What the papers say: Cash rich Arsenal buy, broke Barca need loan

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The Sun - Arsenal wrap up Kos swoop
ARSENAL have confirmed they have signed £8.5million centre-half Laurent Koscielny - just like we told you NINE days ago.

The Daily Mirror - Wenger hails 'strong' Koscielny signing
Arsenal have signed 24-year-old centre-back Laurent Koscielny from French club Lorient. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said: “He is mentally strong, he’s a fighter and a very strong competitor.”

The Daily Mail - Cash-strapped Barcelona forced to take out £125m loan to pay superstar players
New Barcelona president Sandro Rosell last night revealed the club will need a loan to pay their players at the end of the month.

Arsenal have signed defender Laurent Koscielny from French side Lorient.

ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger continued his summer rebuilding yesterday with the £10m capture of French defender Laurent Koscielny from Lorient.

The Independent - Barça tell Fabregas: it's now or never
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell will travel to South Africa to meet Arsène Wenger in order to speed along the transfer of midfielder Cesc Fabregas, he said yesterday. Rosell wants to sort out a deal with Arsenal in the next few days.

The Guardian - Arsenal sign defender Laurent Koscielny from Lorient
Arsenal have signed the defender Laurent Koscielny from Lorient on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old, who predominantly plays as a centre-back, made 40 appearances for the Ligue 1 side last season.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsenal's £8.5m signing Laurent Koscielny confident he can be a success
Laurent Koscielny has confidently claimed that he will help solve the defensive problems which have underpinned Arsenal’s failure to win the Premier League since the ‘Invincible’ season of 2003-4.

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