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Trending: Carroll victim of armed robbery, Schmetzer gets Sounders job

Here are the latest stories for Thursday.

WEST HAM: West Ham striker Andy Carroll was threatened by men claiming to be armed with a gun in an attempted robbery as he returned home from a training session.

- David Edmonds, chairman of the board responsible for West Ham's London Stadium, has resigned, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has announced.

TOTTENHAM: Mauricio Pochettino said he felt "embarrassed" and "ashamed" by Tottenham Hotspur's 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.

- Glenn Hoddle has said he believes the Tottenham players who have signed new contracts with the club have "taken their foot off the pedal."

ARSENAL: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Sunday's game against Tottenham Hotspur is "more than a derby" as the Gunners can prove both their Premier League title credentials and their ability to deal with tough November fixtures.

- Hector Bellerin should be fit for Sunday's North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur, but Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla, Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs remain doubtful, Wenger said.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov is open to returning to play in the Premier League.

LEICESTER: Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri praised Kasper Schmeichel as one of Europe's best goalkeepers after the Foxes edged closer to the Champions League knockout stages.

REAL MADRID: Real Madrid's Gareth Bale said his team must improve in both defence and attack after Wednesday night's surprisingly dramatic 3-3 Champions League Group F draw at Legia Warsaw.

- Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane says he and his teammates must learn from their mistakes after squandering a 2-0 lead.

JUVENTUS: Massimiliano Allegri accused his Juventus side of being too gung-ho in their 1-1 Champions League draw with Lyon.

- Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has said the club are "alert and looking around" for potential January transfer window signings.

MLS: The Seattle Sounders took away the interim tag and named Brian Schmetzer as their head coach on Wednesday night. Schmetzer took over as the interim head coach after Sigi Schmid was let go in late July. At the time, Seattle was in ninth place in the MLS Western Conference and in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

ENGLAND: England's players will wear black armbands bearing poppies when they play Scotland at Wembley on Armistice Day, the Football Association has said.

SOUTHAMPTON: Southampton could become the fifth English football club to be taken over by a Chinese company, Bloomberg has reported.

MAN CITY: Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has said reports he provoked Barcelona's Lionel Messi in the aftermath of his side's 3-1 win on Tuesday are "absurd."

MAN UNITEDMemphis Depay may have to leave Manchester United to get his career back on track, according to Fenerbahce coach Dick Advocaat.

BAYERN MUNICH: Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has refuted claims by Borussia Monchengladbach's director of football Max Eberl that the German champions are favourably treated by the league when arranging Bundesliga fixtures following Champions League games.

ARGENTINA: Despite welcoming Lionel Messi back into the national team fold from injury, Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza is still worried about his team's qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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