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Wenger Sees Bould as Next Arsenal Coach, Mirror Says: Roundup

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Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.

Bould Remark

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said his assistant Steve Bould could replace him when the Frenchman eventually leaves, the Daily Mirror reported.

“But of course, one day, why not? I think he has the qualities,” Wenger was quoted as saying.

Bould is in charge for Arsenal’s Champions League game at Montpellier today because Wenger is suspended, the Mirror said.

Walcott Contract

Wenger said he’s still hopeful that Theo Walcott will sign a new contract, the Daily Mirror reported.

Walcott has not started the last three games and got a mixed reception from fans when he entered as a substitute against Southampton on Sept. 15, the Mirror said.

City’s Ferrari

Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini said the team is a contender to win the Champions League, the Sun reported.

“We used to drive a Fiat Cinquecento and it is not so easy but now we drive a Ferrari,” Mancini was quoted as saying. City’s starts the competition at Real Madrid today.

Torres Return

Former Liverpool director Damien Comolli considered signing Fernando Torres from Chelsea a year after the striker left Anfield, the Daily Mail reported.

In February, as Torres was racking up a 25-hour stint on the field without scoring, Comolli discussed the idea with a “prominent” Liverpool team member, the Mail said.

To contact the reporters on this story: Alex Duff in Madrid at aduff4@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at at celser@bloomberg.net