What the papers say: Defender to undergo Arsenal medical today

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The Sun - Tom's dream comes true
THOMAS VERMAELEN has hailed his £10million move to Arsenal as a childhood dream come true.

The Daily Mail - Arsenal track Newcastle's Bassong to replace want-away Manchester City target Toure
Kolo Toure remains desperate to leave Arsenal because he is unhappy over his fall-out with teammate William Gallas and the club’s limited transfer budget.

The Daily Express - WENGER STILL OFFERS BEAUTY TREATMENT
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger is aiming to end a four-year trophy drought next season, but there is no way he will sacrifice his attacking, purist principles.

The Daily Star - £10M TOM IS GUNNER JOIN WENG
Ajax defender Thomas Vermaelen will undergo a medical at Arsenal today.

The Times - Window watch: Arsenal ready to pounce for Morocco star Marouane Chamakh
Fulham held talks with Bordeaux last night about signing Marouane Chamakh, but they face competition from Arsenal for the forward. 

The Guardian - Stuart Pearce courts controversy by starting Theo Walcott on bench
Stuart Pearce left Theo Walcott feeling shattered when he dropped him from the England Under-21 starting line-up that took on Spain here at the European Championship. Although the Arsenal winger came off the substitutes' bench in the 62nd minute to help the team to a 2-0 win that ensured their passage into the semi-finals with one group game to spare, he cut a tight-lipped and frustrated figure as he left the Gamla Ullevi stadium.

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