Arise and shine, Arsenal

KEY MAN: Arsenal's new signing Alexis Sanchez is the latest addition to a quality squad at the Emirates.

The time for talking is over. Arsenal have built their new stadium.

They have endured a nine-year trophy drought while they dealt with the mortgage payments.

They have begun to sign top-level players once again. They have won a domestic cup. Now they must step up and compete for major trophies.

And it all starts tomorrow at Wembley against Manchester City.

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Vermaelen set to join Barcelona

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Butt: United will challenge for title

LOSING REUNION: Nicky Butt (far left) and Ryan Giggs (No. 11) taking part in a 'Class of 92 and friends' friendly against Salford City. The duo, Paul Scholes and Gary and Phil Neville end up being beaten 5-1.
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Transfer silence in Manchester

MIDFIELD MEN: Fernando (above) and Ander Herrera may face each other when the Manchester Derby comes around.
MIDFIELD MEN: Fernando and Ander Herrera (above) may face each other when the Manchester Derby comes around.

Manchester has been unusually quiet in the transfer market.

Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal has always been blessed with the gift of the gab but, with the new Premier League season just a week away, his magnetism is not having quite the desired effect.

Manchester City are the cashed-up chieftains around town now, but even they have been strangely reluctant to reinvigorate their title-winning squad.

What’s more, United and City’s coyness has been amplified by the aggressive bartering and buying going on in London and Liverpool.

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Chance to dine with Reds legends

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Ex-Reds to take on S'pore legends in 11-a-side match

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Robbie: pool can cope without Suarez

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Fowler: EPL champs will wear blue

Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City)
Jose Mourinho (Chelsea)
Arsene Wenger (Arsenal)
Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool)
Louis van 
Gaal (Man United)
ROBBIE FOWLER’S.

It’s not often you hear Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler proclaiming blue is the colour.

But, in an exclusive interview with The New Paper yesterday, the former Reds striker — who is still revered by the Anfield faithful as “God” — tipped Manchester City and Chelsea as the two teams most likely to lift the Premier League trophy next May.

When asked who he felt was the front-runners for the title, Fowler said: “You’ve got to look at the usual suspects, haven’t you? Manchester City and Chelsea will be right up there."

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School of frock

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