SATURDAY: Agony for Sheffield’s Jess

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wHAT today’s papers are saying:

DAILY MAIL: The agony was slow to dawn on Jessica Ennis. She celebrated as the screen flashed her name up with the numeral 1 next to it and, then, as the maths was slowly, agonisingly calculated her position was brought up to date and she was declared second. Also: Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson last night declared that every British Olympian should know the words to the National Anthem.

THE SUN: Golden girls Jessica Ennis and Rebecca Adlington went through agony and ecstasy yesterday. Also: Arsene Wenger last night insisted he will not sell Robin van Persie to Manchester City this summer.

DAILY MIRROR: Arsene Wenger has vowed never to sell Robin van Persie or any other player to Manchester City. Also: Marcelo Bielsa has snubbed two approaches from Roman Abramovich - because he will not speak to intermediaries.

DAILY EXPRESS: Arsene Wenger has vowed not to sell Robin van Persie to Manchester City this summer - even if he does not sign a new contract. Also: Jessica Ennis took another blow yesterday but vowed to fight back and win gold for Britain at the London Olympics.

DAILY STAR: Arsene Wenger has promised fans that Robin van Persie is staying put. Also: Roberto Di Matteo has backed misfiring striker Fernando Torres to come good.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Stand-in coach Roberto di Matteo has no time for sentiment but he still believes he has the support of the Chelsea dressing room. Also: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to keep striker Robin van Persie for another year even if he does not extend his contract this summer.

THE GUARDIAN: Arsène Wenger insists Robin van Persie will not be leaving, saying Arsenal ‘will not lose anybody to Man City’. Also: Jessica Ennis set a pentathlon PB but had to settle for second behind Ukraine’s Nataliya Dobrynska.

THE INDEPENDENT: Caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster will be in a strong position if he guides England to victory over the French in Paris. Also: Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham manager, is seemingly prepared to upset David Moyes on his 10-year anniversary match by playing Louis Saha against Everton despite a “gentlemen’s agreement” between the pair.