Arsenal and Mesut Ozil still lack the mental strength to compete for a top-four spot, says Gunners legend Paul Merson

Arsenal and Mesut Ozil still lack the mental strength to compete for a top-four spot, says Gunners legend Paul Merson

Gunners' legend Paul Merson also feels new boss Unai Emery must recruit stronger characters to better their tame sixth-placed finish under Arsene Wenger last season. Merson was particularly scathing of Germany midfielder Ozil, who saw his attitude questioned last term and quit international…

From Pep Guardiola’s one of a kind watch to David Wagner’s bargain buy, here’s the timepieces picked by the Premier League bosses

From Pep Guardiola’s one of a kind watch to David Wagner’s bargain buy, here’s the timepieces picked by the Premier League bosses

The managers stole the show as they flaunted their watches on the sidelines, ranging from Pep Guardiola's one of a kind timepiece to David Wagner's bargain buy. Pep Guardiola Guardiola clearly treated himself after Manchester City's heroics last season. The Blues boss…

Ruben Neves shines as Wolves make a bang on Premier League return

Ruben Neves shines as Wolves make a bang on Premier League return

It sounds utterly fanciful to suggest that a Chinese conglomerate and a Portuguese playmaker have been behind an English football club being returned to its people, but in Wolverhampton that is the precise phenomenon which has occurred. Under the stewardship of embattled…

Liverpool’s third goal against West Ham sends social media into meltdown with Sadio Mane clearly offside

Liverpool’s third goal against West Ham sends social media into meltdown with Sadio Mane clearly offside

The Senegalese international latched onto a through ball from Roberto Firmino just after half-time to bang in his second of the afternoon. But his strike caused uproar on social media with supporters in disbelief how the goal was allowed to stand. One…

Every single Premier League No.10 rated…or slated

Every single Premier League No.10 rated…or slated

A lot is made of squad numbers in the modern game. Some players hanker after numbers with personal significance, while others want to follow in a club legend’s footsteps. Marcus Rashford, after a meteoric rise which saw him clinch a place in…

Katie Price’s estranged husband Kieran Hayler left furious after he discovered England ace Dele Alli facetiming her

Katie Price’s estranged husband Kieran Hayler left furious after he discovered England ace Dele Alli facetiming her

Stunned Kieran Hayler intercepted a video call from the Spurs ace, 22, while Katie, 40, was in bed. Ex-stripper Kieran, 31, said: “I answered a Facetime call from Dele. “Katie was asleep so I answered her phone and saw him. He had…

What Ian Rush has told Liverpool’s stars ahead of new season

What Ian Rush has told Liverpool’s stars ahead of new season

Ian Rush has told Liverpool’s current title-chasing squad: Win the Premier League and you will become legends. The club’s record goalscorer can hardly believe that Anfield last lifted the top-flight trophy back in 1990. The Wales hitman was part of Kenny ­Dalglish’s…

Wolves 2 Everton 2: Raul Jimenez nets late equaliser to cancel out Richarlison’s double at Molineux

Wolves 2 Everton 2: Raul Jimenez nets late equaliser to cancel out Richarlison’s double at Molineux

But you will never convince new Everton boss Marco Silva his 10-men weren’t robbed of three points at Molineux! Wolves’ Mexican world cup striker Jimenez earned Nuno Esperito Santo’s Wolves a hard-earned point, soaring to glance home Ruben Neves’ wicked cross 10…

Fulham 0 Crystal Palace 2: Goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Wilfried Zaha ruin Cottagers’ first game back in Premier League

Fulham 0 Crystal Palace 2: Goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Wilfried Zaha ruin Cottagers’ first game back in Premier League

Fulham became the first newly-promoted English top-flight team to spend that amount on signings in a summer as they strengthened their squad for season ahead by bringing in 12 new players. But that huge investment failed to to pay off here as…

Newcastle supporting grandad banned from football stadiums for three years for ‘shaking penis’ at Tottenham fans

Newcastle supporting grandad banned from football stadiums for three years for ‘shaking penis’ at Tottenham fans

The youth football coach dropped his pants and flashed Spurs fans for five to ten seconds during the Wembley encounter between the two sides on May 9. Steinmetz, 58, has also been given a six-month community order and fined £600 for his…

Manchester United star Paul Pogba sparks further talk of Jose Mourinho feud with Instagram post after 2-1 win over Leicester

Manchester United star Paul Pogba sparks further talk of Jose Mourinho feud with Instagram post after 2-1 win over Leicester

The World Cup winner, 25, scored from the spot in the Premier League curtain-raiser – with Luke Shaw also scoring in the narrow victory. But after the game, Pogba was quick to share his real feelings amidst a turbulent summer of transfer…

5 transfers that can still happen after window shuts on deadline day

5 transfers that can still happen after window shuts on deadline day

The transfer window has shut for incoming players in the Premier League, but that will not stop clubs cutting their squads down by selling abroad or striking loan moves. Dissatisfied players, unhappy with their clubs strengthening in their position, could push for…

Matej Vydra clinches Burnley move for undisclosed fee

Matej Vydra clinches Burnley move for undisclosed fee

Burnley have signed Czech Republic striker Matej Vydra from Derby for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club have announced. The 26-year-old, who top-scored in the Championship with 21 goals last season, has signed a three-year deal at Turf Moor with the…

Cardiff eye late bid for Derby's Tom Huddlestone as they look to bolster midfield before deadline day

Cardiff eye late bid for Derby's Tom Huddlestone as they look to bolster midfield before deadline day

The Bluebirds are looking to add top flight experience in the middle of the park before Thursday’s transfer deadline. Aron Gunnarsson and Anthony Pilkington are the only midfielder’s with any real Premier League games under their belts, and boss Neil Warnock knows…

Mauricio Pochettino says critics are 'not right in the mind' if they cannot see how hungry he is for silverware with Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino says critics are 'not right in the mind' if they cannot see how hungry he is for silverware with Spurs

Rest assured, though, once the window shuts on Thursday it will not be long before the debate resumes on whether Poch can cap his outstanding work with some silverware. Poch had insisted he should not be judged on trophies. But now his…

Manchester City stars Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne return to training after deserved World Cup break

Manchester City stars Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne return to training after deserved World Cup break

The pair were allowed to miss pre-season after their exploits in Russia, with both playing vital roles in reaching the semi-finals. De Bruyne and Sterling missed Man City's Community Shield win over Chelsea on Sunday, after they took part in the final…