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Afternoon Football Report: August 23

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Bacary Sagna says Arsenal must carry their superb display at Fenerbahce into Saturday's Premier League clash at Fulham.

Sagna has called on his Gunners team-mates to quickly turn their attentions from Champions League success to getting their domestic campaign up and running.

Romelu Lukaku says he would embrace competition for places if Chelsea were to agree a deal for Wayne Rooney.

The Blues are set to offer a third bid for the Manchester United striker following the sides' Premier League showdown at Old Trafford on Monday night.

Manuel Pellegrini wants his Manchester City side to continue to play "aggressive" football when they travel to Cardiff this weekend.

City opened their Premier League campaign with a 4-0 thrashing of 10-man Newcastle, and will be looking to maintain their flying start to the season in south Wales on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans insists Jose Mourinho's mind games will not work ahead of Chelsea's visit to Old Trafford on Monday.

Chelsea take on United in the first big showdown of the new season aiming to put down a marker for the rest of the season, but Evans insists that the United squad don't pay much attention to Mourinho's comments.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas showered praise on Andros Townsend after the winger turned in an impressive display in the 5-0 Europa League play-off victory over Dinamo Tbilisi.

The England U21 international opened the scoring for Spurs, and provided two assists on Thursday.

And finally, Barcelona have confirmed that Ibrahim Afellay is facing four months out of action after undergoing surgery on his right thigh.

Afellay has not played since last November after picking up a hamstring problem while on international duty with Netherlands, and then suffered a thigh problem on a winter training camp on loan at Schalke which ruled him out for the remainder of last season.

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