- Wenger rues latest injury blows
Arsenal's injury problems worsened on Saturday when Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta limped out of the disappointing 2-1 defeat at West Brom.
Coquelin picked up a knee injury after only 14 minutes at The Hawthorns while Arteta, who replaced the French midfielder, had to be substituted himself just after half time.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said: "We have two more injuries. One is a muscle problem for Arteta, and the other one is a knee problem for Coquelin."
Arsenal already have a string of injury problems, with Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky all sidelined.
Wenger's side host Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday night before travelling to face Norwich City in the Premier League next Sunday.
Arsenal can be backed at 6/1 to beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 and revive their hopes of qualifying for the last-16 of the Champions League and can currently be backed at 2/1 to win the 2015/16 Premier League title outright despite Saturday's setback against Tony Pulis' side.
Wenger said of the defeat to the Baggies: "It was a bad afternoon. We missed a penalty, we gave a goal away on a set-piece, that is perfect to make your afternoon a nightmare and we missed open goal chances."
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The new eSports portal gives eSports fans the opportunity to bet on a wide variety of pre-game, in-play and long term markets.Betway’s Anthony Werkman said: “Our new dedicated portal was designed with significant input from our own passion for eSports, which is huge and will only continue to grow.“Betway is leading the way in eSports betting and the launch of our dedicated eSports portal is just the beginning.”
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- Thompson sets sights on Klitschko
Tony Thompson is aiming to defeat WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder so he can secure a third fight against Wladimir Klitschko.
The 44-year-old American has already had two bites of the cherry in looking to defeat the current IBF, 1/>WBA and WBO heavyweight11/> champion Klitschko in the past but lost both times to stoppages in 2008 and 2012 respectively.
However Thompson has remained in the sport and is now looking to work his way back for another title showdown with fellow compatriot Wilder who holds the WBC belt.
First he must overcome Malik Scott on Friday night before he can think about a title shot, but Thompson feels a future win against Wilder will tempt Klitchsko into a unification showdown further down the line.
"My plan is to knockout Deontay Wilder, take his belt, and use it as enticement to fight Klitschko for a third fight," Thompson said to Fighthype.
"I'm still not satisfied with the outcomes. Deontay Wilder is America's champion, but he's not the heavyweight champion of the world.
"Wladimir is the heavyweight champion of the world."
Thompson is 8/11 to defeat Scott, while his opponent can be backed at 11/10 to win the fight.
Meanwhile Klitschko will be looking to keep hold of his belts when he faces British boxer Tyson Fury in Germany on 28th November. The Ukrainian is 2/9 to come out on top, while Fury is 7/2.
- Jenson Button expects massive strides
Jenson Button is adamant that McLaren are ready to make 'massive strides' over the winter and compete strongly in the 2016 F1 season.
Button and team-mate Fernando Alonso have amassed a mere 27 points so far this year and failed to secure a podium finish, with McLaren being plagued by reliability and power unit issues.
However, 2009 world champion Button, who has pledged his immediate future to the team, is confident that the problems of 2015 will not be repeated next season.
He told Sky Sports News: "Looking at it now, you'd say the best team next year is going to be Mercedes and then probably Ferrari and then probably Williams.
"But so much can change over the winter. We're a team that's going to make massive strides in the winter - it's not 'I hope', we will.
"So it's promising and it's nice being a big part of that and helping with the direction of the car.
"You always want it quicker than it comes and you always want more than what you get - but that's everyone in 1/>Formula 111/> and we've got to hope we do a better job than everyone else over the winter."
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- Allardyce: Play without fear
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has urged his players to banish their fears to boost their fight to escape relegation from the Premier League.
The Black Cats are currently down in 19th place in the English top-flight, having won just once in their opening 12 league games of the season.
However, Allardyce has told his team to remain brave and not be anxious in their play, as they prepare to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday evening.
Allardyce told reporters: "Mistakes generally come through pressure and we have to be able to handle that.
"We are under enormous pressure because of the position we are in, with people talking about us being relegation fodder, but we have to accept that and handle it in the right way.
"We have to produce the performances we know we are capable of and not play with fear, because fear is a terrible thing for a footballer.
"I don't want them to play with fear, just to go out there and express themselves as they have over several years - that is what will get us out of trouble.
"But there is only one thing which will build the confidence again and that is getting results."
The Wearsiders secured a 3-1 win at Palace last season thanks to two goals from Steven Fletcher and one from Jordi Gomez.
However, later on in the campaign the Eagles won 4-1 at the Stadium of Light, with Yannick Bolasie netting a hat-trick. ...
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- Peter Wright hails top-class MVG
Peter Wright warned that Michael van Gerwen is in a 'different class' after being beaten by the Dutchman in the World Series of 1/>Darts11/> Finals.Wright had hoped to delight his home crowd in Glasgow by taking the trophy and winning his first televised major, but he was denied in a final-leg decider by the almost unstoppable Van Gerwen, who had already won both the European Championship and Grand Slam of Darts this month.And afterwards Wright admitted that his conqueror is currently the best player on the planet, with the PDC World Championship just around the corner.He told the official PDC website: "It was a good final, I really enjoyed it and I'm getting closer."Michael played brilliantly in the last leg and that's why he's number one in the world. He's a different class above everyone else at the moment."Van Gerwen, the 2014 champion, can be backed at 5/4 to win a second world title in early January, with Wright available at 25/1 and reigning champion Gary Anderson 11/2.Meanwhile, Van Gerwen was respectful towards Wright, who has still hunting a first major televised title.He added: "Peter's a fantastic player and sooner or later he'll win a TV tournament, but I played well when I had to, especially at the end."The level at the moment is phenomenal and I'm really glad to be a part of that. I'm feeling great and I'm probably playing the best darts of my life."