On this day: Rodgers attacks Arsenal, Hazard causes uproar in Belgium

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

Stories about Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United all feature.

The new Premier League season is under two weeks away as the excitement builds ahead of what should be a cracking campaign.

The pre-season games have produced some interesting results and there are still plenty of rumours flying around over potential arrivals at clubs up and down the country.

We’ve decided to take a look back on this day last year to see which stories were making the back pages.

‘Rodgers says Arsenal lack class’

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers accused Arsenal of lacking class over the Luis Suarez transfer situation.

The Gunners made two big money bids to sign the Uruguayan from Anfield last summer.

“I've got to say I've always associated Arsenal as a club with class and so there was a wee bit of a game there. For us, it's about moving on and doing our own work,” said Rodgers.

‘Hazard gives back captaincy’

Thorgan Hazard handed back the captain’s armband 24 hours after he was awarded it by Zulte Waregem.

The Chelsea youngster was made captain when he moved on loan, which riled Zulte’s fans who thought Chelsea had made it a stipulation.

The club issued a statement of apology while there were some suggestions the loan move could fall through.

‘United still keen on Fabregas’

The BBC reported that Manchester United were still keen on signing Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona having seen bids knocked back earlier in the summer.

David Moyes was keen in signing the former Arsenal man last summer, with United having bids for the player rejected.

‘Sources close to United’ claimed the club were considering a third bid, which would have broken their transfer record.

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