Arsene Wenger: “I feel we took it a bit too easy at 1-0 despite the experience we have in the squad.” Photograph: Tim Keeton/EPA

West Bromwich Albion 2 Arsenal 1 Arsene Wenger had hoped to go into tomorrow’s critical Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb on the back of (...)

A cross from West Brom winger James McClean is turned into his own net by Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta during the Premier League game at The Hawthorns. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters/Livepic

West Brom 2 Arsenal 1 Santi Cazorla missed a late penalty as Arsenal blew the chance to go top of the Premier League with a 2-1 defeat at West Brom. J(...)

The inclusion of James McClean was the fairytale of the Giovanni Trapattoni’s selection for the 2012 tournament. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Giovanni Trapattoni announced his squad to travel to Poland for the Euro 2012 finals, among the players left hoping for a miracle or an injury(...)

John O’Shea is available for selection after suspension. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The work will have been intense for Martin O’Neill and Mehmed Bazdarevic since Friday. A game to be re-watched and studied, a long flight to Dublin(...)

Robbie Brady celebrates after scoring.

Well, that game raised many questions, like the one about our dodgy concentration levels after taking a hard-earned lead, but the greatest conundrum, (...)

Wes Hoolahan has only started an away game but in Gibraltar could prove vital for Ireland in Zenica. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has some major decisions to make. Despite the amazing fact that his team only conceded seven goals in 10 group games, our defence was c(...)

Workmen put the finishing touches to the Weeping Window Poppy installation at St George’s Hall, in Liverpool, yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Can we please stop shouting at one another?   Eight years ago, Jon Snow, the brightly tied Channel 4 newscaster, coined the phrase “po(...)

Martin O’Neill, with Bosnia-Herzegovina head coach Mehmed Bazdarevic, has named a provisional squad for the Euro 2016 play-offs.

Martin O’Neill is without Reading midfielder Stephen Quinn for the European Championship play-off games against Bosnia and Herzegovina but the Repu(...)

West Brom’s James McClean celebrates at full-time in front of the travelling Sunderland fans. Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters

West Brom manager Tony Pulis has described James McClean as “not the sharpest tool in the box” after he became embroiled in an on-pitch melee followin(...)

West Brom’s James McClean clashes with Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole and Danny Graham at full time after celebrating in front of Sunderland fans. Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters

James McClean was involved in an altercation on the Hawthorns pitch after West Brom’s 1-0 win over Sunderland this afternoon. The Irish winger (...)