What the papers say: van Persie faces fitness fight for Spuds clash

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The Sun - Gunners locked in sale stalemate
ARSENAL shareholder Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith wants to sell her shares but the ownership stalemate is set to continue.

The Daily Mirror - Van Persie in fitness race to face Spurs
Robin Van Persie has 24 hours to prove he is ready to make a dramatic return for Arsenal tomorrow night.

The Daily Mail - Arsenal takeover twist: Lady Bracewell-Smith puts her 16 per cent share up for sale to put Stan Kroenke bid in doubt
Arsenal's fourth biggest shareholder is reported to have put her stake up for sale in a move that adds intrigue to the power struggle at the Emirates. Lady Bracewell-Smith, who holds 15.9 per cent of the club, could cash in to the tune of £80million after appointing bankers to find a buyer for her shares.

ARSENAL like straight dealing on the pitch, but even Silent Stan Kroenke may have uttered a gasp of disbelief at Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith’s unexpected off-the-pitch manoeuvring.

ARSENAL are at the centre of a fierce ownership battle after one of its biggest shareholders decided to sell her stake.

The Times - Robin Van Persie is ready to appear for Arsenal against Tottenham
Robin van Persie could make his first appearance for Arsenal since November in tomorrow night’s North London derby at White Hart Lane. The Holland forward has returned to full training, but Aaron Lennon has been ruled out of the match.

The Independent - Arsenal ownership takes surprise twist
The course of the future ownership of Arsenal took an unexpected turn yesterday when it emerged that Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith, the club's fourth largest shareholder, was seeking a buyer for her stake.

The Guardian - Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith looks to set up auction for Arsenal shares
Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith today attempted to set up an auction for her Arsenal shares by hiring investment bankers to scour the market for potential buyers. However, few expect Bracewell-Smith, the holder of 15.9% of Arsenal's shares, to find many takers.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsenal director Lady Bracewell-Smith ready to sell stake as battle for control heats up
A third billionaire investor might join the battle for control of Arsenal after Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith put her 15.9 per cent stake in the club up for sale.


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