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The defender is targeting a breakthrough season with the Gunners

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The England striker has signed a six-year deal at the club

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Stuart Pearce's reign as England Under-21 manager brought to an end

Gareth Southgate and Peter Taylor favourites to take over

Glenn Hoddle believes changes need to be made should he take up a role with the England Under-21's

Glenn Hoddle not interested in England Under-21s role unless changes are made to selection policy

Hoddle believes the FA need to allow best players to go to major tournaments if he is to have any interest should Stuart Pearce leave

Glenn Hoddle

Harry Redknapp gives backing to Glenn Hoddle to succeed Stuart Pearce as England Under-21 coach

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Israel Under-21s 1 England Under-21s 0 match report: Stuart Pearce rounds on players as Israel inflict final insult at European Championships

And so the final humiliation. What is expected to be final act of Stuart Pearce's reign with the England Under-21 team was another deserved defeat and with it their worst ever performance in the finals. Only Israel themselves, who somehow qualify for Eurovision Song Contests as well as European football, have previously ever returned 'nul points', which they did in the 2007 tournament. Back in those days Pearce's England pups were regarded as brave fighters who only lost the semi-final in one of the longest ever shoot-outs. From reaching the final two years later, his sides have regressed to tonight's low point.

Phil Neville will return to his old club Manchester United as a coach this summer to join David Moyes' backroom staff

Phil Neville set for return to Manchester United among David Moyes' backroom staff

Neville played for Moyes for eight years at Everton

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