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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Abou Diaby suffered another injury setback and will not return until the New Year.

The French midfielder last played for the Gunners in March before suffering a knee ligament injury.

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets believes that veteran defender Carles Puyol is 'super important' to the La Liga champions.

The 35-year-old is yet to make an appearance for the Blaugrana this term, but is close to returning from injury at the Nou Camp.

The Sun

Manchester City will send scouts to watch England starlet Saido Berahino in Premier League action against Stoke on Saturday.

The youngster has been in fine form for West Brom this season, alerting the Citizens over a possible move.

Birmingham Mail

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has revealed that Spurs made an enquiry for Christian Benteke in the summer transfer window.

The striker was linked with a move away from Villa Park following his fine run of form last season, but Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas was rebuffed.

Daily Mail

David Moyes believes Manchester United have 'the new Wayne Rooney' in the shape of rising starlet Adnan Januzaj.

The youngster has made a fine start to his career at Old Trafford, and the Red Devils chief has drawn comparisons to the club's more senior striker.

Eden Hazard is delighted to be back home at Chelsea after the international break and looking forward to the clash with Cardiff.

The Belgian winger believes the Blues' from in west London could be key to their title chances, with the aim to make Stamford Bridge a fortress for visiting teams.

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