Today's letter from the Editor
Today's Matrices
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Senior Solution Architect - Contract

£500 - £600 per day: Recruitment Genius: A Senior Solution Architect is requir...

360 Resourcing Solutions: Export Sales Coordinator

£18k - 20k per year: 360 Resourcing Solutions: ROLE: Export Sales Coordinato...

Recruitment Genius: B2B Telesales Executive - OTE £35,000+

£20000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The largest developer of mobile...

SThree: Talent Acquisition Consultant

£22500 - £27000 per annum + OTE £45K: SThree: Since our inception in 1986, STh...

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 21 February 2013

Vermaelen insists Wenger retains support of players

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has insisted the players remain behind manager Arsène Wenger, despite growing pressure on the Frenchman after consecutive home defeats.

Arsenal travel to Munich for next month's Champions League round-of-16 second leg seeking to overturn a 3-1 deficit. "He's done a lot for this club," the Belgian international, above, said of Wenger's impact at the Emirates. "He is the right man for the job. We have to look at ourselves and stick together in difficult times.

"Don't look at each other, don't blame each other, work hard every day to get the results back." MORE

Milan leave Barça with uphill task

Goals from former Portsmouth midfielders Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari helped Milan shock Barcelona 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie last night. Elsewhere, Galatasaray were held to a 1-1 draw at home to German side Schalke. MORE

Ince begins reign with loss at Leeds

Paul Ince began his Blackpool managerial reign with a defeat as Leeds beat his new side 2-0 at Elland Road. David Norris and Steve Morison scored either side of the hour mark to give Leeds a first win in five matches and ease the pressure on under-fire manager Neil Warnock. MORE

Villas-Boas: I want Arsenal to win

The Tottenham Hotspur manager, Andre Villas-Boas, feels Arsenal's looming Champions League exit could play against his side. "It doesn't help the challenge [for fourth place in the Premier League]," he said. "They will put even more focus on the league." MORE

Gill to leave Old Trafford position

David Gill is to step down as Manchester United chief executive at the end of the season. The 55-year-old, who has been in place since 2003 and will remain on the board, will be replaced by Ed Woodward. "David has been magnificent," manager Sir Alex Ferguson said. MORE

Rampant Root guides England

Joe Root continued his fine start to his England one-day career, hitting 79 to help the tourists beat New Zealand by eight wickets. The hosts were bowled out for 269 as James Anderson took 5 for 34. England surpassed that total with 14 balls to spare. MORE

Snowstorm stops play… in the desert

Play on the opening day of the Match Play Championship was ended early as heavy snow blanketed the Arizona course. Less than four hours of play was possible at Dove Mountain before officials halted the action as ice formed on the greens. MORE

France walk into player crisis

France coach Philippe Saint-André faces a number of problems before Saturday's Six Nations trip to England, with concerns over the conditioning of his squad added to a lack of home-grown players to pick from in the French league. MORE

GB miss out on opening-day gold

Great Britain took silver and bronze medals on the opening day of the World Championships in Belarus. Australia edged GB into second in the men's team pursuit, while Becky James helped the women to bronze in the team sprint. MORE

Nicholls relishes underdog tag

Paul Nicholls is preparing for a role of underdog at the Cheltenham Festival. "We're in a different place," he said. "We probably are underdogs this year. At the same time, we have horses that could win races." MORE

James Lawton

Arsenal are going nowhere and Arsène Wenger, for so long a by-word for brilliant reading and marshalling of young and sublime talent, appears to be as lost as some of his most hapless players. MORE

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth: Would people co-operate to face down a global peril?

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
New 'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could help surgeons and firefighters, say scientists

'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
Sugary drinks 'are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year'

Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

The drinks that should be eliminated from people's diets
Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

Public are being asked to help improve the map
Lionel, Patti, Burt and The Who rock Glasto

Lionel, Patti, Burt and The Who rock Glasto

This was the year of 24-carat Golden Oldies
Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week

Thom Browne's scarecrows offer a rare beacon in commercial offerings
A year of the caliphate:

Isis, a year of the caliphate

Who can defeat the so-called 'Islamic State' – and how?
Marks and Spencer: Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?

Marks and Spencer

Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?
'We haven't invaded France': Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak

'We haven't invaded France'

Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak
Isis in Kobani: Why we ignore the worst of the massacres

Why do we ignore the worst of the massacres?

The West’s determination not to offend its Sunni allies helps Isis and puts us all at risk, says Patrick Cockburn
7/7 bombings 10 years on: Four emergency workers who saved lives recall the shocking day that 52 people were killed

Remembering 7/7 ten years on

Four emergency workers recall their memories of that day – and reveal how it's affected them ever since
Humans: Are the scientists developing robots in danger of replicating the hit Channel 4 drama?

They’re here to help

We want robots to do our drudge work, and to look enough like us for comfort. But are the scientists developing artificial intelligence in danger of replicating the TV drama Humans?
Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

'Heritage' is a loaded word in the Dixie, but the Charleston killings show how dangerous it is to cling to a deadly past, says Rupert Cornwell
What exactly does 'one' mean? Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue

What exactly does 'one' mean?

Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue