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WHAT THE PAPERS SAY Thursday 18 August: Theo Walcott eases pressure on Arsenal with Udinese winner
Published : 18 Aug 2011 06:49:38
DAILY MAIL: Arsenal's injury problems are mounting, with Jack Wilshere ruled out of next week`s return against Udinese in the Champions League. Injured Wilshere piles on the agony for Arsenal as Wenger looks to Mertesacker Also: Harry Redknapp hopes an anti-Arsenal alliance will help smooth a deal to bring Emmanuel Adebayor to Tottenham. Redknapp believes Adebayor's baggage 'is perfect for Spurs' THE SUN: Harry Redknapp is sure Emmanuel Adebayor can be a hit at Tottenham - because Arsenal fans hate him! Crocked: Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will miss the return leg against Udinese Also: Roque Santa Cruz is being lined up for a shock switch to injury-ravaged Leeds. THE MIRROR: Samir Nasri is on the verge of completing a ?22million switch to Manchester City. Also: Relegated West Ham are hoping to offload big-earning duo Scott Parker to QPR and Carlton Cole to Fulham. DAILY EXPRESS: Jack Wilshere has added to Arsene Wenger`s misery after it emerged he could miss the three games that will shape Arsenal`s season. Also: Amir Khan is on a collision course with legendary unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather jnr next May - and the super-bout could take place at Wembley stadium. Leaving? Tottenham's Luka Modric DAILY STAR: Harry Redknapp claims Tottenham will be much better off without Luka Modric. Also: Wesley Sneijder will have to hand in a transfer request at Inter Milan if he wants to secure a dream move to Manchester United. THE TIMES: Theo Walcott called on Arsene Wenger yesterday to bring experienced players to Arsenal as the manager faced up to more turmoil in what has become one of the most difficult periods of his career. Also: Darren Fletcher could make his long-awaited first-team return against Arsenal next week. THE INDEPENDENT: Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, declared yesterday that Emmanuel Adebayor`s incendiary effect on Arsenal fans was one of the reasons why he wants him on loan at White Hart Lane. Also: Tony Fernandes will today complete his takeover of Queens Park Rangers when he buys a controlling interest from motor sport tycoon Bernie Ecclestone. THE GUARDIAN: Harry Redknapp has admitted he would be able to "add four players and have a better team" if the club sanctioned the sale of Luka Modric to Chelsea. Also: England`s World Cup preparations have suffered a setback after Danny Care was ruled out of the tournament because of a toe injury. DAILY TELEGRAPH: Harry Redknapp has suggested that Tottenham should consider selling Luka Modric to allow him to add depth to his squad. Also: Chelsea were in negotiations with Porto last night to sign Joao Moutinho and Alvaro Pereira.