What the papers say: Robin out for Barca clash, Cesc could return

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The SunVan Persie hit by three-week KO
ROBIN VAN PERSIE has handed Arsenal a Champions League blow after being ruled out for three weeks.

The Daily Mirror - Arsenal hint Fabregas will play against Barcelona
Robin van Persie will miss Arsenal's Champions League decider against Barcelona on March 8, the club confirmed this afternoon.

The Daily MailFlops chopped! Blundering Wembley duo out of Orient FA Cup replay
Arsene Wenger will remove his Carling Cup blunderers from the firing line against Leyton Orient as he bids to prevent more injuries to key players ahead of next week's trip to Barcelona.

ARSENAL last night received a huge double blow to their hopes of bouncing back from their Carling Cup final defeat, after Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott were ruled out of next week’s Champions League trip to Barcelona.

The Independent - Van Persie ruled out of Barcelona tie
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has been ruled out of next week's vital contest in Barcelona with a knee injury that will see him miss at least three weeks action. Van Persie, 27, had been enjoying the finest scoring form of his Arsenal career, with 13 goals in 11 games including his side's equaliser at Wembley in Sunday's Carling Cup final defeat to Birmingham City, which caused the injury.

The GuardianRobin van Persie out of Barcelona trip, but Cesc Fábregas could play
Arsenal will be without Robin van Persie for the return leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona after the Holland forward was ruled out for at least three weeks with the knee injury sustained in Sunday's Carling Cup final.

The Daily TelegraphArsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis reaffirms club's faith in Arsène Wenger's long-term vision
Ivan Gazidis, the Arsenal chief executive, has admitted that it is “compulsory” for the club to win their first trophy since 2005 but remains adamant that Arsène Wenger’s grand vision will be vindicated.

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