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ARSENAL powered up the table to third in the Premier League after a 1-0 win at home to Bournemouth.
And it was David Luiz who scored the only goal of the match with his first notch for the club – but Reiss Nelson will not be heading away with the England U21s for the international break as he recovers from a knee problem.
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NICOLAS PEPE is similar to Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Lille sporting director Luis Campos.
He told Sky Sports: “In my opinion one of the characteristics of a top, top player is that they like football.
“I remember working with Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe. They know everything about football. Mbappe knew all the results of the second division in France.
“Nicolas Pepe is like that. He's another example of the importance of a player liking football.”
DANI CEBALLOS has hinted he wants to turn his Arsenal loan spell to turn into a permanent deal.
The 23-year-old has been a huge hit at the Emirates since joining in the summer, with the Spanish midfielder featuring in all 11 games this season.
Speaking ahead of Spain's Euro 2020 qualifier against Norway, he said: “Going to Arsenal has been a very important step in my career.
“I don’t feel sorry for not being in Madrid. Right now I am where I want to be and I am very happy.
“My idea was to go out, play and enjoy football. In the previous two years I had not done so. My goal is only to work to keep doing things right.
“I have eight months left at Arsenal, I can only thank them for the confidence that the coach and fans have placed in me, who have already made me a song. I am very happy there and I hope to continue for a long time.”
SIR ALEX FERGUSON has paid a touching tribute to his old managerial rival Arsene Wenger.
Former Arsenal boss Wenger was guest of honour in London last night to receive an honorary award from the Nordoff Robbins charity.
And though he could not attend in person, ex-Manchester United boss Ferguson made time to send a special video message to his old foe.
Ferguson said: “Hey Arsene, first of all I’m sorry I’m not there tonight. I’d have loved to have been there for you to be honoured by Nordoff Robins.
“It’s a fantastic charity and I’m really proud of you taking part in it.
“But most of all, for the career you had as a manager at Arsenal – absolutely fantastic.
“You are an absolute legend, and that’s why it’s called Legends tonight.
“So once again, I loved the competition against you, we had some great times and it’s wonderful you are getting the award tonight.
“So good luck, my blessings with you.”
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