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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (right) celebrates with his team-mates (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Wenger full of praise for Ozil and Welbeck after Arsenal beat Aston Villa

Arsene Wenger insisted he never thought of resting Mesut Ozil after the German inspired Arsenal to victory at Aston Villa.

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Mesut Ozil celebrates with Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck after scoring against Aston Villa (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Ozil and Welbeck silence their critics with impressive performances as Arsenal flatten Aston Villa

Danny Welbeck opened his Arsenal account as the Gunners blew Aston Villa away with an astonishing triple blast.

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Islington fighter aims to rediscover winning habit at York Hall

Islington light-middleweight Georgie Kean says recapturing the winning habit is his main priority when he returns to action this weekend at York Hall.

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Gareth Berg, Middlesex.

Middlesex may look to recruit all-rounder for next season

Middlesex are set to make the all-rounder’s position their top priority when they begin reshaping the squad for next season.

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Pedro Martinez Losa, Arsenal Ladies manager

New Arsenal Ladies boss aims to bring back Champions League football

New manager Pedro Martinez Losa has outlined his desire to help the Gunners regain a place in the Champions League as soon as possible.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play Off, second leg match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

All Guns Blazing: Will Arsene Wenger ever be able to address Arsenal’s shortcomings?

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, Alex Bellotti asks why Arsenal never seem to learn from their mistakes and if the problems now solely lie with the manager.

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Positive spin: Middlesex cricket column with Ravi Patel

It’s been disappointing for me to miss the last two matches, but you can always accept being left out if the reasons are valid.

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Clapton Rangers score their second goal and celebrate against RL United Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Clapton Rangers hit four on top-flight return

Clapton Rangers celebrated their return to the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division with a 4-0 win over RL United.

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Left to right: Lenny Hagland (Islington BC chairman), Tracy Quirke, head of PE at Mount Carmel School, Duncan Skelton of Sport England, Islington BC coach Anthony Wright, Islington Cllr Janet Burgess. Pic: Dieter Perry

Islington Boxing Club win Sport England award for their work at girls’ school

Islington Boxing Club have been recognised for their work at a nearby girls’ school after winning a prestigious award from Sport England.

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Borussia Dortmund's Ciro Immobile celebrates scoring the opening goal against Arsenal

Arsenal boss rues his side’s display after defeat in Dortmund

Arsene Wenger was at a loss to explain his team’s performance after they crashed to defeat in their Champions League opener against Borussia Dortmund.

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Borussia Dortmund's Ciro Immobile scores the opening goal (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Dismal Arsenal outclassed by Borussia Dortmund in Champions League opener

Arsenal endured a chastening start to their Champions League group campaign after being overwhelmed by Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park.

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Arsenal's Jack Wilshere scores his side's equaliser against Man City

Arsenal have a tougher edge this season, claims Gunners star

Jack Wilshere feels Arsenal have developed a more resilient streak this season after they recovered a first-half deficit to draw with Manchester City.

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Dawid Malan top scored in Middlesex's second innings with 46

Defeat to Durham keeps Middlesex in danger of the drop

Middlesex slid deeper into relegation trouble after they were beaten by Durham in their final home match of the County Championship season.

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England's Danny Welbeck celebrates with team-mate Rickie Lambert after scoring his side's second goal of the game

Exclusive: Gunners Double winner backs England striker to be a hit at Arsenal

England hero Danny Welbeck is preparing to make his Arsenal bow against Manchester City on Saturday – with one former Gunners striker urging fans to give him time to find his feet.

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Nick Gubbins batting for Middlesex. Pic: Sarah Williams

Middlesex youngster happy to be learning from fellow left-handers

Conventional wisdom dictates that any team’s ideal batting order should comprise a mixture of left and right-handers as a means of disturbing the bowlers’ rhythm.

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Rod Brown, London Lions

London Lions stars to launch Islington youth event

Star players from London’s only professional basketball team will help to relaunch a popular Islington youth programme later this month at Sobell Leisure Centre.

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Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal Ladies against Bristol Academy. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Cup double would mean a successful season, says Arsenal Ladies star

Gunners midfielder Jordan Nobbs feels the team deserve credit after reaching their second cup final in a season of managerial instability.

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Birkbeck's Mike Long (centre) celebrates his second goal against Shoreditch Fire Penguins. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Phoenix hit eight against Mile End to open new Hackney & Leyton League campaign

Last year’s Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division runners-up Phoenix served notice of their intentions as they began the new campaign with an 8-0 thrashing of Mile End.

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Syed Haider Mannan with Peter Lewis, president of Free Style Karate

Islington black belt wins three medals at Manchester karate tournament

Islington veteran Syed Haider Mannan collected two gold medals and a silver at the Free Style Karate Open Grand Championships in Manchester.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

It’s not quite over yet, but I don’t honestly think Yorkshire can be stopped from winning the County Championship title.

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England's Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the game during a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, Group E match at the St Jakob-Park Stadium, Basel.

All Guns Blazing: Despite England’s new Arsenal contingent, international football still fails to excite

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, Alex Bellotti laments the watered-down nature of international football.

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Highgate's Chris Arul hits out. Pic: Max Flego

Arul hits unbeaten century as Highgate finish season on a high

Chris Arul hammered an unbeaten century as Highgate overcame the Tamils by seven wickets to round off their Division Three season on a triumphant note.

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North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex captain eyes title challenge after successful Premier Division campaign

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll is confident that his side are capable of a league title success in the coming years.

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Tim Murtagh in action for Middlesex. Pic: Sarah Williams

Middlesex bowler fully focused on battle for survival against Durham

Tim Murtagh is content to sacrifice next week’s one-day international series as he concentrates on spearheading Middlesex’s battle for top-flight survival.

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Aarron Morgan (right) with Floyd Mayweather Sr

Former Islington Boxing Club captain gains confidence from Las Vegas training trip

Former Islington BC star Aarron Morgan says his first taste of training in Las Vegas has given him the confidence to compete at a higher level.

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

The way the schedule of the county season pans out, there are periods in the fixture list which are extremely congested.

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England's Danny Welbeck

All Guns Blazing: Danny Welbeck signing could be inspired, but Arsenal shouldn’t have gambled with defence

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, journalist and Gooner Uche Amako praises the late signing of Danny, but bemoans the window that should have been.

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North Middlesex's Ethan Bamber

Dream debut for North Middlesex’s latest young star Ethan Bamber against Hornsey

Fifteen-year-old seamer Ethan Bamber enjoyed a dream Premier League debut as North Middlesex overcame neighbours Hornsey and left their visitors staring at relegation.

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Craig Gourlay bats for Highgate. Pic: Max Flego

Gourlay: Highgate can reflect on a strong season despite missing out on promotion

Craig Gourlay says Highgate can feel satisfied with their league showing this season despite missing out on promotion to Division Two.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

Captaining a team at Lord’s for the first time when we played the Indians was very enjoyable, even if it was a bit unexpected.

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Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez (right) celebrates with team-mate Jack Wilshere

Arsenal boss backs Sanchez to fill gap left by Giroud injury

Arsene Wenger is not intending to sign a replacement for injured striker Olivier Giroud as he feels Besiktas match-winner Alexis Sanchez is more than capable of leading the line.

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Gedion Zelalem, Arsenal

All Guns Blazing: Gedion Zelalem and Dan Crowley can make the grade, but it won’t be easy

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, AFC Youth blogger Jeorge Bird looks at arguably the club’s two best youth prospects and their chances of breaking into the first team this season.

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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (right) celebrates with his team-mates (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Wenger full of praise for Ozil and Welbeck after Arsenal beat Aston Villa

Arsene Wenger insisted he never thought of resting Mesut Ozil after the German inspired Arsenal to victory at Aston Villa.

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Gareth Berg, Middlesex.

Middlesex may look to recruit all-rounder for next season

Middlesex are set to make the all-rounder’s position their top priority when they begin reshaping the squad for next season.

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George Groves celebrates his victory over Christopher Rebrasse  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

George Groves calls out Carl Froch again after winning Wembley return

George Groves made a winning return to action in his first fight since losing to Carl Froch in May by outpointing Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse at Wembley Arena.

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Rod Brown, London Lions

London Lions stars to launch Islington youth event

Star players from London’s only professional basketball team will help to relaunch a popular Islington youth programme later this month at Sobell Leisure Centre.

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