Five questions to ponder in the Community Shield

FA Cup holders Arsenal face Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday. Here are five talking points heading into the traditional curtain raiser to the top-flight season in England:

Theo Walcott closing on Arsenal return

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott could make his return from a serious knee injury by the end of the month, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Thursday.

Injured Walcott expected back in August

England winger Theo Walcott is expected back in training in August as he steps up his recovery from knee surgery, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.

Injured Walcott won`t hurry back

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is prepared to take his time as he recovers from severe injury, even if it means missing the start of next season.

Wilshere will be fit for World Cup, Wenger assures Hodgson

In a major boost to England`s 2014 World Cup preparation, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger assured that Jack Wilshere will be fit in time for the global show-piece event.

Theo Walcott posts first pic of new baby boy on Facebook

English footballer Theo Walcott, who recently welcomed his first son Finley with wife Melanie Slade, took to Facebook to share an adorable photo of the newborn.

FA Cup triumph could launch new Arsenal era: Rosicky

Winning this year`s FA Cup would give Arsenal a taste for silverware again and could provide a launching pad for another era of success for the north London club, Czech playmaker Tomas Rosicky said.

Arsenal must get back to basics, says Wenger

Arsenal must get back to basics quickly if they are not to surrender their proud record of qualifying for the Champions League, manager Arsene Wenger said on Sunday after a 3-0 defeat at top-four rivals Everton.

Why Arsenal need to worry about their next four matches at home

Some fixtures can possibly bother the best of the clubs. Some fixtures can put an end to any flourishing campaign. Ask Arsene Wenger, and probably we will have plenty of reasons to wonder about such a scenario, and its aftermath.

Chelsea relying on rival failings, says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea`s Premier League title prospects rest in the hands of rivals Arsenal and Manchester City.

Ramsey out for up to six weeks, says Arsenal boss Wenger

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out for as long as another six weeks, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday.

Wenger takes heart from Arsenal`s strength in depth

Arsene Wenger is confident his wealth of options in midfield will keep Arsenal at the top of the Premier League.

Giroud set to return as Arsenal eye top spot

Olivier Giroud will return to boost Arsenal`s hopes of returning to the top of the Premier League when they travel to face Aston Villa on Monday.

Wenger expects Walcott to fully recover from knee injury

Arsene Wenger expects forward Theo Walcott to make a full recovery from the cruciate knee ligament injury that will sideline him for six months and keep him out of the World Cup this summer.

Dedicated Theo Walcott will come back stronger, says Arsene Wenger

Theo Walcott`s mental strength and dedication will help him come back stronger from the knee injury that has ended his season and ruled him out of the World Cup, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday.

The strange but stronger case of Nicklas Bendtner

The strange but stronger case of Nicklas Bendtner

Arsenal`s Walcott ruled out for six months

Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott has been ruled out for at least six months after rupturing knee ligaments and will miss this year`s World Cup, the club said on Monday.

Wenger fears impact of Walcott absence

Arsene Wenger admits the potential loss of Theo Walcott to a knee injury or through suspension would be a big problem for Arsenal.

Walcott fires warning shot to Spurs ahead of Cup clash

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has warned resurgent arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur they are travelling across North London for their eagerly-anticipated FA Cup third round tie at a bad time.

Arsenal facing striker crisis ahead of Spurs FA Cup tie

Arsenal are facing a crisis in attack ahead of Saturday`s FA Cup tie against rivals Tottenham Hotspur with Nicklas Bendtner injuring his ankle scoring in the 2-0 Premier League win over Cardiff City on Wednesday.