Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is relishing the prospect of taking on West Bromwich Albion in season`s first West Midlands derby on Saturday, but has urged fans to stay in their seats in an attempt to avoid a repeat of last season`s ugly scenes.
Old rivalries will be renewed when Arsenal play Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, with the Gunners hoping to prove they are the real deal and finally a match for the Premier League champions ahead of the new season.
Manager Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal have a strong enough squad to challenge for a first Premier League title since 2004 with back-to-back FA Cup victories in the last two seasons bringing a winning mentality to the side.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere cannot explain his tendency to generate unwanted headlines, but he believes the controversies that have pockmarked his career have made him a stronger and wiser person.
Arsenal`s Jack Wilshere has been charged with misconduct after leading the club`s supporters in chants against Tottenham Hotspur during their FA Cup victory parade, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.
Arsenal must not rest on their laurels after successive FA Cup victories and instead use one of the side`s "best squads" to inspire them to Premier League glory next season, according to forward Theo Walcott.