Thomas Vermaelen pictured ahead of Arsenal's match against Bayern Munich

Champions League: Bayern Munich v Arsenal match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League clash at the Allianz Arena

Roberto Mancini believes that 13-goal Dzeko would really prosper in Italy

Roberto Mancini leaves door open for Edin Dzeko to leave Manchester City

Roberto Mancini has refused to rule out the possibility of Edin Dzeko leaving Manchester City in the summer, although he has no desire to push the club's leading scorer through the exit door.

Dortmund's Mats Hummels celebrates with his teammates during the first leg

Champions League: Borussia Dortmund v Shakhtar Donetsk match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Champions League knockout fixture at Signal Iduna Park

Vermaelen: 'We have to stand behind each other'

Thomas Vermaelen urges under-siege Arsenal not to play blame game following Bayern Munich defeat

Captain calls on team to pull together and work hard to stop season unravelling in wake of Bayern defeat

Arsene Wenger watches Arsenal slide to defeat at the Emirates last night

James Lawton: Arsene Wenger must face up to his most formidable task following Arsenal's defeat to Bayern Munich

The worst fears for Arsenal's slender hold on their old status were on the point of coming to a terrible fruition

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla (left) and Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben. The two sides face off at The Emirates tonight

Champions League: Arsenal v Bayern Munich match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League fixture at the Emirates

Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saves a free kick during the German first division Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, Germany

Bayern Munich: so good it's boring being their goalkeeper, says Manuel Neuer ahead of Arsenal match

Germany goalkeeper admits sometimes it can be dull playing for Bayern Munich

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere takes in the defeat to Blackburn

Arsene Wenger's last shot at big game with Arsenal

Arsenal Cup shock leaves manager and players needing to hold nerve in face of Bayern test

Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund

Champions League: Shakhtar Donetsk v Borussia Dortmund match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League fixture at the Donbass Arena

Jurgen Klopp

'It's not about the money for me': Chelsea target Jurgen Klopp pledges to stay at Borussia Dortmund

Roman Abramovich's search for a long-term manager goes on

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Schalke will look to sell their influential German midfielder after he made it clear he would not pen fresh terms with the club. He looked very promising during the Bundesliga outfit's Champions League matches against Arsenal and has been linked with Liverpool. It now appears that Tottenham have jumped to the front of the queue for the starlet, whose father is an Everton fan.

Lewis Holtby joins Tottenham early after £1.5m deal is agreed

Germany international had originally been expected to join in the summer

Federico Macheda

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda goes on loan to Stuttgart

Italian has failed to cement place in side at Old Trafford

Federico Macheda

Stuttgart considering move for Manchester United striker Federico Macheda

Italian has failed to break into the first team at Old Trafford

Sven-Goran Eriksson

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson returns to football with 1860 Munich

64-year-old to assist at German second division side

England boss Roy Hodgson insists he has plenty of reasons to be cheerful

Germany want England friendly in build-up to 2014 World Cup

Both nations are on course for qualification for the tournament in Brazil

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