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Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal's players have to share responsibility for scoring goals and their revival has been very much a team effort.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given will be sidelined for a month after suffering a hamstring injury against Manchester United last Saturday.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean has revealed he is targeting a new midfielder and striker in January and believes they can secure a top-10 finish.

Owen Coyle has a 'fantastic relationship' with the Bolton board after chairman Phil Gartside said there was no need for a vote of confidence.

Chelsea are reportedly ready to offload several players when the market re-opens in January, with Saloman Kalou being linked to Marseille.

Coach David Moyes says he would willingly bring more creativity into his Everton squad in the transfer window if he had the means to do so.

Clint Dempsey scored his fourth Premier League goal as Fulham registered their second home victory following the fixture against Liverpool.

Clint Dempsey scored his fourth Premier League goal to condemned Liverpool to their third away defeat following the fixture against Fulham.

Manchester City
Carlos Tevez's agent said there are still issues to be solved, but claimed the the Manchester City striker has set his heart AC Milan move.

Manchester United
Phil Jones insists he is content with being used as a versatile member of the Man Utd team but hopes to hold a place as his career progresses.

Newcastle United
Newcastle defender Steven Taylor is devastated at suffering a potentially season-ending injury and is not putting a timescale on his recovery.

Norwich City
A tribunal has ruled Manchester City need only pay Norwich GBP250,000 for teenage goalkeeper Angus Gunn, the son of Canaries legend Bryan.

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers head coach Neil Warnock has hinted he will not sign a striker in the January market as he needs to strengthen elsewhere.

Stoke City
Tony Pulis played down concerns over Thomas Sorensen's head injury after the goalkeeper was stretchered off in Stoke's victory over Everton.

Wes Brown expects Martin O'Neill to make an instant impact at Sunderland - but needs to make his first job improving the team's confidence.

Swansea City
It was reported that Swansea are one of three clubs to have bid for Cliftonville hot-shot Rory Donnelly, who has scored 14 goals this season.

Coach Harry Redknapp admits Rafael van der Vaart was disappointed not to start against Bolton, but he is determined to protect the playmaker.

West Brom
West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster has insisted he has no plans to return to the England set-up and remains happy with his decision to step down.

Wigan Athletic
Roberto Martinez insists he still 'firmly' believes Wigan can improve dramatically in the rest of the Premier League season - and stay up.

Right-back Stephen Ward believes that Mick McCarthy is the right man to lead Wolves and insists that he has the backing of all the players.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa was unhappy with their performance against Mallorca, as his team never looked like they were going to win.

Atletico Madrid
Galatasaray have confirmed their interest in Atletico's Jose Antonio Reyes and will open talks as soon as their coach gives the green light.

Lionel Messi has admitted that Barcelona must get a positive result versus Real Madrid because it will set them up for the rest of the season.

Espanyol's Romaric is set to return to squad on Tuesday after he was forced to train alone as part of his punishment for breaking club rules.

Federico Fazio scored his first La Liga goal of the season to condemned Getafe to their sixth away defeat following the match against Sevilla.

Bad news for Granada manager Fabriciano Gonzalez as midfielder Carlos Martins is sidelined for 15 days after sustaining a hamstring injury.

Bad news for Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez after it was confirmed that defender Asier del Horno is sidelined for six to eight weeks.

Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini insisted that his team did not deserve to lose to Sociedad and that the match official influenced the result.

Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar has admitted that his team were lucky to win at Betis, with a last minute goal against a superior rivals.

Racing Santander
Racing striker Lautaro Acosta admitted he was not fully fit against Villarreal and finished the match with a hamstring and back discomfort.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval admitted that his Atletico were superior in every aspect, but he cannot fault his players' effort.

Real Betis
Betis president Miguel Guillen has underlined their long-term project, by insisting Pepe Mel will finish the season as the coach of the club.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is happy to be back among the final 3 candidate for FIFA Balon de Or after missing from the list last year.

Real Mallorca
Coach Joaquin Caparros was satisfied with Mallorca's performance versus Bilbao, but reminded his team that they cannot go far without winning.

Real Sociedad
Sociedad coach Philippe Montanier said he dropped Macdonald Mariga on Sunday because the match required a dead ball expert like Ruben Pardo.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre admits the defeat to Granada hurts and that he is concerned about the pyschological blow to his players.

Federico Fazio scored his first La Liga goal of the season as Sevilla registered their fifth home victory following the match against Getafe.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon are determined not to end the year in relegation zone as they look forward to the league clashes against Rayo and Espanyol.

Valencia's Diego Alves admits the match against Chelsea is the most important of the season so far, and believes they can upset the favourite.

Gonzalo Rodriguez admits the fans have the right to be angry following the defeat to Racing, but asked them to continue trusting Villarreal.

Serie A

AC Milan
Carlos Tevez's agent said there are still issues to be solved, but claimed the the Manchester City striker has set his heart AC Milan move.

AS Roma
AS Roma coach Luis Enrique has admitted that he could hand in his resignation if the players no longer feel he is the right man for the job.

Napoli are reportedly willing to offer EUR12 million plus half of Luca Cigarini's contract in exchange for Atalanta striker Manolo Gabbiadini.

Vice president Maurizio Setti is unsure if the win over Siena is a turning point for Bologna, but admits every Sunday is a war for survival.

Cagliari midfielder Andrea Cossu admits the three points against Catania were important because his team have been without a win for too long.

Catania director Pietro Lo Monaco admits the club will be looking for opportunities in the market, while admitting they have too many players.

Cesena defender Steve von Bergen is pleased that his team were able to compete for 70 minutes before finally relented to Juventus' attacks.

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino was satisfied to snatched a point against Atalanta, especially after conceding four goals to AC Milan.

Fiorentina are still chasing Santos' Marcos Arouca, but the Viola will have to wait until after Copa Libertadores in 2012 to make their move.

It was reported that Genoa are willing to offer Juventus the services of Rodrigo Palacio in exchange for the transfer of Fabio Quagliarella.

Inter Milan
Nerazzurri captain Javier Zanetti has revealed that Ricky Alvarez was close to joining Arsenal until he had a word with him about Inter Milan.

Juventus boss Antonio Conte is sweating over the fitness of Mirko Vucinic after the striker picked up a thigh problem during the Cesena clash.

Giuseppe Biava scored his first Serie A goal of the season as Lazio registered their third home victory following the match against Novara.

Lecce coach Serse Cosmi has no problem with his short-term contract at the club and believes the club can still avoid relegation this season.

Napoli are reportedly willing to offer EUR12 million plus half of Luca Cigarini's contract in exchange for Atalanta striker Manolo Gabbiadini.

Giuseppe Biava scored his first Serie A goal of the season to condemned Novara to their fifth away defeat following the match against Lazio.

Palermo goalkeeper Francesco Benussi is worried about their inability to score away from home and believes his team are too timid on the road.

Italian international Sebastian Giovinco has admitted that he hopes his performances at Parma will eventually earn him a move to a big club.

Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino does not regret about their defeat to Bologna, who scored with the only dangerous move they made in the game.

Udinese goalkeeper Samir Handanovic was being watched by two giants Manchester United and Bayern Munich in the summer, his agent has claimed.