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With no true identity yet, Emery has Arsenal on proper path

Unai Emery is not particularly renowned for his football philosophy, but he has Arsenal winning despite some growing pains and fractured results.

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Mbappe driven by Deschamps and desire to improve

He has scored more goals at 19 than Lionel Messi had, but there is no need to compare Kylian Mbappe to others at the same age. Instead, enjoy his talent and marvel at his will to get better.

Ballon d'Or frontrunner: Messi, Mbappe or Modric?

With the names of the 30 nominees for the men's Ballon d'Or trophy now revealed, the FC panel share their current front-runners for the award.

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Premier League in 90 Seconds: Mourinho re-hired!

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Alexander-Arnold 'better than Bill Gates' at chess

Trent Alexander-Arnold improved on the performance of Bill Gates when he took on world chess champion Magnus Carlsen.

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Extra Time: Zidane's next job and an apology to Rooney

The FC crew answer your tweets on Zinedine Zidane and the Ballon d'Or nominees. Plus, Sebastian Salazar delivers a heartfelt apology to Wayne Rooney.

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Kazan youth player scores backflip penalty

Rubin Kazan youth player Norik Avdalyan scored an impressive backflip penalty in Russia's National Student league.

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UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE

W2W4: England, Italy face relegation; Brazil face Argentina

England include the exciting Jadon Sancho for two tough away games, Italy seek midfield strength and an old rivalry is renewed in an unlikely venue.

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Why Granqvist is more popular than Ibra and could join United

Andreas Granqvist's devotion to his second-division club has made him a hero in Sweden, even with reported interest from Manchester United.

UEFA Nations League Predictor: Can England avenge World Cup loss?

Ross Dyer and Paul Mariner face-off ahead of the latest round of UEFA Nations League qualifiers.

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Transfers

Transfer Talk: Man City have an edge in Sancho race

Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea are keen on the young winger, but City have a buy-back clause. Transfer Talk is on it.

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Transfer Rater: Hazard to Real Madrid? De Gea to leave?

Paul Mariner rates the sensibility of the latest transfer links, including potential comings and goings at Chelsea and Manchester United.

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Football

Should Man United drop struggling Lukaku?

Romelu Lukaku's form is clearly off, and benching him would send a message. But Manchester United also have some big games coming up. What to do?

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Mourinho gets a lifeline from Man United fans

Man United have to make the most of the international break with tough games up next. But Jose Mourinho did get a lifeline from the die-hard fans.

English Premier League

Three years of Klopp at Liverpool: Can they win a title?

Jurgen Klopp's been at Liverpool for three years and has transformed them into a hungry, powerful and unified team. Is a title in their future?

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ESPN goes shopping with Man City's Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan talks ESPN through his fashion choices and explains why it's so important to him.

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Liverpool lead the Premier League style index

Manchester United find themselves at the bottom of the table -- the ESPN FC playing style table, that is.

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Ballon d'Or frontrunner: Messi, Mbappe or Modric?

With the names of the 30 nominees for the men's Ballon d'Or trophy now revealed, the FC panel share their current front-runners for the award.

4:03

Mariner: Mbappe has to leave for Barcelona or Real Madrid

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner agrees with Antoine Griezmann saying Kylian Mbappe needs to leave PSG, just like Cristiano Ronaldo needed to leave Man United.

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UEFA Nations League Predictor: Can England avenge World Cup loss?

Ross Dyer and Paul Mariner face-off ahead of the latest round of UEFA Nations League qualifiers.

2:20

Is Thierry Henry ready to become a manager?

After the sacking of Leonardo Jardim at Monaco, Paul Mariner and Ross Dyer discuss whether Thierry Henry is well suited to step into the role.

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Extra Time: Stevie's golf attire, ranking the FC presenters

The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets about their preferred show anchor, players views of the international break, Stevie Nicol's golf attire and more.

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Hazard inching closer to a move to Real Madrid?

The guys react to Eden Hazard's comments about playing for Real Madrid, and wonder if Chelsea should begin to make preparations for his departure.

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Time to panic for Real Madrid and Barcelona?

4:03

Extra Time: Zidane's next job and an apology to Rooney

The FC crew answer your tweets on Zinedine Zidane and the Ballon d'Or nominees. Plus, Sebastian Salazar delivers a heartfelt apology to Wayne Rooney.

11:57

Darke: Half the players would throw a party if Mourinho left

The FC guys and Ian Darke dive into the latest drama surrounding Jose Mourinho and 'the manhunt' he believes is happening at Manchester United.

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Are Arsenal title challengers this season?

The FC crew examine Arsenal's title credentials while the Gunners are enjoying a string of good results under new manager Unai Emery.

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The Toe Poke

Alexander-Arnold 'better than Bill Gates' at chess

Trent Alexander-Arnold improved on the performance of Bill Gates when he took on world chess champion Magnus Carlsen.

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Messi signs fan's Messi tattoo; joins 'bad body art' club

Lionel Messi signed a huge tattoo of himself on a fan's back, joining the list of football stars immortalised in questionable body art.

Kazan youth player scores backflip penalty

Rubin Kazan youth player Norik Avdalyan scored an impressive backflip penalty in Russia's National Student league.

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Dog invades pitch in Georgia's top division

A fun-loving dog wondered on to the pitch during a Georgian top division match between Dila and Torpedo Kutaisi which caused the game to stop momentarily.

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