What the papers say: Gunners to open talks with Cesc as Verm targets Drog and Roo

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The News of the World - GUNNERS UP FOR FAB TALKS
ARSENAL are ready to open contract talks with Cesc Fabregas to fend off Barcelona.

The Sunday Mirror - Wenger ready for Celtic and United test
Arsene Wenger hailed Arsenal's "brilliant start" to the season following the 4-1 demolition of Portsmouth - but warned more challenges lay ahead.

New Arsenal star Thomas Vermaelen has revealed that he is itching to test himself against Wayne Rooney and Didier Drogba.

The Daily Star Sunday - NO DOUBT ABOU-T IT
ARSENE WENGER never has been one to count his chickens – but his young Gunners have champions written all over them already.

The Mail on Sunday - Arsenal 4 Portsmouth 1: Diaby double inspires Gunners romp 
Arsenal's magnificent start to the season continues after a further four goals were added to the eight already scored in their opening two games.

Arsenal thrashed Portsmouth 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium to continue their impressive start to the new season.

The Sunday Telegraph - Arsenal 4 Portsmouth 1: match report
Seven days. Ten goals. Arsenal have come bounding out of the blocks like Usain Bolt and their football has something of the Jamaican’s swagger, too.

The Observer - Arsenal steamroller Portsmouth to maintain winning momentum
The temptation for Arsène Wenger to crow must be huge. But au contraire, as Del Boy used to say. There is a time to talk up a team's chances of success, and three games into a new season is not it.

The Sunday Times - Abou Diaby brace maintains Arsenal ascendancy
Nobody helps you when you are down, least of all referees.

The Independent on Sunday - Double dose of fortune for Gallas keeps Gunners firing
Arsenal host Celtic on Wednesday with the group stages of the Champions' League at stake for both teams.

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