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Watford appoint Oscar Garcia as new head coach

Watford have appointed Oscar Garcia as their new head coach following the resignation of Beppe Sannino.

Oscar Garcia has been appointed as the new Watford manager. Credit: PA Wire

Garcia, who took Brighton into the play-offs last season, will take over with the club second in the Championship.

Watford said they had beaten off competition from "several high-profile English clubs" to secure Garcia's services.

Sannino, who only took over in December, stepped down after Saturday's 4-2 win over Huddersfield, saying he had "gone as far as I can" in the role.

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Football fans hope Premier League listens to protesters

Football fans have continued to take to Twitter to share their support for today's "Affordable Football for All" demonstration:

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Football fans prepare to protest against ticket prices

Photos of football fans preparing to march in the Football Supporters' Federation protest, against the rising cost of season tickets, have appeared on Twitter:

Arsenal 'buzzing' after Alexis Sanchez signing

Alexis Sanchez's arrival has left the Arsenal squad "buzzing" ahead of the new campaign, according to defender Carl Jenkinson - with more new signings expected before the Community Shield against Manchester City at Wembley.

Alexis Sanchez. Credit: PA

Arsenal moved swiftly to close out the transfer of Chile forward Sanchez in what is said to be a £30 million deal from Barcelona. Jenkinson believes he can help the FA Cup winners target more success: "He is world class and they are the sort of players you want to see at the club.

"The squad are buzzing as much as the fans, because if you are going to push on as a club and really compete for things, you need to sign top players," Jenkinson said on www.Arsenal.com.

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Sanchez: Wenger's style of play 'like Chile's team'

Alexis Sanchez has said he is "certainly glad" to be the first Chilean ever to play for Arsenal, after it was announced that the Barcelona player had signed with the club.

Chile international Alexis Sanchez Credit: PA

Speaking to Arsenal.com, Sanchez said: "Arsène Wenger´s style of play is the sort of style the Chilean national team has. Therefore I am used to it. Arsenal plays very well, which fits my style. That's why I moved here.

"I am definitely looking forward to playing there. Every child dreams to play in a ground like Emirates Stadium."

Chamakh signs two-year Crystal Palace deal

Marouane Chamakh has signed a new two-year contract at Crystal Palace, the Barclays Premier League side have announced.

Crystal Palace's Marouane Chamakh. Credit: PA

The 30-year-old Morocco international originally moved to Selhurst Park on a one-year deal last summer after leaving former club Arsenal and went on to become a regular fixture in the Eagles' side as Tony Pulis guided them to Premier League safety.

"My priority is to stay here. The adventure here is not over. We've had a good season and built something really, really strong. I hope that will continue", Chamakh told the official programme.

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Celebrities hail Gunners' signing of Sanchez

Former England cricketer Phil Tufnell was among a host of stars praising Arsenal's signing of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. Actor Will Poulter and comedian Alan Davies said they were "so happy" that the Chile international striker had agreed to join the club on a long-term contract.

Sanchez signs for Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez joins Arsenal from Barcelona. Credit: Arsenal.

Chile international striker Alexis Sanchez has agreed to join Arsenal Football Club on a long-term contract.

Sanchez has just returned from the World Cup in Brazil, where he scored two goals in four appearances.

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said: “As many people have seen during the World Cup this summer, Alexis is a fantastic footballer and we are delighted that he is joining us at Arsenal Football Club."

It is expected that Sanchez will make his first Arsenal appearance at the Emirates Cup, which takes place at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3.

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