Evening Report: October 17

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As many as six Arsenal shareholders opposed the re-election of Stan Kroenke after he was re-elected as a director at today's AGM.

The majority shareholder has split opinion at the Emirates stadium since his arrival six years ago, but the American thanked the 200 shareholders at the meeting for the "almost unanimous" vote to have him reinstated.

Kevin De Bruyne has vowed to fight for a first team place at Chelsea following criticism for his recent attitude.

The Belgian international hasn't started a Premier League game for Chelsea since August, but insists he will work hard and hope to get his chance.

Former Manchester United defender Jimmy Nicholl has backed Jonny Evans to win a regular place under David Moyes.

Evans has started just one Premier League game for United so far, but Nicholl says, with hard work, he can win over the new manager.

Martin Demichelis says he can not wait to make his debut for Manchester City following his summer move from Atletico Madrid.

The Argentine sustained a knee injury shortly after moving to the Etihad but is confident that he is nearing a return to full fitness.

Tottenham youngster Tom Carroll says he is loving his time at QPR after joining the Championship outfit on loan in the summer.

The 21-year-old has made four starts under Harry Redknapp so far and looks set to play a key part in the R's bid to win automatic promotion back to the Premier League.

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell says he had no choice but to end the policy that granted under-sevens free entry to the Nou Camp on match days.

A long-standing tradition allowed youngsters to sit on their parents laps, but due to growing safety concerns every fan is now required to have their own ticket.

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