Football news in brief: Jack Wilshere in return to Arsenal squad
England international Jack Wilshere is set to feature in the Arsenal squad for the first time in over a year at Norwich today.
Wilshere, 20, has been out for 14 months with ankle and knee injuries, but came through another run-out last midweek. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said the midfielder would most likely play in another under-21s game against Everton next week, and then come into contention for the Capital One Cup tie at Reading.
Suso happy to sign new Liverpool deal
Liverpool midfielder Suso has signed a new long-term contract, the Barclays Premier League club confirmed.
The 18-year-old Spaniard, who joined Liverpool from hometown club Cadiz in 2010, committed his future to the Reds when he put pen to paper on the new deal at the side’s training complex at Melwood.
After signing the contract, Suso said: “I am really happy. Liverpool are one of the biggest clubs in the world and this is the right place for me.”
Villas-Boas ready to wait on Parker
Manager Andre Villas-Boas fears Tottenham could be without England midfielder Scott Parker until Christmas.
Parker has yet to play this season due to an Achilles injury and although Villas-Boas is encouraged by the 32-year-old’s recent progress, he is uncertain how soon he will be ready to return. “We could be looking at Christmas. Hopefully it will be less,” said the Portuguese manager.
Hitzlsperger agrees move to Everton
Everton have signed German midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger on a short-term contract until January, subject to international clearance.
The former Aston Villa and West Ham player has been without a club since leaving Wolfsburg in the summer.
Everton are hopeful that because the contract was signed before yesterday’s midday deadline he will be available to David Moyes for tomorrow’s league clash at QPR.
Trapattoni happy with Ireland talks
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni last night signalled his intention to carry on with his masterplan.
The 73-year-old Italian has held talks with Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney that were described as “workmanlike and professional” by a spokesman. Trapattoni said: “John and I met today to clarify the thoughts of the board and these were agreed and confirmed by me.”
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