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  • Arsenal made a late foray in the January transfer window to sign Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom on loan, the only major move by a top club on Friday on a deadline day dominated by struggling Premier League sides scrambling around to strengthen their squads. Air Max Schweiz . Kallstrom left Spartak Moscow to join Arsenal for the rest of the season in what was the title challengers only recruit of the January window. Chelseas only signing was 19-year-old Saint-Etienne defender Kurt Zouma, who was immediately loaned him back to the French club until this summer, while Liverpool failed in its bid to sign Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka from Dnipro. Otherwise, the late deals were exclusively being done by clubs battling to avoid relegation from the worlds richest league. Next-to-last Fulham was very active, bringing in Germany midfielder Lewis Holtby on loan from Tottenham, Netherlands defender Johnny Heitinga on a free transfer from Everton and Greece striker Kostas Mitroglou from Olympiakos on a 4 1/2-year deal. Out of Craven Cottage went Dimitar Berbatov to French team Monaco -- ending his eight-year stint in English football -- Adel Taarabt to AC Milan and Philippe Senderos to Valencia. Crystal Palace, which has just climbed out of the bottom three, was even busier, signing five players including winger Jason Puncheon on a permanent basis from Southampton and midfielder Joe Ledley from Celtic. Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer used his connections at former club Manchester United to sign winger Wilfried Zaha on loan and full back Fabio on a permanent deal, taking the number of signings by the bottom-place Welsh club this month to seven. Third-bottom West Ham turned to Serie A for the third time this window to sign Napoli left back Pablo Armero on loan until the end of the season, mirroring the deals that have already seen Italy internationals Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino move to Upton Park. Boosted by a huge three-year television deal taking effect at the start of the season, Premier League clubs spent more than 600 million pounds (then $932 million) in the summer transfer window. Before Friday, they had splashed out 95 million pounds ($156 million) on acquiring new players in January, according to football finance experts Deloitte. It ensures English top-flight teams set a record for transfer spending this season, breaking the 700-million pounds ($1.15 billion) mark for the first time. Having shattered Man Uniteds transfer record to sign Juan Mata for 37.1 million pounds ($61.2 million) from Chelsea, manager David Moyes spent deadline day offloading players. As well as Fabio and Zaha, Italian forward Federico Macheda was loaned out to second-tier Birmingham. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger turned to the 31-year-old Kallstrom, a veteran of 108 caps for Sweden, after seeing his teams midfield options hit by injury and suspension. Aaron Ramsey will be sidelined for up to six weeks following a setback in his recovery from a thigh problem, Jack Wilshere is also currently out injured and Mathieu Flamini is suspended for the next three matches. "Kim Kallstrom is a hugely experienced player," said Wenger, whose second-place side is a point behind Manchester City in the standings. "He is a midfielder with proven quality at both club and international level." Kallstrom, who is eligible to play in the Champions League, joined Spartak in 2012 after six years at French club Lyon. Liverpool, Tottenham and Premier League leader Manchester City all failed to add to their squads in January. Nike Air Max Billig Kaufen .C. -- Lucy Li made two double bogeys, a triple bogey and finished her historic round at the U. Nike Air Max Günstig Kaufen . Smith, who raised eyebrows at the CFL combine in March with his ability on both sides of the ball, confirmed in a statement he tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol prior to auditioning for league officials.We analyse the key talking points and questions to look out for in the Premier League on Sunday. After Saturdays action it is a truly super Sunday with five games across the day, with the north London derby getting the action underway at midday, two games at 2.15pm - with Liverpool v Watford live on Nissan Super Sunday - and Manchester United travelling to Swansea at 3pm.  Football Score Centre app Sky Sports customers can watch Premier League goals and highlights every weekend at no extra cost It is all rounded off with Premier League champions Leicester hosting Midlands rivals West Brom at 4.30pm also live on Sky Sports with each game on Sunday featuring in-game clips of goals and incidents as well as half-time and full-time highlights. Its set to be a busy one and we look at the questions ahead of Sundays fixtures... Watch a preview of Sundays Premier League fixtures including Arsenal v Tottenham, Liverpool v Watford and Swansea v Manchester United. Can Spurs discover their scoring touch in the north London derby? (Arsenal v Tottenham - Sunday, 12pm)While questions over Arsenals longevity and ability to go the distance will remain whether they win, lose or draw this weekend, Spurs need to silence some of the doubts surrounding them.These have intensified in recent weeks after three successive league draws, in which two goals have been scored in the absence of the injured Harry Kane. Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal Vincent Janssen might have got his first league goal against Leicester last time out, but that was from the penalty spot, and collectively Spurs are not scoring enough.Heung-Min Sons goals have dried up after four in three league matches, Erik Lamela has not scored in the league since opening day, and Christian Eriksen is yet to find the net. The rise of Son We chart the journey of Heung-Min Son from South Korea to Tottenham via Germany... With Mauricio Pochettino saying Kane is a maybe to face Arsenal on Sunday, Spurs might again have to look for goals elsewhere. If they cant find them, they could find themselves six points off the Premier League pace-setters by the end of the weekend.How does Mike Phelan stop the slide? (Hull v Southampton - Sunday, 2.15pm)Short on fit players, short on positive results, shorter on the coaching staff after Gary Walshs departure to Aston Villa - things arent exactly looking bright for Hull right now. Watford 1-0 Hull They have lost six straight Premier League games and another defeat this Sunday would put the club in their worst run of form at any level since 1980.In terms of scorelines they have shown marginal improvement in recent weeks, following their 6-1 thrashing at Bournemouth with a 2-0 defeat to Stoke and then a 1-0 loss to Watford.Defender Harry Maguire said this week that its about momentum and Hull need to get something on the board. Southampton have generally performed well under Claude Puel so far this season If Mike Phelan is setting objectives, a clean sheet might be near the top. Hull have kept just one this season, but if they can shut out Southampton it would provide something to build on ahead of a potentially crucial run of fixtures that sees them face Sunderland, West Brom, Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace and West Ham.Will the Reds defence make their case? (Liverpool v Watford- Sunday, 12.15pm live on Nissan Super Sunday) Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool Described on Monday Night Football as the real deal by Jamie Carragher, Liverpool are on a roll. Nike Air Max Günstig Outlet. ut even with five wins and a draw from their last six matches, there are still question marks over the defence, which has let in more goals than any other side in the top six. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. They have also kept just one clean sheet this season, and hardly covered themselves in glory in last weekends win at Crystal Palace. Liverpool vs Watford November 6, 2016, 1:30pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Goalkeeper Loris Karius has been trying to familiarise himself with the physical side of the game by training with rugby pads, but what can the defence do?Jurgen Klopp has vowed to sort it out, and the return of James Milner should be a boost. If Klopp can fix the issues at the back then Liverpool really could be rolling.Could this be a confidence-boosting fixture, but for who? (Swansea v Man Utd - Sunday, 3pm) Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo believes the club are heading in the right direction after keeping back-to-back clean sheets What happened to the honeymoon period? Jose Mourinhos was short and sweet at Manchester United; Bob Bradleys has been non-existent at Swansea.The American has taken charge of three games, picking up just one point in a home draw with Watford. After defeat at Stoke on Monday, Bradley admitted confidence is low and the only way to improve a concerning situation is to start getting results. Le Tiss Premier League verdict Matt Le Tissier gives his Premier League review, picking his stars, champions & bottom three United are not in a totally dissimilar position. Their form as of late has been stuttering, with two wins, three draws and a loss in their last six matches. Zlatan Ibrahimovic appears to epitomise their problems with his crisis of confidence, having somehow failed to end his scoring drought against Burnley and now without a goal in nine hours.If confidence is key, who can seize the initiative on Sunday?Will the Foxes continue their strong home form? (Leicester v West Brom - Sunday, 4.30pm live on Nissan Super Sunday) Tottenham 1-1 Leicester Has the Champions League had a negative impact on Leicester this season? The results dont seem to suggest so, with three wins from three matches immediately after playing in Europe.Perhaps crucially, on each occasion after a European exertion they have been playing at home, as they are this weekend. Leicester vs W Brom November 6, 2016, 4:15pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Their struggles on the road have been well documented - one point from five games, and that coming against Spurs last Saturday - but at the King Power they have been a different animal.Their form at home is among the best in the league, with three wins, two draws, eight goals scored and just two conceded. Another win this weekend could lift them into the top half of the Premier League for the first time for over a month. Also See: Le Tiss Premier League verdict Goals, goals, goals in your pocket VOTE: Spurs greatest player Tyler: Man Utds wayward woe ' ' '
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