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Afternoon Report: November 4

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Mesut Ozil has that special footballing quality like Zinedine Zidane, according to Arsene Wenger. The Arsenal boss thinks the two playmakers have a similar grace on the pitch, but Wenger says Ozil could be the better dribbler.

Joe Hart is set to remain on the Manchester City bench for Tuesday's Champions League match against CSKA Moscow. The England goalkeeper was dropped by Manuel Pellegrini for the 7-0 demolition of Norwich at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Jose Mourinho admits he does not know his best starting eleven after Saturday's disappointing display against Newcastle. The Chelsea boss said he made "11 mistakes" with his team selection after his side lost 2-0 at St James' Park.

Tottenham have been branded "irresponsible" for allowing Hugo Lloris to play on against Everton after losing consciousness. Brain charity Headway said the club displayed a "cavalier" attitude to the player's health, after Lloris played on following a collision with Romelu Lukaku.

Marouane Fellaini has called for retrospective action to be taken against Sascha Riether for his apparent stamp on Adnan Januzaj. The Fulham defender was not punished for his actions by the referee, but Fellaini believes the incident - which occurred in the final minute of the match - deserved a red card.

Jonathan dos Santos will undergo an operation on Tuesday on the cruciate ligaments in his right knee. The Barcelona midfielder was injured in training two weeks ago and is expected to be out for the next six months.

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