Pires says Villa are ‘very united’
Aston Villa midfielder Robert Pires has rejected chat of a mutiny at the club and insisted the team management had been proper to impose “strict” guidelines on player conduct.

Arsenal will welcome back captain Cesc Fabregas (hamstring), England winger Theo Walcott (ankle) as effectively as midfielders Alex Song (knee) and Abou Diaby (groin). Striker Robin van Persie (thigh) has shaken off a minor knock endured for the duration of worldwide duty, as has Nicklas Bendtner (ankle).

Bale in race to face Actual
Gareth Bale is facing a race in opposition to time to be fit for Tottenham’s Champions League clash from True Madrid after the club exposed he endured a grade one particular hamstring strain while on worldwide duty with Wales.