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West Ham’s Álvaro Arbeloa: I don’t regret coming at all. I want to be here to the end | Sid Lowe

The Spanish defender backs his manager Slaven Bilic but feels the players ‘should be killing each other a bit more’ over their side’s recent disappointments Álvaro Arbeloa could see them go – they weren’t exactly sneaking out. Even before Alexis Sánchez scored Arsenal’s final goal last Saturday, thousands of West Ham fans had left the London Stadium, those long, painful closing minutes played before sweeps of empty white seats. The Spaniard couldn’t stop them; nor …

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Slaven Bilic admits ‘all the clubs’ would like to sign Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge

• West Ham manager does not dismiss speculation over January move • Bilic wants Andy Carroll available for three games in next eight days Slaven Bilic has called for help for his misfiring strikers and said “all the clubs” would want to sign Daniel Sturridge, as the Liverpool striker continues to be linked with a January move to West Ham. Bilic acknowledged his side’s continuing struggle for goals before their visit to free-scoring Liverpool on …

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Football transfer rumours: Brazil’s Gabriel Barbosa to Leicester City?

Today’s tittle-tattle is out of control Don’t listen to that voice in the back of your head, Arsène. You know, the one that’s saying that you could probably do without Mesut Özil because Jeff Reine-Adélaïde is showing rich promise and 2017 could be the year when Yaya Sanogo really explodes on to the scene. Sanogo isn’t going to explode on to the scene. He might crackle and froth a bit, like …

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Vanterpool Plaza: the BVI address used by Mourinho, Ronaldo and Vibrac Corporation

• Leaked documents show entities are all registered at building on Tortola • Offshore funds to be banned by Premier League from 2018 Entities set up in the British Virgin Islands by companies representing José Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo share the same address as two companies which are to be banned in their present form from providing loans to Premier League clubs, documents have revealed. Over the weekend, the Portuguese agents company GestiFute denied that clients including the Manchester…

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FA Cup third round: Reading’s Jaap Stam faces return to Manchester United

• Barrow v Rochdale; Sutton v AFC Wimbledon; Everton v Leicester • Manchester United v Reading; Chelsea v Notts County/Peterborough The FA Cup third-round draw brought a local derby but no glamorous rewards for the non-league teams left in this season’s competition, with Jaap Stam’s return to Manchester United as Reading manager one of the round’s few intriguing subplots. There will be four all-Premier League ties when the FA Cup resumes early next…

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West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan backs under-fire manager Slaven Bilic

• With a bit more luck we could have been top-four club, says Sullivan • Hammers manager had accused some players of apathy in training David Sullivan, the West Ham co‑chairman, has offered his backing to Slaven Bilic following the 5-1 home defeat by Arsenal on Saturday. Sullivan held his usual post-match discussions with the manager, who after the game had accused some of his players of a lack of dedication in training. Related…

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Slaven Bilic bears burden of expectation as West Ham’s bubble bursts

The West Ham manager is confident the club can turn around its disappointing start to the season in time but realises the clock is ticking “I try to be very open,” sighed a weary looking Slaven Bilic. “I try to be honest as I always am. It ain’t helping if we are trying to wrap things in paper and to hide. We can’t continue like this. We can’t.” As brutal self-assessments go, the West Ham United manager’s …

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Alexis Sánchez hits hat-trick as Arsenal put five past West Ham

By the time Alexis Sánchez scuttled through the middle to complete West Ham United’s humiliation and claim his hat-trick with a beautiful dink, Arsenal had produced enough moments of class to underline their title credentials. Related: West Ham United 1-5 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened Continue reading…

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West Ham United 1-5 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened

Arsenal are up to second after Alexis Sánchez put in a stellar solo performance, scoring a hat-trick and setting up Mesut Özil’s opener, as West Ham suffered more humiliation at home 7.39pm GMT November proved no problem for Arsenal, and December is off to a brilliant start. Even with a number of players out, anything’s possible if Sánchez can stay fit and in this kind of form. West Ham have been even more unlucky with …

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West Ham, Arsenal and lessons for football clubs who move grounds

English clubs have gone through an unprecedented period of change since the Taylor Report was published in 1990. This is what they (should) have learned By Richard Foster for The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Guardian Sport Network With West Ham hosting Arsenal at the London Stadium this weekend, it is an appropriate time to consider how clubs perform when they up sticks for a new stadium. Ten years ago Arsenal proved that changing grounds is…

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Arsène Wenger to spare Carl Jenkinson the spotlight at West Ham

• Arsenal full-back not confident at present, says manager • Gabriel Paulista likely to fill in at right-back for injured Héctor Bellerín In the absence of the injury-hit Héctor Bellerín and Mathieu Debuchy, Arsène Wenger does not plan to turn to the next right-back in his squad, Carl Jenkinson, because he feels the player is suffering a crisis of confidence. On Saturday evening Arsenal are at …

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Slaven Bilic hopes Andy Carroll can punish Arsenal again

• West Ham striker has not played since August due to knee injury • Bilic may also welcome back André Ayew for Saturday’s match Slaven Bilic has confirmed that Andy Carroll is ready to return to the West Ham squad and have an “impact” in Saturday’s Premier League match with Arsenal. Carroll, 27, has been missing from the side since August after suffering a knee injury. A mooted return against Manchester United in the EFL Cup on Wednesday failed to materialise…

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Pedro Obiang: ‘My mother said if God has given you a chance you should grasp it’

West Ham midfielder, who has an Italian wife, a Spanish passport and parents who hail from Equatorial Guinea, is doing a degree in political science “I don’t know if you have children,” Pedro Obiang says, with an amused look that suggests he already knows the answer. Not yet, I reply. Obiang smiles. He laughs. “I know,” he says. He is not being patronising. He worked it out as soon …

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Arsène Wenger unsure when Santi Cazorla will back from injury for Arsenal

• Spain midfielder set for exploratory surgery on plantaris tendon • Wenger admits frustration at Cazorla’s likely lengthy absence Arsène Wenger has admitted the loss of Santi Cazorla to injury for at least three months is “very bad news”, with the Arsenal manager unsure when the Spain midfielder will play again. Cazorla will travel to Sweden next week for surgery on a plantaris tendon after sustaining the injury in his right ankle in the 6-0 Champions League victory against Ludogorets in …

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Trouble at London Stadium is down to ‘teething problems’ says Karren Brady

• West Ham vice-chairman defends problems at club’s new home • ‘There have been 18 arrests. At Arsenal last season there were 60’ West Ham United’s vice-chairman, Karren Brady, has defended the London Stadium’s suitability as a football venue, claiming the trouble that has taken place there this season is down to “teething problems”. Brady, the stadium operators and the Metropolitan police faced a two-hour grilling from the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee on Thursday…

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José Mourinho praises Mkhitaryan after watching win from secret location

• Manchester United manager says Mkhitaryan ready to live up to reputation • Mourinho refuses to say where he watched EFL Cup win over West Ham José Mourinho would not divulge where he watched Manchester United’s 4-1 win over West Ham in the EFL Cup quarter-finals, but said he is delighted that Henrikh Mkhitaryan finally seems to be coming good. Mourinho told Sky Sports it was “a secret” where he watched the match from after accepting…

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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney sees yellow and puts record chasing on hold | Paul Wilson

The Old Trafford captain has missed the chance to break the club’s goalscoring record when his team visit Goodison Park to take on his first club, Everton Wayne Rooney may be having a chequered season, both on the pitch and off it, though he is at that stage in an illustrious career where history beckons at every turn. Last week against Feyenoord he not only produced one of his most convincing displays of…

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Manchester United sink West Ham with Ibrahimovic and Martial doubles

Manchester United swept into the EFL Cup semi-finals with the kind of buccaneering display missing from their recent history. This was fast and ruthless and surely had José Mourinho beaming. The Portuguese’s side were unstoppable and at United the hope will be this proves the moment it all clicked for him and his players on an evening when the tone was set from the opening moment. Related: Manchester United avoid Liverpool in EFL Cup semi-final draw Related…

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Manchester United v West Ham: EFL Cup quarter-final – live!

EFL Cup quarter-final updates from the 8pm GMT game at Old Trafford West Ham warned not to raise bar too high for Carroll’s comeback And feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 8.50pm GMT Half-time reading: Related: Gareth Southgate: no star power, no magic bullet, but a man for the times | Barney Ronay 8.49pm GMT That half flew by, and it ends with a scoreline that doesn’t reflect the balance of …

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West Ham set to bid £25m for Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson

• Former Coventry striker is wanted by manager Slaven Bilic in January • Senegal international Diafra Sakho ruled out until at least new year West Ham are preparing an offer worth up to £25m for Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson after it was confirmed Diafra Sakho will miss up to six weeks with the thigh injury he sustained against Manchester United. Related: Gareth Southgate confirmed as new England manager on four-year contract Continue

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West Ham warned not to raise bar too high for Andy Carroll’s comeback

• Slaven Bilic cautions against expecting miracles from returning striker • Carroll back to face Manchester United in League Cup quarter-final Although news of Andy Carroll’s return will send a shiver down the spine of Arsenal’s defenders, Slaven Bilic is taking care to manage expectations about a player who does not need anyone to show him round the treatment room at West Ham. The striker who scored a hat-trick in a 3-3 draw…

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Manchester United’s José Mourinho faces fresh touchline ban after sending-off

• Manager sent to Old Trafford stands by Jonathan Moss after kicking bottle • Mourinho may be banned for more than one game as repeat offender José Mourinho is facing a third touchline ban in little more than a year after being sent to the stands for the third time in 20 Premier League matches during Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday. Related: Manchester United draw at home with West Ham …

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Rui Faria says José Mourinho’s send off is ‘part of the game’ – video

Manchester United’s assistant manager Rui Faria says Jose Mourinho’s send off during the match against West Ham is ‘part of the game’. Speaking after Sunday’s 1–1 draw, Faria ascribed decisions made against United by referee Jonathan Moss, as reason for Mourinho’s expression of ‘frustration’ Manchester United draw at home with West Ham after José Mourinho sent off Continue reading…

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Manchester United draw at home with West Ham after José Mourinho sent off

This was not the first time Manchester United failed to turn dominance into victory and not the first time José Mourinho was sent to the stands. United will rue their lack of ruthlessness and Mourinho may regret the 27th‑minute incident in which a water bottle was sent careering in anger at the booking by Jonathan Moss of Paul Pogba for diving, which was actually proved to be the correct decision by the referee. Related: Manchester United v West …

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Manchester United v West Ham United: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 4.30pm GMT kick-off at Old Trafford Email daniel.harris.casual@theguardian.com | Tweet: @danielharris Keep up with all today’s action with out live scores service 4.51pm GMT 20 min “Michael Carrick was playing for West Ham in that 2002/3 clip you posted,” emails Mark Judd, “and now he is gluing Manchester United together almost by himself, he’s had a long and successful career alright.” It’s very…

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Fraudster jailed for conning Sam Allardyce and West Ham staff

Stephen Ackerman sold football stars luxury hampers that were never delivered and used bank details to steal thousands A fraudster who conned Premier League football stars including former England manager Sam Allardyce out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for four years. Stephen Ackerman targeted West Ham staff – including then-boss Allardyce and England striker Andy Carroll – when he visited the east London club’s training ground to sell them luxury hampers. Continue reading…

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