Community Shield: Jose Mourinho eyes early chance to strike blow on Arsene Wenger
Community Shield: Jose Mourinho eyes early chance to strike blow on Arsene Wenger

Jose Mourinho has played down the significance of Sunday`s clash with Arsenal in the Community Shield showpiece at Wembley but a chance to strike an early blow against old adversary Arsene Wenger will prove irresistible.

Community Shield: Arsenal out to make statement of intent against Chelsea
Community Shield: Arsenal out to make statement of intent against Chelsea

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.

I'm very proud, says Arsene Wenger after record Arsenal win
I'm very proud, says Arsene Wenger after record Arsenal win

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could be excused if he felt like singing a verse of `we`ve won our trophy back` after his team retained the FA Cup with a 4-0 demolition of Aston Villa in Saturday`s final at Wembley.

History on the agenda as Arsenal aim to retain FA Cup
History on the agenda as Arsenal aim to retain FA Cup

Holders Arsenal face Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday with a pair of historic landmarks driving the Gunners in their bid to retain the famous old trophy.

Arsenal bid to down Aston Villa and become leading FA Cup club
Arsenal bid to down Aston Villa and become leading FA Cup club

Arsene Wenger will seek to guide Arsenal to a record 12th FA Cup triumph when they face Aston Villa on Saturday and become the most successful manager in the history of the grand old competition.

Arsene Wenger insists Cup final is no distraction for Arsenal
Arsene Wenger insists Cup final is no distraction for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger says the FA Cup final won`t distract Arsenal from ending their Premier League season on a high against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Rampant Middlesbrough sweep into play-off final
Rampant Middlesbrough sweep into play-off final

 Middlesbrough booked their place in the Championship play-off final in emphatic fashion with a 3-0 rout of Brentford in the semi-final second leg on Friday.

Jack Grealish gas picture no laughing matter for Villa
Jack Grealish gas picture no laughing matter for Villa

 Aston Villa`s rising star Jack Grealish has been warned about his future conduct by manager Tim Sherwood after becoming the latest Premier League footballer to be pictured inhaling nitrous oxide or `laughing gas`.

Reading keeper Federici apologises for Wembley blunder
Reading keeper Federici apologises for Wembley blunder

Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici has apologised for the howler that allowed Arsenal to win 2-1 after extra time in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley at the weekend.

Old masters meet new FA Cup kings in fitting final
Old masters meet new FA Cup kings in fitting final

Old masters Aston Villa will play holders Arsenal, the modern kings of the FA Cup, at Wembley next month in the finale of one of the most exciting competitions for years.

Steven Gerrard slams nervous Reds after Cup exit
Steven Gerrard slams nervous Reds after Cup exit

Steven Gerrard has accused his Liverpool team-mates of letting nerves affect them in their lacklustre FA Cup semi-final defeat against Aston Villa.

Aston Villa have found their genie in Tim Sherwood
Aston Villa have found their genie in Tim Sherwood

For a Premier League club that had been fighting for relegation safety alongside having the least goals scored in the division, the arrival of former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood casted a spell of new belief and fight for Aston Villa players. Suddenly there is a wave of positivity and transformation in the Villa camp which has been orchestrated by Sherwood.

Steven Gerrard says low-key farewell to Wembley
Steven Gerrard says low-key farewell to Wembley

As the final minutes ticked down on Steven Gerrard`s Wembley farewell, the Liverpool captain`s waning influence on his team was painfully clear to see.

Fabian Delph hails Tim Sherwood as Villa reach Cup final
Fabian Delph hails Tim Sherwood as Villa reach Cup final

Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph saluted the influence of new manager Tim Sherwood after firing his team to a 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday.

Aston Villa end Steven Gerrard`s FA Cup dream
Aston Villa end Steven Gerrard`s FA Cup dream

Fabian Delph destroyed Steven Gerrard`s hopes of a fairytale Liverpool send-off by scoring the winner as Aston Villa reached the FA Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger eyes Cup record after Arsenal edge into final
Arsene Wenger eyes Cup record after Arsenal edge into final

Arsene Wenger set his sights on a record-breaking FA Cup triumph after holders Arsenal rode their luck to return to the final with a 2-1 win over Reading.

EPL Gameweek 33 Preview: Chelsea look to overcome Manchester United hurdle
EPL Gameweek 33 Preview: Chelsea look to overcome Manchester United hurdle

Chelsea will face an in-form Manchester United as they try to move one step closer to the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Aaron Ramsey not giving up on Arsenal double hopes just yet
Aaron Ramsey not giving up on Arsenal double hopes just yet

The prospect of Arsenal winning an FA Cup and Premier League double may be remote but, while it is still mathematically possible, midfielder Aaron Ramsey is not giving up hope.

FA Cup: Arsene Wenger warns Arsenal to expect Reading test
FA Cup: Arsene Wenger warns Arsenal to expect Reading test

Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal stars to heed the lessons of last season`s narrow escape at Wembley when the holders face Reading in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday.

Reading eye mighty upset of FA Cup holders Arsenal
Reading eye mighty upset of FA Cup holders Arsenal

Championship strugglers Reading will have to produce one of the great FA Cup upsets to beat holders Arsenal in their semi-final at Wembley on Saturday and reach the final for the first time.