What the papers say
A look at what is making the back-page headlines in today's national newspapers.
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DAILY MAIL: Jose Mourinho last night launched a stinging attack on Cardiff City, accusing their manager Malky Mackay of deploying time-wasting tactics which ripped off Chelsea fans. Also: Dangerous flares and smoke bombs advertised as explicitly for football and 'ideal for hooligans' are being sold online for as little as £1.70 each.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: The Football Association last night risked an angry response from Jose Mourinho after charging the Chelsea manager with improper conduct. Also: Jurgen Klopp is such a big admirer of Arsenal's style that he said he would happily have paid for a ticket to watch his Borussia Dortmund side face the free-scoring Gunners tonight.
DAILY EXPRESS: Arsene Wenger admits tonight is the acid test to see how far his high-flying Arsenal side can really go. Also: Ian Holloway is clinging on to his job as manager of Crystal Palace after his side were torn apart by Fulham last night.
DAILY STAR: Manchester City have had a bust-up with Champions League rivals CSKA Moscow after being banned from their pitch. Also: Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway was left fearing for his job last night.
THE TIMES: Arsene Wenger has challenged his players to assert themselves as serious contenders at home and abroad in tonight's Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund. Also: It seems a little early to be talking about the goal of the season but Pajtim Kasami submitted a contender that will take some beating when he eased the pressure on Martin Jol last night.
THE SUN: Alex Ferguson aims to keep the peace between Wayne Rooney and Manchester United. Also: Jack Wilshere's goal of the season lasted barely 48 hours - as Pajtim Kasami produced an out-of-this-world strike for Fulham last night.
DAILY MIRROR: Billy Bonds has branded Harry Redknapp "pathetic" and "liberal with the truth" after reigniting their 20-year-old feud. Also: Patrice Evra is set to leave Manchester United at the end of the season and return to France.
THE INDEPENDENT: Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, last night delivered an extraordinary rant and accused Cardiff City of breaking the rules and ruining the game for supporters. Also: Happy birthday, Arsene Wenger? It most certainly will be tonight if on the occasion of the Arsenal manager's 64th his resurgent young team beat last season's Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund to confirm their position as one of the most exciting teams in Europe.
THE GUARDIAN: For Arsenal the season's biggest test to date is at hand. Also: Chief constables across the country have been urged to clamp down on those who set off smoke bombs and flares in football grounds amid warnings that serious injury or a fatality is inevitable if action is not taken.