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Last updated : 18 October 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The Independent:

Song and Arshavin strike right note to banish Blues .....

The result was as most would have predicted, even if the scoreline disguises the slightly uncomfortable way Arsenal's win was achieved. How comfortably Carson Yeung, Birmingham City's new owner and benefactor, was sitting, on high at the Emirates was hard to tell, as the man from Hong Kong's expressions barely changed. View Full Report

The Guardian:

Arsenal maintain home run and give Birmingham a reality check .....

The brave new world of Brirmingham City looked more like the old one with a quick lick of paint. Carson Yeung, Birmingham's new Hong Kong-based president, has promised to make the club a bigger name in China than Manchester United or Chelsea, although in north London their name was only bigger than Arsenal's in the number of its letters.
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The Telegraph:

Arsenal 3 Birmingham City 1 .....

Arsenal claimed their fourth successive victory at the Emirates Stadium with Robin van Persie and Abou Diaby scoring inside a four-minute spell early in the first half. Though Lee Bowyer replied, Arsenal responded late on through Andrei Arshavin.
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The Times:

Andrey Arshavin buries Birmingham fightback .....

Theo Walcott's terrible run with injuries continues. The Arsenal winger limped off in the 33rd minute yesterday after a sliding challenge by Birmingham's Liam Ridgewell and will have a scan to assess damage to a knee.
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