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Following another Alexis Sanchez-inspired win over Bournemouth at the weekend, Arsenal maintained their pursuit of the top three – and they will fancy their chances of moving a little closer to the leading trio when they face West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday.

Two heads are better than one, the saying goes – and that’s certainly been the guiding principle behind the establishment of Blacksmiths FC.

Mark Stephenson grabbed his second goal in as many games but Islington & Camden Under-14s had to settle for a share of the points as they drew 2-2 at Haringey.

William Rocha’s double guided Brazilian Boys into the next round of the Albert Daniels Cup with a resounding 4-0 victory over Top Red.

After numerous autumn failings, Arsenal fans would have been forgiven for initially dreading November’s set of fixtures.

England’s player of the year Jordan Nobbs wants to build on her success by helping Arsenal to regain a Champions League spot in 2017.

Arsenal v Bournemouth: your best bets

Friday, November 25, 2016

The end of November marks a point in the football calendar at which a number of early-season ambitions have disappointingly evaporated and a harsher, more realistic, outlook has settled after more than three months of league action.

Islington suffered the agony of a penalty shoot-out defeat as they narrowly missed out on a place in the English Schools FA seven-a-side final.

Arsene Wenger admitted Arsenal have a 90 per cent chance of finishing second in their Champions League qualifying group after his team were held 2-2 in a game of fluctuating fortunes at The Emirates tonight.

A hard fought 2-2 draw in the Champions League between Arsenal and PSG at The Emirates tonight ensured the battle for top spot would go to the wire next month in Basel.

Martin Davies netted four times as Hackney Wednesday hammered Bow Badgers 7-3 to progress in the Dickie Davies Cup.

It’s a while since Arsenal and Manchester United were genuine title rivals – yet any clash between the pair at Old Trafford somehow retains great significance.

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Arsenal youngster Tafari Moore says Alex Iwobi’s spectacular rise through the ranks is a source of inspiration for the other academy prospects who are also hoping to push their way into Arsene Wenger’s senior squad.

FC Krystal inched their way clear of Mile End on goal difference at the top of the Premier Division after putting eight goals past Wounded Knee on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger once said Daniel Karbassiyoon had huge ability and that on the few occasions he played his attitude and approach were always impressive.

Free-scoring Isledon Wolves duo Oscar Phillips and his younger brother Frankie have been invited to take part in trials with Premier League side Watford.

Islington Admiral have honoured the memory of two former players who died in tragic circumstances by displaying their names on the Under-16s’ new kit.

El Valiente hit Wounded Knee for six

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Aston and Aaron Marston both hit doubles as El Valiente hammered Wounded Knee 6-2 in their Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division clash.

Captain Jonnie Gurie grabbed a late winner as Islington Under-11s came from behind three times to edge a seven-goal thriller against Lewisham at Hurst Avenue.

Arsenal have come through many different tests recently that have given weight to their ambition of being title contenders.

In the latest of a series of features casting the spotlight on local football fans, Tottenham supporter Thaddeus Collins reveals his favourite player, his most memorable matches, his toughest moment following Spurs and his prediction for Sunday’s showdown against Arsenal.

In the latest of a series of features casting the spotlight on local football fans, Arsenal supporter Simon Morgan reveals his favourite player, his most memorable matches, his toughest moment following the Gunners and his prediction for Sunday’s showdown against Spurs.

Teenager Chloe Kelly believes she is ready to battle for a regular starting place in the Gunners’ front line after returning from loan at Everton.

Arsenal v Tottenham: your best bets

Friday, November 4, 2016

November is a pivotal month for many managers, not least because, according to the match stats team at bettingexpert.com, more league managers are fired in December than in any other month.

George James netted a hat-trick for Birkbeck B as they overcame Alchemists 4-2 in the Hackney & Leyton Junior Cup.

A trio of first-half goals earned Islington & Camden Under-13s three points as they began their season with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Barnet in the Compton Cup.

Arsene Wenger praised Arsenal’s consistency after they recovered from an early two-goal deficit to beat Ludogorets 3-2 and clinch a place in the Champions League knockout stages.

Primrose Hill FC head coach Tony Curtis hopes their Under-nines’ Camden & Islington League Development Cup success can pave the way for more silverware.

It was a tale of two managers at the Stadium of Light after Arsenal’s ultimately impressive 4-1 triumph against Sunderland.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed his two goalscorers Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud – as his team showed style and no little steel to triumph 4-1 against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the early Premier League kick off this lunchtime to go top of the table.

Arsenal showed steel to win 4-1 at Sunderland in the Premier League’s early kick off today as a brace from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud saw the visitors triumph.

The newly-formed Camden & Islington Girls League kicked off on Friday as six teams got the competition up and running at Market Road.

Paul Rattigan grabbed four goals as Boston Celtics racked up a 7-0 win against Boundary Estate in the Jack Morgan Cup.

A tale of two penalties decided the Islington Primary Schools’ Years 3-4 Boys’ Cup final as St Joan of Arc emerged victorious.

Arsene Wenger turned 67 on Saturday, but his team failed to give him the birthday present he coveted most – three points against Middlesbrough.

On paper at least, the Gunners face a fairly straightforward contest against a misfiring Middlesbrough side at the Emirates on Saturday. Indeed, William Hill’s 12/1 odds, posted in favour of an away win, provide a clear indication of the strength of Arsenal’s favouritism.

Oleg Yurkevyah and Constantin Tronciu both netted hat-tricks for Niva FC as they thrashed Wounded Knee 8-0 in the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division.

Arsenal’s first match against Bulgarian opposition was a successful one, as Arsene Wenger’s men ran out comfortable 6-0 winners on matchday three of the Uefa Champions League group stage.

Six successive Premier League wins on the bounce mean Arsenal take on Middlesbrough on Saturday at the Emirates as joint leaders.

Theo Walcott has warned his Arsenal teammates not to be complacent ahead of their Champions League match against Bulgarian opponents Ludogrets at The Emirates on tomorrow evening.

Arsene Wenger insisted red card recipient Granit Xhaka is not a ‘dirty player’ after the Swiss international was sent off for a cynical foul on Swansea City’s Modou Barrow in his own half during his team’s 3-2 victory yesterday.

Arsenal beat Swansea City 3-2 at The Emirates in an open game marred by the second half sending off of Granit Xhaka.

After seven league games, it’s pretty safe to say the Premier League table is now taking shape. There is a long way to go before the jigsaw is completed, but the pieces are being arranged into neat enough piles.

St John’s Highbury Vale were crowned Islington Primary Schools Cup champions after finishing with a 100 per cent record in the finals at Market Road.

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