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The Gunners are continuing to defy expectations that they will fall away in the Premier League title race despite a merry-go-round of injuries and knocks to key players

Arsene Wenger plans to rotate Arsenal squad for FA Cup

Arsene Wenger feels he has little option but to rotate Arsenal's battle-weary squad as the Gunners kick off their bid for FA Cup glory against Leeds on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger demands consistency from Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has called on Arsenal to start building the momentum which can drive them to the Barclays Premier League title with victory over big-spending Manchester City at Emirates Stadium tonight.

Theo Walcott turns focus to Manchester United

Theo Walcott would love to show Barcelona just what Arsenal can do should they meet again in the Champions League next year - but knows Arsene Wenger's men must now concentrate on delivering a top performance at Old Trafford.

Arsene Wenger bullish over Arsenal's European hopes

Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal side to set themselves up for a showdown with one of the European heavyweights by staying on course for domestic success.

Fabregas agony while Wenger rages against 'useless' system

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Wenger faces wait over Wilshere's derby fitness

Jack Wilshere faces a fitness test today to judge his availability for tomorrow's north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium.

Peter Crouch content to make an impact

Peter Crouch had no complaints about playing second fiddle to Andy Carroll in England's 2-1 friendly defeat against France after showing the debutant the way to goal barely a minute after coming off the bench.

Alan Shearer impressed by Andy Carroll debut

Former England captain Alan Shearer has praised Andy Carroll's England performance in the disappointing 2-1 defeat by France at Wembley last night and called for patience with the national team's youngsters.

England's Carroll service off-key after all the noise about selection

Instead of tuning in to watch Shaun Ryder eat a crocodile's unmentionable parts, the nation was last night invited to witness Andy Carroll chew up a couple of raw French defenders. Only it didn't quite work out that way.

France too strong for experimental England side

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Ferdinand content to be outcast as England usher in generation Xbox

Captain welcomes youngsters into national fold and urges Henderson, Carroll et al to seize chance while coach Capello hopes for fearlessness of youth

Carroll handed England chance but warned by Capello to clean up his act

Fabio Capello has warned the Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll that he must get his chaotic private life in order if he is to have an international career beyond his debut in tonight's friendly against France.

James Lawton: Blanc is right: It's too hard for kids to get Premier League break

A precocious player can be promoted too quickly, but too often in English football the opposite is true

John Terry to see specialists over injury

John Terry will continue to see "various specialists" to resolve his long-term nerve injury, Chelsea today confirmed.

Arsenal youngsters ready for England says Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott believes the experience already gained by Arsenal team-mates Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs mean they have an advantage over him in coming to terms with an England call-up.

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