Evening report: February 20

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Mikel Arteta has urged Arsenal fans to keep the faith following their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich last night. 

The Gunners now appear set to end up without a trophy for the 8th consecutive season, but Arteta says fans shouldn't give up hope just yet.

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez has described Real Madrid as his 'sweetheart' amid reports linking him with a move to replace Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu.

Benitez also said he would like to manage Spain one day.

Nani wants to leave Mancheseter United this summer, with his omission from the club's Champions league squad for the game against Real Madrid the final straw, according to reports.

The Portuguese winger played a starring role in United's FA Cup win over Reading on Monday, but is said to have had enough of being left out for big games.

Manchester City could miss out on long-term target Zlatan Ibrahimovic - because the Swede wants to join Bayern Munich.

The Express report the PSG forward would prefer a move to the Bundesliga when he decides to leave Paris.

Gylfi Sigurdsson believes an early goal for Tottenham in their 2nd leg Europa League tie against Lyon will be crucial if they are to progress to the next round.

Spurs hold a narrow 2-1 advantage from the first leg, and Sigurdson says an early goal could key to securing their progress in France.

And finally, Juventus are preparing to make above for Barcelona forward Alexi Sanchez, according to reports in Italy.

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