On this day: Fellaini shines, Chelsea striker was 'ready' for Arsenal move

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On the 17th September 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the 17th September 2014, but a year earlier.

What were the main tales from that day? What big events were happening in Premier League football?

Here are some of the big scoops from the 17th September 2013…

Shine on Fellaini

A year ago today and Marouane Fellaini made his full debut for Manchester United and was widely praised for his performance.

The Belgian started against Bayer Leverkusen in a 4-2 victory at Old Trafford that had many purring over the performance of the former Everton player - who had joined the club for a fee in the region of £27.5 million that summer.

However this was not how his United career continued. He struggled for much of his debut campaign and this summer Louis van Gaal would have sold him, had he not picked up a serious injury during pre-season negotiations.

Ba Humbug

A year ago today and Demba Ba was discussing his near move to Arsenal. Ba almost made the switch across London on the final day of the Transfer Window but in the end stayed at Chelsea - despite admitting being ready for the move:

"I was ready to go but it didn’t happen. The boss said it. I spoke to him before. I won’t tell you what we said. I told him I would keep fighting for the flag."

A year on and Ba has finally left Chelsea, joining Turkish side Besiktas in the summer.

Juanfran-ks but no thanks

Finally, and staying with Arsenal, Atletico Madrid right-back Juanfran was discussing his near summer switch to the club a year ago today.

The talented winger turned defender admitted that he had a 'lucrative offer' from The Gunners - but decided to stay with Atleti instead.

He went on to win La Liga and play in the Champions League final for Los Colchoneros.

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