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Leicester City's Wes Morgan (centre) celebrates after scoring against Manchester United

It’s funny how tribalism can consume you in football. Over the last few years, I imagine that most of us have been guilty of retreating into our respective corners of fandom, and with good reason: there isn’t a lot else to like.

Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista celebrates Danny Welbeck's winner against Norwich

Arsenal 1 Norwich City 0

Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla of Arsenal (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Although they spurned the chance to win the league title, Arsenal Under-21s still have a chance to reach the top tier of second-string football via the play-offs.

Local league players and officials at Market Road with coaches Sarah Cleary (right, front row) and Natasha Ademakinwa (second from right, back row).

Female coaches are backing a campaign to give Islington girls what they never had – a genuine opportunity to play competitive football in the borough.

Islington & Camden Under-15s

Islington & Camden Under-15s gained revenge for their English Schools Trophy defeat as they won 3-2 at Barnet and clinched the Middlesex championship with two games to spare.

Arsenal Ladies' Leah Williamson

Leah Williamson has dismissed suggestions that Chelsea’s league victory over the Gunners will give them a psychological advantage when the teams clash again at Wembley.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino admits ‘the gap is big’ between his Tottenham side and Leicester but says they mustn’t give up on their fading Premier League title hopes.

Sunderland's DeAndre Yedlin (left) battles for the ball with Arsenal's Alex Iwobi

Sunderland 0 Arsenal 0

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates with Hector Bellerin  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Alexis Sanchez is back to his best after his double strike downed West Brom tonight – while the manager added he wasn’t ‘clever enough’ to understand why there were so many empty seats at The Emirates this evening.

Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his and Arsenal's 2nd against West Brom (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

An Alexis Sanchez double strike saw Arsenal easily beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 here at The Emirates tonight.

Magical Vegas FC

Although they may have come late to the party, Magical Vegas FC have certainly livened it up throughout the last seven months.

Arsenal goalscorer Alexis Sanchez (right) is put under pressure by Joe Ledley of Crystal Palace

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. It was meant to be different this time. But yet again a deflated, empty feeling hangs over us as the season drifts towards another mediocre end.

Eagle celebrate a goal in their 3-0 win over South London Sharks in the Hackney & Leyton Sunday League Junior Cup Final Football. Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo

Division Four side Eagle overcame the odds in emphatic style to lift the Hackney & Leyton Junior Cup as Carl Mullins starred in a 3-0 win over South London Sharks.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez scores his side's first goal of the game against Crystal Palace (Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Arsenal drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace in a lively London derby - putting the last rites on a title bid that has been in name only over the last few weeks.

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck (left) and Crystal Palace's Scott Dann battle for the ball (Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Arsenal were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace. Here’s how we rated the Gunners.

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker (left) and Gabriel Paulista (Nigel French/PA Wire)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to find a winning combination that he can stick with in the centre of defence.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (Miek Egerton/PA Wire)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will not make major changes to his squad this summer.

Arsenal Ladies striker Natalia evades Leanne Crichton of Notts County. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Arsenal Ladies manager Pedro Martinez Losa has praised Natalia for her professional attitude after the club added two strikers to their roster in recent weeks.

Southend United's Anthony Wordsworth (right) challenges Peterborough United's Ricardo Almeida Santos

Football League midfielders Anthony Wordsworth and Alfie Potter will reunite with their former Hawks Athletic team-mates for a charity match next month at Market Road.

CM Futsal goalkeeper Gracie-May Spencer-Adams organises her defence at a corner

There’s no hiding place for goalkeepers at any level, but that’s even more the case when you’re the only girl in your team.

Dynamics (red) beat Eagles 2-1 in the Dickie Davies Cup semi-final. Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo

Marcus Renford scored twice as Dynamics came from behind to beat Eagles FC 2-1 and reach the Dickie Davies Cup final.

Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny (left) reacts to a challenge from West Ham United's Andy Carroll during the 3-3 draw at Upton Park

My first trip to Upton Park was in October 1985.

David Ospina of Arsenal fails to make a save as Andy Carroll (3rd R) of West Ham United scores his team's second goal (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger says the benched Petr Cech would not have enjoyed better luck against Andy Carroll than David Ospina.

Arsenal's Theo Walcott celebrates scoring his side's equaliser against Leicester

Arsene Wenger says Theo Walcott could soon earn his place back in the Arsenal first team.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline at Barcelona

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes West Ham have saved six years of development by securing their move to the Olympic Stadium.

Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla of Arsenal (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger insists Jack Wilshere does not have a drinking problem after the midfielder’s most recent late-night controversy.

Podcast: West Ham United v Arsenal

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and West Ham United's Mark Noble battle for the ball on the first day of the Premier League season (pic: John Walton/Empics)

Archant London correspondents preview big London derby

Regent's FC manager Des Casey

Islington Gazette Cup holders Regent’s FC booked a place in their third consecutive final after overcoming Star of Kings 5-1 on Tuesday.

Alex Iwobi celebrates scoring the 2nd Arsenal goal against Watford (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal are planning to hand Alex Iwobi a new long-term contract after his first-team breakthrough.

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey pulls up with an injury (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Aaron Ramsey could play against West Ham this weekend.

The Arsenal players leave the field dejected after the final whistle beyond Barcelona's Lionel Messi (foreground) (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

News just in: Arsene Wenger has signed a new three-year contract… April fools!

Athletico Angels (yellow) recovered a two-goal deficit to beat Birkbeck Orient 3-2 in Hackney & Leyton League Division One. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Boroughs United are through to the semi-finals of the Dickie Davies Cup after they beat Wounded Knee 1-0 thanks to another strike from David Frost.

Arsenal goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal (right) celebrates with Kelly Smith after her vital saves in the penalty shoot-out against Notts County Ladies. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Sari van Veenendaal admits the Gunners cannot keep relying on penalty shoot-outs following their second successive spot-kick triumph in the FA Women’s Cup.

Brian Talbot, Arsenal

Brian Talbot says winning the Premier League this season will be “very difficult” for Arsenal as they resume their campaign with the visit of Watford.

Ricky Price (right) celebrates putting Boston Celtics ahead in their 4-3 win over Regent's Park Rovers. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Berat Eryureller slammed in a 40-yard free-kick to secure a dramatic 4-3 victory for Boston Celtics in their Hackney & Leyton League Division Three clash with Regent’s Park.

Islington U11s

Islington Under-11s have booked their place in the Kay Trophy final after holding off a second-half Lewisham comeback to secure a 3-2 victory.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere

In the aftermath of England’s miraculous but deserved victory over Germany, thoughts quickly turned to the make-up of Roy Hodgson’s squad for the European Championship and the will he, won’t he question of Jack Wilshere.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline at Goodison Park

By no means could a 3-1 defeat to European champions Barcelona – arguably the best club side in the world – be regarded as anything resembling a disgrace.

FC Unity Under-13s with the Camden & Regent's Park League championship trophy

FC Unity Under-13s already have one league championship safely in the bag – and they are now closing in on a second.

Kaylen Hinds celebrates scoring Arsenal's second goal in their FA Youth Cup quarter-final against Liverpool. Pic: Arsenal FC

Arsenal Under-18s face an uphill battle to reach the final of this season’s FA Youth Cup after being beaten 2-1 by their Manchester City counterparts in the first leg of their semi-final tie.

Eagle players celebrate a goal. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Eagle are through to the Dickie Davies Cup semi-finals after beating El Valiente 5-4 on penalties following a 3-3 draw.

Alex Iwobi scores Arsenal's 2nd goal under pressure from Ramiro Funes Mori of Everton (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger issued a defiant warning to Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur by insisting the club’s Premier League title challenge was still on.

Alex Iwobi scores Arsenal's 2nd goal under pressure from Ramiro Funes Mori of Everton (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger’s team deservedly beat Everton 2-0 in the Premier League’s early kick-off today at Goodison Park – after a pair of first half goals from Danny Welbeck and young starlet Alex Iwobi.

Fara Williams in action for England against Norway during the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015

Her move to Arsenal took 15 years longer than it might have done – but now Fara Williams intends to make up for lost time.

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