Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger remains defiant - What the back pages say on August 21
MAIL ON SUNDAYArsene Wenger remained defiant yesterday in the wake of Arsenal's 2-0 home defeat by Liverpool as he faced up to the most challenging week in his 15-year reign at the club. Also: Squeaky late wins isn't how it was meant to be for Andre Villas-Boas, protege of a fellow Portuguese who was all but at invincible for years at this ground. But a stuttering start to the season at least brought a first win in his first home match as manager at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea needing to come from behind to do it. Grim: Arsene Wenger (right) insists he won't leave Arsenal THE PEOPLEArsene Wenger is making a shock move to take Real Madrid star Kaka on loan. Also: Joey Barton was back in the wars yesterday as Newcastle won the Tyne-Wear tear-up...Manchester United were trying to rescue their ?35million bid for Wesley Sneijder last night - with United club sponsors believed to be involved in negotiations. DAILY STAR SUNDAYArsene Wenger insisted last night that there's 'no chance' of him quitting his job at Arsenal. Also: Man City have failed in a late swoop for Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder. SUNDAY MIRRORJubilant Newcastle stars went out on the Toon last night with boss Alan Pardew as they celebrated their fifth victory of the 21st century at the Stadium of Light Also: Manchester City are ready to let Emmanuel Adebayor join Tottenham on a free transfer. Wanted: Emmanuel Adebayor SUNDAY EXPRESSArsene Wenger last night reiterated his commitment to Arsenal - defiantly insisting: "There is NO CHANCE of me walking away." Also:Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has persuaded the club to let him offload his long list of highly paid cast-offs. SUNDAY TELEGRAPHDespite losing at home to Liverpool, having Emmanuel Frimpong sent off, losing Laurent Koscielny to injury, facing a Champions League eliminator against Udinese on Wednesday and then a trip to Manchester United next weekend, Arsene Wenger claimed he was under no more pressure "than usual" and there was "no chance I will walk away". Also: With 10 days left until the close of the transfer window, Tottenham are seeking to do as many as 10 deals in and out of the club. THE INDEPENDENT"You can spend money and have a bad team," Arsene Wenger insisted after walking off here with Arsenal supporters again urging him to invest. Also: A week after Manchester City expected to complete the signing of Samir Nasri, the Frenchman remains an Arsenal player with the prospect of him staying on rising by the day. THE TIMES:Arsene Wenger denied he is considering quitting last night despite another traumatic day for Arsenal, who went down 2-0 at home to Liverpool amid jeers from their own fans. Also: England's drive towards a 4-0 whitewash of India in the final Test was disrupted but not derailed yesterday. THE GUARDIANAppealing for calm, Arsene Wenger said: "We live in circumstances where every defeat is absolutely a disgrace - an earthquake." But there was no mistaking the tremors after Liverpool's 2-0 victory as the Arsenal manager's troubled team face the second leg of a Champions League qualifier against Udinese on Wednesday and a visit to Manchester United at the weekend. Also: Arsene Wenger says there is no chance he will walk away from Arsenal, effectively overruling the intervention of David Dein, his former vice-chairman, who warned that if Gunners' fans kept complaining and demanding more money be spent the manager could wash his hands of the club.
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