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7am kickoff - Fri Jun 1 9:30 PM
Thanks to the President of the United States (and lifetime self-appointed President of Twitter) the term “Fake News” has become something of a throwaway concept, used to deride reports that you don’t like and to latch on to the reports…
Soccerlens - Fri Jun 1 9:09 PM
Emery has convinced highly rated Man City target to join Arsenal this summer - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign the highly rated PSG midfielder Yacine Adli this summer. As per the latest reports, the 17-year-old will be Unai Emery’s first signing as the Arsen...
Soccerlens - Fri Jun 1 7:42 PM
Arsenal could agree deal for 27-year-old, Emery to hold ‘personal talks’ - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to the Telegraph, Arsenal could agree a new five-year deal for Aaron Ramsey this summer, with manager Unai Emery expected to hold ‘personal talks’ with the Welsh midfielder ove...
Soccerlens - Fri Jun 1 5:58 PM
Arsenal linked with 15-cap Brazil star, Liverpool also interested - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal have been linked with a move for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Bernard. According to Premium Sport journalist Andersinho Marques, the 25-year-old is also wanted by Liverpool and clubs in Chin...
Arseblog - Fri Jun 1 6:30 AM
Yesterday morning, being out with the dogs in the early morning and in a kind of woods but only a small amount of woods and not a forest, I got bitten by something just below the knee. An insect of some kind I guess, and while yesterday it was just a bit itchy, this morning …
Arseblog - Fri Jun 1 5:52 AM
Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. Today’s show is a call-in show, recorded last night. I answered calls at random and spoke to Arsenal fans about all kinds of things, including hopes and expectations under Unai Emery, our transfer plans for this summer, the future...
Gooner Talk - Thu May 31 7:26 PM
It’s emerged that Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka’s hopes of competing in the 2018 World Cup have been jeopardised after sustaining a suspected injury to his left knee whilst training with Switzerland in preparation for this summer’s tournament in Russia, as per a report published by Mirror. It’s...
Gooner Talk - Thu May 31 6:46 PM
According to a report published by Italian outlet Calciomercato, Lazio of the Serie A are supposedly preparing to pounce for Arsenal’s disregarded striker, Lucas Perez, who had spent the duration of the 2017-18 campaign at La Liga outfit Deportivo de La Coruna, his former employers. The 29-year-o...
Arseblog - Thu May 31 5:30 PM
It has been nine and a half years since Ivan Gazidis took up his post as Arsenal’s CEO. Gazidis walked into a politically unique situation at Arsenal, with an all-powerful legacy manager, given the freedom of the club to assuage his misgivings over the departure of his friend and colleague David...
Arseblog - Thu May 31 4:47 PM
It’s a quiet enough week, and we just did an Arsecast Extra on Tuesday, so tonight we’re gonna do an Arsecast phone-in show. You call in, I answer, we chat about whatever you like, and so on. Here’s how to get through: 1 – Skype thearseblog at arseblog dot com (you know the drill there …
Dirty Tackle - Thu May 31 3:08 PM
Arsene Wenger is some bookmakers' favorite to replace Zinedine Zidane as the next Real Madrid manager. But he's not the best candidate.
7am kickoff - Thu May 31 2:49 PM
Good morning everyone, a lot going on this morning and I better get right to it because I have to take the kid and the dog for a walk before work. First re: Stephan Lichtsteiner I knocked up his numbers…
Soccerlens - Thu May 31 2:33 PM
Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino emerge as early favorites to replace Zidane at Real Madrid - originally posted on Sportslens.com Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has emerged as an early favorite to replace Zinedine Zidane following the Frenchman’s sudden exit from Real Madrid. Zidane, w...
Arseblog - Thu May 31 5:58 AM
Something that keeps cropping up on Twitter etc, and which became a question in this week’s podcast, is how people would have reacted if, for example, Arsene Wenger had decided to sign a 34 year old right-back on a free transfer (it’s believed we’re doing exactly that with veteran Stephan Lichtst...
EPL Talk - Thu May 31 3:15 AM
Multiple reports suggest Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos (let’s just go with Sokratis) will make a move to Arsenal at some point this week. The Gunners are said to be close to a £16 million ($21 million) agreement with the German club for the defender. Sokratis would join for...
Arsenal Youth - Wed May 30 9:18 PM
The 2017/18 season went better than expected for Miguel Azeez and next campaign the extremely talented Arsenal schoolboy will be determined to push on to even greater heights. Despite being an U15 player, Azeez established himself as a frequent presence in the U18 squad towards the end of the sea...
Soccerlens - Wed May 30 8:40 PM
Highly rated PSG man heading to Arsenal, set for a reunion with Emery - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign the PSG goalkeeping coach Javi Garcia. The Spaniard is all set for a reunion with Unai Emery at Emirates. The duo has worked together at PSG and Sevilla....
Gooner Talk - Wed May 30 6:52 PM
SC Freiburg’s Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu is aware that Arsenal are supposedly ‘interested’ in acquiring his services in the summer, although it’s also apparent that no solid contact has been made regarding a potential switch to the north-Londoners to date between the two parties. Sven Mislin...
Gooner Talk - Wed May 30 6:13 PM
After 28 gruelling years of failure, hurt and despair, Egypt will compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, an honour and a privilege which Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny is ‘proud’ to be part of, a ‘dream’ that will grip the African nation with an unwavering football fever. Elneny was an integral cog i...
RedCafe.net - Wed May 30 5:56 PM
Some 'big' names currently wandering in the managerial wilderness: Arsene Wenger, Maurizio Sarri, Louis van Gaal, Claudio Ranieri, Sam Allardyce, David Moyes, Alan Pardew, Chris Coleman, Paul Clement, Paul Lambert etc. Wonder where they'll all end up this coming season, if at all? Manuel Pellegri...
7am kickoff - Wed May 30 4:02 PM
I saw some Arsenal supporters on twitter talking about how Arsenal’s first signing, Sokratis, is only costing Arsenal £5m of the £50m war chest because Arsenal were going to amortize his transfer fee over three years. In this weirdo fantasy…
7am kickoff - Wed May 30 3:32 PM
“The only true wisdom consists of knowing that you know nothing.” – Socrates. David Ornstein is reporting that Arsenal are set to announce the signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £16m. Arsenal are making this…
Soccerlens - Wed May 30 2:23 PM
Emery could land Arsenal target on a bargain, star would cost around £20m - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal are interested in signing the Juventus centre-back Mehdi Benatia this summer. The 31-year-old is being linked with a move away from Italy and a move to the Premier League would...
Soccerlens - Wed May 30 10:14 AM
Everton ready to sign €25m Arsenal target, could prove to be a massive bargain - originally posted on Sportslens.com Everton are interested in signing the highly rated Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira. As per the reports (translated by Daily Mirror), Arsenal are keeping tabs on the Sampdoria m...
Arsenal Youth - Wed May 30 6:52 AM
Arsenal prospect Eddie Nketiah made his debut for England U21s last night as he featured in the goalless draw against Mexico in the Toulon Tournament. Having impressed for the Three Lions at various other age groups, Nketiah relished the opportunity to test himself at a higher level, and, deploye...
Arseblog - Wed May 30 5:49 AM
Since the announcement of his appointment as head coach of Arsenal, there have been countless articles and podcasts and all kinds of things telling us about Unai Emery, what kind of a manager he is and what kind of a man he is. I particularly enjoyed this bit in the Guardian from former Sevilla p...
Soccerlens - Tue May 29 3:50 PM
Deal close: Arsenal set to sign 29-year-old for £16m - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to BBC Sport, Arsenal are set to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulo for £16m this summer. The Gunners’ Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat has planned a summer overhaul of the...
Arseblog - Tue May 29 2:35 PM
Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. On this week’s show we reflect on the week since the announcement of Unai Emery taking over as head coach, with some thoughts about hopes about what the Spaniard is going to do and how he’s going to do...
Gooner Talk - Tue May 29 1:40 PM
Arsenal’s 2017/18 campaign was Arsene Wenger’s last in charge of the club and it ultimately proved to be the worst of his 22-year reign as manager. The Gunners were never in the Premier League title race, crashed out of the FA Cup in the third round at Nottingham Forest and were thumped 3-0 by Ma...
Gooner Talk - Tue May 29 1:10 PM
Didier Deschamps’s squad announcement of the French squad for the World Cup in Russia gave us a familiar sight : Alexandre Lacazette’s name amongst the reserves, just like in 2014 and 2016. This snub was probably the most painful, as Lacazette fought back after knee surgery to finish the season w...
Arseblog - Tue May 29 5:46 AM
Yesterday’s reports that we were close to singing Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, ensuring that whatever else happens we’ll remain top of the copy and paste charts for writers next season, seemed to spark some kind of backlash yesterday from Arsenal fans. I say seemed to because a) I w...
7am kickoff - Mon May 28 9:19 PM
I caused a bit of controversy yesterday when I called out Get French Football for their unauthorized publication of an interview by Marti Perarnau. Perarnau is a journalist and author who is best known for his books on Pep Guardiola…
Soccerlens - Mon May 28 8:00 PM
Sven Mislintat ‘close to signing’ 29-year-old who is ‘eager to join Arsenal’ - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to the Independent, Arsenal’s Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat is ‘close to signing’ Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer, with the experience...
Soccerlens - Mon May 28 8:03 AM
Arsenal eyeing move for Spain international, Europa League winner set for summer exit - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal have been linked with a move Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico. Spanish media outlet Estadio Deportivo has claimed Gunners’ new boss Unai Emery wants to reunite with Ri...
Arseblog - Mon May 28 7:07 AM
First up, although I used the word ‘great’ in the headline, I make no assurances as to the greatness of this post. It’s just there for effect right now, although by the end it may well be descriptive. One of the things people have been wondering since Unai Emery took over as head coach is …
It's not a good draw, but they deserve it because they work very well and were very competitive and organised for the transition, Emery said after the game.
Metro - 7:35 AM
It's a big injury. He had an operation on Friday, said Emery.
BBC - 9:31 PM
He has a big commitment with us and also character, said Emery.
Metro - 8:02 PM
He did the operation Friday, Emery told a news conference. His injury is a big injury.
Soccernet - 7:35 PM