- Sat Jun 30 10:22 PM
A couple of barn-burners today as France barely got past a completely dysfunctional Argentina coached by Lionel Messi and Uruguay played an Atletico Madrid style low block defensive style and beat Christian Ronald and the Portugals 2-1 thanks to Edinson…
- Sat Jun 30 6:36 AM
Morning, hope you all coped adequately yesterday – the first day without World Cup football since the tournament began. The black hole of nothingness it left will be filled by two knockout games today. First up, France take on Argentina. The French have been a bit meh throughout, while Argentina...
- Fri Jun 29 7:07 PM
A report published by Sky Sports suggests that Arsenal and Calum Chambers are close to finalising a revised deal which would ensure that the promising 23-year-old centre-half remains at the Emirates for the foreseeable future under Unai Emery’s studied command. A product of Southampton’s coveted...
- Fri Jun 29 6:15 PM
Japan advanced from the group stages and get to face Belgium thanks to FIFA’s “fair play” tiebreaker. If two teams in the group stages of the World Cup are even on points, even on goal difference, even on goals scored, …
- Fri Jun 29 5:23 PM
Arsenal announced today that Deyan Iliev, Tolaji Bola and Robbie Burton have all signed new contracts with the club. Goalkeeper Iliev, who has been at Arsenal since 2012, showed some significant signs of improvement last season following a two-year injury layoff. The Macedonian shot-stopper made...
- Fri Jun 29 5:12 PM
Vlad Dragomir is likely to sign for French club Monaco on a free transfer despite his agent’s claims that the midfielder is still in talks with Arsenal over a new deal. The versatile Romanian youngster will officially become a free agent on Sunday as he has yet to accept Arsenal’s offer of a new...
- Fri Jun 29 11:25 AM
Moscow (AFP) – Russia hope hulking Arsenal striker Artem Dzyuba’s mean streak can lead them past former champions Spain in the host nation’s first World Cup knockout stage match since Soviet times. That’s Arsenal Tula
- Fri Jun 29 6:34 AM
Morning all, welcome to Friday and the Week of Scorch and Aftersun – as it will be known here in Ireland – continues. I really can’t ever remember it being this hot for this long here before. It’s good for staying in the shade and watching the World Cup though. I didn’t get to see …
- Fri Jun 29 5:48 AM
Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. There’s not a lot of Arsenal news this week, but here’s a podcast anyway. I’m joined by Tim Stillman to chat about the World Cup, Brazil’s chances of going the distance, his aversion to VAR versus the drama and entertainment it pro...
- Thu Jun 28 5:00 PM
Arsenal have quietly prioritised rebuilding in the defensive areas of their squad so far this summer, with Bernd Leno and Stephan Lichtsteiner already secured and Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Lucas Torreira reportedly soon to join them. This makes a lot of sense for Arsenal, who were light on ex...
- Thu Jun 28 2:10 PM
Pre-season is always interesting, but this time will be especially so, with new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery assessing his players for the first time. Despite this being a World Cup year, Arsenal will have the majority of their first-team squad available for the entirety of pre-season, with 18 o...
- Thu Jun 28 2:10 PM
Istanbul (AFP) – Fenerbahce are set to sign former England midfielder Jack Wilshere
after his decision to leave Arsenal, a Turkish report said on Thursday. Wilshere, who played for Arsenal since boyhood, is leaving the
- Thu Jun 28 11:58 AM
Arsenal join the race to sign 66-cap international, would be excellent addition - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal have joined the race to sign Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera. West Ham United, Everton and Roma have all been linked with the 28-year-old, but Correio da Manha has claime...
- Thu Jun 28 5:56 AM
Amazing scenes at the World Cup yesterday as holders Germany were eliminated after a 2-0 defeat to South Korea. VAR played a part again, rightly ruling the Korean’s first goal onside, and as the Germans pressed forward for an equaliser, we had the incredible sight of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer losin...
- Wed Jun 27 5:43 PM
I drove 180 miles last week and while I was driving I did a little math to keep my mind occupied. What I figured out is that unless you’re driving hundreds of miles or going way over the speed limit, …
- Wed Jun 27 5:37 PM
Arsenal complete another signing, director confirms transfer for highly-rated star - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal have completed another signing, with Sampdoria sporting director Carlo Osti confirming to Sky Sports that Emirates-bound midfielder Lucas Torreira will be leaving the c...
- Wed Jun 27 3:58 PM
Club chief confirms Arsenal transfer is close, star expected to join in July - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal are closing in on the capture of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund. The club’s sporting director Michael Zorc has confirmed that the player is likely to join A...
- Wed Jun 27 7:58 AM
Arsenal ready to splash £130, 000 per week on international winger - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal are hoping to sign Lucas Vazquez from Real Madrid this summer. Spanish media outlet Okdiario has claimed that Gunners’ boss Unai Emery is keen on adding the winger to his squad. The re...
- Wed Jun 27 5:51 AM
All eyes at the World Cup were on Argentina versus Nigeria last night. Could Lionel Messi inspire his country to qualify for the knock-out stages? It really felt like it was all on him, but he had a little help along the way from a player linked with Arsenal this summer – Ever Banega. The …
- Tue Jun 26 7:07 PM
David Ospina will decide upon his future at Arsenal once he returns to north-London after the 2018 World Cup, as though his club life will dominate his train of thought in the coming weeks, he’s solely committed to international affairs involving his nation, Colombia, at present. The Gunners rece...
- Tue Jun 26 5:10 PM
I like VAR. I like the way it has been used in this World Cup and I like what it has done to the games so far. Here’s my top reasons to like VAR: It angers people who think it…
- Tue Jun 26 1:00 PM
Paul Merson has urged England manager Gareth Southgate to recall Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier to his starting line-up for Thursday’s World Cup clash with Belgium. Jordan Henderson was preferred to Dier in the holding midfield role for England’s opening games against Tunisia and Panama, while Ky...
- Tue Jun 26 12:26 PM
Arsenal defender Dominic Thompson has signed his first professional contract with the club. The left-back, who turns 18 next month, showed some significant signs of imorovement last campaign and frequently captained the U18 side in the league. Thompson also featured in the run to the FA Youth Cup...
- Tue Jun 26 7:51 AM
Midfielder wanted by Mourinho and Arsenal to make decision on future soon - originally posted on Sportslens.com Marouane Fellaini
is officially a Manchester United player until the end of this Saturday, which is June 30. After that, he is a free agent and will not be on the books of the Red Devil...
- Tue Jun 26 6:00 AM
Because things are a bit chaotic with building work going on at the house this week, I didn’t really see much of last night’s games. However, the VARman waiting in the sky appears to have been super busy, with some controversial use of the technology last night. This is the BBC’s football home pa...