Arsenal player ratings: Aaron Ramsey scores screamer and Lukas Podolski strikes twice during impressive display from Gunners

A look at the individual performances of the Gunners in Turkey

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: Has Chelsea academy finally found new John Terry?

Loftus-Cheek will be first home-grown player to reach first team in a decade

Dejected Liverpool players Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard

Liverpool 1 Basel 1 analysis: Steven Gerrard free-kick shows he's no quitter – but isn't that now the Liverpool captain's only option?

The Reds captain nearly hauled his side out of a sticky situation yet again, but they ultimately fell short against Basel

Liverpool vs Basel match report: Lazar Markovic is sent off and Steven Gerrard free-kick isn't enough on night of red card and red faces at Anfield

Liverpool 1 Basel 1: Liverpool needed a win at Anfield to progress in the Champions League

Aaron Ramsey celebrates his second goal

Liverpool 1 Basel 1 player ratings: Steven Gerrard performance was below par despite brilliant free-kick

A look at the individual performances at Anfield

Lukas Podolski

Lukas Podolski may have started his final game for Arsenal in the match against Galatasaray

The World Cup winner continues to be a peripheral figure

Chuba Akpom and Gedion Zelalem in Arsenal training

Galatasaray vs Arsenal team news: Arsene Wenger names Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo as fringe players get a chance

Arsene Wenger makes numerous changes to the team that lost to Stoke

Steven Gerrard

Liverpool vs Basel team news: Steven Gerrard returns to starting XI for Champions League match

Captain came off the bench during the draw against Sunderland at the weekend

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling with Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool vs Basel: Raheem Sterling says 'in football nothing is certain' after difficult start to season

The Reds must win tonight to progress in the Champions League

Aleksandar Kolarov, Stevan Jovetic,James Milner and Matija Nastasic of Manchester City warm up prior to their game with Roma

Roma vs Manchester City: Roma manager Rudi Garcia 'sure' Italian side can progress

The coach says the Champions League meeting has the feel of a cup final to it

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville during their Premier League days
Wesley Sneijder

Galatatasaray vs Arsenal: Wesley Sneijder has enjoyed a great career, but it could have been so much more

The midfielder had a €20m release clause that no club chose to activate over the summer

Liverpool vs Basel: Champions League scores as Liverpool exit and Arsenal win but fail to finish top

Follow the latest events from tonight's European games

Who is Chelsea teenager Ruben Loftus-Cheek?

Loftus-Cheek, 18, will play some part against Sporting Lisbon

Sport
Xherdan Shaqiri, Morgan Schneiderlin, Andros Townsend and Stephan El Shaawary
TRANSFER TALKTransfer Talk: A look at the latest gossip
Sport
Sepp Blatter will have to stand down as football’s representative on the IOC when he reaches 80 in 2016
Fifa make surprise decision to make report into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding public
Sport
Per Mertesacker in the shower for the BT Sport advert
Plus, find out some of the Gunners' favourite Christmas songs
Sport
Greg Dyke
Chairman says Britain's largest ethnic minority is still not adequately represented
Sport
Baily Cargill appears to lose his wig
VIDEO Or did he? Bournemouth move to clear up confusion
Sport
Which Premier League player revealed this garish effort?
Sport
Andy Carroll (left) and Carl Jenkinson
West Ham striker reveals what he would get his team-mate for Christmas
Sport
Nicklas Bendtner celebrates for Wolfsburg against FC Krasnodar earlier this month
...he was busy 'picking up a cutie'
Sport
Ronald Koeman warned about a lack of strength in depth
ANALYSISA fantastic start to the season has been followed by five straight defeats. So what has gone wrong for the once unstoppable Saints?
Sport
Scunthorpe goalkeeper Sam Slocombe (left) is congratulated by winning penalty taker Miguel Llera (right)
Scunthorpe eventually prevailed against Worcester
Sport
TRANSFER ANALYSISJose Mourinho may want to strengthen his squad in the January window
Sport blogs

The Football Lawyer: The career of a Premier League footballer is similar to that of a City professional

In football, where money talks, there are few pronouncements louder than the salary of a Premier Lea...

A World Cricket XI for the ages

One man’s pursuit of cricketing nerd nirvana: an all-time XI made up of a player from each decade 19...

Wheels: Journeys in Parlympic Sport

The World Cup is all well and good, but James Moore can't wait for the arrival of new chairs for his...

The Independent around the web
Daily Quiz

Bleacher Report

Featured Advertorials

Day In a Page

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Marian Keyes: The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment

Marian Keyes

The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates an Italian-inspired fish feast for Christmas Eve

Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his reputation

Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Michael Calvin: Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick