Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been consulting his players about his plans for two new striker signings. The Daily Star says Wenger has been encouraged by the response of his players to plans to land Liverpool hitman Luis Suarez.

His defenders have told him he was the most difficult opponent to face in the Premier League and they would much rather play with him, than against him.

England stars Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Carl Jenkinson have talked up Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney's positive influences on England duty with him.