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Arsenal are set to be rivalled for Piero Hincapie, according to reports.
The Gunners have been monitoring the Ecuador left-back for some time. But now Chelsea and Spurs are also said to be monitoring his progress, says the Sunday Mirror. Hincapie is currently starring for his country in Qatar.

Arsenal, Man Utd and Newcastle are all eyeing up a move Christian Pulisic, according to reports. The Daily Mail claim that the Chelsea winger, who has starred for the USA in the World Cup so far, that the Blues could be willing to cash in on their asset in January.

The reason for their haste is the fact the American has just 18 months left on his current deal. Currently there is no new deal on the table, nor have Chelsea opened discussions.

Aaron Ramsdale has revealed his bizarre pre-match ritual – and it was inspired by England legend Bobby Charlton. The Arsenal keeper, who is part of the Three Lions’ World Cup squad, does a specific routine before each and every game.

Ramsdale said: “In the changing rooms, if I am playing, I take myself away from the main changing room to put my gloves on. I don’t like everyone giving me well wishes.

“I put my right glove on, my left glove, take my right glove off and shake everyone’s hand so they are not touching my gloves. It is also a respect thing.

“It comes from Bobby Charlton. My dad met him once and he went to shake his hand and Bobby Charlton took his glove off to shake his hand so that sort of resonated with me.

“Then, I go out onto the pitch and put my glove back on, I go to the centre circle, play with the ball and then I go and touch the crossbar. I am not massively bothered if I do not touch the ball or crossbar but the gloves one is the main one.”

Granit Xhaka aims to keep a World Cup promise on Monday by “smashing” the living daylights out of two pals when Switzerland face Brazil.

Xhaka said: “We were joking before the World Cup to come here and of course, it is always good if you have team-mates opposite your, but we are professional footballers and for 90 minutes.

“I told Gabby Martinelli and Gabby Jesus if you are running one against one against our goalkeeper I will smash you! It doesn’t matter that we are playing in the same team. This is the Word Cup. You play for your own team, you play for your own country and you want to win.

“Of course, they were worried. They know me. If I smash you, it will be very very hard.”

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