JAMIE CARRAGHER: Don't get fooled again, Arsene... you'll need more to challenge Chelsea and launch a title assault next season

Don't get fooled again, Arsene Wenger... your Arsenal side will need more for a title

JAMIE CARRAGHER: Don't be fooled, Arsene. Don't be caught out by this impressive run of form and think everything is in place for a crack at the title next year. It is not uncommon to see Arsenal finish a season with a string of good results. Usually they rattle out a sequence of wins just in time to preserve their place in the top four but too late to affect the destiny of the Barclays Premier League. You just hope Wenger and Arsenal's board don't get fooled into thinking they have got all the tools they need at their disposal. This is not the time to be complacent. This is the summer when Arsenal must go for it and make the big additions that will stop them being nearly-men.

United target £20.5m summer swoop for highly-rated Dortmund enforcer Gundogan

Manchester United close in on £20.5million deal to sign Germany international Ilkay

Manchester United have identified Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan as the leading contender to fill Michael Carrick's midfield role. United are eyeing a £20.5million deal for the central midfielder, and reports emanating from Germany on Friday indicated a deal is now close - though those claims were later denied.

Sturridge in danger of falling down Anfield pecking order as Rodgers reveals plans to sign new striker

Daniel Sturridge in danger of falling down pecking order as Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Daniel Sturridge's status as Liverpool's No 1 striker is under threat after Brendan Rodgers revealed his intention to sign a top forward who can 'play every week'. The England forward will be absent once again on Saturday at The Hawthorns as he continues to be plagued by a hip problem and Rodgers admitted he does not know if Sturridge will play for Liverpool again this season.

United offer De Gea £200,000-a-week deal to keep him at Old Trafford

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 24:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) David de Gea of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on April 24, 2015 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

CHRIS WHEELER: Manchester United have offered to make David de Gea the world's best-paid goalkeeper on £200,000-a-week to keep him at Old Trafford past the summer.

Beauty against the beast! Arsenal look to end bad run but Mourinho is king when it comes to winning

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MATT BARLOW: Jose Mourinho resisted the temptation until Arsene Wenger mentioned defending. 'It's not easy... If it was easy, you wouldn't lose 3-1 at home to Monaco.' Ouch.

Hazard was too expensive... Arsenal could not afford him, admits Wenger

Chelsea¿s Eden Hazard

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Arsene Wenger insists he isn't haunted by his decision to back out of signing Eden Hazard in 2012 - even if he does accept the Chelsea attacker is getting better.

MAROUANE FELLAINI: I lost my quality for one year, and now it's back? Bulls***!

Marouane Fellaini speaks out ahead of his return to Everton with Manchester United: 'I

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: The expletive, coming from the softly spoken lips of Marouane Fellaini, sounds so much more powerful. Fellaini doesn't curse. He doesn't raise his voice, he doesn't banter in a laddish fashion; he is the polar opposite of the bruising 6ft 4in presence on the pitch. It would take quite a lot to get Fellaini to swear, in fact. It would take mention of the criticism he received last season. 'Bulls***,' says the Belgian, as he picks, with irritation, at a little scab on his knee.

Depay has been billed as United's potential new £25m superstar... so, is the Holland winger the world-class signing Van Gaal needs?

Memphis Depay has been billed as Manchester United's potential new £25m star... so, is the

KIERAN GILL - THE NUMBERS GAME: Dutch football made a killing in the stock market this week. Yet its rise was not because PSV Eindhoven won their first Eredivisie title since 2008, ending Ajax's four-year reign. It was down to Memphis Depay, who scored his 20th goal of the season to confirm their 22nd championship in Holland.

MARTIN KEOWN: Chelsea may be favourites but don't underestimate Wenger... he plays to win!

Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger clash and push each other on the touchline
Premier League, Stamford Bridge, London.
Chelsea v Arsenal (2-0)

BIG MATCH VERDICT: Arsenal vs Chelsea is being billed as Beauty v the Beast, but don't underestimate Arsene Wenger. It's not just about style - he plays to win.

Fabregas chose Chelsea over Arsenal to win trophies, says Mourinho in another dig at Wenger

Jose Mourinho claimed Cesc Fabregas chose Chelsea above Arsenal because of the promise of winning trophies. He will return to play at Arsenal for the first time since he left this weekend.

Van Gaal backs Giggs to succeed him at United... because he works like Chelsea boss Mourinho!

Louis van Gaal expects Ryan Giggs to succeed him as Manchester United manager when the time comes. Giggs has been Van Gaal's assistant since he took over at Old Trafford in the summer.

Coquelin wants to show 'unbelievable' Matic who the real enforcer is

Francis Coquelin is confident he can show his potential as Arsenal's long-term midfield enforcer when he goes head to head with 'unbelievable' Nemanja Matic against Chelsea on Sunday.

Young reveals how Van Gaal forces Man United to listen to house music

Ashley Young has revealed the secret of his team-mates' changing room music playlist - and it's not what you expected. Funky house music is all that Louis van Gaal lets them listen to after games.

Song names NINE Barca players including Messi and Neymar in Fantasy Football XI

Alex Song names NINE Barcelona players including Lionel Messi, Neymar, Andres Iniesta and

West Ham United's on-loan Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has picked his #one2eleven of stars he played alongside throughout his career, on The Fantasy Football Club on Sky Sports. Song, who has also played for Arsenal as well as representing Cameroon at international level, has picked a mixture of talent in his squad. Watch #one2eleven every Friday evening on The Fantasy Football Club, Sky Sports 1 or catch up On Demand. 

West Ham 2-1 Man City: Vieira's stars fall to defeat with Drury own goal

West Ham United Under 21s 2-1 Manchester City Under 21s: Patrick Vieira's young stars fall

Patrick Vieira's Manchester City Elite Development Squad saw their Barclays Under 21 Premier League title hopes take a hit as an own goal gifted West Ham a deserved victory over them at Upton Park.

Who's going up and who's going down? Sportsmail's handy guide to penultimate weekend of the season

Watford's Matthew Connolly celebrates scoring his side?s second goal of the game with Watford's Troy Deeney (left) and Watford's Odion Ighalo (right) who scored the 1st goal against Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match at The City Ground, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 15, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Forest. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

With just two weekends of Football League action to play, and one in the Conference, it is crunch time for a number of clubs. Here, Sportsmail's guide takes you through the permutations.

Why Isco's rant suggests he now regrets snubbing City for Madrid... and now England could beckon again

PETE JENSON IN MADRID: Man City wanted Isco when he left Malaga two years ago but he chose Real Madrid over Manuel Pellegrini. It was a tough decision for the 23-year-old...

Sunderland branded 'disgraceful' for allowing Johnson to play against Stoke despite child sex charges

England footballer and Sunderland winger Adam Johnson (right), arrives with his solicitor, at Peterlee Police station in County Durham, where he was charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 23, 2015. The 27-year-old Sunderland star attended the police station to answer his bail, where he was charged, Durham Police said. He was initially arrested on Monday March 2, and will appear at Peterlee Magistrates' Court in County Durham next month. See PA story POLICE Footballer. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Sunderland have been branded 'disgraceful' following their shock decision not to suspend Adam Johnson despite the player facing child sex charges.

Toure IS happy with life at Manchester City, says boss Pellegrini 

Manuel Pellegrini insists that Yaya Toure is still happy at Manchester City and can fulfil his hunger for a new challenge by staying at the Etihad. Toure has sparked renewed speculation over his future.

Chelsea set to announce end-of-season friendly in Sydney

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Chelsea are set to follow Tottenham's lead and take part in a post-season friendly Down Under. Jose Mourinho's side could face Sydney FC on June 2 - days after Spurs' fixture against the same side.

Ronaldo gives shirt to a fan after hitting him with a wayward free-kick in warm-up in warm up to Atletico Madrid quarter-final

Cristiano Ronaldo gives shirt to fan who is hit by free-kick in warm-up to Real Madrid vs

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't have too much joy with his trademark free-kicks during Real Madrid's victory over neighbours Atletico this week - but it didn't stop him from showing his compassionate side. The Portuguese star has devoted hours on the training field to mastering the art of the perfect set-piece, but even the best in the business occasionally get it wrong.

MARTIN KEOWN: Leicester have taken a long time to wake up but boss Pearson can now pull off the great escape

Leicester have taken a long time to wake up but Nigel Pearson can now pull off the great

MARTIN KEOWN - THE BOOT ROOM: When you're facing relegation you are supposed to be dispirited and lacking in confidence. So how on earth have Leicester won three on the bounce?

REVEALED: Depay holds secret meeting with Manchester United as they close in on £25m PSV winger 

Memphis Depay during a photo shoot on October 5, 2013 in Eindhoven, Netherlands (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

MIKE KEEGAN: Memphis Depay had a secret meeting with Manchester United on Wednesday as the club look to tie up a move for the PSV Eindhoven winger.

Benitez's Napoli to face Dnipro in Europa League semi-finals as Fiorentina draw holders Sevilla

A monitor shows the names of the clubs during the draw for the UEFA Europa League

There is the potential for an all-Italian Europa League final after Napoli and Fiorentina were kept apart in the semi-final draw. 

Klopp: I am not interested in what the Premier League thinks of me  

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Jurgen Klopp has refused to address his future and whether he'll be Premier League bound next season. The charismatic manager has announced he will leave his post at Borussia Dortmund.

As English football prepares to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1985 Bradford fire, how the disaster still has power to shock

As English football prepares to fall silent to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1985

English football will stand still at just before three o'clock on Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Bradford fire disaster. All fixtures in the Premier League and Football League will observe a minute's silence after 56 supporters died in the devastating blaze. The inferno ripped through Valley Parade on May 11, 1985 during the first half of a game against Lincoln City, before which Bradford had received the Third Division title. 

Premier League team news, odds and stats ahead of the weekend's games

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 16:  The Referee uses vanishing spray to mark the spot of a free kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on August 16, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Ahead of another weekend in the Barclays Premier League, Sportsmail brings you the latest squad news, odds and stats on every top flight fixture as it breaks.

Pep ready to stop Messi as Bayern draw his old club Barca in last four

Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola (R) talks with Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi during their Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Jerez on April 24, 2010 at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. AFP PHOTO/LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

PETE JENSON: After years of hoping he would rip opposition defences to shreds, Pep Guardiola has admitted he has to start trying to work out a way to stop Lionel Messi.

Blackburn striker Rudy Gestede admits 'hope' to be playing in the Premier League next season

Memphis Depay has been billed as Manchester United's potential new £25m superstar... so, is the Holland winger the world-class...

Adam Johnson selection in squad was not difficult despite child sex charges, insists Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat

West Ham United Under 21s 2-1 Manchester City Under 21s: Patrick Vieira's young stars fall to defeat with an Adam Drury own goal

Ronny Deila: Scottish football will benefit if referees are allowed have their say 

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino ready for 'special return' to St Mary's but reveals he is preparing for bad reception

Crystal Palace may have to make big-name signing in summer to boost profile and attract star players, reveals Alan Pardew

SFA finding adds to Josh Meekings confusion as judicial panel reveals they were not entitled to apply retrospective punishment for...

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich may be the favourites, but don't discount Juventus... our reporters give their verdicts...

Marseille powerless to stop the Lorient express in 5-3 defeat at the Velodrome with Jordan Ayew outscoring his brother

West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace insists takeover will not drag on, says Tony Pulis

Alex Song names NINE Barcelona players including Lionel Messi, Neymar, Andres Iniesta and Xavi in his Fantasy Football XI

Bristol Rovers were relegated from the Football League just 12 months ago, but Darrell Clarke's side have a shot at instant...

Real Madrid and Barcelona don't interest me... I want to stay at Southampton and in the Premier League, says Ronald Koeman

Florent Malouda names six former Chelsea team-mates including John Terry and Didier Drogba in his Fantasy Football XI 

Sunderland branded 'disgraceful' for allowing Adam Johnson to play against Stoke despite child sex charges

Daniel Sturridge in danger of falling down pecking order as Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers reveals plans to sign new striker

Eden Hazard was too expensive... Arsenal could not afford him, admits Arsene Wenger

Manchester United offer David de Gea £200,000-a-week deal to try and keep goalkeeper at Old Trafford 

Arsenal vs Chelsea is beauty against the beast but Blues boss Jose Mourinho is king when it comes to winning



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