Evening Report: September 10

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Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has pledged to toughen up so he can be a success in the Premier League.

The France youth international has adjusted well to life in north London, but concedes it will take time before he can show the club's fans what he's capable of.

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has paid tribute to Frank Lampard as the midfielder prepares to join the exclusive group of England centurions.

Cole is one of seven players to have earned 100 England caps, and national team manager Roy Hodgson confirmed on Monday that Lampard would join that list against Ukraine tonight.

Manchester United could have Wayne Rooney available sooner rather than later, after the 27-year-old striker was snapped by a fan in Portugal.

The picture, which has gone viral on Twitter, clearly shows the gash on Rooney's head healing, though the England international is still not expected to be back in action for another two to three weeks.

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has been voted the Etihad Player of the Month for August.

The Spain international is yet to start a game for City but his contribution from three substitute appearances for the Blues have been enough to see him pip stand-in skipper Yaya Toure for the first award of the season.

Tottenham new-boy Christian Eriksen is already dreaming of winning silverware with Spurs.

The £11.5 million summer signing from Ajax has set his sights on the Premier League title, and is expected to make his first appearance under Andre Villa-Boas against Norwich on Saturday.

And finally, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has welcomed the tactical tweaks being made at the Camp Nou.

The Spanish international has suggested that Barcelona had become "slaves to their system" under previous bosses Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova.

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