Wenger 'almost certain' to sign two-year contract extension
The Mirror reports on Wednesday that under-pressure Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is "almost certain" to sign a two-year contract extension at the end of the season. According to the newspaper, there will be a "major overhaul" at the club, with possible exits planned for goalkeeper coach Gerry Peyton and fitness coach Tony Colbert.
Meanwhile, under the new plans, the club hopes to make high-profile signings such as Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette and Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac.
Paper Round's view: With Wenger's side currently languishing in sixth place in the league - albeit with a game in hand - he could see Arsenal miss out on a place in the Champions League next year for the first time in his 21 years at the club. Many a Premier League manager has lost their job for lesser crimes.
It's a tricky position with Wenger. While many fans still have a lot of love for him, even the most loyal would find it hard to argue that the team has stagnated under him in the past few seasons and it may be increasingly hard to attract the kind of players the club needs, going forward, with Wenger at the helm.
Terry to become an Eastender?
John Terry's announcement on Monday that he would leave Chelsea after 19 years instantly set the rumour mill in motion, which continued into Wednesday. Though despite Terry's announcement - which had been widely anticipated - of his intention to leave, he said he still had "plenty to offer on the pitch."
Following on from Tuesday's reports that West Brom and Bournemouth were the front runners in the race for Terry, Slaven Bilic appeared to throw West Ham's hat into the ring on Tuesday saying: "Every manager and club would think about him."
Paper Round’s view: Paper Round maintains the view expressed yesterday - there would be no reason for Terry to continue playing in the Premier League if not at Chelsea - what more could he achieve having won the Champions League, four Premier League titles, as well as five FA Cups and three League Cups at Stamford Bridge?
Terry could command a decent wage in another league, but at 36 he will struggle to keep up with the pace of the Premier League and would struggle to find a salary anywhere near the £200,000 a week he was reportedly offered by MLS side LA Galaxy earlier this year.
Read the full article on eurosport.co.uk: Paper Round: Two more years for Arsene Wenger!