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FIFA 12 becomes best selling sports game ever

Top football videogame FIFA 12 has become the highest grossing sports title of all time.

Theo Walcott says the team have come together

Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri departures have brought Arsenal together says Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott has claimed that Arsenal are more of team without Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

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1: Loans system is not ideal, but it does serve a purpose

Jack Wilshere: 'It's a marathon, not a sprint'

Wilshere will pay charity if Spurs finish above Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will donate £3,000 to charity if his team finish lower than arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at the end of the season.

Diaby back for Arsenal in Europe

Arsenal will have midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle) available again for tomorrow's Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund at Emirates Stadium, but Thomas Rosicky (thigh) misses out.

Arsenal will be without Jack Wilshere until March

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere able to ditch crutches

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been given the all clear to shed his crutches for the first time since he underwent ankle surgery.

Simon Kelner: It's Remembrance Day, not Mandatory Poppy Day

L ast Saturday I attended a Premiership football match, before which the crowd was asked to observe a minute's silence in remembrance of British soldiers who died in wars. The silence was impeccably observed and of course it is right and proper to direct large groups of people into a moment's reflection about life, loss and sacrifice. But I couldn't help feeling that this ritual, held eight days before Remembrance Sunday, was just a little premature. Also, I can't remember football clubs – even in the relatively recent past – having a minute's silence unless they were actually playing on Remembrance Sunday. The problem is that no one wants to be caught out these days: any suggestion that an organisation or individual is not showing the requisite amount of support for our fallen soldiers is turned into a national scandal. Better to do too much too early, than too little too late.

Arsenal will be without Jack Wilshere until March

Jack Wilshere vows he will never leave Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has promised he will never leave the club.

Wenger hits out at 2012 tournament

Arsenal manager rejects credibility of London football event just after European Championship

Manager has familiar battle to assemble Team GB for Olympics

There need be no fear of the home nations failing to qualify for Euro 2012.

Tom Cleverley earns England call-up as Jack Wilshere and Michael Carrick withdraw

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has been handed his first England call-up following the withdrawals of Jack Wilshere and Michael Carrick from the squad to face Holland at Wembley on Wednesday.

Jack Wilshere positive over ankle injury news

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is optimistic he will be fully fit in a matter of days after tests showed he has suffered nothing worse than an inflammation of his ankle.

Jack Wilshere set for ankle scan

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is to undergo a scan tomorrow which could determine whether he misses England's friendly with Holland next week.

Jack Wilshere wants Cesc Fabregas to be a 'real man' and stay at Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere admits he would be devastated if Cesc Fabregas were to leave the Gunners and hopes the Spain international will be a "real man" and show the same loyalty to the club he did last year.

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