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Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Arsene Wenger is looking forward to Wednesday's Champions League game at Marseille in a competition he admits Arsenal feel less pressure in.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa are reportedly keeping tabs on Danish international Simon Poulsen, with a view to launching a bid for his services in January.

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Jason Lowe was pleased with his side's performance against QPR at the weekend despite failing to pick up a win.

Manager Owen Coyle has told the Bolton players left out of the squad for the win over Wigan Athletic that they have only themselves to blame.

Genk manager Mario Been has admitted it would not be a surprise if the club's star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne eventually ends up at Chelsea.

David Moyes insists Everton can hang on to starlet Ross Barkley but admits 'every club will want' what he has called an 'outstanding player'.

Fulham can confound the accepted formula for European success in the group stages by claiming a second away win, according to Pajtim Kasami.

Lee McCulloch grabbed the only goal of the game as Rangers claimed the victory over Premiership side Liverpool in a friendly match at Ibrox.

Manchester City
Sergio Aguero scored his first Champions League goal as Manchester City registered their first in Group A following the tie versus Villarreal.

Manchester United
Wayne Rooney scored his second Champions League goal as Man Utd registered their first win in Group C following the match at Otelul Galati.

Newcastle United
Modibo Maiga is concentrating on performing as well as he can for Sochaux as reports claim the striker is to join Newcastle Utd in January.

Norwich City
Manager Paul Lambert has warned his Norwich players they must repeat their performance from the Swansea win when they travel to Liverpool.

Queens Park Rangers
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has pledged to improve the club's facilities and revealed he has found a potential site for a new training ground.

Stoke City
Asmir Begovic has been Stoke City's number one for 12 months, but he accepts that he must carry on improving if he is to retain the jersey.

Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan believes his Black Cats side possess enough team spirit to see them climb out of the relegation trouble.

Swansea City
Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm is convinced his move to the Premier League has boosted his chances of playing a key role in Euro 2012.

CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia has expressed a desire to play in the Premier League after being linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

West Brom
West Brom defender Jonas Olsson believes an increased strength in depth will benefit his side as they aim to match last season's achievements.

Wigan Athletic
Dave Whelan insists he would pull Wigan Athletic out of the Premier League if promotion and relegation was scrapped in the English top flight.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is set to be without the services of Steven Fletcher for two weeks and Kevin Foley for at least four with injuries.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa was satisfied with the solid performance against Osasuna, but admits there is still room for improvements.

Atletico Madrid
Adrian said playing with a lone striker should not prevent Atletico from scoring a lot of goals as he looks forward to score against Udinese.

Coach Pep Guardiola has warned Barcelona not to underestimate unknown side Viktoria Plzen, who eliminated Rosenborg from the Champions League.

Espanyol midfielder Juan Forlin has declared that he is in top form and the win away to Rayo Vallecano has removed a thorn from their side.

Getafe defender Miguel Torres insists his team are not nervous about their situation and are convinced the situation will turn around soon.

Granada defender Allan Nyom has promised that his team will do everything they can to get the 3 points against direct rivals Sporting Gijon.

Pedro Lopez said the strength of his Levante team and the good atmosphere in the dressing room are the main reasons they are doing very well.

Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla believes the next game against Real Madrid is a good opportunity to help them forget about the Levante defeat.

Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar has made it clear that he joined the club because he wanted to, not because he was sent there by Bilbao.

Racing Santander
Young Racing midfielder Jairo Samperio is delighted to be playing in the La Liga, but knows it will not be easy to hold down his position.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo defender Alejandro Arribas admitted it was their worst performance last weekend as Espanyol prevented his side from playing their game.

Real Betis
Betis midfielder Juanma admits his side must beat Rayo not only because they are direct rivals but also to get out of their current slump.

Real Mallorca
Bad news for Real Mallorca coach Joaquin Caparros as Dutch defender Gianni Zuiverloon is sidelined for 10 days due to a small muscle tear.

Real Sociedad
Sociedad midfielder Xabi Prieto admits the defeat to Zaragoza has affected his team, because they were unable to create any chances at goal.

Real Zaragoza
Zaragoza midfielder Franco Zuculini has no complaints about being played out of position and is happy with the minutes he received so far.

Bad news for Sevilla boss Marcelino Garcia Toral after it was confirmed that Diego Perotti will miss the next five games due to a muscle tear.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon striker Mate Bilic warned his side that time for talks is over and they must prove their worth by beating Granada this weekend.

Valencia right-back Miguel Brito believes it is vital to win the match against Bayer Leverkusen if they are to get through the group stage.

Serie A

AC Milan
Coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned his AC Milan side to not underestimate BATE Borisov if they want to win their Champions League group.

AS Roma
Good news for AS Roma after it was confirmed that Heinze and Rosi only sustained minor bruises and should be available to take on Palermo.

Young Atalanta midfielder Jack Bonaventura is satisfied with his performance so far this season, but says he is not obsessed about scoring.

Bologna president Albano Guaraldi was glad that they did not sell Gaston Ramirez in the summer and hopes to renew his contract at the club.

Massimo Cellino said he was quick to appoint Massimo Ficcadenti as Cagliari boss in the summer because he feared Palermo will sign him first.

Catania midfielder Sergio Almiron was delighted to score his first goal in a year and especially since it was an important goal against Inter.

Cesena will appeal to Adrian Mutu's three-match suspension, which will see the striker miss the fixtures against Siena, Cagliari and Parma.

Chievo striker Sergio Pellissier has warned his side to be extra wary of Inter Milan, who will be hungry due to their position in the league.

It was reported that Fiorentina chiefs have pardoned Juan Manuel Vargas and the midfielder is set to feature in the match against Catania.

Genoa chief Enrico Preziosi revealed that he is considering a contract extension for coach Alberto Malesani rather than showing him the door.

Inter Milan

Juventus have confirmed that this will be Alessandro Del Piero's final season at the club, but it is unclear whether the captain will retire.

Lazio playmaker Hernanes has admitted that the weekend success over city rival AS Roma was the most beautiful match of his career to date.

Lecce defender Nenad Tomovic has reminded his team-mates to stay focused on their work, especially in view of their next match against Milan.


Good news for Novara coach Attilio Tesser as Alex Pinardi is expected to resume training on Wednesday, after sustaining a mild concussion.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has renewed his confidence in Devis Mangia and Sean Sogliano, stating that both are still new to Serie A.

Cristian Zaccardo admitted Fulham, Genoa and Fiorentina wanted him in the summer, but the conditions were not right for him to leave Parma.

Siena sports director Giorgio Perinetti has assured the unhappy Gaetano D'Agostino that he is a part of their plans for the 2011-12 campaign.

Mauricio Isla has reacted to links with Inter by claiming it may be best for him to leave Udinese in the summer after five years at the club.