Spain Inflict On Historic Defeat On Germany To Qualify For Nations league Semi-final

Mikel Arteta has expressed his relief at trimming an “unmanageable” Arsenal squad but added he is hopeful of negotiating a tough market to make additions before the January transfer window closes.

“We could not carry on with 31 players in the squad,” Arteta told a news conference on Thursday. “It is unmanageable. As well when you have to leave some of the foreign players out, it makes it even more difficult.

“To do it for a few weeks is okay, to do it for months and maintain the health, the ambition and the chemistry is really complicated. So, one of the main objectives was to make some decision of how we are going to offset that. We have done it. Just for me, the important thing is everybody feels involved, part, and that they have a chance.”

Ranking the World’s 10 Best Football Tournaments

The world of football glitters with an enormous variety of prizes.

Aside from the huge array of domestic leagues, there are some extraordinary cup competitions taking place, each with a unique claim to fame. Across the globe, domestic cup competitions vie with international tournaments for superiority.

Over the next 10 slides we run through the greatest knockout tournaments in world football, assessing each tournament on its global reputation and sporting challenge.

10. Copa del Rey

9. Confederations Cup

8. FA Cup

7. Africa Cup of Nations

6. UEFA Europa League

5. Copa Libertadores

4. Copa America

3. UEFA European Championship

2. UEFA Champions League

1. FIFA World Cup