Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal gives a thumbs up during an Arsenal training session on Monday. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Arsene Wenger must start learning from his mistakes if Arsenal are to compete at the highest level of European football, Alisher Usmanov, the Londo(...)

Daniel Sturridge: has had a nightmare season thus far with injury problems.  Photo:  Adam Davy/PA

Liverpool are resigned to being without Daniel Sturridge until the new year after scans confirmed he has suffered his second thigh strain of an injur(...)

The late Dessie Hughes: “Dessie was Dessie to everyone, from the well-heeled to the down at heel and all those in between.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was late on Sunday, and not a sound was stirring in Mount Prospect Avenue, when Vinny Fitzpatrick cracked.The sneaky break-out kind of crept up on(...)

 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger can’t hide his disappointment after his side’s defeat to Swansea City at the  Liberty Stadium. Photo: Dimitris Legakis/EPA

Swansea City 2 Arsenal 1 There is no respite for Arsène Wenger. Five days after seeing his side surrender a three-goal lead in the Champions League(...)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard  with team-mate Mario Balotelli. Gerrard has still to sign a new deal with the Anfield club. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

Brendan Rodgers expects Daniel Sturridge to miss Liverpool’s most demanding week of the season as they play Newcastle United, Real Madrid and Chelsea (...)

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli after scoring his side’s equaliser to make it 1-1 during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match at Anfield, Liverpool. Photograph: PA

Centre of attention as usual, only this time it was for the right reasons for Mario Balotelli and Liverpool. The maligned striker helped turn the tie (...)

Marouane Fellaini competes with Gary Cahill during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Louis van Gaal was only a few days out regarding his plea for time. Judge his team and his philosophy after three months, he said, when becoming the (...)

Arsenal’s Mesut Özil (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring   against Aston Villa at Villa Park. Photograph: Darren Staples / Reuters

Mesut Özil helped Arsenal shake off the hangover of a midweek pounding in Germany with a starring role in a 3-0 victory at Aston Villa in the Premier(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring the equaliser against Manchester United at Stadium of Light. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sunderland 1 Manchester United 1 The crest on the shirt is still the same. The songs go to the same tune and in the closing moments, hunting a (...)