Arsenal kicked off their new Premier League campaign in frustrating fashion, drawing 0-0 with Newcastle United, while Liverpool drew 1-1 with Sunderland, and Bolton Wanderers beat QPR with ease.
Gary Speed has named his first Wales squad and has left out Craig Bellamy for the Carling Nations Cup match against the Republic of Ireland, but Danny Gabbidon and Aaron Ramsey have been called up.
West Ham United manager Gianfranco Zola will attempt to bring in a striker this week after Guillermo Franco picked up an injury in training.
West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola has celebrated a year in the job by thanking chief executive Scott Duxbury for helping keep his best players at Upton Park
If returning to the Wales team after a long period on the sidelines was not enough, Danny Gabbidon is poised to walk out as captain in Montenegro.
Danny Gabbidon will end almost two years on the sidelines when he makes his return for Wales next week in a friendly against Montenegro.