Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela left the Emirates last year after an unconvincing 7-year spell with Arsenal.
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Fabio Capello has played down links, suggesting a summer switch to Stamford Bridge.
The Arsenal playmaker is currently training with the Russian national side despite his exclusion from the set-up after Fabio Capello. Is he trying to win him over in a similar style to Beckham at Real Madrid?
Roy Hodgson faces a big risk as England boss later, if he starts Daniel Sturridge against San Marino.
Mark Lawrenson has been made to eat some humble pie over comments he made after the FA Cup exit to Wigan Athletic.
Goran Pandev says he voted for Jose Mourinho but his slip begs to differ. Was the Coach of the Year vote rigged for Vicente del Bosque to win?
It has to be their new red kit. The club swapped blue for red last summer and haven't looked back. Could it be giving them a psychological edge on their opponents?
At the end of the week that would have marked his 78th birthday, what would Cloughie have made of his former club?
England to win comfortably with bad results for the rest of the home nations. Meanwhile Croatia are backed for a win in their crunch tie with Serbia while Spain, France, Holland and Germany should win comfortably. Looking for a shock? Macedonia to beat Eden Hazard's Belgium.