The Spanish player has been in scintillating form this year even as Chelsea's season has unravelled, where would the Blues be without their influential number 10?
After FA Cup disappointment at the weekend, Arsenal face Bayern Munich on Tuesday in the last tournament they can win this season. Can they defeat last year's Champions League runners up?
John Charles, Ian Rush, Mark Hughes, Dean Saunders … Gareth Bale?
The Bayern Munich coach, Jupp Heynckes, has defended Arsène Wenger, describing the Arsenal manager as a "great coach" and claiming it is unfair to blame him for the team's recent lack of success.
Antonio Conte could be a good candidate to take over the manager’s job at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, and his future are the hot topic of conversation - But what of it?
Nikola Zigic was perhaps the most wanted man during the January transfer window of 2006. However the giant striker has recently been axed by Birmingham City and you just wonder what happened to a career that had so much promise?
Manchester City must resist the urge to become more and more like Chelsea.
Brendan Rodgers should forget about etiquette and go after Ashley Williams of Swansea City this summer.
After their exit from the FA Cup this weekend Arsenal now find themselves looking at the Champions League as their only means of success this season. Meanwhile the likes of Alex Song, Robin Van Persie and Cesc Fabregas are geared for glory.