What the papers say: Young Gun gets the chance to impress for Arsenal

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The Sun - Christmas crunch!
ARSENE WENGER has warned his Arsenal team that the Premier League crown could be won next month... or thrown away.


The Mirror - Arsene Wenger: The next month will tell me if Arsenal can challenge for the Premier League
Arsene Wenger has admitted that the next month will decide whether Arsenal are strong enough to maintain their brilliant early form and mount a challenge for the title.

The Daily Mail - Arsene Wenger hands Gibbs his big chance: Keiran's in at Arsenal due to Gael Clichy's injury
Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal’s loss can be England’s gain after losing Gael Clichy for up to two months with a stress fracture of his back.

The Daily Express - GIBBS WILL BE THE NEW COLE 
ARSENE WENGER believes his loss will be England’s gain after Gael Clichy was ruled out for at least a month with a stress fracture in his back.

The Daily Star - GIBBS KEEN TO CRASH FAB PARTY
KIERAN GIBBS has the chance to gatecrash England’s World Cup plans after Arsenal’s Gael Clichy was ruled out for two months.

The Times - Threat of debt keeps fans wary as Stan Kroenke increases stake at Arsenal
Arsenal supporters are fearful for the future of their club after Stan Kroenke, the American sports mogul, increased his stakeholding to 29.6 per cent — just short of the threshold for an obligatory takeover of 29.9 per cent.

The Independent - Kroenke can wait to seal Arsenal deal
Arsene Wenger's focus returns to European domination tonight as his side face AZ Alkmaar but Arsenal's billionaire American shareholder Stan Kroenke has no immediate plans to rule the boardroom via a full takeover.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsenal's Fran Merida has 'illness' for Atletico Madrid, says agent
Arsenal midfielder Fran Merida could be on his way to Atletico Madrid this summer, according to the player's agent.

The Guardian - Gaël Clichy blow has Arsène Wenger fearing more injuries
It is not the November temperature that makes Arsène Wenger shiver. The Arsenal manager simply believes that it has come to a time of the year when his squad will be diminished by injury. He had a fresh case to support his argument since the left-back Gaël Clichy will be missing for some weeks with a back injury.

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