Van Persie blow for Gunners
Robin van Persie will skip Arsenal’s Champions League round of sixteen, second leg clash with Barcelona on March eight, the club have confirmed.
Mancini troubled by Johnson absence
Manchester Metropolis manager Roberto Mancini is starting up to find out the expense of Adam Johnson’s ankle injury. Connected Tales Arsenal will bounce back, says Fabregas Defoe downed in Dubai Keegan warns Pardew above money Vela rescues stage for Baggies Defoe harm not serious
Arsenal one Birmingham two
Andrey Arshavin tracks Barry Ferguson. Arsenal’s six-year quest for a trophy goes on following Birmingham snatched a remarkable final-minute winner from substitute Obafemi Martins in the Carling Cup final at Wembley.