Sport Schalke's midfielder Julian Draxler celebrates after scoring

German youngster seemingly very unlikely to join the north London club this January

Juan Mata poses with his new Manchester United shirt on Monday

Juan Mata unveiling: United manager David Moyes said he 'got wind' of the deal a couple of months ago but was still surprised they pulled it off

The Scot also claimed there will soon be more world-class additions to the club

Andros Townsend is nearing a Tottenham comeback after recovering from a hamstring injury

Andros Townsend tipped to bounce back by Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood

Townsend's comeback from a hamstring injury was put on hold after Spurs' Under-21's fixture at Bishop's Stortford was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch

Two of the four ambulance workers that helped Theo Walcott were Tottenham fans

Theo Walcott gesture: Making yourself a club legend has more severe consequences than it used to

The Arsenal winger reminded us that footballers aren't always trained PR stooges; Twitter reminded us of the dangers of footballers exhibiting personality

Two of the four ambulance workers that helped Theo Walcott were Tottenham fans

Kick It Out report anti-semitic abuse on Twitter amid fall-out from Theo Walcott injury

Arsenal and Tottenham fans have traded abuse on the social networking site

Two of the four ambulance workers that helped Theo Walcott were Tottenham fans

Theo Walcott: Ambulance workers who were pelted with coins while helping Arsenal forward were Tottenham fans

Two of the four stretcher carriers couldn't believe that they were attacked with coins by their own kind

Theo Walcott is stretchered off the pitch during the match against Tottenham Hotspur

Transfer news: Theo Walcott injury likely to force Arsenal into January moves as injuries begin to mount

Wenger had previously stated that a long-term injury to Nicklas Bendtner could force him to sign another striker and Walcott has since joined the Dane on the sidelines

Theo Walcott is stretchered off the pitch during the match against Tottenham Hotspur

Theo Walcott: Ian Wright offers support after Arsenal forward is ruled out for the rest of season and the World Cup

Walcott has suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament that has ruled him out of the rest of the season and the World Cup in Brazil

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott makes the ‘2-0’ gesture to Spurs fans as he is carried off

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott 'reminded of his responsibilities' after scoreline gesture to angry Tottenham fans in north London derby

Walcott was targeted with coins and plastic bottles as he was carried off the pitch and chose to remind the opposition of the scoreline in response

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott makes the ‘2-0’ gesture to Spurs fans as he is carried off

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has become a club legend with his gesture to Tottenham fans, claims Jack Wilshere

Walcott taunted Spurs fans with the scoreline during Saturday's north London derby as he was carried of the Emirates Stadium pitch on a strecther

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Serge Gnabry believes he can work well in same Arsenal team as Theo Walcott

Youngster is eager to help the Gunners' push for silverware after impressing in FA Cup tie against Tottenham

Jack WIlshere attempts to unlock the Tottenham defence during Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup victory

Arsenal 2 Tottenham 0: Jack Wilshere delighted that Gunners have finally 'clicked' and praises character within the squad

Wilshere also defends his teammate Theo Walcott over scoreline hand gesture to Spurs fans after suffering his own disciplinary sanction for rude hand signal

Bacary Sagna has yet to sign a new contract and his present Arsenal deal expires at the end of the season

Frantic festive schedule leaves Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger with an injury crisis

Gunners host Cardiff without Mesut Özil, Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud and Kieran Gibbs

Theo Walcott celebrates after scoring for Arsenal in their match against West Ham

Premier League: Newcastle vs Arsenal match preview

A look ahead of this week’s fixture at St James’s Park

Points made: Olivier Giroud celebrates opening the scoring

Arsenal 2 Southampton 0 match report: Artur Boruc howler and Olivier Giroud double vision keeps title in focus for Arsenal

Arsenal striker takes advantage of showboating by Southampton goalkeeper Boruc to break deadlock and secures victory with a penalty that consolidates top spot

Ravel Morrison scores stunning backheel volley in training: video

The West Ham forward continues to impress

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