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Football: Wenger wants Arsenal flops to make amends

Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal flops to make amends for one of the most humiliating defeats of his career when they face Swansea on Tuesday. Wenger's side suffered an embarrassing 6-0 thrashing at Chelsea on Saturday that brutally exposed their claims to be genuine contenders for the Premier League title. The Gunners boss had hoped to celebrate his 1,000 match in charge of Arsenal with a first victory over Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in a fixture with major implications for the title race.

Football: Saint-Etienne, Lyon both win to close on Lille

Saint-Etienne pushed Sochaux further towards relegation on Sunday with a 3-1 home while Lyon rode their luck to defeat Guingamp as both clubs closed the gap on Lille. The bitter Ligue 1 rivals won in contrasting fashion as Saint-Etienne move within two points of third placed Lille who play later on Sunday at Monaco. Lyon scored early in the second half thanks to a shot scrambled home by Bafetimi Gomis and then withstood a ferocious Guingamp onslaught to win 1-0 and stay three behind Saint-Etienne.

Football: Saint-Etienne dispose of Sochaux to close in on third

Saint-Etienne pushed Sochaux further towards the brink of relegation on Sunday with a 3-1 win at their Geoffroy-Guichard stadium, closing the gap to three points on third-placed Lille who are in action later. Substitute Mevlut Erding opened the scoring just after half-time with a header before French midfielder Franck Tabanou doubled the lead five minutes later, following a bobbled shot from Sochaux 'keeper Yohann Pele.

Football: Roma keep European push on track

Gervinho and Mattia Destro scored in the first half to give Roma a 2-0 win against struggling Chievo and keep their push for an automatic Champions League spot on track in the Serie A on Saturday. Roma opened up a six-point lead on third-placed Napoli, who host Fiorentina on Sunday, but are 11 points behind leaders Juventus who travel to Catania in Sicily. Roma's hopes of ending their 13-year wait for the scudetto have taken a knock recently.

Football: Rennes inflict further misery on 'indefensible' Marseille

Marseille's bid for European football next season received another major blow on Saturday when struggling visitors Rennes inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Jose Anigo's side at the Velodrome. Abdoulaye Doucoure's 76th minute goal from a sparkling counter attack left Marseille in sixth place, a yawning nine points off the last Champions league spot, third-placed Lyon, and four points off the Europa league spot inhabited by Saint Etienne. Those gaps could well increase with the teams above Marseille enjoying a game in hand.

Football: Rennes inflict further misery on Marseille

Marseille's bid for European football next season received another major blow on Saturday when struggling visitors Rennes inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Jose Anigo's side at the Velodrome. Abdoulaye Doucoure's 76th minute goal from a sparkling counter attack left Marseille in sixth place, a yawning nine points off the last Champions league spot, third-placed Lyon, and four points off the Europa league spot inhabited by Saint Etienne. Those gaps could well increase with the teams above Marseille enjoying a game in hand.

Football: Arsenal drubbing lets Liverpool, City pounce

Arsenal risk being cut adrift in the Premier League title race after a humiliating 6-0 defeat at Chelsea in Arsene Wenger's 1,000th match as manager on Saturday. Wenger described the result as "one of the worst days" of his career and his misery was compounded by subsequent victories for title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City that saw his side slump to fourth place.

Football: Six-goal Chelsea ruin Wenger's big day

Chelsea spoilt Arsene Wenger's 1,000th match as Arsenal manager by humiliating their London rivals 6-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to pull seven points clear in the Premier League. Wenger was hoping to celebrate his milestone by cutting Chelsea's lead to a point, but instead his side were blown away by a flurry of first-half goals from Samuel Eto'o, Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard and Oscar.

Football: I'm not going anywhere, says Wenger

Arsene Wenger has revealed there should be "no uncertainty at all" over his future as he prepares to celebrate his 1,000th match in charge of Arsenal. Wenger is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and is yet to sign an extension. That had triggered speculation Wenger could be ready to quit if Arsenal, who have gone nine years without a trophy, once again fail to secure any silverware this term. But the 64-year-old Frenchman insists he is not considering leaving and that the formalities of a new deal will be announced soon.

Football: PSG maintain title march against valiant Lorient

Paris Saint-Germain, fresh from drawing Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals, maintained their march to a defence of their Ligue 1 title with a 1-0 win over spirited Lorient on Friday. Thiago Motta's first half goal was all that split the two teams with the valiant mid-table hosts giving Laurent Blanc's side plenty of nervy moments in Brittany. The hard fought win on Lorient's artificial pitch at their Stade du Moustoir extended PSG's crushing lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 11 points, with second-placed Monaco in action on Sunday against third-placed Lille.
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