Loaned Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will start for Bournemouth, according to The Sun. Eddie Howe will give the midfielder his first start for the club, after he was forced to undergo a precautionary ankle scan earlier in the week. Wilshere is set for a big test first up, coming up against the undefeated Manchester City.
Paper Round's view: Bournemouth despite playing as vibrant as ever, aren't reaching the heights of last season. The partnership in midfield between Jack Wilshere and Lewis Cook in midfield will be key to making sure the club fight for a mid-table place.
Diego Simeone, according to the Daily Mail, is said to favour a move to Italy once his time at Atletico Madrid is up. The Argentine boss reduced his contract from 2020 to 2018 during the week, indicating that move could take place at the end of next La Liga season. The report says Simeone favours a move to Italy, as he played for both Inter Milan and Lazio during his career.
Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simeone attends a news conference.
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Paper Round's view: Still way too early to make any definitive declarations, but in reality this could be an obstacle to Arsenal's hopeful signing of Simeone. If he does have a strong affinity for Serie A, there's a good chance that could influence his decision making.
Arsene Wenger tells Granit Xhaka he's not guaranteed starts
Arsene Wenger has fired a shot at new Arsenal player Granit Xhaka, according the Sun. Wenger has reportedly told the £35million signing from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer that he's no guarantee to start in the side, despite his large price tag. The midfielder has started as a substitute in the last three weeks and is in doubt for his place in side against Hull.
Paper Round's view: Wenger just wants his young players to earn their spot. After years of gifting games to players like Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wilshere without significant return on investment and failing to meet their potentials, Wenger should be forcing every gun prospect to earn their keep.
Hull City caretaker Mike Phelan has offer for permanent role
Hull City's caretaker Mike Phelan has been offered the permanent managerial job, according to The Sun. Phelan has been the club's caretaker manager since July, after Steve Bruce was sacked after coming to blows with the club's hierarchy. Phelan won the league manager of the month award in August, after managing two wins and a strong result against United with an injury depleted squad.
Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan celebrates scoring their goal
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Paper Round's view: Why bring in a fly-in from elsewhere and ruin the magic? The dressing room is playing for Phelan, and that's what's important. Their high won't last forever, but they're giving themselves every fighting chance to stay up in the mean time.