Arsenal’s  Danny Welbeck of Arsenal is challenged by Jordan Obita of Reading during the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

and Arsene Wenger has confirmed Danny Welbeck will miss the FA Cup final and England’s forthcoming matches against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia. (...)

Richard Dunne, in action here against Man City striker Sergio Aguero, will not have his contract renewed by Queens park Rangers. Photo:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland international Richard Dunne is on the look out for a new club after the 35-year-old defender was one of six players let go (...)

 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not expect Danny Welbeck to be fit enough to be in contention for the FA Cup final, casting doubt over the striker’s availability for England duty next month. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

(...) offer the main English goalscoring threat in the Aviva stadium. Wenger said he has yet to decide who(...)

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given has played in every round of the FA Cup this season. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Shay Given is expected to be fit to play for Aston Villa in the FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday. The 39-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkee(...)

Karim Benzema has  a glittering CV at club and international level,  and at 27 is at the peak of his powers. Photograph: JuanJo Martin/EPA

Karim Benzema is being monitored by Louis van Gaal, with the Real Madrid striker viewed by the manager as an answer to Manchester United’s goalscorin(...)

 English fans chant in Lansdowne Road during the abandoned international from February 1995. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Thirteen hundred English football fans have been banned by the British authorities from travelling(...)

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has emerged as a target for Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal. Photograph: Afp

Karim Benzema is being monitored by Louis van Gaal, with the Real Madrid player viewed by the Manchester United manager as an answer to their goals(...)

West Ham have qualified for Europe for the first time since 2006, via the fair play league. Photograph: Getty

West Ham’s new manager will have Europa League football to contend with after the club qualified through the fair play league. Just days after the end(...)

Brendan Rodgers oversaw a humiliating 6-1 defeat at Stoke City, Liverpool’s worst result since 1963. Photograph: Ed Sykes/Reuters

Brendan Rodgers’ job as Liverpool manager is not under threat, with the club having no plans to review his position despite their dismal end to the s(...)

 Derby have sacked head coach Steve McClaren, the Championship club have announced.

Derby County have announced that they have terminated the contract of manager Steve McClaren with immediate effect.The former England manager, who joi(...)