Tuesday Sports Roundup: Arteta’s Arsenal strategy, managerial spats, and injury setbacks

In a riveting Tuesday edition of Football Transfer Gossip, Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta strategically manages the training workload to sustain their championship charge.

Galatasaray manager Okan Buruk has hit out at Bayern Munich, accusing the Bundesliga champions of not wanting to beat FC Copenhagen in the Champions League, while urging the Bavarians to beat Manchester United on December 12.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope will undergo surgery on a dislocated shoulder sustained against Manchester United on Saturday – and the operation will leave the 31-year-old facing around four months out

The UK government has endorsed the recommendations presented by Karen Carney to help improve the standards of women’s domestic football.

Andriy Lunin’s Real Madrid contract expires in 2025, not 2024 as was previously understood.

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Barcelona and goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen are considering surgery as an option to treat the back problem that has kept him out of his side’s last three games.

James Maddison has admitted that he had never heard of Guglielmo Vicario before joining Tottenham in the summer.

Jadon Sancho is “leaning towards” leaving Manchester United in January but will reportedly wait until the club’s ownership situation is sorted.

Marcos Alonso is set to leave Barcelona after a frustrating year with the club, a report claims.

West Ham are aiming to make the London Stadium the second largest in the Premier League.

Chris Wilder is returning to his beloved Sheffield United after convincing the club he is a changed man.

Former Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 33, is open to joining Newcastle as the Magpies consider bringing in the free agent as cover for injured England stopper Nick Pope, 31.

Pope’s England team-mate Aaron Ramsdale would also consider a move to Newcastle, but the Magpies are reluctant to meet Arsenal’s £50m valuation of the 25-year-old.

Erik ten Hag is battling to retain the support of some of his Manchester United players after Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League defeat at Newcastle.

Manchester United players are said to be questioning Ten Hag’s playing style and treatment of England winger Jadon Sancho, 23.

Newcastle and Manchester United are vying to land Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy, 27, from Stuttgart in January.

Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for England striker Eddie Nketiah, 24, in January.

Former France defender Raphael Varane, 30, has expressed a desire to remain at Manchester United beyond the January transfer window.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are keeping tabs on France goalkeeper Mike Maignan, 28, with him stalling on signing a new deal at AC Milan.

Bayern Munich face a battle to hold on to French forward Mathys Tel, 18, with several Premier League clubs interested.

Jean-Philippe Mateta is seeking a move away from Crystal Palace in January and Eintracht Frankfurt could offer the 26-year-old French striker an exit route.

Newcastle have taken the first steps towards signing Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 28, in January.

Juventus are also keen on former Leeds midfielder Phillips and could attempt to sign him on loan in January.

Chelsea and Manchester City are showing interest in River Plate’s 17-year-old midfielder Claudio Echeverri, 17-year-old striker Agustin Ruberto and 16-year-old winger Ian Subiabre, who all impressed for Argentina at the recent U17 World Cup.

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West Ham, Burnley and Sheffield United are set to compete for Derby’s 22-year-old English defender Eiran Cashin.

A microchip inside footballs used at Euro 2024 will help determine whether there has been a handball in the lead-up to a goal and also help with offside decisions.

Everton are interested in signing Lyon’s 22-year-old Irish defender Jake O’Brien in January.

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