On this day: Club legend wants Arsenal return and Newcastle United star arrested

We’ve taken a look back at the stories making the headlines on this day last year. Including news about Arsenal, Liverpool and Newcastle United.

Chelsea and Arsenal both dropped points this week while West Ham continued their progression up the Premier League table.

Liverpool’s Kolo Toure scored one of the best own goals you’ll ever see and games were called off. There’s been plenty to talk about.

In contrast, we’ve looked back to this day last year to see what stories fans were taking about.

‘Arsenal legend wants Emirates return’

In an interview with France Football, Theirry Henry revealed that he wanted to go back to Arsenal in the future.

The Frenchman was previously brought back to the club on loan by Arsene Wenger and he admitted that if he was going to stay involved with football then he wanted it to be with the Gunners.

“All I know is I’d like to stay involved with football, and, I hope, at Arsenal. It’s the heart that speaks, it’s the team I support. If I can come back to the club, I’d love to do it, but it’s not my decision. It would be a wish, a desire,” said Henry.

‘Rodgers to chat with players about racism’

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he would talk to players about the possibility of racist chanting in the Europa League game against Zenit St Petersburg.

Liverpool were due to take on the Russian side in the last 32 of the Europa League, with the first leg away from home in Russia, one of the most hostile places in the world to go and play.

“I will make reference to it because we have players it could affect but we are here for football. We are very hopeful there will be a terrific game and anything that goes on outside the field will be taken care of,” said Rodgers.

‘Tiote arrested for alleged fraud’

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has his car seized and was arrested by police on suspicion of fraud.

The 26-year-old was pulled over after a training session, as police suspected him of committing fraud in relation to driving offences.

“At about 1.30pm on February 12, a car was stopped on Benton Park Road, Newcastle, and a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud in relation to driving offences,” said a Northumbria Police spokesman.

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