What the papers say: Arsenal close to signing Silvestre

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The Sun - Arsenal are taking the Mik
ARSENE WENGER has hijacked Manchester City’s bid to sign Mikael Silvestre. The Manchester United defender, 31, was undergoing a medical at neighbours City when he got a call telling him Arsenal were interested.

The Daily Mail - Gunners in shock swoop to steal United defender Silvestre from under the noses of Sunderland
Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre was last night on the verge of an astonishing move to bitter rivals Arsenal.

The Times - Arsenal in shock move for Mikaël Silvestre
Arsenal were closing in last night on the most surprising transfer deal of the summer after making a firm approach to Manchester United about Mikaël Silvestre.

The Telegraph - Arsenal to hijack Mikael Silvestre's move from Manchester United to City
Arsene Wenger is reported to have made a last minute attempt to sign Mikael Silvestre from Manchester United, just as the player was having a medical at Manchester City.

The Guardian - Wenger issues Walcott warning
The Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said he has "no worries" about the continued development of teenager Theo Walcott but has again called for Gunners fans and the media to keep their patience with the England youngster he bought in 2006 from Southampton.

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