Sport Santi Cazorla of Arsenal celebrates scoring their second goal with Olivier Giroud

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

David Bentley: Much more superhero than villain

He's derided as arrogant, but when football has so few characters let's embrace a great entertainer who always plays the game with a smile on his face. Steve Tongue meets David Bentley

Keane has the right 'ingredients' says Wenger

Arsene Wenger always felt Roy Keane had the right "ingredients" to make a successful manager - and maintains it will not be long before some of his Arsenal old boys make an impression in the dugout.

James Lawton: Mirage of Oranje glory works the old magic once again

Rudi Krol, a true representative of Dutch football, in that, apart from being a natural-born player of sumptuous talent, he could have picked an argument at the Last Supper, once shared a bottle of Rioja in the hills above Barcelona – and a haunting fear.

Wenger claims Old Trafford reverse cost Arsenal the title

The Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, has insisted his side are "better than at the start of the season" despite their collapse in the Premier League title race. The Gunners, 6-2 winners at Derby on Monday night, topped the table for six months of the campaign until a miserable run of four draws and a defeat saw their hopes of winning a first championship in four years slip away.

Olmert agrees to US request for talks with Palestinians

Israel's Prime Minister agreed to President Bush's request last night that he start negotiations soon with the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. But Ehud Olmert made clear that if no peace deal was achieved "within three or four years" the Jewish state would unilaterally impose its own border rearrangement.

US wants Security Council briefing on Suu Kyi

The United States signalled yesterday that it intends pressing for renewed debate in the United Nations Security Council on relations with Burma's brutal military junta after the surprise visit to the country by a senior UN envoy at the weekend.

Thousands march in Turkey to denounce Islamic gunman's attack

More than 15,000 Turks, from students to judges still in their robes, marched in the capital to support secularism and to condemn a courtroom shooting that killed one judge and wounded four others.

Bid battle looms as oven maker Enodis rejects £796m offer

Hopes of a bidding war for Enodis, the oven maker, sent shares in the company up by more than 13 per cent yesterday, despite the management's stern rejection of a £796m bid for the business at the weekend.

On surfari on the Dingle Peninsula

Ireland's waves are the stuff of legend. Yet Alex Wade always preferred to point his surfboard in the direction of warmer climes. Then he visited the Dingle ...

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