Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Arsenal DENILSON is set to be handed the chance to impress in tomorrow's Champions League qualifier against FC Twente. Arsene Wenger is short of midfielders for the first leg in Holland following the departures of Gilberto and Mathieu Flamini and a knee injury to Abou Diaby.

Chelsea HULL CITY want to sign Claudio Pizarro before Saturday's clash with Fulham. The Premier League new boys are short of options up front and have targeted the out-of-favour Cheslea striker. City boss Phil Brown said: "We've made contact with Chelsea with regards to Claudio."

Fulham ZOLTAN GERA, a summer signing from West Brom, is confident his new side can avoid relegation trouble. He said: "I think we can finish in the middle of the table. I am pleased I made the move to Fulham and now I will look to score and create goals for the team."

Tottenham HEURELHO GOMES was thrilled with his debut in Sunday's - thrashing of Roma but he wants more work to do.

The Brazilian said: "The problem for a keeper when your team is so dominant is keeping your concentration because you may only have one or two things to do."

West Ham CARLTON COLE is relieved to have got off the mark before Saturday's Premier League opener against Wigan. The striker was on target in the win over Villarreal and he said: "I hadn't actually got any goals until Saturday, so hopefully I've saved it until the start of the season."

Charlton ALAN PARDEW is still planning to make changes to his squad before the transfer window closes at the end of the month. Pardew, whose side play Yeovil tonight, said: "There are still going to be a couple of players going out, but I'm hoping my experience in the market helps us."

Crystal Palace NEIL WARNOCK will decide on Friday whether to include John Oster and Leandre Griffit in his squad for the trip to Preston North End hours later. The duo have signed after successful trials but Warnock wants to gauge their fitness before making a final decision. …

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