<p>Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has returned to training with his team mates as he continues his recovery from a minor ankle problem.</p><p>Bale had been absent from training this week after taking a knock in last weekend’s 2-0 victory at Elche and should be available for Sunday’s home game against sixth-placed Villarreal.</p><p><b>Read more: <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2972345/Gareth-Bale-returns-Real-Madrid-training-recovering-minor-ankle-injury-ahead-La-Liga-clash-Villarreal.html#ixzz3SxoeQvSN" target="_blank">Daily Mail</a></b></p>

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has returned to training with his team mates as he continues his recovery from a minor ankle problem.

Bale had been absent from training this week after taking a knock in last weekend’s 2-0 victory at Elche and should be available for Sunday’s home game against sixth-placed Villarreal.

Read more: Daily Mail

<p>Romelu Lukaku scored two goals to reach a total of five in the tie as Everton cruised past Young Boys to progress to the Europa League last 16.</p><p>The Belgian striker followed up his hat-trick in the 4-1 win in Switzerland with two more after Sekou Sanogo had given the visitors the lead.. <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31627528" target="_blank"><b>BBC Sport</b></a></p>

Romelu Lukaku scored two goals to reach a total of five in the tie as Everton cruised past Young Boys to progress to the Europa League last 16.

The Belgian striker followed up his hat-trick in the 4-1 win in Switzerland with two more after Sekou Sanogo had given the visitors the lead.. BBC Sport

<p>Tottenham exited the Europa League after an error-strewn 2-0 defeat by Fiorentina gave the Italian side a 3-1 aggregate win.
Mario Gomez raced clear after a second-half mistake by Federico Fazio and slid the ball under Hugo Lloris. . <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31627545" target="_blank"><b>BBC Sport</b></a><br/></p>

Tottenham exited the Europa League after an error-strewn 2-0 defeat by Fiorentina gave the Italian side a 3-1 aggregate win. Mario Gomez raced clear after a second-half mistake by Federico Fazio and slid the ball under Hugo Lloris. . BBC Sport

<p>Liverpool crashed out of the Europa League as Dejan Lovren missed the decisive penalty in the shoot-out after Besiktas had taken the tie to extra time with a 1-0 win in Istanbul…. <a href="http://www.teamtalk.com/match/report/978/9733611/Liverpool-lose-to-Besiktas-5-4-on-penalties-after-Turkish-side-win-round-of-32-second-leg-1-0" target="_blank"><b>Team Talk</b></a><br/></p>

Liverpool crashed out of the Europa League as Dejan Lovren missed the decisive penalty in the shoot-out after Besiktas had taken the tie to extra time with a 1-0 win in Istanbul…. Team Talk

<p>Chelsea striker Diego Costa has made it clear that he will not change his style of play ahead of the Blues’ clash against Tottenham, despite receiving a three-match ban for his stamp on Emre Can, during their Capital One Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool. <a href="http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chelsea-news-diego-costa-not-willing-give-physical-approach-despite-ban-stamping-1489708" target="_blank"><b>ibtimes.co.uk</b></a><br/></p>

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has made it clear that he will not change his style of play ahead of the Blues’ clash against Tottenham, despite receiving a three-match ban for his stamp on Emre Can, during their Capital One Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool. ibtimes.co.uk

<p><b><a href="http://www.thegunners247.uk/" target="_blank">Premier League Headlines</a>: Raheem Sterling says there is no panic about his Liverpool future and is confident of extending his contract at Anfield.</b></p><p>Sterling, 20, has been involved in talks about extending his deal since the start of the season, but so far an agreement has not been reached.</p><p>However the England forward, who signed a five-year deal in 2012 worth a reported £30,000 a week, has hinted that an agreement over a lucrative long-term extension is close.</p><p>"It is not a distraction to me, I am concentrating on winning games for Liverpool and hopefully it will be done soon," Sterling told the Daily Mirror ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Besiktas.</p><p>"I speak to my representative every day and he has just told me to concentrate on playing football, and him and the club will deal with it.</p><p>"I am happy playing football and I am focused on trying to do my best for this football club."</p>

Premier League Headlines: Raheem Sterling says there is no panic about his Liverpool future and is confident of extending his contract at Anfield.

Sterling, 20, has been involved in talks about extending his deal since the start of the season, but so far an agreement has not been reached.

However the England forward, who signed a five-year deal in 2012 worth a reported £30,000 a week, has hinted that an agreement over a lucrative long-term extension is close.

"It is not a distraction to me, I am concentrating on winning games for Liverpool and hopefully it will be done soon," Sterling told the Daily Mirror ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Besiktas.

"I speak to my representative every day and he has just told me to concentrate on playing football, and him and the club will deal with it.

"I am happy playing football and I am focused on trying to do my best for this football club."

<p><b><a href="http://www.thegunners247.uk/" target="_blank">Premier League Headlines</a>: Mark Noble has signed a new five-year deal with West Ham that will keep him at Upton Park until the summer of 2020.</b></p><p>The 27-year-old midfielder and vice-captain, who hails from nearby Canning Town, joined the club as a trainee and has played more than 300 games for the Hammers.</p><p>Noble has also had loan spells with Hull and Ipswich, and West Ham co-owner David Gold tweeted: “I am absolutely delighted to announce that two time Hammer of the year Mark Noble has signed a new contract.”</p><p>Noble, who made his first-team debut in August 2004, said: “I’m obviously over the moon because it takes me until I’m 33.</p><p>"I’m very happy with the contract and very grateful to the chairmen for giving me it and I’m looking forward to the next five years.</p><p>"I love playing football and I love playing for the club so to be rewarded with a new five-and-a-half-year contract is fantastic.</p><p>"In football you don’t get any younger but I keep myself fit and this is great for me and my family, because it gives us security for the rest of our lives.</p><p>"It’s not about the money, though. I always give 100 per-cent in every game.”</p>

Premier League Headlines: Mark Noble has signed a new five-year deal with West Ham that will keep him at Upton Park until the summer of 2020.

The 27-year-old midfielder and vice-captain, who hails from nearby Canning Town, joined the club as a trainee and has played more than 300 games for the Hammers.

Noble has also had loan spells with Hull and Ipswich, and West Ham co-owner David Gold tweeted: “I am absolutely delighted to announce that two time Hammer of the year Mark Noble has signed a new contract.”

Noble, who made his first-team debut in August 2004, said: “I’m obviously over the moon because it takes me until I’m 33.

"I’m very happy with the contract and very grateful to the chairmen for giving me it and I’m looking forward to the next five years.

"I love playing football and I love playing for the club so to be rewarded with a new five-and-a-half-year contract is fantastic.

"In football you don’t get any younger but I keep myself fit and this is great for me and my family, because it gives us security for the rest of our lives.

"It’s not about the money, though. I always give 100 per-cent in every game.”

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<h2>Arsenal Latest News: EDU reckons there is even more to come from Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.

</h2><p>The Brazilian reckons his former club have one of the game’s top talents on their hands in the shape of the Chilean international. <br/></p><p>And despite already weighing in with 18 goals in a highly impressive debut campaign in north London, Edu is backing the £35m man to get even better during his time at Emirates Stadium.</p><p>“It would be difficult to compare the top players I played with and Alexis Sanchez,” he said.</p><p>"But Sanchez is doing very well and he is still young and will develop into becoming an even better player.”</p><p>Edu was part of Arsenal’s famous ‘invincibles’ team which went 49 top flight games without being beaten.</p><p><a href="http://www.thegunners247.uk/" target="_blank">Gunners</a> boss Arsene Wenger has drawn criticism for his side’s slide since that team’s run ended.</p><p>However, his former midfield ace insists his former manager is still the right man for the top job.</p><p>“Arsene Wenger was very important in my career and he is wonderful coach,” he added. “He is so important to Arsenal and the club’s history.</p><p>“He has been there for so long at one club and he is a very clever, nice person and an unbelievable coach. I have much respect for Wenger.</p><p>“Arsenal and Arsene Wenger in particular, have always tried to sign young players. This is Wenger’s philosophy for the club.</p><p>“Many players come from clubs with great potential and the philosophy of the club is finding these players and developing them further too hopefully break into the first team.</p><p>“Sometimes you expect the players to explode onto the scene but sometimes they don’t – that’s just how it goes.”</p>

Arsenal Latest News: EDU reckons there is even more to come from Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.

The Brazilian reckons his former club have one of the game’s top talents on their hands in the shape of the Chilean international. 

And despite already weighing in with 18 goals in a highly impressive debut campaign in north London, Edu is backing the £35m man to get even better during his time at Emirates Stadium.

“It would be difficult to compare the top players I played with and Alexis Sanchez,” he said.

"But Sanchez is doing very well and he is still young and will develop into becoming an even better player.”

Edu was part of Arsenal’s famous ‘invincibles’ team which went 49 top flight games without being beaten.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has drawn criticism for his side’s slide since that team’s run ended.

However, his former midfield ace insists his former manager is still the right man for the top job.

“Arsene Wenger was very important in my career and he is wonderful coach,” he added. “He is so important to Arsenal and the club’s history.

“He has been there for so long at one club and he is a very clever, nice person and an unbelievable coach. I have much respect for Wenger.

“Arsenal and Arsene Wenger in particular, have always tried to sign young players. This is Wenger’s philosophy for the club.

“Many players come from clubs with great potential and the philosophy of the club is finding these players and developing them further too hopefully break into the first team.

“Sometimes you expect the players to explode onto the scene but sometimes they don’t – that’s just how it goes.”

<h2>Arsenal Latest News: AARON RAMSEY is set to return for <a href="http://www.thegunners247.uk/" target="_blank">Arsenal’s</a> trip to QPR on Wednesday.

</h2><p>The Welsh midfielder has recovered from a hamstring injury sustained against Leicester last month and the Daily Mail believes he should be available for selection.</p><p>It is believed Ramsey, who has scored six goals in all competitions this season, returned to training last week.</p><p>Francis Coquelin could also be fit for the London derby despite fracturing his nose against Everton on Sunday.

<br/></p><p>It was thought the French enforcer would undergo surgery for the injury, picked up after a clash of heads with team-mate Olivier Giroud.</p><p>If selected, Coquelin will be forced to wear a protective mask.</p><p>Versatile defender Calum Chambers came on as a late sub against the Toffees.</p>

Arsenal Latest News: AARON RAMSEY is set to return for Arsenal’s trip to QPR on Wednesday.

The Welsh midfielder has recovered from a hamstring injury sustained against Leicester last month and the Daily Mail believes he should be available for selection.

It is believed Ramsey, who has scored six goals in all competitions this season, returned to training last week.

Francis Coquelin could also be fit for the London derby despite fracturing his nose against Everton on Sunday.

It was thought the French enforcer would undergo surgery for the injury, picked up after a clash of heads with team-mate Olivier Giroud.

If selected, Coquelin will be forced to wear a protective mask.

Versatile defender Calum Chambers came on as a late sub against the Toffees.

<h2>Arsenal Latest News: Gabriel Paulista’s inclusion in Arsenal’s starting XI over Per Mertesacker could be a “defining moment,” Martin Keown has said on BT Sport.</h2><p>Gabriel was chosen over Mertesacker to face Everton instead of Mertesacker following the Gunners’ disappointing 3-1 loss to Monaco in the Champions League.</p><p>The Brazilian centre-back enjoyed some impressive moments in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Everton that sent the club back into third place in the Premier League table.</p><p>Speaking before the match, Keown said that although Gunners’ loss to Monaco was not solely down to Mertesacker, his exclusion on Sunday could be telling.</p><p>He said: “I don’t [think] you can point the finger at one player after the Monaco game. It’s a big chance for Gabriel now, though.</p><p>"I think it could be a defining moment in changing Arsenal’s back four now, for sure.</p><p>"Mertesacker, with the experience he has in the game, should have been calling these young players back the other night, the two full-backs were just drifting up the pitch and not coming back.</p><p>"When he’s been left isolated one-on-one he struggles due to his lack of pace too. Gabriel is keen to defend so he’ll be relishing this opportunity to stamp a claim for a first-team spot."</p>

Arsenal Latest News: Gabriel Paulista’s inclusion in Arsenal’s starting XI over Per Mertesacker could be a “defining moment,” Martin Keown has said on BT Sport.

Gabriel was chosen over Mertesacker to face Everton instead of Mertesacker following the Gunners’ disappointing 3-1 loss to Monaco in the Champions League.

The Brazilian centre-back enjoyed some impressive moments in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Everton that sent the club back into third place in the Premier League table.

Speaking before the match, Keown said that although Gunners’ loss to Monaco was not solely down to Mertesacker, his exclusion on Sunday could be telling.

He said: “I don’t [think] you can point the finger at one player after the Monaco game. It’s a big chance for Gabriel now, though.

"I think it could be a defining moment in changing Arsenal’s back four now, for sure.

"Mertesacker, with the experience he has in the game, should have been calling these young players back the other night, the two full-backs were just drifting up the pitch and not coming back.

"When he’s been left isolated one-on-one he struggles due to his lack of pace too. Gabriel is keen to defend so he’ll be relishing this opportunity to stamp a claim for a first-team spot."

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