What the papers say: Arsenal progress alone in Champions League

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The SunArsenal 2 B Dortmund 1
ARSENAL have only got one Song and he has struck a real chord with Gunners fans.

The Daily Mirror - Wenger "surprised" Arsenal are first Prem team into last 16
Arsene Wenger is surprised his Arsenal side are the first English team to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages after their nightmare start to the season.

The Daily MailRobin is in my prayers! Song hopes star striker stays fit to lead Arsenal charge
Alex Song admitted he is praying Robin van Persie does not get injured. Holland striker Van Persie took his 2011 goals tally to 38 in 41 games with a double as Arsenal became the first English club to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages with a win over Dortmund.

The Daily ExpressROBIN VAN PERSIE’S JUST A REAL KNOCKOUT
ARSENE WENGER said he was surprised that Arsenal are the first English team to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League, but not at all surprised that the hero of the night was Robin van Persie.

The Daily Star - ARSENAL 2 BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1: SUPER ROBIN VAN PERSIE’S A KNOCKOUT FOR GUNNERS
ROBIN Van PERSIE has proved the man for all seasons in 2011. And Arsene Wenger will be praying he continues on exactly the same track.

The IndependentVan Persie shows no mercy
No team has proved quite so dysfunctional as Arsenal once did in the darkest hour of their season so far but last night they won their Champions League group with a game to spare and a spring in their step.

The GuardianRobin van Persie double against Dortmund gives Arsenal group win
Arsenal ended this night in a state of tranquillity. The match was hard-fought, but Arsène Wenger's team have reached the last 16 of the Champions League with a match to spare. It must be quite a while since Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City all envied them.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsene Wenger: It's surprising Arsenal are first English team to reach Champions League knockout stage
Arsène Wenger on Wednesday night expressed his surprise at Arsenal being the first English club to qualify for the Champions League knockout phase following what he calls their “disaster” at the start of this season.

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