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Video: Jack de Menezes and Tom Sheen look ahead to Arsenal's crucial tie against Borussia Dortmund

Per Mertesacker made his feelings clear with Mesut Ozil

Manchester City 6 Arsenal 3: Six goals... but City are no better than Everton or Southampton, claims Arsene Wenger

Wenger makes the rather surprising revelation after his team fell apart on the pitch

Olivier Giroud will start for Arsenal against Everton

Arsenal v Everton: Olivier Giroud returns for the Gunners in place of Nicklas Bendtner

Frenchman has scored 10 goals for Arsene Wenger's team this season

Julian Draxler

Transfer news: Arsenal and Manchester United target Julian Draxler rules out switch in January

However the Germany international has not ruled out a summer move to the Premier League

England midfielder Frank Lampard

England v Chile: Frank Lampard confirmed as captain in absence of Steven Gerrard

The Chelsea midfielder will lead out the side at Wembley on Friday

Southampton duo Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez have received a call-up to the England squad for the friendlies against Chile and Germany

England squad: Southampton's Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana called up by Roy Hodgson to face Chile and Germany

Pair join fellow Saint Rickie Lambert for the friendlies

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 5 November 2013

Concussed players should by law be taken off, says PFA

The Sport Matrix: Monday 4 November 2013

Mackay lavishes praise on Caulker as Cardiff triumph

The Sport Matrix: Friday 1 November 2013

Lancaster calls for England to impress in ‘defining year’

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 31 October 2013

Uefa criticised as CSKA sanctioned for racial abuse

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 30 October 2013

Chelsea cruise as Mourinho beats Wenger yet again

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 29 October 2013

Wenger claims  Mourinho rivalry has calmed

The Sport Matrix: Monday 28 October 2013

Pellegrini upset as Jose celebrates Torres’ late winner

The Sport Matrix: Friday 25 October 2013

Touré team-mate says City player is ‘exaggerating’

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 22 October 2013

Mourinho: Eto’o did not cheat... Cardiff cheated the fans

The Sport Matrix: Monday 21 October 2013

Ferdinand ready to work with Hodgson on FA commission

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Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
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Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
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Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there