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Lukas Podolski clips the ball just inside the post to score Arsenal's first goal

Arsenal 4 Coventry City 0 match report: Lukas Podolski shines on Arsenal’s fraternal and farcical FA Cup night

Wenger handed a senior debut to 16-year-old midfield prospect Zelalem

Southampton striker Rickie Lambert

FA Cup: Southampton v Yeovil match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round tie at St Mary’s Stadium

Southampton ready to sell Dani Osvaldo training ground altercation

Transfer news: Southampton ready to sell Dani Osvaldo following training ground altercation

Italian forward set to leave St. Mary's after another controversial incident

Dani Osvaldo in action for Southampton

Dani Osvaldo suspended: Southampton take action following training ground 'incident'

The striker will miss two weeks following the incident

Ross Barkley

Transfer news: Chelsea will reportedly turn their attentions to Ross Barkley and Luke Shaw after Juan Mata sale

Blues keen to strengthn their home-grown ranks over the coming seasons

Whatever you think about Nicola Cortese, he has done a fantastic job at Southampton

Southampton appoint Gareth Rogers as interim chief executive officer following Nicola Cortese resignation

Club owner Katharina Liebherr has admitted that the appointment of Rogers is to stabilise the club after a torrid week

Manchester United manager David Moyes looks on in despair as his side crash to a 3-0 defeat at Chelsea
Adam Johnson celebrates after pulling Sunderland level with Southampton

Sunderland 2 Southampton 2 match report: Sloppy Saints give themselves more problems

Rodriguez and Lovren fired Southampton to an early lead but goals from Borini and Johnson saw Saints' turbulent week continue

Mauricio Pochettino has reassured his squad that he will be staying following the 2-2 draw with Sunderland

Sunderland 2 Southampton 2: Mauricio Pochettino has reassured squad he will be staying, admits Jack Cork

Midfielder also feels that Saints should not have let their lead slip but credits Sunderland, with manager Gus Poyet admitting he is happy with a point

Mauricio Pochettino's decision to stay as manager was contingent on the club not selling their players

No players will be sold by Southampton, promises owner Katharina Liebherr

The uncertainty that engulfed Southampton in the wake of chief executive Nicola Cortese's resignation was reduced further when the club's owner, Katharina Liebherr, pledged not to sell any players during the transfer window.

Tim Sherwood described the suggestion that his job as head coach is under threat as 'realism'

Tim Sherwood warns Mauricio Pochettino of high expectations at Spurs

Tim Sherwood has warned Mauricio Pochettino that Tottenham Hotspur was a very different job to managing Southampton, after Spurs were linked with a summer approach for the Argentine.

Sunderland v Southampton preview: Team strengths, tactics and stats

Check out all the vital statistics ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Stadium of Light

Lukas Podolski likes scoring against Fulham

Premier League statistics preview: French and German Arsenal players like scoring against Fulham; Manchester United look to break Chelsea drought; Liverpool wary of Christian Benteke

Providers of the largest online database for detailed football statistics WhoScored.com preview all of the matches in gameweek 22 of the Premier League

Southampton's highly rated left-back Luke Shaw

Transfer news: Southampton owner vows no players, including Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert, will be sold this month

Katharina Liebherr makes clear no-one is leaving, despite reported interest in their players from various clubs

Southampton's highly rated left-back Luke Shaw is a transfer target for Chelsea.

Transfer news: Southampton tell Chelsea Luke Shaw will cost £25m - reports

Saints slap big price tag on highly-rated left back

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