Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker was delighted to reach the FA Cup final but admitted he was disappointed after picking up an ankle injury.

Per Mertesacker of Arsenal   (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger admits defender Per Mertesacker is a doubt to face Chelsea next Sunday after hurting his ankle against Reading this evening.

Brian Talbot (4) scores Arsenal's first goal in the 1979 FA Cup final

Former Arsenal FA Cup winner Brian Talbot has urged the holders on to further Wembley glory – starting with a comprehensive win over Reading on Saturday.

Harry Kane in action against Fiorentina in this season's Europa League at White Hart Lane

Tottenham blogger Sarah Bassett says there is little guarantee that a season without European football would push Spurs into the Champions League spots next campaign, and she feels the club should take every chance to win silverware.

Hendon's Andre Da Costa scored a late equaliser in a thrilling 4-4 draw at Margate. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Hendon manager Gary McCann is determined to take the title fight to the final day of the season and “turn the heat up” on leaders Maidstone after his side lost control of their own destiny in the Ryman League Premier Division.

Wingate & Finchley goalkeeper Bobby Smith is beaten by VCD Athletic's late penalty. Pic: Martin Addison

Wingate & Finchley’s hopes of grabbing a place in the Ryman League Premier Division play-offs were ended on Saturday as they were defeated 2-0 by relegation battlers VCD Athletic.

Tottenham's DeAndre Yedlin. Pic: PA

DeAndre Yedlin is aiming to become the latest young star to develop under Mauricio Pochettino and secure a place in the first team after making his Tottenham debut on Saturday.

Nacer Chadli

Nacer Chadli is unsure why Tottenham have “been flat” in their last two games but says the staff and players “have to sort it out”.

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring his team's opening goal at Turf Moor

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Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood celebrates his side's victory

Tim Sherwood is celebrating a dream return to Tottenham after Christian Benteke fired his relegation-threatened Aston Villa side to a 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker receives treatment from the Tottenham Hotspur physios'

Kyle Walker and Hugo Lloris are absent for Tottenham, while Jan Vertonghen is a doubt for this weekend’s match against Aston Villa.

Aston Villa's Tim Sherwood and Spurs' Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino believes predecessor Tim Sherwood deserves a good reception when he returns to White Hart Lane for the first time this weekend.

Wingate & Finchley striker David Knight has scored three goals in his last two games, taking his tally to 31 for the season. Pic: Martin Addison

David Knight is aiming to finish his first season at Wingate & Finchley by beating his own goal record and winning the Golden Boot.

Natalia Pablos Sanchon of Arsenal Ladies. Pic: TGSPHOTO

Spain striker Natalia Pablos Sanchon hopes her move to Arsenal Ladies can yield further silverware – and seal her place at this summer’s World Cup.

Hendon midfielder Sam Murphy has scored penalties against Maidstone United and Wingate & Finchley in the last week. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Hendon’s Sam Murphy believes the Greens are ready for the next level – and he says Chris Seeby’s season-ending injury is spurring the players on in their bid to earn promotion to the Conference South.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin celebrates with team-mates after scoring his side's first goal against Liverpool

Hector Bellerin has paid tribute to his “family” in the Arsenal dressing-room for helping him to establish himself in the team this season.

Kentish Town U11s celebrate winning the title

A widely-held perception of modern football is that, if you want success, you have to put your hand in your pocket – over and over again.

Hendon manager Gary McCann. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Manager Gary McCann admits Hendon are “never going to get a better opportunity” to win promotion from the Ryman League Premier Division.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino applauds the travelling Spurs fans at Burnley's Turf Moor on Sunday. Pic: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Tottenham blogger Chris Miller feels that, while Spurs’ performance at Burnley on Sunday was poor, Mauricio Pochettino’s system was a key factor in a rare clean sheet.

Tottenham's head coach Mauricio Pochettino watches Sunday's goalless draw at Burnley

Some prescient fans thought it was all over after the defeat at Old Trafford three weeks ago. It surely is now.

Sam Murphy scored Hendon's second goal from the penalty spot. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Hendon’s title charge continued in the Ryman League Premier Division as they triumphed 2-1 away at Wingate & Finchley in today’s Easter Monday derby, denting their hosts’ play-off hopes in the process.

Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker receives treatment from the Tottenham Hotspur physios'

Mauricio Pochettino confirmed defender Kyle Walker, who limped off against Burnley, has a sprain but said it was “not a big issue”.

Thomas Heaton of Burnley makes a save from Harry Kane of Spurs   (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Harry Kane’s first outing as captain of Tottenham failed to inspire Spurs in an insipid 0-0 draw at Burnley.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin (centre) celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides first goal of the game

Goals from Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud secured a ninth consecutive home victory in the league to put Arsenal four points behind leaders Chelsea in the Premier League table.

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