What the papers say: Was Toure's captaincy in Hungary his Arsenal swansong?

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The Sun - No tears shed over Manu exit
THERE are not too many Gooners shedding tears over Emmanuel Adebayor's departure to Manchester City. In fact, most are celebrating the £25million sale of a striker manager Arsene Wenger clearly felt was a disruptive influence on his young squad.

The Daily Mirror - THOMAS: I CAN BE A BIG GUN..
Arsenal new-boy Thomas Vermaelen insists he will defy the critics who believe he is too small to cope with the Premier League. The defender, 23, signed from Ajax, will play regularly as Kolo Toure looks set to sign for Manchester City, despite playing for the Gunners in a 5-0 victory over Hungarian side Szombathelyi last night.

The Daily Mail - Toure is Hughes' City gent for £15m as defender quits Arsenal
Manchester City moved on from the disappointment of missing out on England captain John Terry by striking a £15million deal for Arsenal defender Kolo Toure.

ARSENAL have told Manchester City that Kolo Toure will not leave on the cheap, after talks over the defender’s proposed move to Eastlands opened yesterday.

KOLO TOURE brushed aside speculation linking him with a £14m move to Manchester City when he was handed the captain’s armband as Arsenal strolled to a 5-0 win over Szombathelyi Haladas in Hungary last night.

The Independent - Fiorentina eager to sign Arsenal defender Eboue
Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that he is eager to sign versatile Ivory Coast international Emmanuel Eboue from Arsenal.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov may repropose rights issue
Alisher Usmanov still hopes Arsenal can be persuaded to tackle the club's debt with a rights issue and has not ruled out putting his idea directly to shareholders at the annual general meeting.

The Guardian - Eduardo and Nicklas Bendtner score twice as Arsenal rout Hungarians
Eduardo marked his first pre-season appearance for Arsenal with two goals in a rout of Szombathelyi Haladas in Hungary. The Croatia striker has endured an injury-plagued 18 months but he brushed aside recent concerns about his fitness by scoring in the 24th and 40th minutes.

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