The Football Talk: All the latest football News this evening

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Per Mertesacker has urged Arsenal to rediscover their pride by beating Manchester United on Wednesday.

Jan Vertonghen fears Tottenham will wave goodbye to their hopes of reaching the Champions League if they fail to win at Liverpool next month.

Eden Hazard admits that winning one trophy is a minimum target for Chelsea this season.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini doesn’t think Chelsea are now favourites for the league, despite going top of the table at the weekend.

Marouane Fellaini is desperately battling to overcome a groin injury in order to make a comeback for David Moyes’ squad at Arsenal on Wednesday.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool’s ruthless “demolition” of Arsenal ranks in the top three team performances of his illustrious Anfield career.

Everton’s current lack of strikers could be costly in their bid for the top four, fears Phil Jagielka.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Alan Pardew has indicated he is open to a new director of football being appointed above his head at Newcastle United.

Vito Mannone says Sunderland cannot afford to write off their trips to three of the Premier League’s elite.

THE JOURNAL

Holland striker Luuk de Jong is out to impress Newcastle United so he can make his move to Tyneside permanent.

Liam Bridcutt has leapt to the defence of Sunderland centre – back Wes Brown, arguing the defender “had to make” the challenge which ultimately dumped the Black Cats back in the relegation
mix.

SUNDERLAND ECHO
Vito Mannone insists Sunderland are not content to be the supporting cast in this week’s Capital One Cup final dress
rehearsal against Manchester City.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL
Lee Clark revealed that a change in Birmingham City’s mentality helped spark their crucial victory at Charlton Athletic.

Paul Lambert has confirmed for the first time that he will hold contract talks with Marc Albrighton as the winger strives to extend his Villa career.

EXPRESS & STAR

Pepe Mel will take West Brom to Spain this week in a bid to drum his tactics into his side for the Premier League survival run-in.

Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was today set to return to full training after recovering from his broken left hand.

THE SENTINEL
Mark Hughes is intending to stick around at the Brit for years to come to prove that his vision for Stoke City can become a successful reality.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Chuba Akpom has returned to Arsenal following the completion of his loan spell at Brentford.

Lewis Holtby has pledged to put his Tottenham Hotspur future to the back of his mind while battling for survival with Fulham.

Frank Lampard has opened the door for Eden Hazard to chase his Chelsea goalscoring record, says Jose Mourinho.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Pablo Hernandez insisted he is happy to stay at Swansea City after admitting his disappointment at Michael Laudrup’s departure.

WALES ONLINE
The Football Association could take action over Craig Bellamy’s clash with Swansea City’s Jonathan De Guzman.

THE PINK UN
Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass is the Canaries’ biggest injury doubt ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League trip to West Ham.

THE DAILY ECHO
Jose Fonte has refuted suggestions that Saints do not have anything left to play for in the league this season.

HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City manager Steve Bruce admits he will soon face a “nice problem” accommodating Sone Aluko in a rejuvenated attacking line led by Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic once the fit-again forward is back at full tilt.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Wigan Athletic boss Uwe Roller admitted the 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield was a “missed opportunity” for Latics to make up some ground on their play-off rivals.

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