Gareth Bale scores his second and Wales’ third goal in the Euro 2016 Group B qualifier against Israel in Haifa. Photograph:   Matthew Childs/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Israel 0 Wales 3Gareth Bale turned on the style as Wales took a huge step towards qualifying for Euro 2016 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Israel (...)

Aaron Ramsey scores  Arsenal’s second goal in their Champions League round of 16 second leg match against AS Monaco  at Stade Louis II. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Monaco 0 Arsenal 2 (3-3 on agg, Monaco advance on away goals)The lesson for Arsenal is they cannot leave themselves needing these kind of feats of esc(...)

Aaron Ramsey scores Arsenal’s  second goal in the Premier League clash against West Ham at the   Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Arsenal 3 West Ham 0Olivier Giroud’s thunderbolt helped Arsenal see off the challenge of West Ham and cement their place in the top four of the Premie(...)

Another season, the same old way to fail. Arsenal have a particular way of losing games and all the familiar tropes were there in abundance on Wedn(...)

Theo Walcott doubled Arsenal’s lead in their 2-1 win over Leicester City at the Emirates. (Photograph: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal 2 Leicester City 1Nigel Pearson says that he can look after himself and so, on this evidence, can his Leicester City team. Two goals down desp(...)

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud  lifts the ball over Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan  during the  Premier League  match  at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Arsenal 5 Aston Villa 0Another win for Arsenal and with it the growing sense that this will be another season in which they at the very least qualify (...)

 Tomas Rosicky  scores Arsenal’s third goal against Brighton during the FA Cup fourth-round  match at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA

Brighton 2 Arsenal 3The FA Cup produced another boisterous, thrilling, ultimately quite frantic fourth round tie at the Amex Stadium where Arsenal man(...)

 Arsenal’s Olivier Giroudis congratulated by his team-mates after scoring the second goal in his side’s 2-0 dwin over  Manchester City  at the Etihad Stadium. Phototograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester City’s title hopes suffered a huge blow after a shock 2-0 defeat by Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium left them five points behind Chelsea. The(...)

 Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud  celebrates scoring his side’s  second goal  during the  Premier  match against Manchester City  at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester City 0 Arsenal 2The only possible complaint against Arsenal is that they do not do this more often. Arsène Wenger’s side have been a soft t(...)

Asmir Begovic of Stoke City fails to stop the ball crossing the line as Alexis Sanchez (not pictured) of Arsenal scores his team’s third goal from a free-kick   at Emirates Stadium. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Arsenal 3 Stoke City 0When Alexis Sanchez blasted goalwards and the Stoke City defensive wall crumbled, this one-sided Arsenal victory was summed up i(...)