From the Back Pages, October 16: Albania and Serbia face Uefa sanctions after abandoned ‘drone’ game

From the back pages
From the back pages

Serbia and Albania face heavy sanctions from Uefa in the fallout from the extraordinary melee sparked by a low-flying drone that caused their match in Belgrade to be abandoned on Tuesday night. (The Guardian)

Mesut Ozil heard a crack in his left knee during the first half against Chelsea but we let him play on, reveals Arsene Wenger. (Daily Mail)

Louis van Gaal’s injury crisis at Manchester United is finally easing up – with several players set to return. (The Mirror)

The Everton chief executive, Robert Elstone, has led a robust response to the BBC’s Price of Football survey, declaring that it had unfairly characterised all clubs as “greedy and exploitative” when some had worked hard to make watching matches more affordable. (The Independent)

Arsene Wenger will have a transfer budget of around £20 million in this January’s transfer window even after what was a record summer spending spree at Arsenal. (The Telegraph)

BARCELONA forward Luis Suarez has been presented with the Golden Shoe trophy by his former Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish at a ceremony in the Spanish city. (The Express)

Great Manchester Police is investigating death threats made to Ben Flower, the Wigan prop who received a six-month ban for punching a semi-conscious Lance Hohaia in Saturday’s First Utility Super League Grand Final. (The Times)