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Michy Batshuayi helps Chelsea cruise past Arsenal in three-goal demolition job in China
ANTONIO CONTE was without nine Chelsea regulars from last season - and all of his major summer signings.
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Arsenal Transfer News: £55m Lemar boost, Wenger talks £70m Sanchez exit, Lacazette warning
STARSPORT bring you all the latest Arsenal transfer news including Thomas Lemar, Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette.
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Thomas Lemar to Arsenal: Monaco WILL sell star to Gunners - but are demanding £55m
MONACO have ramped up the pressure on Arsenal by demanding £55million for winger Thomas Lemar.
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Final Prem table predicted by spread betting firm: How many points will your side win?
HERE's how the final 2017/18 Premier League table will look - according to the predictions made by a leading spread betting firm.
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FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED as Chelsea beat Arsenal
Chelsea were in a ruthless mood as they met Arsenal on Saturday. Here, Sportsmail's Matt Barlow bring us five things he learned from the pre-season friendly in Beijing.
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Arsenal striker Giroud delayed coming on as substitute
As if Arsenal's miserable 3-0 defeat by Chelsea wasn't enough, Olivier Giroud's attempts to join the fray as a half-time substitute caused a row with eagle-eyed officials.
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Arsene Wenger explains why Arsenal suffered heavy defeat against Chelsea
ARSENE WENGER believes a lack of maturity and fatigue was behind Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea.
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Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi hailed by Antonio Conte
Michy Batshuayi gave a timely reminder of his talents as he tried to convince boss Antonio Conte no further strikers are needed with a fine display as Chelsea swept aside Arsenal in a 3-0 win.
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Arsenal will not consider PSG bids for Alexis Sanchez
ROB DRAPER IN HONG KONG: Arsene Wenger has insisted that his promise not to sell Alexis Sanchez held good no matter what Paris Saint-Germain plan to bid for the Chilean striker.
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Antonio Conte praises Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi after double in Arsenal win
• Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea; Willian 40, Batshuayi 42, 49• Pedro forced off with concussion during pre-season friendly in BeijingAntonio Conte praised the performance of Michy Batshuayi after he scored twice in Chelsea’s comfortable pre-season win over Arsenal in China. Both Arsène Wenger and Conte named strong teams for the match at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing, with Alexandre Lacazette again featuring for Arsenal. Wenger also named youngsters Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Cohen Bramall in his starting lineup. Recent £58m Chelsea signing Álvaro Morata did not feature but arrived in Singapore on Saturday to meet up with his Chelsea team-mates.Batshuayi excelled in...
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Arsenal Player Ratings v Chelsea: Awful scores across the board for woeful Gunners
ARSENAL were easily beaten by Chelsea in a pre-season friendly in Beijing today - here are our Gunners player ratings.
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'Refund Morata, don't need him' Chelsea fans rave as Batshuayi nets beauty against Arsenal
MICHY Batshuayi endured a frustrating first season at Chelsea but he could be set for a breakout campaign this year after scoring a beauty against Arsenal.
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Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea: Michy Batshuayi bags sublime brace
ROB DRAPER IN BEIJING: Michy Batshuayi did his best to convince Antonio Conte that he need not be quite so desperate to sign another striker, with a fine performance for Chelsea.
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Arsenal v Chelsea: Pedro subbed after David Ospina clash
Chelsea star Pedro was spent his evening in a Beijing hospital after a horror clash with Arsenal's David Ospina left him with a bloody nose and potentially mild concussion.
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Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea RESULT: Re-live the action from China
Arsenal face Premier League champions Chelsea in Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium on Saturday hoping to land a psychological blow ahead of the start of the new season. Follow the action.
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Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea: pre-season friendly – as it happened
Michy Batshuayi scored two fine goals to help Chelsea to a comfortable win over an under-strength Arsenal 5.31pm BST Related: Antonio Conte praises Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi after double in Arsenal win 2.39pm BST Peep peep! That’s a good win for Chelsea, with Willian and Cesc Fabregas looking really sharp and Michy Batshuayi scoring two cracking goals. Arsenal were rusty, and Arsene Wenger is a lucky man if he survives this defeat. Thanks for your company, bye! 2.39pm BST 90+4 min Baker’s free-kick is ostentatiously saved by the flying Martinez, and that’s it. 2.38pm BST 90+3 min Koscielny compounds...
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Thorgan Hazard lives up to family name with jaw-dropping 40-yard thunderbolt
THORGAN Hazard is said to be on the radar of a number of Premier League sides this summer – and after scoring a stunner in pre-season, it’s not hard to see why.
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Chelsea's Pedro taken off with injury after horrific collision with David Ospina - photos
PEDRO had to be taken off with injury after an awful collision with David Ospina during Chelsea's friendly with Arsenal today.
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Premier League odds-on transfers: The deals more likely than not to be completed
WHICH Premier League transfers are odds-on to be completed before the summer window closes?
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What now for Arsenal's hot-and-cold winger Theo Walcott?
KIERAN GILL - THE NUMBERS GAME: Theo Walcott is practically part of the furniture at Arsenal. Everton have been linked with a £30million move but he seems set to stay at Arsenal.
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