Arsene Wenger was on the defensive last night in the wake of the Carling Cup victory. The French boss reacted angrily to questions about his future and the need to bring in a defensive coach at Arsenal. Wenger believes 14yrs consecutive years in the Champions League highlights his achievements as a manager and said he will leave it to others to judge his success.
Elsewhere in the papers Ferguson hails Michael Owen; Saha frozen out at Everton, while Abramovich orders AVB to play Chelsea’s kids.
England fall to eighth in Fifa world rankings – Daily Telegraph
Ferguson hails ‘fantastic’ striker Owen – Guardian
AC Milan target Tottenham ace van der Vaart – Talksport
Gazidis: Wenger’s job is safe at ‘role model’ Arsenal – Independent