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Guardian - Tue Sep 19 10:30 PM
• Teenager from Exeter City called up to face Nottingham Forest • Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck sidelined for at least a month Antonio Conte has promoted Ethan Ampadu, the teenager signed from Exeter City over the summer, to his senior squad for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup third-round tie against Nottingha...
Guardian - Mon Sep 18 10:30 PM
• Klopp says players often need move in order to make next step • Midfielder to make first start for Liverpool in cup at Leicester Jürgen Klopp has claimed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s move from Arsenal came as “a kind of relief” to the England international. The 24-year-old will make his first Live...
Guardian - Mon Sep 18 7:00 PM
Bosnian midfielder represents an echo of the powerful, hard-running players who characterised Arsène Wenger’s best title-winning teams One thing you often lose watching a football match on television is the sound levels. Not just the noise of the crowd but the noise of the players, a scale of col...
Guardian - Sun Sep 17 7:07 PM
Following Chelsea's goalless draw with Arsenal, both managers were asked about the red card given to David Luiz at the end of the match. Arsène Wenger described it as "excessive force" and suggested that with distance, Luiz might accept that he went in too strong. Antonio Conte suggested that the...
Guardian - Sun Sep 17 6:27 PM
Belgian forward comes on to give his side creative edge they had been lacking but too late to find a way through Arsenal in claustrophobic game of fine details On a rowdy, bruising, enjoyably intense afternoon at Stamford Bridge Chelsea showed two sides to their game. First came the one that does...
Guardian - Sun Sep 17 5:36 PM
David Luiz sent off for tackle on Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac • Wenger delighted with players in first away game since Liverpool Antonio Conte has described Chelsea’s troubling recent disciplinary record as “strange” and suggested his team need “to be more lucky” with officials after David Luiz be...
Guardian - Sun Sep 17 5:25 PM
Central defender Shkodran Mustafi had a goal ruled out for offside but his most important contribution was holding the defence together away against Chelsea For a split second, it looked as though Arsenal had done it . Shkodran Mustafi – excellent in the heart of their defence – had leapt to meet...
Guardian - Sun Sep 17 3:46 PM
This stalemate ended with a snarl. Frustration had been mounting for much of the afternoon among those in the Chelsea ranks, infuriated at their own inability to generate sufficient verve to steamroller impressive opponents, when tempers spilled over three minutes from time. David Luiz, under pre...
Guardian - Sun Sep 17 12:30 PM
Updates from the 1.30pm BST kick-off at Stamford Bridge Kolasinac and a back three: how Arsenal can halt Chelsea Conte happy to ignore the outside noise Email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 10.31am BST Arsenal have had some good days at Stamford Bridge in the Arsene Wenger era. Nigel Winterburn’s...
Guardian - Sat Sep 16 6:59 PM
Serbian has the steel needed to end an awful run at Stamford Bridge but Arsène Wenger must play him on the left and resist a reckless formation change Arsenal fans will travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday with a dram of hope, even though they know that by most measures their spirits should be low...
Guardian - Sat Sep 16 5:40 PM
Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger and Antonio Conte of Chelsea talk about their upcoming Premier League match. Conte begins by sending his thoughts to those affected by the events at Parsons Green before warning his side to pay attention to Arsenal's quality. Wenger focuses on his team's recent winni...
Guardian - Sat Sep 16 10:54 AM
The Spanish No9’s instant integration into Chelsea’s forward line only adds to the sense that Arsène Wenger’s Arsenal are a club locked in perpetual transition In football, there are perhaps two types of crisis. There is the Arsenal type that festers for years until after a decade of stagnation a...
Guardian - Sat Sep 16 9:30 AM
Arsenal have not won a league game at Stamford Bridge in six years. They will cling to the success gained against Antonio Conte’s side in the FA Cup final, and the Community Shield, but will surely find this a more daunting assignment. Chelsea have quietly been building up a head of steam, and th...
Guardian - Fri Sep 15 10:30 PM
• Arsenal have lost their past five matches at Stamford Bridge • Wenger may revert to back four after switch worked against Cologne Being questioned about tactics is never Arsène Wenger’s favourite thing. On his list of irritations that must be tolerated as part of the job, it seems to be a high...
Guardian - Fri Sep 15 10:30 PM
The Italian will be quieter than usual in the dug-out on Sunday due to a throat infection but feels momentum is with the champions against an Arsenal side who have had the better of their recent meetings Antonio Conte blamed the air conditioning, which is not the sort of line that can be expected...
Guardian - Fri Sep 15 5:16 PM
Craigslist, Viagogo, Ticketbis and independent touts used to get tickets Arsenal members tickets sent to hotel for collection by Cologne fans Thousands of Cologne supporters bought tickets for the Europa League game against Arsenal from club members and ticketing websites, fuelling chaotic scenes...
Guardian - Fri Sep 15 12:24 PM
Arsène Wenger says that Cologne fans ‘spoiled’ their team’s first European game for 25 years, while Cologne manager Peter Stöger refuses to answer any questions on the subject. Uefa have opened disciplinary proceedings with both clubs facing charges Continue reading
Guardian - Fri Sep 15 11:53 AM
• Both sides face charges over problems at Europa League tie • Arsenal issue official statement and will launch ‘full review’ Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings following the crowd problems which overshadowed Thursday night’s Europa League match between Arsenal and Cologne at the Emirates S...
Guardian - Fri Sep 15 9:00 AM
Can Roy Hodgson’s meat and potatoes approach nourish Palace, will Alexis Sánchez regain centre stage for Arsenal and might Watford go top? Following the fiasco of Frank de Boer’s short reign at Selhurst Park, Roy Hodgson takes charge of a Crystal Palace team who have already suffered four scorele...
Guardian - Thu Sep 14 11:40 PM
London found out what it feels like to be caught on the hop by thousands of boisterous, tribal, boozed-up supporters but the scene was largely peaceful So this is how it feels to be there when the English turn up, to be over there when we go over there. On a night of confusion, anxiety and some m...
Guardian - Thu Sep 14 11:01 PM
Europa League football arrived at the Emirates with a confusing, edgy, complicated energy. A one-hour delay due to the enormous band of Cologne supporters who travelled – many thousands in excess of the official allocation of 3, 000 – and the intense atmosphere created inside the ground ensured t...
Guardian - Thu Sep 14 7:12 PM
Updates from the Group H match at the Emirates Stadium Live scores: all the goals from around Europe as they go in Email Paul.Doyle@theguardian.com . Tweet @Paul_Doyle 7.12pm BST Arsenal : Ospina; Holding, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Iwobi, Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Walcott, Giroud, Sanchez Sub...
Guardian - Thu Sep 14 6:34 PM
Thousands of FC Köln fans parade down and around Oxford Circus on Thursday before their team’s Europa League clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. This is the first time in two decades that the German club has played in a European competition Köln fans descend on London en masse for Arse...
Guardian - Thu Sep 14 6:01 PM
• 20, 000 supporters travel for Köln’s first European match in 20 years • Visiting fans given only 3, 000 tickets for Emirates Stadium Köln supporters flooded into central London throughout Thursday before their Europa League tie with Arsenal. Around 20, 000 fans of the Bundesliga side were expec...
Guardian - Thu Sep 14 9:18 AM
Today’s tell-all is getting kind of hectic Having failed to back Frank de Boer in the transfer market before handing him his P45 after just 77 days in charge, Crystal Palace are ready to give his replacement £40m to bolster his squad in the January window, say the Daily Star. Roy Hodgson is Palac...
Guardian - Wed Sep 13 10:30 PM
The Arsenal manager weighs up the ‘hungry and determined’ midfielder as part of a rotation policy for group game against Cologne Arsène Wenger did not hide from the Champions League on Tuesday night. “Yes I watched‚” he admitted. “I watched a few games and the main game, of course, was Chelsea ....
Guardian - Wed Sep 13 9:11 AM
Today’s fluff is on a learning curve The morning after Celtic Park staged a glittering celebration of all the wholesome good our transfer market can achieve , let’s salivate over a little more. Chelsea needed neither Neymar nor Kylian Mbappé to help them dispose of inadequate opposition and Diego...
Guardian - Tue Sep 12 9:07 AM
Today’s tittle-tattle is drinking it in So what’s a super-agent to do when the transfer window has closed and opportunities to put oneself up front and centre are diminished? If you’re Mino Raiola you lob out the sort of man-in-the-pub opinions that the Mill routinely makes to ward off the gobby...
Guardian - Sun Sep 10 10:47 PM
• Arsenal manager says he turned down overtures to replace Ferguson in 2002 • ‘Manchester United is attractive but am I happy here? The answer was yes’ Arsène Wenger says his dedication to Arsenal’s values persuaded him to reject an offer from Manchester United in 2001 and continue his career at...
Guardian - Sat Sep 9 8:13 PM
Arsène Wenger gives his verdict after Arsenal’s 3-0 victory against visitors Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Arsenal forward Alexis Sánchez received a mixed reception from the crowd at the Emirates Stadium when he appeared as a second-half substitute. Wenger said he was happy wit...