David Seaman

Patrick Vieira put Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp up front in 'greatest' Arsenal team - but there's no room for Cesc Fabregas and Marc Overmars

The former Arsenal captain was asked to name an XI based on those he played with

Mesut Ozil, cost a club record fee of £42.5m, means more is expected of Arsenal

Capital One Cup: Pressure is on Arsenal tonight claims West Brom assistant manager

Kevin Keen has been preparing the Baggies for the third round clash

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup

Transfer news: Swansea eager to sign striker before deadline

Michael Laudrup predicts a crazy day

West Bromwich Albion 0 Swansea 2 match report: Swans victory gives them first points of the season

This time last year, Albion were embarking on a run that would see them almost setting the pace in the Premier League, rattling off five wins in their first seven matches, nine in their first 13, allowing Steve Clarke to discover how it feels when life turns difficult for a manager with the considerable insurance of points in the bank.

Ross Barkley lashed in Everton's first goal from 25 yards (Nigel French/PA)

Roberto Martinez excited by Everton youngster Ross Barkley

The England U21 player scored on the opening weekend

Rickie Lambert scored his second winning goal this week to clinch victory for Southampton at West Brom

West Brom 0 Southampton 1 match report: Life is sweet for Rickie Lambert after striking second winner in a week

Striker caps his England debut winner with late goal to stun The Hawthorns

Matej Vydra scored 22 goals for Watford in the Championship last season

Transfer news: Udinese striker Matej Vydra joins West Bromwich Albion on season-long loan

Last season’s Championship Player of the Year, Matej Vydra has joined West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan from Udinese.

Matej Vydra

West Brom sign striker Matej Vydra on season-long loan

The Czech played for Watford last season

Roberto Soldado scored on his debut

Roberto Soldado strikes on Spurs bow against Espanyol

Roberto Soldado marked his debut for Tottenham with a goal in last night's 1-1 friendly draw with Espanyol at White Hart Lane. The striker, who joined for £26 million from Valencia, rolled in a penalty after Danny Rose was brought down. David Lopez equalised for Espanyol from a corner while Gareth Bale was not included in Spurs' squad.

Twenty cars were set alight during a second night of violence in a Paris suburb

Rioters set Paris ablaze over ban on Islamic veil

Twenty cars were burned and four people arrested early today in a second night of violence in a Paris suburb after allegedly heavy-handed police action to enforce France’s ban on the full-face Islamic veil.

Nicolas Anelka

Signing Nicolas Anelka is a risk, and if West Brom think he is a direct replacement for Romelu Lukaku, they could be in trouble

The former Chelsea striker has returned to the Premier League, but is far from the peak of his powers

Wilfried Bony

Transfer news round-up: Swansea in chase for £20m Wilfried Bony and Tom Ince

Swansea City are prepared to spend almost £20 million on the forward Wilfried Bony and the midfielder Tom Ince.

Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003

Roman Abramovich's 10-year Chelsea anniversary: What did he ever do for us? (Spend £2 billion in 10 years at Chelsea, that's what)

On the morning of Wednesday 2 July 2003, Tim Henman was preparing for a crucial Wimbledon quarter-final and David Beckham had signed for Real Madrid, but both were elbowed off the top of the sports pages by a little-known Russian businessman.

Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their second goal

Juventus urged to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez by former player Marco Tardelli

The Uruguyan international has been in sensational form this season

<b>Long, long shot </b><br/>
There have been Chinese whispers of a return to the Premier League for <b>Didier Drogba</b>, and despite the unpredictability of the Ivorian power-house, we give it a 0.01% chance of happening. The rumours surfaced as Shanghai Shenhua Chairman Zhu Jun supposedly threatened to put a lid on his cash-flow into the club, with the futures of Drogba and former Chelsea team-mate Nicholas Anelka looking edgy.

Didier Drogba is still under contract with Shanghai Shenhua claim Chinese club

Ivorian striker was announced as a Galatasaray player this week

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Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?