Wayne Rooney is close to surpassing Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

When trying to assess England’s status as they step onto Dublin soil for the first time in 20 years, it is perhaps as wise to go back a year and furth(...)

Tom Cleverley has been called up to the England squad for the games against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia. Photo:   Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Everton have agreed a deal to sign out-of-contract Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a five-year-deal. The 25-year-old will be a free agen(...)

Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the second goal for Arsenal in their FA cup final victory over Aston Villa at Wembley. Photo: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Arsenal 4 Aston Villa 0Arsenal broke records and the hearts of the 25,000 Aston Villa fans as they coasted to the biggest FA Cup final win in 21 year(...)

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. (...)

Francis Coquelin’s emergence has not changed the club’s thinking too greatly in terms of recruitment.

v Sunderland Arsenal v Sunderland (7.45pm, Sky Sports 1)Arsene Wenger remains in the market for a defensive midfielder this summer despite the emergen(...)

Arsene Wenger has called on Arsenal fans to give former captain Cesc Fabregas a respectful welcome when he returns to the Emirates with Chelsea on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on the club’s fans to show Cesc Fabregas “the respect he deserves” when the former Gunners captain returns to(...)

Manchester City’s  Vincent Kompany is a doubt for the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Saturday, April 11thBurnley (19) v Arsenal (2)Burnley’s Matt Taylor could return from a seven-and-a-half month Achilles injury lay-off but fellow midf(...)

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered a setback in his recovery from a muscular injury. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered a setback in his recovery from a muscular injury and, according to Arsène Wenger, faces a make-or-break period b(...)

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott has been linked to numerous summer transfers. Photo: John Sibley/ Reuters

Arsène Wenger has defended Theo Walcott following criticism of the Arsenal forward’s performance for England against Italy, saying that he is still re(...)

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(...)