Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have both signed new long-term deals at Arsenal. Photo: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have signed new long-term contracts at Arsenal. Walcott put pen to paper on Thursday afternoon on a four-year deal whic(...)

Wayne Rooney came within one goal of Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record as his late strike gave England a 3-2 win away at Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Slovenia 2 England 3 At this rate, it cannot be long before someone in the camp suddenly announces that England are looking good to win Euro 20(...)

England’s Raheem Sterling (right) and Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman battle for the ball during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Ireland Keiren Westwood — Virtually nothing to do other than field a tame Wayne Rooney free-kick. 6. Marc Wilson — Resolute alongside skipper John O’S(...)

Wayne Rooney is close to surpassing Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

When trying to assess England’s status as they step onto Dublin soil for the first time in 20 years, it is perhaps as wise to go back a year and furth(...)

Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the second goal for Arsenal in their FA cup final victory over Aston Villa at Wembley. Photo: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Arsenal 4 Aston Villa 0Arsenal broke records and the hearts of the 25,000 Aston Villa fans as they coasted to the biggest FA Cup final win in 21 year(...)

Arsenal’s  Hector Bellerin: “If I wanted to be at Barcelona I would have stayed there,” he says. “My challenge was to come to England and I came here with everything.” Photograph: Getty Images

As Hector Bellerin boards the bus bound for Wembley today, it will be impossible for him not to reflect on the journey he made a year before. When (...)

 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not expect Danny Welbeck to be fit enough to be in contention for the FA Cup final, casting doubt over the striker’s availability for England duty next month. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has been ruled out of Saturday’s FA Cup final and England’s forthcoming internationals with a knee injury. Gunners boss (...)

Liverpool were beaten 6-1 by Stoke City in Steven Gerrard’s final appearance. Photograph: PA

Stoke City 6 Liverpool 1 Liverpool’s season-ending meltdown was completed at the Britannia Stadium where Stoke won 6-1 to inflict the Reds’ hea(...)

Francis Coquelin’s emergence has not changed the club’s thinking too greatly in terms of recruitment.

v Sunderland Arsenal v Sunderland (7.45pm, Sky Sports 1)Arsene Wenger remains in the market for a defensive midfielder this summer despite the emergen(...)

Manchester United’s Tyler Blackett tries to stop Theo Walcott but can only deflect his cross into the net at Old Trafford. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

There is a reasonable chance this might have been David de Gea’s final performance for Manchester United at Old Trafford and if the suspicion is corr(...)