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Arsène Wenger with the Premiership trophy after Arsenal’s unbeaten 2003/04 campaign. Photograph: PA

La Fin. And so the credits finally roll. Like reaching the end of some heaving biopic, it may take a while for Arsène Wenger to feel able to shake him(...)

For thinking about the game differently and for making us think about the game differently, Pep Guardiola deserves all the praise he is receiving. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

“I sat on the touchline and watched the game, but after about 25 minutes I was at a loss. I’d never seen such thunderous tackling, all studs up with a(...)

Manchester City players celebrate after the fourth goal in their 4-1 Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Of all the strong Premier League teams who have been made to look average by Manchester City this season, the reversal might be most painful for Spurs(...)

Wide strikers such as Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, above, rarely cross and they shoot at goal as often as traditional centre-forwards. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Mohamed Salah’s goal against Chelsea meant that he finished the weekend as top scorer in the Premier League. With 10 goals in his first 13 Premier Lea(...)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Tottenham may be the favourites for Sunday’s derby but insists there is no power shift taking place between the fierce north London rivals. Photograph: PA

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Tottenham may be the favourites for Sunday’s derby but insists there is no power shift taking place between the fier(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi lays the ball off to Luis Suarez to complete his hat-trick in their side’s La Liga clash with Celta Vigo at the Nou Camp. Photo: Reuters

As Barcelona cruised to a 6-1 La Liga win over Celta Vigo last night, Lionel Messi set Luis Suarez up to complete his hat-trick in an audacious manne(...)

 Martin Keown of Arsenal goads Ruud Van Nistelrooy of Man Utd after Van Nistelrooy missed his penalty at Old Trafford in 2003. Photo:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

By an accident of scheduling the premiere of Sky Sports’ Invincibles documentary about Arsenal’s unbeaten 2003-04 title-winning season was broadcast i(...)

Just over a decade since he carved a dreamlike swathe through defences as the focal point of Arsenal’s “invincibles”, Thierry Henry will this weeke(...)

This article first appeared in Eight By Eight Magazine in March 2014. Last October (2013), 500 journalists attended the Institute of Directors (...)

Jose Mourinho has seen his Chelsea side undefeated for 23 matches in all competitions. Photograph: Reuters.

The pursuit of perfection can feel like a hopeless dream in football. Last week a hush descended upon the Etihad Stadium as Bayern Munich produced (...)