- Thu Jul 6 11:00 PM
Arsenal broke their transfer record earlier this week to bring in French striker Alexandre Lacazette from Ligue 1 club Lyon. Sensing an opportunity, Tottenham fans were quick to remind the Gunners about an encounter between former left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Lacazette in a Europa League gam...
- Thu Jul 6 9:36 PM
Arsenal FC will be forced to offload some of its players this week. The news comes after the acquisition of Alexandre Lacazette who takes the club’s tally of Non-Homegrown players to 17. The Homegrown rule states that all the 20 clubs in the premier league must include at least 8 Homegrown player...
- Thu Jul 6 6:00 PM
When I was a little younger, pre/post-season used to represent an almost unbearable pockmark on the Gregorian calendar. Age, marriage, career and the growing amount of sophistication required to plan match attendance around TV schedules have mellowed my attitude towards the summer months. In the...
- Thu Jul 6 4:24 PM
Talented Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has returned to Arsenal for pre-season training. The 19-year-old impressed while on loan at Dutch club Maastricht last season and was at London Colney today, where he did gym work alongside Gabriel, who is recovering from injury. Yesterday he held tal...
- Thu Jul 6 2:18 PM
Matches being shown on TV up to the beginning of October: Friday 11 August 7.45pm Arsenal v Leicester (Sky Sports) Saturday 12 August 12.30pm Watford v Liverpool (Sky Sports) 5.30pm Brighton v Man City (BT Sport) Sunday 13 August 1.30pm Newcastle v Spurs (Sky Sports) 4pm Man Utd v West Ham (Sky S...
- Thu Jul 6 2:09 PM
Young defender, Stefan O’Connor is set to Newcastle United on a free according to multiple reports. The defender came through the ranks at Arsenal after joining from Crystal Palace at the age of 13. He has, however, struggled to progress since graduating from Arsenal’s Hale End Academy. O’Conno...
- Thu Jul 6 12:34 PM
Quote from redkop63 on Today at 11:03:32 am I'm beginning to wonder, has any one or more of the transfer committee members been professional footballers before? Otherwise, things couldn't be that bad, can it? I suspec
- Thu Jul 6 12:09 PM
Irish youngster, Jordan McEneff has signed a two-year-deal with Arsenal ahead of the upcoming season. Alexandre Lacazette is not the only player to have joined the Gunners this month, as the sixteen-year-old talented attacker has been signed on scholarship terms by the North London outfit. McEne...
- Thu Jul 6 11:11 AM
Midfielders Glen Kamara and Savvas Mourgos have both left Arsenal permanently after their contracts were cancelled by mutual consent. Kamara, a Finnish youth international, joined Arsenal as a scholar in 2012 and made one senior appearance for the club, which came in the League Cup defeat to Shef...
- Thu Jul 6 8:18 AM
Welcome to Thursday. Almost the weekend, with lots of sport on (albeit not the Arsenal, unfortunately), which will please my wife immensely, particularly the Lions game that starts at 0830. Also, I give you permission to tell your boss to do one today, and that you’ll not be coming back until he...
Cartilage Free Captain
- Thu Jul 6 7:26 AM
Arsenal make their move. Yesterday Arsenal confirmed a deal that will have the club pay a club-record €53m transfer fee to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette . On the one hand, this is a good move for them. The underlying stats for Lacazette are strong. He’ll be an upgrade on Olivier Giroud, D...
- Wed Jul 5 11:04 PM
Alexis Sanchez is demanding an enormous £400, 000-a-week to sign a new deal with Arsenal, according to John Cross. Sanchez’s exorbitant demands exceed Arsenal’s offer by £125, 000, although Sanchez seems to be in the driving seat regarding the negotiations. The Chilean has one year left on his c...
- Wed Jul 5 7:45 PM
ESPN Deportes will broadcast the ninth edition of the Emirates Cup to viewers in the United States. Hosted by Arsenal, this year’s tournament will feature three of the top teams from Europe including RB Leipzig (Germany), Benfica (Portugal) and Sevilla (Spain). The matches will be played across t...
- Wed Jul 5 7:41 PM
Arsenal continued their pre-season preparations today, with a further four youngsters being selected to train with the senior squad. Goalkeeper Ryan Huddart was amongst those involved in the session along with right-back Tafari Moore and midfielder Ismael Bennacer, both of whom spent time away fr...
- Wed Jul 5 6:55 PM
Lyon (AFP) – Arsenal signed France striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club-record fee that could rise to 60 million euros ($68m, £52.56m), the two clubs confirmed on Wednesday. The transfer fee is also a new record sale for the Ligue 1 outfit, worth an initial 53m euros, according to a s...
- Wed Jul 5 6:35 PM
Lyon (AFP) – Arsenal agreed a deal to sign France striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club-record fee that could rise to 60 million euros ($68m, £52.56m), the two clubs confirmed on Wednesday. The transfer fee is also a new record sale for the Ligue 1 outfit, worth an initial 53m euros, a...
- Wed Jul 5 6:28 PM
Arsenal’s capture of Alexandre Lacazette means Olivier Giroud
can be had for the right price. Who should sign him? On Wednesday, Arsenal announced the signing of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette for €53 million . He’s the quick, lethal finishing forward Gooners have been waiting for. And with him...
- Wed Jul 5 5:48 PM
Arsenal Announce Long-Term Lacazette Deal Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 05/07/2017 17:39:44 The would he wouldn't he uncertainty surrounding Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette has been laid to rest as Arsenal have confirmed his arrival on a 'long-term' deal.
- Wed Jul 5 5:48 PM
The Lyon striker will be expected to finish off all the chances Arsenal creates, but doesn’t score. Arsenal has broken its transfer record by signing Alexandre Lacazette for a reported €53 million, potentially rising to €60 million . It’s a huge move that should help Arsenal reinvigorate an attac...
- Wed Jul 5 5:12 PM
Arsenal have announced their second signing of the transfer window, Alexandre Lacazette. As per reports this morning, Arsenal announced the striker at 17:00 to comply with the French stock market, for a fee of €53 million which could rise to €60 million with add-ons. Source, @robbieg_15? 😅#Laca...
- Wed Jul 5 1:21 PM
West Ham`s Chances of Signing Giroud Diminishing Vitalfootball: West Ham: 05/07/2017 12:58:21 The Hammers chances of landing the Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud
appear to be diminishing.
- Wed Jul 5 12:56 PM
Bellerin Asks Arsenal for a Transfer Vitalfootball: Barca: 05/07/2017 12:55:53 The quest to bring Hector Bellerin to the Camp Nou continues.
- Wed Jul 5 12:09 PM
Can Arsenal Persuade Alexis To Stay? Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 05/07/2017 12:00:34 Can the impending arrival of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon change the mindset of Alexis Sanchez, seemingly set on Manchester City? Former Arsenal full back Nigel Winterburn hopes so.
- Wed Jul 5 11:29 AM
Giroud A 'Loyal Warrior' At Arsenal Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 05/07/2017 11:19:07 Olivier Giroud
has said he's a 'loyal warrior' to Arsenal - as such he's not planning to leave. Despite speculation linking the Frenchman him with Lyon, West Ham and Everton.
- Wed Jul 5 11:19 AM
Arsenal are on the verge of completing a club record deal for Alexandre Lacazette. With his impending Arsenal will now move on to signing one of Thomas Lemar or Riyad Mahrez, according to the Mirror. The Mirror report that Arsenal still intend to do business with Monaco for Thomas Lemar, althoug...
- Wed Jul 5 11:15 AM
Arsenal Return For Lehmann? Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 05/07/2017 10:57:33 Having recently been linked with a move to bring in former Crystal Palace & Newcastle goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman, Arsenal are now preparing to bring back the legendary Jens Lehmann.
- Wed Jul 5 10:02 AM
According to multiple reports, Arsenal will announce the club record signing of Alexandre Lacazette today. Lacazette will sign a five-year deal worth £200, 000-a-week to become the club’s highest earner. The deal will be announced later this afternoon in order to comply with the French stock mar...
- Wed Jul 5 8:35 AM
Lacazette Medial Done - Record Deal Closer Vitalfootball: Arsenal: 05/07/2017 08:03:47 Lacazette's record deal, which could eventually reach up to £52m, will surpass the £42.4m paid to Real Madrid for Ozil. However, young forward Willock recently left Arsenal for Benfica.
Royal Blue Mersey
- Wed Jul 5 7:39 AM
Rooney is set to move to Everton, Giroud emerges as top target and a website theorizes a situation where Pulisic comes to Merseyside. Everton, what’s the deal? A whole day with no signings? Extremely lame. But I guess the whole “getting players fit” and “scouting additional talent” thing is impor...
- Wed Jul 5 7:26 AM
Good morning, and welcome to the hump (see blogs previous). I hope you got all your work done yesterday, as it’s all downhill to the weekend from here. Or from lunchtime, at least. We’ll start, once again, with Alexandre Lacazette, who according to various sources was in London yesterday to compl...
- Tue Jul 4 11:53 PM
Arsenal have finally signed a star quality forward, finally leaving the whole left by Robin Van Persie. The Gunners were heavily linked with Lacazette last season but eventually pulled out due to Lyon’s asking price. According to Ligue 1 expert, Julien Laurens, the Gunners have been tracking Lac...
- Tue Jul 4 9:59 PM
Alexandre Lacazette has been linked to Arsenal since 2015, and the Gunners finally look set to break their transfer record to bring the Frenchman to the club with a £52 million fee including bonuses. The signing could be announced in the next day or so which allows us to take a closer look at one...
- Tue Jul 4 8:39 PM
A number of Arsenal’s first-team reported back to training this week for pre-season training today ahead of the club’s tour of Australia and China. Club captain Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Petr Cech will be joined by new signing, Sead Kolasinac this week. The defender is the first signing Ars...
- Tue Jul 4 7:54 PM
The Arsenal first-team held their maiden training session of pre-season this morning, with nine players from outside the senior squad in attendance. Goalkeeper Matt Macey and midfielder Jon Toral, who are both now classed as senior players under Premier League and UEFA rules, trained with the squ...
- Tue Jul 4 5:52 PM
According to Italian publication, Calcomercato, Arsenal will sign Riyad Mahrez. Arsenen Wenger seems to have learnt from last summer as he has been surprisingly proactive so far. Kolasinac has been signed up, while Lacazette will be announced imminently, which surely excite the Arsenal fans and...
- Tue Jul 4 2:30 PM
Arsenal set to confirm the capture of 37-goal star, player arrives in London for medical - originally posted on Sportslens.com Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette is in London right now and his transfer to Arsenal should be confirmed soon. Arsenal will pay around £52m for the Lyon attacker. The 26-y...
- Tue Jul 4 1:46 PM
Premier League striker keen to stay despite Everton and West Ham interest - originally posted on Sportslens.com French striker Olivier Giroud
has committed his future to Arsenal after claiming that he ‘wants to carry on good journey’ at the North London club. The Gunners are poised to sign their...
- Tue Jul 4 1:28 PM
Arsenal's Giroud Ruled Out - Rooney Stepped Up? Vitalfootball: Everton: 04/07/2017 13:22:17 Giroud plays down a possible Everton, West Ham or Lyon switch, insisting he's 'loyal' to Arsenal. Meanwhile, the Blues have 'stepped up' interest in Manchester United's Rooney.
- Tue Jul 4 12:53 PM
West Ham transfer target Olivier Giroud
insists that he wants to stay and fight for his place at Arsenal.
- Tue Jul 4 11:16 AM
There is a real possibility that Santi Cazorla has played his last game for Arsenal. According to the Express, Cazorla has suffered yet another injury setback in his recovery from an ankle injury that has kept him out since October. The midfielder is now scheduled to return in April, while his c...
- Tue Jul 4 10:34 AM
Quote from Frankly, Mr Shankly on Yesterday at 11:22:01 pm You sure Salford is 5 minutes from the ground Keith? Most Man Utd fans have Essex accents don't they??! Off topic
- Tue Jul 4 8:28 AM
Ah, Tuesday. The day of the week when you’re just glad it’s not Monday anymore and can look forward to the hump of the week tomorrow with Thursday being the inevitable slide towards Friday, which you know will go quickly because time seems to be going ever faster, and you’ve too many things to do...
Royal Blue Mersey
- Tue Jul 4 7:00 AM
Giroud to stay at Arsenal, Costa holding up Lukaku move and more in today’s important links Everton kicked off the transfer window with a pair of exciting signings on Monday, and it would seem that they are still not done yet. But no further additions are imminent. So, be patient, Toffees. We may...
- Mon Jul 3 12:34 PM
Arsenal Striker Interesting Koeman? Vitalfootball: Everton: 03/07/2017 12:25:35 Everton will make a move for Arsenal's Giroud? Battling West Ham and Marseille for the Frenchman as an 'ideal replacement' for Chelsea-linked Lukaku, who could join Manchester United?
- Mon Jul 3 12:29 PM
Arsenal set to complete record signing this week, 37-goal star could help them win the title - originally posted on Sportslens.com Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette is set to complete his transfer to Arsenal this week. Lacazette had a sensational season in Ligue 1 last year and Arsenal will be del...
- Mon Jul 3 11:02 AM
Everton are preparing a £20 million bid for Arsenal striker, Olivier Giroud
according to John Cross. The Frenchman signed a new deal in January, which would take him up tp 2020 but with the impending arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, it seems Giroud could well be on the move. Giroud had to fight...
- Mon Jul 3 8:44 AM
Good morning and welcome to a brand new week, with me, Tom, your stand-in host for the week, while Blogs drinks beer for breakfast and doesn’t have to snooze his alarm clock seven times before hauling himself out of bed to face the warm and sunny climes of Dublin. He’s off on his hols to … The...
- Sun Jul 2 8:09 PM
Report: Arsenal ready to pay £125m for Mbappe - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal are preparing a record £125m bid for the wonderkid. From Sportslens.com - Football News | Football Blog
Royal Blue Mersey
- Sun Jul 2 7:30 PM
Everton’s impressive transfer window could see them seeking to move on their direct rivals Everton are keen on making a move for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud
, according to Paul Joyce of the Independent. The Blues are pushing ahead with their summer business having already completed the signing...
- Sun Jul 2 5:24 PM
Arsenal have now agreed a €53 million transfer fee for Alexandre Lacazette, according to Jason Burt of the Daily Telegraph. The French forward will now travel to London to complete a club record fee to Arsenal, in a deal estimated to be worth around £52 million. Arsenal have agreed to pay an ini...
- Sun Jul 2 4:25 PM
Looks like Ox turned down the Arsenal deal, I think Ox to us is going to happen more and more. Like I said earlier, if healthy I see him being a guy who utility's for us this year and then if we move Lallana when is contract extension kicks in next yea
- Sun Jul 2 3:23 PM
French journalist, Nabil Djellit, has denied reports that Riyad Mahrez is set to join Arsenal. Within the last few hours, rumours broke that the Algerian forward had agreed to join Arsenal and could be announced as soon as next week. Djellit – who denied that Mahrez was set to join Arsenal last...
- Sun Jul 2 3:09 PM
Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the apparently imminent signing of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for what will be a club record fee. We discuss the French international, how he might fit in, and why Ars...
- Sun Jul 2 3:00 PM
Summer transfer season is certainly a strange time for both soccer clubs and fans. Wild rumors, millions of dollars being thrown around, and even some player transfer requests fill the summer months heading into the long haul of a new season. One club that is particularly in the midst of a hectic...
- Sun Jul 2 2:53 PM
Carlo Ancelotti confirms Bayern Munich’s interest to sign Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez - originally posted on Sportslens.com Carlo Ancelotti has hinted that Bayern Munich may be interested in signing Arsenal’s star attacker Alexis Sanchez this summer. Following another disappointing campaign with the...
- Sun Jul 2 2:43 PM
Arsenal have placed a £8 million price tag on defender, Kieran Gibbs
according to the Mirror. With the arrival of new signing, Sead Kolasinac, Gibbs’ long-term future has become unclear. Moreover, at 27, with only 12 months remaining on his contract and playing back up to Nacho Monreal, it seems...
- Sun Jul 2 1:34 PM
Toffees Join Hammers in Showing Interest in Giroud Vitalfootball: West Ham: 02/07/2017 13:27:32 The list of suitors being linked with a West Ham United target continues to grow.
- Sun Jul 2 12:25 PM
Barca Move for Arsenal Defender Gets Nearer Vitalfootball: Barca: 02/07/2017 12:12:36 The will he, won`t he saga of a possible return to the Camp Nou for Hector Bellerin, appears to have taken another twist this weekend.
- Sun Jul 2 10:20 AM
A Kolasinac-shaped left-back aside, this June was hardly flaming in the transfer department. July is where the action usually is, I tell myself, and it’s an opinion I can justify with the exciting and growing chatter about Lacazette. However, there’s a lot of hot air out there when it comes to tr...
- Sun Jul 2 8:48 AM
Hello folks, it’s it’s Sunday so a very quick round-up for you. Although today there’s a special Sunday treat as we’ll have an Arsecast Extra for you. The Sunday Mirror say that Arsenal are planning a ‘stunning £125m’ move for Kylian Mbappe with Arsene Wenger having the chats with the player’s fa...