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Pele resting at home as hospital reports are denied by spokesperson

Pele played in 14 games at World Cup finals, scoring 12 goals, and was awarded the Fifa Golden Ball as the best player at the 1970 tournament



Brazil legend Pele is resting at home according to his spokesperson, who dismissed reports he had been taken to hospital with exhaustion.

The 77-year-old was due to travel to London this weekend for a dinner held in his honour by the Football Writers Association (FWA).

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Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal forward likely to join Man Utd - Arsene Wenger


Alexis Sanchez is nearing a move to Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.


LONDON -- Arsene Wenger has confirmed that a swap with Manchester United of Alexis Sanchez for Henrikh Mkhitaryan is "likely to happen" in the next 48 hours -- but didn't rule out the deal falling through and having the Chilean play for Arsenal on Saturday.

The Arsenal boss told a news conference on Thursday that he views Mkhitaryan as a good replacement for Sanchez but was coy about the possibility of also signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund -- saying those talks are best kept secret.

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Arsene Wenger 'disrespectful' over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang joined Borussia Dortmund from Saint-Etienne in 2013




Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was "disrespectful" by talking publicly about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, say Borussia Dortmund.

The Gunners are interested in signing the £60m-rated Gabon forward, who has been left out of his side's trip to Hertha Berlin on Friday night.

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Liverpool footballer Jon Flanagan sentenced for assault

Jon Flanagan has been handed a 12-month community order

 

Liverpool footballer Jon Flanagan has been sentenced to 40 hours of unpaid work and a community order for assaulting his girlfriend.

The 25-year-old defender pleaded guilty to common assault by beating of Rachael Wall at an earlier hearing.

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