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Brian Little: Villa's big man is still going hell for leather

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Gullit to lead Dutch World Cup bid

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Clichy full of praise for the Arsenal that Wenger built

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Van Persie: 'I don't want to waste any more of my time on Adebayor'

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Sir Alex Ferguson and other sports stars put their artistic talents on display

Artwork by sporting legends, including Sir Alex Ferguson, Theo Walcott, Thierry Henry, Joe Calzaghe and Shane Warne, created for a fundraising exhibition, are available for fans to buy.

Sam Wallace: For £160k-a-week Terry to profit from a testimonial would be obscene

Talking Football: Testimonials help those in the lower divisions to establish themselves in a new career

Mowbray must pass toughest test – how to outplay Arsenal

Celtic manager caught the train to glimpse glorious Gunners, now he's out to derail Wenger's Euro stars

Capello in total control as England seek higher level

For about 15 seconds yesterday evening, David Bentley was back in the frame to play for England as Fabio Capello suffered one of those memory lapses that used to affect Sven Goran Eriksson – who often struggled when it came to those annoying little details like the names of his players.

Fabregas puts faith in home advantage to tip balance

Ahead of a game that may well make up Cesc Fabregas' mind as to whether he stays at Arsenal, the Spanish midfielder said that tonight's Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester United changes nothing. Just because other clubs lavished fortunes on transfers, Fabregas said, that did not guarantee them success.

Van Persie fits the Bergkamp mould

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Arsenal could smash transfer record for Arshavin

Arsenal could be forced to smash their transfer record or be priced out of a move for Andrei Arshavin, as Zenit St Petersburg continue to demand a big-money fee for the wantaway Russian playmaker.

Gallas the real leader at Arsenal says Almunia

Manuel Almunia believes William Gallas is still the real leader of Arsenal despite having been stripped of the captaincy.

Anelka happy to partner Drogba in supporting role

Nicolas Anelka has told the Chelsea manager, Luiz Felipe Scolari, that he is ready to play a supporting role for Didier Drogba in attack. The Frenchman has enjoyed successful partnerships with Dennis Bergkamp at Arsenal and Michael Owen at Liverpool and now wants to see if he can make it work with Drogba.

Anelka eager to help out Drogba

Nicolas Anelka has told Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari he is ready to play a supporting role for Didier Drogba in attack.

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