Afternoon Report: February 20

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Jack Wilshere has insisted Arsene Wenger's position cannot be questioned after the Gunners slipped to a 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich.

Arsenal face a mountain to climb in the second leg, but Wilshere thinks the players, not the manager, have to take responsibility for the poor results.

Anderson has vowed to stay put at Old Trafford and fight for his Manchester United future.

The Brazilian midfielder has struggled to nail down a first-team place, but Anderson believes he can still become a key part of Sir Alex Ferguson's plans.

John Terry insists there is still all to play for as Chelsea enter the final straight of the


Three wins on the bounce in three competitions have left the Blues well placed for a top-four finish, and a tilt at the Europa League and FA Cup trophies.

Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel is not taking anything for granted against Lyon, despite his side leading their Europa League tie.

Spurs travel to France with a 2-1 lead, but Friedel warned his teammates there's still plenty of work to be done to progress to the last-16 of the competition.

Jack Rodwell hopes to follow the example set by club captain Vincent Kompany after an injury-plagued start to his Manchester City career.

Kompany started out as a midfielder before dropping back into defence, and Rodwell thinks he could take a similar path for Roberto Mancini's side.

Carles Puyol has revealed keeping a clean sheet at the San Siro will be crucial to Barcelona's hopes of progressing to the Champions League quarter-finals.

The La Liga giants face AC Milan in their first-leg on Wednesday evening, and Puyol hopes his side will take another step towards a famous treble.

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