Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has been criticised for not adding to his squad by former players. It has now been 12 years since he won the English Premier League title with the London club. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters.

As Claudio Ranieri contemplated the next stage of the title race, the manager of the most implausible challengers in the English Premier League era ma(...)

Danny Welbeck is in line for his first start since April in Arsenal’s FA Cup fifth-round game at home to Hull on Saturday. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters/Livepic

SATURDAY Arsenal v Hull, 12.30pm – Live BT Sport 2 Danny Welbeck could get his first start since April and defender Laurent Koscielny faces a fitne(...)

Celtic new loan signing Patrick Roberts at the Utilita Energy Scottish League Cup, semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

Patrick Roberts revealed that some advice from Jason Denayer confirmed his decision to move to Celtic from Manchester City. The 18-year-old winger jo(...)

Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp says Pep Guardiola will have high expectations in England. Photograph: Getty Images

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has welcomed the arrival of Pep Guardiola as Manchester City’s next manager and expects the Catalan to come to England (...)

A groundsman looks out across Carlisle United’s flooded Brunton Park pitch earlier this month. The ground plays host to Everton in the FA Cup. Photograph: PA

The FA Cup has been called many things over the decades and of late some of the descriptions have been derogatory. The general feeling that the cup ha(...)

Players from both sides react to Everton’s Irish defender Seamus Coleman’s late miss against Swansea at Goodison Park.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP /Getty

From the moment his alarm first pinged at 5.50am on Monday, Vinny Fitzpatrick was in a mood most foul. Was is it the cold shower (he had forgotten to(...)

Jürgen Klopp: “Going to Wembley is the best thing you can do in football.” Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp has described a cup final appearance at Wembley as the “best thing you can do in football” but said the prospect of an all-Merseyside co(...)

West Ham’s Dimitri Payet: Suddenly – or so it seems – he is flavour of the month. Photograph: Steve Welsh/Getty Images

Dimitri Payet is 29 in March. It’s been a season of surprises in the Premier League and Payet’s birth date brings another. Just how he has reached t(...)

Manchester United’s Dutch manager Louis van Gaal (3rd R) leaves after the English Premier League football match between Stoke City and Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Louis van Gaal will speak to the Manchester United board before deciding whether to quit Old Trafford. Van Gaal’s future looks increasingly bleak a(...)

 Leicester fans have created a wonderful atmosphere at the King Power Stadium this season. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

We could dwell on the disappointing and the under-achieving. We could follow – head down and bored – Manchester United’s ramble to the fringes of ente(...)