Sport Arsène Wenger hopes that his new team - mobile, nimble and smart - will be on the right side of history once again

The league leaders, weary from a tough trip to Napoli, today travel to Manchester City, who have been in scintillating form at home. Can Wenger’s men win the battle of the midfield maestros?

Manchester City thrash woeful Sunderland

Manchester City 5 Sunderland 0

Wenger: Arsenal lack true leader

But Frenchman insists that absence of an Adams or Vieira is not a factor in club's six-year trophy drought

Battle Grounds: The history of Arsenal and United's emnity

As the two great rivals lock horns today, Mark Fleming recounts the stories of their many recent rumbles (both on and off the field) in the words of those throwing the punches...and the pizza

Bigger clubs do get an easier ride, admits Mancini

Roberto Mancini believes bigger clubs do get "different treatment" – such as the decision not to take action for Wayne Rooney's elbow at the weekend – but it comes as no surprise to him. Manchester City's Italian manager says it is the same in every country.

Roberto Mancini praises goal hero Patrick Vieira

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini would love to discover the 'new Patrick Vieira' but for the time being he is more than happy with the original version.

City well-placed to progress in spite of failure to find away goal

Aris Thessaloniki 0 Manchester City 0

Arsenal lacked commitment says Patrick Vieira

Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira believes the Gunners let Newcastle off the hook in the eight-goal thriller at St James' Park.

Mancini livid as 'sleepy' City slip up in title race

Manager critical of goalkeeper Hart and his team's recent sloppy defending

Arsenal's Invincibles were fortunate too – but Henry was the key

United's attempt to go unbeaten could founder on lack of a star player and the fixture pitfalls ahead

Vieira: City stars are proven winners

Patrick Vieira is certain Manchester City have a bright future - because of the huge characters in their dressing room.

Roberto Mancini defends restriction of Shay Given

Roberto Mancini has defended his decision to restrict Shay Given's appearances for Manchester City this season.

Wenger says loyalty will bring Arsenal success

Arsène Wenger said yesterday that footballers would be better advised if they played most of their careers at one club rather than moving around at the suggestion of agents, and that he hoped to instil such an attitude at Arsenal.

Evra turns up heat by claiming Arsenal are a club 'in crisis'

Manchester United's Patrice Evra has launched an extraordinary attack on Arsenal ahead of Monday evening's Premier League showdown at Old Trafford, claiming the club are in crisis and nothing more than a "training centre".

Balotelli's Europa double sees City through

Manchester City 3 Salzburg 0

English clubs stifle young French talent, says Blanc

Laurent Blanc, the coach of France and a former Manchester United player, believes that promising teenagers should think twice before joining a big club in the Premier League, as it may just lead to years on the bench.

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