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After an impressive display against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup, the FC panel assess Lucas Perez’s role at Arsenal.

Here are the latest stories for Wednesday.

TOTTENHAM: Marcus Edwards could make his Tottenham debut against Gillingham on Wednesday and, ahead of the match, Mauricio Pochettino has said the teenage prodigy is like a young Lionel Messi.

– Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged “fighter” Vincent Janssen to seize his opportunity while Harry Kane is injured.

MAN UNITED: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho feels his start at Old Trafford has been hindered by Louis van Gaal’s legacy, according to a number of British newspaper reports.

– Anthony Martial has said he feels “much better” after suffering a clash of heads with Watford’s Daryl Janmaat during Manchester United’s 3-1 Premier League defeat at Vicarage Road on Sunday.

ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger admitted his surprise at Granit Xhaka’s penchant for scoring spectacular long-range goals. Xhaka blasted home a strike from outside the area for the second time in four days on Tuesday to set the Gunners on their way to a 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup.

MAN CITY: Manchester City will stay and train in South Wales for their double-header with Swansea City thanks to the help of the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

CHELSEA: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte praised two-goal Cesc Fabregas but insisted reputations mean nothing after their comeback victory at Leicester.

– Cesc Fabregas said he was happy to show head coach Antonio Conte what he is capable of after scoring two extra-time goals to fire Chelsea into the EFL Cup fourth round at the expense of Leicester City.

LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp was pleased with his side’s display in the 3-0 win over Derby County in the third round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night but insisted that there was still room for improvement.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Nearly three quarters of British football fans have heard anti-gay abuse at a match during the last five years, according to new research from the UK’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality charity Stonewall.

WEST HAM: West Ham United legend Billy Bonds believes the club’s London Stadium is “not a football ground” but says fans will have to get used to it.

PSG: Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery was pleased with his side’s performance in the 3-0 home win over Dijon FCO in Ligue 1 on Tuesday.

DORTMUND: Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reckons it will be tough for anyone to stop Borussia Dortmund after their superb 5-1 mauling of Wolfsburg on Tuesday.

AC MILAN: Vincenzo Montella is adamant that AC Milan are not overly reliant on Carlos Bacca, after the Colombian scored in their 2-0 home win over Lazio on Tuesday.

FIFA: The niece of Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar has been found dead after a botched abduction and ransom attempt, Spain’s foreign minister confirmed on Tuesday.

MLS: Major League Soccer raked in the league’s highest TV ratings in 12 years for a pair of games last Sunday. Nearly 1.3 million viewers watched one of the two games that aired on Fox in different U.S. markets, depending on the NFL game showed on Sept. 18.

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