What the papers say: Clubs back down over Arsenal's Arshavin transfer

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The Sun - Andrey transfer verdict Arsh but fair
ARSENAL’S rivals turned a blind eye to the Andrey Arshavin transfer saga yesterday after being told: You have all been in the same position.

The Daily Mail - Arsenal's youth club in jeopardy as FA side with Platini
The plundering of the cream of Europe's young footballing talents by the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea could end after FA chairman Lord Triesman backed Michel Platini's plan to ban the transfer of youth-team players.

ANDREI ARSHAVIN will be a smash hit with Arsenal in the Premier League, according to one of the men who was part of the Zenit St Petersburg success story - Turkish striker Fatih Tekke.

STEVE COPPELL last night became the latest boss to blast Andrey Arshavin’s controversial move to Arsenal.

The Times - Harry Redknapp says time right to cut down Arsenal
Harry Redknapp has told his Tottenham Hotspur players to show no fear when they play Arsenal on Sunday. The 144th North London derby promises to be more absorbing than usual, with Robbie Keane expected to play for Spurs for the first time since returning from Liverpool in a £16 million deal.

The Independent - Arshavin deal ignored at Premier League meeting
The Andrei Arshavin saga finally looks to be at an end after yesterday's Premier League board meeting passed without discussion of the transfer.

The Guardian - Premier League explanation of Arshavin deal satisfies Villa
Any lingering doubt surrounding Andrei Arshavin's protracted transfer from Zenit St Petersburg to Arsenal appears to have been removed after the Premier League provided a full explanation of the reasons why the deal was not formally confirmed until after Monday's 5pm deadline.

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