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Arsenal striker marries childhood sweetheart

Theo Walcott married his childhood sweetheart Melanie Slade in Italy this weekend

The Arsenal striker Theo Walcott married his childhood sweetheart Melanie Slade in Italy this weekend. He said the wedding was everything he could have wanted. He even had an image of the castle near Florence tattooed on his arm.

Wenger speaks out about football managers

Arsene Wenger. Credit: PA

The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said football managers should be punished if they argue with officials.

He was asked about the issue after Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson argued with a referee during a game on Boxing Day.

Ferguson wasn't punished for the incident but Wenger believes managers should face sanctions if they go overboard


Manchester United 2 - 1 Arsenal

In today's early Premier League kick off, Arsenal took on Manchester United.

It got off to a bad start for the Gunners, when their former striker Robin van Persie scored just three minutes into the game.

Patrice Evra added to Man U's tally in the second half, before things went from bad to worse for Arsenal, when Jack Wilshere was sent off. The Gunners managed to pull one back in the dying seconds of the game, but it was too little, too late.

Final score: Manchester United 2 - 1 Arsenal

Wenger negotiations 'not yet started'

Arsene Wenger has said he has not yet begun negotiations on signing a new contract as Arsenal manager.

The club's chief executive said yesterday that he wants Wenger to stay on after his current contract runs out in two years' time. But the manager today said he would not rush into a decision and would look at his own performance before deciding if he wants to stay.

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger speaking at a press conference earlier today.