Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has thanked manager Arsene Wenger for his support after allegations about his private life, reports Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail.
The France international was accused of meeting a model in a hotel room the night before a Premier League game against Crystal Palace last month in a newspaper report.
But the Gunners striker, who scored twice after coming off the bench in the FA Cup win over Everton on Saturday, now wants to turn his attentions to the future on the pitch.
Southampton defender Luke Shaw insists he has the support of Ashley Cole, despite battling with him for a place in England's World Cup squad, reports Mike Donovan of The Sun (subscription required).
Shaw, who made his England debut as a substitute against Denmark last week, is quoted as saying:
Ash was very supportive. Before I came on he came up to me, gave me a tap on the head and said, 'Enjoy the experience and have fun.'
As a kid, I watched him a lot because I went to the games, so it was great to hear that from such a big star. He’s a great lad.
It didn't surprise me. Ash has always been like that. He supports whoever is in his position.