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Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Diego Costa reacts during his late cameo performance against Schalke on Wednesday night

Diego Costa injury: Jose Mourinho reveals Chelsea striker cannot play three games in a week

Costa came on as a 75th-minute substitute in 1-1 draw with Schalke

Mikel Arteta pictured during Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal

Mikel Arteta tells Arsenal team-mates: 'Play like that again and forget Euro triumph'

Gunners suffered dismal defeat at Borussia Dortmund

Cesc Fabregas celebrates his first Chelsea goal
Arsene Wenger pictured during the 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal: Arsene Wenger concedes Gunners were outplayed as Aaron Ramsey says 'sorry'

The Gunners were beaten 2-0 in their opening Champions League game

Mikel Arteta pictured during Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal
The Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, in pensive mood today, ahead of his side’s Champions League game in Dortmund tomorrow

Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal preview: Arsenal head into European adventure with familiar fears

With the right side of defence hit by injuries, Wenger’s side must battle to win in Germany, writes Sam Wallace

Manchester City’s past will not mean much to the likes of Sergio Aguero, but what he knows is that he has been part of the transformation of a football club who were not on his radar pre-2008
Mathieu Debuchy holds his ankle after picking up the injury against Manchester City

Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal: Gunners could call on Hector Bellerin to ease defensive injury crisis

Regular right-back Debuchy is out for 'longer period'

Louis van Gaal gives the thumbs up at Old Trafford today
Radamel Faclao makes his United debut as a 67th-minute substitute
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Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
10 best tablets

The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain