LITESPORT London Lite Tuesday, 10 November 2009 39 Based on information available at time of going to press.Terms and conditions apply. Find out more at Hey you, who looks at the back page first. Youre covered. As the UKs biggest network, we cover more people than any other. ARSENAL RETURN be mad to leave Crouch at home his World Cup dream. Anelka, who missed out on being named in the France squads in 1998, 2002 and 2006, said: Maybe its written in the stars that I wont be at the World Cup finals. It will be a crazy atmosphere on Saturday, a real battle for us. Hot Cole: Chelsea are confident Ashley Coles injury will not prevent him from facing his old club, Arsenal, at Emirates Stadium at the end of the month Travel to the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Emirates Airline, for more information on official match packages visit HARRY REDKNAPP believes Fabio Capello would be mad to leave Peter Crouch out of the squad for the World Cup in South Africa next summer, arguing the lanky former Portsmouth striker is a vital part of the England attack. Crouch, who made the move to White Hart Lane to rejoin former Pompey boss Redknapp during the summer, has struggled to command a regular first-team place with England as Italian coach Capello usually opts to play Aston Villas Emile Heskey alongside Manchester Uniteds Wayne Rooney. Crouch, 6ft 7in, has an amazing record for England, scoring 16 goals in the 17 matches he has started. But even that statistic hasnt guaranteed him a seat on the plane to South Africa. Redknapp believes the England coach has to pick Crouch in his final 23-man squad and says he can play a major role when it all kicks off in Johannesburg on 11 June. Redknapp said: Carlton Cole has been in terrific form. But I think Crouchies a must because he gives you something different. The striking positions are wide open. Rooney plus who else? I can certainly see Crouch going. He gives you an option that nobody else gives you when things are tight and, against foreign defences, if you want to go over the top. He can change the game for you. Hes a must to have in your squad. BY NEAL COLLINS Op could rule out Nick until January NICKLAS BENDTNER is to undergo surgery on his injured groin, according to the Arsenal striker. The 21-year-old Dane picked up the knock in last months 3-0 derby win over Tottenham and had been expected to miss around a month. He was quoted in the Daily Mirror as saying: I will have an operation. I dont know how long I will be out. The injury was at first thought to be a strain but if it is a hernia, he could be out until January. The news will come as a major blow to Arsene Wenger, as well as Bendtner, who has just been named as the Danish Player of the Year. The 21-year-old helped his country qualify for the 2010 World Cup and his superb strike against Portugal in September was voted Goal of the Year at the same ceremony in Copenhagen. It is an immensely great honour to be awarded Player of the Year by the fans, said Bendtner. I want to thank all those fans who voted for me. I would also like to thank my parents who have believed in me all the time, and I wish to thank my coaches and my team-mates who made this possible for me. BY DAVID DIBBLE Injury blow: Nicklas Bendtner could miss the next eight weeks of the season index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html