What the papers say

  • Last Updated: November 9 2012, 7:33 GMT

A look at the stories making the back-page headlines in Friday's national newapapers.

Wenger: Furious or mildly annoyed, depending on which paper you read

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DAILY MIRROR: Furious Arsene Wenger last night launched an angry attack on Roy Hodgson's decision to call up Jack Wilshere. Also...Alan Pardew insists Newcastle are poised to wrap up Europa League qualification after praising a brilliant recovery.

DAILY STAR: Angry Arsene Wenger has blasted Roy Hodgson's decision to pick Jack Wilshere for England's game in Sweden next week. Also...Newcastle boss Alan Pardew hailed his side after they roared back with two goals in three minutes to keep their Europa League campaign on track.

THE SUN: Arsene Wenger is furious that Jack Wilshere has been given an England call-up. Also...Fabio Capello was last night accused of allowing Victor Moses to slip through England's hands.

DAILY MAIL: Arsene Wenger believes Roy Hodgson is taking an unnecessary risk with Jack Wilshere by selecting the young Arsenal midfielder for what he considers to be a meaningless international fixture designed only to make money. Also...Jermain Defoe's hat-trick gave Tottenham fans even more to sing about last night after the Metropolitan Police reassured them they will not face prosecution for using the word 'Yid' in matchday chants.

DAILY EXPRESS: Referee Mark Clattenburg was last night being grilled by FA investigators over the allegation that he racially abused midfielder John Obi Mikel. Also...Arsene Wenger is furious that Jack Wilshere has been called up by England after playing just three games since returning from 17 months out with injury.

THE INDEPENDENT: Arsene Wenger has ignited another club versus country row after criticising England's decision to call up Jack Wilshere for next week's friendly against Sweden, just two weeks after his return from long-term injury and against the Arsenal manager's wishes. Also...If Jermain Defoe was anxious that Emmanuel Adebayor was coming back to replace him at Tottenham, he need not have been.

THE GUARDIAN: Arsene Wenger has made it plain that he is opposed to England's selection of Jack Wilshere for next Wednesday's friendly against Sweden and fearful of what could happen to the midfielder as he feels his way back to full fitness after 17 months out with a foot injury. Also...All of Britain's Olympic cyclists regularly mention the dangers they encounter when riding on the road.

THE TIMES: Arsene Wenger has revealed his intense disappointment at Roy Hodgson's decision to include Jack Wilshere in the England squad for next week's friendly with Sweden. Also...By tomorrow evening Stuart Lancaster will almost certainly have handed 16 players their first cap in this calendar year.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Stuart Lancaster last night challenged England's most inexperienced squad for a decade to target matching the achievements of the all-conquering All Blacks. Also...Arsene Wenger has told Roy Hodgson that he is wrong to recall Jack Wilshere to the England squad after just one full game in 17 months and has suggested the motive for next week's international friendlies is financial.


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