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Ukrainian authorities have blocked the release of a film about Soviet footballers who defied Nazi Germany amid fears it could ignite explosive emotions just weeks before the country co-hosts the Euro 2012 tournament.

Wenger calls in Fabregas to halt crisis

Spaniard replaces errant Gallas as captain and both face Dynamo Kiev tonight

Fabregas named captain of Arsenal

William Gallas will return to the Arsenal squad for tomorrow's Champions League clash with Dinamo Kiev at Emirates Stadium, but has been replaced captain by Cesc Fabregas.

Gallas set for Arsenal return

William Gallas is expected to return to the Arsenal squad for tomorrow's Champions League clash with Dinamo Kiev at Emirates Stadium.

Apology may decide if Gallas is back for Kiev

Manchester City 3 Arsenal 0

Wenger fears for English clubs in Europe

Three English clubs top their groups going into the fifth round of Champions' League games this week and Liverpool are second only on goal difference, but Arsenal's Arsène Wenger believes the Premier League representatives will not dominate the competition as comprehensively as in the recent past. The huge television screen at his home in Totteridge has shown impressive performances from unbeaten teams such as Barcelona, Jose Mourinho's Internazionale, Lyon, Bayern Munich and Juventus (the latter having defeated Real Madrid home and away).

Wenger patches up Arsenal

Arsene Wenger issued a gloomy bulletin on the fitness of his Arsenal team yesterday and conceded that he might have to select William Gallas, Theo Walcott and Mikaël Silvestre for tomorrow's crucial Premier League match with Manchester United despite the fact that none of them will be fully fit.

Finishing touch still eludes the young guns

Arsenal 0 Fenerbahce 0

Opponents try to injure my players, says Wenger

Arsenal manager points finger at Stoke as Walcott and Adebayor sidelined

Boxing: Klitschko faces battle with body as well as Peter

When Samuel Peter and Vitali Klitschko climb through the ropes tonight for their World Boxing Council heavyweight fight at the O2 World Arena in Berlin it brings together two serious punchers in a division that is barely recognisable as the place where the greats of the ring once performed.

'Tired' Gallas promises to produce best for Arsenal

William Gallas has admitted that he has struggled to find his best form so far this season, and in a move which will no doubt surprise fans of Arsenal – who have been critical of the Frenchman's appointment as captain – has even taken personal responsibility for the team's defensive failings.

Glenn Moore: The 39th step is a bold one that the Premier League should persevere with

Tomorrow Richard Scudamore will deliver a speech to the Leaders in Football conference at Stamford Bridge entitled "Building a global league". It is understood the Premier League's chief executive will not be resurrecting the case for the international round. He should be.

Gallas will help side through growth pains, says Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor has no doubt that the Arsenal captain, William Gallas, possesses all the qualities required to guide the young side through a successful campaign at home and in Europe.

Dynamo Kiev 1 Arsenal 1: Gallas' late strike rescues Arsenal from Kiev's grip

Arsenal captain William Gallas bundled in a late equaliser to rescue a point in their opening Champions League Group G game against Dynamo Kiev in the Ukraine last night. Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin van Persie, twice, and Cesc Fabregas all had good first-half chances for the north London club, who have still yet to win a European tie in the former Soviet Union.

Revitalised Adebayor issues rallying call

Emmanuel Adebayor's hat-trick on Saturday against Blackburn Rovers will have gone a fair way to persuade those supporters disgruntled at his flirtatious behaviour with Milan in the summer that he is now fighting solely for the Arsenal cause. A few more goals in a successful Champions League campaign and the striker's dalliance will be all but forgotten.

Euro 2012 co-hosts face Uefa rebuke

European football's governing body Uefa will rebuke Poland and Ukraine again next week over a lack of progress in their preparations to host Euro 2012, but will stop short of withdrawing the right to stage the event.

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