On this day: Wenger says Spurs helped Ozil deal, Hall criticises McDermott

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Stories about Arsenal, Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur all feature.

The international break games keep coming thick and fast even though business has finished for England.

The focus will soon switch to the return of the Premier League and Championship, as sides prepare to try and improve their league positions at the top and bottom of each league table.

We’ve decided to take a look back on the stories grabbing the headlines on this day last year.

‘Wenger explains nature of Ozil deal’

Arsene Wenger explained that the late nature of the Mesut Ozil deal was linked with Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid.

Arsenal did a deadline day deal for Ozil last summer, which was enabled by Tottenham’s sale of Bale.

“The timing of the deal was linked to the Gareth Bale deal, but also all the other deals as well because Real Madrid bought Illarramendi and Isco in the summer,” said Wenger.

‘Leeds star criticises McDermott’

Ryan Hall criticised Leeds United manager Brian McDermott as his loan spell with Sheffield United came to an end.

“I haven’t had a shot under Brian McDermott. He has come in and I just haven’t had no game-time. (Neil) Warnock brought me in, I played a few games - obviously I didn’t play as much as I expected - then Brian McDermott came in and that was it,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

‘Adebayor ‘up for sale’ says London paper’

The Standard claimed that Tottenham Hotspur had put Emmanuel Adebayor up for sale as they looked to do a deal for Javier Hernandez of Manchester United.

The reason was thought to be Adebayor’s wage deal, which was costing the club around £100,000 per week.

“Tottenham are keen to remove Emmanuel Adebayor from their wage bill in January in order to fund a move for another forward - with Manchester United's Javier Hernandez in their sights,” reported the Standard.

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