From the Back Pages, November 9: No regrets in selling Robin van Persie, Arsene Wenger claims

From the back pages
From the back pages

Arsene Wenger still believes he was right to sell Robin van Persie to Manchester United because of the player’s “impatience” for trophies and new signings, but claims that Arsenal have now turned a corner enabling them to compete for top honours. (The Times)

Wayne Rooney, who scored his first Premier League goal against Arsenal in 2002, ended their 49-match unbeaten run in 2004, netted his 100th Premier League goal against the Gunners in 2010, and has the equal-most goals any player has scored against them in the division, has sent out a warning to the north Londoners, who visit Old Trafford on Sunday, saying: “They must be sick of the sight of me.” (The Independent)

Arsene Wenger claims Robin van Persie is still “an Arsenal player” at heart ahead of the Gunners’ Premier League meeting with Manchester United this weekend. (The Mirror)

Jose Mourinho has not accepted Eden Hazard’s apology for the Chelsea star missing training earlier this week. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United manager David Moyes says he does not have any problem with Ashley Young after ‘dive’. (The Telegraph)

Three men, including an investigator who worked for a company hired by Tottenham Hotspur during a bitterly contested battle for tenancy of the Olympic Stadium, have pleaded guilty to unlawfully obtaining the phone records and bank statements of West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady and others. (The Guardian)

MANCHESTER CITY have been dealt a hammer blow with the news that David Silva will be out of action for four weeks. (The Express)