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What the back pages say: Arsenal remain title contenders, says Wenger and Tevez parties in Argentina

18 Dec 2011 07:22:05

What the back pages say: Arsenal remain title contenders, says Wenger and Tevez parties in Argentina

MAIL ON SUNDAY: Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side will be right back in the Premier League title race if they beat leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium today. Wenger: Arsenal are back in the race for the title if we can beat Manchester City Also: Carlos Tevez appears to be enjoying his extended holiday from Manchester City after taking to the stage at an Argentine night club for a duet with a Latin American Noddy Holder. Tevez sing-song rubs it in as Manchester City await his return All smiles: Wenger is hoping victory over City can reignite title challenge SUNDAY TIMES: Chelsea have identified teenage Germany international Mario Gotze as the player to replace Frank Lampard in the overhaul of their first team. Also: The former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has revealed that he was the subject of legal action by the club in April 2008 and that his relationship with manager Sir Alex Ferguson has completely broken down. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Manchester United are close to securing a ?29.3million deal to sign Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitan at the end of the season, with the Portuguese club understood to have struck an informal agreement with the Premier League champions over the sale of the Argentina international. Also: Tottenham are looking to secure a ?150million sponsorship deal to help fund their proposed new stadium, with Qatar Airways the likeliest contender. THE OBSERVER: Nicklas Bendtner has reinforced an already quirky reputation by taking the unusual step of issuing a public apology for assorted recent misjudgements. Also: A dramatic late equaliser by Jordi Gomez robbed Chelsea of all three points just when an efficient if uninspiring performance seemed to have preserved their winning habit. Feeling Blue: Gomez's late strike denied Chelsea victory at Wigan INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: Manchester United could be handed a shock return to the Champions League in place of Basle after FIFA yesterday threatened to suspend Switzerland from world football. Also: Blackburn are offering a mince pie to every supporter at Tuesday night's game with Bolton, although only the head of Steve Kean is likely to be enough to drag people through Ewood Park's turnstiles. SUNDAY EXPRESS: Roberto Mancini celebrates his second anniversary as Manchester City manager with doubts over his long-term future. Also: Manchester United were playing down their chances of a European Champions League reprieve last night as their group conquerors FC Basle sweated over a possible expulsion from the competition. SUNDAY MIRROR: Harry Redknapp is in torment over becoming the next England boss. Also: Liverpool have joined the chase for Newcastle's ?25million-rated midfielder Cheick Tiote. DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Man United could be in line for a sensational Champions League RETURN after FIFA threatened to throw FC Basle out of the competition. Also: Petr Cech boobed badly to damage Chelsea's title hopes last night. THE PEOPLE: Manchester United could be reinstated to the Champions League as FIFA threaten to suspend Switzerland from the world game. Also: Steve Kean faces the axe this week as Blackburn's owners Venky's set up a crisis meeting - to decide his future and what to spend. Loud and clear: The Rovers fans were not happy with the defeat to West Brom  Tevez sing-song rubs it in as Manchester City await his returnWenger: Arsenal are back in the race for the title if we can beat Manchester City  Share this article: FacebookTwitterGoogle+MessengerLinkedInDigg itNewsvineFarkNowpublicRedditPrint articleEmail article Add your commentsComments (0)No comments have so far been submitted. 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