Wenger expects more from Ozil

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects Mesut Ozil to be a standout performer in the 2015-16 Premier League season after the midfielder added "authority and steel" to his game.

Rodgers: Benteke a bargain

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident that new signing Christian Benteke will turn out to be a bargain, despite his hefty price tag.

Premier League friendlies wrap

There were mixed fortunes for the Premier League teams who continued their pre-season preparations on Saturday.

Mou: PL more difficult than ever

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes that the team that wins the 2015/16 Premier League title will lose significantly more matches than in previous seasons.

Odemwingie predicts tough opener

Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie expects a tough outing against Liverpool in their Premier League opener and has called on the squad to forget their impressive result against the Reds on the final day.

Negredo plays down exit talk

Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo says he is determined to succeed at the club amid rumours of a move back to the Premier League.

Can eyes midfield role

Emre Can says he hopes to tie down a regular midfield berth in the Liverpool starting lineup after spending most of last season filling in at the back.

Chelsea make Rahman bid

Baba Abdul-Rahman's agent has revealed Chelsea have made a £17.6 million offer for the Augsburg defender, and that his client is keen to make the move.

Zola: Balotelli would suit Qatar

Al Arabi coach Gianfranco Zola has suggested the Qatar Stars League as a possible destination for controversial Italian strikers Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano.

Jovetic completes Inter switch

Manchester City have confirmed that striker Stevan Jovetic has joined Inter Milan on an 18-month loan deal, with a view to a permanent deal.

Lambert signs for Baggies

West Brom have confirmed the signing of Rickie Lambert from Premier League rivals Liverpool on a two-year deal.

Remy targets regular role

Chelsea striker Loic Remy says he is determined to cement a place in the first-team following a quiet debut campaign in west London.

Spurs eye Bender move

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly set to make a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender as they seek to reinforce their midfield ranks.

Pastore: Di Maria wants move

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore is confident his international team-mate Angel Di Maria will join him at Parc des Princes this season.

Wenger: Shield no friendly

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists Sunday's Community Shield clash with Chelsea 'will not be a friendly' and remains unfazed by his poor record against Jose Mourinho.

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