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GUARDIAN – England hit by Jordan Henderson injury blow for Switzerland qualifier

Liverpool midfielder limps out of training session Milner ready to step in alongside Wilshere in midfieldEngland have suffered yet another injury scare before Mondays awkward opening Euro 2016 qualifying game against Switzerland when Jordan Henderson limped out of the teams training session at St Jakob Park on the eve of arguably their toughest fixture in the section.Henderson departed nursing a problem with his right ankle after turning away from a tackle but, having been assessed on the pitch by the teams medical staff, he did at least hobble off unaided. The Liverpool player had been earmarked to anchor the midfield against the side ranked ninth in the world and will be monitored on Monday morning prior to undergoing a fitness test before the Group E game, though his participation in the match appears in considerable doubt. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Transfer window fans verdict part 1: Arsenal to Manchester City

From Arsenals gleeful gazumping of Tottenham for Danny Welbeck to the all-round astute signings at Manchester City, the fans have their say on the transfer windowWelbeck may not be a marquee signing like Falcao or Snchez (whose refreshingly earnest industry has won every Gooners heart), but theres plenty of glee in gazumping Spurs and he possesses attributes that may complement Arsnes ideology. The campaign could yet come a cropper over a lack of defensive strength in depth but Debuchy may prove an upgrade on Sagna. Above all, I pray Wengers summer doesnt end up remembered for his greatest gaffe, should gifting Fbregas to the competition prove even more calamitous than the sale of RVP. Continue reading…

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