From the Back Pages, February 1: Alexis Sanchez RULED OUT of north London derby but Arsene Wenger confirmes Danny Welbeck is back in the squad

From the back pages
From the back pages

Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of the north London derby with bitter rivals Tottenham. (The Indepedent)

Jack Wilshere has sought to highlight his professionalism by posting a video of himself working hard in training, after becoming embroiled in his latest smoking controversy – an indiscretion that has infuriated the Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger. (The Guardian)

Manchester United and Arsenal could be heading for a summer battle for German World Cup winning defender Benedikt Howedes. (The Mirror)

Stevan Jovetic’s future at Manchester City has been plunged into doubt after the Montenegro forward was dropped from the club’s Champions League squad. (The Times)

Liverpool have announced that New Balance will become their kit supplier from next season in a multi-year partnership that has become the biggest in the history of the club. Daily Mail)

THE African Nations Cup semi-final was halted eight minutes from time amid violent scenes as Ghana supporters sought refuge on the pitch after missiles rained down from angry Equatorial Guinea fans. (The Express)

Like Alf Ramsey in 1966 and Geoff Cooke 24 years ago, Stuart Lancaster has the rare distinction of leading an England team into a World Cup on home soil. But this week he takes his red rose band over the River Severn to deeply hostile territory where nothing less than a winning start to a Six Nations campaign will do. (The Telegraph)