There are great opportunities for sides at the top and bottom of the Premier League ladder to improve their positions as December gets under way and a busy Christmas and New Year period starts to kick in all over the country.
We’ve taken a look back on the stories making the headlines on this day last year.
‘Wenger’s warning over Aaron Ramsey’
Arsene Wenger implied Aaron Ramsey needed to be protected, insisting the Welshman shouldn’t have to bear too much pressure at the club.
‘Rambo’ was Arsenal’s standout player last season as he enjoyed his best campaign thus far since he joined the Gunners.
“I have to treat him like all the players and give them a breather when they need it. I don't want to put too much pressure on his shoulders and we have a game that is based on team play,” said the boss.
‘Red Bull poised for Leeds United move’
Red Bull were poised to make a move to buy Leeds United according to the Mirror.
The Formula One giants were tipped to buy the club before Massimo Cellino was sworn in as owner, but the Mirror suggests a deal didn’t go through due to GFH wanting to retain majority control and ownership of Elland Road.
“The club’s Arab owners GFH Capital would like to retain control but the Red Bull want to buy Elland Road outright,” reported the Mirror.
‘Manchester United make move for Mini-Messi’
The Mirror also reported that Manchester United have made a move for ‘mini-Messi’ Ryan Gauld of Dundee United.
United were one of the club’s thought to be interested in the £3 million teenager, with Real Madrid also reportedly interested in him.
He eventually moved to Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.