Wenger: I recommended Saints to Puel

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recommended Southampton to compatriot Claude Puel, whom he faces in Wednesday’s EFL Cup quarter-final. Puel took over at St Mary’s in the off-season, following the departure of Ronald Koeman to Everton. The 55-year-old played under Wenger at Monaco over 20 years ago, but the Arsenal boss claims that friendship has been

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Bilic: Mourinho kicked the bottle too well!

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has suggested that Jose Mourinho put himself in more serious trouble by kicking a water bottle too cleanly in his touchline tantrum last Sunday. The Manchester United manager has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after he was sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss during

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Coutinho out until January, Klopp confirms

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is facing more than five weeks out of action after sustaining an ankle injury in Saturday’s Premier League win over Sunderland, manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed. The Brazil international was sent for a scan at Spire Hospital on Merseyside after being substituted during the first half of the 2-0 victory at

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Klopp: We can cope without Coutinho

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists his team can deal with the absence of injured star attacker Philippe Coutinho. The Brazil international is facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury during Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday. Coutinho has made a brilliant start to the season, scoring

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European absence a huge help, says Hazard

Eden Hazard feels Chelsea’s failure to qualify for European football is proving a huge advantage in the Premier League title race. After finishing 10th in a miserable 2015-16 season, Chelsea are not in the Champions League or Europa League this time around – unlike the majority of their rivals for domestic glory. Manager Antonio Conte

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