What the papers say: Wenger bans contract talks as Arsenal step up trophy hunt

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The Sun - Fab: I'm staying with Gunners
CESC FABREGAS returned from injury to inspire Arsenal’s victory over Manchester City – then pledged his future to the Londoners. 

The Daily Mirror - Arsene Wenger puts all Arsenal player contract talks on hold until the summer
Arsene Wenger has dramatically banned all his players from having contract negotiations until the end of the season.

The Daily Mail - Arshavin hails fabulous Fabregas as Arsenal sweep aside Manchester City
Andrey Arshavin was full of praise for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas's brilliance after playing their first game together during the 2-0 victory over Manchester City.

THE last time that Emmanuel Adebayor won anything was a youth tournament with French club Metz 10 years ago – so, not surprisingly, he is best described as ravenous when it comes to his hunger for success.

ARSENE WENGER has taken a massive gamble and banned all player contract talks until the end of the season.

The TimesArsene Wenger’s contract killers assassinate Manchester City
As Arsenal wound down the clock by keeping hold of the ball for the final few minutes of this routine victory, the electronic boards around the pitch at the Emirates Stadium started advertising a computer game called Ultimate Team. Apparently it is available to download, but why waste your money on virtual reality when you can see the real thing in North London? 

The Daily Telegraph - Arsene Wenger demands Arsenal train their sights on trophies
Arsene Wenger has taken the unusual step of banning all contract talks ahead of what could still prove to be one of the most momentous seasons during the Arsenal manager’s lengthy tenure.

The Independent - Wenger bans talk of transfers
On the pitch Arsène Wenger has given his precocious young players the freedom to be as creative as they like, or in the Arsenal manager's words, to play "without the handbrake". The freewheeling Gunners were simply too much for Manchester City, with Cesc Fabregas in a class of his own back conducting affairs in midfield and the striker Emmanuel Adebayor marking his own return to fitness with two well-taken goals.

The Guardian - Emmanuel Adebayor takes the gilt off his goals with hint of trophies or else
Emmanuel Adebayor is an impatient patient. The hamstring that kept him out of action for two months until Saturday has healed but Arsène Wenger may have noted that the Arsenal striker is still suffering from a deeper affliction. He is sick of feeling hollow. He demands a rapid cure. That means a medal – soon.

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