What the papers say: Wenger wants campaign to rid game of thugs

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The Sun - Wenger: FA must protect us 
ARSENE WENGER has again urged the FA to clamp down on X-rated challenges. French midfielder Abou Diaby became the latest Arsenal casualty when he damaged ankle ligaments after a crushing tackle from Bolton's Paul Robinson on Saturday.

The Daily Mirror - Gunners hit by new injury setback
Arsene Wenger has ruled Abou Diaby out of tonight's Champions League opener - and admitted he does not know when the French midfielder will be back.

The Daily Mail - Arsene Wenger pleads for fair play (again) as Arsenal boss counts the costs of injuries
Arsene Wenger has repeatedly called for protection for his players during 14 years at Arsenal advocating the beautiful game.

The Daily Express - ARSENE WENGER: HELP ME CLEAN UP FOOTBALL
ARSENE Wenger has sent out an SOS for help to clean up football after admitting he does not have the power to prompt change.

The Daily Star - ARSENE WENGER WANTS TO CRACK DOWN THUGS
ARSENE WENGER last night called for a campaign to crack down on football thuggery.

The Independent - Wenger bemoans Bolton's 'bad' tackling as Arsenal limp into battle
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal begin their Champions League journey tonight aiming to go all the way to the final, which geographically is no distance – "Wembley is only six miles," as the manager said yesterday before conceding, "but unfortunately that is a long way." The trip will be made increasingly difficult if Arsenal maintain their current rate of picking up injuries en route.

The Guardian - Arsène Wenger backs Marouane Chamakh to lead Arsenal's campaign
Arsène Wenger listed Arsenal's growing ranks of walking wounded tonight, the names of the high-profile absentees tripping miserably off the tongue: Theo Walcott, Robin van Persie, Thomas Vermaelen, Abou Diaby, Nicklas Bendtner, Aaron Ramsey.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger calls for bad tackling to be stamped out in English football
Arsène Wenger has called on everyone associated with football in England, including players, fellow managers, fans, referees, the authorities and even the media, to take a concerted stand against reckless and malicious tackling.

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