Dynamo Kiev News
Edin Dzeko aims to get the better of a player he admires above all others and help steer Manchester City towards the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday night.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes the Europa League is now ''a great competition'' as his side prepare to face Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of the last-16.
Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko was unhurt after being involved in a car accident on Thursday.
Dynamo Kiev defender Evgen Khacheridi has been ruled out until the end of 2009 after breaking his toe in Ukraine's World Cup play-off defeat to Greece last week.
UEFA have no immediate plans to postpone next week's Champions League match between Dynamo Kiev and Inter Milan due to swine flu restrictions in Ukraine.
Unsettled Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko is considering an offer to join Dynamo Kiev, the president of the Ukrainian champions said on Friday.
Former CSKA Moscow coach Valery Gazzayev has been appointed to lead Dynamo Kiev.
Dynamo Kiev head coach Yuriy Semin maintains any "problems'' Arsenal may have are of no concern to his team as the Ukrainians look to dent the Gunners' Champions League ambitions.
Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has accused referee Luis Medina Cantalejo of turning a blind eye as Dynamo Kiev attempted to do a hatchet job on Theo Walcott during the Gunners' 1-1 Champions League draw in Ukraine.
Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri is a doubt for the Champions League clash against Dynamo Kiev as the Gunners await an assessment of his ankle injury before a decision is made whether he travels with the rest of the squad to Ukraine.