Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is hopeful a strong statement from the club’s owners will end speculation surrounding a potential takeover bid from Spotify founder Daniel Ek. Photograph: PA

Mikel Arteta has backed Arsenal’s owners, the Kroenke family, in the face of mounting pressure from supporters and a potential bid by Daniel Ek. Ek,(...)

Spotify: Most of its premium plans will now cost more per month. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters.

Spotify is increasing its prices from April 30th with existing subscribers told their plans will be subject to the higher costs from their June billin(...)

Niamh Kelly of the Eagles in action during the AFLW match between the West Coast Eagles and the Adelaide Crows at Mineral Resources Park in Perth, Australia. Photograph: Getty Images

Come 5.10 on Saturday afternoon the telly had the look of a Superser, the glow of the sunshine that was bathing Perth’s Mineral Resources Park filling(...)

Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough and assistant Peter Taylor look on before the 1980 European Cup Final against Hamburg SV  at the  Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Photograph:   Duncan Raban/Allsport/Getty Images

At a standstill, thinking about a standstill, rewinding to a conversation a long time ago on the benefit of standing still. A lot of noise, talk, mat(...)

Ajax Amsterdam CEO Edwin van der Sar: ‘We reflected a bit on the old success from 95. We wanted to combine the abundance of young talent with experience.’ Photograph: Massimo Pinca/Reuters

Last season, as Ajax’s future balanced on a gossamer thread, the club’s hierarchy called in seven of their most talented youngsters for a special talk(...)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ronny Johnson of Manchester United celebrate in the dressing room with the FA Cup after the 1999 final win over Newcastle. Photo: John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has always loved the FA Cup – he rates walking out at Wembley in 1999 as highly as all the other memories from that year because t(...)

Arsène Wenger with the Premiership trophy after Arsenal’s unbeaten 2003/04 campaign. Photograph: PA

La Fin. And so the credits finally roll. Like reaching the end of some heaving biopic, it may take a while for Arsène Wenger to feel able to shake him(...)

Arsene Wenger of Arsenal argues with Alex Ferguson of Manchester United during a clash in 2004. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

The Premier League is the richest league in the world but money cannot buy hate. English football is crying out for an immense, sprawling rivalry betw(...)

One in four people sitting on any plane has at least some fear of flying, with one in 10 suffering badly. Photograph: Getty Images

There was some pretty terrifying footage of planes landing at Irish airports when Ophelia was doing her worst, and that may have been behind Aer Lingu(...)

 Manchester United’s  Paul Pogba and Ajax Amsterdam’s Hakim Ziyech vie for the ball during the Uefa Europa League final  at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

TV3 can congratulate itself on a great season of European football coverage, but nobody’s perfect. On Wednesday night, after the Europa League final, (...)

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