Robin van Persie hopes to ease the pain he has suffered throughout his career by winning the Premier League title for the first time.

Van Persie won the FA Cup just once during his seven years with Arsenal, but is on course to land the league in his first season as a Manchester United player.

Former Chelsea boss Gianluca Vialli is backing Gianfranco Zola to become the next manager of Chelsea.

Zola, currently in charge at Watford, is among the top contenders to take over at Stamford Bridge, with Jose Mourinho the favourite for the position.

Roberto Mancini has snapped up England youth international Denzeil Boadu from Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger informed the 16-year-old he was free to leave the Emirates Stadium, and the young midfielder is looking forward to expressing himself with Manchester City.

Michael Dawson is determined to kick start another unbeaten Tottenham run, starting with a win at Swansea on Saturday.

Spurs were undefeated for 12 games until consecutive defeats against Liverpool and Fulham, and Dawson wants to get the season back on track.

Barcelona will be without Pedro for 10 days after the forward was injured on international duty with Spain.

Pedro has an issue with his calf, and is the second Barcelona player to sustain a knock with Spain, after Jordi Alba strained his hamstring.

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