Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez pauses during the match between Arsenal and Newcastle United last weekend. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Arsene Wenger has admitted that if things had worked out differently last summer then Alexis Sanchez would have been lining up for Liverpool against (...)

Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria could return for this weekend’s Premier League fixture with Aston Villa. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

SATURDAY Aston Villa (13) v Manchester United (3) On-loan Tom Cleverley, who would not have been allowed to play for Aston Villa against hi(...)

Steven Gerrard:  “It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster, so to get a good win at Bournemouth is a big lift and a lift that is very welcome.” Photograph:Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Steven Gerrard has urged his Liverpool team-mates to “roll up your sleeves and fight for the club” as the side attempt to inject some momentum into th(...)

THAT moment in the   World Cup  qualifying football match between France and the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis in Paris on November 18th, 2009 when Thierry Henry handled the ball. 1:00

“If I had to sleep with a Premiership footballer, it would be Thierry Henry. ”Fair point, well made by my Manchester United-supporting brother in law.(...)

Google’s annual search rankings show that football, celebrity tragedies and an absentee country western singer were the topics Irish people seached for in 2014.

Football, celebrity tragedies and an absentee country western singer were the topics that got Irish people clicking in 2014, according to Google’s (...)

Former Arsenal, New York Red Bulls, Barcelona and France striker retires at 37 after 20 year career. Photograph: Mike Stobe/Getty Images 1:00

Arsenal paid a fitting tribute to Thierry Henry, as did a number of his soon-to-be new colleagues, after the former Gunners striker announced his reti(...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)

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 (...)

Frank Lampard scored Manchester City’s winner in their 1-0 victory over Leicester City moving him up to joint fourth in the all time Premier League goalscorers list

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard notched a trademark goal on Saturday to draw level with Thierry Henry in fourth place on the list of leading (...)

  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will hope to get back on track with a win over Newcastle United. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he is “not a politician” worrying about popularity in opinion polls and his only concern is “to win football ga(...)