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Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Arsenal 1
A "different world" is what the much-travelled Arsène Wenger calls it, this far east of London, and the manager of tonight's opponents Shakhtar Donetsk believes that this geography causes problems for his team with referees. The vastly experienced Mircea Lucescu, who was in charge of the Romanian national side almost 30 years ago, will have the home fires burning against Arsenal after stoking the coals last night by claiming: "Fouls committed by 'grandees' and sides from eastern Europe are interpreted differently."
Last summer, Swansea's Marc Price wowed Cannes with his debut movie, Colin, a zombie-fest that was made for £45. So what happened next? First, Price bought himself a camera. "I wanted to test the camera so I made a short film where we did pretty much everything I'd been advised not to do, to see how it held up," he tells me. The resulting five-minute short, The End, a pub massacre featuring gunfire and gory close-ups, was picked up by Film4's Frightfest for a Leicester Square screening. "It held up superbly on the big screen. I'm convinced this will revolutionise low-budget film making."
Eduardo felt like he had never left after receiving a warm reception from Arsenal fans during Tuesday night's game against Shakhtar Donetsk, when they celebrated his consolation goal as if it was for the home side.
Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager, yesterday defended his team's disciplinary record following suggestions he has been hypocritical over his stance on aggressive tackling.
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Arsenal are to sell striker Eduardo da Silva to Shakhtar Donetsk for £6m after the striker passed a medical with the Ukrainian champions. The striker suffered a shocking double fracture of his left leg at Birmingham City in February 2008 and, although he has physically recovered, the Croatia international failed to play well enough to earn a regular starting place with the Gunners.
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Arsène Wenger's torment was maybe painful to see, especially when this most urbane of football men employed a phrase quite often favoured by those suddenly besieged by the deepest frustration. You know the one, for f...'s sake. It accompanied his refusal to be drawn deeper into a controversy that, in truth, would have been of his own making.
The surgeon who operated on Arsenal forward Eduardo's horrific leg injury has offered hope to Gunners fans praying Aaron Ramsey makes a full recovery from a similar setback.
The severity of the injury does not mean Shawcross can be called a dangerous footballer
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed Kieran Gibbs could return from injury before the end of the season - but effectively dismissed any hopes the youngster could be the answer to England's left-back problems.
Arsene Wenger refuses to be frustrated by Theo Walcott's lack of form as the Arsenal striker continues his return from injury.