Afternoon Report: September 13

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Arsenal new boy Mesut Ozil believes the Premier League is the strongest division in the world.

The former Real Madrid star, speaking alongside Arsene Wenger at his first press conference for his new side, said on his move to England: "I'm in the strongest league in the world and I have to prove myself here to continue developing. This is why I am at the right club."

Gareth Bale has revealed he does not know if he will be chosen for Real Madrid's match against Villarreal.

Bale has been struggling for fitness of late but played 31 minutes for Wales in midweek.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has hailed Jose Mourinho as the best manager in the world.

The two managers will go head to head on Saturday when Martinez's Everton host Chelsea at Goodison Park.

Wigan Athletic manager Owen Coyle wants to help Manchester United starlet Nick Powell develop into a 'quality player'.

Powell sealed a move to the Latics on deadline day and Coyle believes it will benefit all three parties.

Bayern Munich legend Oliver Kahn believes Barcelona's golden days are over.

Barcelona added Brazilian star Neymar to their ranks over the summer but Kahn believes German sides should not fear the La Liga giants.

And finally, Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has warned Edin Dzeko that their friendship will be put on hold for Saturday's clash.

The two Bosnians will meet this weekend but Begovic has declared they will both be desperate for the win.

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