Jack Pitt-Brooke

Jack Pitt-Brooke is a sports writer for The Independent.

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Arsenal have 'too many strikers' claims Arsene Wenger, despite admitting Lukas Podolski is 'not a real centre-forward'

The injury to Olivier Giroud has led to calls for Wenger to enter the transfer market again

Tottenham vs Liverpool: Hugo Lloris expects Spurs to wipe away shame of 4-0 and 5-0 defeats last season

Tottenham suffered heavy defeats home and away against Liverpool last term - but Spurs are hoping things will be different this time around

Arsenal vs Besiktas: Five things we learnt - mixed night for Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez lays marker

Wenger makes tactical switch and Sanchez lays down a marker

Arsenal vs Besiktas: Arsene Wenger has admitted side got slightly 'lucky' in Champions League win
The Spurs head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, is ready to treat the Europa League seriously

Tottenham vs AEL Limassol match preview: Spurs handed cup-shock warning by Mauricio Pochettino

Although Tottenham Hotspur being knocked out of the Europa League by AEL Limassol at White Hart Lane would not be the cup upset of the week, head coach Mauricio Pochettino is keen for his players not to emulate Manchester United’s dismal result in Milton Keynes.

Giroud suffered the injury against Everton last Saturday

Arsenal transfer news: Danny Welbeck in Arsenal’s sights with Olivier Giroud set to be out until 2015

It is almost inconceivable that the Gunners will not seek reinforcements before the transfer window closes after losing their main striker to injury

Arsene Wenger: 'The task is clear, and we know we can do it. So let's do it'

Arsenal vs Besiktas preview: Gunners know Champions League play-off is a season-defining fixture

Arsene Wenger admits his below-strength side will have to improve on last week’s show to pass tough test

The France forward suffered the injury during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Everton

Olivier Giroud injury: Fears that Arsenal striker could be out for three months with ankle fracture

Arsene Wenger may have to seriously reconsider his striking options for the new season

Sharpened-up Spurs show true promise of Mauricio Pochettino

New Spurs boss is making quite an impression in North London

Tottenham Hotspur must keep calm and carry on, insists Mauricio Pochettino

New Spurs boss delighted after win over Queens Park Rangers

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Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

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