What the papers say: Arsenal move to distance themselves from Usmanov

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The Sun - Wenger hit by low cash blow
ARSENAL do not have enough cash to finance Arsene Wenger's Premier League dream, claims their second-biggest shareholder.

The Daily Mirror - Lionel Messi: Get Fabregas and Mascherano to keep Barca top
Leo Messi has urged Barcelona to snap up Cesc Fabregas and Javier Mascherano to retain their European crown.

The Daily Mail - Robin van Persie desperately seeking silverware after signing new four-year deal at Arsenal
Robin van Persie has set his sights on ending Arsenal's trophy drought after committing his long-term future to the club. The Holland international has signed a four-year contract, worth around £70,000 a week, at the Emirates Stadium.

ROBIN van Persie has agreed a new long-term deal with Arsenal. The 25-year-old has signed a new contract, reported to be around £80,000-a-week and will become one of the highest paid players at the club.

The Daily Star - SAM OUT... FAB IN
BARCELONA will sanction Samuel Eto’o’s move to Manchester City to raise the £40m needed to try and lure Cesc Fabregas.

The Times - Arsenal reject Alisher Usmanov's plan to raise cash for transfers
The split among Arsenal’s main shareholders widened last night after Alisher Usmanov cast doubt on the club’s ability to deliver sufficient money for the team to challenge for honours.

The Independent - Usmanov bemused by Arsenal rejection
The Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov last night cast doubts on whether Arsenal can compete in this summer's competitive transfer market after the club's board rejected the multi-millionaire shareholder's proposals for a rights issue. 

The Guardian - Robin van Persie ends speculation by agreeing new Arsenal deal
Robin van Persie has agreed a new long-term deal with Arsenal, the club has confirmed. The 25-year-old Dutchman was the Gunners' leading scorer last season with 20 goals from 44 appearances.

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