Today’s back pages: Baku Europa final a ‘bit of a nightmare’ for Arsenal, says Wenger
A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 24 May
The Guardian quotes former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who has called the Gunners’ Europa League final predicament a “bit of a nightmare”.
Wenger has questioned the decision to host the final in Baku and expressed his disappointment that Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play because of fears for his safety in Azerbaijan.
The Daily Star calls next Wednesday’s Europa final “half baked” with both Arsenal and Chelsea sending back half of their ticket allocations. The stadium in Baku may also be half empty.
German football legend Lothar Matthäus believes that Manchester United have some really good players but they “don’t have a team”.
Speaking on the 20th anniversary of United’s Champions League final win over Bayern Munich, Matthäus has accused the current crop of Old Trafford stars of being “money grabbers”, the Daily Express reports.
City’s sheikh up
Talking of Bayern, the Daily Mail says the German champions are on the trail of unsettled Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.
The 23-year-old could be part of a squad “sheikh” up at City, The Sun reports, with claims that Pep Guardiola is plotting a transfer spree this summer.