Afternoon Report: October 22

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Arsenal are 'spoilt for choice' with their attacking options, says Arsene Wenger, and hints that being active in the January transfer window may not be a necessity.

Wenger is content with the options currently at his disposal, and also points towards the quality players they currently have on the treatment table.

John Terry has revealed how Jose Mourinho 'laid the law down' on his return to Chelsea this summer.

Mourinho rejoined the club after almost five years away from Stamford Bridge, and Terry says the Chelsea players know exactly where they stand with their manager.

Gerardo Martino says Barcelona's main characteristic remains keeping control of the ball, despite the supposed abandonment of tiki-taka at the Camp Nou.

Martino joined the club in summer as the successor to Tito Vilanova, and believes Barcelona still retain a strong identity.

Carlos Vela has revealed how he sent a text to compatriot Javier Hernandez claiming Real Sociedad would beat Manchester United, after the two were drawn in the same Champions League group.

Manchester United host Real Sociedad at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.

Manuel Pellegrini believes Javi Garcia has the ability to excel at centre-back for Manchester City.

Garcia played in defence in the weekend victory against West Ham, and could be utilised in the same position in the Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

Juventus are brimming with confidence ahead of their meeting with Real Madrid this week, according to Fernando Llorente.

The Serie A champions travel to the Santiago Bernabeu having struggled in Europe so far this season, but Llorente believes the encounter with Madrid represents a good chance to seal some points.

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