Ian Wright and I joked that Aubemayang is the best striker Arsenal have ever had after all his shots have resulted in goals

I just could not understand why Toby Alderweireld did not play in what was Spurs’ biggest game of the season so far. It was bizarre and a huge surprise. Whether he was trying to make a statement because Alderweireld’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has not signed a new one, I do not know. But […]

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Au pairs exploited by families in Australia as they are 'paid like babysitters but work like housekeepers'

The survey of nearly 1,500 au pairs found that young people were coming to Australia for a “cultural exchange”, but often ended up in full-time roles caring for children, cooking, cleaning, and performing household tasks. A majority were found to be working 36-hour weeks, and nearly a third of those surveyed worked 40 hours a week or more, working “like […]

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England’s ruthlessness in Sri Lanka provides cause for optimism as Joe Root eyes No 1 spot

England’s long wait for a Test series win away from home is finally over. The last, in South Africa, was less than three years ago and the tour of Sri Lanka is just England’s fifth since then, but for followers of English cricket the last two winters often seemed destined to go on forever. A disappointing draw in Bangladesh was […]

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Paralysed Horne drawn in as Australian sevens manager

The Australian men's sevens outfit has enlisted retired Wallaby Rob Horne for the first two stops on their world tour. The 34-Test veteran was forced into early retirement when an innocuous tackle while playing for Northampton in the English Premiership separated nerves between his right shoulder and spinal cord, leaving him with permanent paralysis in that arm. Rob Horne suffered […]

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Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang accuses Gabon FA of hanging him out to dry

However, he withdrew from the squad after playing in the Gunners' 1-1 weekend draw with Wolves. Arsenal medics informed Gabon coach Daniel Cousin that the striker was crocked with a back injury. But the West African country's FA, simply said the 29-year-old had cried off and didn't fancy playing. The news sparked anger among Gabon's fans and media making it […]

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