What the papers say: Finishing outside top four would be failure for nervous Arsenal

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The Sun Wenger's case for defence
ARSENE WENGER says Arsenal cannot go for broke against Roma tomorrow because they have run out of attacking options. 

The Daily Mirror - Arsenal can still finish in the top four, insists Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger insists his "nervous" Arsenal can still make the top four and qualify for Champions League football next season.

The Daily Mail - X-rated show from Arsenal as they stumble again
For Italians, Arsene Wenger is ‘Mr X’, the manager who guarantees pools punters that his team will provide one of the 13 draws needed to scoop a million euros or more when playing TotoCalcio.

Arsene Wenger admitted shot-shy Arsenal were "nervous" after they failed to score in the Barclays Premier League for a third successive game - but maintained the Gunners can still force their way back into the top four.

ANDREY ARSHAVIN is a little Russian with a mouth the size of the Kremlin.

The Times - Arsène Wenger vents his frustration at another Arsenal draw
Arsène Wenger has never been a good loser and he does not seem to like drawing much, either. The Arsenal manager was so frustrated at the end of this goalless draw that he walked up to Ricky Sbragia after the final whistle and asked the Sunderland manager why his team had not played football.

The Independent - Wenger loses the knowledge
You don’t hear the old mantra quite so often these days “Arsène knows.” And so he does. The trouble is that everyone else seems to have decided they know better.

The TelegraphArsenal manager Arsene Wenger told finishing outside top four equals failure
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been warned by the club's new chief exective Ivan Gazidis that finishing out of the top four signals a season of failure.

The Guardian - Arsenal chasing Felipe Melo - the 'new Gilberto'
Arsenal have identified the Brazil international Felipe Melo, above, as a means of reinforcing the team's recently lightweight midfield. Currently with Fiorentina in Serie A, the 25-year-old holding midfielder made his international debut at the Emirates earlier this month in the 2-0 victory over the World Cup holders Italy and is regarded by Brazil's coach, Dunga, as the long-term successor to the former Arsenal player Gilberto Silva.

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