- Mon Jul 23 8:21 PM
A bad photo with the Turkish president was all Germany needed to remind Ozil, a son of immigrants, that he didn’t belong Mesut Ozil’s statement announcing his retirement from the Germany national team ended on a note that can easily resonate with immigrants and children of immigrants everywhere....
- Mon Jul 23 7:27 PM
Berlin (AFP) – Once hailed as a prize-winning example of integration in Germany, Mesut Ozil has quit international duty amid bitter accusations of racism, levelled at German Football Association (DFB) chief Reinhard Grindel. “In the
- Mon Jul 23 7:05 PM
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil announced on Monday that he has retired from international football with Germany amid claims of racism from the German FA, extremely controversial allegations which the governing body have subsequently disregarded, despite expressing their ‘regret’ in the 29-year-old’s bold d...
- Mon Jul 23 6:11 PM
I see from the comments that you’ve already started in on the Ozil “controversy” and I guess I’m late to the party. Never fear though, I have an epic bad take on this topic which will blow your minds like…
- Mon Jul 23 5:15 PM
Berlin (AFP) – “He did the right thing, ” said 63-year-old Abbas Haydin, as Turks in Berlin on Monday rallied around football star Mesut Ozil and praised his decision to quit the Germany team over perceived
- Mon Jul 23 2:51 PM
Berlin (AFP) – The German Football Association (DFB) on Monday rejected claims of racism against their president Reinhard Grindel made by Mesut Ozil in his announcement that he has retired from international football. “We reject
- Mon Jul 23 12:35 PM
Berlin (AFP) – Here are the key moments that culminated in Mesut Ozil’s bombshell announcement he was retiring from international football after a career including Germany’s triumph at the 2014 World Cup: – Erdogan meeting
- Mon Jul 23 12:09 PM
Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. On this week’s show a pre-season round-up as the team heads to Singapore to play PSG and Atletico Madrid. We talk about the tour squad, a potential new deal for Alex Iwobi, the Ivan Gazidis/AC Milan si...
- Mon Jul 23 10:48 AM
Berlin (AFP) – Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit playing for Germany unleashed a racism storm in Berlin on Monday, but earned the applause of Ankara with a Turkish minister hailing “a goal against the virus
- Mon Jul 23 8:20 AM
Crazy Chelsea Hazard update, Arsenal star quits, again, Potters get political with McClean - originally posted on Sportslens.com “Kylian Hazard has had his say over the future of his brother Eden Hazard
amid talk that the Chelsea star could quit Stamford Bridge to join Real Madrid”. This earth-sh...
- Mon Jul 23 7:40 AM
Berlin (AFP) – Mesut Ozil on Monday was warmly applauded by Turkey but faced uproar at home in Germany after announcing he was quitting the German national football team, lambasting “racism” over criticism for the
- Mon Jul 23 7:05 AM
Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish ministers on Monday warmly applauded the decision of Turkish-origin German footballer Mesut Ozil to quit the national team on the grounds of racism, with one senior minister hailing “a goal against
- Mon Jul 23 6:09 AM
So, as he joined up with his Arsenal teammates yesterday to make the trip to Singapore, Mesut Ozil released three statements via his Twitter account (we can take it as read that it was his social media team that did this). You can read the statements here. The first addressed the issue of his mee...
- Sun Jul 22 8:34 PM
Berlin (AFP) – Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing “racism” in the criticism of him in the side’s World Cup debacle. “It is with a heavy heart and
- Sun Jul 22 6:48 PM
Morning all. There is no Arsenal news as the club flies out to Singapore for some pre-season friendlies. There is a fake news story going around that Arsenal are after some Barcelona flop named Gomes. I took a quick look…
- Sun Jul 22 1:35 PM
Berlin (AFP) – Footballer Mesut Ozil said Sunday he had no regrets about his controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany’s national squad ahead of the
- Sun Jul 22 8:58 AM
It’s a slow, slow Sunday. The kind of Sunday that makes you wish that during the summer – aside from the World Cup – we had robot football, or something. Maybe we’re not as technologically advanced as we need to be, but if I were a billionaire the first thing I’d do is take over …
- Sat Jul 21 4:57 PM
Quote from Frankly, Mr Shankly on Jul 19, 2018 07:50:01 pm 'Apart from the mistake I made against Arsenal ' https://twitter.com/FourFourOnGlue/status/1019945476752396288 Some real horrors here and the worst thing is the
- Sat Jul 21 8:36 AM
Arsenal target "not worth" £7.5 million per year, Chelsea fans meltdown, Richarlison overpriced - originally posted on Sportslens.com A top German pundit believes former Schalke midfielder Max Meyer’s greed is preventing him from finding a new club. Sky Germany’s Schalke reporter Dirk Grosse Schl...
- Sat Jul 21 7:30 AM
Morning all, a very quick Saturday round-up for you. Arsenal announced their squad for the tour to Singapore next week when we play Atletico Madrid and PSG. There aren’t any real surprises in there. Lucas Perez is on board, and youngsters Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Emile Smith Rowe, Jordi Osei-Tu...
- Fri Jul 20 5:40 PM
Simmer Down – 1996 Simmer down, you lickin’ too hot, so Simmer down, soon you’ll get dropped, so Simmer down, can you hear what I say Simmer down, that why won’t you, why won’t you, why won’t you simmer down…
- Fri Jul 20 5:22 PM
Former Arsenal boss Wenger emerges as top target for Asian giants - originally posted on Sportslens.com Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly a top target of the Japanese FA to take over the national team according to The Daily Mail. The 68-year-old Wenger stepped down as manager of...
- Fri Jul 20 5:21 PM
23-yr-old signs new contract with Arsenal, Gunners react on Twitter - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal have agreed on a new deal with the highly talented goalkeeper Deyan Iliev. The 23-year-old joined the club back in 2012 and he played a key role for the U23s last season. The agreemen...
- Fri Jul 20 5:11 PM
Arsenal have named their squad for the trip to Singapore, with Emile Smith Rowe amongst four players from the U23 team to have been included. The highly regarded midfielder has been impressive in pre-season so far and is joined in the squad by Joe Willock, Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson. There ar...
- Fri Jul 20 3:22 PM
Arsenal are expected to conclude their major transfer business for this summer and the first window of Unai Emery’s reign with a £26m deal for Sampdoria and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira. The 22-year-old holding player reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup on international duty and, fol...
- Fri Jul 20 6:37 AM
After the very interesting capture of a data scientist who worked on the launch of the hugely successful online game Candy Crush – in which one repeatedly crushes candy, I guess – Arsenal have continued their backroom shake-up by bringing in more left-field appointments as the post-Wenger revolut...
- Fri Jul 20 6:16 AM
Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. It’s a call-in show recorded last night and I chat to Arsenal fans about all kinds of things including the future of Aaron Ramsey, Lucas Perez and his role this season, why our transfer business is relatively unexciting, what the b...
- Thu Jul 19 8:20 PM
Arsenal complete summer signing, highly-rated star ‘confirms’ move on Instagram - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to the Telegraph, Arsenal have completed another summer signing in Joel Lopez, with Barcelona’s highly-rated star ‘confirming’ the move on Instagram. He’s been linked wi...
- Thu Jul 19 8:08 PM
’s representative Viktor Kolar is adamant that his 36-year-old client is fully ‘focused’ on remaining an Arsenal player past the summer transfer window, a statement which will certainly please many a ‘Gooner’, despite concerns of a potential departure for the veteran Czech Republic goalk...
- Thu Jul 19 6:42 PM
Confirmed: FC Porto sign highly-rated Arsenal midfielder on loan - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal confirm midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has joined FC Porto on loan. The highly-rated 20-year-old is expected to feature for the Portuguese Primeira Liga side’s B team and has a buying option...
- Thu Jul 19 6:01 PM
Reports: Arsenal are open to selling star to Chelsea - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to a report published by the Daily Mail, Arsenal boss Unai Emery is prepared to sell goalkeeper Petr Cech to Chelsea. The Blues are in the hunt for a new keeper as Thibaut Courtois looks set to le...
- Thu Jul 19 6:00 PM
Given that Arsenal’s attack has undergone high churn in the last 12 months, it is understandable that Unai Emery and co have prioritised the defence, midfield and goalkeeper positions this summer. As I wrote a few weeks ago, I fancy the Gunners’ options, though plentiful, are a little unbalanced...
- Thu Jul 19 5:04 PM
Former Arsenal star Wilshere reveals why he joined West Ham - originally posted on Sportslens.com Jack Wilshere
has revealed that his England ambitions were the reason behind why he opted to join West Ham this summer. Wilshere has struggled with injuries throughout the years which have halted his...
- Thu Jul 19 3:30 PM
Transfer roundup: (tumbleweeds) I saw that the official site put outside links to Coman, Nzonzi, and some other guy up proving that even the guys who run the rumor mill section of Arsenal.com have a great sense of humor. I’ve…
- Thu Jul 19 3:29 PM
It’s a quiet enough week in terms of Arsenal news, but we’ve had lots of podcasting action with the Philippe Senderos
interview, plus an Arsecast Extra and Liam Brady over on Patreon, so we’re going to do a phone-in show this evening for tomorrow’s pod. You call in, I answer, we chat about whatev...
- Thu Jul 19 12:42 PM
Arsenal are mostly done with their additions to the squad this summer. This, however, could change if the north London outfit were to shed some players from their ever-increasing first-team list. Listed below are five
- Thu Jul 19 7:41 AM
Arsenal legend Pires makes bold claim on the future managerial career of Thierry Henry - originally posted on Sportslens.com Former Arsenal great Robert Pires believes that his former Gunners team-mate Thierry Henry deserves to manage in the Premier League. Henry served as assistant manager to Ro...
- Thu Jul 19 6:17 AM
Hello, good morning, let’s start with some quick transfer stuff that’s been doing the rounds. Not about players coming in, but those going out. First up: Danny Welbeck
He was linked yesterday with a move to Everton, and that is one which probably makes a lot of sense for him and for us. He has …
- Thu Jul 19 5:44 AM
We are now just a few weeks away from Arsenal’s opening game of the season and it will see Unai Emery thrown straight in at the deep end. Man City battered Arsenal twice inside a week earlier this year and that sounded the death knell for Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign at the club. It is …