Afternoon Report: April 16

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Arsenal welcome Wigan to the Emirates tonight, with Arsene Wenger's side looking to move 8 points ahead of rivals Tottenham in the table.

Gervinho is set to return to the squad after injury, but is expected to start on the bench with Arsene Wenger likely to name an unchanged starting eleven.

After smashing Tottenham to reach the FA Cup final yesterday, Frank Lampard believes Chelsea can beat Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final clash.

Elsewhere, Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted Ashley Young is quickly gaining a reputation for diving, with the winger accused of going down too easily.


Nicolas Anelka - now player/manager at Shanghai Shenhua - says he expects Didier Drogba to join him at the club this summer. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal will face competition this summer from Italian giants Inter Milan for Ligue 1 midfield pair Yann M'Vila and Younes Belhanda. (talkSPORT)

And finally, Tottenham are being linked with moves for both goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and young Man Utd defender Ezekiel Fryers. (The Guardian)

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