From the Back Pages, March 7: Jack Wilshere out for six weeks with fracture

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Jack Wilshere has cracked a bone in his left foot and will be out for at least six weeks. The Arsenal midfielder suffered the hairline fracture after just 11 minutes of England’s victory over Denmark last night - but he was not substituted until the 59th minute. (The Times)

Nicolas Anelka made a second ‘quenelle’ gesture during the now notorious game between West Brom and West Ham United last December, it was revealed today. (The Independent)

BELGIUM coach Marc Wilmots has weighed in on the feud between Chelsea’s on loan keeper Thibaut Courtois and Simon Mignolet by posting a birthday message on the Liverpool stopper’s Twitter feed. (The Express)

Liverpool are hopeful of striking a deal for Marseille teenage prospect Maxime Lopez in the summer despite ongoing interest from Arsenal. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has admitted a charge of misconduct from the FA for his headbutt on Hull City’s David Meyler. (Mirror)

The true cost of Queens Park Rangers’ desperate attempt to avoid relegation from the Premier League has been laid bare after they confirmed losses of £65.4 million last season. (The Telegraph)

Joe Root and England did not have long to bask in the rare satisfaction of an international triumph this winter. Less than 24 hours after Root had hit a century to set up the series-clinching victory over West Indies in Antigua, England confirmed that the Yorkshireman had fractured a thumb early in his innings, and would be heading home for treatment. (The Guardian)