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April 18, 2015 9:39 PM Arsenal & Wenger escape ultimate embarrassment

Arsenal will return to Wembley next month to defend their FA Cup crown but selfies and silverware will be in short supply unless they finally learn to master the showpiece occasion. A moment of inspiration from Alexis Sanchez and one of utter devastation for poor Adam Federici, who left the pitch in tears, sealed Arsenal’s passage but it was, yet again 1

April 18, 2015 7:36 PM Wenger admits Arsenal struggles

Arsene Wenger has admitted Arsenal struggled to overcome a Reading side "ready to die" for a place in the FA Cup final. "It was a difficult game against a resilient, well-organised, physically very strong and committed Reading team," he told reporters. "It was comparable to our game against Wigan last year. "In the end we got through. We had a lot of possession 5

April 18, 2015 4:45 AM Reading aim to be more than FA Cup footnote after history of heartbreak

The Royals hope for maiden win over Arsenal in their first semi-final since 1927 Even schoolchildren born 50 and 60 years later know that 1927 was a special year for the FA Cup. It remains the only time in the Cup’s 143-year history that the trophy has left England. Cardiff City, with Drumcondra’s Tom Farquharson in goal, defeated Arsenal in the first 3

April 18, 2015 2:36 AM Can anything prevent an Arsenal-Liverpool FA Cup final?

The Gunners, rampaging up the Premier League table, have not lost to a lower-league side since 1999, though Brendan Rodgers faces a trickier test against a resurgent Aston Villa. Come May 30, Wembley Stadium will be decorated entirely in red. That is the assumption, at least. Arsenal, so imperious in recent months and on a run of eight straight league 5

April 17, 2015 3:40 AM Home comforts lure Tomkins to Wigan

The England full-back is cutting short his stay with New Zealand Warriors to return to his home-town club Wigan from next season after admitting he had become homesick. Just like older brother Joel and ex-Parramatta prop Lee Mossop, Tomkins is taking up an option to return to his former club earlier than planned. "It wasn't me saying I needed to leave 6

April 16, 2015 11:03 PM Wigan enjoy double delight as Sam Tomkins makes return

Wigan Warriors managed to deflect Ben Flower’s comeback from his six-month suspension by announcing that Sam Tomkins will rejoin the club next year. Wigan broke the news that Tomkins will sign a four-year contract at half-time of last night’s victory. A £200,000 transfer fee to New Zealand Warriors also represents good business on the original £500,000 sale of the England 1

April 16, 2015 10:05 PM Szczesny ready for Cup glory

But unlike last year's semifinal when he was among the substitutes watching fellow Polish international Lukasz Fabianski playing against Wigan Athletic, Szczesny will be in goal while Colombia keeper David Ospina has the afternoon off. It might also be one of Szczesny's last appearances for the club after nine years in north London as Wenger could not say for certain 3

April 16, 2015 10:02 PM Ben Flower returns as Wigan Warriors overcome Warrington Wolves in Super League

Winger Dom Manfredi stole the limelight from Ben Flower and Sam Tomkins as Wigan thrilled a 14,175 crowd at the DW Stadium with an exciting 30-20 win over Warrington. Most eyes before kick-off were on Wales international Flower as he prepared to make his return from a six-month suspension imposed for punching Lance Hohaia in October's Grand Final defeat 1

April 16, 2015 9:34 PM Manfredi stars for Wigan

Most eyes before kick-off were on Welsh international Flower as he prepared to make his return from a six-month suspension imposed for punching Lance Hohaia in October's Grand Final defeat by St Helens. And the Wigan fans were delighted at half-time when the club announced the re-signing of Tomkins on a four-year deal from New Zealand Warriors form 2016. By the end of a pulsating 1

April 16, 2015 9:33 PM Arsene Wenger CONFIRMS Wojciech Szczesny will start but admits his future is uncertain

WOJCIECH SZCZESNY will be fighting for his Arsenal future in tomorrow's FA Cup semi-final after boss Arsene Wenger hinted he could be on his way. The keeper was shunted down the pecking order after a nightmare display at Southampton on New Year's day. Szczesny was guilty of errors that gifted Saints both goals in a 2-0 defeat. And he was then hit with a club fine after 9