Tottenham’s Gareth Bale became the third person to be named by his peers as English soccer’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year in the same season.
Former winners Robin van Persie of Manchester United and Gareth Bale of Tottenham are among the nominees for the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year award.
England’s national soccer team may play an exhibition game against the U.S. in America in the weeks before next year’s World Cup in Brazil, three people with knowledge of the matter said.
Arsenal’s England midfielder Jack Wilshere will miss the rest of the season and won’t be fit for the European Championship, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said.
Gareth Bale was voted England’s player of the year by his peers after helping Tottenham reach the Champions League soccer quarterfinals and challenge for another top-four finish in the Premier League.
Manchester United and Arsenal won replays 1-0 to advance to the fourth round of English soccer’s F.A. Cup.
Arsenal must breach one of European soccer’s best defenses at least three times to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere returns to the England soccer squad for the Nov. 14 exhibition match against Sweden in Stockholm.
England midfielder Jack Wilshere is among five Arsenal players who have signed new “long-term” contracts.
Jack Wilshere was picked for England’s squad for the European under-21 championships despite opposition from Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger.