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Arsene Wenger: Who is he?

Last updated on: August 18, 2003 21:47 IST
  August 18, 2003 | 21:50 IST

Arsene Wenger: Who is he?

In the first of two extracts from a gripping new biography, Jasper Rees talks to those who know the Arsenal boss best - players, coaches, and the people of the village where he grew up.

Fergie chasing 14-year-old Adu

Wayne Rooney? He's so last year; Manchester United have opened talks to sign American teenager Freddy 'the foetus' Adu.

Spurs bid for Brazilian wonderkid

Spurs have made a £5.6m bid for Santos teenager Diego - one of the most highly-rated young players in Brazil.

The Greatest Team

Were the 1970 Brazil side the best in sporting history?

Portuguese opens up options left and right

Cristiano Ronaldo has got great ingredients and excites me as much as when I first saw Wayne Rooney.

I'd love a roof garden but foundations must come first

Forty-six days, £75 million, nine new faces and myriad expectations. Ranieri tells Amy Lawrence about his Roman revolution.

Chelsea confidence sky-high

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink pounced for a late winner at Liverpool yesterday to give Chelsea's Russian revolution a flying start to its English Premier League season.

Beckham booed and berated

David Beckham has come under heavy fire from the Spanish press and football fans - after his debut for Real Madrid on Spanish soil.

Minnows posing major threat?

Mike Weir, Jim Furyk, Ben Curtis, Shaun Micheel - the biggest names in golf.

Lewis passes twin tests for Paris berth

Denise Lewis, the Olympic heptathlon champion, has given Britain's battered team a semblance of good news - she will be going to the world championships starting in Paris on Saturday.

DIME SMACK: Dream a little dream

We checked out the new Dream Team taking on Puerto Rico, and with AI, Kidd, T-Mac,

Ray Allen, Jermaine O'Neal, and Tim Duncan, the squad really does have a little Dream Team swagger to it.

Drivers tangle after race


Busch and Jimmy Spencer traded some paint on the track. Then, the blood flowed off it.

Micheel adds to major mystery


month after 'Ben who?' stole the headlines at Sandwich, the golf world now has to come to grips with 'Shaun what?' winning at Oak Hill.

From bad to worse for Woods


before the dramatic conclusion to the PGA Championship, Tiger Woods had completed his worst major as a professional.

Ronaldo best since Best


United unearthed a legend in Ronaldo, says Steven Howard.

Giggs backing Ronaldo to be a star

Ryan Giggs, himself hailed as a teenage sensation, is confident Manchester United's new kid on the block will also prove more than just a one-hit


Russian clan feel the fun


time Liverpool orchestrated an attack at Anfield on Sunday Roman Abramovich smiled and clapped as if enjoying the clowns of the Moscow State Circus.

Arsenal are the team of future


Vieira has warned Manchester United and the other Premiership hopefuls that Arsenal are the team of the future.

Henry in trouble for bare-chest cheek


Groundhog Day existence continued at Highbury with a victory over Everton, one player sent off and likely Football Association action against another.

'There is every chance we will win no golds at all'


Rawling on the likely backlash for UK Athletics if, as he fears, the national team flop in Paris.

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