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The 24-year-old looks capable of taking the league by storm, but his £42.5m move could set him up to join a famous list of expensive flops

Wenger highlights evidence of 'matured' Arsenal

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal's 2-0 Champions League win over Olympiacos is another example of just how his young side are maturing.

Benitez: 'Never have I seen a team struggle as much as we did'

Rafael Benitez furious after seeing Liverpool commit series of defensive blunders in Italy to hand Fiorentina a 2-0 Champions League victory

Arshavin and Van Persie could return for Arsenal

Arsenal could have both Robin van Persie and Russian playmaker Andrey Arshavin available as Arsene Wenger's men look to get their Barclays Premier League campaign back on course against Wigan tomorrow.

Injury worries for Arsenal

Arsenal must cope without goalkeeper Manuel Almunia, striker Robin van Persie and midfielder Denilson in tomorrow's Champions League opener against Standard Liege.

Hughes ready to get physical

Mark Hughes indicated that he is prepared to introduce some of the physicality against Arsenal which caused them so much trouble during his Blackburn Rovers days in the first real test of Manchester City's top-four pretensions at Eastlands today.

Wenger dismisses Platini transfer plan

Ban on sale of under-18s would be unenforceable, says Arsenal's manager

Toshack hits out at former Wales players over criticism

Wales' World Cup qualifier against Russia in Cardiff this evening may be deemed as irrelevant by all those west of Moscow but John Toshack has not given up. Yesterday he rounded on some of his country's biggest football names for dishing out ultimatums to his inexperienced squad.

James Lawton: Wenger should stand up for his sport, not for diving Eduardo

If only Arsène Wenger, English football's principal patron of the beautiful game, could have dragged himself a little further over the line of denial he has always drawn against outrages committed by his own players.

City quick to make the transition to new style

Talking point

Experts predictions for the Premier League

The Independent's sports writers predict the teams that'll hit the top, those for the drop and the first managers for the chop.

Evra hits out at Arsenal tackles

Patrice Evra has hit out at the rough treatment by Arsenal players in their recent match, claiming they could have cost him an appearance in next week's Champions League final.

United truimph whilst relegation scrap continues

Manchester United claimed their third successive Barclays Premier League title today after a goalless draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

No time to sell, insists Van Persie

Dutchman insists Arsenal cannot afford to lose big names again this summer

Wenger defiant over Arsenal's potential

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger defiantly defended the potential of his young team after two crushing home defeats, and expressed indifference to fans' mounting frustrations.

Arsenal defender Clichy ruled out for the season

Arsenal defender Gael Clichy will not play again this season because of a back injury, manager Arsene Wenger said today.

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