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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

Former Arsenal player Benik Afobe wants the North London giants to win the Premier League this season.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

Arsenal triumphed on the south coast here this afternoon with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Bournemouth – complete with a bit of Mesut Ozil magic.

Mesut Oezil  (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal got back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 win in the Barclays Premier League over AFC Bournemouth at The Vitality Stadium.

Calypso Gymnastics Club, based at Mount Carmel Catholic College for Girls

It’s one of the greatest challenges facing sports enthusiasts around the country – how to persuade young people, particularly girls, to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline. Picture: Steve Paston

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, Alex Bellotti worries about the team’s inability to maintain a title challenge.

John Ryder (grey shorts) defeated Sergey Khomitsky to win the vacant WBA international middleweight title. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Islington’s John Ryder overcame an early setback to see off the dangerous Sergey Khomitsky and win the vacant WBA international middleweight title.

Regent's FC

Naim Essaghi and Yemi Buraimoh both netted braces as Regent’s FC brushed aside defending champions Cricklewood Wanderers 4-1 to reclaim top spot in the Islington Midweek League Premier Division.

Shaun Dixon in action for Highgate Harriers. Pic: Dieter Perry

Shaun Dixon and Ben Noad helped Highgate Harriers to repeat their 2012 success with victory in the South of England Championships on Saturday.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal have enough firepower in their squad after he failed to sign a striker in the transfer window.

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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

Former Arsenal player Benik Afobe wants the North London giants to win the Premier League this season.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

Arsenal triumphed on the south coast here this afternoon with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Bournemouth – complete with a bit of Mesut Ozil magic.

Mesut Oezil  (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal got back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 win in the Barclays Premier League over AFC Bournemouth at The Vitality Stadium.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline. Picture: Steve Paston

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, Alex Bellotti worries about the team’s inability to maintain a title challenge.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Regent's FC

Naim Essaghi and Yemi Buraimoh both netted braces as Regent’s FC brushed aside defending champions Cricklewood Wanderers 4-1 to reclaim top spot in the Islington Midweek League Premier Division.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal have enough firepower in their squad after he failed to sign a striker in the transfer window.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Southampton's Dusan Tadic (left) and Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini battle for the ball

Arsenal 0 Southampton 0

Cricket

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Ollie Rayner (centre) celebrates dismissing Surrey's Gareth Batty during his Middlesex's County Championship win at The Oval in 2013

Middlesex will resume their County Championship rivalry with Surrey in May after the fixtures for the 2016 campaign were published this week.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Surrey winners of the Division 2 LV County Championship  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

English cricket will break with tradition in 2016 after the England and Wales Cricket Board announced a new rule which will see the forsaking of the toss.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Nick Gubbins batting for Middlesex in the NatWest T20 Blast against Essex.Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Middlesex batting coach David Houghton feels it was no surprise to see Nick Gubbins develop into a key player across all formats last season.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Middlesex's James Harris celebrates a wicket in their win over Yorkshire

Middlesex’s season may have ended with a crushing defeat – but that should not mask a year of tangible progress in the County Championship.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
James Franklin

To end with a walloping at Worcester was pretty disappointing, but that shouldn’t detract from a pretty solid season in terms of red-ball cricket.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Highgate Taverners are departing for a tour of Rome. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Highgate Taverners will be praying for success on their end-of-season tour after setting up a pretigious encounter with St Peter’s Cricket Club in Vatican City.

Monday, September 21, 2015
Middlesex's Neil Dexter celebrates a wicket in the recent victory against Yorkshire

During seven years at Lord’s, Neil Dexter has played his part in transforming Middlesex from Division Two also-rans to serious contenders for the County Championship title.

Rugby

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Islington Police Warthogs RFC with Haringey Rhinos Veterans

Islington Police Warthogs endured a baptism of fire in their inaugural fixture against a Haringey Rhinos veterans’ team at New River Sports Centre.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Saracens and England fly-half Owen Farrell

After all the hype and excitement in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup, England are already out and the quarter-finals will take place this weekend without the hosts.

Friday, September 18, 2015
Newham's St Angela's School choir perform during the Welcome Ceremony for New Zealand's All Blacks at The Tower of London (pic: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for ER2015)

Six-week event to capture the imagination

Other Sport

Friday, February 5, 2016
Calypso Gymnastics Club, based at Mount Carmel Catholic College for Girls

It’s one of the greatest challenges facing sports enthusiasts around the country – how to persuade young people, particularly girls, to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
John Ryder (grey shorts) defeated Sergey Khomitsky to win the vacant WBA international middleweight title. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Islington’s John Ryder overcame an early setback to see off the dangerous Sergey Khomitsky and win the vacant WBA international middleweight title.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Shaun Dixon in action for Highgate Harriers. Pic: Dieter Perry

Shaun Dixon and Ben Noad helped Highgate Harriers to repeat their 2012 success with victory in the South of England Championships on Saturday.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Cam’ron Glenn-Gladstone is to make his competitive debut for Islington BC

Islington BC will give several younger boxers an opportunity to showcase their talent when they stage their first show of 2016 next week.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Islington BC's Cherrelle Brownwith the England Boxing Elite light-welterweight belt. Pic: England Boxing

Islington BC pair Cherrelle Brown and Sherif Musah made history as they both became inaugural England Boxing Elite champions at York Hall on Sunday.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Mateia Zibetti of Activities4U U12s

Mateia Zibetti laid the foundations for Activities4U Under-12s to take down the Eastside Eagles 22-15 in their Community Basketball League clash at Crystal Palace.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Laycock Primary School's team at the London Panathlon for deaf and hearing-impaired children

A group of students from Laycock Primary School took part in the inaugural London Deaf Panathlon Challenge at Sobell Leisure Centre.

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