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German youngster seemingly very unlikely to join the north London club this January

Thierry Henry reacts at the final whistle having scored the winner against Leeds United

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Frenchman journeyed back to the best of times but the trick is to avoid the worst of endings

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Jack Pitt-Brooke: Not just a goal, more a plot device in a dream scenario

How else could it possibly have gone? Arsenal's recent years have been a tale of frustrations, disappointments and love-sickness but last night they were reunited with their king and their script.

Making a comeback: Is returning to one's old stomping ground a good idea?

Of all the surprises that this weekend's FA Cup Third Round threw up, seeing the name "Paul Scholes" on Manchester United's substitutes bench was by far the most unexpected.

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Bobby Zamora punches the air afters coring a last-gasp winner against Arsenal at Craven Cottage last night

Zamora's late show ensures dramatic riposte for Fulham

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Andy Carroll has had to adapt his robust style to fit in with the 'Liverpool way'

Ian Holloway: Why I was wrong to hang on to Adam... and other January horror stories

Hopefully the new clubs will learn from us, and learn how easy it is to stall

Dimitar Berbatov is too sublime a player to be limited to cameos for United

Chris McGrath: Berbatov: the beautiful and the damned

The Last Word

Wenger puts Van Persie rest ahead of record quest

Arsène Wenger, the Arsenal manager, says he is quite prepared to deny Robin van Persie a shot at breaking the Premier League calendar year goals record for the sake of the team.

Patrice Evra - here alongside the Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson - has faced racist abuse during his career

Evra was abused for being black. He's a victim not a villain

The Manchester United man is no saint but don't forget that he has endured racism and hatred for most of his career

Arsène Wenger admits 'football will play a part' tomorrow

Wenger to mull defensive woes over Christmas

Spare a thought for Arsène Wenger tomorrow.

Stunning Van Persie volley sinks Everton

Robin van Persie smashed a stunning volley as good as any in Arsenal's 125-year history to give the Gunners a 1-0 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

Statue of Arsenal Legend Tony Adams is unveiled at Emirates Stadium

Wenger wants fitting tribute from Arsenal players

Arsene Wenger has called on his Arsenal team not to let the club's 125th anniversary celebrations detract them from delivering a match-winning performance against Everton tomorrow.

Thierry Henry is currently training with Arsenal

Arsene Wenger denies Arsenal will make loan bid for Thierry Henry

Manager Arsene Wenger maintains he has given no thought to trying to bring Thierry Henry back on a short-term loan deal in January, but admits it is "an honour and a pleasure" to have the former captain back at the club.

Shay Given will not take Estonia lightly

Ireland must not underestimate Estonia warns Shay Given

Shay Given has warned his Republic of Ireland team-mates their play-off experience will count for nothing if they underestimate Estonia.

LA Galaxy advance at expense of New York Red Bulls

David Beckham had a hand in both goals as the LA Galaxy beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 last night to book a place in Major League Soccer's Western Conference final, where they will face Real Salt Lake.

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The immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert
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Parisian couturier Pierre Balmain made his name dressing the mid-century jet set. Today, Olivier Rousteing – heir to the house Pierre built – is celebrating their 21st-century equivalents. The result? Nothing short of Balmania
Cancer, cardiac arrest, HIV and homelessness - and he's only 39

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Tovey went from cooking for the Queen to rifling through bins for his supper. His is a startling story of endurance against the odds – and of a social safety net failing at every turn
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Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

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Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
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BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

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