Ozil urges youngsters Willock and Nelson to keep believing at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has told Arsenal’s rising stars Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson to keep believing in their own ability as Unai Emery’s squad look to maintain an impressive start to the new campaign.

Has Arsenal striker inadvertently ruined Spurs season-long plans for £10m winger?

Has Arsenal striker inadvertently ruined Spurs season-long plans for £10m winger? – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Tottenham Hotspur signed Leeds United winger Jack Clarke on a four-year deal last month for £10 million, and immediately loaned him back to the Elland Road outfit for the season.

Signing the 18-year-old was a relief for Spurs who last signed a player in January 2018 – when Lucas Moura arrived from Paris St-Germain.

Clarke is expected to further his development and return to North London a better player capable of giving manager Mauricio Pochettino a selection headache.

However, another man from North London seems to be blocking Spurs’ season-long plans for the teenager from coming to fruition.

Leeds brought in Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah on loan on deadline day as manager Marcelo Bielsa was forced to prioritize signing another number 9 after Kemar Roofe left for Anderlecht.

The arrival of the Gunners man meant the Whites ended up with six loan signings – including Clarke.

The EFL rules allow only five loanees in a match-day squad, and the Tottenham man was the odd one out against Wigan Athletic last weekend.

Nketiah’s arrival means Leeds have to almost always name him in their matchday squad as they could need him to start or come on, while they also had to promise Arsenal he will be used regularly before a deal was sealed.

Tottenham have no such agreement in place with the Whites, and the fact that Clarke played all 90 minutes in
Leeds Under-23s’ win against Millwall on Monday hints that he could miss out on tonight’s matchday squad against Brentford.

He will definitely get his chance going forward, but at the moment, the Spurs winger is somewhat surplus to requirements, and that is mainly because Nketiah’s arrival complicated the EFL’s loan quota.

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Report confirms Tottenham’s interest in highly talented Arsenal target

Report confirms Tottenham's interest in highly talented Arsenal target – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Tottenham are interested in signing the Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.

According to Daily Mail, Manchester City and Arsenal are keen on the player as well.

The 16-year-old is already starting games for Rennes and he made quite the impression against PSG earlier in the season.

It is no surprise that the top teams are taking an interest in him already.

It will be interesting to see how Camavinga develops over the course of this season. The transfer window for the Premier League clubs has closed and therefore the likes of Spurs won’t be able to sign him now.

They will have to wait until January at the very least to make their move for the technically gifted midfielder.

As per the report from Daily Mail, all three Premier League clubs had scouts watching the player in action on Sunday.

It will be interesting to see if any of his suitors make a move for him in January. Spurs certainly have the money to tempt Rennes into selling their prized asset.

The Londoners can provide him with the ideal platform to develop as well.

Pochettino is very good at developing young players and he could take Camavinga to a whole new level.

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Football rumours from the media Aug 21, 2019

Today’s rumours, gossip and social media round-up from around the web

Captain Ashley Williams left out of Wales squad

Wales captain Ashley Williams has been left out for the squad for the crunch Euro 2020 qualifier against Azerbaijan next month.