Arsenal morning news: Pietersen and Wilshere clash; Ozil says 'hold on'

All the news and gossip from this morning at The Emirates stadium.

Kevin Pietersen has clashed with Jack Wilshere on Twitter after comments reportedly made by Wilshere about only English players being able to represent England.

It comes in the wake of the Adnan Januzaj debacle, as the FA look into the eligibility options of the Belgian-Albanian, on residency rules.

KP, who is South African but has played international cricket for England for almost ten years, took offense to the comments - but Wilshere has moved to defend himself, stating that he has huge respect for KP and that again his words were being twisted by the press.

Alex Song has refused to rule out a return to Arsenal. The Cameroonian is expected to seek a move away from Barcelona in January - as he continues to struggle for first-team football.

Song, who left for the Nou Camp for £15 million last summer, has told French media:

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"I do not know what will happen in the future, but it is true that I spent some fantastic seasons there [at Arsenal]. We will see what happens, but for now I'm a Barcelona player."

Mesut Ozil has moved to quell title winning talk, suggesting that plenty still needs to happen before such excitement can build.

''Hold on! We are now first, I'm happy about that. But we know that the season is still very long.''

The German has also spoken about how the likes of Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski, his international team-mates with Germany, have helped him settle into life with his new team.

‘’I must admit that there is still a little hitch with my English, because I definitely have to work on it. Even so it is important to me that at Arsenal so much German is spoken. Especially with Lukas and Per I have a very good relationship, we understand each other really well.’’

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