Lunchtime Football Round-Up 14th March

Afternoon all,

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has announced that he plans to see out the remainder of his contract with the club. Wenger’s current contract runs until the Summer of 2014, but nothing has been said about what lies beyond 2014. In recent months despite Arsenal not playing as well as they could be, Wenger has still been linked with jobs at Real Madrid and PSG. But after Arsenal’s departure from the Champions League last night, some people are wondering if Arsene Wenger really is the man to take Arsenal forward in the future

Manchester City’s administrtion officer Brian Marwood has announced that there are no concerns about the happiness of Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez at the club and claims tht Tevez is happy at the club. Marwood has also revealed that talks will begin at the end of the season about extending Tevez’s contract with the club

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel has claimed that he will continue to play until he feels as good as he did 20 years ago when he first started playing professionally for the University Of California. But this season has not been the best for Friedel, as he has lost his place to French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who Spurs signed last Summer from Lyon for £8 million. But with a year still to run on his contract, Friedel is confident that he can still perform at the top level until his career finally comes to an end

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill hs confirmed that he will not hold contract talks with any of his players that are out of contract t the end of the season until the Summer. O’Neill hs done this because he wants so focus more on the club sustaining their place in the Premier Division first as he believes that this is fr more important. One of the key players for Sunderland who’s contract is set to expire in the coming months is defender Titus Bramble who has worked his way back into the side after going through a phase of not playing s much as he would have liked. But with Bramble back into the team, he has said numerous times that he would like to extend his sty at the Stadium Of Light

QPR midfielder Junior Hoilett has claimed that everyone at the club is feeling confident ahead of their relegation clash with Aston Villa this weekend. QPR have been in fine form in recent weeks and have recorded wins in their pst two fixtures, which has seen them sit only four points behind Villa in the league now

Some good news for West Bromd fans here, as the club have today announced that they will be freezing their seson ticket prices for next season. Adult prices will remain at £349, whilst U17’s will be £99 which is an bsolute bargain to watch 19 games in the Premier League. U21’s and students tickets will be £199 and finally, seniors tickets will be £269. One of the main reasons for the season ticket prices being frozen is that this season, the Baggies produced their highest sales in seson tickets for four years

Fulham defender John Arne Riise has said that Fulham want to take advantage of Tottenham’s hectic schedule when the two sides meet this weekend. Fulham haven’t played since March 2nd, whilst in this time Spurs have played three times, so the squad could be quite fatigued. But Riise has also taken notice on the recent performnces of Greth Bale who has been in tremendous form of late for Spurs and claims that he will be tricky to mark

Middlesbrough defender Andy Halliday has signed a two year contract extension with the club after proving that he deserved a new contract at the club. Since joining from Livingston in 2010, Halliday has played 32 times for Boro, mainly as a full-back, but has also featured for the club in midfield

Coventry striker Leon Clarke is set to undergo surgery after he sustained an ankle injury earlier this month. This means that Clarke will be out for the remainder of the season

York City have signed Ipswich Town youngster Josh Carson on a one month loan