What the papers say: Wenger says Arsenal were crazy to appoint him as record date approaches

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The Sun - Wenger: I was a crazy signing
ARSENE WENGER is about to become the longest-serving manager in Arsenal's history - but he still doesn't think he has cracked it!

The Mirror - Arsene Wenger turns down £50m transfer fund
Arsene Wenger has admitted he does not want to buy new players despite being handed a £50m transfer fund. The Arsenal manager has risked upsetting fans by insisting he wants to nurture his promising youngsters and develop homegrown talent rather than buying established talent.

The Daily Mail - Nicklas Bendtner 'lucky to be alive' after car crash and misses Olympiakos tie as Gunners injury list grows
Nicklas Bendtner is out of Arsenal's Champions League match against Olympiakos after a horrific car crash which left him shaken, bruised and lucky to be alive.

The Daily Express - BENDTNER WALKS AWAY FROM CAR CRASH
Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner had a "very lucky escape" when he crashed his Aston Martin into a tree.

The Daily Star - ARSENAL CRAZY TO SIGN WENG!
ARSENE WENGER becomes Arsenal’s longest-serving boss on Thursday admitting he still can’t believe the club were brave enough to appoint him. And the Frenchman confirmed the  Gunners at first turned him down for the job, preferring to appoint Bruce Rioch.

The Times - Arsene Wenger rules out spending record profits on big names
Arsenal announced record profits yesterday, but the club’s supporters will not be surprised to learn that Arsène Wenger, the manager, does not plan to splash the cash on expensive new players.

The Independent - Wenger: I was a crazy signing
On Thursday Arsène Wenger will mark exactly 13 years in charge of Arsenal, and in the process he will become the longest-serving manager in the history of the club.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsenal's gamble on Arsène Wenger still paying dividends
A month of major landmarks is looming for Arsène Wenger. He will turn 60 on Oct 22, while Thursday will be both his 13th anniversary and 4,749th day as Arsenal manager. The date carries particular significance as he will surpass a record set in 1947 by George Allison as Arsenal's longest-serving manager. 

The Guardian - Arsenal's gamble on Arsène Wenger still paying dividends
A month of major landmarks is looming for Arsène Wenger. He will turn 60 on Oct 22, while Thursday will be both his 13th anniversary and 4,749th day as Arsenal manager. The date carries particular significance as he will surpass a record set in 1947 by George Allison as Arsenal's longest-serving manager. 

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