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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin has lost his appetite for the game and is considering retiring from football at the end of the season at the age of 32.

Rafael Benitez is considering leaving David Luiz out of Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Sunday to protect him from earning a two-game ban.

Kevin Gallen has issued a damning assessment of Queens Park Rangers' transfer policy and fears the club will struggle to sell some of their big earners if they go down.

Clint Dempsey admitted Tottenham are starting to feel the pressure as they try to avoid a second season of Champions League heartache.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Martin Jol has challenged Fulham's young guns to break into his first-team squad next season.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Sir Alex Ferguson has urged Manchester United to forget about their defeat to Manchester City by telling his players: Now go and win the title.

Manchester City striker John Guidetti has dismissed reports that he could be on his way to PSV Eindhoven in a swap deal with defender Jetro Willems.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson does not fear burn-out this summer despite international duty extending his season.

John Heitinga has warned QPR that Everton will be just as desperate for the points when the sides lock horns at the weekend.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Moussa Sissoko feels the St James' Park crowd can be the key factor in Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second-leg clash with Benfica.

Newcastle United will snub the chance to take on Loic Remy off Queens Park Rangers' hands - should the London club be relegated.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Paolo Di Canio says Sunderland cannot afford to shed any tears at the loss of Craig Gardner for this weekend's Tyne-Wear derby.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup hopes the signing of Jose Canas will kick off another influx of Spanish stars at Swansea City this summer, with Celta Vigo's £8 million-rated Iago Aspas next in his sights.

EVENING GAZETTE

Adam Reach has welcomed Tony Mowbray's promise to give Boro's fringe players a chance to stake their claim.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves could be without Matt Doherty for Saturday's crunch relegation collision against Huddersfield as David Davis was all-but written off for the season.

West Brom boss Steve Clarke will look to give England under-17 star Isaiah Brown the chance to become the club's second-youngest debutant before the season is out.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

West Yorkshire Police have urged fans of both Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday to keep it clean and respectable at this weekend's big league derby clash.

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton has appealed to Norwich City's support to help drag the Canaries over the finishing line in their Premier League survival battle.

THE DAILY ECHO

Mauricio Pochettino's magical start at Southampton has seen his new team perform among the very best in the Premier League.

READING POST

Jobi McAnuff says the biggest lesson that Reading have learned this season in the Premier League is the way in which games are decided by the smallest of margins.

THE SENTINEL

Former Stoke favourites Terry Conroy and George Berry have rallied behind Tony Pulis by calling on chairman Peter Coates to resist calls to dismiss his beleaguered manager.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Ben Watson made a welcome return from almost five months out injured with a broken leg by making a 45-minute reserve-team run-out on Monday.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers legend Simon Garner has hit out at the timing of a meeting between Gary Bowyer, Derek Shaw, Paul Agnew, Shebby Singh and Venky's in India.

THE STAR

Neill Collins predicted Callum McFadzean and Joe Ironside can become Sheffield United heroes after revealing they have injected fresh impetus into the club's promotion campaign.

Long-serving forward Jermaine Johnson fears he will become surplus to requirements should Sheffield Wednesday go down.

Brian Flynn is in no rush to discuss a new contract - even if he guides Doncaster to promotion as early as this weekend.

EVENING TIMES

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall has declared that the next few days will be crucial in persuading his out-of-contract stars to stay at Fir Park.

Derel McInnes took over as Aberdeen boss yesterday - and vowed not to make any knee-jerk decision over players' futures.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon today came out fighting in the face of accusations a Hampden hoodoo hangs over his Hoops.

Rangers strike kid Kane Hemmings is top of the list for boss Ally McCoist as he ties down his top talents on new deals.

THE SCOTSMAN

Hibs manager Pat Fenlon has branded his side's bottom-six finish a failure as he bids to pick the players up for Saturday's Scottish Cup semi-final against Falkirk at Hampden.

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ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

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