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Arsenal announce Wenger’s departure – live!

Arsenal confirm Wenger to leave in the summerWenger: ‘I feel it is the right time for me to step down’And feel free to email John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 10.46am BST Here’s what Wenger had to say on his future on Thursday in his pre-West Ham press confer…

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Arsène Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of the season

• ‘I feel it is the right time for me to step down’ Wenger says • Frenchman arrived in 1996 and led club to three league titles• Liveblog: latest news and reaction to Wenger’s departureArsène Wenger will leave Arsenal at the end of the season, bringing…

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Football transfer rumours: Juventus set to sign Premier League trio?

Today’s fluff met a hula mistress somewhere in Waikiki Juventus hope to re-land Paul Pogba in the summer, after their general manager, Giuseppe Marotta, told reporters: “I do not believe in players coming back after having gone away – but there are exc…

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Premier League and FA Cup semis: what to look out for this weekend

Jonjo Shelvey looks to impress Gareth Southgate, another safety net for Watford, and what is left for Manchester City?If José Mourinho’s inclusion of Paul Pogba in a much-changed starting XI at Bournemouth was designed to test his midfielder then the r…

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Perth Glory sack Kenny Lowe as A-League axe swings again

Glory finished eighth and missed out on the finalsCoach will move into position with club’s academyPerth Glory’s longest-serving coach Kenny Lowe has been axed after failing to guide the side to the A-League finals this season. Lowe, who had one more y…

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Steven Pienaar sees Football Welcomes as great way to bring people together

• Former Everton midfielder now an ambassador for the club• Scheme is intended to help refugees settle in the countrySteven Pienaar retired from football at the start of March but that did not stop him from lacing up his boots again last week. Like the…

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Besiktas manager suffers cut head as tensions erupt in Fenerbahce cup derby

• Senol Gunes had stitches after objects thrown by Fenerbahce fans• Turkish Cup semi-final in Istanbul abandoned with score at 0-0The Turkish Cup semi-final between two of the country’s biggest teams was abandoned after the Besiktas manager was hit on …

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Stalemate at Leicester leaves Southampton’s hopes hanging by thread

It was the warmest day of the year but Southampton passed up the opportunity to turn up the temperature on those above them in the relegation scrap. Mark Hughes will take some encouragement from the fact that he has picked up his first point as Southam…

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Victor Moses gives Chelsea win against Burnley plus FA Cup semi-final boost

The FA Cup may have assumed greater importance than Antonio Conte dared imagine at the start of the season but Chelsea are not giving up on Champions League qualification lightly. A top-four finish remains a remote prospect for last season’s league cha…

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Burnley v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates as Burnley entertain Chelsea, 7.45pm (BST)Chelsea hold on at Everton to maintain three-point WSL leadAnd feel free to email Paul or tweet @Paul_Doyle 6.51pm BST Isn’t it a heck of thing that no Burnley defenders made it into the …

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Bradley Wood banned from football for six years for breaching betting rules

• Former Lincoln defender found guilty of 25 breaches of FA rules• Charges relate to bookings for Wood in team’s 2017 FA Cup runFormer Lincoln City defender Bradley Wood has been banned from football for six years after committing 25 breaches of the Fo…

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Mousa Dembélé – from stuttering striker to the complete midfielder | Bart Vlietstra

The Tottenham midfielder – part ballerina, part tank – can be hard to characterise but then he has always been one to make unorthodox decisionsNever mind that his name is a mystery. A player who, at the age of 30, is improving to the point where o…

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Michael Carrick says depression led to England exile

• Midfielder asked FA not to be picked for international duty• ‘ I was finding it hard going away with England’Michael Carrick has revealed he asked not to be picked for England after becoming “depressed” on international duty.The Manchester United mid…

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The Fiver | Big Sam rides again regardless of how low opinions might have plunged

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver has always felt a certain kinship with Big Sam. For starters nothing is ever our fault, not even the holes our boss punches in his desk every time a carefully-scrawled teatimely newsletter la…

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Neil Harris: ‘Being a Millwall manager who defies the odds is wonderful’ | Ed Aarons

The club’s former striker has drawn on a ‘siege mentality’ and underdog spirit to mastermind a surprise challenge for a Championship play-off place‘Only once has it crossed my mind,” says Neil Harris with half a smile. “I was so scared I just stop…

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FA Cup victory would not change Tottenham’s life, says Pochettino

• Spurs preparing for semi-final against Manchester United• ‘It is not going to move the club to a different level’Mauricio Pochettino says that an FA Cup triumph this season would not change Tottenham’s life, as he looked ahead to Saturday’s semi-fina…

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Sam Allardyce responds to fan survey on his abilities: ‘I’d give myself an 11’

• Everton sent out survey to fans asking them to rank manager• Club chairman Bill Kenwright apologises to AllardyceSam Allardyce has received an apology from Everton’s chairman, Bill Kenwright, over the club survey that asked supporters to rate his per…

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Liverpool’s success without Coutinho is testament to Klopp’s genius | Liam Rosenior

Jürgen Klopp has shown that you can improve a side while selling your best player – it is a victory for team functionality, philosophy and identityI have heard Jürgen Klopp cite inspirations as varied as heavy metal music and Rocky Balboa so I&nbs…

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World Cup stunning moments: Austria’s Wunderteam | John Ashdown

In 1934 a revolutionary Austrian side reached the World Cup semi-finals on the back of a storming run. History beckoned. And then turned its backOn the morning of 23 January 1939 Gustav Hartmann burst through the door of a Vienna apartment in search of…

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‘Monumental’ Iago Aspas shows World Cup credentials against Barcelona | Sid Lowe

The Celta striker is incredibly popular at his boyhood club and, as he showed against the league leaders, he’s incredibly good at football tooEvery day when the tide goes out on the beach of Moaña where the Atlantic reaches deep into Galicia, María joi…