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Video: Simon Rice and Jack de Menezes look ahead to Liverpool's huge test at the Bernabeu

Andre Villas-Boas has a new-look Tottenham team this season

Andre Villas-Boas doubts his new-look Tottenham team will win the Premier League this season

Spurs signed seven players over the summer

Gareth Bale in action for Wales

Real Madrid warned that playing Gareth Bale for 90 minutes would be 'dangerous'

Wales manager Chris Coleman urges Spanish club to ease new signing in

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shows England's frustration on Wednesday

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Phil Jones accused of 'apathy' towards England Under-21s

Former manager Stuart Pearce hits out at some youngsters - including Gareth Bale

Mesut Ozil has been presented as an Arsenal player

Santi Cazorla baffled why Real Madrid agreed to sell 'spectacular' Mesut Ozil to Arsenal

The Germany international joined on deadline day for £43m

Gareth Bale spoke about his injury problems when a young player with Southampton

World Cup qualifier: Wales v Serbia match preview

A look ahead to tonight's World Cup qualifier at the Cardiff City Stadium

Gareth Bale (L) in training and Wales boss Chris Coleman (R)

Wales v Serbia: Gareth Bale set to be introduced from the bench for World Cup qualifier

The Real Madrid winger has not played a competitive game this season

Giovanni Trapattoni looks set for an exit as Republic of Ireland coach unless he can perform a miraculous turnaround

Giovanni Trapattoni accepts Republic of Ireland days are numbered with hope dwindling

Only an unlikely run of results can save the Italian while Wales and Scotland play for pride

Mesut Ozil

Transfer news: 'World class' signing Mesut Ozil can take Arsenal to the next level claims defender Kieran Gibbs

Gibbs believes the addition of the Germany international is a statement of what the Gunners want to achieve this season

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Transfer news: Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao reveals he has no regrets over collapsed move to Manchester United

Portuguese defender claims he is already at the best club in the world and is determined to fight for his place in Carlo Ancelotti's side

Gareth Bale (L) in training and Wales boss Chris Coleman (R)

Chris Coleman admits Gareth Bale is still not fit to start for Wales ahead of World Cup qualifier against Serbia

Wales boss claims he has a responsibility to think of the long-term ramifications if Bale was to return to Real Madrid with a further injury after going for a groin scan

Zinedine Zidane has claimed £86m for Gareth Bale is 'incomprehensible'

Transfer news: Zinedine Zidane claims £86m for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is 'incomprehensible' after Tottenham switch

Former world-record transfer Zidane believes the fee is too much for any player although he is looking forward to helping Bale develop to his full potential

Mesut Ozil in training for Germany

Mesut Ozil claims he would have joined Arsenal 'for free' after crucial phone call with Arsene Wenger

Manager spoke to Ozil in German to put trust back into the 24-year-old

Gervinho has criticised his former manager Arsene Wenger over his lack of playing time at Arsenal

Transfer news: Gervinho hits out at Arsene Wenger over his unsuccessful spell with Arsenal

Forward joined Roma in the summer after an unsuccessful two years at the Emirates

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From Bald to Bale – a tale of two Saints

David Armstrong's life is a world away from the Galactico's

Gareth Bale deserves the huge wages he earns at Real Madrid

The Last Word: Gareth Bale deserves going rate for his job – that’s entertainment

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