Round-up of football headlines including from clubs Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Swansea and Manchester City
THE SUN ON SUNDAY: John Terry has had an amazing bust-up with Rafa Benitez. Also: Under-fire Arsene Wenger said he had no regrets after Arsenal suffered another shock cup KO. The Reds are fearing players like star striker Luis Suarez, 26, could leave the club in the summer. Celtic manager Neil Lennon expects “one or two” of his current squad to seek a move this summer but is hopeful Gary Hooper will not be one of them.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Swansea boss Michael Laudrup is emerging as a potential successor to Roberto Mancini if the Manchester City manager loses his job. Also: Colin Kazim-Richards sensationally knocked Arsenal Rover & Out of the FA Cup at the Emirates yesterday.
SUNDAY PEOPLE: LA Galaxy are so desperate to sign Frank Lampard that they are willing to share him with a top club in Europe. Also: Arsene Wenger’s nightmare season continued as Arsenal crashed out of the FA Cup to Blackburn Rovers.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Liverpool fear summer transfer raids on their star players like Luis Suarez. Also: Arsene Wenger slammed his team after Arsenal’s shock FA Cup exit to Blackburn Rovers. Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang, 20, says he is flattered to be linked to Premier League champions Manchester City.
THE OBSERVER: Arsenal will limp back into the Champions League this week a side wounded.
DAILY MAIL: Despondent Arsene Wenger rued another devastating defeat as the worst season in his 16-year Arsenal reign plumbed new depths amid a cacophony of abuse at the Emirates. Also: James Milner has revealed that Manchester City’s players held a crisis meeting following last week’s dismal 3-1 defeat at Southampton which left them 12 points behind title rivals United.
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: The pressure is mounting on Arsenal to beat Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League after they crashed out of the FA Cup to Championship side Blackburn Rovers, for whom former Gunners trainee Colin Kazim-Richards scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory. Also: Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has signalled a change of direction in his stellar athletics career by signing a deal to run the first half of this year’s Virgin London Marathon before making his debut over the full marathon distance on the capital’s streets in 2014. Liverpool have been told they can sign Anderlecht attacker Lucas Biglia, 27, for £4.5m in the summer despite the Argentine being valued at £8m.
THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: Arsene Wenger faces a season-defining game against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday after seeing his Arsenal side eliminated from the FA Cup at home by Blackburn Rovers. Also: It was fun while it lasted, this FA Cup run of Luton Town’s.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger responded with defiance last night to his side’s shock FA Cup defeat at home to Blackburn and angry calls from Gunners fans for his long reign as manager to end. Also: England No1 Joe Hart fears the axe from Roberto Mancini - even though Manchester City have conceded the least goals of any side in the Premiership.
SUNDAY TIMES: Arsenal fans reacted with a mixture of disbelief and simmering anger last night after their side were sent tumbling out of the Budweiser FA Cup by Championship side Blackburn Rovers. Also: Oldham striker Matt Smith is aiming to extend his Budweiser FA Cup scoring streak after his stoppage-time goal earned the League One side a fifth-round replay against Everton.