Arsenal’s Calum Chambers (centre) and Anderlecht’s Youri Tielemans (right) vie for the ball  at Constant Vanden Stockt Stadium in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand /  EPA

Anderlecht 1 Arsenal 2Arsene Wenger had wanted something to warm his cockles on the occasion of his 65th birthday and after plenty of suffering, he go(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (centre) and assistant manager Steve Bould  at the Emirates Stadium, London. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger felt his side only had themselves to blame after having to battle back to secure a 2-2 draw against Hull with a stoppag(...)

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates after scoring against Crystal Palace   at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Cesc Fabregas scored early in the second half as Chelsea maintained their five-point lead at the top of the table with a 2-1 win away to Crystal Pa(...)

 Raheem Sterling  started on the bench against Estonia because he was feeling tired. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Raheem Sterling has appeared to defend himself after being criticised for asking to be rested for England’s Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Estonia.(...)

England’s Wayne Rooney (right) celebrates scoring the winner against Estonia with Leighton Baines in Tallinn. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Estonia 0 England 1For a long time it had looked as though England might be about to rack up one of their least distinguished results of the Roy Hodgs(...)

Roy Hodgson alongside Wayne Rooney at England’s press conference. “I don’t think any of us want a complacent life in football,” he said. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Instinct suggests that England are on a hiding to nothing. They confront the joint lowest-ranked team in world football at Wembley tonight, San Mar(...)

Managers Arsene Wenger of Arsenal and Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea clash during the  Premier League match  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Chelsea 2 Arsenal 0 There was a point of this match when, briefly, Arsène Wenger had lurched into full-on Begbie-from-Trainspotting mode and was squar(...)

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring his third goal against Galatasaray during the Champions League victory at the Emirates. Photo: Gerry Penny/EPA

Danny Welbeck described the third goal, the one that completed his first professional hat-trick, in Arsenal’s Champions League drubbing of Gal(...)

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck scores his second goal against Galatasaray in their Uefa Champions League match at The Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Arsenal 4 Galatasaray 1Arsene Wenger could scarcely have scripted it better. On the occasion of the 18th anniversary of his Arsenal appointment and ne(...)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scores Arsenal’s equaliser   during the  Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium. Photograph:   Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Arsenal 1 Tottenham 1Arsenal and Tottenham battled out a draw in Saturday’s north London derby at the Emirates Stadium.After Gunners captain Mikel Art(...)