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.

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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

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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

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Arsenal keep up title challenge with solid win

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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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Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

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