Afternoon Report: April 19

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed Lukas Fabianski will miss Saturday's match against Fulham. The Polish keeper has a rib injury, and Wojciech Szczesny is set to continue in his absence.

John Terry has warned that the club's summer transfer plans would be hit by a failure to qualify for the Champions League. Last year's winners are locked in a battle for a top-four finish, and Terry believes a successful end to the season will allow the club to sign world-class players again this summer.

Manchester United outcast Bebe has put his failure to win a starting place at Old Trafford down to his own poor attitude. The Portuguese forward revealed he didn't take his United career seriously enough and never fully understood what Sir Alex Ferguson was saying.

David Villa admits Barcelona are desperate to reach the Champions League final this year as they set their sights on a fourth European title this century. Villa scored against Manchester United in their last final two seasons ago, and he revealed that's the biggest goal of his career so far.

Michael Dawson has called on the Spurs fans to play a vital role when Manchester City visit White Hart Lane on Sunday. City enter the fixture on a high, but Dawson thinks home support could play a key role as Spurs look to clinch a top four finish.

Micah Richards admits it has been frustrating watching Manchester City relinquish the title from the sidelines. The defender has been out since October, but returned to the first-team in Wednesday's victory over Wigan. 

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