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Arsenal want to be part of any discussions on a future European Super League, but deny they would break away from the Premier League it a new competition comes to fruition.

New York Knicks Frank Ntilikina is excited about playing a match in London as it will give his family and friends a chance to watch him play.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sky Sports today announced a new four-year broadcast and multiplatform partnership that will see Sky Sports become the NBA’s exclusive broadcast partner and official website operator in the UK and Ireland.

Washington Wizards point-guard Tomas Satoransky is excited to return to his European roots when his side play in the NBA 2019 UK match against New York Knicks.

“The only Chubbuck Youth trained coach in Europe” wants to empower youngsters by offering three full bursaries to her Finsbury Park classes.

Middle-eastern vegan pop-up What the Fattoush? is at Kingsland Road’s Pamela bar until the new year.

London-based coach Born Barikor is leading the way in keeping Londoners active, with his Our Parks initiative happening across the capital.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that tickets for the NBA London Game 2019 featuring the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks will go on general sale Friday, October 19 at 9am.

The newly restructured FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) will kick off an historic season on Sunday (September 9) when it becomes fully professional for the first time.

Islington Council is in discussions about buying Clerkenwell Fire Station for use as affordable housing and workspace – as the cost to the taxpayer of keeping it shut approaches half a million pounds.

Arsenal trio Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock have been called up to the England Under-20 squad for the upcoming games with the Netherlands and Switzerland.

I have just read the article on the Quietway 10 campaign by Cycle Islington, writes Steve Woods.

In a first of its kind role in a UK town hall, Cllr Sue Lukes is now Islington’s ‘migrants champion’. She tells the Gazette what it means – and why it’s so important.

Which one of these four players is England’s greatest left midfielder of all time?

Two London Olympians who took part in London 2012 have backed a campaign to help secure the future of the London Youth Games, Europe’s largest youth sports festival.

Jon Hughes, chief executive of the London Youth Games, has called on the capital’s leaders and businesses to come forward and safeguard its future.

The raging steam train that is Queens of the Stone Age and friends rolled through Finsbury Park this weekend, flirting with and flattening an audience of more than 45,000 fans.

New defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos becomes Unai Emery’s third summer signing when he joined the club from Borussia Dortmund on Monday for a fee in the region of £16m. Read on to hear his views on linking-up with former Die Borussen colleagues Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in North London.

The Unai Emery revolution continues after Greek international Sokratis Papastathopoulos joins Arsenal on a long-term contract with the fee expected to be in the region of £16 million.

Kieran Trippier has laughed off his ‘Bury Beckham’ nickname, admitting the Manchester United star he most admired growing up was Gary Neville.

Arsenal are closing in on £16 million Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos according to reports coming from Germany.

Ahead of their performance at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in July, Robyn Darbyshire speaks to Company of Elders’ oldest dancer.

Read our World Cup blog which will be featuring over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews match one on day seven of the tournament.

A 69-year-old with a heart condition made light work of a 60-mile bike ride, and raised £200 for charity while he was at it.

The Last Word festival returns for its fifth year with a lineup of poetry, spoken word and slam competitions.

Unai Emery looked immaculate in his fitted Arsenal suit bearing an embroidered club badge with red thread. He wore an expensive but not ostentatious watch and his jet black hair was slicked back. The only hint of a rushed few days on the red-eye to the US was the fact his cufflinks on a stylish cream shirt were white pins rather than more classic silver a man of his stature might sport – a nod to the fact he perhaps hadn’t had time to shop for himself recently.

New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been explaining his football philosophy to supporters of the North London giants – and it’s good news.

Arsenal unveiled new head coach Unai Emery at the Emirates on Wednesday. Read what the highly-rated former PSG boss said in his own words – as he spoke about wanting Arsenal to become the best team in the Premier League and ‘also in the world’.

Unai Emery romped home in a three-horse race among prime candidates Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has revealed after unveiling the club’s new head coach.

New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been in bullish form on his first day in the job after chief executive Ivan Gazidis unveiled the 46-year-old Spaniard on Wednesday – insisting the North London giants can catch Manchester City next season.

Football’s worst kept secret is out – Arsenal have officially confirmed Unai Emery will become the club’s new head coach.

It’s the Europa League final in Lyon between Atletico Madrid and Marseille. Arsenal fell in the semi-finals to Atleti earlier this month after 14 matches in the tournament stretching back to September. Arsenal reporter Layth Yousif reported from the majority of matches in North London and all across Europe. Read his end of season, tongue-in-cheek, review of the Gunners campaign as he recalls his memorable moments on and off the pitch during Arsene Wenger’s final season.

Arsene Wenger had walked through the doors to the John Smith’s to huge acclaim as he disembarked from the team bus on a gloriously sunny day in Yorkshire. But it was the reaction from a woman on the Huddersfield Town administrative staff which was as telling any reaction on this momentous afternoon.

Arsene Wenger’s dream of a perfect ending to his ‘love story’ with Arsenal ended in disappointment after a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final on a raucous evening at the Estadio Metropolitano.

Arsenal hosted Atletico Madrid at an atmospheric Emirates in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final in Arsene Wenger’s final game in Europe.

Arsene Wenger was in playful mood at London Colney, the heart of the kingdom he has ruled for 22 years, on Wednesday.

David Dein has hailed Arsene Wenger and says he will have ‘no shortage of offers’ if he opts to continue in management once he leaves Arsenal at the end of this season.

Arsenal have announced they will play two pre-season matches in South East Asia this summer. Read on to find out more.

Two years on from the EU referendum, Nick Turton and his Islington in Europe cronies just won’t give up and accept Brexit. After their latest campaign outside Angel station and Nag’s Head over the weekend. Nick tells the Gazette what drives them.

Over recent weekends, a 20-strong group of volunteers from Islington in Europe has taken to the streets to gauge the issues around Brexit that most concern people here, writes Luisa Fulci, Lambs Mews, Islington.

Arsene Wenger conceded his Arsenal side lacked urgency as they were made to fight for their place in the Europa League semi-finals having fallen two goals behind at CSKA Moscow.

Arsenal edged into the semi-finals of the Europa League, but only after surviving a major scare as CSKA Moscow threatened a memorable comeback.

Arsenal are set to host CSKA Moscow at the Emirates on Thursday evening in the Europa League quarter final first leg. Read boss Arsene Wenger on his views on the tie, injury news, and much more.

With a high-placed Arsenal source telling the Islington Gazette the match against CSKA Moscow on Thursday evening in the Europa League quarter final first leg is ‘more or less sold out’ read Arsene Wenger’s views on the apathy that has been enveloping the Emirates.

Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette will be bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main parties: Labour, Green, Liberal Democrats and Conservative. After hearing from Labour last week, James Morris spoke to Nick Wakeling from the Lib Dems.

Reports from Germany indicate Arsenal are ready to pay Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno’s buyout clause.

Arsenal take on AC Milan in the second leg of the Europa League round of 16. The Gunners stunned the football world with a 2-0 win at the mighty San Siro. But read on for Layth Yousif’s seven favourite Italian jobs he’s seen in the flesh.

Aaron Ramsey admitted the Europa League is now Arsenal’s best chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League, putting extra emphasis on their last-16 second-leg tie with AC Milan tonight (Thursday).

Arsene Wenger believes he would have to be “even more mad” to discuss Troy Deeney’s negative comments about his Arsenal side ahead of the clash with Watford on Sunday.

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