The French Professional Football League (LFP) will decide on January 20, 2015 if it will approve Ben Arfa’s 18-month contract with OGC Nice. Photograph: Valery Hachevalery/Getty Images

The French Football League (LFP) is yet to decide whether or not former Newcastle playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa can sign for Nice.The 27-year-old is keen t(...)

  Hull City boss Steve Bruce has demanded an apology from out-of-favour defender Paul McShane. Photograph:  Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has demanded an apology from out-of-favour defender Paul McShane. The Republic of Ireland international, who is a fans’ fav(...)

Christian Eriksen scored late on as Spurs came from behind to beat Hull 2-1 at the KC Stadium

Two goals from White Hart Lane youth products featured on the scoresheet of this match but it was the dismissal of Hull’s Gastón Ramírez that had the (...)

 Sergio Agüero of Manchester City scores the opening goal against Hull City   at KC Stadium. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Hull City 2 Man City 4Edin Dzeko’s wonderful double and Frank Lampard’s fourth goal in three games sealed victory for Manchester City despite the cham(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew watches his team during their 3-0 defeat at Arsenal. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

A beleaguered Alan Pardew admitted his players had underperformed since the turn of the year and let down the club’s support as the Newcastle U(...)

Jack Colback scores Sunderland’s third goal past against Newcastle United at St James’ Park. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 3: Alan Pardew was left alone to face a furious backlash as Newcastle succumbed to another humbling derby defeat by Sunderla(...)

Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring the only goal at St James’ Park. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1: Olivier Giroud’s 11th goal of the season fired Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League after a scrappy win at Newcastle.T(...)

Stoke City’s Marc Wilson (left) is sent off against Newcastle at St James’ Park. Photograph: Ian Horrocks/Getty Images

Midway through the first half Yohan Cabaye tugged his gloves off and hurled them towards the touchline. It seemed symbolic of the France midfielder’s (...)