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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Arsene Wenger expects Nacho Monreal to provide attacking threat for Arsenal

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