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Trending: Wenger under fire after 4-0 loss

August 28, 2017 7:00 AM
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Monday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending...

ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger said Arsenal's performance in Sunday's 4-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield had been "absolutely disastrous."

- Mesut Ozil issued an apology to Arsenal fans on social media on Sunday.

- Sunday represented a familiar story for Wenger's Arsenal, Mark Ogden writes.

- Arsenal's defence and midfield came in for criticism in James McNicholas' player ratings.

LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool's 4-0 win over Arsenal shows they have the ability to put in dominant attacking performances after only just a few days' rest and when without a number of influential players.

- Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson all earned spots in our Premier League Team of the Weekend.

- Liverpool are reportedly lining up a €60 million bid for Monaco's Thomas Lemar. More in Transfer Talk.

TOTTENHAM: Mauricio Pochettino refused to blame Wembley for Sunday's 1-1 draw with Burnley after Chris Wood's 92nd-minute equaliser.

- Kieran Trippier, Ben Davies and Heung-Min Son were among the most disappointing performers in John Crace's player ratings.

- Stoke City are closing in on a deal for Kevin Wimmer, a source close to Tottenham has told ESPN FC.

CHELSEA: Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas showed their quality as Chelsea defeated Everton 2-0 on Sunday.

- Antonio Conte reiterated Chelsea's urgent need for squad reinforcements before the transfer deadline and revealed that he will allow Eden Hazard to join up with the Belgium squad over the international break.

REAL MADRID: Zinedine Zidane said his team's profligate finishing was to blame as they dropped two points in Sunday evening's 2-2 La Liga draw at home to Valencia -- but he backed both Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale after both were whistled by the crowd.

MAN UNITED: Jose Mourinho has said there will be times when he needs to adopt a more pragmatic approach despite the free-scoring start that sees United top of the Premier League.

- Mourinho has also revealed he is sweating on Phil Jones' fitness after the defender picked up an ankle injury.

- Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return to action for United in January and bring "extra quality" to the team, Mourinho has said.

SERIE A: Suso spared AC Milan from the prospect of a frustrating home draw with Cagliari and Napoli beat Atalanta, while SPAL secured their first top-flight victory in almost 50 years. Full round-up here.

LIGUE 1: In-form Radamel Falcao scored twice as champions Monaco extended their 100 percent start to the season with an emphatic 6-1 victory over Ligue 1 rivals Marseille. Full round-up here.

UNITED STATES: Bruce Arena has named a 26-man roster for a pair of critical World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Honduras.

- Arena trusts his eye with in compiling the U.S. squad, Jeff Carlisle writes.

MLS: Sebastian Giovinco scored twice, Jozy Altidore added a goal and MLS-leading Toronto FC beat the Montreal Impact 3-1 on Sunday to run its unbeaten streak to nine games. Full round-up here.


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