Sport Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists it is too early to think of the Premier League title

The Gunners play Coventry in the fourth round of the competition

Jack Wilshere encouraged by Arsenal moves for Wayne Rooney and Gonzalo Higuain

Free transfer signing of France Under-21 attacker Yaya Sanogo set to be confirmed

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs

Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs determined to end the north London club's trophy drought to pave way for World Cup recall

The left-back insists that his focus is on ending Arsenal's eight-year trophy drought, but hopes that it leads to a return to Roy Hodgson's squad ahead of 2014 World Cup

Sant Cazorla for Arsenal

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla convinced self-belief will drive Gunners towards Premier League title

The attacking midfielder believes Arsenal have great players that can build on last season's strong finish and mount a serious push for the title

Olivier Giroud's brace helped Arsenal to victory

If we make a good start, Arsenal can challenge for the Premier League title claims Olivier Giroud

The striker says the Gunners can last the distance

Arséne Wenger said his team are no longer intimidated as they have been in the past

Former Arsenal midfield player Stewart Robson would 'not trust' Arsene Wenger to spend summer transfer kitty

There has been talk of marquee signings arriving at the Emirates this summer

Nicklas Bendtner

Denmark banish Nicklas Bendtner for six-months following drink-drive arrest

The 25-year-old is currently on loan at Juventus from Arsenal

Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their second goal

Juventus urged to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez by former player Marco Tardelli

The Uruguyan international has been in sensational form this season

<b>Fernando Llorente</b><br/>
The Spanish striker is another stellar signing in the offing for clubs around the continent as he enters the final months of his contract. After superbly leading the line for an exciting Athletic Bilbao side on their route to the Europa League final, Llorente has found himself out of favour this season but has a long list of admirers, most notably Juventus, to choose from.

Arsenal 'target' Fernando Llorente agrees to join Juventus

Spain international had been linked with move to the Premier League

Didier Drogba

Juventus reveal approach for Didier Drogba

The former Chelsea striker joined Shanghai Shenhua in the summer

Uefa president Michel Platini under growing pressure to appeal against 'insulting' punishment given to Serbia for racism

Platini studies disciplinary judgement as criticism mounts over response to racism row

Thomas Ince is one of the two England players to be punished

Outrage as Uefa let Serbia off in latest racism controversy

FA 'disappointed' as European body hands out 'paltry' fine for England Under-21 abuse

Paddy Power is a football winner

Paddy Power, the offbeat bookie, yesterday reported surging, half-year profits up 21 per cent to €68.7m (£54.5m), thanks partly to a strong Euro 2012.

<b>Santi Cazorla</b><br/>
Having come highly recommended by goalkeeper Jose Reina, Liverpool will step up their efforts to sign winger Cazorla according to some reports. The Spanish international has been on Liverpool's radar for a while now, but the £28m release clause in his Villareal contract has proven a stumbling block. Yet it's thought that £18m could be enough to secure the services of the 26-year-old, who has 33 international caps.

Arsenal on verge of £16m swoop for Spain winger Santi Cazorla

Arsenal have moved to tie-up the future of Laurent Koscielny, and look set to further bolster the squad with a £16million coup for Spain winger Santi Cazorla.

Sunderland’s Martin O’Neill urges his players to seize FA Cup chance

Martin O'Neill patient in hunt for 'a couple of fresh faces' for Sunderland

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill has said he will be looking to bring in some new players this summer but not just ‘for the sake of it’.

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It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
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Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

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Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

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