Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Jack Colback scores Sunderland’s third goal past against Newcastle United at St James’ Park. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

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Sunderland’s Adam Johnson  scores the equaliser against Southampton . Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Sunderland 2 Southampton 2: Adam Johnson struck for the fourth time in a week as Sunderland staged an unlikely fightback to snatch a Premier League ag(...)

Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs scores and own goal under pressure from Sunderland’s Phil Bardsley during the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg  at the  Stadium of Light. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

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 Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: His side struggle on the road. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

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 Phil Bardsley of Sunderland scores past Costel Pantilimon of Man City in  the  Premier League match  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0: Two Manchester United old boys helped ensure that trips to Wearside are fast becoming a form of purgatory for Manchest(...)

Alex Ferguson with his new book at the Convention Centre in Dublin last night. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This must be how the Pope spends his Sundays. A big stage, a soft chair, an adoring crowd rapt for every word. Questions asked but nothing questioned,(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey scores his side’s  third goal during the  Premier League game against Norwich  at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Arsenal retained their place at the top of the Premier League with a comfortable 4-1 win over Norwich on Saturday afternoon.Jack Wilshere’s maiden Pre(...)

Republic of Ireland training at the Rhein Energie Stadium, Cologne. Wes Hoolahan (front), Anthony Pilkington (middle) and Paul Green. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Arsenal (1) v Norwich (18)Arsenal expect Mesut Ozil to have recovered from a knee injury. Fellow midfielder Santi Cazorla could also return for the (...)

Arsenal will give a fitness test to midfielder Aaron Ramsey before their match at Swansea

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