Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to go to war with the FA over Theo Walcott's shock shoulder injury. The Times says Wenger is understood to be furious that Walcott was injured while training for a friendly international that he had dismissed as "unwelcome" and is considering whether to urge Arsenal to push for compensation.

Wenger has spoken out in favour of national associations reimbursing clubs whose players are injured while on international duty in the past, but Arsenal are unlikely to take on the FA on this occasion. For all Wenger's complaints, Arsenal have not previously taken the legal route and the sums that they would hope to recoup are relatively small.