Arsene Wenger hopes a new contract for France striker Olivier Giroud will help continue to develop the club's core of talent, but must do without key midfielder Aaron Ramsey for at least a month because of injury.
Giroud, currently recovering from a fractured fibia, has agreed an extension with Arsenal, the formalities of which are set to be completed ahead of an official announcement.
But Ramsey pulled up during Saturday's north London derby against Tottenham and, along with injured captain Mikel...
Following some interesting results and surprise victories on the opening Champions League matchday, there are some particularly intriguing fixtures this week -- and some exciting individual matchups.
Here are four key battles that could prove crucial in deciding the outcome of the most interesting games:
Thiago Motta (PSG) vs. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
These two have history. Motta was sent off in the famous 2010 European Cup semifinal between Pep Guardiola's Barcelona and Jose Mourinho's Inter,...