Rafael Benitez (left) shakes hands with Arsène Wenger

Comment: Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal team can dream again of greatness on the Champions League stage

Mesut Özil’s capture has galvanised Arsenal in a way only great players can

Gonzalo Higuain

Transfer news: Napoli reveal it took 10 minutes to clinch a deal for Gonzalo Higuain, who Arsenal spent weeks pursuing over the summer

The Gunners went to great lengths to sign the striker but missed out to tonight's Champions League opponents

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was keen on signing Gonzalo Higuain during the summer - before he moved to Napoli

Arsenal v Napoli: Champions League match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League fixture at the Emirates

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne

Arsenal v Napoli: Arsenal must be cautious of Lorenzo Insigne and his hair-raising rise at Napoli

The young Italy striker, who has inspired some crazy cuts, will showcase his distinctive style at the Emirates tonight

Napoli train at the Emirates Stadium ahead of the match

Arsenal v Napoli: Rafael Benitez would like to see Arsene Wenger win the Champions League... but not this time

Benitez brings his new side to the Emirates tonight

Gervinho has criticised his former manager Arsene Wenger over his lack of playing time at Arsenal

Champions League: Gervinho will support Napoli when the Italian side play former club Arsenal

The forward has spoken of his frustration during his time at the Emirates

Arsène Wenger hopes to sign a new contract with Arsenal this season

Talk of winning the Premier League title is 'ridiculous' says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Gunners head the table after six matches

Gonzalo Higuain speaks with his manager at Napoli, Rafa Benitez

Transfer news: 'I lost in summer pursuit for Gonzalo Higuain,' admits Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Argentine forward eventually signed for Napoli

<b>Matt Le Tissier (playing career: 1986-2002) </b><br/>
Le Tissier, who spent his whole career at Southampton, scored a total 48 out of 49 spot kicks. The only time he ever missed from 12 yards was when Mark Crossley famously saved for Nottingham Forest in Saints' 2-1 defeat at the Dell in the Premier League in March 1994.
Jack Wilshere with Mesut Ozil

Champions League: Jack Wilshere focused on Arsenal topping the 'group of death'

The Gunners are on a winning run since their opening day defeat to Aston Villa

Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly keen on signing Juan Mata for Tottenham

Transfer news: Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas set to make January move for Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata - reports

Spaniard has been out of favour at Stamford Bridge this season

Juergen Klopp

Champions League: Juergen Klopp apologises for wild rant at fourth official as Borussia Dortmund lose to Napoli

Last season's runners-up lost their opening game in what is a difficult group

Messi refused to be outdone by Ronaldo's hat-trick performance on Tuesday

Champions League round-up: Lionel Messi matches Cristiano Ronaldo with hat-trick in Barcelona romp against Ajax

Lionel Messi proved again tonight that anything Cristiano Ronaldo does he can match by scoring a hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Ajax 4-0 at the Nou Camp.

Album: Franco Fagioli, Arias for Caffarelli (Naive)

Last seen in the UK duetting with Cecilia Bartoli, Argentinian counter-tenor Fagioli scintillates in this beautifully sung, played, programmed, and packaged recording of arias written for the 18th-century castrato superstar Gaetano Caffarelli.

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The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
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The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
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