From the Back Pages, December 9: FA Cup draw: Arsenal vs Hull, AFC Wimbledon vs Liverpool and Manchester United to play Accrington or Yeovil

From the back pages
From the back pages

Arsenal have been drawn at home against Hull City in the Third Round of the FA Cup in a repeat of last year’s Wembley final and one of four fixtures featuring teams that have contested the final in previous years. (The Independent)

MANCHESTER UNITED rose to third in the Premier League standings after a superb brace from Robin van Persie. (The Express)

Arsene Wenger has taken the unusual step of naming his Arsenal side to face Galatasaray over 24 hours before the match kicks off, with three reserve forwards included in the starting XI. (Daily Mail)

Arsène Wenger has told his critics to judge him at the end of the season, rather than following emotionally charged defeats as he prepared to field an experimental team in Arsenal’s final Champions League Group D tie at Galatasaray on Tuesday. (The Guardian)

Brendan Rodgers has urged patience as he plots Liverpool’s European progress. The Reds boss called for his club’s fans to create another famous European night, as they face Basel in a winner takes all Champions’ League shoot-out. (The Mirror)

Martin Castrogiovanni is being investigated by European Professional Club Rugby for his expletive-filled attack on Richard Cockerill, the Leicester director of rugby, after Toulon’s 25-21 defeat at Welford Road on Sunday. (The Telegraph)

Squash and baseball could be part of future Olympic Games after a limit on the number of sports on the programme was lifted as part of an action plan to revamp the event. (The Times)