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What the papers say

There was apparently some kind of Champions League raffle or something in Monaco yesterday, but ignore all that - cos the newspapers have. Nope, today's sports writers are all talking about English soccerball power player David Dein and his plans to take over the world.

Here’s what the main dailies are saying:

Arsene Wenger will join forces with the Russian revolution as the battle of Gunnerski began yesterday.

The former Arsenal vice-chairman has sold his shares in a move that could pave the way for a hostile takeover of the club

David Dein last night began a dramatic attempt to buy his way back into Arsenal four months after being ruthlessly ousted as vice-chairman in a bitter boardroom split.

The former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein yesterday made a dramatic return to English football at the head of a Russian consortium with their sights set on taking over his former club

Sparta Prague one day, Trojan horses the next: Arsenal live through interesting times. Arsenal's passage into the Champions League group stage was understandably celebrated on Wednesday, although their fans should be wary about putting up too much bunting over yesterday's news that David Dein has introduced strangers with unknown motives into the heart of Ashburton Grove.

· Takeover talk resumes as Usmanov pays £75m
· Board will fear any link-up with American Kroenke

David Dein, Arsenal’s former vice-chairman who was removed from the board five months ago, yesterday announced plans for a dramatic comeback that could lead to him taking over the club...

Former Arsenal vice chairman David Dein has re-emerged as a central figure in the club's future by becoming chairman of a company that has pledged to buy shares in the club.

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Posted by Gordon Masson on August 31, 2007 9:20 AM in News
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