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News and links for Monday, August 1, 2016.

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Arsene Wenger: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has it all -
The England international was on target for the Gunners against Guadalajara and the manager is desperate to have him at full fitness for the new season

Chelsea’s Transfer Window & The Calm Before The (Pogba-Induced) Storm
The start of the Premier League season is creeping ever closer. On the horizon is the year of the super coach. Their names are familiar, established and with an impressive collection of trophies.

Saido Berahino set to leave West Brom after Diafra Sakho agrees to join
West Bromwich Albion are ready to offload Saido Berahino after agreeing a £15million deal with West Ham for Diafra Sakho.

"€1 pizza when Gonzalo Higuain picks up first injury!" - Naples restaurant's offer on new Juventus striker -
Local eatery 'Show Pizza' has offered €1 pizza when the 28-year-old striker suffers his first injury for his new club, and bitter rivals, Juventus. No, really.

Fuzzy glow of nostalgia obscures realities of England's 1966 World Cup
England celebrated their 1966 World Cup victory with a flashback-filled party at Wembley. But the country's nostalgia is masking a few difficult truths.

It's OK for Napoli fans to call Gonzalo Higuaín a traitor -
He did what was best for him, but only after invoking the name of Diego Maradona and declaring he was about something other than titles and money.

Sarri: 'Higuain disappointed everyone' | Football Italia
Apparently he didn't even say goodbye.

Lionel Messi should help choose Argentina coach - Juan Roman Riquelme - ESPN FC
Lionel Messi should be consulted in the search for a new Argentina coach, says former Argentina attacking midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme.

How paying €90 million for a player who peaked became a shrewd move for Juventus | Vice
The thing about the €90 million Juventus spent to airlift Gonzalo Higuain out from Napoli, its closest domestic competitor, and plop him onto the tip of its attack is that it's not really about the €90 million. Higuain is just one piece of what will likely wind up as the most significant transfer window of any club in Europe.

FA’s youth coaching game-changer means more ball-work and less shouting | Guardian
A fresh approach to the education of coaches moves away from the command-style model to a method that is more about whispering than hairdryer treatment