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Arsenal deny Jack Wilshere injury rumours

Arsenal's communications director denies reports that midfielder Jack Wilshere is facing five months out after suffering a further injury setback<p><b>Arsenal</b> have denied reports that Jack Wilshere is facing five months out after suffering a new injury setback.<p>A report in today's <i>Sun</i> newspaper suggested …

Arsene Wenger names starting XI and explains reasons for wholesale changes for Galatasaray game

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has shocked everyone after he named the starting XI for Tuesday's Champions League game against Galatasaray during his …

Franz Beckenbauer believes referees will be replaced by drones

Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer believes the use of goal-line technoogy will be the first of many technologocal innovations that will be incorportated into the sport in the coming years.<p>The Bayern Munich honorary president even thinks that referees will one day day be replaced by drones hovering …

Louis van Gaal tells Gary Neville to 'pay attention to his words' for former Man United's 'pub match' comment

Gary Neville's prediction United's clash with Liverpool this weekend could be “the Dog and Duck versus the Red Lion” does not go down well with United manager<p><b>Louis van Gaal</b> took aim at Gary Neville last night after <b>Manchester United</b>'s fortuitous 2-1 win against Southampton, describing as an …

Calculators out for Roma-City decider

ROME (Reuters) - The calculators will be out in force as AS Roma and Manchester City clash for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday with outsiders CSKA Moscow lurking in the background.<p>Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (L) scores a penalty against AS Roma during their Champions …

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3 things we learned from Manchester United's nervy 2-1 win over Southampton

The Red Devils weren't great. They weren't even good. But Southampton gifted them goals and couldn't take their chances.<p>Manchester United have established themselves in the top four, while Southampton are on the outside looking in for the first time this season. Louis van Gaal's side were a mess, …

Liverpool pray Steven Gerrard can rekindle the old spirit to give Anfield another night to remember

Reds' reliance on their captain highlights a decade of mismanaged spending and disposals that has left him the last world-class players standing at the club<p>For <b>Steven Gerrard</b>, the pre-match ritual ahead of the visit of Basel on Tuesday night may simply be a case of flicking through his autobiography …

Real Madrid vs. Ludogorets, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Time, TV schedule and game preview

Real Madrid have nothing to play for but pride and keeping a couple impressive winning streaks going.<p>Real Madrid have nothing to play for on Tuesday as they welcome Ludogorets to the Estadio Bernabéu. Nada. Zilch. Zero.<p>Carlo Ancelotti's teams have locked up the top spot in Group B and will be one …

Luis Suarez Gets Progressively More Frustrated During Barcelona vs. Espanyol

Luis Suarez's time at Barcelona has gotten off to a relatively slow start, with Leo Messi and Neymar taking more of the headlines, and the former Liverpool star was shown on television footage getting progressively more frustrated during the derby clash with Espanyol at the weekend.<p>Spanish …

Manchester United's Dutch pragmatism trumps Southampton's Dutch idealism

Louis van Gaal finds the key to unpick Ronald Koeman's tactics at St Mary's in the first Premier League meeting of clubs with managers from the Netherlands<p>Shortly before half-time here,<b>Louis van Gaal</b> made his move. Paddy McNair, <b>Manchester United</b>’s teenage centre half, was having a terrible time of …

Michel Platini calls on Sepp Blatter to step down

UEFA president Michel Platini says the time has come for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to stand down.<p>Blatter was first elected to the role in 1998 and has retained his position for five successive terms. Despite assuring FIFA delegates that he would step down when his current tenure ends the Swiss …

Why Wesley Sneijder Would Be a Perfect January Signing for Manchester United

Winning whilst not playing well is a habit that you don’t necessarily strive for, but one that you’re more than willing to put up with should it arrive.<p>As Manchester United’s recovery from the aberration of last season continued apace with the highly fortunate 2-1 win over Southampton on Monday, a …

Real Madrid Transfer News: Marco Reus Sparks La Liga Rumours, Lucas Silva Latest

German newspaper <i>Bild</i> (h/t 101 Great Goals) has reported that Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus—potentially a key target for many of Europe's elite in the summer—has been learning Spanish for three weeks.<p>Bundesliga specialist Clark Whitney provided extra information on this potentially huge …

Cristiano Ronaldo 'dive' for Real Madrid should be punished says Celta Vigo defender Jonny

Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of diving to win a penalty in Real Madrid's 3-0 win between the teams last Saturday by Celta Vigo full-back Jonny, …

How Podolski's love affair with Arsenal turned sour

The World Cup winner boasts a better minutes-to-goal ratio than Olivier Giroud or Danny Welbeck but will make his first start outside of the League Cup this season on Tuesday<p><b>ANALYSIS</b><br>By George Ankers<p>Two-and-a-half years since joining Arsenal to much excitement, Lukas Podolski prepares to make only …

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is the club's greatest ever manager – and deserves more respect from the fans

Arsenal's most important manager deserves better than current treatment but this contract is his last chance to restore the club to former glories<p>In a new film about the life of Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight champion explains why he decided to make the many hundreds of hours worth of home …

Chelsea vs. Sporting: Key Takeaways from Jose Mourinho's Pre-Match Presser

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho spoke about a wide range of topics ahead of the Blues' Champions League clash with Sporting CP on Wednesday. The club has already secured the top spot in Group G heading into the final fixture of the group stage.<p>Since Chelsea have already advanced and are faced with a …

Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez says Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't deserve Ballon D'Or

Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez has claimed it will be unfair if Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer …

Atletico Madrid wary that atmosphere at Juventus will be like a final as Bianconeri push for Champions League progress

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke says that already being qualified makes no difference to his side's ambition to beat Juventus in Tuesday's final …

Connor Wickham signs new four-year contract at Sunderland

The striker Connor Wickham has signed a new four-year deal with Sunderland.<p>The England Under-21 international, whose five goals in three games in April played a major part in keeping the Black Cats in the Premier League, was due to be out of contract in the summer.<p>Had new terms not been agreed he …

Arsenal Per Mertesacker 'abandoned ship' at Stoke says Jamie Carragher

Per Mertesacker failed to give Arsenal's young players the support they needed against Stoke, according to Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports.<p>Arsenal …

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Gervinho: Wenger never had faith in me at Arsenal

The winger has thrived since moving from the Emirates Stadium to Roma in 2013, though he is upset that he left north London without ever reaching his full potential<p>Former Arsenal winger Gervinho claims that Arsene Wenger never had any faith in him during his time with the Gunners.<p>The Ivory Coast …

Carragher slams 'classless' Arsenal fans over Wenger abuse

The Frenchman has been in the spotlight after some poor results and the 36-year-old former Liverpool defender insists he deserves far better treatment from the club's fans<p>Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has slammed Arsenal fans for their recent treatment of manager Arsene Wenger.<p>The …

Louis van Gaal warns Gary Neville over Manchester United vs Liverpool 'pub game' comment

Louis van Gaal has warned Gary Neville to "pay attention to his words" after the former Manchester United defender said Sunday's clash with Liverpool …

Tardelli determined for Brazil to bounce back

The Atletico Mineiro forward is hoping the Selecao can prosper next summer's Copa America in Chile following their semi-final exit at the World Cup<p>Diego Tardelli believes the Copa América gives Brazil the perfect opportunity to move on from their World Cup humiliation.<p>The 2014 hosts reached the …

Club World Cup teams, fixtures and schedules

Teams and fixtures for the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup which kicks off in Morocco on Wednesday (all times GMT):<p><b>Teams:</b><p>AFC - AFC Champions League 2014 winner - Western Sydney Wanderers FC (AUS)<p>CAF - CAF Champions League 2014 winner - Entente Sportive Setifienne (ALG)<p>CONCACAF - CONCACAF Champions League …

Luis Enrique: PSG even more dangerous with Ibrahimovic

The Barcelona coach hailed the Swedish forward as a top player but believes his defence can act as a unit and stop him from making the difference for the Ligue 1 champions<p>Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain are extremely dangerous with the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic …

Be afraid, be very afraid...it's another FA Great Initiative

Oh no! Oh please! Not another FA Great Initiative! Didn’t we have one just a few months ago lined up by that incorrigible blowhard Greg (where’s that World Cup watch?) Dyke?<p>Famous names apparently made their excuses and left. This time no fewer than 1500 coaches were summoned to the FA’s vastly …

Advancement scenarios for the final match day of UEFA Champions League

Who will be moving on? Who will win their group? Here's all the answers you'll need to prepare for the final group stage matches.<p>By Thursday the group stages of the 2014-15 Champions League will be completed. It certainly feels like things just kicked off in Europe's biggest international club …