Saturday, April 28, 2012
Arsenal Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal will have to combat Stoke's aerial threat, but believes the Gunners must stick to their footballing philosophy. Aston Villa Norwich City manager Paul Lambert believes it is 'extremely unfair' that he is being linked with replacing Aston Villa coach Alex McLeish. Blackburn Steve Kean admits Blackburn are going to have to win at least one of their away games at Tottenham and Chelsea to have a chance of staying up. Bolton Bolton head coach Owen Coyle has urged his plucky players to continue defying their critics as they look to climb out of the relegation zone. Chelsea Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed that he is confident that Chelsea will allow him to stay on loan at Atletico Madrid a second season. Everton Everton are believed to be interested in Wigan midfielder Mohamed Diame, who will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season. Fulham Martin Jol has warned Simon Davies he will only be a bit-part player if the veteran stays at Fulham next season as he wants a younger team. Liverpool Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish would be happy just to see some league victories before the end of the season irrespective of how his side play. Manchester City Midfielder James Milner admits he is frustrated by his lack of playing time, but insists Man City winning matches is the most important thing. Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson has stated that choosing players to leave out of his side's crucial clash against Manchester City is a 'torturous' process. Newcastle United Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is targeting a third-place finish in order to avoid the heartbreak of missing out on the UEFA Champions League. Norwich City Norwich City manager Paul Lambert believes it is 'extremely unfair' that he is being linked with replacing Aston Villa coach Alex McLeish. Queens Park Rangers QPR head coach Mark Hughes says the club's recent form has given the Hoops a better chance of survival than many people would have expected. Stoke City Stoke coach Tony Pulis is hoping to pick up enough points in the next four games to be where they deserve to be - in the top half of the table. Sunderland Sunderland coach Martin O'Neill would love to bring a striker like Fernando Llorente of Bilbao, but accepted that he is an unrealistic target. Swansea City Joe Allen believes Swansea is the best place to continue his footballing education and that the club have a bright future under coach Rodgers. Tottenham Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto will miss the rest of the season after suffering a dislocated shoulder, Harry Redknapp has confirmed. West Brom Striker Shane Long is adamant that West Brom still have plenty to fight for this season, as they aim to take the local bragging rights again. Wigan Athletic Everton are believed to be interested in Wigan midfielder Mohamed Diame, who will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season. Wolverhampton Wolves keeper Dorus de Vries has no regrets about leaving Saturday's opponents Swansea last summer despite the Midlands club being relegated.