A Danny Welbeck hat-trick helped ten-man Arsenal beat Galatasaray 4-1 in their Champions League Group D clash at the Emirates Stadium as Arsene Wenger celebrated 18 years in charge with a comprehensive victory.
Liverpool’s indifferent start to the season continued as they went down to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to FC Basel in their Champions League Group B encounter at St Jacob’s Park in Switzerland.
Keith Earls has been ruled out of action for four months after undegoing surgery on a knee injury suffered in pre-season.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has dismissed suggestions of unrest in the dressing room following his side’s indifferent start to the season which has seen them suffer three league defeats in just six starts.
Chelsea got their Champions League campaign back on track with a 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon at the Stadio Avalade in the Portuguese capital on Tuesday evening.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa insists that he will make himself available for international duty later this month if he is fit.
Manchester United will monitor Ander Herrera over the coming weeks after it was revealed that the midfielder suffered a fractured rib in the win over West Ham at the weekend.
Manchester City face an uphill struggle to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions League after drawing 1-1 with Roma at the Etihad Stadium.