Alexis Sánchez's first Arsenal goal ensured their Champions League group stage qualification for a 17th successive season
Manager Arsene Wenger is confident new Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy will fit right into his team's counter-attacking
Mats Hummels was interesting Sir Alex Ferguson two years ago and Manchester United have not forgotten about Germany's defensive
As Cardiff City, West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur prepare for Christmas chaos rather than cheer, it is easy to forget that Newcastle United were the club in turmoil at the beginning of this most remarkable of Premier League seasons.
It's not good enough, though, for these clubs simply survive. Despite both having had relegations in their recent history, they should be well-established Premier League clubs. They now need to make sure this is a one-off, and the mistakes of this season are not repeated.
It is only two games and further work must be done to salvage the season, but big strides have been taken and fears of relegation are residing. These signings are a show of intent by Alan Pardew and his scouting team, who have once again shown their qualities with some astute signings.
Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted Manchester United are interested in Lille star Eden Hazard. The 21-year-old Belgian international