What the papers say
A look at what is making the back-page headlines in today's national newspapers.
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The Times: Alastair Cook wants England to lay down another marker before the return series this winter as he seeks to become the first Ashes captain to beat Australia 4-0. Also: Arsene Wenger insisted last night that Arsenal had "nothing to explain" over their approach in the transfer market after they were accused by Newcastle United of showing disrespect in their pursuit of Yohan Cabaye.
The Independent: Arsene Wenger last night launched a passionate defence of Arsenal's record in the transfer market and moved to reassure supporters that the club has plenty of time to act before the window closes on September 2. Also: England can and should create history this week at the place where Test cricket started in this country.
Daily Mail: Tottenham began spending Gareth Bale's world record £85million transfer fee yesterday with stunning moves for Brazil winger Willian and Roma forward Erik Lamela. Also: Paris Saint-Germain are ready to outbid Arsenal for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye and deal another transfer market blow to Arsene Wenger.
The Sun: Gareth Bale's world-record transfer to Real Madrid was all but sealed last night. Also: Arsene Wenger has hit back at moaning fans, storming: "I don't have to explain everything I do."
Daily Star: Angry Arsene Wenger hit back at critics of Arsenal's transfer policy last night, insisting: I stand by my record. Also: Roberto Martinez has told David Moyes he is wasting everybody's time by chasing Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.
Daily Mirror: Arsene Wenger lost his cool last night with an angry message to Arsenal fans: I don't have to explain myself to anyone. Also: Tottenham are set to send their incredible spending spree crashing through the £100million barrier.
The Guardian: Andre Villas-Boas is poised to break the Tottenham Hotspur transfer record for the third time this summer with the £30million capture of Brazilian forward Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala. Also: Arsene Wenger suggested he did not care what Tottenham do in the transfer market or, indeed, any of Arsenal's rivals in the Premier League, as he mounted a strong defence of his policies and promised he would finish a testing summer with the "right balance" to the squad.
Daily Express: Tottenham last night shattered their club transfer record once again as they splashed out £60million on Willian and Erik Lamela - paving the way for Gareth Bale to confirm his £104m move to Real Madrid by the end of the week. Also: Arsene Wenger yesterday hit back at everybody questioning his move for Yohan Cabaye, adamant that 16 years of success meant he should not have to explain himself.
Daily Telegraph: Arsene Wenger last night launched an outspoken defence of his transfer strategy, claiming that he was unconcerned by the vast spending at Tottenham and promising that Arsenal would end this transfer window with a perfectly balanced squad. Also: The England team will take their win bonuses from the Ashes series beyond the £1million barrier if they win the final Investec Test at the Kia Oval.