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PHOTO: Alexis Sanchez in his first training session at Arsenal

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Arsenal's first signing of the summer transfer window Alexis Sanchez took part in his first full training session with the Gunners on Friday.

The Chilean international made a switch to the Emirates from Barcelona.

Photo: Mesut Ozil explores the Arsenal trophy room

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After being presented to the media on Thursday, taking part in his first training session the same day and making his debut on Saturday, all that was left for Mesut Ozil's Arsenal induction was a tour of the trophy room at the Emirates Stadium.

Photo: Mesut Ozil’s first Arsenal training session

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We had our TV cameras at the first session for @MesutOzil1088. See this pic. Video up soon. #OzilisaGunner (@Arsenal) September 12, 2013 Photos have emerged of Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil taking part in his first training session. The new boy appears to be sticking close to compatriot and Germany national team [.

Video and photos: Arsenal training ahead of Fenerbahce match

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While Arsenal's transfer activities dominate the headlines, the current squad has the small matter of ensuring the club makes it to the Champions League group stage to attend to. They've been in training today ahead of tomorrow's first-leg playoff against Fenerbahce. The good news for Gooners is that Bacary Sagna, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey, Jack [.

Arsenal provide Asian media with phonetic pronunciation teamsheet

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Arsenal attempted to make life a bit easier for commentators and journalists following their pre-season tour of Asia by providing a teamsheet featuring phonetic pronunciations of all their players' names. The teamsheet was presented to media at their open training session in Japan. Carl Jen Kin Son sounds like he might hail from Japan's neighbours [.


Photos: Spurs (including new hero Christian Eriksen) train ahead of Cardiff match

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Fresh from scoring a gem last night, @ChrisEriksen8 is back in training today #THFC Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 20, 2013 Tottenham were straight back into training after last night's Europa League win over Tromso. All the players were in for a light recovery session.

Photos: Chelsea in training ahead of Fulham match

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Training is underway with some keep-ball, featuring @cesarazpi... #CFC Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) September 20, 2013 Chelsea have completed their final training session ahead of tomorrow's west London derby against Fulham. The Blues have released a series of photos of the action.

Photo: Mamadou Sakho at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground

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SAKHOOOOO Andy (@_AndyLFC) August 31, 2013 Rumours that Liverpool are on the verge of signing PSG defender Mamadou Sakho have been given serious weight by this photo showing the player at Melwood yesterday. Sakho doesn't exactly look thrilled to be there, but perhaps he has been put through an intensive training session and [.

Photo: Erik Lamela in Spurs training

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Erik Lamela joined his new team-mates at the Training Centre today #THFC Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 30, 2013 New Tottenham signing Erik Lamela joined the squad for his first training session today. The £31m man, who has joined from Roma, trained with his new team-mates at Spurs Lodge ahead of Sunday's north London [.

Photo: New Spurs signing Etienne Capoue’s first training session

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New signing Capoue up against @mousadembele in training today. #THFC Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 15, 2013 Etienne Capoue took part in his first training session with his Tottenham team-mates yesterday. The tough-tackling midfielder resisted any urge to clatter colleague Mousa Dembele.

Chelsea players practice their basketball skills

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A training session with a difference for some of the lads at Cobham... #CFC Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) August 13, 2013 With just a few days until the new season starts, some of Chelsea's players have been putting the finishing touches... to their basketball skills. Many of the Blues' squad are away on international [.

Luis Suarez DID acknowledge Liverpool fans at open training session

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@EurosportCom_EN @Richard_Buxton_ Really?... Paul Gannon (@Paul_Gannon) August 5, 2013 Photos have emerged showing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez did acknowledge Liverpool fans at an open training session at Anfield this morning. Reports suggested that the 26-year-old had received a warm reception from the 5,000 supporters gathered to watch the session, but that the Uruguay [.


West Ham striker Andy Carroll out with ‘ballerina’ injury

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The injury that threatens to ruin Andy Carroll's World Cup hopes and West Ham's season is one usually suffered by ballerinas, not footballers. That's according to Hammers boss Sam Allardyce. The former Newcastle and Liverpool striker does so much jumping that he has picked up an injury that is more common among ballet dancers and [.

Liverpool target Henrikh Mkhitaryan goes AWOL from pre-season training camp

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Shakhtar Donetsk star Henrikh Mkhitaryan has failed to report for the club's pre-season training camp amid rumours that he is trying to force through a move to Liverpool. The Armenia international has been widely tipped to move to the Reds in a £23 million deal, but the transfer has not yet materialised.

Top 10 reasons why PSG is the perfect move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

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1. There are potential entertaining French-themed headline for every occasion: Roo-la-la, Sacre Roo, Au Roo-voir, Deja Roo. 2. His mum's called Jeanette Marie. Sounds pretty French to us. 3. A regular smoker, Rooney is already au fait with the Catarrh Investment Authority. 4. David Beckham. 5. Fewer people will hear about it when he's dropped [.


Sampdoria catch Genoa’s youth team goalkeeping coach spying on them

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Sampdoria claim their have caught a Genoa spy ahead of this weekend's derby clash between the two teams. The Serie A outfit allegedly caught Luca De Pra, youth team goalkeeping coach at Genoa, hidden in trees near their training ground watching a closed training session. De Pra was decked out in his camouflage gear trying [.

Boyband One Direction train with Newcastle

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Surprise arrivals at Newcastle's training ground are usually of the French persuasion. But they upped their English (and Irish) quota by parachuting in boyband One Direction for a training session. A veteran Magpies five-a-side team of manager Alan Pardew and coaching staff John Carver, Andy Woodman, Steve Stone and Peter Beardsley defeated the poptastic triallists, [.


Video: Mesut Ozil’s first training session

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Video: Samuel Eto’o takes part in his first Chelsea training session

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New Chelsea signing Samuel Eto'o took part in his first training session with the club yesterday. We brought you a photo of Eto'o taken at the end of the session, but now the club has released footage of the Cameroon international meeting his new team-mates for the first time and taking part in a light [.

Video: Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud shows off his seated keepy-uppies

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Arsenal's Olivier Giroud has had an excellent start to the season. We can't really envisage a need for his seated ball juggling skills in the Premier League, but Gooners can rest assured that the Frenchman has them in his arsenal should they ever be required. The former Montpellier forward showed off his skills during a [.

Video: ‘Injured’ Man Utd striker Wayne Rooney trains with England

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Wayne Rooney made a mockery of Manchester United's suggestions that he is injured and out-of-shape with an impressive showing in England's training session ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Scotland. The striker, supposedly injured as recently as Sunday's Community Shield clash with Wigan, took part in a full session with Roy Hodgson's squad and showed little [.

Video: Luis Suarez arrives at Liverpool training

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez reported for training today just hours after his explosive interview explaining his determination to leave the club. The 26-year-old drove to Melwood in his black BMW SUV, with young daughter Delfina in the backseat. He reportedly received treatment on the foot injury that stopped him travelling to Norway for tonight's friendly [.

Video: Fight at Chelsea training session

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Chelsea have been fighting at their pre-season training session in the USA but Blues fans will be relieved to know it was just a play-fight. Ashley Cole and midfielder John Obi Mikel got into a bit of tussle as they warmed up at the start of the session, which ended with the Nigeria international [..

Video: Chelsea play piggy-in-the-middle with Romelu Lukaku

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Chelsea have released a short video clip of a training session during their tour of the USA. Striker Romelu Lukaku is piggy-in-the-middle during this keep-ball exercise. The video stops at a key moment, but it looks like possession is about to be turned over.

Video: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s amazing disappearing act

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Arsene Wenger isn't just an astute football manager. He's also an accomplished magician. The Dynamo wannabe showed off his latest trick during an Arsenal pre-season training session. Behold, the incredible disappearing Professor.

Video: Arsenal training ahead of Nagoya Grampus match

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Arsenal held an open training session and coaching clinic ahead of their match against Arsene Wenger's old side Nagoya Grampus on Monday. The highlight of the video is undoubtedly Le Professeur showing off his teaching prowess by convincing a group of very excited Japanese kids to sit down and listen.

Video: Manchester United training in front of 20,000 fans in Sydney

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Some 20,000 fans watched Manchester United in an open training session in Sydney ahead of tomorrow's pre-season friendly against the A-League All Stars. Robin Van Persie and goalkeeper David De Gea both trained with the squad after joining the pre-season tour in Australia following their extended time off.

Video: Liverpool training in Jakarta

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Liverpool have prepared for tomorrow's pre-season friendly against an Indonesia Select XI with a training session in the stadium. New signings Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Kolo Toure and Simon Mignolet all took part in the session, which was a pretty light one judging by the relative lack of action captured by the camera crew.

Video: Liverpool youngster Jordan Ibe scores a screamer in training

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Jordan Ibe is really pressing his claim for a role in Liverpool's first-team squad this season. After finding the net against Preston, he's now fired in this effort during a pre-season training session in Indonesia. The 17-year-old will be hoping to keep up his performances in the run-in to the start of the new season.

Video: Arsenal run football clinic in Vietnam, Theo Walcott predicts title challenge

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Arsenal have continued their Asian tour by running a football clinic with local children in Vietnam. Players such as Theo Walcott, Tomas Rosicky and Olivier Giroud put youngsters in Hanoi through their paces before taking part in a training session of their own. The Gunners are preparing for a pre-season match againstVietnam XI at the [.

Video: New Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola gives Arjen Robben a kick up the backside. Literally

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Throughout his career, Arjen Robben has been singled out as a player in need of a metaphorical kick up the backside. New Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola opted for a more literal approach, swinging his boot into Robben's behind during a pre-season training session. Fortunately, the notoriously temperamental Dutchman appeared to be all smiles after [.

Video: Bayern Munich prepare for Barcelona’s Champions League semi-final visit

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Bayern Munich have completed their final training session ahead of tonight's Champions League semi-final first-leg against Barcelona.

Video: David Beckham trains with PSG

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David Beckham has taken part in his first training session since joining Paris St Germain. The former England skipper was a spectator for his new team's Champions League tie with Valencia. He's now hoping to play a part in PSG's match against Sochaux this weekend.

Video: Mario Balotelli has his first training ground scrap at AC Milan

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Training session bust-ups were a key component of Mario Balotelli's time at Manchester City. But he hasn't blotted his AC Milan copybook just yet. His training ground wrestling match with French youngster M'Baye Niang was all in good humour. Balotelli formed a formidable tag-team with Kevin Constant before launching a surprise attack on Niang.

Video: The FA’s new Football Mash Up viral (featuring a few painful looking headshots)

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Anyone else spot the pitchside hoardings imploring you to "Search Facebook for 'Football Mash Up'" during England vs Brazil? Well, this is what it was all about. The FA and Vauxhall have launched a new viral campaign aimed at stopping 14-17 year-olds dropping out of football. The idea is that you can fit football around [.


Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni vows to “punch” Wigan’s James McCarthy

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Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy has been threatened with violence by Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni if he cannot shake off his shyness. Trapattoni wants the former Hamilton youngster to come out of his shell and make his presence felt on the international stage. And if he doesn't, his national team manager will punch [.

Brooklyn Beckham has a trial at Chelsea

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David Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn had a trial at Chelsea yesterday. The 13-year-old joined in a training session with the Blues' under-14 setup. He had previously played for the LA Galaxy's under-14 team but is on the lookout for a new a team since his dad quit MLS and moved the family back to London [.

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Wayne Rooney “gutted” to leave Manchester United tour

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Wayne Rooney has described himself as "gutted" at having to fly home from Manchester United's Asian tour with an injury. He wrote on his Facebook page: "Gutted to have picked up a niggling injury especially as training was going so well, heading back to Manchester to have it assessed fully but early indications are nothing [.

Everton star Marouane Fellaini: ‘Moyes made me train one-on-one after Stoke headbutt’

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Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has revealed that former manager David Moyes brought him in for a one-on-one training session following his headbutt on Stoke's Ryan Shawcross. Moyes gave all the other players and coaching staff the day off, with only the Belgium international required to report for training.

Boyband One Direction train with Real Madrid

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Pop band One Direction appear to be making plans for careers in football when the bubble bursts on their music careers. After recently training with Newcastle, the group have now taken part in a Real Madrid training session. Jose Mourinho handed out personalised shirts to the lads, before they lined up in a wall to [.