What the papers say: Wenger claims Roma is a date with destiny

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The Sun - Arsene: Empire won't crumble
ARSENE WENGER claims victory in Rome’s Olympic Stadium tonight can be the defining moment of Arsenal’s entire season.

The Daily Mail - Wenger banking on Arsenal's late take-off to send Roma packing
Arsene Wenger claimed Arsenal had a date with destiny in Rome, only to arrive late after a problem with their plane delayed them by four hours yesterday.

ARSENE WENGER believes Arsenal have a Champions League date with destiny in Rome tonight.

The Times - Arsène Wenger confident that Arsenal have consigned growing pains to the past
Visits to Rome inevitably provoke talk of ancient history, but for Arsenal the recent past is a germane topic for discussion as they aim to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League this evening.

The Independent - Wenger out to prove critics jumped the gun
Arsene Wenger has called on Arsenal to prove the critics were "too quick to write us off" as the Gunners enter what will be a defining period of their campaign when they look to book a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League tonight.

The Guardian - Young Arsenal look to come of age in Rome
It is an illustration of the radical changes that Arsène Wenger has overseen in recent years that the Arsenal squad he took to Rome yesterday for their Champions League encounter carried no survivors from the previous one that arrived in the Italian capital.

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