Evening Report: December 3

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Sir Alex Ferguson believes having a strike force including Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie will mean Manchester United can challenge for everything this season.

The Old Trafford boss says the frequency with which they score will mean his team should be close to winning all competitions they are contesting.

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal can only find the solution to their problems from within, as the transfer market is too far away.

The Gunners’ poor form hit a new low on Saturday in the 2-0 loss to Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium, which caused many to call for heavy investment in the squad.

Chelsea have denied they are set to offer a former manager Avram Grant a consultancy role to aid new interim boss Rafael Benitez.

The Stamford Bridge club appear in crisis following the 3-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday, having not won in seven Premier League matches, but the club insist Benitez will continue in the role.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has reportedly “suspended” his international career with Togo, following a dispute over the Togo FA’s alleged failure to pay players promised bonuses.

It will be a boost to Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas, as it means he will not lose Adebayor for the duration of the Africa Cup of Nations, which is staged for nearly a month from the middle of January.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will be forced to field some of his big name stars in their final Champions League group game, against Borussia Dortmund.

Mancini had been hoping to rest a few key players ahead of next Sunday’s derby with Manchester United, but injuries now mean he will be forced to include them.

Robin Van Persie
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