Sagna asks referees for more protection

The Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has asked Premier League referees to provide players with more protection following a spate of poor tackling.

Evra and Ribéry return for France

France coach Laurent Blanc has included Patrice Evra and Franck Ribéry in his squad for next Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier in Luxembourg, while also recalling the Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri.

Wenger, Nasri and Jordan hit with Uefa bans

Arsene Wenger and Samir Nasri have both been banned for one match by UEFA for remarks made to the referee after Arsenal's Champions League last 16 defeat by Barcelona.

Arsene Wenger and Samir Nasri charged with improper conduct

Arsene Wenger and Samir Nasri have both been charged by UEFA for comments made to referee Massimo Busacca after last night's controversial Champions League defeat at Barcelona.

Messi's inspired contribution – five areas where game was won and lost

1. In a Barça shirt Lionel Messi always delivers

Samir Nasri says defeat will fuel Arsenal challenge

Samir Nasri has vowed Arsenal will use their Carling Cup disappointment to fuel their trophy chase.

Cesc Fabregas urges Arsenal to move on from defeat

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas urged his team-mates to focus on the "great targets" still ahead of them after the bitter disappointment of Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Birmingham in the Carling Cup final at Wembley.

Birmingham's glory leaves Arsenal to face defining run

Arsenal 1 Birmingham City 2

Arsenal boost as Samir Nasri passed fit for Barcelona clash

Arsenal playmaker Samir Nasri has been declared fit for tomorrow night's Champions League clash with Barcelona at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal seek Samir Nasri injury boost

Arsene Wenger is hoping Arsenal's medical staff give him a major boost by declaring Samir Nasri fit for the Champions League visit of Barcelona on Wednesday.

Fabregas is a ‘clever cheat’, says Martinez

Arsenal 3 Wigan Athletic 0

Arsenal keep up title challenge with solid win

Arsenal 3 Wigan 0

Ferdinand thinks so, but has Nasri been the player of the season so far?

The Arsenal man has won acclaim – but no awards yet. Sam Wallace considers other contenders for the game's annual prizes

Wenger: Gunners have shared goal

Arsenal manager praises side's collective spirit after winning Cup replay 3-1 at Elland Road

Bridge nightmare merely adds to Hammers' agony

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
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Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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Handy hacks that make life easier

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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker