What the papers say: Trophy is Arsenal's destiny, says Wenger

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The Sun - Arsene: Trophy is our destiny
ARSENE WENGER believes Arsenal will at last be crowned kings of Europe.

Mikael Silvestre won a Champions League winners' medal last May without even kicking a ball in the final. Now the French defender (above) is determined to get past former club Manchester United in their two-legged semi-final and then win a gong on merit.

The Daily Mail - Vela travels to Manchester after spending day in quarantine amid swine flu fears
Arsenal's young Mexican striker Carlos Vela has travelled to Manchester ahead of the Champions League game after spending a day in quarantine due to fears over the swine flu outbreak.

ARSENE WENGER has told Sir Alex Ferguson to forget his old enemy Jose Mourinho – Arsenal are the special ones now.

ARSENE WENGER has told his young Gunners: ‘This is your moment – seize it.’

The Times - Time for Arsenal's boys to become men
There have been expressions of faith, pleas for understanding and requests for patience. In this season's more fractious moments, when Arsenal have struggled to maintain their position in English football's elite, Arsène Wenger has explained away their frailties as the provenance of youth. Those excuses stopped abruptly yesterday evening. “This is our moment,” the manager said.

The Daily Telegraph - Swine flu: Carlos Vela back in Arsenal training after scare
Mexico striker Carlos Vela returned to training with Arsenal on Tuesday after being held out of practice the previous day due to fears over swine flu.

The Independent - Young stars can deliver, says Wenger
For a club of Arsenal's elevated stature and wonderful history, the Gunners have underachieved in the Champions League. The withering assessment of Arsène Wenger's 13 years chasing European football's glittering prize came not from someone from the Manchester United camp, trying to stir up ill feeling before tonight's Champions League semi-final first leg, but from the Arsenal manger himself.

The Guardian - Arsène Wenger: This is the moment we've waited for
Arsène Wenger articulated his firm belief that he and Arsenal would one day win the Champions League, as he prepared his team for the first leg of their semi-final against Manchester United at Old Trafford. The manager also added that there was no time like the present.

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