On this day: Pires not re-joining Arsenal, Leeds in Becchio u-turn?

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Stories about Arsenal, Leeds United and Manchester United all feature.

Focus has switched from the Premier League back to the Champions League as Chelsea and Manchester City both go in search of their first wins this evening.

Arsenal and Liverpool will play tomorrow, with Brendan Rodgers’ side the only team to have secured three points in the competition so far.

Ahead of the games, we’ve decided to look back on this day last year to see which stories were making headlines.

‘Moyes plans £50 million blowout’

The Mirror claimed that ex-Manchester United manager David Moyes was planning a £50 million spending spree ahead of the winter transfer window.

United’s poor start to last season saw Moyes under pressure to get the team back up to near the top four, which is something he wasn’t able to achieve.

“Manchester United boss David Moyes will be handed upwards of £50million to avoid Champions League disaster,” reported the Mirror.

‘Pires won’t re-join Arsenal’

Reports confirmed that Arsenal legend Robert Pires would not be re-signing for his former club.

The Frenchman had been training with the Arsenal first team as he looked to maintain his fitness.

Pires was part of the side that won the Premier League after an unbeaten season in 2003/2004.

‘Leeds interested in re-signing Becchio’

Former Leeds United manager Brian McDermott confirmed that he was interested in re-signing striker Luciano Becchio from Norwich City.

Becchio was sold to Norwich in January of last year, with Steve Morrison coming the other way as part of the move.

“I made an enquiry to [Norwich manager] Chris Hughton regarding Becchio and he wasn't available. Will it change? Things do,” McDermott told BBC Radio Leeds.

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