What the papers say: Everton skipper hails Arsenal's title credentials

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The SunWenger hit by Afellay snub
ARSENAL have been beaten by Barcelona in the race to sign Dutch international midfielder Ibrahim Afellay.

The Daily MirrorP Neville: Arsenal have got the look of champions
Experienced title campaigner Phil Neville reckons Arsenal's rookies may finally have come of age.

The Daily Mail - Everton's Phil Neville says Arsenal's newly found resilience can only aid title bid
Phil Neville is convinced that Arsenal are finally capable of fighting their corner after years of being 'beaten up' by their title rivals.

HAVING once invoked Arsene Wenger’s ire by putting the boot into his players, Phil Neville’s admission that Arsenal no longer possess a soft underbelly will have provided a poignant end to the perfect day.

The Independent - James Lawton: While contemporaries fight fires Wenger's Arsenal strike blow for dignity of the game
Why is it that Arsène Wenger is dodging so nimbly the mayhem stalking so many of the biggest reputations in football management? Maybe one reason is because he has an unbreakable belief in a certain way of playing football, one that would be – we know – just as unshakeable if this morning he sat one place from the bottom of the League rather than the top.

The Daily TelegraphChelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti to hold inquest as Arsenal's Samir Nasri sticks the knife in
Samir Nasri, the Arsenal midfielder, claims Chelsea “have lost quantity and quality” compared to last season and Sunday’s crushing defeat by Sunderland exposed the lack of depth in the squad.

The Guardian - Everton could not rough up Arsenal, admits captain Phil Neville
Admiring Arsenal does not come readily to a former Manchester United man but Phil Neville believes they may have acquired the resilience to sustain a title challenge. Everton's captain has cited his team's inability to "rough them up" on Sunday as evidence of an improved mettle.

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