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Santi Cazorla apologises to Spurs fans

Santi Cazorla has apologised for any offence caused after a picture circulated on Twitter of him holding a sign insulting club rivals Tottenham …

Radamel Falcao ruptures knee ligaments, will miss World Cup

One of the most dynamic strikers in the game will miss this summer's World Cup after damaging ligaments in his knee<p>The worst fears surrounding Radamel Falcao's knee injury suffered on Wednesday came true on Thursday as it was confirmed the Colombian striker will miss the World Cup with ligament …

Scandal surrounding Neymar's transfer to Barcelona grows

A report published in El Mundo combined with a court investigation apparently has Barcelona club president Sandro Rosell on the verge of resigning his position.<p>It's a been a busy week for Barcelona on and off the field. On the field the title race continues to tighten while the team is on the verge …

Sergio Busquets doubt for Spain

Sergio Busquets is a serious doubt for Spain’s World Cup qualifier against Finland after injuring a thigh in Sunday night’s 3-2 win at …

SPAIN vs FINLAND: Ramos, Iniesta, Casillas Punked | GK TRICK SHOTS w/ Lassi Hurskainen, Ep 6

Buckingham Palace to host match

Buckingham Palace will host a match between two of England's oldest amateur clubs as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary …

Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao's loan move to Manchester United fails

Manchester United's last-gasp deal to tempt left-back Fabio Coentrao from Real Madrid on a season-long loan has failed.<p>Having missed out on England fullback Leighton Baines, <b>United</b> manager David Moyes turned his attentions to Portuguese international Coentrao.<p>It seemed he had pulled off an amazing …

Sergio Busquets out of Spain squad

Sergio Busquets is to miss Spain’s World Cup qualifier in Finland on Friday with a thigh injury, while Manchester City’s Javi Garcia and Real …

'Man United wanted Wesley Sneijder'

Manchester United failed in a bid to sign Wesley Sneijder in the final weeks of the transfer window, according to Galatasaray.<p>United endured a …

Mesut Özil claims Real Madrid showed lack of faith in his ability, but he feels wanted at Arsenal

Mesut Özil has hit out at Real Madrid by saying that his former club forced him to seek a move away after showing a lack of faith in his ability, just when he was preparing to begin his fourth season at the Bernabéu.<p>The 24-year-old German international, signed by <b>Arsenal</b> on transfer deadline day for …

Mesut Ozil 'escaped Real circus' - media

Mesut Ozil’s shock move to Arsenal has been greeted with excitement and relief in the German media, which branded his former club Real Madrid a …

Osasuna fires head coach Jose Luis Mendilibar

Los Rojillos began the season with three straight loses and the team's board decided it was time to make a change in hopes of turning things around.<p>Considering Osasuna's awful start to the season, it's not really surprising that the club announced the firing of head coach Jose Luis Mendilibar on …

Mesut Özil's £42m move to Arsenal sealed with one phone call from manager Arsene Wenger

There can be no single occasion during the entire 17 years of Arsène Wenger’s tenure at Arsenal when having a multilingual manager has been more useful.<p>After months of on-off negotiations, the club’s chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, was made aware on Saturday that <b>Real Madrid</b> would be willing to sell …

Father of Gareth Bale's girlfriend on remand in US

The father of Gareth Bale’s girlfriend is on remand in a US prison after being extradited over a £3million fraud case, it has been reported.<p>Bale, who this week become the world’s most expensive footballer, has had his childhood sweetheart Emma Rhys-Jones at this side during his rise to fame.<p>But …

Isco accepts competition for places

Real Madrid midfielder Isco is resigned to taking his place on the bench in Spain's friendly against Finland this weekend, but is hopeful of …

Mesut Özil brings long-suffering Arsenal intelligence and quality

The German's hefty price tag is justified by his incredible creative output<p>This was the transfer window in which Arsenal finally promised their fans a break from the prudency that has characterized the past decade. Ivan Gazidis pledged to bring in a "marquee" player, someone who can drag the club …

Failed move disappoints Bendtner

Nicklas Bendtner revealed his disappointment of not being able to secure a move away from Arsenal during the summer transfer window, but admits he …

Outlook dire for young English players after window shuts on their Premier League dreams

Records were broken. Hearts will be next. Another calamitous transfer window for the young English footballer closed with Tom Carroll – a player picked out by Roy Hodgson as an example of thwarted talent – moving on loan from Tottenham Hotspur to Queens Park Rangers of the Championship.<p>None of the …

Summer transfer window 2013: club-by-club verdict on how the Premier League clubs fared

Telegraph Sport looks at how the 20 Premier League clubs fared in their dealings during the summer transfer window.<p><b>Arsenal</b><p>After a worrying few weeks the picture looks a little rosier. Mathieu Flamini’s versatility will be useful whilst Mesut Özil’s class will find a fitting home. Still short up …

The artist formerly known as Mesut Özil can't transform Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has rightly been heralded as a potentially game-changing transfer for Arsenal, but the happiness may be as the result of a symbolic change rather than a practical one.<p>The stereotype of Arsenal fans as bipolar is by now well-established, but rarely have we seen a better example of it than …

Premier League breaks transfer record

The Premier League has led its European rivals on a record-breaking summer spending spree with British clubs outlaying £630 million in the transfer …

Ozil windfall for lowly former club

Fourth-tier Rot-Weiss Essen is one of three German clubs in line to benefit from Mesut Ozil's record-breaking €50 million move to Arsenal.<p>Ozil …

Kaka: Real among best parts of my life

Kaka has said he views his time at Real Madrid as one of the highlights of his life despite the “difficult moments” he endured prior to his return to …

Aguero: City must learn from failures

Sergio Aguero believes Manchester City must admit and accept their own shortcomings if they are to avoid repeating the mistakes of last season.<p>The …

Key World Cup qualifiers: in pictures - Telegraph

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Joachim Low criticises 'incomprehensible' Real Madrid decision to sell Mesut Özil to Arsenal

Germany coach Joachim Low has criticised Real Madrid for selling Mesut Özil to Arsenal as "incomprehensible", although he feels the attacking midfielder will benefit from the move.<p>Özil joined the Gunners on transfer deadline day, claiming he felt <b>Arsenal</b> coach Arsene Wenger had more faith in him …