From the Back Pages, August 30: Arsène Wenger calls for recruits to answer state of emergency

From the back pages
From the back pages

Arsène 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. (The Times)

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. (Daily Mail)

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 Benítez’s Napoli and Marseille. (The Guardian)

JOSE MOURINHO has issued a “hands off” warning and insisted Juan Mata is not for sale. (Express)

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. (The Independent)

Aussie powerhouse Aaron Finch marmalised England’s bowlers with a record-breaking display of batting brutality. Australia’s Finch-hitter walloped an astonishing 156 runs from just 63 balls to put victory beyond doubt before England had even begun their innings. (The Mirror)

Brit Dan Evans pulls off shock against Tomic. British qualifier Dan Evans continues his remarkable run in New York by beating Australia’s Bernard Tomic to reach the third round. (The Telegraph)