The Oman international has been criticised for recent performances just weeks after being heavily linked with a move to either Arsenal or Liverpool. Could the speculation be playing a role in his dipped form?
After the Manchester United goalkeeper's comments about the troubles surrounding homosexuality in the professional game the issue has been raised one again. Mathew Nash takes a brief moment to analyse the comments and what effect they should have on the wider issue.
Is it fair of Arsenal to penalise players via contracts for poor Champions League performances?
Here's a selection of comments we had in after Arsenal's woeful performance against Swansea at the Emirates Saturday.
The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, and British foreign secretary, William Hague, have launched attacks on an Israeli decision to build fresh settlements on occupied territory in the West Bank.
The job of leader of the opposition is often described as the loneliest in politics, but that doesn't seem to bother Ed Miliband.
Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, has claimed his party could win the European elections in 2014, as a poll shows that 13% of voters support his party.
When George Osborne stands up to deliver his autumn statement at 12.30 on Wednesday, his attention may be diverted by the arch expression of the ebullient shadow chancellor, Ed Balls.
As farewell parties go, this one ended in happy tears for the departing, though not without some gatecrashers threatening to ruin proceedings. David Beckham ended the playing part of his American adventure with a second consecutive MLS Cup, as LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo stuck to the Hollywood script with a Galaxy win.
Manchester United have been linked with a move for Inter Milan’s Wesley Sneijder as Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs get a year older but signing the Dutchman could be one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s biggest mistakes.