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Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue

The match stats team at bettingexpert pored over the recent history of league contests between Arsenal and Watford – who meet at Vicarage Road on Saturday – and discovered that, while the Gunners secured a 3-0 win in the corresponding fixture last term, all of their goals came in the second half.

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Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (right) beats Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez to the ball during the sides' 0-0 draw

Deep along the corridors of the welcoming King Power Stadium is a room manager Claudio Ranieri uses to welcome friends, dignitaries and journalists. On the walls are 20 tasteful black and white photographs of all the bosses in the Premier League.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he would spend £300m

Arsenal Wenger told frustrated Arsenal fans after the Gunners’ frustrating 0-0 draw with reigning Premier League champions Leicester City at the King Power Stadium he would ‘spend £300 million’ on the right player.

Leicester City v Arsenal

Arsenal’s stuttering start to the season continued at the home of the reigning champions Leicester City this evening with a 0-0 draw at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy

While pundits were gushing in their praise for the Premier League’s opening weekend, Arsenal were pilloried for losing 4-3 to Liverpool, a result that looked improbable as the Gunners dominated the opening 44 minutes – and missed a penalty.

Arsenal's Rob Holding (left) and Calum Chambers look downcast as their side go 4-1 down against Liverpool

Same ol’, same ol’ for the Arsenal? This was the question on everybody’s lips ahead of the curtain-raiser against Liverpool. Unfortunately for Gunners fans across the world, the answer was yes.

Liverpool's Martin Skrtel (right) and Arsenal's Theo Walcott during last season's 0-0 draw between the sides at the Emirates

It’s back. The self-styled ‘most exciting league in the world’ returns this weekend, overloaded with hype and replete with enough flamboyance to satisfy a troupe of drag queens.

Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista

Meet anyone now who is an Arsenal fan and the first question they will be asked is “Oh, so are you Wenger in or Wenger out?” There are now, apparently, three rival teams in north London: Tottenham, The Wenger Out Brigade and the Wenger Knows Best Crew.

Arsene Wenger, Mauricio Pochettino and Slaven Bilic are ready for a new campaign

New Premier League campaign about to get underway

Kelly Smith (right) scored the Arsenal Ladies equaliser as they came from behind to beat Notts County 3-2 in the Continental Cup. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Fara Williams netted a last-gasp penalty to seal Arsenal’s Continental Cup semi-final place – and gave all the credit to substitute Kelly Smith.

Alex Scott of Arsenal Ladies. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Alex Scott has urged Arsenal Ladies to focus on this weekend’s Continental Cup tie against Notts County after their title prospects took a severe knock.

Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette

Lyon have refuted reports that they have received a second bid from Arsenal for star striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Isledon Wolves' Nicky Marshall on the attack in their friendly against Oxford United's academy side at Market Road

Isledon Wolves coach John Powles is hoping the Under-16s’ packed pre-season schedule could bring their star players to the attention of Football League scouts.

Arsenal Ladies' Danielle Van de Donk celebrates her winning goal against Chelsea Ladies

Danielle Van de Donk believes Arsenal Ladies can realistically target a return to European football after her late winner earned them a crucial away victory at Chelsea.

Arsenal Ladies midfielder Fara Williams (left) tangles with Katie Chapman of Chelsea. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Fara Williams feels Arsenal Ladies have added a physical edge to their game as they strive to narrow the gap on the Women’s Super League leaders.

Jordan Nobbs, Arsenal

Jordan Nobbs set up one goal and scored the other to lift Arsenal Ladies to third in the Women’s Super League table with a 2-0 win over Notts County.

Angel Central are the new sponsors of Isledon Wolves FC

Isledon Wolves have been handed a significant boost ahead of the new season by securing a sponsorship deal with Angel Central.

Isledon Wolves player Ethan Irvine (right) and coach Adrian Daley celebrate cup success in 2013

A decade strewn with silverware is not an achievement to be overlooked – but there are other means of gauging success at Isledon Wolves.

Fusion FC coaches Sarah Cleary (left) and Carrie-Anne Layton (right) with girls at the weekly coaching sessions at Market Road

The new Camden & Islington Girls’ League is to be launched in September following a successful series of weekly coaching sessions at Market Road.

Arsenal's Asisat Oshoala

Arsenal Ladies boss Pedro Martinez Losa is backing Asisat Oshoala to be a long-term success despite a slow start to her Gunners career.

Jordan Nobbs, Arsenal Ladies

Jordan Nobbs says Arsenal Ladies must replicate their performance level from last month’s Wembley success to get their league campaign back on track.

Old Aloysians FC veterans' team

Old Aloysians are aiming to complete a hat-trick of trophies this weekend when they travel to Lilleshall for the national Veterans’ Cup final.

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy scores against Arsenal last season

Jamie Vardy will be facing an early return to the King Power Stadium if he opts to join Arsenal this summer.

Viv Anderson (right) and Terry Butcher show their delight after reaching the finish line of the Football to Amsterdam bike ride (pic: Prostate Cancer UK).

Ex-Arsenal and England defender Viv Anderson, who recently completed Prostate Cancer UK’s Football to Amsterdam bike ride, has given his backing to Roy Hodgson.

England's Jamie Vardy during a training session at Stade de Bourgognes, Chantilly.

Jamie Vardy’s apparent desire to delay a decision on his future until after the European Championship finals gives Arsenal fans plenty to ruminate on during the coming weeks.

Pro Touch Under-11s (blue) with their MK Galacticos opponents at Northampton Town

Kristian Kondo grabbed a last-minute winner as Pro Touch Soccer Academy Under-11s edged out MK Galacticos 3-2 in the Iber Cup tournament at Northampton’s Sixfields Stadium.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's office. Pic: Stuart MacFarlane / Arsenal Football Club.

The secrets of Arsene Wenger’s inner sanctum will be revealed to fans on tours of Emirates Stadium for the first time this summer.

Regent's FC hat-trick hero Alfie Rogers with the Ken Doherty Memorial Cup

Regent’s FC boss Des Casey was a relieved man after his side held their nerve to see off Clocktower 3-1 and clinch an Islington Midweek League double.

St Aloysius' RC College U14s won the ESFA PlayStation Cup at the Madejski Stadium, Reading

Left-back Prosper Keto headed in the only goal at Reading’s Madejski Stadium as St Aloysius’ Under-14s collected their first national 11-a-side trophy for 16 years.

Regent Rovers captain Ryan Bruce lifts the Invitation Cup

Abo Eisa followed up his Islington Gazette Cup final hat-trick with a double as Regent Rovers beat Islington Admiral United 3-0 to secure their second trophy of the season.

Dominique Janssen went close with a last minute free-kick in Arsenal Ladies' 0-0 draw with Birmingham. Pic: Sylvester George

Dominique Janssen hopes Arsenal Ladies’ Wembley triumph will give them the self-belief to challenge Chelsea for the Women’s Super League title.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (centre) celebrates putting his side ahead against Aston Villa

How do you define a good season? Or more importantly a poor season?

Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham managers

Archant correspondents Ben Kosky, Ben Pearce and Dave Evans discuss the 2015/16 Premier League season

Islington Under-11s with the Kay Trophy

Billy Osborn scored two goals and set up another as Islington Under-11s beat Camden 4-2 to clinch their first Kay Trophy since 2003.

Regent Rovers celebrate after beating Regent's 3-1 to win the Islington Gazette Cup

Manager Andrew Byrne is aiming for a second cup final shock after Regent Rovers staged an outstanding late fightback to beat Regent’s 3-1 and claim the Islington Gazette Cup.

Arsenal's Kelly Smith celebrates with the SSE Women' FA Cup

Arsenal striker Kelly Smith admits she feared her opportunity to win another Women’s FA Cup had disappeared this time last year.

St Aloysius RC College's Under-14s

St Aloysius RC College Under-14s manager Stewart Henderson is hoping his team’s good fortune holds when they contest a national final at Reading’s Madejski Stadium.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger waves to the fans after the 4-0 win against Aston Villa

Arsene Wenger claimed the vast majority of their Premier League rivals would gladly swap places with Arsenal after they snatched the runners-up spot from Tottenham.

Casey Stoney of Arsenal Ladies. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Casey Stoney believes her experience of international football at Wembley will benefit the Gunners when they attempt to prise the Women’s FA Cup from Chelsea’s grip.

Arsenal fans protest after the 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium

Nothing beats the moment when you see your club lifting trophies and the joyous celebrations that follow are memories which last a lifetime.

Regent's FC celebrate with the Islington Gazette Cup in 2015

Underdogs Regent Rovers are looking to draw upon a resilient streak when they contest their first ever Islington Gazette Cup final on Thursday night.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (3rd left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal (Tim Goode/PA Wire)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger praised Jack Wilshere after the midfielder played more than an hour in energy-sapping heat against Manchester City to help his team twice fight back to gain a 2-2 draw at The Etihad.

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