Harry Arter training with the Republic of Ireland squad at Gannon Park, Malahide. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

When he left Charlton Athletic for non-league Woking in 2009, after loan spells at Staines Town and Welling United, thoughts of a senior international(...)

Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria reacts after being sent off during the English FA Cup quarter final between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/PA

1)The momentum is now with Wenger’s menBefore this barn-burner of a contest Louis van Gaal said: “What’s the plan? That we beat Arsenal. Arsenal are o(...)

An early Olivier Giroud brace helped Arsenal cruise past Middlesbrough to reach the FA Cup last eight. (Photograph: EPA/ANDREW COWIE)

Arsenal 2 Middlesbrough 0Two goals down and heading out of the FA Cup, the 5,000 Teesiders in the Clock End tried to look at the silver lining at the (...)

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere could be involved in another smoking row after he was pictured with a shisha pipe in a nightclub. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere could find himself at the centre of another smoking row after pictures emerged of the England international holding (...)

 Tomas Rosicky  scores Arsenal’s third goal against Brighton during the FA Cup fourth-round  match at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA

Brighton 2 Arsenal 3The FA Cup produced another boisterous, thrilling, ultimately quite frantic fourth round tie at the Amex Stadium where Arsenal man(...)

Asmir Begovic of Stoke City fails to stop the ball crossing the line as Alexis Sanchez (not pictured) of Arsenal scores his team’s third goal from a free-kick   at Emirates Stadium. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Arsenal 3 Stoke City 0When Alexis Sanchez blasted goalwards and the Stoke City defensive wall crumbled, this one-sided Arsenal victory was summed up i(...)

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been fined a reported £20,000 for smoking in the showers following his disastrous performance against Southampton on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is facing a reported £20,000 fine for smoking in the showers after the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat to Southampton on (...)

Sadio Mane is mobbed by his Southampton team mates after giving the Saints the lead against Arsenal at St Mary’s (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Southampton 2 Arsenal 0Wojciech Szczesny reached into the back of the net for his bottle and he took a long glug. The only pity for the Arsenal goalke(...)

Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel  celebrates scoring his late equaliser with team-mate Adam Lallana  during the  Premier League  match against Arsenal  at Anfield. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool 2 Arsenal 2Liverpool left “a scar in the heart” of Arsène Wenger on his last visit to Anfield and inflicted more pain on Arsenal courtesy of(...)

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud (left) celebrates with Danny Welbeck after  scoring   against Newcastle  at The Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga /  EPA

Arsenal 4 Newcastle United 1 Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla both scored twice as Arsenal closed back up on the Barclays Premier League’s top (...)