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Friday, May 20, 2016
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.

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

Arsene Wenger raised fears Danny Welbeck could miss the forthcoming European Championships in France after he injured his cartilage in an innocuous challenge with former Gunner Bacary Sagna during his side’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City at The Etihad this afternoon.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his side's first goal (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Manchester City and Arsenal fought a pulsating 2-2 draw in the heat at The Etihad this afternoon – in a match punctuated by wonderful attacking and woeful defending.

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.

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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.

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