Peter Hill-Wood has hit back at claims that Arsenal is badly run, in light of criticism aimed at the club by shareholder Alisher Usmanov. The Gunners chairman feels that the Uzbek billionaire’s comments were ‘not helpful’ and has called for a little reality about Arsenal’s current situation. Hill-Wood feels supporters need to realise that the club cannot compete with the likes of Manchester City and the Gunners can only spend what they earn and have to live within their means.
Elsewhere in the news Vertonghen is hoping to reach an agreement with Ajax so he can complete his move to Tottenham; FIFA defends its World rankings, while Nemanja Vidic gives Manchester United by returning to full training.
Kolo Toure has called upon Robin van Persie to quit the Gunners for Manchester City, suggesting he can achieve all his ambitions at the Etihad Stadium – [Guardian]
Jan Vertonghen’s agent claims that the Belgium ace is in constant contact with Ajax in attempting to pave the way for his Tottenham move – [Guardian]
Ray Lewington has officially joined up as a full time coach with Roy Hodgson’s England regime – [Guardian]
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers steps up negotiations to make Roma striker Fabio Borini his first signing at Anfield – [Daily Telegraph]
Sepp Blatter reveals that it was Frank Lampard’s goal that never was at the 2010 World Cup that forced their hands to embrace technology – [Daily Telegraph]
Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher will continue to play pivotal roles in Liverpool’s development as a football club, according to Rodgers – [Independent]
QPR have strengthened their midfield options by signing Manchester United midfielder Park Ji Sung – [Independent]
Nemanja Vidic has given Manchester United a massive boost by returning to full training following his knee injury – [Daily Mail]
Dave Whelan has warned Chelsea that they won’t wane over their £10m asking price for Victor Moses – [Daily Mail]
Tony Fernandes has warned Joey Barton that he is on his last warning at Queens Park Rangers – [Sun]
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