Manchester United’s David de Gea had to be withdrawn due to injury, giving Victor Valdes his debut. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal There is a reasonable chance this might have been David de Gea’s final performance for Manchester United at Old Traf(...)

Arsenal’s David Ospina denies Swansea’s Ki Sung Yueng at the Emirates.  Photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Arsenal 0 Swansea 1 What a way for Arsenal to blow their long undefeated run. Having spent the best part of 85 minutes huffing and puffing without bei(...)

Chelsea’s John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic show how much the point gained in draw with Arsenal means to them. Photo: Adrian Dennis/Gety Images

The nil-nil is one of football’s enduring image problems. People who don’t get the sport wonder how you can play any game for 90 minutes with nobody h(...)

Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal looks on as Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between the clubs. Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho laughed off the Arsenal crowd’s “boring” jibes by reminding the Gunners of their wait for the Premier League title as hi(...)

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(...)

Arsene Wenger looks on during the  Premier League  match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor in Burnley yesterday. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby AFP Photo

As Turf Moor can represent the antidote to the Premier League’s shiny new stadiums, it served as an appropriate venue for a throwback to the old days(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been singing the praises of in-form striker Olivier Giroud. Photo: Philip Brown/Reuters

Arsenal are still playing catch-up to Chelsea but the in-from Gunners will be ready to pounce if the leaders suffer from some end of season yips, mana(...)

Arsenal’s French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his team’s first goal  in the  Premier League match against Newcastle at St James Park. Oli Scarff/AFP

Premier League round-up: Olivier Giroud’s first-half double handed Arsenal a sixth successive Premier League victory as they survived a spirited fight(...)

Aaron Ramsey scores  Arsenal’s second goal in their Champions League round of 16 second leg match against AS Monaco  at Stade Louis II. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Monaco 0 Arsenal 2 (3-3 on agg, Monaco advance on away goals)The lesson for Arsenal is they cannot leave themselves needing these kind of feats of esc(...)

Arsenal’s head coach Arsene Wenger: “The statistics are all against us. We have to give everything to make the statistics lie.” Photo: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

To put it into context, the cold, harsh reality for Arsenal is that no team have ever qualified in the Champion League era after losing the home firs(...)