Arsène Wenger and José Mourinho clash on the sideline during Arsenal’s visit to Stamford Bridge last October. The managers have rarely seen eye to eye since the Portuguese first came to England in 2004. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

It was one of those typical Arsène Wenger throwaway lines, delivered with a faint smile playing across his lips but instantly revealing his true feel(...)

José Mourinho has rejected Arsène Wenger’s suggestion that it is “easy to defend”. Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

José Mourinho has dismissed Arsène Wenger’s suggestion it is “easy to defend” and moved to justify Chelsea’s switch from an expansive to a more pragm(...)

Uefa have confirmed a new Champions League seeding system which means only the winners of Europe’s top seven leagues and the holders would be top seeds. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City will all miss out on being among the top seeds in the Champions League next season if they qualify and (...)

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris looks set to demand a transfer this summer. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Hugo Lloris will consider his future at the end of the season if and more likely when Tottenham Hotspur do not qualify for the Champions League. The F(...)

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott celebrates scoring their sixth goal during the League Cup fourth round 7-5 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium in October 2012. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Even schoolchildren born 50 and 60 years later know that 1927 was a special year for the FA Cup. It remains the only time in the Cup’s 143-year histor(...)

Juventus’ midfielder Andrea Pirlo attends a training session on the eve of the Champions League football match against Monaco. Photo: Getty Images

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri faces a tricky dilemma for their Champions League clash against AS Monaco as he tries to decide whether to field (...)

Liverpool’s Kolo Toure comes on for the injured Mamadou Sakho as manager Brendan Rodgers looks on. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Liverpool could be without Mamadou Sakho for up to four weeks after scans confirmed the extent of the hamstring injury he suffered in the FA Cup sixth(...)

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(...)

Aaron Ramsey’s first half strike at Turfmoor made it eight wins on the bounce for Arsenal. Photograph: Reuters

Burnley 0 Arsenal 1Aaron Ramsey marked his 150th Premier League appearance with a first half winner as Arsenal closed the gap on leaders Chelsea to fo(...)

Glenn Murray celebrates after scoring the first goal for Crystal Palace as Manchester City’s Joe Hart appeals for offside recently. Photograph: Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett

We are approaching, as Alex Ferguson once charmingly described it, the nerve wracking “squeaky bum time” of the English football season. Half the Iris(...)