- Wed Jul 25 11:08 PM
Going back some years now, before I began to write for this website even, I have always produced an ‘It’s Going to be a Big Season for…’ article, focusing on 3 or 4 players for whom the upcoming campaign represents something of a watershed. That fine tradition shall continue this summer, but give...
- Wed Jul 25 3:25 PM
Berlin (AFP) – German politicians on Wednesday accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using Mesut Ozil’s controversial retirement from international football to boost Turkey’s bid to host Euro 2024 — and weaken Germany’s. On
- Wed Jul 25 2:22 PM
This piece by Julian Harris (@gingers4limpar) first appeared in the Arseblog book ‘So Paddy Got Up’, published December 2012. It’s an interesting to have a read of this again, particularly in light of recent stories about the second largest shareholder looking to sell his stake-holding in the clu...
- Wed Jul 25 1:18 PM
A report published by Daily Star suggests that Arsenal are tailing Real Madrid’s £45m-rated Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who’s is allegedly hungry to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer in order to locate undisputed first-team football next season after flourishing at the 2018 World C...
- Wed Jul 25 1:16 PM
Singapore (AFP) – Petr Cech
said on Wednesday he was prepared to fight for his place as Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper and denied any contact with Chelsea over a return to Stamford Bridge. The 36-year-old veteran’s
- Wed Jul 25 12:40 PM
Arsenal’s CEO Ivan Gazidis has been touted to become Serie A outfit AC Milan’s sporting executive in September, an alleged appointment which will undoubtedly alter the underlying fabrics of the north-Londoners, however the club’s chairman, Sir Chips Keswick, insists that his associate is fully co...
- Wed Jul 25 7:25 AM
Singapore (AFP) – Arsenal boss Unai Emery said Mesut Ozil has nothing but respect from his team-mates after his decision to quit Germany’s national team claiming racism sparked uproar in his home country. Emery on
- Wed Jul 25 6:12 AM
I know we’ve begun a new era, and as fans the majority of us are excited and enthused about that, but after so many years with Arsene Wenger, it’s not easy to completely shake off his legacy and personality. This week, for example, would have been very interesting had he still been the boss, to …
- Tue Jul 24 7:54 PM
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has come to Mesut Ozil’s defence by branding the ‘racist’ mistreatment of the Arsenal playmaker as ‘completely unacceptable’, following the 29-year-old’s decision to retire from international football with Germany after claiming to be a victim of racial abu...
- Tue Jul 24 7:08 PM
Keen to calibrate a formidable collective of his own in north-London, Unai Emery expects his Arsenal set-up to approach every instance of the professional game with an imperious degree of ‘energy’ and ‘intensity’ and has also called for every squad member to exhibit their dexterity as frequently...
- Tue Jul 24 5:49 PM
Shocker: Arsenal legend linked to become Aston Villa manager - originally posted on Sportslens.com The Star have claimed that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has an agreement to succeed Steve Bruce as manager of Championship club Aston Villa. Henry served as Belgium assistant manager to Roberto Mart...
- Tue Jul 24 4:30 PM
Ankara (AFP) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said he had backed Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit the German national team on racism grounds in a telephone call with the Turkish-origin football star, wading
- Tue Jul 24 4:18 PM
And the top spender so far this season is… Liverpool. Using data from Transfermarkt.co.uk, Liverpool have spent an estimated £150m net this season buying Alisson, Keita, Fabinho, and Shaqiri. There are some questions about Alisson’s hands, Keita’s attitude, and whether…
- Tue Jul 24 2:25 PM
There was a considerable amount of hype surrounding Jordan McEneff when he joined Arsenal last summer, but, through no fault of his own, the youngster was unable to make a significant impact during his first season at the club. A major injury restricted McEneff to just seven appearances for the U...
- Tue Jul 24 12:55 PM
Berlin (AFP) – Mesut Ozil’s shock retirement from international football caught Germany head coach Joachim Loew by surprise, it emerged on Tuesday. Loew was on holiday in Sardinia when news of Ozil’s retirement broke on
- Tue Jul 24 7:57 AM
Politician nails Ozil row, Wolves bag a bargain, Tottenham transfer inactivity worrying - originally posted on Sportslens.com Mesut Ozil’s announcement that he was resigning from playing for Germany has inevitably sparked plenty of debate in both sporting and political circles. Ozil’s statement o...
- Tue Jul 24 7:40 AM
As the fallout from his statements continued to reverberate, Mesut Ozil was all smiles in Singapore as he joined up with his teammates to begin his preparations for a new season. Such is the seriousness of what he said you might imagine he’d be downcast and introspective but, bearing in mind we c...
- 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...