Evening report: September 4

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Nicklas Bendtner will get first-team opportunities at Arsenal this season, that's according to the striker's national team coach Morten Olsen.

The Danish international has not played for the Gunners since October 2011, but remains at the Emirates Stadium with the transfer window having closed on Monday evening.

Chelsea were hit with an injury scare on Tuesday afternoon when Eden Hazard was forced out of training with the Belgium squad.

The 22-year-old forward told his national team’s doctors that he had been struggling with pain in his achilles for the past two to three weeks.

Jose Mourinho will be hoping he can call on Hazard when returns from international duty, with the Blues set to travel to Everton on September 14.

Manchester United loaned out three players on the final day of the transfer window.

Bebe, Davide Petrucci and Marnick Vermiijl all secured temporary moves away from Old Trafford, as they look to continue their football development elsewhere.

The trio join Nick Powell in heading for the exit, with the former Crewe Alexandra starlet penning a season-long loan deal with Championship outfit, Wigan Athletic.

Manchester City outcast Gareth Barry is hoping to re-establish himself in the England set-up, having secured a deadline day move to Everton.

Barry joined Roberto Martinez's side on a season-long loan, and has not given up hope of forcing his way back into Roy Hodgson's plans ahead of World Cup 2014.

Christian Eriksen has revealed that Tottenham's ambition persuaded him to make a summer switch to White Hart Lane.

The Denmark international is looking forward to testing himself in the Premier League, and has targeted a top three finish in his first season in north London.

And finally, Barcelona's sporting director says the return of Carles Puyol will be like having a new signing at the Camp Nou.

After a difficult summer of recovery work the, 35-year-old defender has recently begun light training, but is not expected to play for the first team for some weeks yet.

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