- Mon Jun 11 7:13 PM
Sky Sports Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio understands that Arsenal have continued their pursuit of UC Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira, a vibrant 22-year-old midfielder who has a €25m release clause in his current contract at the Serie A outfit. It’s thought that the Gunners have identified the Uruguayan a...
- Mon Jun 11 6:33 PM
Germany national team legend Mario Basler has slammed Arsenal’s ‘overrated’ playmaker Mesut Ozil and has called for Die Mannschaft’s manager, Joachim Low, to drop the 29-year-old from his World Cup squad, along with Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan, who has also been battered with a barrage of cr...
- Mon Jun 11 6:29 PM
Manchester United beat Chelsea and Emery's side to agree deal with English player - originally posted on Sportslens.com Manchester United will reportedly tie down their goalkeeper Dean Henderson to a new deal in the coming days. The 21-year-old joined the Red Devils’ academy from Carlisle United...
- Mon Jun 11 6:10 PM
Nice (France) (AFP) – After more than 20 years away, former Arsenal and France star Patrick Vieira, is returning to Ligue 1 to take the reins at Nice where he was unveiled as manager on
- Mon Jun 11 2:35 PM
Nice (France) (AFP) – Former Arsenal and France star Patrick Vieira, world and European champion with Les Bleus, has taken the reins at top flight Nice, the French club said Monday. Vieira, 41, arrives after
- Mon Jun 11 1:40 PM
Arsenal are reportedly close to signing talented left-back Joel Lopez from Barcelona and if the deal, as expected, goes ahead then it would certainly make plenty of sense. The 16-year-old has produced some impressive performances for Barcelona at youth level and would go straight into Arsenal’s U...
- Mon Jun 11 12:12 PM
Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. This podcast begins with a discussion about sawing off your own arm, which tells you how quiet things are at the moment. Nevertheless, we discuss Tomas Rosicky’s testimonial, transfer links to players...
- Mon Jun 11 12:00 PM
I first encountered Mark and Andy back in 2012. As a devoted fan and sometime blogger, I have long been interested in the history of Arsenal Football Club. I was writing for an Arsenal fan site at the time and had begun to pen some articles on the club’s early days. These pieces were unpaid, …
- Mon Jun 11 11:55 AM
Arsenal agree deal with Barcelona for highly-rated defender, Sanllehi played key role - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to Sport, Arsenal have agreed a deal with Barcelona for Joel Lopez. Head of Football Relations Raul Sanllehi is believed to have played a key role in bringing the...
- Mon Jun 11 6:12 AM
Which early morning bird is the worst? Is it the magpie, chattering like a bastard, or the seagull, with it’s weird call like a bird-cat having a poker shoved up his arse? Right at this moment, I simply can’t decide as the two of them are having a ‘noise-off’ right outside my window. I simply …
- Sun Jun 10 9:04 AM
Morning, a very quick Sunday round-up for you. It’s quick not because I’m lazy and want to get out into the warm sunny day, but because there’s very little actually happening today. The club have, however, confirmed the appointment of two new additions to the academy staff. As reported on Arseblo...
- Sun Jun 10 8:00 AM
Confirmed: Arsenal release nine players, Cazorla and Mertesacker among the departures - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal submitted their released list to the Premier League, which reveals they have released nine players this summer, including Per Mertesacker
and Santi Cazorla. Marc Bo...
- Sat Jun 9 7:33 PM
Arsenal attacker Eddie Nketiah set up a goal as England U21s beat their Mexico counterparts 2-1 to retain the Toulon Tournament. Nketiah, who hit a brace in the semi-final, turned provider for Kieran Dowell, who made it 2-1 to England after Dael Fry had pulled them level. Advertisements
- Sat Jun 9 12:15 PM
Following on from the appointment of Marcel Lucassen as head coach of player development, Arsenal have named Lee Herron as head of football academy operations. Herron previously spent 17 years with Reading and will form part of the new academy structure involving Per Mertesacker. Arsenal have als...
- Sat Jun 9 11:29 AM
Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck
is vying to equal, or indeed surpass, David Beckham’s England goal record, which stands at 17, at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, having hit the back of the net against Costa Rica on Thursday in a 2-0 pre-tournament friendly victory at Elland Road. The 27-year-old, who began...
- Sat Jun 9 9:08 AM
Arsenal agree deal for highly-rated midfielder - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to reports from Italy, Arsenal have agreed a deal for Sampdoria’s highly-rated midfielder Lucas Torreira. The 22-year-old, who has also drawn interest from Napoli, has a £22m release clause which the Gu...
- Sat Jun 9 8:29 AM
This morning I was dreaming that Cristiano Ronaldo
was my best mate, but since his retirement from football he had become the world’s largest supplier of ecstasy pills which he transported around the world in a white van. We were having dinner at his house – he was wearing a strange, pale blue bl...
- Fri Jun 8 8:27 PM
Sporting will agree £39.5m deal with Arsenal for 23-year-old if price is met - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to A Bola, Sporting CP will agree a £39.5m deal with Arsenal for Gelson Martins, so long as the Gunners meet the asking price this summer. Sporting reportedly turned down a...
- Fri Jun 8 8:21 PM
Experienced German coach Marcel Lucassen has been named as Arsenal’s director of football development on a three year contract. Lucassen, who previously did impressive work with the German national team’s youth setup, will be responsible for the development of both the coaches and the players fro...
- Fri Jun 8 6:30 PM
‘Great signing’, ‘Excellent coup’, – fans excited as Arsenal close in on playmaker - originally posted on Sportslens.com We reported on Thursday that Arsenal were closing in on Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yacine Adli and supporters are delighted with the news. He’s fleet-footed, comfortable in...
- Fri Jun 8 5:31 PM
slams this Arsenal star - originally posted on Sportslens.com Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand
believes that England manager Gareth Southgate made a correct decision by not including Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere in his 23-man squad which travels to Russia to play in the World Cup....
- Fri Jun 8 5:23 PM
Arsenal have offered new contracts to eight youngsters, including Vlad Dragomir. In addition to talented midfielder Dragomir, defender Tolaji Bola has also been offered an extension along with Josh DaSilva and Yassin Fortune. The Gunners also want to retain the services of goalkeeper Deyan Iliev,...
- Fri Jun 8 5:07 PM
Arsenal have announced their released list, with seven youngsters set to leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of this month, including goalkeeper Hugo Keto. Fellow shot-stoppers Ryan Huddart and Alex Crean have also been let go. In addition defenders Tafari Moore, Marc Bola and C...
- Fri Jun 8 4:30 PM
Young Arsenal defender Daniel Ballard has signed his first professional contract with the club. The 18-year-old made significant progress last season as he featured regularly for the U18s and captained the FA Youth Cup side in their run to the final. Ballard, who is usually deployed as a centre-b...
- Fri Jun 8 3:37 PM
I was listening to Cibo Matto’s album “Viva! La Woman” with Avie yesterday when she pointed out that every song had a food-related title: Apple, White Pepper Ice Cream, Beef Jerky, Know your chicken, and so on. It turns out…
- Fri Jun 8 3:07 PM
Alex Iwobi is undoubtedly a polarizing player. The Arsenal and Nigeria midfielder/forward suffers regular scrutiny by both rival fans and supporters of the north London outfit. In fact, he may be the player in the Arsenal team with the lowest approval rating amongst their own fanbase. Yet despite...
- Fri Jun 8 8:16 AM
Arsenal chasing 6-cap international, 21-year-old would cost £22 million - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal are interested in signing midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini from Roma. The 21-year-old is under contract with the Serie A club until 2021, but he has a £22 million release clause whic...
- Fri Jun 8 7:46 AM
Arsenal linked with 54-cap international, 31-year-old wants to leave current boss - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal have been linked with a move for Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia. The 31-year-old is believed to want out of Turin, with Italian media outlet CalcioMercato.com citing a...
- Fri Jun 8 7:09 AM
Happy Friday to you all. I slept until almost 6am this morning which is a new record with the new puppy. I was woken by her flinging a plant pot around the kitchen, but hey, beggars and choosers and all that. Yesterday saw an interesting development in the broadcasting rights for the Premier Leag...
- Fri Jun 8 6:21 AM
Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. On today’s show I chat to Paolo Bandini about the signing of 34 year old Stephan Lichtsteiner who joins after seven successful years with Juventus. What kind of a player is he? What kind of an impact will he have on the squad on …
- Thu Jun 7 8:37 PM
David Conn has released his annual state of the Premier League finances over on the Guardian and I have compiled most of that data into a handy sortable Google chart. get out those accounting goggles and start licking pencils: it’s time…
- Thu Jun 7 6:35 PM
West Ham should sign this player claims ex Arsenal man - originally posted on Sportslens.com There is currently speculation surrounding the future of Jack Wilshere. It remains to be seen whether the Englishmen who is out of contract will fit into the plans of new Gunners boss Unai Emery and after...
- Thu Jun 7 5:30 PM
Parting ways with a legacy manager will take some getting used to for Arsenal fans- particularly during the summer months in the absence of Arsenal fixtures. Games keep the news cycle tumbling on like a penny rolling down a hill. But with a new coach whom we have yet to see in action, we have …
- Thu Jun 7 12:41 PM
Berlin (AFP) – Arsenal star Mesut Ozil will miss Germany’s final warm-up match on Friday with a knee injury, but the attacking midfielder’s participation in the World Cup is not in danger, according to the German football federation. Ozil, 29, will sit out the friendly against Saudi Arabia in Lev...
- Thu Jun 7 11:53 AM
Arsenal must look elsewhere as agent confirms seven-cap 23-year-old is staying put - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal’s hopes of signing defender Daniele Rugani appear to be over. The Gunners have been repeatedly linked with a move for Rugani – but his agent Davide Torchia believes his...
- Thu Jun 7 11:30 AM
Arsenal near deal for ‘technically gifted’ midfielder, among the best of his generation - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal are closing in on a deal with Paris Saint-Germain for ‘technically gifted’ midfielder Yacine Adli, reports the Guardian. The 17-year-old, who is regarded as one of...
- Thu Jun 7 8:16 AM
Arsenal linked with RB Leipzig star; future German international looks a solid buy - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal have been linked with a move for RB Leipzig defender Lukas Klostermann. German media outlet Bild has claimed that the Gunners are eager to add the German U21 internatio...
- Thu Jun 7 6:35 AM
In Arsene Wenger’s final season, the twin challenges of the Premier League and Europa League saw him use his squad in a specific way. The former was for what was considered his ‘first team’, and the latter for fringe players and, more importantly, young players. You could easily see the logic in...