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Arsène Wenger remains coy over future after FA Cup win – video

Arsène Wenger, straight after leading Arsenal to a club record 13th win, as well as breaking the record for most FA Cup wins as a manager with his seventh, kept his cards close to his chest as he was questioned over his future. Wenger maintained that the only ones who will decide his future are the Arsenal board and himself

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Arsenal v Chelsea: match preview

The Double is on for Antonio Conte and it is clear Chelsea must be considered favourites, given the season they have had. Arsène Wenger is unconcerned. He knows the underdog can have its day and he referenced the 2005 FA Cup final, when his Arsenal team “had no players available” but somehow beat Manchester United. It could be Diego Costa’s last game in Chelsea colours but probably will not be Wenger’s last at Arsenal. David Hytner

Kick-off Saturday 5.30pm

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French Open return a ‘dream come true’ for Petra Kvitova – video

Petra Kvitova says it is a ‘dream come true’ to be making her return to tennis at the French Open after being stabbed during a burglary at her home in December. The two-time Wimbledon champion suffered serious hand injuries in the attack and has not played competitively since the incident

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French Open return a ‘dream come true’ for Petra Kvitova – video

Petra Kvitova says it is a ‘dream come true’ to be making her return to tennis at the French Open after being stabbed during a burglary at her home in December. The two-time Wimbledon champion suffered serious hand injuries in the attack and has not played competitively since the incident

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French Open return a ‘dream come true’ for Petra Kvitova – video

Petra Kvitova says it is a ‘dream come true’ to be making her return to tennis at the French Open after being stabbed during a burglary at her home in December. The two-time Wimbledon champion suffered serious hand injuries in the attack and has not played competitively since the incident

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Arsène Wenger and Antonio Conte look forward to FA Cup final – video

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger and his counterpart Antonio Conte consider Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley between the two sides. Wenger concedes that Chelsea are favourites for the trophy but suggests the club can take confidence from their semi-final win over Manchester City. Conte meanwhile is looking to secure the Double in his first season in English football

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Arsène Wenger and Antonio Conte look forward to FA Cup final – video

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger and his counterpart Antonio Conte consider Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley between the two sides. Wenger concedes that Chelsea are favourites for the trophy but suggests the club can take confidence from their semi-final win over Manchester City. Conte meanwhile is looking to secure the Double in his first season in English football

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Manchester City sign Bernardo Silva for £43.6m – video

Bernardo Silva has joined Manchester City from Monaco in a deal worth £43.6m. The 22-year-old midfielder has signed a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium as Pep Guardiola looks to strengthen his squad over the summer

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Pogba and Mourinho pleased with Manchester United’s season after Europa League win – video

Paul Pogba says that Manchester United’s season can be regarded as a successful one after the club beat Ajax 2-0 on Wednesday to win the Europa League and secure qualification for next term’s Champions League. It is a view shared both by his manager José Mourinho and team-mate Juan Mata too. In addition to the Europa League, United also won the League Cup and Community Shield over the course of the campaign

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Manchester United and Ajax remember attack victims before Europa League final – video

Manchester United and Ajax players gather before the Europa League final on Wednesday to remember the victims of the Manchester bombing. 22 people were killed and another 59 were injured in the attack at the Manchester Arena on Monday nightAjax v Manch…

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The Dozen’s dozen: our pick of this season’s best Premier League photos

As the curtain comes down on the 2016-17 Premier League season, we’ve had a look through our weekly roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight and picked out our favourite 12 pictures

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Zidane sprayed by champagne during Real Madrid press conference – video

Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane is sprayed with champagne by several of his team’s players during a press conference to mark the side’s league title victory. Zidane goes on to tell the gathered media that the La Liga win has given him “the happiest day” of his career, saying: “I would like to dance on this table”

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José Mourinho press conference lasts just 10 seconds after Manchester United win – video

Manchester United manager José Mourinho exits his press conference following the win over Crystal Palace after just 10 seconds on Sunday. Mourinho arrives to speak to journalists following the 2-0 win at Old Trafford but none of those present ask a question. Without much hesitation Mourinho gets straight back up from his seat and leaves the room

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José Mourinho press conference lasts just 10 seconds after Manchester United win – video

Manchester United manager José Mourinho exits his press conference following the win over Crystal Palace after just 10 seconds on Sunday. Mourinho arrives to speak to journalists following the 2-0 win at Old Trafford but none of those present ask a question. Without much hesitation Mourinho gets straight back up from his seat and leaves the room

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Arsène Wenger takes responsibility as Arsenal fail to secure Champions League place – video

Arsenal’s manager, Arsène Wenger, says he is responsible for the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League. A 3-1 win over Everton on the final day of the campaign was not enough to move Arsenal into fourth place and clinch a Champions League place. Next season will be the first one since 1997-98 in which the Gunners will not feature in Europe’s top club competition

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Liverpool deserve their place in next season’s Champions League, says Jürgen Klopp – video

Liverpool’s manager, Jürgen Klopp, praises his side following the 3-0 win over MIddlesbrough. The victory at Anfield means Liverpool finish fourth and ensures they will compete in the Champions League next season for the first time since 2014-15. Klopp says the team deserve their place

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Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion: match preview

Swansea are on a high after securing top-flight survival last week and Paul Clement will want to end the campaign with a win in front of their own supporters as well as climbing as high in the table as possible – every place is worth around £2m in extra prize money. Tony Pulis will be hoping to arrest an alarming slump that has seen West Bromwich Albion fail to record a victory since 18 March. Rich Flower

Kick-off Sunday 3pm

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Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion: match preview

Swansea are on a high after securing top-flight survival last week and Paul Clement will want to end the campaign with a win in front of their own supporters as well as climbing as high in the table as possible – every place is worth around £2m in extra prize money. Tony Pulis will be hoping to arrest an alarming slump that has seen West Bromwich Albion fail to record a victory since 18 March. Rich Flower

Kick-off Sunday 3pm

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Arsenal v Everton: match preview

The sweet relief of knowing whether Arsène Wenger intends to remain the manager of Arsenal is close. But before the hyperbole ends Arsenal will attempt to complete their mistimed excellent run of form against Everton. They have a chance of qualifying for the Champions League but only if Liverpool or Manchester City slip up. If not, Arsenal will join Everton in the Europa League. Graham Searles

Kick-off Sunday 3pm

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Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur: match preview

Tottenham travel to relegated Hull City with Harry Kane eager to secure the Golden Boot. The England international is now in pole position and will more than likely win the trophy for the second successive season. For Hull, if nothing else, some of the…