From the Back Pages, March 10: Chelsea’s Oscar a £40m target for Paris St-Germain

From the back pages
From the back pages

Paris St-Germain are considering a £41.5 million offer for Chelsea midfielder Oscar ahead of the World Cup. (The Telegraph)

If there was a temptation in some quarters, after this extraordinary upset, to regard Arsenal as FA Cup winners-in-waiting, it should be reassessed. Arsenal would be strongly advised not to take this impressive Wigan Athletic team as lightly as Manchester City did on a remarkable afternoon at the Etihad Stadium. (The Times)

Wigan Athletic manager Uwe Rosler claimed the biggest scalp of his managerial career after leading his team to a heroic 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad. (The Mirror)

Arsenal set for Wigan test in semi final as Hull draw Sheffield United. (Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben says Arsenal are by no means finished in the Champions League, despite needing to beat the German club away to earn a quarter final spot. Bayern lead the Gunners 2-0 heading into Tuesday night’s tie at the Allianz Arena. The Dutch international says Bayern aren’t underestimating the London club and will need to deliver a top performance to advance (The Guardian)

SOUTHAMPTON left-back Luke Shaw has claimed he is not thinking about the comparisons with Ashley Cole as he dukes out with his Chelsea counterpart for a place in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad. (The Express)

The unseasonal Six Nations sunshine beat down unrelentingly here, adding several degrees of heat to an already molten contest, but infinitely more importantly for England, the sun shone on the righteous. Stuart Lancaster’s team beat Wales with something to spare to end the visitors’ recent domination of this tournament, keeping alive their own title hopes into the bargain. They also secured a first Triple Crown in more than a decade and landed a solid blow ahead of next year’s World Cup meeting between the two countries. A very decent afternoon’s work, all things considered. (The Independent)