Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic is shown a red card by referee Martin Atkinson after the controversial incident at Stafmord Bridge. Photo: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

Nemanja Matic is resigned to missing Sunday’s League One Cup final despite Chelsea’s decision to lodge an appeal with the English FA against his send(...)

Arsene Wenger says Wilshere will get games given the busy schedule ahead. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Arsene Wenger welcomes Jack Wilshere back to his squad for Arsenal’s game at Crystal Palace with a warning that the midfielder faces fierce competit(...)

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez will miss Saturdays North London derby with a hamstring injury. (Photograph: GLYN KIRK/Getty Images)

Alexis Sánchez has been ruled out of Saturday’s north London derby for Arsenal having failed to recover from a hamstring injury.The news is a blow to (...)

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere could be involved in another smoking row after he was pictured with a shisha pipe in a nightclub. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere could find himself at the centre of another smoking row after pictures emerged of the England international holding (...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Liverpool’s Jordan Rossiter could be in the starting line-up in S\turday’s FA Cup tie with Bolton. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could be rested for the FA Cup fourth round visit of Bolton on Saturday after featuring in the club’s mid-week League(...)

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been fined a reported £20,000 for smoking in the showers following his disastrous performance against Southampton on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is facing a reported £20,000 fine for smoking in the showers after the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat to Southampton on (...)

Arsene Wenger: “If you look at  the injuries we have with Wilshere, Ramsey and Arteta, we are a bit short at the moment in midfield.” Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger has identified central midfield as the area he will look to strengthen when the transfer window opens. The Arsenal manager has previous(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey celebrates his second goal against Galatasaray during their Champions League Group D match. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Arsenal will be without midfielder Aaron Ramsey due to a hamstring problem for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League game against Newcastle.The Welsh mid(...)

 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(...)