Sport Schalke's midfielder Julian Draxler celebrates after scoring

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

Gervinho will be looking to score in his third consecutive game for the Gunners

Premier League: West Brom v Arsenal match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Hawthorns.

Roy Hodgson is refusing to bill Tuesday's clash with Montenegro as a group decider

Roy Hodgson refuses to dub England's match with Montenegro a 'group decider'

Roy Hodgson is refusing to bill Tuesday's clash with Montenegro as a group decider.

World Cup qualifier: England v San Marino match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Group H fixture at the Stadio di Serravalle

Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal youngsters can provide core for England claims Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Midfielder recently committed his future to Arsenal along with Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson

Young gun: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain impressed Hodgson in Moldova

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain eager to remain focused for both Arsenal and England

The midfielder has been surprised by the speed of his progress

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Arsenal 1 match report: Lethal Spurs signal a changing of guard in north London

The great eras in football tend not to fall to pieces overnight or end in one great Hollywood finale, instead they disintegrate over months and years until one day no-one can quite recall what it was like when they so impregnable and so certain.

England and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere must improve says Bryan Robson

Arsenal midfielder put in a man-of-the-match performance against Brazil

Fred (centre) celebrates his goal with Neymar (right) and Paulinho

Brazil desperately in need of Luiz Felipe Scolari's sure touch

Chelsea's Oscar easily outshone the much-hyped Neymar

Rickie Lambert celebrates scoring in the 2-2 draw between Southampton and Wigan
Culture clash: Former mentors and managers say Luis Suarez is amazed by the attention paid to his antics

Luis Suarez intends to remain at Liverpool for 'a very long time'

Striker has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich in the summer

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring against Brighton

Premier League: Arsenal v Liverpool match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at the Emirates

Leonardo Ulloa shone on his debut for Brighton on Saturday
Edinson Cavani

Arsenal to make big money bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani

Arsene Wenger reveals interest in £45m-rated Uruguayan international

Arsene Wenger described Jack Wilshere’s performance last night as ‘outstanding’

Arsene Wenger: 'Jack Wilshere has lots of potential but don't put pressure on him to be a superstar'

Midfielder scored the winner against Swansea in last night's FA Cup replay

Jack Wilshere celebrates after eventually putting Arsenal ahead
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Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

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Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin