Sport Schalke's midfielder Julian Draxler celebrates after scoring

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

Fulham wait on Europa League after Zoltan Gera red card

Mark Hughes hopes Zoltan Gera's red card will not cost Fulham the chance of a place in Europe next season as the Hungarian left Craven Cottage for what could be the last time after being sent off in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

Wilshere at risk of exhaustion in U21 role, warns Wenger

Arsene Wenger has warned about the dangers of burn-out should Jack Wilshere play in this summer's European Under-21 Championship. Arsenal's 19-year-old midfielder wants to represent England in June, but his manager predicted that, after a busy season, he "will hit the wall at some stage", and that having played for the senior side, he does not need to return to the Under-21s.

Nicklas Bendtner set for swift return after injury scare

Nicklas Bendtner's ankle injury is not as bad as first feared and the Arsenal striker could yet feature in Denmark's Euro 2012 qualifier against Norway this weekend.

Arsenal's Wenger 'wants long-term consistency'

Arsene Wenger accepts lifting the Carling Cup would finally end doubts over the latest Arsenal generation being able to deliver silverware to Emirates Stadium - but feels sustained success at the top of the Barclays Premier League is already a bigger achievement.

Arsene Wenger fears Theo Walcott will miss Barcelona tie

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott could miss the Champions League last-16 second leg against Barcelona because of an ankle injury.

Cesc Fabregas ready for fitness battle ahead of Carling Cup final

Cesc Fabregas insists he will do everything in his power to make sure that he leads Arsenal out in the Carling Cup final this weekend despite picking up a hamstring injury in the Gunners' 1-0 win over Stoke last night.

Theo Walcott backs Jack Wilshere to be England success

Theo Walcott is backing Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere to handle the sort of pressure that was previously thrust onto him of being regarded as one of England's big hopes for the future.

James Lawton: Wilshere shrugs off weight of attention to give glimpse of a bright new England

This may not have been the second coming of Fabio Capello but he was certainly no longer a dead football man walking out into the Copenhagen night. Nor were any of his derided, underachieving England squad.

Arsenal players were wary of Arsene Wenger admits Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott has admitted he did not dare look Arsene Wenger in the eye after the Gunners threw away a four-goal lead at Newcastle on Saturday.

Pardew savours stunning end to 'toughest week' at Newcastle

Newcastle United 4 Arsenal 4

Cesc Fabregas target of 'witch hunt' says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger today claimed Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas was the subject of a witch hunt.

Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski to miss rest of season

Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski will miss the rest of the season as he requires surgery on a damaged shoulder.

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal must communicate better

Arsene Wenger has warned his defenders that they need to communicate better if Arsenal are to stay in the title hunt.

Chelsea slump deepens with 3-1 defeat at Arsenal

Chelsea's worrying slump turned into a full-blown crisis when the Premier League champions were comfortably beaten 3-1 at Arsenal this evening.

Wenger set for clash with FA over Wilshere

Arsene Wenger is set for a dispute with the Football Association after saying that plans to have Jack Wilshere play for England in next summer's European Under-21s Championship "will not work". The FA's director of football development, Sir Trevor Brooking, announced on Tuesday that England wanted to take the "strongest possible team" to the tournament in Denmark in June. This would extend to the inclusion of eligible youngsters with full international caps, such as Wilshere.

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