From the Back Pages, October 2: Gunners put on vintage display to mark Wenger’s 17 years in charge

From the back pages
From the back pages

ARSENE WENGER marked his 17th anniversary in charge of Arsenal with a fitting 2-0 win over Napoli courtesy of goals from Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud at the Emirates this evening. (Express)

Fernando Torres will not face retrospective disciplinary action for scratching the face of Jan Vertonghen, the Tottenham defender. (The Times)

José Mourinho prowled his technical area wrapped up in long coat and scarf, wearing the scowl of a man still rather dissatisfied with his lot, but Chelsea’s response to a sluggish opening in their Champions League campaign had been emphatic. Steaua Bucharest were swatted aside, all that trauma endured against Basel a fortnight ago exorcised. The 2012 European Cup winners are up and running. (The Guardian)

Cesc Fabregas nodded a pinpoint header to break the hearts of 10-man Celtic after the Hoops had skipper Scott Brown sent off for fouling Neymar. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United stalwart Rio Ferdinand will miss the Champions League tie with Shakhtar Donetsk and faces questions over his long-term future in the club’s defence. (The Telegraph)

Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Real Madrid’s Champions League match against FC Copenhagen on Wednesday because of a thigh problem. (The Mirror)

Paolo Di Canio denies ‘training ground bust-up’ as he speaks out for the first time on his Sunderland reign being ‘unfairly cut short’. (The Independent)