What the papers say: Wenger plans to overhaul Arsenal defence

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The Sun - Wenger: I'm ready to spend
ARSENE WENGER has pledged to splash the cash this summer in a bid to beef up his young Arsenal squad.

The Daily Mirror - Carlos Vela dumped from Barcelona game after losing passport - exclusive
Carlos Vela was dumped from Arsenal's Champions League defeat to Barcelona - after the Mexican forward lost his passport.

The Daily Mail - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger trusts in a future for youth, insists Manuel Almunia
Manuel Almunia expects Arsene Wenger to stay true to his project of youth development despite Arsenal's mauling at the hands of Barcelona.

ANDREY ARSHAVIN is becoming the next Eric Cantona with every edition of the Q&A section on his website. "I seldom take a shower, " he says. "I prefer to take a bath and think in silence."

MANUEL ALMUNIA yesterday insisted Arsenal have the balls to keep their season alive at fierce rivals Tottenham next Wednesday.

The Times - Stan Kroenke pays £17m of share debt
Stan Kroenke has paid £17 million to Danny Fiszman, his fellow director, to help pay off money that he owed as a result of buying shares in Arsenal.

The Independent - Wenger faces test of his beliefs
There is no disgrace in being beaten by a better team, but it is a more chastening experience than losing to an evenly matched one.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsene Wenger will overhaul Arsenal's central defence after Champions League exit
Arsenal will make significant changes on and off the pitch this summer. Arsène Wenger is ready to make central defence a transfer priority while Stan Kroenke is poised to make a potentially pivotal decision in the long-term battle for control of the club.

The Guardian - Everton's Jack Rodwell high on Arsenal's summer wish list
Those Arsenal fans with optimism in their hearts can still envisage the fantasy finale. The script sees them cast off the disappointment of their Champions League exit against Barcelona to go to Tottenham Hotspur next Wednesday and win.


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