Robert Pires

Management should come with a health warning, admits Wenger

Arsene Wenger has known Gérard Houllier since both men started their careers in the French championship 28 years ago, but the Arsenal manager confessed this week to being surprised that today he will once again sit in the opposite dugout to his old friend.

Pires tempted by return to England with Foxes

Leicester City have made "serious enquiries" about signing Robert Pires, according to the former World Cup-winning winger. The 36-year-old is a free agent after being released by Spanish side Villarreal and is reported as saying he is keen to return to England having played for Arsenal between 2000 and 2006.

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Van Persie ruled out for Arsenal

Arsenal will be without striker Robin van Persie for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg trip to Villarreal with a groin injury.

Cazorla out as Villarreal capitulate

Villarreal will face Arsenal tomorrow night still reeling from their worst 90 minutes of the season and the loss of one of their best players – Spain international winger Santi Cazorla, whose fractured fibula rules him out for the rest of the season. In need of a straightforward three points, sealed early enough in the game to allow him to take off his most important players, coach Manuel Pellegrini looked on in horror as Cazorla was carried off and Robert Pires sent off.