Arsenal  forward Lukas Podolski arrives at Milan’s  Linate airport after finalising a loan deal with  Inter Milan for the remainder of the season. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

Arsenal have confirmed German forward Lukas Podolski has completed a loan move to Inter Milan for the remainder of the 2014/15 season.The 29-year-old,(...)

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(...)

Brian O’Driscoll, with daughter Sadie, after playing his last home International game for Ireland. The match, along with a  gruesome episode of Love/Hate were among the most tweeted events of 2014.Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Brian O’Driscoll, an episode of Love/Hate and the All Ireland football semi-final got the country tweeting in 2014, according to the annual “Year on T(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey celebrates his second goal against Galatasaray wiht team mate Lukas Podolski  during their Champions League Group D soccer match at Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi in Istanbul December 9, 2014. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

There was a moment during the first-half blitz that Arsenal staged here, when they led by three goals and the chances continued to come, that the most(...)

Yaya Sanogo scored his first goal for Arsenal to put the Gunners 1-0 up against Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates

Arsène Wenger can call off the search for the dictionary, at least for now. The Arsenal manager had said that he might have to delve for the tome to r(...)

  Glenn Whelan of the Republic of Ireland receives treatment during the Euro  2016 qualifier against  Germany   in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Photograph:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill is set to be without both Glenn Whelan and Wes Hoolahan for the critically important European Championship qualifier against Scotland (...)

 Diego Godin (left) jumps to celebrate scoring their fourth goal against Malmo FF at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Olympiacos are top of Group A after former Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami grabbed the winner in a 1-0 victory over Juventus. The Greek champions are (...)

Arsenal’s Calum Chambers (centre) and Anderlecht’s Youri Tielemans (right) vie for the ball  at Constant Vanden Stockt Stadium in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand /  EPA

Anderlecht 1 Arsenal 2Arsene Wenger had wanted something to warm his cockles on the occasion of his 65th birthday and after plenty of suffering, he go(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s John O’Shea celebrates scoring the dramatic equaliser against Germany  in injury time. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

John O’Shea, the centurion, the captain, the hero. About time he gets his dues.Over the years there has been a certain negativity directed at John bec(...)

German  coach Joachim Löw during the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Ireland in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Ina Fassbender / Reuters
German player ratings

Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) 6/10 Until the last kick, only had one moment where his heart rate would have crept up at all – stretching time to(...)