What the papers say: Cold War over Arsenal ownership heats up

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The Sun - Arsenal fight gets ugly
THE Cold War for control of Arsenal intensified last night with America and Russia at each other’s throats.

The Daily Mail - Hull City submit Fabregas 'spit' report to FA
Hull have submitted their version of events to the FA over allegations that assistant manager Brian Horton was spat at by Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas.

The Daily Express - REAL CAME CALLING SAYS CESC
CESC FABREGAS has admitted Real Madrid did previously contact him and that could spark a storm between the Spanish club and Arsenal.

The Daily Star - FAB'S NEW REAL TAP-UP ROW
CESC FABREGAS could spark a legal war between Arsenal and Real Madrid after admitting he was contacted by the La Liga giants.

The Times - Danny Fiszman sells third of stake to Stan Kroenke
Danny Fiszman has taken advantage of his tax-free status to sell a third of his 24 per cent stake in Arsenal to Stan Kroenke, his fellow director, for £42.5 million, but the effect is unlikely to be felt in the short term.

The Independent - Kroenke raises stakes in battle of billionaires
The battle for control of Arsenal entered a new phase yesterday as the American billionaire, Stan Kroenke, bought another eight per cent of the club's shares for £42.5m from a fellow board member, Danny Fiszman, taking his holding to 20.5 per cent, and then received a lavish endorsement as "a model owner" from the club's chief executive, Ivan Gazidis.

The Telegraph - Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas was 'tapped-up' by Real Madrid
Cesc Fabregas has revealed how he was “tapped-up” by Real Madrid, but insisted he remains committed to Arsenal.

The Guardian - Fábregas may have case to answer in 'spitting' row
The Football Association is to demand an explanation from Arsenal and, in particular, their captain Cesc Fábregas about the alleged tunnel spitting incident following this month's controversial FA Cup win against Hull.

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