7 days, 7 quotes: Robin van Persie, Andrew Garfield and Andy MurrayReported by Metro.co.uk on Friday, 6 July 2012 (on July 6, 2012)
*Dutch striker Robin van Persie tells Arsenal he will not be extending his contract, Andrew Garfield admits to confidence issues while filming The Amazing Spider-Man and Andy Murray prepares for his semi-final Wimbledon showdown.
No looking back: Robin van Persie wants to leave Arsenal (Picture: Kevin Quigley)
We've picked the most memorable quotes from across the news this week, including Joey Essex's thoughts on the historic Higgs Boson discovery and a message to Ed Miliband from Bob Diamond's outspoken daughter, Nell.
'Unfortunately in this meeting it has again become clear to me that we in many aspects disagree on the way Arsenal FC should move forward.'
Arsenal captain Robin van Persie drops a bombshell by revealing he will not be renewing his contract at the Emirates due to a lack of confidence in the club’s ability to challenge for trophies.
Former Barclays boss Bob Diamond resigned this week (Picture: Reuters)
'George Osborne and Ed Miliband you can go ahead and #HMD '
Bob Diamond's daughter, Nell, leaps to the defence of her father following his resignation as the chief executive of Barclays over the rate-fixing scandal.
The term #HMD, aimed at chancellor George Osborne and Labour leader Ed Miliband, is short for a less than complimentary slang expression primarily used by American teenagers.
Joey Essex is a keen science fan (Picture: Xposure)
'Big up the science bods, that's sick news about the God Particle! Know how you feel after my day in the lab creating Surf Summer D'reem.'
TOWIE'S Joey Essex shares his views on the historic discovery of the elusive Higgs Boson, or the 'God particle', following a 40-year search.
Hailed as 'a momentous day for science', researchers believe the discovery of the particle is 'a milestone in our understanding of nature'.
Andy Murray looking relaxed ahead of the semi final (Picture: Reuters)
'Moments like these are what you live for as a professional sportsman.
‘While the pressure and expectation are now huge, I wouldn't want it any other way. I'm incredibly excited.’
Great Britain's Andy Murray discusses the 'huge' pressure on his shoulders ahead of his Wimbledon semi-final encounter with fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
The Amazing Spider-Man Andrew Garfield with Emma Stone
'I am just an actor and I’m just a guy that happened to be given this opportunity. I worked hard to make sure I did everything I could but, yeah, there’s been so much self-doubt.'
Andrew Garfield admits he felt self-doubt every day while filming box office smash The Amazing Spider-Man which opened to positive reviews this week.
The Shard is seen lit up during a laser light show from Tower Millennium Pier to celebrate its opening (Picture: Getty)
'The Shard is the newest London landmark and a beacon of the city of London's resilience and expansion, even during tough economic times.'
Project director Sheikh Abdullah Bin Saoud al Thani at the official opening of the Shard, the tallest building in western Europe.
Amanda Holden (Picture: Easy Living/Kate Powers)
'I'm the only one he hasn't slept with and it's staying that way.'
Britain's Got Talent Judge Amanda Holden says she has no intention of sleeping with media mogul Simon Cowell any time soon.
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