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  • Euroscout: Mario Goetze

    Ahead of Arsenal's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday at the Emirates Stadium we investigate the threat that Germany's teenage playmaker will pose to the Premier League club.

    Player: Mario Goetze
    Date of birth: June 3, 1992 (age 19)
    Place of birth: Memmingen, Germany
    Nationality: German
    Height: 1.76m (5ft 9in)
    Position: Midfielder
    Current club: Borussia Dortmund
    Former clubs: None
    Number: 11

    Background: When Arsenal found themselves shorn of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri with time running out at the end of the August transfer window, it was reported that Arsene Wenger made an
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  • Euroscout: Jordi Alba

    Ahead of England's international friendly against Spain on
    Saturday, we profile the world champions' versatile left-sider Jordi Alba, who
    may be given a chance to impress at Wembley by manager Vicente del Bosque.

    Player: Jordi Alba Ramos

    Date of birth: March 21, 1989

    Place of birth: Barcelona, Spain

    Nationality: Spanish

    Height: 1.70m (5ft 7in)

    Position: Full-back/Winger

    Current club: Valencia

    Number: 17

    Former clubs: Gimnastic (season-long
    loan)

    Background: Jordi Alba's impressive Spain debut against Scotland last month has brought him attention from the wider footballing public outside of
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  • Euroscout: Jonathan de Guzman

    Ahead of Manchester City's trip to Spain to play Villarreal in their Champions League Group A encounter, we profile the home side's playmaker Jonathan de Guzman and his potential to harm the Premier League leaders' hopes of reaching the knockout stage.

    Player: Jonathan de Guzman 
    Date of birth: September 13, 1987
    Place of birth: Toronto, Canada
    Nationality: Dutch
    Height: 1.74m (5ft 9in)
    Position: Midfielder
    Current club: Villarreal
    Number:
     8
    Former clubs: Feyenoord, Real Mallorca


    Background: This season Villarreal have failed to replicate their form in the last campaign, which saw them finish fourth

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  • Euroscout: Loic Remy

    Ahead of Arsenal's trip to France to play Marseille in the Champions
    League on Wednesday night, we investigate the threat that striker Loic Remy - a forward compared in style to Thierry Henry - will pose to the Premier League club.

    Player: Loic Remy
    Date of birth: January 2, 1987
    Place of birth: Rillieux-la-Pape, France
    Nationality: French
    Height: 1.84m (6ft ½ in)
    Position: Striker
    Current club: Olympique Marseille
    Number:
    11
    Former clubs: Lyon, Lens and Nice

    Background: Didier Deschamps, the Marseille coach, has described Loic Remy as a "young professional who is fast and powerful with huge
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  • Euroscout: Sergio Canales

    Ahead of Chelsea's trip to Spain to play Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday night, we investigate the threat that young playmaker Sergio Canales will pose to the Premier League club.

    Player: Sergio Canales
    Date of birth: February 16, 1991 (age 20)
    Place of birth: Santander
    Nationality: Spanish
    Height: 1.73m (5ft 9in)
    Position: Midfielder
    Current club: Valencia (on loan from Real Madrid)
    Number: 16
    Former club: Racing Santander

    Background: When Valencia welcome Chelsea to the Mestalla for Wednesday's Champions League fixture they will gaze enviously across the turf and see resplendent in
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  • Euroscout: Ezequiel Lavezzi

    We study the threat Ezequiel Lavezzi will pose to Manchester City in the Champions League.

    Player: Ezequiel Iván Lavezzi

    Date of birth: 3 May 1985 (age 26)

    Place of birth: Villa Gobernador Gálvez

    Nationality: Argentina

    Height: 1.73m (5ft 8in)

    Position: Forward

    Current club: Napoli

    Number: 22

    Former clubs: Estudiantes, San Lorenzo

    Background: City and
    their team of all-stars may start as warm favourites but Napoli have a few weapons of their own to brandish in the heat
    of battle.None more so than the buzzing forward Lavezzi, a stocky figure who
    snagged plaudits for his role in his
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