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Henrikh Mkhitaryan: ‘Arsenal can win Europa League. Why not?’

• Midfielder sets up two of Arsenal goals in easy 3-0 away win• ‘We have to focus on every game to ensure more success’Arsène Wenger left Sweden with a comfortable 3-0 lead from the first leg of their Europa League tie, insistent that he will take next…

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Mesut Özil strike seals Europa League win for Arsenal at Östersund

Arsenal’s European ambitions warmed up in freezing Östersund. Arsene Wenger’s attitude has shifted from B-list reserve teams to in-it-to-win-it sharpness now that this competition has reached the knock-out rounds. A fully motivated, high spec team did …

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Europa League: Östersund v Arsenal – live!

Europa League minute by minute updates, kick-off 6pm (GMT)Potter: ‘I’ve shown there’s another path for English managers’Dire football, great trips – Arsenal fans on life in the Europa LeagueAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 5.20pm GMT…

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Occasional sips from a long glass of Advocaat

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Goodness knows, the Fiver isn’t trying to downplay Liverpool’s performance in Big Cup on Wednesday. A five-goal haul away in Europe – as part of a show featuring quick breaks, top-corner rakes, back fl…

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Dire football and great trips – Arsenal fans on life in the Europa League

As Arsène Wenger’s side prepare to face Sweden’s Östersund, three supporters assess the highs and lows of being part of Europe’s ‘other’ competitionI was actually really looking forward to being in the Europa League. It’s about as first world as proble…

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Jeremy Corbyn on racism in football, Arsenal’s ‘library’ and pricey Freddos

The Labour leader discusses the World Cup in Russia, inequality in football and taking penalties at Theresa MayA film by Copa90, of the Guardian Sport NetworkA lot has changed since we sat down with Jeremy Corbyn last May. His party has rallied, taken …

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Arsène Wenger urges change in rule that robs Arsenal of Aubameyang

• Record signing ineligible to play in Europa League this season• Manager says Arsenal must adapt quickly to 4G artificial pitchArsène Wenger has lamented the archaic rule that has left Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ineligible to face Östersund in the Euro…

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The Europa League is back and more than ever is a competition to savour

This season’s round of 32 is arguably the strongest since the Uefa Cup was rebranded in 2009 and should help the second-tier tournament shed its second-rate reputationIt’s hard to know sometimes if Arsène Wenger is an optimist or pessimist. A football …

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When Arsenal showed France tough love on Valentine’s Day

Michel Platini thought playing a ‘very British’ Arsenal team at Highbury would prepare France for a World Cup qualifier in Scotland, but the plan backfired. France lost both matches 2-0By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogIt’s hard to imagine Arsena…

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Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette out for up to six weeks after knee operation

• Striker has had surgery on left knee• Absence leaves Arsenal short of optionsArsenal’s striker Alexandre Lacazette has had an operation on his left knee and will be out for up to six weeks. The 26-year-old had an arthroscopy in London on Tuesday morn…

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The Comfort Zone: the unconventional methods of Östersund’s Graham Potter – video

Graham Potter is the English manager who took Arsenal’s Europa League opponents Östersund from the fourth tier of Swedish football to the top flight in only five years. Increasingly bored by the formulaic coaching that defined his life as a professiona…

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Graham Potter: ‘I’ve shown there’s another path for English managers’

The 42-year-old former Southampton player is making his name at Sweden’s Östersund and now faces his biggest and most exciting test – a Europa League tie with Arsenal“It’s a different kind of cold,” Graham Potter says as darkness spreads across Östersu…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Roberto Firmino is underrated no longer, Jonjo Shelvey’s calmness is key and Alexandre Lacazette is lacking confidenceThe Recap: sign up for the best of our sport coverageLet’s call it the Denis Irwin rule, the dictum that when a player is described as…

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Mauricio Pochettino turns sights to Juventus after show of local authority | Amy Lawrence

Derby victory over ‘sworn enemy’ leaves Tottenham coach in bullish mood ahead of Champions League clashMauricio Pochettino felt bullish. After witnessing that rare old thing of a proper 1-0 thrashing to crown a challenging set of fixtures, with an enti…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photography Continue reading…

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Arsène Wenger: ‘It was more than just a derby’ – video

Arsène Wenger said Arsenal’s one-nil defeat to Tottenham Hotspur ‘was a game we couldn’t afford to lose’ after Harry Kane’s goal proved the difference at Wembley Continue reading…

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Mousa Dembélé is fast becoming the ultimate midfield controller | Barney Ronay

Harry Kane will grab the headlines for his winning goal, but the Spurs midfielder controlled the north London derbyShortly after the only goal of this bruising north London derby Arsène Wenger could be seen standing on the touchline, swirling the skirt…

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Harry Kane header claims the spoils for Spurs against lacklustre Arsenal

Harry Kane has soared and scored before in the north London derby. The Tottenham striker rates his late headed winner against Arsenal from February 2015 as the finest goal of his career. He was at it again here in a moment to sum up the difference betw…

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Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the Wembley clashThe Recap: get the best of our coverage in a weekly emailFancy reliving the days of Chapman, Rowe, Nicholson and Mee?And feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 11.41am GMT Tottenham Hotspur gave the…

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Aubameyang can follow Thierry Henry’s lead, says Arsène Wenger

• Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ready to face Tottenham• Wenger: ‘He has played one game but Henry’s a good example’Given Thierry Henry’s status in the Arsenal pantheon, it is a big statement for Arsène Wenger to suggest that the striker Pierre-Emerick Aub…