- Sat Jun 16 8:43 AM
Look, let me be very clear from the start here. I know regular readers will understand this perfectly well as I have clarified my position on this more than once, however, just for anyone who might be stumbling across the blog for the first time, or for those who have not been paying attention: I...
- Sat Jun 16 6:55 AM
Arsenal suffer ‘unexpected turnaround’, midfielder ‘will sign for PSG’ - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to RMC Sport, Yacine Adli has rejected Arsenal and ‘will sign for Paris Saint-Germain’ instead this summer, thanks to the intervention of Sports Director Antero Henrique. The Gun...
- Sat Jun 16 5:27 AM
Stewart Robson makes plea to Manchester United star Paul Pogba - originally posted on Sportslens.com Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson believes that Paul Pogba should remain at Manchester United. The French international has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer. This...
- Fri Jun 15 9:33 PM
Done deal: Arsenal transfer agreed for 19-year-old, shirt number revealed - originally posted on Sportslens.com Yassin Fortune’s transfer from Arsenal to FC Sion has been agreed. Sion confirmed they had sign a four-year deal for the 19-year-old and revealed he will wear the number 25 shirt. Fortu...
- Fri Jun 15 5:18 PM
'Important' midfielder agrees long-term deal with Arsenal - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal have confirmed their midfielder Granit Xhaka has signed a new long-term contract to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium. The 25 year old was signed by former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger f...
- Fri Jun 15 3:49 PM
This post is a bit rushed because I have a lot to do before work but here’s a post that I know everyone will like: I think the one player that Unai Emery could most help next season is Granit…
- Fri Jun 15 1:00 PM
Harry Kane continues to be in the spotlight ahead of England’s World Cup campaign in Russia, where the Tottenham striker will captain the Three Lions. The 24-year-old goes into the tournament having scored 41 goals across all competitions for Spurs in 2017/18. Arsenal favourite Thierry Henry has...
- Fri Jun 15 6:49 AM
Morning all, happy Friday. The World Cup kicked off last night with the hosts Russia handing out a bit of a pounding to Saudi Arabia, a 5-0 win is a very nice way to kick off the tournament for them. It wasn’t the greatest game I’ve ever seen, but what I enjoyed about it was …
- Fri Jun 15 6:01 AM
Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. With the signing of Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira said to be near completion, I’m joined by James Horncastle who gives us some insight into the Sampdoria man. We look at his career progression, what kind of a player he is, ho...
- Thu Jun 14 8:07 PM
According to a report published by The Mirror, Arsenal are supposedly monitoring the availability of Borussia Dortmund’s midfield craftsman Mario Gotze, who scored the pivotal goal against Argentina to gift Germany the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Following his famed heroics on the international sta...
- Thu Jun 14 7:54 PM
Arsenal could agree shock deal for Luiz who’s ‘unlikely to stay at Chelsea’ - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal could agree a shock deal for David Luiz
who’s ‘unlikely to stay at Chelsea’ if Antonio Conte remains as manager. According to Le 10 Sport, the Gunners had an opening bid rejec...
- Thu Jun 14 7:30 PM
Arsenal’s Player of the Season award was something of a damp squib this year. It is difficult to think of any player that was consistently excellent throughout the campaign. Mesut Özil, in third place, was not consistent by his own exalted standards. Nacho Monreal was second on the podium for the...
- Thu Jun 14 6:55 PM
‘Yes!’, ‘Get in!’ – fans excited as Arsenal agree deal for midfielder, shirt number revealed - originally posted on Sportslens.com We reported on Wednesday that Arsenal agreed a new long-term deal for midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles who will see him wear the no.15 shirt in 2018/19 and supporter...
- Thu Jun 14 3:57 PM
I love the annual fixtures list freak out. It used to be such a feature that I once even used a method for judging fixtures (toughness of opponent with away matches) to prove that Arsenal got the worst set up.…
- Thu Jun 14 2:06 PM
The 2018/19 Premier League fixtures have been released and we’ve listed all 380 games that will be played by Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, Burnley, Cardiff City, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester Uni...
- Thu Jun 14 2:01 PM
Vatutinki (Russia) (AFP) – Mesut Ozil has been challenged to do his talking on the pitch in Germany’s World Cup opener against Mexico on Sunday after refusing to comment on a political storm triggered by
- Thu Jun 14 12:21 PM
Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Mario Goetze is an “eternal talent” who was left out of Germany’s World Cup squad and Tony Adams is an Arsenal legend but he was still derided as “a donkey” in
- Thu Jun 14 11:41 AM
How to watch Arsenal at the World Cup: Full Fixtures & TV Guide - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal may have had a disappointing season in the Premier League, but they are still well-represented at the 2018 World Cup in Russia 2018. The tournament begins on June 14 when the hosts take o...
- Thu Jun 14 10:35 AM
London (AFP) – Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their title defence away to Arsenal on the weekend of August 11-12, the English Premier League announced Thursday as it unveiled the fixtures for the
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- Thu Jun 14 9:19 AM
Champions Begin with Trip To Gunners The Premier League fixtures are released today, and we take a look at some selected matches as Manchester City attempt to defend their title. Opening Days Following the Community Shield match against Chelsea , the champions kick off their season with another t...
- Thu Jun 14 6:34 AM
Good morning from a very wild and windy Dublin, hopefully it will be a bit more clement here when Arsenal visit in August for a pre-season friendly against Chelsea. Details of that game were announced yesterday, it’ll take place at Lansdowne Road (Aviva Stadium) with an 8.05pm kick off. We had be...
- Thu Jun 14 12:23 AM
Good day to you all, busy one from an Arsenal perspective at least as far as the rumors are concerned. Today Arsenal have announced that Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria has signed and there are rumors that they are also going…
- Wed Jun 13 9:04 PM
Arsenal in advanced talks to sign 26-yr-old, would be a superb addition - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal are interested in signing the German keeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen. As per Sky Sports, the Gunners are in advanced talks to sign the 26-year-old shot stopper this summer...
- Wed Jun 13 8:11 PM
Arsenal agree fee for 22-yr-old, highly rated player set to sign 5-yr-contract - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal have agreed on a deal to sign the highly rated Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira. The player is expected to sign a five-year contract with the Gunners now. Torreira had a...
- Wed Jun 13 7:54 PM
‘Yes!’, ‘Great appointment!’ – fans delighted with Arsenal's latest announcement - originally posted on Sportslens.com We reported on Wednesday that Arsenal appointed Freddie Ljungberg as their the new head coach of the u23s and supporters are delighted with the news. After calls for more ex-play...
- Wed Jun 13 7:45 PM
Vatutinki (Russia) (AFP) – Joachim Loew has called on German fans to stop booing Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil after the Premier League stars found themselves at the centre of a political row. Gundogan and
- Wed Jun 13 6:54 PM
Confirmed: Arsenal agree deal for highly-rated midfielder, shirt number revealed - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal confirm they have agreed a deal for highly-rated midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles who will wear the number 15 shirt next season. The versatile 20-year-old broke into the...
- Wed Jun 13 2:34 PM
Confirmed: Arsenal appoint 41-year-old as head coach in major overhaul of Hale End Academy - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal confirm they have appointed Freddie Ljungberg as head coach of the u23s, in a major overhaul of Hale End Academy. The 41-year-old was previously in charge of th...
- Wed Jun 13 6:46 AM
Well, yesterday was certainly a busy day with transfer news, yet more backroom changes, and new contracts, so let’s just crack into it. Starting with: Lucas Torreira A 22 year old defensive midfielder from Sampdoria looks set to become our latest arrival after reports last night suggested a deal...
- Tue Jun 12 7:55 PM
Arsenal could complete £26.5m deal for 22-year-old, agreement is close - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to Sky in Italy, Arsenal could soon complete a deal with Sampdoria for Lucas Torreira. The 22-year-old has a £22m release clause, but the Gunners are believed to have offered £26...
- Tue Jun 12 7:15 PM
Arsenal agree deal for highly-rated defender, transfer to be confirmed in July - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to Football.London, Arsenal have agreed a £16m deal with Borussia Dortmund for their highly-rated Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer. The experienced ce...
- Tue Jun 12 7:09 PM
It appeared a certainty that Paris Saint-Germain’s Yacine Adli was primed for a summer switch to Arsenal, however it’s since emerged – as per a report published by Goal that the flourishing 17-year-old has opted to abort a potential move to north-London after supposedly penning a 3-year deal with...
- Tue Jun 12 6:32 PM
The 2017-18 campaign proved to be a breakthrough season for Ainsley Maitland-Niles at Arsenal after widely impressing in a number of differing positions, and after penning a supposed 5-year contract extension at the Emirates on Tuesday, the adaptable midfielder is naturally ‘very pleased’ to be a...
- Tue Jun 12 5:28 PM
Confirmed: Arsenal agree deal for highly-rated defender - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal confirm they have agreed a professional deal for Daniel Ballard. The 18-year-old is highly-rated and has finally earned recognition for his hard work and never-say-die attitude over the years, as...
- Tue Jun 12 4:15 PM
Yassin Fortune has signed for Swiss side FC Sion in a permanent move after turning down the offer of a new contract at Arsenal. The Frenchman, who can play out wide or up front, endured a frustrating 2017/18 campaign during which his playing time was significantly restricted. Fortune joined Arsen...
- Tue Jun 12 11:21 AM
Arsenal have confirmed that Freddie Ljungberg will be the club’s new U23 coach. Ljungberg, who enjoyed an illustrious playing career with Arsenal, helped to coach the U15s and the UEFA Youth League side two seasons ago. The Swede also gained experience as an assistant coach at Wolfsburg in the Bu...
- Tue Jun 12 7:58 AM
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are battling to sign €35 million international - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are battling to sign Barcelona midfielder Rafinha. According to Spanish media outlet Sport, the player’s father and agent, Mazinho, will meet with Barca...
- Tue Jun 12 7:52 AM
According to the extremely reliable and not at all unreliable FOREIGN JOURNALIST who posted on his TWITTER / YOUTUBE CHANNEL/ PERSONAL WEBSITE , Arsenal are very interested in FOREIGN PLAYER . He is seen as a key part of the new project at the club, and the Gunners have sent scouts to watch h...
- Tue Jun 12 6:12 AM
Ray Parlour makes exciting revelation for Arsenal fans about Patrick Viera - originally posted on Sportslens.com Ray Parlour has predicted that his former team-mate Patrick Viera will one day manage in the Premier League. Viera who won the World Cup as a player with France in 1998 was in contenti...