What the papers say: Arsenal and Bendtner in the pink

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The Sun - Arsenal 1 Dynamo K 0
SUB Nicklas Bendtner used his bright pink left boot to hit the winner and make life a little bit rosier for Arsenal.

The Mirror - Arsenal fans reaction shows William Gallas is a rebel without applause
A strange kind of public shaming unfolded at the Emirates last night. William Gallas walked out of the tunnel for the game against Dynamo Kiev shorn of the captain's armband and alone with his guilt. But no one booed him and no one cheered him, either.

The Daily Mail - In the pink! Fancy boots Bendtner is the Arsenal hero
Nicklas Bendtner's late goal sent Arsenal into the Champions League knockout stages to lift the cloud of self-doubt that was threatening to suffocate Arsene Wenger’s side.

Nicklas Bendtner spared William Gallas’s blushes with a fine late finish to see Arsenal into the last 16 of the Champions League with a 1-0 win over Dynamo Kiev.

Cesc Fabregas produced a skipper’s performance to book Arsenal’s place in the Champions League last 16.

The Times - Cool Nicklas Bendtner papers over the cracks to give Arsene Wenger welcome lift
Some may think that Arsenal lack character, but the man who scored the goal that puts them into the Champions League knockout stages, three minutes from time, did it wearing pink football boots and one has to say that takes courage of sorts, at least.

The Independent - Gallas sways perilously between hero and villain
It is the tradition at Arsenal, copied from the Continent, that when teams are announced before kick-off the crowd shout out the surname of each player. A clapometer was never going to be necessary last night to detect the relative popularity of the home side's new captain and his predecessor, but, the decibel difference between "Fab-re-gas" and "Gall-as" was surprisingly small.

The Daily Telegraph - Nicklas Bendtner sends Cesc Fabregas's Arsenal into Champions League last 16
A beloved rallying cry during turbulent times, the song remains the same: "one-nil to the Arsenal".

The Guardian - This is the first step on road to recovery, says relieved Wenger
Arsène Wenger admitted victory over Dynamo Kiev, and with it qualification for the knockout phase, represented "the first step" on Arsenal's road to recovery after recent dismal form, with the Londoners to travel to Porto next month knowing a draw will be enough to claim Group G.

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