Jan 20, 2017

Wenger makes case for European soccer

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping the high quality of competition in Europe will keep players from leaving for the financial gain in China. Wenger is facing regular questions about the future of both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, and the big money on ...

Rooney matches Charlton in rout

Jan 8, 2017

Rooney matches Charlton in rout

Wayne Rooney equaled Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United scoring record as the F.A. Cup holders cruised into the fourth round with a 4-0 win over Reading on Saturday. Rooney scored his 249th United goal with Charlton watching as Jose Mourinho’s men strolled to victory, but ...

Arsenal roars back to claim dramatic draw at Bournemouth

Jan 4, 2017

Arsenal roars back to claim dramatic draw at Bournemouth

Flimsy before halftime, fabulous by the end; Arsenal revealed the split personality that has undermined so many of its Premier League title attempts as it snatched an unforgettable 3-3 draw at Bournemouth on Tuesday. Out-battled for an hour by its modest south coast opponent, ...

Giroud's work of art sparks Arsenal

Jan 2, 2017

Giroud's work of art sparks Arsenal

With Alexis Sanchez’s cross floating into the penalty area behind him, Olivier Giroud only had one choice: A back-heeled overhead flick. “I was a bit lucky but it was the only thing I could do,” Giroud said. “The ball was behind me and I ...

Chelsea sinks Crystal Palace

Dec 18, 2016

Chelsea sinks Crystal Palace

Diego Costa earned Chelsea a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday as the Premier League leaders claimed a club record-tying 11th consecutive league victory. Costa headed home Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross in the 43rd minute at a foggy Selhurst Park to send Antonio Conte’s ...

Everton sinks Arsenal with late Williams goal

Dec 14, 2016

Everton sinks Arsenal with late Williams goal

Ashley Williams’s 86th-minute header ended Arsenal’s 14-game unbeaten run and kept Arsene Wenger’s side from the Premier League summit as Everton claimed a much-needed 2-1 win on Tuesday. Arsenal would have provisionally supplanted leader Chelsea on goals scored with victory and took a 20th-minute ...

Arsenal to face Bayern again in Champions League

Dec 12, 2016

Arsenal to face Bayern again in Champions League

Arsenal will have another chance to beat Bayern Munich in a Champions League knockout tie after the sides were paired yet again in the round of 16 following Monday’s draw. The teams met at the same stage in 2005, 2013 and 2014 with the ...

Arsenal goes top; Leicester recovers sparkle

Dec 11, 2016

Arsenal goes top; Leicester recovers sparkle

ondon Arsenal shoved Chelsea off the top of the table but Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, with a dazzling hat-trick, was the man of the moment on Saturday as the struggling Premier League champions blew aside Manchester City 4-2. With Chelsea chasing a ninth win ...

Clinical Chelsea beats title rival City

Dec 4, 2016

Clinical Chelsea beats title rival City

Chelsea cemented its position on top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at title rival Manchester City, while Alexis Sanchez’s hat trick in a 5-1 thrashing of West Ham took Arsenal into second place on Saturday. Gary Cahill’s own goal from a ...