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Germany's Lukas Podolski celebrates with the FIFA World Cup 2014 Trophy

Should all Arsenal’s German internationals have been given so much time off?

It’s become a popular guessing game in recent weeks: when might one of Arsenal’s World Cup winners actually pull on a Gunners shirt again?

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Calum Chambers of Arsenal

All Guns Blazing: Calum Chambers should be shielded before England hype begins

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, Alex Bellotti asks why key positions still haven’t been filled after two years, and why Calum Chambers could be the bargain of the summer

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Arsenal's Arsene Wenger and Besiktas manager Slaven Bilic (AP Photo)

Wenger gives his verdict on Besiktas draw as Bilic apologises for touchline antics

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains confident his men can finish the job and qualify for the Champions League after battling to a goalless draw against Besiktas in Istanbul, where midfielder Aaron Ramsey was sent off.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Ten man Arsenal earn vital draw with Besiktas in Champions League play-off

Arsenal survived a hostile atmosphere and the sending-off of midfielder Aaron Ramsey to leave Istanbul with what could prove a priceless goalless draw against Besiktas in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.

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Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez in action against Crystal Palace (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Wenger hails ‘remarkable’ Chambers and gives his verdict on Sanchez after Arsenal beat Palace

Arsene Wenger praised new signings Calum Chambers and Alexis Sanchez after Arsenal’s late 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.

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Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey celebrates with his team-mates (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Ramsey to the rescue again as Arsenal edge out battling Crystal Palace

Aaron Ramsey came to Arsenal’s rescue yet again with an injury-time winner to see off managerless Crystal Palace.

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Arsenal's new captain Mikel Arteta (centre) shows off the Community Shield trophy with Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez

Ex-Arsenal star backs Wenger’s decision to make Arteta captain

Former Arsenal star Brian Talbot believes Mikel Arteta is the “best choice” to lead the Gunners on for the forthcoming season.

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Arsenal's Charlie Nicholas (r) tries to slip the ball past the tackle from Manchester United's Kevin Moran (l). Picture: S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport

All Guns Blazing: A look back at Arsenal’s best opening day results

In the Gazette’s weekly Arsenal fan column, avid Gooner and journalist Layth Yousif looks at the club’s recent success and recalls their best opening day results

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Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez

All Guns Blazing: Arsenal fans should look to Europe this season

As the Islington Gazette’s Arsenal fan column returns for the 2013/2014 season, Alex Bellotti looks at the club’s change in fortunes and what Gooners might expect in the season ahead.

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Arsenal's Joel Campbell (L) celebrates with team mate Yaya Sanogo. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Sanogo and Campbell very much part of my plans, says Arsenal boss

Arsene Wenger says he has no intention of letting four-goal Yaya Sanogo leave Arsenal this season – even on a loan deal.

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Arsenal's Daniel Crowley

Arsenal starlet Dan Crowley faces a decision between England and Ireland

EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal starlet Dan Crowley says he is still undecided on whether to declare his international allegiance to England or Ireland.

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Germany's Lukas Podolski celebrates with the FIFA World Cup 2014 Trophy

Should all Arsenal’s German internationals have been given so much time off?

It’s become a popular guessing game in recent weeks: when might one of Arsenal’s World Cup winners actually pull on a Gunners shirt again?

Read full story »

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

I was ecstatic to be picked for the England Lions recently, but there is still a way to go before I can think about playing international cricket.

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Boxing See all

Valerian Spicer (right) in action against Northern Ireland's Alanna Audley-Murphy at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Islington boxer sets new targets after Glasgow disappointment

Islington BC’s Valerian Spicer will turn her focus to future opportunities to wear the Dominican vest following her disappointment at the Commonwealth Games.

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Great Britain's Desiree Henry crosses the line to win the women's 4x100m relay final during day six of the 2014 European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich. By Adam Davy/ PA

Islington teenager Desirèe Henry wins European gold in 4X100m

A teenage Islington sprinter has helped Great Britain to it’s greatest ever European Championships medal haul.

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