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Shakhtar coach hits out at bias towards Wenger's 'grandees'

A "different world" is what the much-travelled Arsène Wenger calls it, this far east of London, and the manager of tonight's opponents Shakhtar Donetsk believes that this geography causes problems for his team with referees. The vastly experienced Mircea Lucescu, who was in charge of the Romanian national side almost 30 years ago, will have the home fires burning against Arsenal after stoking the coals last night by claiming: "Fouls committed by 'grandees' and sides from eastern Europe are interpreted differently."

Arsene Wenger surprised by Jack Wilshere progress

Arsene Wenger admits even he has been taken aback by Jack Wilshere's development, with the England starlet set to return to the Arsenal side for tomorrow night's Champions League Group H clash at Shakhtar Donetsk.

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Arsene Wenger has challenged stand-in goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski to make the most of his next chance as Arsenal number one after helping the Gunners beat 10-man Partizan Belgrade 3-1 in Serbia - an opportunity which could well come at Chelsea on Sunday.

Shock of season mystifies Wenger

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Rosicky: We must target Cup joy

Midfielder says Arsenal need to win Carling trophy after beating Spurs

Wilshere comes of age for rampant Arsenal but tougher tasks await

Arsenal 6 Braga 0

Six-shooting Gunners run riot

Fabregas and Vela score two each as Arsenal sweep aside Braga 6-0 to start Champions League campaign with a bang

Walcott gives Blackpool six of the best

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Walcott hatrick as Arsenal crush Blackpool

Theo Walcott was back to his scintillating best with a hatrick as Arsenal thrashed 10-man Blackpool 6-0 to bring the promoted side crashing back to Premier League reality today.

Wenger stands up for Cesc

Barnet 0 Arsenal 4

Arsenal's Fabianski weak link in Blackburn win

An all-too-familiar weakness cost Arsenal as Blackburn came from behind to win 2-1 at Ewood Park.

Wenger beats the drum as Arsenal target third place

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has called on his team to finish the season in style and secure the third-place finish that will ensure automatic qualification into next season's Champions League.

Arshavin says comments lost in translation

Andrey Arshavin maintains he is very much happy at Arsenal - and insists comments made in the Russian media are "often translated wrongly" and leave him feeling "unpleasant".

Thousands given free taste of Turf

Racing for Change initiative lures big crowd to Ascot but trial of decimal odds goes down badly with bookies
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