What the papers say: Monday - Xabi Alonso on his way to Arsenal

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The Sun - Arsenal 1 Real Madrid 0
EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR is back in love with Arsenal — and the Gunners’ faithful love him too. Well, some of them.

The Mirror - Arsenal 1-0 Real Madrid: Adebayor and Eduardo gee up Gunners
Eduardo gave boss Arsene Wenger and Arsenal's fans another boost yesterday as Emmanuel Adebayor celebrated his new contract with the winner against Real Madrid.

The Daily Mail - Adebayor starts to win over the Arsenal fans with a touch of magic to floor Real
Arsenal fans finally gave in and cheered Emmanuel Adebayor from the field.

Emmanuel Adebayor went some way to winning back the hearts and minds of all Arsenal fans with the goal which beat Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Emirates Cup

The Daily Star - XABI'S A GUNNER
ARSENE WENGER is on the verge of signing Liverpool outcast Xabi Alonso.

The Independent - Arsenal 1 Real Madrid 0: Adebayor reveals no shame in show of striking artistry
Booed on Saturday, forgiven on Sunday. A little bit of badge-kissing can go a long way if, like Emmanuel Adebayor, you can chip in with the winning goal and are brass-necked enough to get all touchy-feely about a club you have spent most of the summer trying to leave

The Times - Emmanuel Adebayor shows fans true colours
Emmanuel Adebayor kissed and made up with Arsenal supporters yesterday after scoring a penalty to help his side beat Real Madrid 1-0 in a pre-season friendly at the Emirates Stadium.

The Telegraph - Emmanuel Adebayor rekindles love affair with Arsenal fans after scoring winner against Real Madrid
Only in the most worthy cases is a player's kissing of his shirt badge anything more than an empty, ingratiating gesture.

The Guardian - Wenger tells Liverpool to lower £18m fee for Alonso
Wenger baulks at Liverpool's £18m price tag, as he dreams of a Spanish midfield axis at Arsenal

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