- Sat Jul 22 9:40 PM
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has declared that speculation linking Alexis Sanchez to French giants PSG are nothing but ‘media imagination.’ Speaking after his side’s disappointing 0-3 loss to Chelsea in China The post Wenger dismisses Sanchez to PSG talk as ‘media imagination’ appeared first on...
- Sat Jul 22 6:49 PM
Somewhere between ‘Live Free or Die’ and ‘Famous Potatoes’ lies the truth – George Carlin Keep Alexis Best Case: Scores 20 goals Assists 10 goals
- Sat Jul 22 3:29 PM
Beijing (AFP) – Chelsea crushed Arsenal 3-0 in a preseason game in Beijing on Saturday but the friendly turned ugly as Pedro left the field with a bloodied face after a big collision with David Ospina. The injury scare was followed by a two-goal performance by Chelsea’s Belgian forward Michy Bats...
- Sat Jul 22 3:13 PM
Chelsea 3 Arsenal 0 (Far East Friendly) Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 22/07/2017 15:00:43 In the Bird`s Nest Stadium, in Beijing, Chelsea beat their London rivals Arsenal, comprehensively in a pre-season fixture.
- Sat Jul 22 3:09 PM
VIDEO: Chelsea smash Arsenal 3-0 in pre-season friendly - originally posted on Sportslens.com Chelsea have got their pre-season tour of Asia off to a flyer with a 3-0 thumping of London rivals Arsenal. Willian scored the opener on 40 minutes before two stunning strikes either side of the half fro...
- Sat Jul 22 2:47 PM
Arsenal’s fourth game of pre-season was a rather disappointing affair as they were beaten 3-0 by Chelsea in China today. Chelsea, who were dominant throughout, opened the scoring through Willian, with Michy Batshuayi hitting a brace to add further gloss to the scoreline. As far as Arsenal’s young...
- Sat Jul 22 2:44 PM
Kyle Busch had a deal in place and was going to run in the 2017 Indianapolis 500 before team owner Joe Gibbs interceded and asked the former NASCAR Cup Series champion to reconsider. Busch revealed the news Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of Sunday’s Cup Series race, saying he had the...
- Sat Jul 22 11:58 AM
Chelsea v Arsenal Team-Sheets Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 22/07/2017 11:48:35 In Beijing, at 12:40 UK time, Chelsea play their first fixture of the pre-season, when they face Arsenal in the Birds Nest Stadium.
- Sat Jul 22 10:26 AM
Barcelona Star Offered to Arsenal? Vitalfootball: Barca: 22/07/2017 10:15:22 The Barcelona future of Rafinha could be in doubt.
- Sat Jul 22 10:07 AM
PSG double deal will spark Europe-wide transfer scramble, will force these clubs to spend big - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a move away from Emirates for a while now. The Chilean is nearing the end of his deal at the club and has failed to...
- Sat Jul 22 9:16 AM
A quick Saturday round-up for you as we prepare for our final pre-season game overseas. It’s Chelsea in Beijing in the Bird’s Nest Stadium – last season’s champions versus last season’s team who stopped them doing the double with an epic FA Cup final win at Wembley. Arsene Wenger says of today’s...
- Fri Jul 21 11:23 PM
In what will come as a major blow to Arsenal fans, Alexis Sanchez has met with PSG’s sporting director and chief executive ahead of a proposed €50 million move to the French giants. Sanchez and his agent, Fernando Felicevich, were in Paris this afternoon to discuss terms with the Parisien club,...
- Fri Jul 21 11:07 PM
Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 21/07/2017 22:51:33 Tomorrow sees our pre-season really get underway
- Fri Jul 21 11:00 PM
Tottenham are interested in signing Manchester City youngster Jadon Sancho, according to multiple reports. The 17-year-old is considered one of the brightest young talents in the country, but is yet to commit his future to Manchester City. As a result, The Mirror and The Independent claim that Sp...
- Fri Jul 21 8:15 PM
Sky Sports have claimed that Barcelona are ready to listen to offers from clubs for Rafinha, as Ernesto Valverde looks to get his transfer business going. Sky reporter, Kaveh Solhekol has stated that Arsenal have been given the chance to sign the versatile Brazilian. Arsene Wenger is looking for...
- Fri Jul 21 7:13 PM
Quote from Vicks86 on Today at 06:51:00 pm Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Rafinha from Barcelona, according to Sky sources Ox exit? Don't think arsenal are interested
Bitter and Blue
- Fri Jul 21 7:06 PM
It looks as though City will lose their biggest target of the summer Arsene Wenger made it very clear he would not sell Arsenal superstar Alexis Sánchez to Manchester City this summer, even though the Chilean was the biggest target of the summer for Pep Guardiola . It looks as though Wenger has k...
- Fri Jul 21 6:50 PM
Readers ask about Alex Bowman taking over for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth’s last months with Joe Gibbs Racing, and Kyle Larson’s car repeatedly failing inspection. Each week SB Nation's NASCAR reporter Jordan Bianchi answers your questions about the latest news and happenings within the spor...
- Fri Jul 21 5:43 PM
Arsenal have been linked with Algerian playmaker Riyad Mahrez this summer and reports from France suggest that the Gunners are set to continue their pursuit of midfielder, as their deal for Thomas Lemar continues to stall. The report states that the 26-year-old is turning out to be a serious opt...
- Fri Jul 21 4:31 PM
London nudie mag, the Daily Star, is reporting that Arsenal’s playboy midfielder Jack Wilshere
is set to make the switch across town to Wet Hams.
- Fri Jul 21 3:36 PM
Rumours emerged last night that, Arsenal were considering a move for Manchester City youth star, Jadon Sancho, following his rejection of City’s contract offer. The 17-year-old is one of the brightest talents in City’s academy but it is thought to be doubting whether he has a clear path to the f...
- Fri Jul 21 2:01 PM
Arsenal trained yesterday evening ahead of their clash with Chelsea, in what is the final game of the Gunners’ pre-season tour of Asia. Although it the game will be a friendly between the two clubs, due to the ongoing rivalry of the two London giants, there will still be some bite to the game, a...
- Fri Jul 21 11:25 AM
London (AFP) – Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is close to signing a new contract with the Gunners, according to British media reports on Friday. The German World Cup winner’s current deal runs out at the end of the 2017/18 season, but Arsenal are confident of wrapping up negotiations in the next co...
- Fri Jul 21 10:47 AM
No doubt many of you are aware of Michael Cox’s excellent tactics website, Zonal Marking, and he also writes for the likes of the Guardian, ESPN, FourFourTwo and others. On this somewhat surprise episode of the show, I chat to Michael about his new book: The Mixer: the Story of Premier League Tac...
- Fri Jul 21 9:35 AM
Talks between Manchester City and their academy star, Jadon Sancho have broken down according to the Independent, which has led to interest from both Arsenal and Tottenham. The 17-year-old winger is one of the best prospects in academy football and is regarded as the club’s brightest talent, in...
- Fri Jul 21 7:08 AM
Is next week going to be the week when things really start moving in the transfer market? I don’t know, but it could be. Despite the fact there’s constant communication wherever you are in the world these days, it feels like it’s more difficult to do deals when the manager and the Chief Executive...
- Fri Jul 21 3:25 AM
Shanghai (AFP) – There was the infamous Hong Kong “killer pitch”, an 11th-hour cancellation of a Manchester derby in Beijing and now Arsenal players struck down with food poisoning in Shanghai. Add to that searing heat, tropical downpours and long-haul flights, and it is easy to see why Arsenal m...
- Fri Jul 21 1:00 AM
Tottenham have made a £13.3 million bid for Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, according to reports in France. Last month reports suggested Spurs had made initial contact with the Ivorian’s representatives. And now, Eurosport France (spotted by HITC) claims Tottenham have made their opening offer...
- Thu Jul 20 6:00 PM
Now comfortably into my 30s, I like to think I grew out of having favourite players some time ago. That’s not down to a schooled cynicism about “the modern game, ” I just think that, as you get older, you ought to have a heightened appreciation for the collective over the individual. You also bec...
- Thu Jul 20 5:00 PM
Arsenal are monitoring the situation of Tottenham target Ross Barkley
, according to The London Evening Standard. Barkley is expected to leave Everton this summer after refusing to sign a new deal with the Merseysiders at the end of last season. Spurs have been favourites to sign him for the last...
- Thu Jul 20 4:22 PM
Where is Mustafi? Having a baby. Meanwhile also out for this match were all of the other center backs, due to illness and short term
- Thu Jul 20 2:42 PM
West Ham Linked with Arsenal Midfielder Vitalfootball: West Ham: 20/07/2017 14:39:32 Lurking in the pages of a tabloid publication is the suggestion that West Ham United are showing an interest in an Arsenal midfielder.
- Thu Jul 20 2:39 PM
Crystal Palace are planning a second bid for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, according to ESPN. Palace have identified the Arsenal man as one of their top targets this summer although they had their initial bid of £16 million rejected by Arsenal, who value Chambers at closer to £20 million. The...
- Thu Jul 20 10:29 AM
Wenger On Bayern Win & Shanghai Shock Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 20/07/2017 10:11:38 Arsene Wenger has paid tribute to Arsenal following a dramatic added time equaliser against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. The boss has also spoke of his shock at the Shanghai conditions.
- Thu Jul 20 10:06 AM
Martinez's Bayern Munich Penalty Delight Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 20/07/2017 09:48:54 Arsenal's unbeaten pre-season record was maintained following a penalty shootout victory over Bayern Munich in Shanghai, coming after a dramatic Gunners added time equaliser.
- Thu Jul 20 7:39 AM
Having been beaten 10-2 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last season, Arsenal had the last laugh by beating the Germans with a 1-1 draw and then lifting an actual trophy at the end of it. What did Bayern get for their sound thrashing of us last season? I’ll let you what … T...
- Thu Jul 20 7:04 AM
Chelsea TV Showing Arsenal Game For Free On-Line Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 20/07/2017 06:55:05 Here we go, the season starts here
- Wed Jul 19 7:06 PM
Unfinished business is one of the few things that makes a farewell bittersweet. If someone is going abroad for work and you know they will
- Wed Jul 19 6:20 PM
Shanghai (AFP) – Arsenal were ravaged by food poisoning in Shanghai that ruled several key players out of their preseason friendly with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, manager Arsene Wenger said. The Frenchman revealed the sickness that had swept the Arsenal camp, coupled with the severe heat in Chin...
- Wed Jul 19 6:20 PM
London (AFP) – Poland stopper Wojciech Szczesny
has completed a move from Arsenal to Italian champions Juventus for an undisclosed fee, both clubs confirmed Wednesday. Having passed a medical in Turin Szczesny put pen to paper on a four-year deal expected to be worth around £13.3 million ($17.4 m...
- Wed Jul 19 6:10 PM
Shanghai (AFP) – Arsenal were ravaged by food poisoning in Shanghai that ruled several key players out of their pre-season friendly with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, manager Arsene Wenger said. Wenger’s ailing men were outplayed for long periods by Bayern before salvaging a last-gasp 1-1 draw and...
- Wed Jul 19 4:00 PM
Arsenal Confirm Szczesny Juventus Deal Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 19/07/2017 15:51:01 Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny
, after spending the past two years in Serie A on loan at Roma, has completed his transfer to Juventus.
- Wed Jul 19 2:45 PM
Arsenal’s pre-season preparations stepped up a gear today as Arsene Wenger’s side took on Bayern Munich in China. Bayern dominated for much of the game and took the lead through a penalty from Robert Lewandowski early on after Ainsley Maitland-Niles had conceded the spot-kick. However, Arsenal im...
- Wed Jul 19 1:09 PM
Foul + Penalty – Lewandowski 0-1 goal The post Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Highlights appeared first on Arsenalist .
- Wed Jul 19 7:59 AM
Bayern Munich go head-to-head with Arsenal in Shanghai on Wednesday. Arsenal haven’t had particularly fond experiences of facing Bayern Munich in recent years, and were smashed 10-2 by the German giants when they faced off in the Champions League first knockout round last season. They’ll be hopin...
- Wed Jul 19 7:58 AM
Another pre-season friendly today as we face Bayern Munich in China. The manager spoke a little about what way he’s going to approach this game, and the one against Chelsea on Saturday, and it seems there’s more to these fixtures that a commercial kickabout. Talking about the difference between t...
Royal Blue Mersey
- Wed Jul 19 7:00 AM
In today’s links: Everton refunds fans after failed stream, Gray is set for an extension with Leicester and Pickford is impressed by the talent on Merseyside It’s game day! Sure, it’s only a friendly, but it’s one step closer to real, competitive matches. There are a few hours to kill before kick...
- Tue Jul 18 5:05 PM
Wenger has signalled the end of Arsenal’s transfer dealings by announcing that Arsenal are “open to more signings” but want to focus more on the
- Tue Jul 18 5:00 PM
Arsenal, and in particular manager Arsene Wenger, are known for making sound investments when it comes to bringing in new players. They haggle and negotiate over prospective players as much as anyone in the business. From young prospects such as Hector Bellerin, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, and Rob Holdi...
- Tue Jul 18 3:30 PM
Arsenal have officially promoted youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles to the first-team squad ahead of the new season. Maitland-Niles, a product of Arsenal’s Hale End academy system, has developed well since signing scholarship terms four years ago and has made ten competitive appearances for the Gun...
- Tue Jul 18 2:25 PM
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez NOT Joining Real Madrid Vitalfootball: Real: 18/07/2017 14:10:02 It was inevitable Arsenal's ex-Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, linked with Paris Saint German, Juventus, Bayern Munich etc. would eventually be mentioned with the best, Real Madrid.
Royal Blue Mersey
- Tue Jul 18 2:02 PM
Are the Blues the only option left? At this point in the summer transfer window , the main Everton storyline has been Gylfi Sigurdsson
. However, that’s followed closely by the question of who, exactly, the Icelander might be serving up crosses and through balls to. Christian Benteke ( Crystal Pal...
- Tue Jul 18 12:48 PM
Shanghai (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday he wants to make more new signings before the season begins next month and batted away fresh doubts about the future of Alexis Sanchez. Wenger is under pressure after the Premier League side failed to qualify for the Champions League for...
- Tue Jul 18 12:45 PM
Szczesny Almost A Juventus Player Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 18/07/2017 12:39:37 Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny
is closing in on his transfer to Juventus as the Poland international has arrived in Turin for his medical.
- Tue Jul 18 11:34 AM
Wenger - Arsenal Still Active In Transfer Market Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 18/07/2017 11:09:52 Arsene Wenger, in typical Wenger fashion in many ways, has said Arsenal are working on further additions but he's wary of bringing in too many for fear of 'destabilising' the team.
- Tue Jul 18 11:32 AM
has arrived in Turin ahead of his estimated €11 million transfer to Juventus. È appena arrivato a Torino @13Szczesny13! 🛬👍 pic.twitter.com/FnU4GFDbN2 — JuventusFC (@juventusfc) July 18, 2017 The Polish international has spent two season on loan in Serie A, after he fell out of f...
- Tue Jul 18 11:09 AM
Lehmann's Demanding Attitude Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 18/07/2017 11:07:11 Arsene Wenger brought Jens Lehmann back to the Emirates Stadium recently because he feels the former Arsenal goalkeeper will have a positive winning attitude in the changing room.
- Tue Jul 18 10:51 AM
West Brom Approach Arsenal For Gibbs? Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 18/07/2017 10:32:13 On Monday evening, West Brom reportedly approached Arsenal about a potential deal for England left back Kieran Gibbs
, previously linked with Watford and Newcastle.
- Tue Jul 18 10:32 AM
Sampdoria Make Wilshere Offer Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 18/07/2017 10:12:38 Is Wilshere's Arsenal career moving into an end game? After his loan at Bournemouth, links with Crystal Palace too, Sampdoria have tabled an offer for the England midfielder.
- Tue Jul 18 10:11 AM
Crystal Palace Show Chambers Interest Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 18/07/2017 10:06:15 Having spent last season at Middlesbrough the future of Arsenal's England international Chambers is unclear? Crystal Palace have shown interest in the former Southampton defender.
- Tue Jul 18 9:00 AM
Crystal Palace Roundup: Eagles submit £16m bid for Arsenal player; Deal agreed for versatile defender - originally posted on Sportslens.com Premier League outfit Crystal Palace are looking to improve their defence ahead of the new season and Frank de Boer has already agreed on a deal to sign the...
- Tue Jul 18 6:29 AM
While most of the transfer market focus this summer has been about who is coming in, there are inevitably going to be some departures. Yesterday was a day which seemed to revolve around some of the men who are likely to be playing their football elsewhere next season. Let’s go through them, start...