Rover and out: Gervinho shows his frustration after missing a glorious chance for Arsenal during their surprise 1-0 FA Cup fifth-round defeat against Blackburn Rovers at Emirates Stadium yesterday

Arsène Wenger's new low as Blackburn knock Arsenal out of FA Cup

Shock result means Gunners must beat Bayern to avoid ninth barren season

The sporting week ahead (17/02/13)

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Arsenal's Andre Santos

Andre Santos: I still have a future at Arsenal

Left-back has been loaned to Gremio for the remainder of the season

<b>Long, long shot </b><br/>
There have been Chinese whispers of a return to the Premier League for <b>Didier Drogba</b>, and despite the unpredictability of the Ivorian power-house, we give it a 0.01% chance of happening. The rumours surfaced as Shanghai Shenhua Chairman Zhu Jun supposedly threatened to put a lid on his cash-flow into the club, with the futures of Drogba and former Chelsea team-mate Nicholas Anelka looking edgy.

Didier Drogba is still under contract with Shanghai Shenhua claim Chinese club

Ivorian striker was announced as a Galatasaray player this week

Didier Drogba

Galatasaray close in on former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba

Turkish club begin negotiations with Shanghai Shenhua

Wesley Sneijder is welcomed by Galatarasay supporters after his arrival at Ataturk airport

Wesley Sneijder completes switch to Galatasaray

Netherlands international had been linked with a host of Premier League clubs

Tottenham and Liverpool miss out as Wesley Sneijder agrees Galatasaray switch

Dutchman finally makes decision on his future

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher

Alex Ferguson says surgery will 'improve' Darren Fletcher's prospects

Manchester United midfielder has been ruled out for the rest of the season

Wesley Sneijder, of Inter Milan, has admitted he wantes to leave the club

'I won't be rushed': Manchester United and Arsenal among clubs who must wait for Wesley Sneijder to make decision

Inter Milan midfielder in no hurry to make decision on future

Two dogs invade football match between Galatasaray and the German team Ahlen

Video: Dogs invade football pitch at match between Galatasaray and Ahlen

Two dogs invaded the pitch during a friendly football match between Galatasaray and German team Ahlen. What appeared to be two labradors played around the field, one of them carrying a plastic bag, causing an inevitable break.

Wesley Sneijder holds out for Premier League switch amid rumours of Liverpool bid

Liverpool distance themselves from reports linking them with bid for Inter Milan star

Wesley Sneijder, of Inter Milan, has admitted he wantes to leave the club

Wesley Sneijder closing in on Galatasaray switch

Deal could be sealed tomorrow says agent

Wesley Sneijder leaves the pitch after the defeat by Germany

Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United on alert as Wesley Sneijder seeks Premier League move

Inter Milan playmaker has been given 24 hours to decide if he wants to join Galatasaray

Wesley Sneijder

Agent refuses to confirm Wesley Sneijder talks with Galatasaray

Inter Milan midfielder expected to leave during the current transfer window

Wesley Sneijder

Galatasaray open negotiations with Inter Milan for Wesley Sneijder

Netherlands international has been strongly linked with a move away this month

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Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
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The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

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We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn
Alistair Carmichael: 'The UK as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts'

Alistair Carmichael: 'The UK as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts'

Meet the man who doesn't want to go down in history as the country's last Scottish Secretary
Legoland Windsor's master model-makers reveal the tricks of their trade (including how to stop the kids wrecking your Eiffel Tower)

Meet the people who play with Lego for a living

They are the master builders: Lego's crack team of model-makers, who have just glued down the last of 650,000 bricks as they recreate Paris in Windsor. Susie Mesure goes behind the scenes
The 20 best days out for the summer holidays: From Spitfires to summer ferry sailings

20 best days out for the summer holidays

From summer ferry sailings in Tyne and Wear and adventure days at Bear Grylls Survival Academy to Spitfires at the Imperial War Museum Duxford and bog-snorkelling at the World Alternative Games...
Open-air theatres: If all the world is a stage, then everyone gets in on the act

All the wood’s a stage

Open-air productions are the cue for better box-office receipts, new audiences, more interesting artistic challenges – and a picnic
Rand Paul is a Republican with an eye on the world

Rupert Cornwell: A Republican with an eye on the world

Rand Paul is laying out his presidential stall by taking on his party's disastrous record on foreign policy
Self-preservation society: Pickles are moving from the side of your plate to become the star dish

Self-preservation society

Pickles are moving from the side of your plate to become the star dish
Generation gap opens a career sinkhole

Britons live ever longer, but still society persists in glorifying youth

We are living longer but considered 'past it' younger, the reshuffle suggests. There may be trouble ahead, says DJ Taylor