From the Back Pages, October 9: Arsenal star Mesut Ozil out for THREE MONTHS with knee injury

From the back pages
From the back pages

MESUT OZIL could be out for three months as Arsenal face up to an increasing midfield crisis. (The Express)

Roy Hodgson has a fully-fit squad to select from for England’s European Championship qualifier against San Marino at Wembley tonight. (The Times)

Premier League clubs could be playing ‘home’ games in such locations as Shanghai, Melbourne and New York with the ‘39th game’ plan, punted into touch six years ago, being kicked around again. (The Independent)

The head of Fifa’s anti-racism task force has said that discrimination in English football is “right in front of your face” and backed calls for the introduction of the Rooney Rule. (The Guardian)

Roma owner James Pallotta has warned Manchester United not to waste their time on a bid for midfielder Kevin Strootman. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett has revealed he and his Red Devils’ team-mates are in awe of Angel di Maria. (Daily Mirror)

The England and Wales Cricket Board was given the names of three players who allegedly had access to the Kevin Pietersen Twitter parody account that caused a rift between England’s star batsman and his colleagues. (The Telegraph)