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Evening Report: March 11

Carl Jenkinson has insisted he's determined to keep his side in the Champions League as he believes it's the "pinnacle of football". The 21-year-old is in the frame to face Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, as the Gunners hope to reverse a 3-1 first-leg defeat.

Michael Carrick thinks tiredness was no excuse for Manchester United after they lost a two-goal lead in Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea. Sir Alex Ferguson suggested fatigue may have been a factor, but Carrick refused to use it as an excuse for his side's poor second-half display.

John Obi Mikel says the negativity from Chelsea supporters towards Rafa Benitez is affecting the players. Benitez was again subjected to jeers from the away section during the Blues' FA Cup draw at Manchester United - especially when Frank Lampard was substituted in the second half.

Gareth Barry says City are not concerned with who they face in the FA Cup semi-final. City will play the winner of the Chelsea versus Manchester United replay at Wembley for a chance to book their place in the final.

Andros Townsend is hoping a loan spell at Queens Park Rangers will allow him to prove his worth at Tottenham Hotspur. The midfielder headed out of White Hart Lane on transfer deadline day after finding his path to the first team blocked.

Vicente Del Bosque hopes that Barcelona can overturn their first-leg deficit in the Champions League. The Spain coach believes a Barca victory will help keep morale high in the national team ahead of their match against France later this month.

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