What the papers say: Cesc departs, but Barton ruled out by Wenger

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The SunArsene Wenger: Arsenal won't sign Joey Barton
ARSENE WENGER has ruled out a move for Newcastle bad-boy Joey Barton.

The Daily Mirror - Barcelona to slap £130m buy-out clause on Cesc
Barcelona will further enrage Arsenal over the Cesc Fabregas transfer – by slapping a £130million buy-out clause in his contract.

The Daily MailCesc is the Nou boy! Arsenal finally agree to sell Fabregas to Barcelona
Arsenal announced they have reached an agreement in principle with Barcelona over the sale of Cesc Fabregas.

The Daily ExpressCESC FABREGAS VALUED AT £130M
BARCELONA will today complete the signing of Cesc Fabregas for £35million and rub salt in Arsenal’s wounds by valuing him at £95m more as they set his buyout clause at about £130m.

The Daily Star - ARSENAL'S ALEX SONG STAMP STORM
ARSENAL midfielder Alex Song is facing a three-match ban after the FA last night announced it would be looking into his alleged stamp on Newcastle’s Joey Barton.

The IndependentWenger's false economies must end but who will force him into splashing the cash?
At another press conference today, Arsène Wenger will attempt to convince a sceptical world that whatever fears they hold for Arsenal's future are unfounded and that, with faith and a strong nerve, better times are just around the corner.

The GuardianArsenal show need for reinforcements after failure to outwit Newcastle
After watching Arsène Wenger spend much of Saturday evening looking desperate to box Joey Barton's ears it was easy to assume that Arsenal's manager detested the Newcastle United midfielder. Instead he offered a gentle reminder that assumptions can be dangerous.

The Daily Telegraph - It is time for pundits to learn the laws of football rather than the myths surrounding them
By a staggering margin, more people in this country watch football every weekend than go to Anglican churches. On an average Sunday, about 800,000 people will attend a Church of England service — a few more if there is a particularly good band on the bill.

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