'Operation Bale' has followed a familiar pattern that usually ends up with Spaniards getting what they want
Van Persie makes his first return to the Emirates as Podolski looks set to start in place of Giroud
Striker returns to the Emirates for the first time this weekend
Arsenal midfielder was impressive against Brazil
Arsenal manager admits he was not aware of Michu
The Football Association was still basking in the warm glow of royal benediction yesterday, but a man who was produced by one of the world's best youth development programmes, and is now an architect of one of its most ambitious, yesterday warned it would take at least a decade for St George's Park to bear fruit.
France legend warns FA to be patient but doubts young players still dream of an England career
That goal in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana nearly three decades ago provided a tantalising hint of what English football could produce, but John Barnes has provided a sobering assessment of the national team's long road to aspirations of silverware. Things may get worse before they get better, he says, because the power of the Premier League will continue to prevent young players gaining the top-flight experience integral to the flourishing of Spain and Germany.
Ferguson accepted the gift of Vieira’s ‘mind games’ as a seasoned boxer might a deliciously exposed chin
United manager starts the psychological warfare in effort to derail City's title push
Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic has confirmed he is on course for a return to action at the start of next season.
Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit believes the current players have become disillusioned and lack mental strength, but insists parting company with manager Arsene Wenger would be the "biggest mistake" the club could make.
Manchester United fear they may lose their rising star Paul Pogba, a defensive midfielder recruited at great expense and effort from Le Havre two years ago, to their fierce rivals Manchester City as talks over a new deal for the 18-year-old hit an impasse.
Frenchman, who was always destined for the dugout, was Arsène Wenger's first signing at Highbury in 1996
Patrick Vieira has urged Mario Balotelli's army of critics to cut him some slack.
Patrick Vieira believes the current Arsenal squad lacks the physical edge that marked his trophy-laden era at the club.