners in a move that cost them £6.8m in 2011

Neil Lennon is at the centre of celebrations after Celtic clinch the title

Champions League: Celtic will play either Elfsborg or Daugava Daugavpils in qualifier

A trip to Sweden or Latvia awaits the Scottish champions

Wayne Rooney has two years left on his current deal
QPR striker Jay Bothroyd

QPR begin summer clearout by releasing striker Jay Bothroyd

Bothroyd moved to Loftus Road in 2011 on a free transfer from Cardiff

Didier Drogba pictured during the Istanbul derby

'You call me monkey but you cried when Chelsea beat Fenerbahce': Didier Drogba hits back at racist abuse

The Galatasaray striker was targeted in the Istanbul derby

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