2 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
After Arsenal claimed the desperately fought-over final Champions League place, Tottenham Hotspur head coach Andre Villas-Boas insisted that his club, who agonisingly missed out by a single point, had to hold on to Gareth Bale if they were serious about competing with the top four next season.
Photograph: Richard Sellers/Sportsphoto The Arsenal chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, has moved to reassure supporters that qualification for the Champions League does not represent the height of the club's ambitions.
Kunal Dutta is a news writer and reporter. He has written for The Economist, The Guardian, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, Independent Voices and More Intelligent Life.
Laurent Koscielny ensured Arsenal of a place in the Champions League qualifiers with the only goal in a tight encounter at Newcastle.
Arsenal are close to signing Juventus right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner as replacement for Bacary Sagna, as revealed by TransferMarketWeb.com. Sagna is expected to leave Arsenal this summer, and it is likely that he will join Paris Saint-Germain in France.
Jack Wilshere has tweeted a picture of the new England kit, which is set to be worn for the first time against the Republic of Ireland on 29 May.
Chelsea to sell Torres & say 'name your price' on Rooney, Monaco also keen, Ronaldo won't be sold, Fellaini to United... Chelsea want to hi-jack United's Ronaldo move, Julio Cesar to Arsenal, Reina top of Barca's list, Weimann may go and... These Rooney to Arsenal stories will not go away, a new deal for Bale, Falcao plays down talk of a move and ... (more)
Arsenal qualified for the Champions League for the 16th straight season after edging Tottenham to fourth place in the Premier League, as Alex Ferguson bowed out as Manchester United manager with a 5-5 draw against West Bromwich Albion.
Football: Arsenal might have gone eight seasons without a trophy, but once again they have their hands on the holy grail of Champions League football.
Laurent Koscielny's second half strike for Arsenal against Newcastle has given the Gunners Champions League football next season, despite Tottenham beating Sunderland 1-0 at White Hart Lane.
Earlier this week Wayne Rooney of Manchester United handed in a transfer request in response to Sir Alex Ferguson and the transfer rumors have been flying on May 18, 2013.
Newcastle V Arsenal - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live. Pardew struggling with ups and downs Alan Pardew has admitted he has struggled to cope with the highs and lows of life as Newcastle manager.
Arsene Wenger admits he would rather be involved in tomorrow's all-or-nothing encounter at Newcastle than to just be going through the motions.
Our tipsters bring you their game-by-game preview of the Premier League's final day, with focus firmly on the top-four race.
AVB persuades Villa to move to Spurs, Liverpool look at Wigan pair, Reus on Pellegrini's shortlist, Lampard deal and... Gonzalo HiguaA n is an Arsenal target and will cost A 22m, Chelsea fancy Edinson Cavani and Liverpool in Tello/Reina swap.