Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is happy for Arsenal to win ugly, but knows they cannot afford too many costly defensive relapses if they are to challen(...)

Celtic’s Charlie Mulgrew at the final whistle in Edinburgh.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

Ronny Deila spoke about “ black day” after Celtic’s Champions League hopes were ended by a thumping 6-1 aggregate defeat by Legia Warsaw. Trailing 4-1(...)

 Cesare Prandelli and Andrea Pirlo (embrace having arrived at Malpensa Airport after being knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil. Photograph:  Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Galatasaray have appointed former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli as their new coach.The Istanbul outfit, who had held an “exchange of ideas” with for(...)

Alan Pardew has responded angrily to suggestions that his head-butt at Hull City should have resulted in his sacking. The Newcastle Unite(...)

 Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski  celebrates his side’s 3-1 victory over West Ham United at Upton Park. Photo: Ian Walton/Getty

Lukas Podolski endured the numbing routine. It sapped his spirits for the best part of four months and there was also the fear of the unknown. Never b(...)

 Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski during the UEFA Champions League, Play-Off Round, Second Leg at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski could be out of action for up to 10 weeks with a hamstring injury, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.The Germany inte(...)

 New Chelsea signing Willian. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Willian on a five-year deal having been successful in their pursuit of a work permit for the Brazil forward.“I’m(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and Fenerbache’s Alper Potuk battles for possession of the ball during the UEFA Champions League, Play-Off Round, Second Leg at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Fenerbahce have been excluded from European competition for the next two years after losing an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ag(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking for ‘special’ additions only. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Arsene Wenger was as secretive as ever when grilled about his transfer targets on Monday - but did say he would only recruit “special” players before (...)

Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal evades Pajtim Kasami of Fulham at Craven Cottage. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was pleased to see his team hit back from last weekend’s dismal display against Aston Villa to get their Barclays Prem(...)