What the papers say: Fabregas to be handed Arsenal captaincy

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The News of the World - Gallas must grovel slams Wenger
ARSENE WENGER is demanding William Gallas grovels in front of his Arsenal team-mates or face being kicked out.

The Sunday Mirror - Wenger's problems mount as City give Gunners a thrashing
After watching Arsenal surrender to Manchester City at Eastlands, Wenger showed as much courage as his team when asked how he will deal with the outburst from subsequently deposed captain William Gallas that has thrown the Gunners into turmoil.

The Mail on Sunday - Arsenal ripped apart by City after Gallas is axed and their manager admits: We've no hope of the title now
Arsene Wenger publicly backed William Gallas last night after Arsenal slumped to their third defeat in four games as Manchester City romped to victory in the wake of the chaos caused by the axed captain's criticisms of his team-mates.

The Sunday Express - CAPTAIN FABULOUS
Cesc Fabregas will be named Arsenal’s new captain in place of the disgraced William Gallas – in an effort to keep the Spaniard at the Emirates, and to try to steady the Gunners’ season.

The Daily Star Sunday - GUNNERS WELL UP FOR 6M MATT BID
ARSENAL want to bring West Ham’s England defender Matthew Upson home.

The Sunday Times - Manchester City add to Arsenal problems
Arsenal are currently a complete, vivid canvas of pain. If the club were a painting it would be Eduard Munch’s The Scream: a picture of disorientation, anguish and doubt. 

The Independent on Sunday - Wenger: 'Gallas has future at Arsenal'
Arsène Wenger indicated last night that William Gallas does have a future at Arsenal, after watching his side collapse to a feckless 3-0 defeat at Manchester City which places the League title all but out of reach. 

The Sunday Telegraph - Cesc Fabregas tipped to succeed William Gallas as Arsenal captain
Cesc Fabregas is the leading candidate to replace William Gallas as Arsenal captain after the Frenchman was stripped of the armband by manager Arsene Wenger.

The Observer - Fábregas has the spirit to exorcise the ghost of Gallas
If he is not named the club's new captain, then Arsène Wenger may well compound one great error of judgement over his club captain with another. He is the only sensible choice if the team are to forge a new identity and spirit.

 

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