Arsène Wenger waving  farewell to Arsenal’s  fans after the team’s   5-0 defeat of Burnley.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Arsène Wenger is finishing his breakfast in the Paris hotel where he has been coming for years, and where the staff would not dream of addressing him (...)

Scotland’s goalie Craig Gordon misses the ball during the  Euro 2008 qualifier against Georgia in Tbilisi on  October 17th, 2007, which Georgia won 2-0. Photograph:   AFP

Having taken four points from their games in Belgrade and Vienna, Martin O’Neill’s side should, on the face of it, find things comparatively straightf(...)

If Andres Iniesta had spent his career in teams that required him to run 50 metres on a regular basis, most of us would never have heard of him. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

In Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football (2000), author David Winner meets the photographer Hans van der Meer, who was known in the (...)

Luis Figo has been prevented from playing for the Barcelona legend’s team. Photo: Firo Foto/Getty Images

Luis Figo’s decision to quit the Nou Camp for the Bernabéu fifteen years ago has not been forgotten, and certainly not forgiven by Barcelona. The Cata(...)