Jack Pitt-Brooke

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

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

New Spurs boss delighted after win over Queens Park Rangers

Sharpened-up Spurs show true promise of Mauricio Pochettino

New Spurs boss is making quite an impression in North London

Nacer Chadli celebrates after opening the scoring against QPR
Harry Redknapp will use three centre-halves and wing-backs on his Premier League return with QPR

Tottenham vs Queens Park Rangers match preview: Harry Redknapp 'not bitter' as he returns home

Harry Redknapp is back at White Hart Lane on Sunday, his first game at his old home since leaving in June 2012.

Paul Gascoigne offered work at QPR, reveals Harry Redknapp

The former England international has been re-admitted to hospital

Mesut Özil trains this week ahead of a possible return to Arsenal’s squad to face Everton

German world-beaters on way back to bolster Arsenal’s growing confidence

The return of Per Mertesacker, Mesut Özil and Lukas Podolski will allow manager Arsene Wenger to rotate his squad for the coming games

Slaven Bilic looks on from the touchline

Besiktas vs Arsenal: Slaven Bilic setting up team to win at the Emirates next week, not 'shop at Harrods'

The tie is finely poised at 0-0 from the first leg

Aaron Ramsey exits the pitch after receiving his marching orders

Besiktas vs Arsenal: Arsene Wenger hits out at Aaron Ramsey red card decision

Midfielder was dismissed after two yellow cards

Aaron Ramsey pulls back Oguzhan Ozyakup to earn his second yellow card
Arsene Wenger has warned his players to expect a physical test against Besiktas

Besiktas vs Arsenal: Arsene Wenger wary of Turkish threat in Champions League as crucial games come thick and fast

Wenger tells Gunners to be aware of the "big test" they face

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