- Current club: Valencia CF
- Date of Birth: 13 May 1991
- Birthplace: Laval, Mayenne
- Position: Defensive midfielder
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Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville believes Chelsea will struggle to cope with Liverpool's frontline during Sunday's Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has provided an injury update on Mason Mount and N'Golo Kante ahead of the Premier League clash against Liverpool.
Chelsea have received a positive update on midfielder Mason Mount following the ankle injury sustained during the Champions League clash against Valencia.
Everton defender Leighton Baines is a surprise target for Valencia. The La Liga side are flying high this season and have been monitoring the situation of Baines, who has yet to have signed a new deal at Goodison Park.
Arsenal have named Santi Cazorla in their squad for the knockout stage of the Europa League. The Spain international is currently recovering from a recurrent Achilles injury for which he underwent a 10th operation earlier this season.
French midfielder Francis Coquelin has admitted that he 'almost regrets' not leaving Arsenal during last summer's transfer window. The 26-year-old joined Valencia for an initial £12m fee earlier on Thursday.
Arsenal have reportedly agreed on the winter sale of French midfielder Francis Coquelin to Valencia. The Gunners have accepted an initial fee of around £10.5m to sanction his sale.
Arsenal begin their defence of the FA Cup with an away trip to Nottingham Forest in the third round. The Gunners come into the game on the back of a eight-match unbeaten run, though only three of those matches have resulted in victories.
Arsenal will look to maintain their push for a top-four position when they host Chelsea in Wednesday's Premier League clash. The Gunners have several injury concerns prior to the London derby, and Arsene Wenger is likely to make a few changes from the lineup which faced West Bromwich Albion.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Olivier Giroud has sustained a suspected hamstring problem which could keep him out for a considerable period of time.
Arsenal are at the Emirates Stadium for Tuesday's League Cup quarter-final versus West Ham United. The Gunners returned to winning ways with a 1-0 Premier League win over Newcastle United last weekend, and Arsene Wenger is certain to ring in the changes with his side hosting Liverpool in a crucial league encounter on Friday night.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted that he could be pushed for a fresh challenge elsewhere, should his situation not improve before the end of the season.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has picked Alexandre Lacazette from the off for north London derby versus Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon. The France international bagged a brace in the international friendly versus Germany, and he has earned his spot with the blossoming form.
Arsenal host Red Star Belgrade in Thursday night's Europa League game at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners are only one of two clubs including Lazio, with a 100 percent record in the competition, and Arsene Wenger will hope to cement his side's qualification to the last 32 with a win over Belgrade.
Arsenal host Norwich City in the fourth round of the League Cup on Tuesday night. The Gunners secured a resounding 5-2 triumph over Everton on Sunday, and they now have the opportunity to progress further in a cup competition, which they have never won under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal will seek to return to winning ways when they take on Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Tuesday night. The Gunners recently suffered a 2-1 league defeat to Watford, and Arsene Wenger will want a reaction from his side in Belgrade - prior to this weekend's trip to Everton.
Arsenal have received a major injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash versus Watford at Vicarage Road.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could rely on the services of Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil when the club make the short league trip to Watford on October 14.
Outspoken Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has claimed that Jack Wilshere should be a regular starter ahead of Aaron Ramsey in the Gunners lineup.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the likes of Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey will be rested for the Europa League opener against Koln on Thursday night.