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Arsenal attacker sticks to his guns about Capello but tells Sam Wallace he wants a central striking role for club and country

Ian Holloway: We must get rid of this window that only the big boys can see through

The teams that suffer most are the ones that come up through the play-offs

Steve McClaren confirms he will stay at Nottingham Forest

Steve McClaren has confirmed he will be staying in his role as Nottingham Forest manager.

Wenger: 'This is a test'

Shell-shocked Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he must be big enough to handle the stick he will receive following his side's humiliating 8-2 defeat at Manchester United.

James Lawton: Humiliation hurts but reality cuts deeper into Wenger's belief

It wasn't so much a defeat, lopsided and embarrassingly wretched, but an exposure, a horrible episode of humiliation

James Lawton: Wenger will not walk away, but he remains in retreat from hard reality

If fans are given the highs once provided by Wenger, they become addicted. If their habit is disrupted, they look for a new dealer

It has not been the worst start, reassures Wenger

Arsene Wenger sought to ease concerns yesterday about Arsenal's start to the season, ahead of today's home match with Liverpool.

Arsene Wenger prepared to select Samir Nasri this weekend

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger would have no problem picking contract rebel Samir Nasri against Liverpool tomorrow and urged Gunners fans not to jeer the France international.

Wenger urges Uefa to clarify its 'confusing' regulations

Arsène Wenger yesterday hit out at the lack of clarity in Uefa's rules governing touchline bans. Wenger was still waiting to learn whether he would be charged for his actions while serving a one-match ban during Tuesday night's Champions League play-off round first leg against Udinese.

James Lawton: Old invincibility now only serves to haunt Wenger

The tyranny of results invariably exerts itself. For Arsène Wenger it is now knocking on his door

This French resistance to the obvious truth...c'est magnifique

Belligerent, stubborn, unyielding.

McClaren admits to England errors

The former England manager Steve McClaren admits he made mistakes during his spell in charge of the national team.

Wenger is still the man for Arsenal, says Neville

Former United defender urges fans to be patient, insisting that replacing manager is 'unthinkable'

Wilshere ankle injury is latest blow to Capello's Dutch plans

Fabio Capello's plans for England's friendly against Holland on 10 August suffered another blow yesterday when Jack Wilshere aggravated an ankle injury that Arsène Wenger says all but rules him out the game.

Tim Rich: He may coach like Mourinho but Villas-Boas doesn't speak like him

There is too much that links Jose Mourinho to Andre Villas-Boas for there not to be comparisons. They came to Chelsea from Porto immediately after winning a European trophy. They began management young, neither had much of a playing career and they possess the kind of acute intelligence not always to be found in football. And yet in one respect they are very different.

My Liverpool Home, By Kenny Dalglish

Is Kenny Dalglish a better football manager than Roy Hodgson? In terms of domestic trophies won there's no contest, but set against that is Hodgson's success abroad and at international level.

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

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VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

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The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
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These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen