Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger during the Community Shield final. Photograph: EPA

Arsene Wenger suggested a lack of respect shown to him was behind his decision to snub Jose Mourinho after the Arsenal boss claimed a first victory ov(...)

England’s Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal against Slovenia in their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifying Group E match at the Stozice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Wayne Rooney considers the spirit within the squad to be the best he has experienced during his 12 years with England as the players of a new generati(...)

Jack Wilshere scores his and England’s second goal against Slovenia at the Stozice Arena in Ljubljana. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

At this rate, it cannot be long before someone in the camp suddenly announces that England are looking good to win Euro 2016. Let us hope they can co(...)

Wayne Rooney came within one goal of Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record as his late strike gave England a 3-2 win away at Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Slovenia 2 England 3 At this rate, it cannot be long before someone in the camp suddenly announces that England are looking good to win Euro 20(...)

England’s Jack Wilshere chases down Republic of Ireland striker David McGoldrick during the friendly international at the Aviva Stadium. Photo:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Late on Jon Walters seemed to have Jack Wilshere cornered near England’s goal line. Wilshere swerved his hips, wrong-footing Walters before escaping u(...)

Republic of Ireland striker  Daryl Murphy heads at goal during the friendly international against England at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters/Livepic

Republic of Ireland 0 England 0 Perhaps these two sides could have injected a little more life into this Sunday lunchtime encounter by agreeing(...)

England’s Raheem Sterling (right) and Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman battle for the ball during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Ireland Keiren Westwood — Virtually nothing to do other than field a tame Wayne Rooney free-kick. 6. Marc Wilson — Resolute alongside skipper John O’S(...)

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates scoring their second goal during Saturday’s FA Cup final win over Aston Villa.

Here’s a little anecdote from Arsenal’s London Colney training centre last week. Apparently when Alexis Sánchez makes a mistake in training, he sprint(...)

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(...)

Liverpool were beaten 6-1 by Stoke City in Steven Gerrard’s final appearance. Photograph: PA

Stoke City 6 Liverpool 1 Liverpool’s season-ending meltdown was completed at the Britannia Stadium where Stoke won 6-1 to inflict the Reds’ hea(...)