Afternoon Report: September 27

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits managing pressure can be testing, but insists he remains as hungry as ever to succeed.

The Frenchman will celebrate 17 years in charge of the Gunners this weekend - during which time he has delivered seven major trophies, including three top-flight titles, graced a UEFA Champions League final, and gone an entire Premier League season undefeated.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is enjoying life under Jose Mourinho and is confident of a positive result in this weekend's Premier League clash against London rivals Tottenham.

The England international has started seven of the Blues eight matches this term, and is hopeful of being selected for Saturday's early kick-off at White Hart Lane.

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has insisted he is happy with how he has adapted to life in the Premier League.

The 28-year-old joined City from Sevilla in July in a deal worth £20million, and he has made an instant impact with goals in two of his first three appearances.

Mexican striker Javier Hernandez is wasted at Manchester United because he is too good to be "fourth choice", according to Robbie Savage.

The former Old Trafford scholar - turned BBC pundit - believes Hernandez deserves more playing time and should consider leaving the Premier League champions when the transfer window reopens in January.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father will appear in court on Friday over allegations of tax fraud.

The four-time World Player of the Year and his father, Jorge Messi, are accused of evading 4.2m euros (£3.4m) in tax on his image rights.

And finally, Carlo Ancelotti admits his Real Madrid team need to make a vast improvement on their unconvincing midweek performance when they take on Atletico Madrid in La Liga this weekend.

By the time the Madrid derby kicks off, Barcelona could be five points clear of Real at the top of the table, and the Italian coach knows that anything other than victory will be a bad result.

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