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A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium

Steve McClaren’s failure convinced the FA that radical change was needed
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane

Sport on TV: Roy still has keen edge for this witness protection programme

At the start of Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies (ITV4, Wednesday) the contests between Arsenal and Manchester United are described as “a brilliant, vicious Premier League rivalry that has never been bettered”. At the fast-beating heart of that battle were the two players for almost a decade. They took the odd beating, but here they are reunited in retirement. It made for almost as compulsive viewing as the real thing, rather like watching a psychopath from the other side of the prison bars.

Rafael Benitez (left) shakes hands with Arsène Wenger

Comment: Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal team can dream again of greatness on the Champions League stage

Mesut Özil’s capture has galvanised Arsenal in a way only great players can

Michael Laudrup is confident Swansea can spoil Arsenal's good start with victory at the Liberty Stadium

Michael Laudrup out to spoil the Arsenal party but admits his Swansea side are up against it when the Gunners come to visit

Arsene Wenger will be celebrating 17 years in charge of the Gunners but Laudrup plans on spoiling his day in order to continue the Swans good run of late

Jack Wilshere sitting alongside Aaron Ramsey at the Arsenal squad photo shoot

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confident that Jack Wilshere will soon be back to his best as he is not yet match fit

Wenger has linked Wilshere with his club team-mate Aaron Ramsey after the Welshman made a brilliant start to the season having come back from a horrific double-leg break

Mourinho has pledged to help England in his capacity as manager of Chelsea

Jose Mourinho offers to aid FA but admits English kids are hard to sign

Chelsea manager gives view on the national debate as his club return to league duty

Mesut Ozil is presented alongside Arsene Wenger, who has compared him to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp

Arsene Wenger feels signing of Mesut Ozil echoes that of Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp in more ways than one

Bergkamp went on to have a hugely successful career at Highbury, and Wenger feels that the 'huge' signing is demonstrative of both his and the club's ambition

Gary Cahill kept the defence tight with Joe Hart and Phil Jagielka

England 4 Moldova 0: Four things Roy Hodgson got right and one Wembley got wrong

1. Lambert can deliver forward passes that Carroll cannot

Wenger has money to spend

Transfer news: Arsenal 'need to buy two or three players' warns Martin Keown as Luis Suarez deal falters

The Gunners must switch targets after the Liverpool striker accepts he will remain at Anfield

Brighton and Hove Albion football player Anton Rodgers, 19, arrives at the Old Bailey on January 21

Three Brighton footballers, including Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers' son Anton - plus one Bournemouth player - cleared of sexual assault

Four footballers were cleared today of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.

Gareth Bale battles with Ashley Cole

Andre Villas-Boas reveals meeting with 'complaining' Gareth Bale that ignited the Tottenham player's season

Bale picked up the 2012-13 Footballer of the Year award at the Football Writers' Association's dinner in central London last night

Joel Ekstrand has become a key part of Watford’s defence after signing on loan from Udinese

Joel Ekstrand: Ice-cool Swede keeping calm over Watford's big day in the Championship

The defender can help his side reach Premier League today – but that’s fun not daunting, he tells Jack Pitt-Brooke

Always there for Everton: David Moyes with Leighton Baines and Leon Osman

Premier League: Arsenal v Everton match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at the Emirates

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby

Tottenham v Arsenal is 'more than a game', says Abou Diaby

The sides meet in the north London derby on Sunday

Nacho Monreal training at London Colney yesterday

Arsene Wenger expects Nacho Monreal to provide attacking threat for Arsenal

Defender will improve offence game given time, says the Arsenal manager

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