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Wenger refuses to give up Arsenal title hopes

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal's Barclays Premier League title dreams are once again hanging by a thread following defeat to leaders Chelsea, but is not ready to throw in the towel just yet.

Arsenal can still challenge for title insists Fabregas

Defiant Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas maintains his side can prove their doubters wrong and become worthy challengers for the Barclays Premier League title.

Arshavin downbeat over Arsenal title chances

Andrey Arshavin admits it is getting harder to believe Arsenal can still win the Barclays Premier League - but remains hopeful the Gunners can turn things around with results against Chelsea and Liverpool.

Diaby ready to help Arsenal push

Abou Diaby is ready to step into Alex Song's midfield enforcer role as Arsenal look to keep up the pressure on Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Van Persie will miss rest of season

The Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, has written off the idea of Robin van Persie playing again this season as the striker could be out until May with an ankle injury.

Benitez calls for Liverpool passion

An exasperated Rafael Benitez has pleaded with his players to show backbone as Liverpool's crisis worsens.

Wenger backs Liverpool to improve

Arsene Wenger still believes shattered Liverpool can be a force again this season, once they have regained their broken confidence.

James Lawton: Benitez walks alone and directionless in the sad shadow of Shankly

The situation with Aquilani is becoming less a puzzle and more a scandal.

Wenger hopes youth will shine in Athens

Arsenal manager rests stars ahead of Premier League trip to Liverpool

Wenger to rest stars against Olympiakos

Arsene Wenger openly admits he will not gamble with the fitness of any of his first-team regulars against Olympiakos in their final Champions League group game and intends to give the youngsters another chance to impress.

Wenger bemoans Arsenal injury misfortune

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal's injury crisis has given the Gunners' rivals the edge in this year's title race.

Arsenal gets furred up for charity

Top Arsenal players have been dressing up in furry animal costumes to raise cash for sick children.

Gibbs injury adds to Wenger's worries

Arsenal's problems mount as left-back limps out of England Under-21s match

Fabregas eager for Arsenal trophies

Cesc Fabregas underlined his determination to end Arsenal's trophy drought following the victory over AZ Alkmaar which put Arsene Wenger's side on the brink of the Champions League knockout stages.

Late strike sees Arsenal held by Alkmaar

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