From the Back Pages, December 14: New setback for David Moyes as Robin van Persie is ruled out for month

David Moyes has been dealt another severe blow with Robin van Persie ruled out of action for a month with a thigh strain. (The Times)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Arsenal may face their third crucial match in six days when they take on Manchester City on Saturday, but manager Arsene Wenger is not complaining about the Gunners busy festive schedule. (The Independent)

Luis Suarez could complete a remarkable rehabilitation at Liverpool... by proudly wearing the captain’s armband this weekend. (The Mirror)

Joe Hart expected to be back on the bench as Costel Pantilimon returns in goal. England goalkeeper looks set to miss out on a Premier League start for his club again despite his impressive performance in Champions League win over Bayern Munich (The Telegraph)

Liverpool are poised to make a £12million bid for Mohamed Salah after manager Brendan Rodgers made a personal check on the Basle winger. (Daily Mail)

BELGIAN youngster Adnan Januzaj has revealed that his best could be yet to come because he has not yet had an opportunity to play in his favoured position behind the strikers at Manchester United. (The Express)

Andy Murray is the shortest-priced favourite in the 60-year history of the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award after becoming the first British man to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title since Fred Perry in 1936. (The Guardian)