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Video: The Independent looks ahead to this weekend's Premier League games

Andre Villas-Boas is flourishing at White Hart Lane

Tottenham versus Arsenal: Last year’s spring collapse in Premier League spurs Tottenham on, claims Andre Villas‑Boas

Andre Villas-Boas has revealed that his Tottenham players are driven this season by the memory of their spring collapse last year.

Gareth Bale

Who is the Premier League player of the season so far? The results

We asked you who the player of the season so far was

Gareth Bale celebrates his winner against West Ham

The Debate: Who is the player of the season so far?

Is Gareth Bale the leading contender to be named player of the season? What about Robin van Persie or Luis Suarez? Has Michu done enough in his first season in the Premier League or is the returning Jack Wilshere this season's stand out player? Let us know by taking part in our poll.

Jack Wilshere trains alongside Theo Walcott

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood promises team will be strengthened

Fans wants to see investment in the squad

A view outside Arsenal's Emirates Stadium

Fears grow that Arsenal wage bill is creeping close to £150m mark

In comparison, Tottenham's wage bill is around £90m

Rafael da Silva's wonder-goal opens the scoring for Manchester United against QPR

Match Report: Ryan Giggs still a smash hit for relentless Manchester United

Queens Park Rangers 0 Manchester United 2: QPR suffer as the Welshman stars in his 999th professional game

Wenger has won seven trophies in his time at Arsenal but his side haven't lifted any silverware since 2005

Premier League: Arsenal v Aston Villa preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium

A three-man job? Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand and Phil Jones track Cristiano Ronaldo

'We handled Cristiano Ronaldo well,' says Manchester United's Phil Jones

Real Madrid forward saw his chances limited

Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his goal
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was furious at his side
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud: I've had a better start at Arsenal than Robin van Persie

Striker talks up contribution since joining in the summer

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring against Brighton

Premier League: Arsenal v Stoke match preview

A look ahead to the Premier League clash at the Emirates

United come from behind again as Wayne Rooney scores his second
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring against Brighton

Premier League: Arsenal v Liverpool match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at the Emirates

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
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A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

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Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

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Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

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