The EFL cup tie against Reading heavily featured Arsenal's academy players, and most impressed in their 2-0 victory.
One of Manchester United's famously temperamental legends has now taken up the assistant manager's role for the Irish national team. He recently gave a sharp wake up call to the green army, telling them they had nothing to celebrate from Euro 2016.
Spain began their title defence with a late win over the Czech Republic while Belgium were thoroughly outplayed by Euro 2012 runners-up Italy.
Manchester United are on a spending spree at all levels of the club, and just a few weeks after confirming the signing of Dutch wonderkid Tahith Chong, the club have now signed yet another young talent for their academy.
Edin Dzeko's 85th minute strike saved Bosnia-Herzegovina from a shock home defeat to Ireland in their Euro 2016 playoff in Zenica's fog-covered Bilino Polje stadium.
Poland finished their Euro 2016 qualifier with a 2-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland, earlier this month. This earned them a direct entry into the group stage of the competition.
Former Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neil has done a great job with the Republic of Ireland side, thanking the country to the Euro 2016 playoffs. However, they can’t rest on their laurels just yet, if they want to harbour any hopes of qualifying for the main event, next year, in France.
Shane Long stunned world champions Germany with a goal that guaranteed Ireland a Euro 2016 playoff spot on an historic night at Lansdowne Road as the hosts won 1-0.
Robbie Keane has snapped back at Roy Keane's "breastfeeding jibe" at the LA Galaxy star, who has chosen to arrive late to the Dublin training ground following his son's birth.
Both the Republic of Ireland and the USA look to end 2014 on a winning note, as the two sides face each other in a friendly that serves to provide opportunities to fringe players in the form of game time. The Irish are looking to get back to qualifying for major tournaments on a regular basis - starting with an expanded Euro 2016, while the Americans aim to build on a strong performance at the World Cup earlier this year.