Sport Ross McCormack of Leeds United challenges Birmingham City's Dan Burn during Leeds 4-0 victory on Sunday

Scotland international has been left out of pre-season tour to Italy

Bacary Sagna, Dimitar Berbatov and Per Mertesacker

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Wenger also rejects that Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler was spotted at the Gunners' training base earlier today and explains his desire to get rid of the January transfer window

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey goes down injured with a thigh strain in win at West Ham.

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey set for comeback from injury against Fulham after nearly a month on the sidelines

The in-form Welshman suffered a thigh strain during the Boxing Day win over West Ham

Steve Sidwell v Ki Sung-Yueng: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Fulham and Sunderland

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Steve Sidwell v Mark Noble: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Fulham and West Ham United

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' midfielders ahead of the Premier League meeting at Craven Cottage on New Year's Day

Scott Parker smashes home the winning goal in Fulham's 2-1 win over Norwich City

Norwich City 1 Fulham 2 match report: Scott Parker grants timely gift to new regime

Norwich had taken the lead through Gary Hooper but Pajtim Kasami and Parker boosted Fulham's hopes of survival

Finishing touch: Kevin Miralles puts the gloss on the result with Everton’s fourth goal in the final minute, against a much-improved Fulham

Everton 4 Fulham 1 match report: Leon Osman keeps home fires burning

Long-serving midfielder sets Martinez’s men on the way to another Goodison triumph

Romelu Lukaku v Dimitar Berbatov: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Everton and Fulham

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Robin van Persie pictured in the defeat to Newcastle

Scott Parker v Ashley Westwood: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Fulham and Aston Villa

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Sascha Reither v Kyle Walker: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Fulham and Tottenham

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Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado kicks the advertising boards in frustration during the Premier League draw with Manchester United

Fulham v Tottenham: Struggling striker Roberto Soldado admits he needs to score more than he has done but promises to come good

The Spaniard spoke of his disappointment at not finding the back of the net more often but remains convinced the goals will start flowing soon enough

A view of Old Trafford

Manchester United could earn up to £17m by selling the rights to Old Trafford - but the Etihad Stadium is worth more according to recent figures

The two Manchester clubs take up nearly half of the overall sponsorship money if each premier League club sold the naming rights to their stadium

West Ham striker Carlton Cole scores against Fulham in the Premier League

West Ham 3 Fulham 0: Carlton Cole eyeing contract extension and hopes goal against Cottagers is the first of many

Cole came off the bench to score the Hammers' second goal and hopes to prolong his stay at the club having initially been released in the summer

West Ham United v Fulham preview: Team strengths, tactics and stats

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Mark Noble v Scott Parker: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between West Ham United and Fulham

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