What the papers say: Physical test awaits Arsenal at Stoke

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The Sun Wenger: Arsenal are still united
ARSENE WENGER has dismissed talk of splits in the Arsenal camp and insists everyone is still united in the dressing-room.

The Daily MailArsenal and Liverpool could be in the frame for unhappy Barcelona star Xavi
Xavi, the Spain international voted the best player at Euro 2008, could be on his way out of Barcelona after contract talks with the Catalan giants stalled.
 

The Mirror - AXE GALLAS
It's high time Arsene Wenger stripped William Gallas of the captaincy and give it to Cesc Fabregas.

The Daily Star - STOKE TOUGH GUY TELLS YOUNG GUNS: YOU'RE A BUNCH OF SOFTIES
ARSENAL were last night accused of being a soft touch and scared of physical battles in the Premier League.

The Independent - Wenger admits shell-shocked Arsenal must beat big guns
Arsène Wenger has admitted that Arsenal's title hopes will be dictated by how well they do against the other sides in the big four – starting with Manchester United next weekend.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsenal are ready for physical test at Stoke, says Arsene Wenger
After conceding four goals against their arch-rivals Tottenham on Wednesday night, the last thing Arsene Wenger needs is a visit to Stoke City, who will provide another stern test for a nervous looking Arsenal defence.

The Guardian - Faye plans to get physical with Arsenal
Abdoulaye Faye has taken pleasure in proving that muscle and sheer physical power can unhinge Arsenal in recent seasons and if Arsène Wenger is hoping to heal the wounds inflicted by Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, the Senegal international believes he could not have chosen a worse place to visit than Stoke.

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