Sport Schalke's midfielder Julian Draxler celebrates after scoring

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

<p><b>June 17, 1992: Sweden 2 England 1, European Championship finals group stage</b></p>
England were dumped out of Euro 92 by the host nation after surrendering a lead in their final group match. David Platt put Graham Taylor's men ahead but Sweden hit back through Jan Eriksson. Taylor controversially and bizarrely took Gary Lineker off and Tomas Brolin netted a famous winner.

Sweden v England: Memorable past meetings

England travel to Stockholm to face Sweden in a friendly tonight.

Wenger sees Oxlade-Chamberlain as a future central midfielder

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces fitness test ahead of Manchester United trip

Arsenal head to Manchester United tomorrow reporting no fresh injury worries from their thrilling midweek Capital One Cup win at Reading.

Wenger prepared to tell Hodgson Wilshere will not be ready for England duty next month

Arsenal will tell the England manager, Roy Hodgson, they do not want Jack Wilshere to play in next month's friendly match away to Sweden, however keen the national team are for the sort of boost that the 20 year-old prodigy gave his club on Saturday when returning for the first time in 17 months.

Jack Wilshere won praise from Arsène Wenger on his return

Jack Wilshere not ready for England duty, Arsene Wenger will tell Roy Hodgson

Arsenal will tell the England manager, Roy Hodgson, they do not want Jack Wilshere to play in next month's friendly match away to Sweden, however keen the national team are for the sort of boost that the 20 year-old prodigy gave his club on Saturday when returning for the first time in 17 months. Hodgson, who had hoped to watch Wilshere in the Capital One Cup at Reading in midweek, will be disappointed to learn that not only will he not be playing there, but that Arsène Wenger does not want him on international duty in a fortnight either.

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna

Bacary Sagna may return to bolster Arsenal defence for visit of QPR

Full-back Bacary Sagna could return to the Arsenal squad for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash against QPR after recovering from a broken leg.

Ibrahim Afellay celebrates Schalke's second

Steve Bould concerned by jaded Arsenal after second straight defeat

Arsenal assistant manager Steve Bould admitted the Gunners look jaded following their 2-0 Champions League defeat by Schalke at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny missing for Norwich trip

Arsenal will be without defender Laurent Koscielny (back) for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League trip to Norwich.

Wayne Rooney and Aaron Lennon celebrate England's third goal

Rooney leads demolition of San Marino

England 5 San Marino 0

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Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring the 1st Arsenal goal with Santi Cazorla.

Arsenal have a 'very interesting role' in the Premier League title race says Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud feels Arsenal can play a “very interesting role” in the Barclays Premier League title race.

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs

Arsenal 'back on the front foot' says Kieran Gibbs ahead of West Ham meeting

Kieran Gibbs believes Arsenal are now “back on the front foot” as they prepare to head to West Ham.

Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring the second Arsenal goal with Santi Cazorla during the UEFA Champions League

Gervinho on target again as Gunners shoot down Greek champions

Arsenal 3 Olympiakos 1

Tom Ince's (right) speed and skill has worried Championship defences

Manchester United 'transfer target' Tom Ince touted for England

Ian Holloway has compared Blackpool's wing-wizard Tom Ince to Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott, suggesting the 20-year-old is good enough for England.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger claims to have 'selection solutions' reather than selection problems at Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has welcomed his “selection solutions” as he tries to put a team together capable of beating Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea tomorrow.

Olivier Giroud scores his first goal for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger expects Arsenal summer signing Olivier Giroud to build on Capital One Cup goal against Coventry

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted striker Olivier Giroud had a weight lifted from his shoulders when he scored his first goal for the club against Coventry last night.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard's future lies at Liverpool says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has scoffed at suggestions by former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson that Steven Gerrard should leave Anfield to win a league title.

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