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Arsenal's Danny Welbeck in action against Hull (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Late Welbeck strike earns Arsenal share of the points against Hull

Danny Welbeck’s last-gasp equaliser rescued Arsenal from their second straight defeat as they shared the points with Hull in a lively 2-2 draw.

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Alex Scott of Arsenal Ladies. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Cup final experience can help Arsenal Ladies against Manchester City, says skipper

Skipper Alex Scott hopes the Gunners’ experience in finals can give them the edge as they defend their Continental Cup crown against Manchester City on Thursday night.

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John Ryder (right) in action against Theophilus Tetteh. Pic: Chris Royle/TGSPHOTO

Islington fighter determined to do better despite winning first title

John Ryder admits there is still plenty of room for improvement after claiming his first professional title on Saturday at the O2 Arena.

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Audun Nordtveit

Highgate Harriers make winning start in chase for hat-trick of league titles

Norwegian international Audun Nordtveit swept to victory as Highgate Harriers took their first step towards a potential hat-trick of Metropolitan League successes.

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Islington BC pair Scott Smart (left) and Sherif Musah

Islington boxer reaches national quarter-final in comeback fight

Islington BC’s Scott Smart secured a national quarter-final spot with an impressive second-round stoppage in his first bout for a year.

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Roy Keane during a book launch at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Win tickets for Sports Writing Festival at Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood is preparing to host its second Sports Writing Festival from Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26.

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Left to right: Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, Pro Touch Soccer Academy director Ash Rahman, Tim Bleakly (MD of Pro Touch sponsors Ocean Outdoor)

Spurs boss is star turn at Islington tournament

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino joined scores of young footballers on Saturday to celebrate the reopening of the five-a-side pitches at Market Road, Islington.

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Tottenham Phoenix (red) vs London Meteors. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Mustard are keen, but unable to hang on against Rangers

Greg Moorse’s brace was not enough for Mustard as they pushed Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division leaders Clapton Rangers all the way before eventually going down 4-2.

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Aaron Morgan (brown shorts) defeats Daniel Borisov. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Former Islington Boxing Club star extends 100 per cent pro record

Former Islington BC captain Aarron Morgan maintained his 100 per cent record with a fourth-round stoppage of Daniel Borisov at the Camden Centre, Kings Cross.

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England's Jack Wilshere (left) and Estonia's Martin Vunk battle for the ball during the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying match at the A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn.

All Guns Blazing: England’s new Arsenal core is enjoyable, but no more injuries please

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, Alex Bellotti curses Arsenal’s injury problems but says their young English players could benefit from extra games together.

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John Ryder raises his arms after defeating Jez Wilson earlier this year. Pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

Islington fighter focused on winning middleweight title at O2 Arena

Islington’s John Ryder says a late change of opponent will not distract him from his attempt to become WBA inter-continental middleweight champion this weekend.

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Arsenal's Brian Marwood

Author maps out moments that shaped Arsenal’s history

A new book examining Arsenal’s history – out on Thursday – breaks down the club’s history into 14 ‘dramatic’ events.

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Sherif Musah

Islington Boxing Club duo clinch London titles

Islington’s Sherif ‘The Sandman’ Musah secured a London title in his first fight since switching to light-heavyweight in the Development Championships at Grove Park.

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England visually impaired captain Matt Dean

London Metro players lead England bid for glory at Blind World Cup

London Metro cricketer Matt Dean is aiming for glory when he leads England’s visually impaired side to South Africa for the Blind World Cup next month.

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Old Street win a line-out against Stevenage during their 52-10 defeata fortnight ago (Picture: Richard Hay)

Streetonians seek first victory against fellow strugglers Hitchin

Saturday’s match at Hitchin takes on huge significance for Old Streetonians as both sides continue searching for their first win of the season.

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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

All Guns Blazing: Forget Fabregas comparisons, but Mesut Ozil must start performing for Arsenal

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, Uche Amako says reasons to excuse the performances of Arsenal’s German superstar are running thin.

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Shaun Dixon (centre) in action for Highgate Harriers

Highgate Harriers achieve best ever result in national six-stage road relay

Highgate Harriers achieved their best ever result in the men’s national six-stage road relay, coming second at Sutton Park near Birmingham.

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Chelsea's Nemanja Matic and Arsenal's Jack Wilshere battle for the ball

Arsenal must make possession count against teams like Chelsea, says Gunners midfielder

Jack Wilshere concedes Arsenal must learn how to press home their advantage if they are to compete with the top teams this season.

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Chelsea's Eden Hazard (centre) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game from the penalty spot against Arsenal

First Premier League defeat for Arsenal as Chelsea go five points clear

Goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa took Chelsea five points clear at the top as Arsenal suffered their first league defeat of the season.

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George Armstrong, Arsenal coach

New book brings back fond memories of Arsenal legend

Without the power of social media, a new book on a true Arsenal legend may never have seen the light of day.

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Jeff Ofori (left) in action against Y Haykal

Islington Boxing Club captain claims second divisional title

Islington BC captain Jeff Ofori collected his second successive North West London title in the opening stage of the renamed Development Championships at Hayes.

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Black belt Imogen Burman (left) grapples with Rich Johnson at the Shodokan Aikido class in Ball Pond Road

Modern martial art is a growing force at Finsbury and Dalston centres

A well-known proverb declares that attack is the best form of defence, yet it could be said that the reverse is true of Shodokan Aikido.

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Tottenham Phoenix (red/black) vs Shakespeare. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Troy’s treble helps Shakespeare see off Tottenham Phoenix

Troy Deering scored a hat-trick as promoted Shakespeare beat Tottenham Phoenix in a nine-goal thriller in the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division.

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Alfie Kean, Times ABC

Coach hopes Times ABC fighter will carry on after championship defeat

Times ABC coach Dave Ryan believes Alfie Kean has regained enthusiasm for the sport despite his defeat in the Development Championships.

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Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his side's third goal with hat-trick hero Danny Welbeck (left)

Turkey trip will be tougher, warns Arsenal boss after Champions League win

Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side will face a sterner test when they meet Galatasaray again at the climax of the Champions League group stage.

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Arsenal's Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Galatasaray with Alexis Sanchez (right) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Welbeck hits hat-trick as Arsenal hammer Galatasaray in Champions League

Danny Welbeck grabbed the first hat-trick of his career as Arsenal got their Champions League campaign back on track by thrashing Galatasaray 4-1.

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MK Dons' Benik Afobe holds off a challenge from Bradford City's Billy Knott

All Guns Blazing: The three academy prospects who could become Arsenal’s elite striker

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, Jeorge Bird looks at the three young strikers who could finally break through the club’s academy.

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Highgate Harriers president Henry Dodwell (right) presents Ben Pochee with a certificate of honorary life membership

It’s au revoir as Highgate Harriers coach Ben Pochee departs

Highgate Harriers’ young athletes bade farewell to coach and club stalwart Ben Pochee with a ceremonial lap of honour at Parliament Hill Fields.

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Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates scoring the equaliser with team-mate Kieran Gibbs

Arsenal star says Gunners won’t change their style for Chelsea clash

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists that Arsenal will not surrender their attacking style when they take on front-runners Chelsea in their next Premier League game.

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Tottenham Hotspur's Nacer Chadli opens the scoring at the Emirates

Arsenal and Spurs share the points in north London derby

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 74th-minute strike ensured that the spoils were shared as Arsenal came from behind to draw 1-1 in a lively north London derby at Emirates Stadium.

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Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky celebrates scoring the only goal in last season's derby at White Hart Lane

Arsenal v Spurs: Where the north London derby could be won and lost

Arsenal correspondent Ben Kosky and Spurs reporter Ben Pearce give their verdicts on today’s showdown at the Emirates.

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Georgie Kean (white shorts) defeats Duane Green at York Hall. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Islington fighter eyes slot on Fury and Chisora undercard

Islington light-middleweight Georgie Kean is hoping to force his way onto the ‘Bad Blood’ blockbuster show in November after his victorious return to action last weekend.

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Junior Gunners Screening Event at Emirates Stadium

Chance to join Junior Gunners for Chelsea v Arsenal match

Arsenal fans will be heading across London in their thousands to cheer on their side against Premier League front-runners Chelsea next month.

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Clapton Rangers (light blue) vs Phoenix. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Ellul double helps Clapton Rangers crush Phoenix

Joseph Ellul netted a second-half brace as Clapton Rangers ran out 4-1 winners in their Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division game against Phoenix.

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The eventual champions Somerset (black kit) in action against London Metro. Pic: Martin Humby

North London hosts best blind cricketers in county T20 finals

The country’s best blind cricketers demonstrated their skills at North London Cricket Club on Saturday in the county T20 finals.

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Arsenal's Danny Welbeck in action against Hull (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Late Welbeck strike earns Arsenal share of the points against Hull

Danny Welbeck’s last-gasp equaliser rescued Arsenal from their second straight defeat as they shared the points with Hull in a lively 2-2 draw.

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Roy Keane during a book launch at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Win tickets for Sports Writing Festival at Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood is preparing to host its second Sports Writing Festival from Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26.

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John Ryder (right) in action against Theophilus Tetteh. Pic: Chris Royle/TGSPHOTO

Islington fighter determined to do better despite winning first title

John Ryder admits there is still plenty of room for improvement after claiming his first professional title on Saturday at the O2 Arena.

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Audun Nordtveit

Highgate Harriers make winning start in chase for hat-trick of league titles

Norwegian international Audun Nordtveit swept to victory as Highgate Harriers took their first step towards a potential hat-trick of Metropolitan League successes.

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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