On this day: Ozil 'loving' London and Rooney 'settled' at United

On the 10th October 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Manchester United and Arsenal.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the 10th October 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 10th October 2013…

Ozil loving London

Mesut Ozil was speaking about life in London after six weeks of Premier League football for Arsenal.

The German international had signed for Arsenal on transfer deadline day for a club record £42.4 million from Real Madrid.

And he was clearly happy in his new surroundings, after a promising start at his new club:

"Driving on the left-hand side. I thought it would be much more difficult than it really is. But Per Mertesacker gave me some 'driving lessons' and they helped me, so I can drive there. London is an interesting city to live in. I have grown to love the place in a short space of time. The guys in the Arsenal team and the coaching staff are fully behind me. They have given me great responsibility and that's what I feel great about."

A year on and times are not so rosy for Ozil. Criticised for his recent form he is also suffering from a knee injury at present, ruling him out until the new year.

Rumour has it he might even be considering a move away from The Emirates Stadium.


Manchester United defender Fabio Da Silva was asking for a Manchester United exit after falling down the pecking order at the club.

The brother of starting United right-back Rafael had a poor loan spell with QPR the previous season and was no longer wanted at Old Trafford.

He said:

"I think the time has come and maybe in the next window or even next season, I think I might leave."

He joined Cardiff City in January and has become something of a key player for the club.

Rooney wants new deal

While Fabio wanted out Wayne Rooney wanted in - hinting that he was ready to commit his long-term future to the club.

The England international's future at the club was long speculated in the previous summer - after a major fall-out with Sir Alex Ferguson.

But under David Moyes he felt wanted and had decided to stay - despite reported interest from Chelsea:

"As I think I've said before, I really have been happy all summer. I know, from the outside looking in, it might not have seemed like that, but I have been. I've been settled. My wife had a new child, I've been really happy, I've been focused. I'm just delighted to be back playing, and free of injury and fit."

In the end he did indeed sign a new deal at United. On the 21st February 2014 he signed a £300,000-a-week deal and is now the club captain.

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