Sport Thierry Henry and Robert Pires are both training with Arsenal but Arsene Wenger insists he won't be making a move to bring them back to the club

Henry is currently training with the Gunners along with Robert Pires but Wenger insists that he will not be making a move to bring the striker back for a third spell with the club

Arsenal disagree over Johan Djourou injury assessment

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou may yet be able to play again this season, according to the Swiss Football Association.

Jens Lehmann says he can help Arsenal win Premier League title

Jens Lehmann is confident he can help Arsenal win the title as he edges closer to a surprise return to the north London club.

Arsenal's goalkeeper crisis puts Lehmann in line for comeback

Arsenal are set to re-sign their former goalkeeper Jens Lehmann after injury has left Arsène Wenger without Lukasz Fabianski and Wojciech Szczesny. The manager is seeking an experienced alternative to Lehmann's former rival Manuel Almunia.

Jens Lehmann in line for shock return to Arsenal

Arsenal are to offer former goalkeeper Jens Lehmann a short-term deal to return to the club according to reports.

Arsene Wenger targets Arsenal double

Arsene Wenger feels Arsenal's disappointing Champions League exit against Barcelona now means his squad will not be "overloaded" as they aim to beat Manchester United to the domestic double.

Szczesny: I'm a bit bonkers but I'm also confident

Arsenal's young goalkeeper is outspoken but he's made his most telling statements of late on the pitch

Szczesny's horror injury revealed by Wenger

Arsenal's young goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has had to wait to get his chance as Arsène Wenger's first choice but there was a time when it looked like his career might have been ended by a gruesome training accident that left him with two broken forearms.

James Lawton: Germany's invincible force vs Spain's irresistible flair

Will the beautiful game of the pre-tournament favourites stand up to Germany's attack? Our writer on a classic culture clash

Rooney must think again as Capello backs Defoe's pace

When Fabio Capello was asked in the frantic aftermath of victory over Slovenia whether Jermain Defoe was certain to start against Germany on Sunday, he gave one of those frazzled answers that occasionally divulge more than the old poker-face would normally chose to give away.

James Lawton: For the good of the game, Wenger must keep his faith

Wenger's vice is vanity, the belief that one day he will win entirely on his terms

Turner backs in-form Bent to punish Spurs

Sunderland striker takes on former club looking to add to his haul of 21 goals

Lehmann announces retirement

Jens Lehmann will retire from football at the end of the season.

Sam Wallace: Vermaelen's red card was unlucky but Wenger is wrong to criticise rules

The rule on professional fouls is there to protect players like Arsenal's quicksilver forwards

Messi leads Barcelona romp

Barcelona 4 Stuttgart 0 (Barcelona win 5-1 on aggregate)

Hoffenheim slide alarms owner

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