What the papers say: Arsenal linked with swoop for German defenders

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The Sun - Joining Gunners is no hard Tasci
SERDAR TASCI could still make a £10million switch to Arsenal. The Gunners have held talks with Stuttgart but are yet to bid for the German defender.

The Daily Mirror - Blow for Arsenal as Bendtner, Fabregas and van Persie set to miss season opener against Liverpool
Arsene Wenger has been dealt a pre-season blow as Nicklas Bendtner will miss the start of the new campaign.

The Daily Mail - Sol Campbell switch to Newcastle piles the pressure on Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
The sight of Sol Campbell beaming and wafting his Newcastle No.5 shirt around in the breeze by the Tyne will have sent a shiver of unease around Arsenal's corridors of power.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed striker Nicklas Bendtner will miss the start of the Barclays Premier League season due to a persistent groin injury.

ARSENAL may have to start the season without three key men after Nicklas Bendtner suffered an injury setback.

The Independent - Bendtner adds to Wenger's woes
Arsenal face being without three key players when they start their Premier League campaign with the difficult trip to Liverpool in just over two weeks' time. Striker Nicklas Bendtner is definitely out with a groin injury, while both Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie do not return to training until next Thursday after featuring in the World Cup final for Spain and the Netherlands respectively.

The Guardian - Cesc Fábregas and Robin van Persie likely to miss opener at Liverpool
Arsène Wenger has suggested that Cesc Fábregas and Robin van Persie will struggle to be fit for Arsenal's opening game of the Premier League season, against Liverpool at Anfield two weeks on Sunday. The manager has also effectively confirmed that he is in negotiations with Werder Bremen over the transfer of the Germany centre-half Per Mertesacker.

The Daily TelegraphArsenal will not let Cesc Fabregas leave for Barcelona, says Arsène Wenger
Arsène Wenger has admitted that Cesc Fabregas could miss the first game of Arsenal’s season against Liverpool, but is adamant that his captain will not be sold to Barcelona.

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