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Guardian - Mon Jul 24 9:03 AM
Today’s rumours are enclosed Even allowing for the fact that pre-season news cycles make each day seem like a month, and that for all we know they’ll be forced to play Steve Bould up front against Leicester on the opening day, this hasn’t felt like the most Arsenal -ish of transfer windows so far...
Guardian - Sat Jul 22 5:23 PM
• Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea; Willian 40, Batshuayi 42, 49 • Pedro forced off with concussion in pre-season in Beijing Antonio Conte praised the performance of Michy Batshuayi after he scored twice in Chelsea’s comfortable pre-season win over Arsenal in China. Both Arsène Wenger and Conte named strong t...
Guardian - Sat Jul 22 12:21 PM
Updates as Arsenal and Chelsea go head to head in Beijing, BST 12.40pm Arsenal and Crystal Palace move closer to agreeing Chambers deal Chelsea announce signing of Morata on a five-year contract Email your thoughts to rob.smyth@theguardian.com 12.21pm BST When we write the Joy of Six: pre-season...
Guardian - Fri Jul 21 11:36 AM
• Clubs confident permanent transfer can be agreed for central defender • Palace have offered in region of £16m but Arsenal’s valuation is higher Arsenal are in dialogue with Crystal Palace over the sale of Calum Chambers with both clubs increasingly confident a compromise can be struck over the...
Guardian - Tue Jul 18 8:50 PM
• Club have told Chilean he has to honour the final year of his contract • Arsène Wenger: the decision has been made and it is not to sell Arsenal’s refusal to sell Alexis Sánchez is rooted in long-term economic factors, as well as sporting ones, with the club convinced it would be more damaging...
Guardian - Tue Jul 18 11:00 AM
A club-by-club guide to the rising stars who could make a mark in 2017-18, including Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson and West Brom’s Sam Field The 17-year-old was trending on Twitter last Thursday morning during his first appearance for Arsène Wenger’s first team – against Sydney FC – and it was because h...
Guardian - Mon Jul 17 12:41 PM
• Arsenal goalkeeper has agreed to join Italian champions • Poland international to earn £70, 000 a week as deputy to Gianluigi Buffon Wojciech Szczesny is set to join Juventus after agreeing a deal in principle with the Italian champions. Juventus and Arsenal are in the final stages of concludin...
Guardian - Mon Jul 17 8:57 AM
Today’s fluff put the boom boom into my heart It’s mid-July and we still don’t know if Alexis Sánchez will be staying at Arsenal or leaving. The player may have announced yesterday that he “wants to play in the Champions League” and had “made my decision” but the Sun today say the Chilean “is un...
Guardian - Sun Jul 16 3:31 PM
• Forward is entering final year of his contract with no new deal agreed • Sánchez: ‘I have made my decision, now we wait for a response’ Alexis Sánchez has said he would like to play in the Champions League but accepts his short-term future lies entirely in Arsenal’s hands. The forward, who is e...
Guardian - Sat Jul 15 1:37 PM
Arsenal wrap up pre-season tour of Australia with 3-1 win Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny net for Gunners Arsenal capped their pre-season tour of Australia with a comfortable 3-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers, thanks to goals by Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny. Nacho M...
Guardian - Fri Jul 14 9:13 AM
Today’s fluff is sweeping through the heather like deer in the glen Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang “is at the centre of a tug of war between Liverpool and Chelsea ”, according to the Sun, though after that exciting introduction they go on to suggest neither of the English clubs will actually complete...
Guardian - Thu Jul 13 1:43 PM
Sydney FC 0-2 Arsenal Mertesacker 4, Lacazette 83 New signing Alexandre Lacazette took only 15 minutes to score on his first outing in an Arsenal shirt as he helped to complete a 2-0 friendly victory over Sydney FC. Related: Sydney FC 0-2 Arsenal: Lacazette scores in pre-season friendly – as it h...
Guardian - Thu Jul 13 11:05 AM
Live updates from the game at ANZ Stadium in Sydney Get in touch with Jonathan on email or via Twitter @JPHowcroft 11.05am BST 1 min: It takes just 40 second for Arsenal to carve open Sydney’s defence. Lovely work down the left from new boy Kolašinac creates a shooting opportunity for Walcott but...
Guardian - Wed Jul 12 2:18 PM
• Özil reveals he will hold talks once back in London after pre-season tour • Midfielder says ‘it would hit the team quite hard’ if Alexis Sánchez left Mesut Özil says that his preference would “definitely” be to sign a new contract at Arsenal. The midfielder has entered the final 12 months of hi...
Guardian - Wed Jul 12 12:29 PM
The Chilean wants to join Manchester City but Arsenal are not selling to a domestic rival. Can the club really justify missing out on a £50m transfer fee and hold him to his final year? At the end of last season, Alexis Sánchez was approached by an Arsenal team-mate who wanted to know what was ha...
Guardian - Tue Jul 11 11:16 AM
Answer a simple question and you could be off to watch the Gunners in luxury at the Emirates Stadium Arsenal are hosting their pre-season tournament the Emirates Cup on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July and the Guardian has teamed up with the Gunners to offer a lucky reader a pair of VIP tickets to...
Guardian - Tue Jul 11 10:54 AM
Our cartoonist continues his off-season series on the Premier League at 25, with a look at Arsène Wenger’s unbeatable (in the league, anyway) Gunners Continue reading
Guardian - Tue Jul 11 9:20 AM
• We expect the players to respect their contracts, says Frenchman • Wenger admits he would like to sign Kylian Mbappé and Thomas Lemar Arsène Wenger has insisted that Alexis Sánchez has not told him he wants to leave Arsenal. Speculation has mounted over the future of the Chile forward this summ...
Guardian - Mon Jul 10 10:30 PM
• Mourinho told of doubts about Lacazette’s big-game mentality • Arsenal signed forward from Lyon for club record £52.7m Manchester United scouted Alexandre Lacazette but decided the striker who became Arsenal’s £52.7m signing was not to the standard required by José Mourinho. The manager ordered...
Guardian - Mon Jul 10 2:35 AM
Club’s record signing named in Gunners’ squad for trip to Australia Saed Kolašinac and Olivier Giroud also on plane for two friendlies Arsenal’s most expensive signing is poised to debut at ANZ Stadium this week after Alexandre Lacazette was named in the 25-man squad to play Sydney FC and Western...
Guardian - Fri Jul 7 12:38 PM
• German will continue to play in 2017-18 while developing academy knowledge • Per is an exceptional character and a great example, says Arsène Wenger Per Mertesacker will take over as Arsenal’s academy manager in a year’s time. The 32-year-old German, who excelled in the FA Cup final victory ove...
Guardian - Thu Jul 6 12:00 PM
• Emirates game to kick off season on 11 August at 7.45pm • Bournemouth to host Brighton on Friday 15 September The Premier League season will kick off on a Friday night for the first time, with Arsenal against Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium having been chosen for the somewhat contentious...
Guardian - Wed Jul 5 7:00 PM
Lacazette arrives from Lyon with an impressive scoring record and can pretty much do it all – apart from dominate in the air. Can Olivier Giroud’s deputy for France provide a title-winning upgrade? Alexandre Lacazette has the numbers to press his case. Across eight seasons at Lyon the striker sco...
Guardian - Wed Jul 5 7:00 PM
New Arsenal signing Alexandre Lacazette says he’s always dreamed of playing for the Gunners after confirming his move to the club on Wednesday. Lacazette joins Arsenal from Lyon for a club record fee of £52.7m. The striker remembers watching French players such as Thierry Henry in action for the...
Guardian - Wed Jul 5 5:04 PM
• Lyon striker moves to the Emirates on a five-year deal • Arsenal surpass fee paid to Real Madrid for Mesut Özil Alexandre Lacazette has joined Arsenal in a club record €60m (£52.7m) deal and signed a five-year contract with the Premier League side. The France striker completed his medical on Tu...
Guardian - Tue Jul 4 6:22 PM
• France striker set to sign five-year contract with Arsenal • Fee will smash club’s transfer record by more than £10m Alexandre Lacazette is close to finalising his €60m (£52.7m) move to Arsenal from Lyon, having reported to the north London club’s training ground on Tuesday to begin his medical...
Guardian - Mon Jul 3 6:02 PM
• German to augment coaching staff in general role with first team • Former goalkeeper returns to club for third time after two playing stints The former goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is to join Arsenal as a first-team coach. The German will return to the club for a third time, following two stints as...
Guardian - Sun Jul 2 9:59 AM
The German’s contract standoff with Arsenal has echoes of Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie – until you count the big clubs currently interested in signing him Arsène Wenger was asked about the Mesut Özil contract issue after Arsenal’s 3-2 home win over Swansea City last October. It was not the fi...
Guardian - Sat Jul 1 11:22 AM
• Ampadu made professional debut aged 15 years, 10 months and 26 days • Versatile defender had been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal Chelsea have reached a deal to sign the Exeter City defender Ethan Ampadu, with the Premier League champions in negotiations over agreeing a fee with the L...
Guardian - Fri Jun 30 1:05 PM
• Striker says on Chile duty that he will not reveal his decision • Manchester City confident of signing Sánchez from Arsenal Alexis Sánchez says he has made up his mind about where he will play next season and he could not say whether it would still be at Arsenal. The Chile forward has one year...