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Alexis Sánchez: Chile’s 1-0 loss to Bolivia on Tuesday leaves their World Cup hopes hanging by a thread. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

In a little under a week Alexis Sánchez’s life has been turned upside down. When the Arsenal forward woke up last Thursday, on transfer-deadline day, (...)

 Alexis Sánchez   celebrates Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the  FA Cup semi-final  last Sunday.   Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger says there is no chance Alexis Sánchez will leave Arsenal this summer and said he is prepared to run the risk of losing the forward on a(...)

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez warms up during the English Premier League match at Liverpool on Saturday. Photograph: EPA.

Last November, Chile played Colombia and Uruguay in a World Cup qualifying double-header. A couple of days before the Colombia game, Alexis Sanchez pu(...)

Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal against Blackburn in the FA Cup. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

If all the friends of Wayne Rooney quoted anonymously in the media are to be believed, the striker has not been making much of a secret of the fact th(...)

 Olivier Giroud produces a spectacular sole-of-the boot volley to open the scoring against Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

On a sodden, cold and otherwise underpowered afternoon at the Emirates Stadium Olivier Giroud provided an unforgettable moment of illumination. The(...)

Paul Pogba scored twice as Manchester United routed Fenerbahçe 4-1 at Old Trafford. Photograph: Reuters

Manchester United 4 Fenerbahçe 1 For Manchester United, this was precisely the kind of night they wanted before Sunday’s assignment at Chelsea and (...)

Fenerbahce coach Dick Advocaat and Robin van Persie ahead of Thursday night’s match. Photograph: Reuters

In 2012 “the little boy inside” told Robin van Persie to leave north London and head north. Van Persie listened and swapped Arsenal for Manchester Uni(...)

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott scores his second goal in the Champions League match against  FC Basel at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Livepic/Reuters

Arsenal 2 FC Basel 0 Theo Walcott’s shoulders actually slumped a little as the board was hoisted here. The winger stood in the middle of the pitch, h(...)

Middlesbrough are close to completing the signing of Victor Valdes. Photograph: Getty

Middlesbrough are sufficiently confident of signing Víctor Valdés to have booked the former Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper in for a medica(...)

Manchester City have the richest owner in Sheikh Mansour; United, however, boast a worldwide reach as Ed Woodward continues to grow the business

Managers Manchester City Pep Guardiola, Manchester City, head coach are six words to delight all City fans and make every Manchester United devote(...)

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