Arsene Wenger speaks to reporters

Arsenal vs Monaco Champions League preview: Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are 'on way up' as they target quarter-final place

The Frenchman was in charge at Monaco for seven years from 1987 to 1994

Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2: This was my best performance since £75m move, says two-goal hero Luis Suarez

Suarez took just 30 minutes to score twice at the Etihad

Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2: Joe Hart insists hosts are still in it after late penalty heroics

Joe Hart denied Lionel Messi in injury time

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Manchester City vs Barcelona report: Lionel Messi's late penalty blunder keeps City hanging on after Luis Suarez's earlier double

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Sergio Aguero in tears as he leaves the pitch injured

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Aguero missed eight games after injury against Everton in December

James Milner starts for Manchester City

Sergio Aguero vs Lionel Messi: How does the Manchester City striker compare to the Barcelona star?

Aguero might be the best in England - but he doesn't come close to Messi

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Manchester City vs Barcelona: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Co set to be paid £12 for every minute of tonight's Champions League match

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Wilshere has not trained since Friday afternoon

Arsenal vs Monaco: Jack Wilshere unlikely to play in Champions League last-16 first leg but Arsene Wenger admits there's been no setback

Wilshere returned from three-month absence last weekend but is yet to play since undergoing ankle surgery in November

Dimitar Berbatov

Dimitar Berbatov will be seeking goals during Arsenal vs Monaco Champions League tie

Former Tottenham striker returns to north London

Lionel Messi trains at the Etihad

Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique in late-night casino furore involving Cesc Fabregas ahead of Manchester City vs Barcelona

Messi’s justification for visiting a casino 11 hours before the Barça squad’s flight to Manchester is thought to be that he was visiting Fabregas

Luis Suarez returns: Despite lack of goals since Liverpool exit, team-work and tea have seen striker settle at Barcelona

The £75m signing has only four La Liga goals but his unselfish running, high number of assists, plus shared love of herbal drinks with Messi, have won acceptance at the Nou Camp

Manchester City know the time is ripe to finally break into Champions League elite - starting with tie against Barcelona

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Sepp Blatter at the IFAB meeting in Northern Ireland
...as Fifa decide to delay a trial decision for another 12 months
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Bob Wilson alongside Arsene Wenger, and Piers Morgan
Former Arsenal player hits out at supporter Piers Morgan after his relentless criticism of Wenger
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World Cup winning captain punished for breaching orders
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Leeds deny club is for sale after Gladiator star Russell Crowe considers surprise approach
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Premier League is among those unhappy about the change
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Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
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David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
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Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
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Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
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Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
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China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003