READ about this and find out what other top sport stories are making the headlines in today’s UK national newspapers - Sunday, November 20, 2011.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Arsene Wenger has revealed this could be his last season at Arsenal. Also: Chelsea will launch a £20million bid to land Toon star Cheick Tiote.
THE SUNDAY TIMES: Sir Clive Woodward, head coach of England’s 2003 World Cup-winning team, has broken a four-year silence on the continuing demise of the national team in response to the resignation last week of team manager Martin Johnson. Also: This time the goal celebration involved folded arms and a thousand-yard stare. Mario Balotelli has got serious about achieving and so have Manchester City.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Manchester City aim to agree a new kit deal with Umbro at the end of the season that will see them bank £200million over the next seven years. Also: Swansea had only themselves to blame as they were beaten by champions Manchester United.
THE PEOPLE: Liverpool have designed a radical year-long health and fitness regime for Andy Carroll - amid fears he will not be fully fit for 12 months. Also: Arsene Wenger has rocked Arsenal by admitting he will consider his future at the end of the season.
THE OBSERVER: Roberto Mancini praised Mario Balotelli’s contribution as Manchester City extended their unbeaten Premier League run to 12 matches - setting a club record of 15 if you count the final three from last season - and consolidated their position at the top of the league with their 11th win of the campaign. Also: Arsene Wenger has confirmed his commitment to Arsenal after reports emerged from France casting doubt on his future at the club.
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Basil D’Oliveira, who died yesterday aged 80, has been hailed as an “inspiration” to prisoners of Robben Island by one of Nelson Mandela’s fellow inmates. Also: Arsene Wenger has revealed he sees his Arsenal future only in the “short-term” and says the club’s troubled start to the season left him wondering whether his 15 years were “coming to an end”.
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY: Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will consider his future as Arsenal manager at the end of the season if he feels he is no longer able to get the best out of his team. Also: Cheeky Manchester City fans sang ‘We’ll score when we want’ as the Premier League leaders continued their record-equalling start to the season with a 3-1 victory over previously unbeaten Newcastle.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: The first cracks in Andre Villas-Boas’s relationship with Chelsea have appeared following a frosty conversation with owner Roman Abramovich. Also: The world of cricket was last night mourning the death of Basil D’Oliveira, the South Africa-born former England star, who has died at the age of 80.
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: Liverpool’s manager Kenny Dalglish has strongly defended his £35million signing Andy Carroll after Fabio Capello said the striker must improve his form and fitness to come close to the England squad. Also: Without the dramatic events of the late summer of 1968, Basil D’Oliveira’s life would have been extraordinary. With them, his place in cricket and beyond is imperishable; he changed the course of history.