A round up of sporting headlines including news from Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and QPR.
DAILY MAIL: Mikel Arteta admitted that Arsenal ‘threw everything away’ after their 3-3 draw with Anderlecht. A last minute equaliser broke the Gunners’ hearts. Also: Unsettled Toronto striker Jermain Defoe, 32, will join Queens Park Rangers in January as Harry Redknapp moves to sign the former Tottenham striker for the third time.
GUARDIAN: Brendan Rodgers hit back at criticism of his team selection in Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid, insisting he was right to leave out so many key players. Also: Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City could go on and win the Champions League despite his team claiming only two points so far in the group phase.
THE INDEPENDENT: Yaya Toure brands alleged racist abuse on Twitter a ‘disgrace’.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Just days before the two clubs meet in the Premier League, Chelsea manager questions Brendan Rodgers’s decision to rest players against Real Madrid. Also: Manchester United are ready to pay midfielder Anderson £1.4m to terminate his contract if they are unable to find a new club for the 26-year-old Brazilian in January.
DAILY STAR: Real Madrid star Iker Casillas rules out move to Arsenal and Liverpool.
SUN: Manchester United are still debating whether to turn Colombia striker Radamel Falcao’s loan move into a permanent deal. The Red Devils could sign the 28-year-old, who has scored one goal in five matches since arriving from Monaco, for £46m in the summer.
DAILY MIRROR: Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal wants to sign Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar, 29, in January to help solve his defensive problems.
TIMES: QPR defender Rio Ferdinand, 35, has decided not to appeal against the three-match ban given to him by the Football Association for comments he made on Twitter.
DAILY EXPRESS: Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho, 29, insists his recent omission from the Blues team is not because he is struggling to put Brazil’s World Cup nightmare behind him.