Thursday Feb 20
No Ireland recall for Given
Goalkeeper Shay Given has been left out of the Republic of Ireland squad to face Serbia in a friendly in Dublin on March 5. Speculation had been rife that Given's successful loan spell with Middlesbrough would bring him back into Ireland boss Martin O'Neill's squad.
Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker have not lost match together for two years
Monday night's victory at Aston Villa extended a remarkable run that has seen the Gunners undefeated in every league match in which Koscielny and Mertesacker have completed 90 minutes, since a 2-1 home defeat against Manchester United on January 22, 2012.