Lukas Podolski is Germany manager Joachim Löw’s only injury concern ahead of Thursday night’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Ireland. Photograph: PA

Germany manager Joachim Löw has said he expects to field a fairly settled side for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Ireland in the Aviva Stadium tomorr(...)

German team training session at Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Lukas Podolski has been ruled out Thursday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin because of an ankle injury. The Galatasaray(...)

Germany coach Joachim Loew: “We know we will meet an opponent who is dangerous and it won’t take care of itself automatically”

Germany are in the unusual position of having to challenge for their Euro 2016 qualifying group top spot, but coach Joachim Loew said he was confident(...)

 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 (...)