Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Arsenal NICKLAS BENDTNER scored four goals and Carlos Vela got a hat- trick as Arsenal romped to a 1 - victory over a Burgenland XI in their friendly in Ritzing. England Youth International Jack Wilshere scored two goals against the Austrians while Theo Walcott got the other.

Chelsea CARLO CUDICINI insists he is happy to stay at Chelsea. The Italian is second choice goalkeeper to Petr Cech, but said: "I know I have to be ready when the team needs me. I am trying to train every day as if I was playing. Of course I'd like to play more but this is normal."

Fulham ANDREW JOHNSON will join Fulham from Everton today in a ? 1 million club-record deal and attend this evening's friendly against his former club Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The striker will sign a four-year deal and make his debut in Saturday's friendly against Birmingham.

Tottenham MIDFIELDER Steed Malbranque has rejected a move to Sunderland because, it is understood, he wants to stay in London. Centre-half Anthony Gardner, however, is set to join Hull and said: "I had to think about the direction that my career was going in. I wasn't playing at Tottenham."

West Ham THE Hammers are believed to be close to agreeing a deal for Leicester City youngster Joe Mattock. They have been tracking the England Under 1 star for months and although Leicester insist the full- back is not for sale, the ? . million offer could prove too tempting.

Charlton GOALKEEPER Nicky Weaver will undergo a scan on his knee this week to discover the extent of the problem which forced him to miss Saturday's friendly win over Brighton. Boss Alan Pardew has not yet recalled Darren Randolph from his season-long loan at Hereford.

Crystal Palace NEIL WARNOCK is delighted highly rated 1 - year-old striker Victor Moses has signed a new four-year contract. The boss said: "This is a great day for the club. We've told the youngsters they are better off here getting first-team experience than playing reserve football at a big club. …

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