On this day: Piszczek targeted, Chelsea 'crazy' says midfielder and Rodgers predicts

On the 10th May 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.

I am casting my eye back to this exact day, the 10th May 2014, but a year earlier.

What were the main tales from that day? What big events were happening in Premier League football?

Here are some of the big scoops from the 10th May 2013…

Looking at Lukasz

Arsenal were being heavily linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund right-back Lukasz Piszczek a year ago today.

The Poland international had been sensational for Die Schwarzgelben on their run to the Champions League final and Arsenal were in the market with the contract of incumbent Bacary Sagna rolling toward expiry.

A year on and it certainly does look as if Sagna will be leaving the club this summer when his contract expires - but interest in Piszczek has cooled.

The Dortmund star has missed most of the season with a hip injury and is therefore no longer at the top of The Gunners shopping list.


John Obi Mikel was talking about his time at Chelsea and admitted that time at Stamford Bridge was ‘crazy’.

The club had sacked their manager and replaced him with an interim option for the second season in a row with Rafa Benitez taking over from Roberto Di Matteo - who had originally taken over from the sacked Andre Villas-Boas on a temporary basis.

And Mikel said of Chelsea life:

“The club is crazy, it is. But we have to keep doing our job. We're players. The board, the owners, make the decision and we have to stick by whoever comes in. I don't know what's happening. It seems another manager is going to come in.”

Rodgers the prophet

Brendan Rodgers was talking about his second season at Liverpool - suggesting they could battle for the title:

"I've a big enough job here to get us moving on but I think next year we can do that. "My focus is to try to close the gap. We are bridging that gap slowly this year but hopefully we will take a bigger stride next year. But the reality is very simple: we are 30 points behind the leaders and 12 points behind fourth place so we have a lot of work to do here. We know it is a long road but we don't like being second-best and being behind. We don't start the season aiming to finish fourth. The aim is always to win the title."

A year on and Liverpool go in to the 38th game of the season still in touching distance of the Premier League title - so the progression has been fantastic.

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