Afternoon Report: April 16

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted he had rushed back Jack Wilshere from injury in the game against Norwich City on Saturday.

The Gunners star had been rested for a few weeks to prevent a repeat of the long-term injury that kept him out for so long and he looked under par for much of the hour he played.

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic says the title is so close he can almost feel it.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side took another step towards regaining their crown with a 2-0 win at Stoke City at the weekend and Vidic insists the Old Trafford squad are desperate to finish the job.

Chelsea skipper John Terry has told the club he is fit enough to play twice in a week, despite Rafael Benitez saying otherwise.

According to reports, Terry is fully taking part in training and has indicated to the Blues hierarchy he is ready to play as much a possible.

Tottenham Hotspur were given a scare on Monday night as Younes Kaboul was forced to limp off during his second comeback game.

The Frenchman has not played since August due to a knee injury and hobbled off after just 48 minutes of the Under-21 league clash with Manchester United.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says even winning the FA Cup will not prevent this season being a failure after a disappointing defence of their Premier League title.

Roberto Mancini’s side booked a final date with Wigan Athletic after an exciting win over Chelsea on Sunday but Aguero believes the point gap between them and Manchester United is the real indicator of their success this season.

Gerard Deulofeu, the next product of Barcelona’s academy tipped for big things, is ready to sit down and negotiate a new deal whenever the club are ready.

The 19-year-old has been outstanding for Barcelona B and wants to extend his current deal at Camp Nou, according to his agent.

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