BBC Sports Gossip: Arsenal, Rojo, Terry, Chelsea, Williamson


Chelsea captain John Terry could play for the “second-string side” in the Capital One Cup tie at Walsall in midweek, days after being left out of the team for a Champions League game and derby with Arsenal. (Daily Mirror) 

The Sun

The Sun leads with Anthony Martial’s contribution in Manchester United’s 3-2 win at Southampton

Defender Marcos Rojo, 25, saved his Manchester United career after talks with manager Louis van Gaal. (Daily Star) 

Former Stoke and West Ham winger Matthew Etherington, 34, has revealed he lost £1.5m through his addiction to gambling. (Times – subscription required) 

Saido Berahino says his winning goal for West Brom in the 1-0 win at Aston Villa was more like a “Zinedine Zidane touch” than a lucky deflection. (Daily Express) 

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Juan Mata’s 44-pass goal against Southampton proves that his “philosophy” is working. (Guardian) 

Defender Tyias Browning, 21, hopes he has done enough to retain his place in the Everton side after keeping Swansea winger Jefferson Montero quiet in Saturday’s 0-0 draw.(Liverpool Echo) 

The son of the Syrian refugee tripped by a Hungarian journalist was invited to accompany Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo on to the pitch before their Spanish league game on Saturday. (Daily Mail) 

Newcastle defender Mike Williamson, 31, has rejected the chance to join Preston North End on loan. (Evening Chronicle) 

Sunderland midfielder Jeremain Lens, 27, says the officials are not to blame for their 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth, despite having a legitimate goal ruled out. (Sunderland Echo) 

Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire have sacked head coach and former Ipswich Town defender Frank Yallop and assistant Marc Bircham – once of QPR. (Chicago Fire) 

Head coach Steve McClaren says his struggling Newcastle side “do not have an identity” yet. (Guardian) 

Striker Kenny Miller says his Rangers team “can hurt anyone” following the Scottish Championship side’s 2-1 win at Dumbarton on Saturday – their 11th consecutive victory in all competitions. (Herald Scotland) 

Best of social media

Goalkeeper David De Gea  may have impressed in Manchester United’s 3-2 win at Southampton, but is happy to concede that United’s man of the moment is teenager Anthony Martial, who scored again.

David De Gea

Ronald Koeman

Less happy with the home defeat by United was Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen was delighted to return to the first team and help them to a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. The Dane has been out of action since mid-August with a knee problem

And finally…

A petition has been created to prevent referee Mike Dean from officiating in another Arsenal game following his performance in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Chelsea. (Daily Mirror) 


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