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Today's round-up, featuring Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and more!
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Today’s top stories:
Another win for Arsenal yesterday as they put three past Burnley, featuring a sublime scissor-kick goal by Oleksandr Zinchenko at the Emirates Stadium! FT Arsenal 3-1 Burnley [Pictures from beIN Sports]
Credit as well to Leandro Trossard, who is now on six goals this season and who is proving to be a key player for Arsenal. A smart signing last January for just £21m plus add-ons - a real bargain in this market.
How are Arsenal’s title prospects looking based on what we’ve seen so far? Fabrizio Romano shares his thoughts here.
📰 Julian Brandt is attracting interest from Arsenal ahead of January (Mirror)
Douglas Luiz continues to be linked with Arsenal, so what’s Aston Villa’s stance on the player? Fabrizio Romano with more info here.
Barcelona have shown an interest in Gabriel Moscardo, but can they afford him? Latest from Fabrizio Romano here.
Harry Kane was on the scoresheet AGAIN for Bayern Munich yesterday, with this superb effort captured by a fan in the stands. FT Bayern 4-2 Heidenheim [Pictures from Monteirao/X]
Harry Kane has become the first ever player to score 17 goals after 11 Bundesliga matchdays after his brace yesterday. The Bayern Munich striker has also already scored more goals than the Golden Boot winner in the Bundesliga last season!
Bournemouth moved out of the relegation zone with a win over Newcastle, with Dominic Solanke in fine form! FT Bournemouth 2-0 Newcastle [Pictures from Sky Sports]
Gabriel Moscardo: “I can confirm that there was interest from Chelsea few months ago, strong interest… but I want to help Corinthians get out of this situation. To tell you the truth, I have very little information, my father knows a few things.”
Where could Moscardo be moving to in January? Fabrizio Romano provides some exclusive info here.
Pep Guardiola on Cole Palmer’s choice to leave Man City for Chelsea: “I said to him, ‘Riyad Mahrez is leaving, you are going to get a chance here’. And he said, ‘No, I am not going to play here, I want to leave’. So I said, ‘OK, leave…’”
Andre Ayew has signed in as a new Le Havre player, joining as a free agent. Done, sealed.
Pep Guardiola on whether City have not wanted to sell a player to a rival club: “Never, ever.... I think that means you’re a small club. Big clubs wouldn’t have fear for what happens. If a player wants to go to Chelsea, or United, or Liverpool, what is the problem?”
Guardiola with big praise for Jack Grealish: “Grealish, great guy really. One of the best I’ve ever had. Everybody loves him. In terms of communities, charities, I saw one million examples of how he takes care of kids, old people, always stops to make signatures, has some really real connections…”
Victor Lindelof fired home the winner for Manchester United against Luton Town yesterday, making it four wins from their last five in the Premier League! FT Man Utd 1-0 Luton [Pictures from Man Utd/YouTube]
And for all the panic about Man United this season, Erik ten Hag has taken 96 points from his first 50 league games in charge of the club - more than Jurgen Klopp managed at Liverpool, and Mikel Arteta at Arsenal.
Andre Onana: “We will always be confident. We are Manchester United, the biggest club in the country. Yes, things are not going how we want to but we have to stay positive and calm.”
Erik ten Hag on Rasmus Hojlund injury: “In this moment I can’t say anything about it, I don’t know. We did an assessment, we have to wait for 24 hours what the conclusion is. Rasmus has scored five goals in the Champions League. He has confidence and the goals will come.”
Kieran Trippier spoke directly to Newcastle fans after the defeat to Bournemouth yesterday - “how many injuries have we got?”
📰 Frank Lampard is in the running for the managerial vacancy at Oxford United (Sun)
Endrick scored for Palmeiras once again last night - that’s now four goals in four games this November as he prepares to be the youngest player called up to the senior Brazilian national team squad. The 17-year-old will join Real Madrid in the summer.
A hat-trick yesterday, making it 15 goals in 15 games this season for Kylian Mbappe.
Speaking about his future after the game, Mbappe said: “Last summer trouble now forgotten? I focus on playing football as there are already too many rumours… I let you speak about other things, you do it well. I’m happy with hat-trick but I just want to help the team.”
Luis Enrique after Mbappe’s hat- trick: “I’m not really happy with Kylian today. I have nothing to say about the goals...But he can help the team more, in different ways. He’s world class player, we want more. I’m going to talk to him about it first, it’s private.”
Rangers have sent a new contract proposal to talent Ross McCausland for a deal valid until June 2027. McCausland impressed again in the Europa League in front of Premier League scouts, so now Rangers are pushing to tie him down as compensation fee would be £350k in the summer.
Rodrygo Goes: “Rodrygo and Vinicius are back. This is the duo the Madridistas want. If our fans are happy we're happy too. It was perfect game.” What a superbly skilful goal this was by Rodrygo for the fifth against Valencia yesterday! FT Real Madrid 5-1 Valencia [Pictures from ViaPlay]
Carlo Ancelotti: “Luka Modric should have started today, I've been unfair. This is what happens when you have such a quality squad.”
Florentino Perez: “Jude Bellingham, at only 20 is one of the best in the world. He’s called to mark an era here and be a future Real Madrid legend.”
Florentino Perez: “We have won 14 Champions Leagues, no club comes close. This Real Madrid jersey, side, harmony, community… the never say die attitude belongs to our fans worldwide. This is Sociological Madridismo.”
Ange Postecoglou on the defeat to Wolves: “It is always a tough game here and Wolves were always going to come on strong but we probably ran out of a bit of legs at the end there. That is understandable. A lot of those guys haven’t played and they scored a couple of good goals. Hard one for us to take but is what it is.”
James Maddison’s message to Spurs fans: “The rollercoaster that is football unfortunately. Will need a period of time away from the pitch to get this one right. See you in the new year Spurs fans, I’ll be back better and stronger for sure, promise you that.”