What the papers say: Cesc not for sale as Wenger expects tough season

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The Sun - Wenger wants a Cesc change
ARSENE WENGER reckons he has as much chance of signing Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as the Catalan giants have of getting Cesc Fabregas.

The Daily Mirror - Arsene Wenger says first week of Arsenal's season is the most crucial of the entire campaign
Arsene Wenger last night claimed the first week of Arsenal’s season is the most crucial of the whole campaign.

The Daily Mail - Hands off Cesc Fabregas or I'll bid for Lionel Messi, quips Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger issued a tongue-in-cheek warning to Barcelona about their pursuit of
Cesc Fabregas, saying the chance of the midfielder moving to the Nou Camp is as remote as Lionel Messi joining the Gunners.

ARSENE Wenger last night ­rubbished Barcelona’s pursuit of Cesc Fabregas and claimed: We’ve got more chance of ­snaring Lionel Messi.

ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger is convinced the club will hold on to Cesc Fabregas, but his former team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor believes the Spaniard will head to Barcelona if the Gunners fail to qualify for the Champions League group stages.

The Times - Arsene Wenger is still Arsenal’s main man
Has there ever been a manager like Arsène Wenger, one so brave he backs his principles against a mountain of doubt and rather more than a molehill of evidence?

The Daily Telegraph - Cesc Fabregas is not for sale, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger insists there is "no chance" of Cesc Fabregas being sold to Barcelona - and maintains his young Arsenal team can compete with the best this season.

The Guardian - Arsène Wenger says battle for Champions League places is tougher than ever
Arsène Wenger expects this season to be the most competitive at the top of the Premier League since he arrived in English football 13 years ago.

The Independent - James Lawton: Wenger may be out of fashion but his credo remains wholly admirable
With three of the great French philosophers indisposed for various reasons, including mortality, Great Ormond Street Hospital's charity initiative in partnership with Arsenal Football Club this week was no doubt more than happy with the man who came leaping off the bench.

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