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from Left field:

Va-va-voom. Vintage Henry scores on Arsenal return.

January 10, 2012

The clock said 68 minutes, and no one at the Emirates Stadium in north London was looking at the action on the pitch as the fourth official held aloft his lit-up board to signal the re-introduction of Thierry Henry to English football.

What is Arsenal’s future?

August 29, 2011

By Zoran Milosavljevic in Belgrade

It is a bit early to single out Manchester rivals United and City as the only title contenders this season, but it appears highly likely that Arsenal will not be among the chasing pack now headed by the new-look Liverpool and Chelsea.

Fergie the old hand shows softer side…for a bit

August 27, 2011

By Simon Hart

For a brief moment, it seemed Sir Alex Ferguson really might be mellowing with age.

Who can Arsenal actually buy?

August 21, 2011

With Cesc Fabregas gone and Samir Nasri possibly on the move too, there is a lot of gloom around Arsenal at the moment and Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat by Liverpool did nothing to help the mood.

Do Barca really need to splash out on Cesc?

June 20, 2011

In our latest post on Spanish soccer, Iain Rogers in Madrid looks at the latest round of speculation over the future of Cesc Fabregas and classy Mali striker Frederic Kanoute’s decision to play on at Sevilla for one more season.

Soccer Break Thursday – Power to Portugal

May 19, 2011

It was no classic but Porto cemented themselves as one of Europe’s top sides on Wednesday with a 1-0 victory over compatriots Braga in the Europa League final in Dublin, surely the start of better days for the Portuguese game.

Soccer Break Wednesday – Money buys success

May 11, 2011

Cash, dollars, bucks, dough, call it what you want, it paves the way for football clubs to be successful.

Soccer Break Thursday – United roll on

May 5, 2011

Manchester United just keep on winning despite a sluggish season by their usually high standards and will now face Barcelona in the Champions League final on May 28.

Soccer Break Monday – Goalline technology…again

May 2, 2011

It is never over until the fat lady sings or should that be until Alex Ferguson stops talking about refereeing decisions?

Soccer Break Thursday – Mourinho wins. Again.

April 21, 2011

SOCCER-SPAIN/CUPJose Mourinho and winning appear to go hand in hand after the colourful Portuguese coach delivered at the first time of asking in Wednesday’s King’s Cup final.