What the papers say: Arsenal open talks with Vieira and target Matuidi

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The Sun - Old Pat is old hat, Arsene
ANY Arsenal fan glancing at the back page of The Currant Bun yesterday could be excused for having to decant an immediate and extremely large scotch. Patrick Vieira for Arsenal?

The Daily Mail - Patrick Vieira set to return to Arsenal in a Blaise of glory
Arsene Wenger is poised to break into the £40million he has received from Manchester City by tying up a deal for long-term target Blaise Matuidi. And it looks increasingly likely the youngster will be mentored by Patrick Vieira, who could be on his way back to Arsenal. 

PATRICK VIEIRA has delayed signing up with Tottenham while he tries to secure a sensational return to Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger is refusing to splash the cash from the sale of Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure, insisting Arsenal are strong enough already.

The Times - Arsene Wenger must buy or Arsenal will stagnate
Arsenal are a club in no-man’s-land unless Arsene Wenger makes some dramatic signings in this transfer window – and nothing so far has suggested that he will.

The Independent - Wenger to spend big on De Rossi
Arsene Wenger's preferred midfield target this summer is the Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi, and despite the Italian club's reluctance to sell Arsenal have not given up hope that Roma's perilous financial position could force a sale.

The Daily Telegraph - Patrick Vieira set for talks with Arsene Wenger about Arsenal return
Arsene Wenger is expected to hold talks imminently with Patrick Vieira about the intriguing possibility of the club's former captain returning to Arsenal.

The Guardian - Arsenal ready to move for Blaise Matuidi and plan Patrick Vieira talks
Arsène Wenger is closing in on the £8m capture of Blaise Matuidi from St Etienne and he is also expected to talk to Patrick Vieira in the coming days about the former Arsenal captain making a dramatic return to the club.

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