Santi Cazorla's Arsenal career not over, says hopeful Arsène Wenger

  • Manager may offer midfielder new contract in the summer
  • ‘I’ve not spoken about it much but we missed him a lot’

Santi Cazorla’s Arsenal career is not yet over, with Arsène Wenger still hoping to be able to offer the midfielder a new contract when he returns from a period of rehabilitation this summer.

The Spanish international has not played for the Gunners since sustaining a serious achilles tendon injury in October 2016. A gangrenous infection sustained after repeated surgery on the tendon almost led to Cazorla having his foot amputated last year. Since then the player has been recuperating in Spain and Wenger believes he is now making good progress.

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Cat Almost Gets Euthanized After Walking 12 Miles To Family Who Rejected It!

This story will absolutely break your heart!

According to a Monday Facebook post from the SPCA of Wake County adoption center in Raleigh, North Carolina, a little orange and white cat named Toby (pictured above) was almost euthanized after being rejected by his family TWICE!

Related: Zac Efron’s Dog Was Seconds Away From Being Euthanized

Reportedly, Toby’s family no longer wanted him, so they gave the furry animal to another brood. However, the precious feline missed his OG fam and walked 12 MILES to their house.

In a heartbreaking twist, the pet owners then took the furball to an animal shelter to get him euthanized.

Fortunately, the shelter then contacted the SPCA of Wake County where they were able to find Toby a new home!

Not only does the cute pet now have a “cat-savvy mom to show him what a loving family is really like,” he has “three new siblings,” one feline and two human!

Read the touching post (below):

Yay for Toby!

[Image via SPCA of Wake County/Facebook.]

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Rampaging wage slaves and Marie Antoinette – the pick of avant-garde festival games

An edible board game and a trickster goose were among offerings at London’s Now Play This experimental games showcase

Now Play This is an exhibition of experimental game design and a regular feature of the annual London games festival. For this year’s Now Play This, at Somerset House earlier this month, exhibition director Holly Gramazio and digital curator George Buckenham spread a wide range of games – digital, physical, edible, musical – across the site’s indoor and outdoor spaces. Here are some of our favourites.

Lost Wage Rampage (Jane Friedhoff, Marlowe Dobbe, and Andy Wallace)

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Trump of the tropics: the 'dangerous' candidate leading Brazil's presidential race

Jair Bolsonaro has openly cheered dictatorship and publicly insulted women. Now he’s deploying Trump-like tactics in his race for the presidency

Jair Bolsonaro’s disciples had packed the arrivals hall of this far-flung Amazonian airport, united by their contempt for the left and an unbreakable determination to score a selfie with the man they call “the Myth”.

“He’s Brazil’s hope! A light at the end of the tunnel! A new horizon!” gushed Fernando Vieira, one of hundreds of fans there to greet a far-right firebrand who cheerleads for dictatorship but could soon become leader of the world’s fourth-largest democracy.

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Welsh regions still playing catch-up with Irish despite Scarlets’ success

The provinces and their exploits in Europe inspired radical restructuring in Wales but finance and player development hold the regions back

Leinster meet the Scarlets in the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. The ground will be full, as it would be were its capacity closer to Twickenham’s 82,000 than below 52,000. Irish rugby is where the game in Wales aspires to be and Europe was the vehicle that drove them there.

Leinster used the old Lansdowne Road in the early years of the then Heineken Cup in the second half of the 1990s. When they took on Leicester there in 1996, a crowd of 3,500 turned up; in the same year, Munster attracted 1,500 to Musgrave Park for the visit of Milan. At Donnybrook in 1999, 4,500 watched Llanelli defeat Leinster.

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May's immigration policy seen as 'almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany'

Comments from ex-civil service chief Sir Bob Kerslake increase pressure on PM as row over Windrush-era citizens continues

The hostile immigration environment Theresa May set out to create when she was at the Home Office was regarded by some ministers as “almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany” in the way it is working, the former head of the civil service, Lord Kerslake, has said.

Who are the Windrush generation?

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Commonwealth summit: can Britain still shape the world post-Brexit?

International trade is firmly on the agenda as the group of 53 disparate nations meet in London

Any 80-year-old institution based on the contours of a defunct 19th-century empire and largely held together by the charming drive of a 91-year-old woman is going to struggle to prove it is relevant. Described once in the New Statesman by James Fenton as “one of the world’s least obnoxious institutions”, the Commonwealth can probably only ever aspire to faint praise. In an already overcrowded schedule of diplomatic summits, this is the Zombie Summit, a biennial gathering of whimsy that refuses to die.

Not surprisingly, the task of finding a thematic rationale for a Commonwealth summit of 53 nations, the first to be held in the UK since 1997, is not simple. It was the unlucky lot of the 70-strong Cabinet Office unit planning for the summit’s welcome that a sequence of decisions taken by the UK Border Force and former home secretary Theresa May on Commonwealth citizens up to five years earlier meant the headlines in the run-up to the summit were chiefly about rejection. The true motive of the British prime minister, it appeared, had been to a create a hostile environment for Commonwealth citizens, and to remove what they had assumed were unchallengeable rights. As PR disasters go, they rarely come much worse.

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When Arsène Wenger and Alex Ferguson fought bitterly to be top dog | Rob Smyth

The Battle of Old Trafford, Pizzagate and that FA Cup replay are recalled in a riveting documentary about the feud between Arsenal’s and Manchester United’s managers

The Premier League is the richest league in the world but money cannot buy hate. English football is crying out for an immense, sprawling rivalry between two great teams. There have been some interesting conflicts in recent times but nothing close to the epic nine-year war between Arsenal and Manchester United from 1996 to 2005.

It’s the rift that keeps on giving. Five years after ITV’s memorable Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies, Channel 5 is to broadcast a documentary on the broader rivalry between the sides, and especially the managers. Fergie v Wenger: The Feud (Monday 10pm) is an exhilarating hour of time travel that includes interviews with more than a dozen players, coaches and journalists – and a series of clips that instantly evoke the nuclear intensity of the time.

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