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The England winger wants the Gunners to challenge for the Premier League title

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At 2pm, British time, on Wednesday, Jose Mourinho manages the first game of his new regime at Chelsea, nine years after he took the reins at the club for the first time, with the same ambition to win everything, but a different way of going about it.

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As Arsenal arrive in Jakarta, Arsene Wenger refuses to discuss new bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers targets major transfers: 'We've improved the squad - now we must improve the team'

Four players have already arrived at Anfield, but a higher calibre of player is now required

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