What the papers say: Two games played and talk already of Vermaelen being signing of the season

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The Sun - Bendtner on £2.5million a year
NICKLAS BENDTNER has agreed a new £2.5million-a-year contract at Arsenal. The deal is an incredible turnaround for the Danish striker, 21, whose Emirates career had been blighted by bust-ups with former team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor.

The Daily Mirror - Arsenal agree deal to sell Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona next year, claim Spanish press
Cesc Fabregas is at the centre of a power struggle at Barcelona. Gunners captain Fabregas, 22, is on Barcelona’s hit-list for NEXT summer after Spanish media yesterday reported a £30m deal has already been struck.

The Daily Mail - Angry Marouane Chamakh sets Monday deadline for West Ham and Arsenal to save him from Bordeaux
Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh is all but resigned to missing out on a move to England. The Morocco international is dismayed that his club rejected a bid from Arsenal and expects West Ham United's pursuit to fail, but he will not completely give up on a move until Monday.

The Daily Star - VER-Y GOOD BUY, WENG!
ARSENAL’S Manuel Almunia last night claimed Arsene Wenger has pulled off another transfer coup with his £10m swoop for Thomas Vermaelen.

The Times - Arsenal are flying but they still have plenty to prove
Arsene Wenger is refusing to get carried away by Arsenal’s excellent start to the season, and for a very good reason. Although mightily impressive in different ways his side’s comfortable away wins over Everton and Celtic prove absolutely nothing.

The Independent - Arsenal have discovered new resolve, says Sagna
Arsenal's Bacary Sagna believes their impressive conquering of two difficult early-season challenges proves their desire to win trophies.

The Daily TelegraphArsene Wenger hails Thomas Vermaelen impact
Arsene Wenger has expressed his surprise and delight at the speed with which Thomas Vermaelen has settled in since his £10 million move to Arsenal and also praised William Gallas, the Belgium’s centre-back partner, for producing his best form in two years. 

The Guardian - Thomas Vermaelen's seamless transition augurs well for Arsenal
It is a reflection of the seamless nature of Thomas Vermaelen's transition into English football that his Arsenal team-mates cannot believe that he only arrived in July and has played in just two competitive matches for them.

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