After the drama of last weekend’s FA Cup action, we return to the Premier League today with the race for Champions League qualification at the top of the agenda.
Arsenal have the opportunity to heap more pressure on their rivals for a top four spot as they face West Ham today at the Emirates Stadium.
Should they get the three points, the likes of Southampton, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool would all be under pressure. Saints, United and Spurs play on Sunday while Liverpool take on Swansea in Wales on Monday night.
With those games all to look forward to this weekend, we wrap up the key news stories from across the UK’s top newspapers and websites in this Saturday edition of Paper Talk.
We’ve got updates on Theo Walcott’s contract situation at Arsenal, the latest on the fraying relationship between Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs and an update on James Milner’s contract talks with Manchester City.
Abroad, we’ll take a look at the situation in Spain where Barcelona and Real Madrid are preparing for the season’s second league Clasico.
The boo-boys have been out of force for Gareth Bale, with Marca particularly scathing of the Welshman’s performances in recent games. Look out for that.
But without any further ado, let’s get started!
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