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Nicolas Pepe celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second goal  with team-mates during the Premier League game against Arsenal at  the Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  Ian Kington/AFP via Getty Images

Arsenal 4 Newcastle United 0 As the last few seconds of this largely forgettable game played out, as Arsenal knocked the ball around with abandon and(...)

 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer  applauds the travelling fans after the defeat to Arsenal. With Solskjær it’s not clear there is any attacking strategy  at all beyond trying to play in the quick lads up front as they run in behind. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty

For eight minutes at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, everything looked to be going well for Manchester United. And then suddenly it wasn’t. As i(...)

 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is quietly satisfied with Chelsea’s health going into Wednesday night’s game against Arsenal. Photograph: EPA

Deep relaxation may not be a trait readily associated with the usually frenetic Antonio Conte, but the Chelsea manager paused for breath in the middle(...)

Arsène Wenger, Arsenal’s manager, and Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs

A gleaming new stadium looming over north London. A distinct style based around homegrown players paid a fraction of what other comparable clubs are p(...)

Michael O’Neill: his side have kept seven clean sheets in their qualifying group and haven’t lost a competitive game at home in four years. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Imagese

Such is Michael O’Neill’s respect for Germany, who have not lost an away World Cup qualifier in 83 years, that he organised a 10 v six training sessi(...)

Antonio Conte: “In Italy the people know that I have not great patience.” Photograph by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Antonio Conte believes he is facing the “most difficult” season of his managerial career, with his Chelsea squad light on numbers and his anxiety mou(...)

Mesut Ozil during Arsenal’s loss to Watford on Tuesday. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The vast majority of a football manager’s life revolves around dealing with situations that are testing, thought-provoking and demanding but once in (...)

Lucas Pérez’s hat-trick helped Arsenal to a 4-1 win over FC Basel. Photograph: Afp/Patrick Hertzog

This was one of those rare, if precious, occasions when everything came together beautifully. Arsenal would have expected to dazzle out on the turf, w(...)

Arsenal’s Gabriel Paulista, Lucas Perez, Alexis Sanchez and Nacho Monreal training before their final group game against Basel. Photograph: Reuters/Matthew Childs

Arsène Wenger believes Arsenal’s hopes of securing Alexis Sanchez to a new long-term contract will depend more upon convincing the forward of the amb(...)

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez scores Arsenal’s second goal. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Watford 1 Arsenal 3 Arsene Wenger saw his Arsenal side win their first Premier League game of the season with a comfortable 3-1 victory at Watford be(...)

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