What the papers say: Arsenal close to signing new defender says Wenger

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The Sun - Laurent Gunner be a huge hit
ARSENE WENGER insists Lorient centre-half Laurent Koscielny is the man to replace William Gallas.

The Daily Mail - Jay Simpson in talks with Omonia Nicosia as Arsenal tell striker he can leave
Arsenal striker Jay Simpson is in talks with Cypriot side Omonia Nicosia. The 21-year-old, who is in the final year of his contract at Arsenal, was on loan at QPR last season but has been told he is free to leave if a suitable offer comes in.

ARSENAL do not expect a second offer for Spain star Cesc Fabregas until a week on Thursday at the earliest – and will snub it immediately.

The Guardian - Arsenal will sign a defender during World Cup, says Arsène Wenger
The Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, hopes to sign a defender before the end of the World Cup.

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