What the papers say: Wenger defends youth development, backs Dudu and slams Russia

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The Sun Wenger: Ed can beat the boos 
ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger has backed controversial striker Eduardo to beat the Premier League's boo-boys.

The Mirror - Manchester City boss Mark Hughes warns Arsenal to expect a rough ride at Eastlands
Mark Hughes has warned Arsene Wenger to expect another rough and uncomfortable afternoon when he and his Arsenal side return to Manchester on Saturday.

ANGRY Arsene Wenger’s worst fears were confirmed yesterday when Russia star Andrey Arshavin was ruled out for three matches.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed Eduardo to beat the boo-boys, but accepted the striker

The Daily MailArsene Wenger: We give kids top education at Arsenal - if we don't take them at 14, they'll be sold to agents!
Arsene Wenger has defended Arsenal's academy system in light of the poaching scandal.

The Times - Arsene Wenger tells Michel Platini transfer ban will encourage child trafficking
It is little surprise that the most reasoned and eloquent defence of Barclays Premier League clubs’ poaching policy since the Gaël Kakuta storm broke eight days ago should come from Arsène Wenger.

The Independent - Wenger dismisses Platini transfer plan
The Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger yesterday defended the right of leading clubs to pursue young talented players from overseas following the furore caused by Chelsea's transfer ban imposed because of the manner in which they signed Gaël Kakuta from Lens.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsène Wenger warns young players will be sold to agents
Arsène Wenger has branded Uefa and Fifa's respective accusations of child trafficking and slavery against major European clubs as "ridiculous" and warned that banning the movement of players under 18 will simply lead to boys as young as 13 being bought by agents and businessmen.

The Guardian - Arsenal flats go unsold as the credit crunch bites
Arsenal have sold only two flats at their Highbury Square development in the past 13 months, according to documents lodged at the Land Registry.

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