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Arsenal sit top of both the Premier League and their Champions League group although Arteta admits that they still have someway to go to replicate Arsene Wenger's unbeaten side of 2003-04

France suspend entire World Cup squad

New France coach Laurent Blanc has taken the decision to suspend the entire 23-man squad which took part in this summer's failed World Cup campaign for next month's friendly against Norway.

Ribéry fails to build on Diaby platform

On the side of a flyover in Cape Town, as the motorway slithers down to one of the world's great waterfronts, is an electronic tally of the number of goals scored in what in South Africa they refer to as the "Mother City". The day after the opening game at Green Point, it was still reading zero.

Domenech praises French 'panache' despite struggle

Raymond Domenech praised his players' application after watching France struggle to overcome Costa Rica 2-1 in Lens on Wednesday.

Van Persie concedes title is over

Robin van Persie admits last night's defeat to Tottenham has all but ended Arsenal's title hopes as the striker returned after a five-month injury lay-off.

Coyle dismisses Wenger's claim that Arsenal players are targeted

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has dismissed Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger's claim his players are targeted by Barclays Premier League opponents.

Wenger dismisses Gibbs' World Cup hopes

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed Kieran Gibbs could return from injury before the end of the season - but effectively dismissed any hopes the youngster could be the answer to England's left-back problems.

Wenger full of pride in progress

Arsenal manager has no regrets despite heavy defeats to league's top two

Wenger uplifted by his defenders of the faith

For a 10th successive year, Arsenal are in the second phase of the Champions' League, no nearer than ever to becoming London's first European champions but delighted to add a little zest to plain old Premier League fare. Although supporters may have enjoyed the midweek taste of victory over Liverpool, whom they now lead by eight points, few seem to believe that Arsène Wenger's team are capable of matching the feast that Carlo Ancelotti and Sir Alex Ferguson are cooking up.

Benitez fumes at referee after Liverpool defeat

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez was left fuming after seeing his Liverpool side lose ground in the Premier League with a 1-0 defeat at the Emirates stadium.

Almunia: We are still in title race

Arsenal goalkeeper backs side to bounce back with win at league leaders Chelsea

Bolton rage after Wiley backtracks over Gallas

Arsenal defender left with no case to answer after referee says he saw challenge

Campbell poised to sign for Arsenal

Arsenal have confirmed their former captain Sol Campbell will feature for the reserves at West Ham tonight, with the prospect of re-signing with the Gunners.

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