Lunchtime Football Round-Up 16th April

Afternoon all,

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that he will not be taking any more risks with midfielder Jack Wilshere this season. Wilshere missed the whole of last season with an ankle injury. He made a return to the first team in October last year and has been in incredible form when he has been fit. The Englishman played an hour in Arsenal's 3-1 triumph over Norwich at the weekend and Wenger has claimed that he pushed Wilshere back into the team too quick

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky should be fit for their game against Everton tonight, after he picked up a hamstring injury at the weekend. Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is in major doubt, because of a rib injury. Good news is that Per Mertesacker has returned from his one-match suspension.

Everton manager David Moyes has challenged Nigerian striker Victor Anichebe to score the goals that will help Everton secure a Champions League place for next season. Anichebe has scored 8 Premier League goals this year and is the clubs in form striker emerge last couple of months, as Nikica Jelavic has only scored once since December

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has said that his side are fully focused on the Premier League and has claimed that celebrations on reaching the FA Cup final have been put on hold

Chelsea defender David Luiz has stated that a top four finish in the Premier League and winning the Europa League will be a successful season for the club. Chelsea have been very inconsistent this season since Roberto Di Matteo was sacked last November. On Sunday, they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester City, which means the only trophy they can win is the Europa League

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson claims that new manager Paolo Di Canio has given all of the teams players confidence and belief and he feels that the team will now go from strength to strength

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that the relationship between the clubs players and the supporters is helping his side out of relegation fears. Villas fans were phenomenal in their 1-1 draw with Fulham at the weekend and backed the team fully

Wolves have appealed against the length of the suspension that had been handed to midfielder Jamie O'Hara after he was sent off in the clubs 3-1 defeat to Huddersfield at the weekend. O'Hara reacted badly to a challenge from Keith Southern and then pushed him which then led to the sending off