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Joe Hart has accepted full responsibility for the blunder that gifted Blackburn the opening goal in Manchester City's draw at Eastlands on Saturday.

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Chelsea had no difficulties seeing off West Ham, which is still without a point after four matches. Michael Essien netted Chelsea's first goal after two minutes and headed in its third in the 83rd.

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Didier Drogba is "definitely not out" of the World Cup at this stage and is awaiting the verdict of the Ivory Coast medical team on his injured arm, a national federation spokesman has confirmed.

Wenger sets out Arsenal transfer plans

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger intends to have his summer transfer business concluded sooner rather than later - and has warned it would be "dangerous" to buy a player just because they are a hit at the World Cup.

Manchester City hold Arsenal to draw

Arsenal 0 Manchester City 0

Wenger calls on Arsenal fans to show 'gratitude' towards old boys

Arsene Wenger has appealed to the Arsenal support to "show some style" and express their "gratitude" to former players when three one-time Gunners return to the Emirates in the colours of Manchester City this evening.

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Manchester City captain Kolo Touré has warned his team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor that their former supporters at Arsenal have been "waiting" for the chance to deliver more abuse at him during Saturday's game at the Emirates but admitted that the striker's intemperate response to them in last September's home fixture between the clubs was wrong.

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