Sport Schalke's midfielder Julian Draxler celebrates after scoring

A look at the 20-year-old Schalke midfielder as he edges towards a move to the Premier League

Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain: What can Arsenal fans expect from the Real Madrid striker on the verge of a move to the Emirates?

The Argentina international is close to becoming the Gunners' record signing. Here, Jack Pitt-Brooke reveals the attributes he will bring with him to north London

Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba of Galatasaray celebrate with team mates Goekhan Zan and Felipe Melo after beating Schalke and advancing to the quarter-finals
Didier Drogba

Champions League: Schalke 04 v Galatasaray match preview

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

David Villa

Barcelona tell Arsenal: David Villa's not for sale

Gunners must now turn their attention elsewhere with Adrian Lopez and Fernando Llorente possible options

Lewis Holtby

Arsenal and Liverpool transfer 'target' Lewis Holtby announces he will leave Schalke in the summer

Germany international will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season

Newcastle striker Demba Ba

Newcastle striker Demba Ba says a switch to Arsenal is 'tempting'

Senegal international has £7.5m release clause, although real cost may prove higher

Wenger is facing one of the biggest tests of his 16-year tenure this season

Arsene Wenger: I always feel under pressure

Arsenal manager speaks about the pressure as Gunners manager

Steve Bould and Arsene Wenger

Arsenal assistant Steve Bould 'furious' over reports of rift with Arsene Wenger

Bould is thought to have become frustrated at the cancellation of specific sessions working on improving the team's defensive shape

Thigh injury forces Robin van Persie out of Dutch squad

Bas Dost called up as replacement

Theo Walcott wants starting spot in Arsenal team

Theo Walcott hopes he can establish himself back in the Arsenal starting line-up after helping to secure a Champions League point at Schalke last night.

Klass-Jan Huntelaar evades Mertesacker to put Schalke ahead

Arsenal must bounce back from defeats says Per Mertesacker, starting with QPR on Saturday

Per Mertesacker feels Arsenal must get their season back on track quickly after back-to-back defeats on the domestic and European stages.

Ibrahim Afellay celebrates Schalke's second

Steve Bould concerned by jaded Arsenal after second straight defeat

Arsenal assistant manager Steve Bould admitted the Gunners look jaded following their 2-0 Champions League defeat by Schalke at Emirates Stadium.

Klass-Jan Huntelaar evades Mertesacker to put Schalke ahead

Arsenal lose top spot as they fail to trouble Schalke

Whatever it was Peter Hill-Wood was saying to Stan Kroenke in the Arsenal directors' box last night, you can only assume he exlained that these kind of defeats are not commonplace even for a side as erratic as the one that calls the Emirates home.

Arsène Wenger was forced to watch from the directors' box

Arsene Wenger's stock suffers untimely plunge ahead of difficult Arsenal AGM

Arsenal and England await Jack Wilshere’s return with a sense of desperation

Shakhtar's highly regarded attacking midfielder Willian

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