What the papers say: 'Naive' Arsenal prepare for takeover

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The Sun AZ Alkmaar 1 Arsenal 1
ARSENE WENGER watched his team throw away a golden chance to virtually seal qualification to the Champions League knockout stages.

The Mirror - Arsene Wenger blasts Arsenal's "naive" defending after last gasp AZ equaliser
Arsene Wenger blasted Arsenal's "naive" defending after they conceded an injury-time sucker punch.

The Daily Express - WENGER PARTY POOPED 
ARSENE WENGER claims Arsenal need just one more win to book a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League after watching his side surrender two points in Holland last night.

The Daily Mail AZ Alkmaar 1 Arsenal 1: David Da Mendes Silva takes shine off Arsene Wenger birthday party
Arsene Wenger wants to spend his 60th birthday on Wednesday in low-key fashion but that was no reason for his side to follow his lead against AZ Alkmaar.

CESC FABREGAS fired a get-well message to his grandfather last night – but David Mendes Da Silva’s last-gasp strike denied him a win.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsenal board games hot up as Stan Kroenke buys more shares
Stan Kroenke, the largest single shareholder in Arsenal, is poised to increase his holding in the club this week, taking his total stake close to the 29.9 per cent limit beyond which he would have to launch a full takeover.

The Times - Arsenal allow Alkmaar to make their point
Arsenal have restored their reputation as the great entertainers by playing some magnificent football this season, but suspicions that they remain a soft touch will be harder to shift.

The Guardian - Arsenal have only themselves to blame for letting Alkmaar steal a late draw
With one foot seemingly in the knock‑out stages of the Champions League, the thoughts of the Arsenal players and management alike might have begun to turn towards the glamour ties at the business end of the campaign.

The Independent - Arsenal slip from cruise control
It was one of those moments that make a manager, whatever his protestations of eternal youth inside, look like the 60-year-old Arsène Wenger will become tomorrow.

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