Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez (left) celebrates with team-mate Jack Wilshere after scoring  against Besiktas  at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Arsenal 1 Besiktas 0 (agg 1-0)Once again, Arsenal can look forward to their customary position in the Champions League draw. It has become an annual p(...)

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud could be out injured for some time. Photograph: Tolga  Bozoglu / EPA

Olivier Giroud will consult a specialist on Wednesday to ascertain the extent of the ankle injury sustained in the final minute of added time at Goodi(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey leaves the field after receiving a red card during the first leg of their Champions League qualifying soccer match against Besiktas at Ataturk Olympic stadium in Istanbul. Photograph:  Murad Sezer/Reuters

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hit out at the sending off of midfielder Aaron Ramsey as his side battled to a goalless draw with Besiktas in the first(...)

 Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud tries to get a shot away while under pressure from the Besiktas defence during the Champions League play-off  in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Besiktas 0 Arsenal 0Arsenal’s pristine record in Champions League qualifying games has been sullied, even if a bad-tempered stalemate in Istanbul stil(...)

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger. Photograph:  Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger had said he would not “dance on the beach in Rio” if Arsenal won the FA Cup. In the event, he did diving headers. The images of t(...)

Southampton have announced that defender Calum Chambers has joined Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.  Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

Calum Chambers has been assured he will be granted significant opportunities in the Arsenal first-team in the forthcoming season after the England und(...)

England manager Roy Hodgson at a press conference at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Sebastiao Moreiro / EPA

Roy Hodgson confirmed on Wednesday he will have everyone bar Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to choose when he selects his team for the critically important G(...)

 England’s head coach Roy Hodgson addresses a  press conference at the military fort in Urca,  Rio yesterday. Photograph; Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Who will best capture Roy Hodgson’s forbearing expression coming through the side door? It is well past the appointed time when the England manager(...)

 Steven Gerrard trains with a member of the England coaching staff  in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

England coach Roy Hodgson has allayed fitness concerns over captain Steven Gerrard ahead of the start of the World Cup. England begin their Group D ca(...)

 Wayne Rooney happy with his form and positioning on the pitch. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Wayne Rooney could not care less about the critics who say he should be dropped from the England team.Rooney’s place in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI has(...)