City relight their fire!
- Mon 12 Nov 2012, 8:25AM
- Posted by Nicola McCarthy
Flicking through this morning’s papers there is no mention of a meltdown at Manchester City, far from it in fact. What a difference a day makes!
In fact, there seems to be an overall feeling that the Blues have recaptured some of the title-winning spirit they showed last season, a view shared by City chief Roberto Mancini.
“Mancini claimed Manchester City have rediscovered their title-winning spirit after Sunday’s victory,” writes The Daily Mail’s Chris Wheeler.
“Mancini has come under fire for his team’s poor form in Europe and his own erratic behaviour, but said: ‘It was a huge win because it was a difficult moment — I saw the same spirit from the players that I saw last year.’”
There is also widespread acclaim for City’s Spanish star David Silva who put in a stellar performance after returning from injury.
“David Silva's magic left boot helped Manchester City move back to within two points of neighbours United at the top of the table, coming from behind to beat Tottenham 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium,” reports ESPN.
“Every statistic suggests City are a better team with the Spaniard in. The naked eye gives the same impression, too.”
Elsewhere, Arsenal are reportedly preparing to make a January bid for yesterday’s winning goal scorer Edin Dzeko - according to The Daily Mail.
“Arsene Wenger has made the Manchester City striker his top target after being given the green light to go on a January splurge to revive Arsenal’s precarious Champions League qualification hopes,” writes the papers Sami Mokbel.
“Given the financial implications of missing out on a top-four finish, genuine fears are emerging within the Gunners hierarchy that this could be the season they drop out of Europe’s elite club competition.
“Wenger has identified three key areas: a keeper, a wide attacking player and a central striker, with Dzeko the shock contender to become Arsenal’s centre forward.”
Remember we will keep you up to date if there’s anything you should know as the transfer window ebbs ever closer.