Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini will have to plan for a Champions League meeting with Barcelona.  Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Manchester City’s reward for securing progress from their Champions League group is another meeting with Barcelona, who beat them last season, also i(...)

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: (EDITORS NOTE: This is a retransmission of image #459708260 with an alternative crop) Arsenal fans hold up a banner for Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on November 29, 2014 in West Bromwich, England (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

It is seven months since Arsenal last won a trophy, not seven years. It is five days since Arsenal last won a match, not five weeks. They have just(...)

Mathieu Debuchy of Arsenal was injured in the first half during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on September 13, 2014 in London, England. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsenal full-back Mathieu Debuchy has returned to the Arsenal squad for Tuesday’s Champions League Group D match at Galatasaray following three months(...)

Luis Suarez: “Baby Football in Uruguay is physical and it’s aggressive.” Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

The superiority of South American strikers has lately become a much-discussed theme on this side of the Atlantic. Dennis Bergkamp suggests that Europe(...)

Jonathan Walters celebrates scoring the third goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Stoke City 3-2 ArsenalStoke held on to beat Arsenal 3-2 after a dramatic afternoon at the Britannia Stadium. The Gunners are the team Stoke relish tak(...)

 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring Chelsea’s second during their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge last night.
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Chelsea march onThe last time Tottenham Hotspur managed a win at Stamford Bridge was the same day it was announced Nelson Mandela would be released fr(...)

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Photograph: John Walton/Pa

Arsenal 1 Southampton 0 Arsenal have their momentum. This had been billed as the night when they would build upon the encouraging wins over Bor(...)

Yaya Sanogo scored his first goal for Arsenal to put the Gunners 1-0 up against Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates

Arsène Wenger can call off the search for the dictionary, at least for now. The Arsenal manager had said that he might have to delve for the tome to r(...)

Wayne’s week: Manchester United skipper Rooney scored a brilliant second as his side notched their first away win of the season

Arsenal 1 Manchester United 2 Manchester United moved back into the top four of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-1 smash-and-grab raid at A(...)