Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: Forced to defend his record again following his team’s recent run of poor results, taking just three wins from the past 12 games

Arsene Wenger has launched an impassioned defence of his tenure as Arsenal manager in the face of mounting recent criticism. A faltering title challen(...)

Hull City’s David Meyler rues a missed chance on goal during the  FA Cup fifth-round match against Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Arsenal 0 Hull 0 FA Cup holders Arsenal were left frustrated as they were held to a goalless fifth-round stalemate by a resolute Hull. With the Gunn(...)

Danny Welbeck is in line for his first start since April in Arsenal’s FA Cup fifth-round game at home to Hull on Saturday. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters/Livepic

SATURDAY Arsenal v Hull, 12.30pm – Live BT Sport 2 Danny Welbeck could get his first start since April and defender Laurent Koscielny faces a fitne(...)

Emmanuel Adebayor can provide the goals Crystal Palace are in need of. Photograph: Getty

A warm welcome back to the Premier League for Emmanuel Adebayor, a player who splits opinions even as he joins a new club. “We have just signed a wor(...)

Manchester United have been uninspired under Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs. Photograph: Getty Images

José Mourinho has been available for three weeks now, and still no takers. Clearly three weeks is not exactly a lifetime in exile for a football mana(...)

David Meyler (right) has been ruled out of the play-off games against Bosnia after picking up a knee injury in training. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland midfielder David Meyler has been ruled out of both European Championship play-off games against Bosnia and Herzegovina and will al(...)

David Meyler scores for Hull City in their Capital One Cup tie against  Swansea City at KC Stadium. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Capital One Cup review: Manchester City heaped more misery on Dick Advocaat’s Sunderland as they eased to a 4-1 win at the Stadium of Light. Manuel Pe(...)

Hull City’s Jake Livermore: escapes two-year ban which is the customary sanction for professional footballers testing positive for a Class A drug.Photograph: Grtty Images

Jake Livermore is set to avoid suspension by the English Football Association after testing positive for cocaine following a random drug test. The gam(...)

 Norwich’s attempts to sign Robbie Brady in a cut-price deal have been labelled “embarrassing” by Hull manager Steve Bruce. Photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA

Norwich’s attempts to sign Robbie Brady in a cut-price deal have been labelled “embarrassing” by the Hull City manager Steve Bruce. Norwich want to a(...)

Robin Van Persie joined Manchester United in 2012. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

MARCUS CHRISTENSON Fenerbahce have reached an agreement with Manchester United over the transfer of Robin van Persie to the Turkish club for a fee of(...)