From the Back Pages, November 10: Arsène Wenger admits ‘there is nobody capable of challenging Chelsea’

From the back pages
From the back pages

Arsène Wenger has said Chelsea are nailed on to win the Premier League title if they continue their form, with the Arsenal manager admitting there are no serious contenders to challenge José Mourinho’s side on the evidence of the season so far. The Arsenal manager was speaking after a 2-1 defeat at Swansea left his team in sixth place and 12 points behind Chelsea after only 11 games. (The Guardian)

Swansea stunned Arsenal with two late goals to run out 2-1 winners and inflict the Gunners’ second Barclays Premier League defeat of the season at the Liberty Stadium. (The Independent)

Just like the Titanic, there is a theory that Mauricio Pochettino should never have left Southampton. After what is a fourth Premier League loss in five home games, there is also a growing sense that the confident award of a five-year contract to a manager who had spent only 16 months in England after losing his job at Espanyol was a misguided gamble. (The Telegraph)

Louis van Gaal has admitted he still does not know which formation best suits his Manchester United players. (The Mirror)

Four months, fourteen miles and a change of surface separate Wimbledon from this week’s proceedings at the 02 Arena but not much seemed to have altered on Sunday for Andy Murray. (Daily Mail)

MIKE BROWN is promising England will take out their frustration at another narrow defeat to the All Blacks on South Africa this weekend. (The Express)

Nico Rosberg fended off relentless pressure from Lewis Hamilton, his world championship rival, to win the Brazilian Grand Prix as Formula One imploded around his silver Mercedes yesterday. (The Times)