What today’s papers are saying, Sunday, December 15.
Mail on Sunday: England midfielder Jack Wilshere is facing FA action after making an obscene one-fingered gesture at Manchester City supporters yesterday. Also: Manchester United are confident Wayne Rooney is ready to begin discussions on a new four-year contract worth a staggering #50m - as David Moyes prepares to wield the axe in a bid to ignite their Premier League season.
Daily Star: Arsenal went into meltdown yesterday after being thrashed 6-3 at The Etihad. Also: Ross Barkley is wanted by Manchester giants United and City.
Sunday Express: Manchester United boss David Moyes is preparing to start spending in January, with moves for Paris Saint Germain’s Blaise Matuidi and Roma’s Dutch star Kevin Strootman. Also: Arsenal star Jack Wilshere is facing a one-match ban after making an abusive gesture to taunting Manchester City fans during the Gunners’ 6-3 defeat yesterday.
The People: Jack Wilshere faces an FA ban after giving Manchester City fans a one-fingered salute at the Etihad. Also: Wayne Rooney has piled pressure on David Moyes and his Manchester United team-mates by insisting: We simply cannot lose against Aston Villa.
Sun on Sunday: David Moyes has vowed to spend big next month to make up for missing out on #86 million Gareth Bale. Also: Jack Wilshere faces an FA ban as Arsenal’s season plunged into chaos.
Sunday Mirror: Arsenal lost the plot and went into meltdown as they were blown apart at Manchester City. Also: Arsenal Wenger will sign a new contract at Arsenal in the next month.
The Observer: West Brom sacked their head coach, Steve Clarke, last night after a 1-0 defeat at Cardiff that was the Premier League club’s fourth in a row and left them in 16th place. Also: Arsene Wenger hit out at the referee, Martin Atkinson, after a 6-3 defeat that he claimed flattered Manchester City, arguing that a penalty decision and a couple of offsides that went against Arsenal affected the result in consigning them to their third league defeat of the season.
The Independent: Arsene Wenger watched his side concede six goals to a rampant Manchester City but insisted that Manuel Pellegrini’s side are not unbeatable and “no better than Everton and Southampton”. Also: David Moyes intends to mount a desperate attempt to kick-start Manchester United’s faltering season in next month’s transfer window after revealing he has huge funds available.
The Sunday Times: West Bromwich Albion sacked their head coach, Steve Clarke, last night after a run of four straight defeats in the Premier League and six matches without a win. Also: Manchester United have finally begun moves to entice Wayne Rooney to the negotiating table for talks on a new contract.
Sunday Telegraph: Manchester City yesterday blew away Premier League leaders Arsenal in another exhilarating display of attacking football which opened wide the title race. Also: Wayne Rooney has spoken of his “hurt” at Manchester United’s dismal form and urged the team to pull themselves together.