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By Denise Evans

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  1. Finito!

    That's your lot for the day.

    Pretty tame stuff really, with regards to the press conferences.

    Here's a mini round-up for all you late-comers:

    • Mesut Ozil could play for Arsenal in Sheffield on Monday
    • Leicester's James Maddison is fit
    • Tottenham will 'fight' to turn form around, according to Eric Dier
    • Eriksen a doubt for Spurs game against Watford
    • Declan Rice fit for West Ham
    • Man Utd manager Solskjaer says "resources are there" to buy players
    • Paul Pogba & De Gea out injured for Old Trafford outfit
    • Leeds United mark 100-year anniversary
    • Today is Darren Bent's 'beach ball' goal 10-year anniversary

    Thanks for joining me today. Until next time (probably Friday)...

    Mesut Ozil
  2. Post update

    Sheffield United v Arsenal (Mon, 20:00 BST)


    Arsenal manager Unai Emery was asked when striker Alexandre Lacazette will be available to pay the full 90 minutes for the Gunners.

    "I do not know if he will be ready to play 90 minutes or the bench but we are going to decide in the next days, "he said

    "But it is really important that he has started to train with us.”

    Alexandre Lacazette
  3. 'I feel good about Ozil' - Emery

    Sheffield United v Arsenal (Mon, 20:00 BST)


    ‘With Mesut, this year started difficultly for him. In the last two or three weeks his training has improved. If he gives us a good feeling in training, he can play.," Arsenal manager Unai Emery said about former Gemany midfielder Mesut Ozil.

    "Before, there were other players ahead of him in training. Now, I feel really good about him’.

    Earlier in the season, Emery said that "other players" deserved places in the squad ahead of the 31-year-old.

    Unai Emery and Mesut Ozil
  4. Post update


    Stand by your beds, Gunners Unai Emery quotes are in coming.

    And they're about outcast Mesut Ozil.

  5. BreakingPaul Gascoigne also cleared of assault by beating

    Paul Gascoigne has also been found not guilty of ‘assault by beating’ - after he kissed a stranger on a train between Darlington and Durham in August 2018.

    Here's the updates on England legend Paul Gascoigne being cleared on both counts he was charged with.

  6. 'Connolly needs protecting' - Potter

    Aston Villa v Brighton (Sat 15:00 BST)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton boss Graham Potter says 19-year-old Aaron Connolly needs to be protected following his rapid rise from academy prospect to making his debut for the Republic of Ireland.

    He also scored a brace against Tottenham on his Premier League debut.

    "He's had quite a couple of weeks, hasn't he? We have to look after him, make sure that he has a long successful career," said Potter.

    "But he was great in the (Spurs) game for us, not just his goals, I thought his overall contribution to the team was really good, pressed well, defended well.

    "And then just for him to get that international debut, it's fantastic for him - disappointed obviously for him and the Irish boys that the result wasn't what they wanted."

    Aaron Connolly
  7. Post update

    Leicester City v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Leicester City

    Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers on Saturday's opponents, Burnley: "They’re super organised and they’ve got very good players. "We anticipate a tough game.

    "We’re at home though and we love being at home."

    On his side's start to the season: "We’ve played five of the top seven from last season so far and we’re in the top four. We’ve played well and we'll keep improving.

    Brendan Rodgers
  8. Injury news: Jóhann Berg Guomundsson OUT; Cork, Barnes doubts

    Leicester City v Burnley (Sat, 15:00 BST)


    Burnley manager Sean Dyche has confirmed that Jóhann Berg Guomundsson faces “weeks” out with a serious hamstring injury suffered on international duty with Iceland.

    Late decisions will be made on the fitness of Jack Cork (shoulder) and Ashley Barnes (groin).

    Erik Pieters back in training and is available for selection.

    Danny Drinkwater not fully fit.

  9. Meanwhile...

    Sheffield United v Arsenal (Mon, 20:00 BST)

    Sheffield United

    • The Blades have beaten Arsenal only three times in their last 20 meetings in all competitions, stretching back to 1981.
  10. Did you know?

    Sheffield United v Arsenal (Mon, 20:00 BST)


    • Arsenal have not won away in the league since beating Newcastle United on the opening weekend (D2 L1).
    • The Blades have lost their last three home games.
    • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one goal shy of his 50th goal for Arsenal in all competitions (49 in 75 games).
    • Arsenal have kept only two clean sheets in away league games under Unai Emery.
  11. Post update

    Still holding out for Sean Dyche and Unai Emery press conferences before the end of my shift at three.

    Anyone still with me?

  12. Injury news: Jota the only injury

    Aston Villa v Brighton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Aston Villa

    Aston Villa manager Dean smith has confirmed that Jota Peleteiro is the only injury doubt for Saturday's game against Brighton.

    Almost a full set there Villa fans, almost.

  13. Post update

    Tottenham v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    "I'm proud of Harry, he conducted himself with dignity," Mauricio Pochettno said of Harry Kane, who was captain of England when the players suffered racist abuse in Bulgaria on Monday

  14. 'Mings put in an assured performance' - Smith

    Aston Villa v Brighton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Aston Villa

    "I'm extremely proud to see one of my players to make his debut for England. It was an assured performance," Aston Villa manager Dean Smith on defender Tyrone Mings' debut for England against Bulgaria on Monday.

    "It was like he was playing for Villa as he was organising players around him, he played his part in a good result."

    On the racist abuse of England players in Sofia: "Tyrone has come back here and not said too much about it. I can only sing his praises but it's that personalty and character and having met him and brought him here, it doesn't surprise me how he handled the whole situation."

    "He's intelligent and articulate."

    "If a player thinks it is right to walk off, then they all walk off together. But Tyrone would have lost his debut and the scorers would have lost their goals. Tyrone made it knows to the official that he was getting abused."

    Tyrone Mings
  15. 'I believe in my Spurs players' - Pochettino

    Tottenham v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Mauricio Pochettino does not agree with the view that Spurs need to change the squad in January.

    "I don't believe. I believe in the players we have that are in Tottenham today. I respect the opinion of people who say we need to change," Pochettino added.

    "But if it is my decision, I am going to stick with the players because they have quality."

    Mauricio Pochettino
  16. 'Let's fight through this' - Dier

    Tottenham v Watford (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier has reflected on his side's dismal defeat by Brighton last time out, and what Spurs players can do to turn their season around.

    "To be honest, after Brighton, I wanted to play again the next day,” he told his club's official website.

    “At the same time, it gives you time to settle and put your emotions in the right place. Hopefully that’s what we’ll do, and we can all push through this as a Club. We need everyone - players, staff, fans - to stand up and push through this."

    “I really feel the mentality in the building is ‘let’s fight through this’. I don’t want us to be one of those teams that allows a situation like this escalate and eventually bring us down. I want us to all stand up and push through it and that’s the feeling from everyone here."

    Eric Dier and Spurs team-mates