Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici  stretches for the ball but  fails to stop a shot by Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in extra-time during the FA Cup semi-final  at Wembley. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Arsenal 2 Reading 1 (aet, 1-1 after 90 mins)A fumble from Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici in extra time handed Arsenal a 2-1 victory and a place in t(...)

 Andros Townsend scores  England’s equaliser past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the friendly international     at the Juventus Stadium  in Turin. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Italy 1 England 1As Gary Lineker volunteered a few minutes in, let’s hope Harry Kane can come out of this scoring slump. England’s new striker found i(...)

 Martin Keown of Arsenal goads Ruud Van Nistelrooy of Man Utd after Van Nistelrooy missed his penalty at Old Trafford in 2003. Photo:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

By an accident of scheduling the premiere of Sky Sports’ Invincibles documentary about Arsenal’s unbeaten 2003-04 title-winning season was broadcast i(...)

Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second in their 2-1 win over Crystal palace at Selhurst Park. (Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire)

Crystal Palace 1 Arsenal 2Arsenal moved up to third in the Barclays Premier League with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.The Gunners went ahead(...)

An early Olivier Giroud brace helped Arsenal cruise past Middlesbrough to reach the FA Cup last eight. (Photograph: EPA/ANDREW COWIE)

Arsenal 2 Middlesbrough 0Two goals down and heading out of the FA Cup, the 5,000 Teesiders in the Clock End tried to look at the silver lining at the (...)

 Tomas Rosicky  scores Arsenal’s third goal against Brighton during the FA Cup fourth-round  match at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA

Brighton 2 Arsenal 3The FA Cup produced another boisterous, thrilling, ultimately quite frantic fourth round tie at the Amex Stadium where Arsenal man(...)

Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel  celebrates scoring his late equaliser with team-mate Adam Lallana  during the  Premier League  match against Arsenal  at Anfield. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool 2 Arsenal 2Liverpool left “a scar in the heart” of Arsène Wenger on his last visit to Anfield and inflicted more pain on Arsenal courtesy of(...)

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud (left) celebrates with Danny Welbeck after  scoring   against Newcastle  at The Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga /  EPA

Arsenal 4 Newcastle United 1 Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla both scored twice as Arsenal closed back up on the Barclays Premier League’s top (...)

 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(...)

Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal can win the title – if not this season, then before his contract expires in 2017. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Arsene Wenger says that Chelsea cannot be considered as the champions-elect, despite their impressive and unbeaten start to the Premier League season(...)