- Fri Jul 27 2:05 PM
Singapore (AFP) – Arsenal boss Unai Emery on Friday said Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi was set to sign a new deal, in a boost to his efforts to fire the Gunners back to the big time. Emery has
- Fri Jul 27 12:57 PM
Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – Thousands of people in Germany with migrant backgrounds are sharing stories of everyday discrimination under the hashtag #MeTwo, inspired by football star Mesut Ozil’s resignation from Germany’s national team over
- Fri Jul 27 11:56 AM
Report: Arsenal star rules out move despite Chelsea links - originally posted on Sportslens.com Petr Cech
has insisted he will battle for his place as Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper next season. The Gunners signed Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen in June and he started their pre-season match a...
- Fri Jul 27 7:05 AM
Singapore (AFP) – Mesut Ozil thanked Arsenal fans for their “love” at a pre-season friendly after a torrid week following his racism allegations against Germany’s football body. Ozil watched Arsenal’s penalties defeat to Atletico Madrid
- Fri Jul 27 6:51 AM
There were a few interesting bits and pieces to come out of yesterday’s game with Atletico Madrid. We didn’t learn a huge amount about things in general, but some brief observations. Emile Smith-Rowe The young man, who only found out he was going on tour last weekend, scored the Arsenal goal and...
- Fri Jul 27 5:43 AM
Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. On this week’s show I chat with Tim Stillman about the game in Singapore, the Aaron Ramsey situation, and the strange goings-on involving Ivan Gazidis, AC Milan and that weird statement released by the club. After that, I interview...
- Thu Jul 26 11:16 PM
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave senior debuts to seven youth players during the 2017/18 season. Highly-rated prospects such as Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah, and Joe Willock were all given an opportunity to shine in
- Thu Jul 26 8:13 PM
Penalty shootout Smith-Rowe goal vs Atletico Madrid The post Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal Highlights appeared first on Arsenalist .
- Thu Jul 26 6:56 PM
Singapore (AFP) – Arsenal boss Unai Emery said Emile Smith Rowe had earned his success after the 17-year-old announced himself with a stunning strike in Thursday’s penalties defeat to Atletico Madrid in Singapore. Two days
- Thu Jul 26 6:35 PM
Arsenal, after drawing the game 1-1 in normal time, were defeated 3-1 on penalties by La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in the International Champions Cup, however it’s not the scoreline that’s grabbing the limelight, it’s Arsenal’s promising 17-year-old prospect Emile Smith Rowe, who dispatched a s...
- Thu Jul 26 4:57 PM
Unai Emery’s pre-season-seasoning of the Arsenal continued this morning as Arsenal drew 1-1 with Atletico Madrid in Singapore thanks to a fine goal by young Gunner Emile Smith Rowe. Pull-ups and weight training have been featured on the official Arsenal…
- Thu Jul 26 4:57 PM
Reading about who Arsenal should make Captain has me wondering just how important it is now. What does a Captain do that makes the choice so important? Seems to me most players these days aren't going to let somebody else on the team order them around so what does it matter who has the armband?
- Thu Jul 26 3:35 PM
Singapore (AFP) – New-look Arsenal left out controversy-hit Mesut Ozil but still impressed before they were edged 3-1 on penalties by Europa League champions Atletico Madrid in a friendly on Thursday. Ozil, who caused a
- Thu Jul 26 2:50 PM
Arsenal played their second official game of pre-season today, losing on penalties to Atletico Madrid in Singapore following a 1-1 draw in normal time, but it was the impact made by 17-year-old Emile Smith Rowe which was the biggest talking point. The midfielder, who produced some outstanding per...
- Thu Jul 26 11:27 AM
Berlin (AFP) – The chief of the German Football Association (DFB) on Thursday rejected accusations of racism by Mesut Ozil, but admitted he should have done more to protect the midfielder against discriminatory abuse. In
- Thu Jul 26 8:55 AM
Stephy Mavididi was on the scoresheet but was unable to prevent Arsenal U23s from suffering a 4-1 defeat to Bayern Munich during their pre-season trip to Germany. Mavididi, back at Arsenal following loan spells with Preston North End and Charlton Athletic, could well leave the Gunners permanently...
- Thu Jul 26 7:36 AM
In a few hours time Arsenal will play their first pre-season game against opposition of any real consequence. We face Atletico Madrid, our Europa League semi-final conquerors, in Singapore at around 12.30 UK time, and while the results don’t really matter, it’ll be the first time many of us will...
- Thu Jul 26 7:20 AM
Singapore (AFP) – Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey
says he is excited about playing under new boss Unai Emery and expects movement on a fresh contract “in the next few weeks”. Ramsey is considered key to Emery’s
- 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...