From the Back Pages, March 24: Wenger’s job in doubt after frail surrender

Paul Hayward: The nature of Arsenal’s 6-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge deepens the suspicion that Arsene Wenger’s teams can go so far towards success but then no further. (The Telegraph)

From the back pages
From the back pages

For long periods of a familiarly chaotic afternoon, it felt like we were witnessing Tottenham Hotspur’s season in microcosm, until Gylfi Sigurdsson supplied a happy ending. Such storylines have been fairly scarce at White Hart Lane recently, so should be savoured by the home fans while they can, as Tim Sherwood did by jumping for joy after his return to the touchline. (The Times)

Brendan Rodgers is happy for Liverpool fans to dream of the Premier League title. The Kop boss watched on as Luis Suarez’s hat-trick helped the rampant Reds to a 6-3 win at Cardiff, their sixth on the bounce. (The Mirror)

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Magical Messi fires hat-trick to give Barca win in seven-goal El Clasico thriller as referee awards THREE controversial penalties and Ramos sees red. (Daily Mail)

FORMER Chelsea star Salomon Kalou has revealed that Arsenal tried to sign him in January before turning to the crocked Kim Kallstrom. (The Express)

After a victory over Chelsea that promised a corner had been turned, Villa slipped back into their old calamitous ways on Sunday, sinking to a ninth defeat at home this season, moreover against a Stoke City side whose last win away had been back in August, at West Ham United. (The Independent)

It will come as no great surprise to Stuart Broad that he has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a level one charge of publicly criticising match officials following England’s World Twenty20 match against New Zealand. (The Guardian)