What the papers say
A look at what is making the headlines on the back pages of Friday's press.
THE SUN: Arsenal were yesterday hit with a triple Champions League whammy. Also: Jermain Defoe hit a double as Spurs cruised past Dinamo Tbilisi to make it into today's Europa League draw.
DAILY STAR: Arsenal have been rocked by being drawn in a Champions League horror group and learning Lukas Podolski faces 10 weeks out injured. Also: Jermain Defoe grabbed a double as Tottenham toppled Dinamo Tbilisi 3-0 at White Hart Lane for a monster 8-0 aggregate win...Manchester United last night failed with a third attempt to sign Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini as Everton rejected a £36m joint bid...Stephane Sessegnon has been axed by Paolo Di Canio after being charged with drink-driving...Gambling controversy PFA chief Gordon Taylor sanctioned a grant to help an ex-player write a book about his betting nightmare.
DAILY MIRROR: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is up for sale following the arrival of Samuel Eto'o. Also: Arsene Wenger yesterday re-signed Mathieu Flamini - and Arsenal fans fear he may end up not spending a penny this summer...Manchester City believe they can finally end their Champions League hoodoo after being handed a favourable draw in the group stages.
DAILY EXPRESS: Arsenal were handed the 'Group of Death' in the Champions League draw here yesterday - on the day that Mathieu Flamini became only the second arrival at the Emirates this summer. Also: Jose Mourinho has issued a "hands off" warning and insisted Juan Mata is not for sale...Everton have rejected an improved offer of £36 million for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines as they continue to rebuff Manchester United's advances.
DAILY MAIL: Arsenal want to blow their entire £70million transfer budget on Real Madrid trio Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria as they bid to rescue a botched transfer window. Also: Cliff Morgan has been described as a rugby union 'superstar' and sports broadcasting 'pioneer' following his death at the age of 83...Marouane Fellaini has told Roberto Martinez that he wants to leave Everton.
THE GUARDIAN: Manchester United last night had an increased bid of £36m rejected for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines as David Moyes continues to pursue his former players at Everton. Also: Arsenal have been handed a daunting task to qualify for the Champions League knockout phase after the draw placed them in Group F with last season's runners-up, Borussia Dortmund, Rafael Benitez's Napoli and Marseille.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: More storm clouds blew into Arsenal's season yesterday when they were given a nightmare of a draw in the Champions League and also heard the dispiriting medical bulletin that their in-form attacker Lukas Podolski was out for up to 10 weeks. Also: A more peaceful, positive atmosphere pervades Manchester City this season, according to the club's sporting director, Txiki Begiristain.
THE TIMES: Arsene Wenger faced up last night to the need for reinforcements before Monday's transfer deadline as Arsenal were handed a daunting draw in the Champions League group stage. Also: There is nothing like an unfavourable comparison with Pep Guardiola to wipe the smile from Jose Mourinho's face.
THE INDEPENDENT: Everton have rejected a second joint bid from Manchester United for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, the fourth in total for the full-back, valued at a total of around £38m with the transfer stand-off now set to go into the last weekend of the window. Also: Arsenal were put under further pressure to spend in the transfer market last night when they were drawn in the hardest group in the Champions League.