What the papers say

  • Last Updated: January 14 2014, 7:40 GMT

A look at what is making the back-page headlines in today's national newspapers.

Ronaldo: Could he return to Man United one day?
Ronaldo: Could he return to Man United one day?

Daily Star: Arsenal are all set to announce boss Arsene Wenger has agreed a new deal at the club. Also: Jason Puncheon faces a hefty FA fine and potential legal action after an amazing Twitter rant at Neil Warnock.

Daily Express: Arsenal reclaimed top spot in the Premier League last night with a 2-1 victory at Aston Villa - courtesy of goals just 60 seconds apart. Also: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has escaped an FA punishment for his foul-mouthed outburst towards Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Daily Mirror: Arsenal hit two goals in a minute to storm back to the top of the Premier League. Also: Chelsea will offset their financial embarrassment over the return of Nemanja Matic by making a #10million profit on misfit Kevin De Bruyne.

Daily Mail: Jack Wilshere produced a minute of stunning brilliance to send Arsenal back to the top of the Barclays Premier League last night. Also: Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears after being voted the world's best footballer last night.

The Sun: Jack Wilshere pulled the strings as Arsenal soared back to the top of the table. Also: Samir Nasri's dad has blasted Newcastle's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa for a 'spiteful' tackle that almost ended his son's World Cup dream.

The Times: Cristiano Ronaldo revealed last night that he contemplated returning to Manchester United last summer, thanks in no small part to a persistent campaign by Rio Ferdinand to force him to leave Real Madrid and go back to Old Trafford. Also: On a bitterly cold night at Villa Park, two goals in 59 seconds took Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League.

The Independent: Jack Wilshere hailed a "massive" three points as Arsenal went back to the top of the Premier League thanks to a 2-1 victory at Aston Villa. Also: Neil Warnock is considering his legal options after Jason Puncheon issued a series of potentially libellous tweets about the veteran manager.

The Guardian: Arsenal are back on top of the Premier League, taking in the view and showing no signs of a side that is going to wilt any time soon. Also: Cristiano Ronaldo has banged his head against a brick wall for four years; now the brick wall has given way.

Daily Telegraph: Inspired by Jack Wilshere, Arsenal climbed back up to the summit of the Premier League, but they suffered a real scare here. Also: Cristiano Ronaldo says Rio Ferdinand called him last summer to try and persuade him to return to Manchester United.

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