Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Bojan Krkic injury: Stoke worried forward may not be back in time for pre-season

Spanish forward ruptured cruciate ligament in the win against Rochdale

Middlesbrough’s Adam Clayton celebrates the Cup defeat of his former club Manchester City (Getty)

Sam Wallace: FA Cup shocks show the Football League's production line is still strong

Transfers to the top flight remain a major part of  Football League clubs’ income

Mesut Ozil and Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil is now equipped to cope in Premier League

World Cup winner has come back bigger and stronger after injury, says Wenger

The Arsenal manager was prevented from signing a teenage Angel Di Maria due to the current rules on buying non-EU players

Arsenal missed out on Angel Di Maria when he was 17, reveals Arsene Wenger as he calls for non-EU work permit rules to be scrapped

Arsenal manager wants to scrap work permits for all non-EU players

Arsène Wenger is hopeful of securing a work permit on appeal for Villarreal’s Gabriel Paulista (far right) as Leicester City managed with Andrej Kramaric (centre)

Sam Wallace: Free-for-all transfer 'utopia' will be another step back for Premier League

The Arsène Wenger model of producing better academy footballers in order to solve the declining number of native players is unrealistic

Gabriel Paulista

Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger rates Gabriel Paulista chances as '50-50' and reveals work permit issues will be resolved 'now'

Arsenal manager reveals the Gunners are in talks to sign the Villarreal defender and confirms a new deal has been offered to Francis Coquelin

‘I got a lot of stick about the tired stuff with England so it all came down on me,’ says Raheem Sterling, pictured in action against Chelsea on Tuesday night

'Refreshed' Raheem Sterling set to hit new heights after mid-season break in Jamaica

The forward was heavily criticised when Roy Hodgson revealed that the player had told him he was tired ahead of an England training session

Daley Blind is back in the United team after an injury lay-off

I don't take easy options at Manchester United - I help others play, says Daley Blind

Midfielder rejects Gary Neville's criticism on avoiding risks and says Louis van Gaal backs possession game

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