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Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur in battle as Premier League trip nears its end

Wigan Athletic forward Callum McManaman drinks champagne from the FA Cup. Photo: Xinhua

Double-decker buses are the quintessential vehicle of choice for any self-respecting EPL club. They ferry the successful and the doomed to their respective destinations, and parade cup and title holders around streets filled with cheering fans.

Saturday, 18 May, 2013, 3:15am

Punters ready as Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham chase final two Champions League places

Photo: Reuters

The curtain comes down on the English Premier League season tomorrow night with almost all of the issues already decided. Manchester United, Chelsea, Swansea and Wigan have picked up major silverware, while Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham have not. Wigan, Reading and QPR are relegated, and most of the other teams are simply relieved still to be there.

18 May 2013 - 3:15am

Alisher Usmanov moves to top of UK rich list

Alisher Usmanov

Alisher Usmanov, the Russian tycoon who owns nearly a third of the Arsenal Premier League soccer club, has ousted steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal from his position as Britain's wealthiest person. Mittal spent eight years at the top of The Sunday Times rich list, but has dropped to fourth place in this year's survey, after his estimated fortune fell by £2.7 billion (HK$31.9 billion) to £10 billion.

23 Apr 2013 - 3:45am

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Arsenal are the only English team still in with a chance of winning four trophies this season and tomorrow night they have what should be the easiest opportunity when they face Birmingham City in the League Cup final.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (2005)

A Long Way Down

Nick Hornby

(Riverhead Books)

Novelist, essayist and journalist Nick Hornby's first two books, 1992's Fever Pitch and 1995's High Fidelity, established him as the leading exponent of 'lad lit' and an almost indispensable observer of contemporary British society.

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

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Manchester United are not quite out for the count in the Premier League title race, despite falling five points behind leaders Arsenal, and they have the chance to hit back with a knockout blow against the Gunners in tonight's FA Cup fifth-round glamour tie at Old Trafford.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

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Manchester United return to haunt Tottenham at White Hart Lane tonight and the champions should follow up last weekend's FA Cup win by taking another vital three points in the title race.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

One-day tournament attracts 700

The two-day adidas Plus Challenge football tournament at Mongkok Stadium isn't the only soccer extravaganza scheduled for this weekend. Hong Kong's biggest one-day tournament, backed by Arsenal Football Club, will see about 700 young players testing their skills at King George V School (KGV) on Sunday.

26 May 2006 - 12:00am

Edelman takes issue with 'spurious numbers'

Arsenal managing director Keith Edelman has hit out at suggestions there is a general decline in attendances in the English Premiership, rejecting projected crowd figures as 'spurious numbers'.

23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Arsenal plans own goal

The London football club will redevelop its Islington ground into luxury flats

Arsenal Football Club hopes to usurp rivals Chelsea as league champions and England's premier developer of football grounds this season. Housing projects at other grounds are in the offing too.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Turf wars

The Arsenal flag was raised on August 6, in time for the Community Shield soccer match against reigning champions Chelsea, the traditional curtain (and flag) raiser for the new Premiership season. Arsenal lost, but the team flag still flutters proudly over Terry's roadside fruit stall in Islington.

15 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Derby factor points to a draw

The last four meetings between bitter London rivals Spurs and Arsenal at White Hart Lane have ended all-square

The weekend action kicks off with one of the highlights of the football season - the North London derby between Spurs and Arsenal - and there is more at stake this year than local pride.

13 Nov 2004 - 12:00am



8 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Gunners pitch in with English course for SAR teens

Arsenal, the newly crowned English Premier League champions, are the latest team to offer a summer football and English programme for Hong Kong students.

Last month, a coach from English Premier League team Chelsea visited secondary schools in Hong Kong to promote the club's new summer camps in Britain.

27 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. Who coached Torvill and Dean to Olympic gold in figure skating?

2. Who was the first athlete to run 5,000 metres in under 13 minutes?

3. Who was driving for McLaren when they won their first Formula One Grand Prix?

4. What was the Arsenal tube station near the soccer ground before being named Arsenal?

23 Nov 2003 - 12:00am