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Sport Review - Sun Feb 18 11:30 PM
Olivier Giroud has admitted that he “needed” to leave Arsenal following his transfer to Chelsea FC in the January window. The French striker signed for the north London side from the Gunners after he was deemed to be surplus to requirements at The Emirates by Arsene Wenger this season. Giroud sco...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 18 10:30 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 18 9:00 AM
Jamie Redknapp has tipped Arsenal and Chelsea FC to miss out on a top-four finish. The Blues have struggled in 2018 so far following successive losses to Bournemouth and Watford to heap pressure on Antonio Conte. However, the west London side hoisted themselves back into the top four courtesy of...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 18 8:00 AM
Paul Merson has admitted that he was surprised Arsenal sold Olivier Giroud to Chelsea FC in the January transfer window. The Gunners sanctioned the sale of the France international to the defending Premier League champions on transfer deadline day. Giroud completed a £21m move to Chelsea FC after...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 18 7:55 AM
Arsene Wenger is “confident” of completing a deal to bring Jonny Evans to Arsenal from West Brom in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mail is reporting that the Gunners boss feels sure that he will be able to bring the 30-year-old defender to The Emi...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 18 7:00 AM
Arsene Wenger has selected Lyon’s Nabil Fekir as Arsenal’s number one transfer target for the summer window, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mail is reporting that the Gunners boss is willing to shell out as much as £45m to land the 24-year-old attacker in the summer transfer...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 18 6:35 AM
Arsenal have joined the likes of Liverpool FC in the race to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Sun is reporting that the Gunners are interested in landing the 21-year-old forward, who has also attracted interest from...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 18 6:10 AM
Paul Merson admits he feels sorry for Arsenal’s back four given the lack of protection in Arsene Wenger’s midfield. The Gunners lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby at Wembley last weekend after England international Harry Kane broke the deadlock. Arsenal have conceded 36 times...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 18 5:57 AM
Paul Merson has admitted that he still has doubts about Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka. The Switzerland international moved to the Gunners in a £33m deal from Bundesliga giants Borussia Monchengladbach in the 2016 summer transfer window. Xhaka arrived at the north London club with a promising re...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 18 5:50 AM
Paul Merson believes Arsenal need to sign a holding midfielder in the summer transfer window. Arsene Wenger’s side are facing a difficult task finishing in the Champions League spots this term given their inconsistent performances. Arsenal lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby a...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 18 5:20 AM
Martin Keown has urged Arsenal to emulate Manchester United and win the Europa League to rescue an otherwise disappointing season. The Gunners were 3-0 winners against Ostasunds in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 clash in Sweden on Thursday night. Arsenal are in sixth place in the Pr...
Sport Review - Sun Feb 18 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that he was delighted to see Olivier Giroud find the net for the first time in Chelsea FC’s 4-0 thrashing of Hull City in the FA Cup on Friday night. The French striker has been settling in to life at Stamford Bridge after having signed for the Blues from Arsenal in … ...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 17 10:30 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 17 9:45 AM
Reported Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Malcom has confirmed he has an agreement with French side Bordeaux to leave the club in the summer. The 20-year-old attacker was heavily linked with a move away from Bordeaux in the January transfer window, with both north London clubs report...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 17 7:15 AM
Arsenal want to sign Ousmane Dembele this summer in a bid to reunite Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with his former Borussia Dortmund team-mate, according to reports in Italy. Italian outlet Calciomercato, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that the Gunners could be lining up an audacious bid...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 17 5:20 AM
Jamie Redknapp believes Olivier Giroud is a “clever” addition to the Chelsea FC team. The defending Premier League champions signed the France international in a £21m deal from their bitter London rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline day. Giroud found his first-team opportunities limited at Arsena...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 17 4:30 AM
Antonio Conte has told Alvaro Morata that competition is healthy in his Chelsea FC squad after the Blues brought in Olivier Giroud from Arsenal in the January transfer window. Giroud has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge since his surprise move from Arsenal in January and he set up Ede...
Sport Review - Sat Feb 17 12:00 AM
Arsene Wenger revealed that he has been delighted with how Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been adapting to life at Arsenal after the 3-0 win over Ostersunds on Thursday night. The 29-year-old has been getting used to his new surroundings at The Emirates after moving to the north London club as part of th...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 16 11:30 PM
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has insisted that he is focused on trying to help Arsenal win the Europa League this season. The Armenia playmaker has been settling into life with the Gunners after his transfer to The Emirates as part of the same deal which saw Alexis Sanchez head to Manchester United. Mkhita...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 16 10:30 PM
Jermaine Jenas praised Olivier Giroud for a “cute finish” after the January signing opened his Chelsea FC account in a 4-0 win over Hull City in the FA Cup on Friday night. The defending Premier League champions signed Giround in a £21m deal from their bitter rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline d...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 16 10:45 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 16 8:45 AM
Frank Lampard has warned Arsenal that winning the Europa League will be their only route back into the Champions League. The Gunners have struggled to find consistency in the Premier League this season despite the disappointment of a fifth-placed finish in the table last term. Arsenal have learne...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 16 7:15 AM
Both Arsenal and Chelsea FC are interested in signing Luke Shaw from Manchester United this summer, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is reporting that both of the London clubs are keeping a close eye on the left-back’s situation at Old Trafford as doubts about his futur...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 16 6:45 AM
Juventus have made an enquiry to Arsenal about the availability of Jack Wilshere in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Italian giants are interested in signing the Gunners midfielder as he approaches the end of his contrac...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 16 6:37 AM
Steven Gerrard has warned Arsenal to take the Europa League seriously. The Gunners lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby at Wembley last weekend following Harry Kane’s winner. Arsenal are in sixth place and eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea FC with 11 games to go in the...
Sport Review - Fri Feb 16 5:55 AM
Martin Keown admitted that Danny Welbeck looks like a player devoid of confidence after his performance in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Ostersunds in the Europa League on Thursday night. The north London side took a big stride towards securing their place in the last 16 of Europe’s second tier club com...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 15 9:15 AM
Olivier Giroud has urged Chelsea FC to take a tough run of games “step by step” ahead of the visit of Hull City in the FA Cup fifth round on Friday night. The France international moved to the west London side from their bitter rivals Arsenal in a £21m deal in the January transfer window. … The...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 15 8:15 AM
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has taken to social media to wish his girlfriend a happy Valentines Day following his first few days as an Arsenal player. The Gabon striker signed for the north London club from Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window as Arsene Wenger decided to spend big on re...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 15 8:00 AM
Olivier Giroud is optimistic that he can build an exciting partnership with Chelsea FC attackers Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian. The France international completed a £21m move to Chelsea FC from their London rivals Arsenal in the January transfer window. Giroud’s deadline day switch ensured Anton...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 15 7:30 AM
Alexandre Lacazette has taken to social media to thank Arsenal fans for their support after he underwent knee surgery this week. The French striker left Wembley with a swollen knee after the Gunners’ 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the top flight on Saturday afternoon. Lacazette has since underg...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 15 6:25 AM
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette will be out of action for the next four to five weeks after the Arsenal striker underwent knee surgery. The French forward left Wembley on Saturday after the 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur with a swelling in his knee and immediately went under t...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 15 6:15 AM
Olivier Giroud has described Chelsea FC as the “perfect club” for the France striker. The 31-year-old completed a move to the defending Premier League champions from their London rivals Arsenal in the January transfer window. The deadline day signing signed an 18-month contract with the west Lond...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 15 5:40 AM
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has described Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil as the “best number 10 in the world”. The Armenia international completed a move to the north London side from Manchester United in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez make the switch to Old Trafford in January. Mkhitaryan impressed on...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 15 5:30 AM
Olivier Giroud has expressed his delight at making his Chelsea FC debut in Monday night’s 3-0 win against West Brom. The France international moved to the defending Premier League champions from their bitter London rivals Arsenal in a £21m deal in the January transfer window. Giroud was limited t...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 15 5:20 AM
Arsene Wenger is keen to re-sign former Arsenal academy star Oguzhan Ozyakup from Besiktas, according to reports in England. Football.London, as quoted by the Daily Star, is reporting that the Gunners boss is keen to bring the 25-year-old back to the north London club. The same article states tha...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 15 4:50 AM
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has admitted that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of the best team-mates he has ever had and is thrilled about linking up with him again at Arsenal. The Gunners paid a club-record transfer fee to sign the 28-year-old Gabon striker from Borussia Dortmund last month as Arsene We...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 15 4:30 AM
Thierry Henry has admitted that he is struggling to pinpoint why Arsenal have been so inconsistent this season. The Gunners have struggled to find consistent form in the top flight this season and currently find themselves significantly off the pace in the race for Champions League qualification....
Sport Review - Thu Feb 15 12:30 AM
Antonio Conte has revealed that both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud should be fit for Chelsea FC’s clash against Hull City in the FA Cup on Friday night. Giroud started for Chelsea in their 3-0 win over West Brom in the Premier League on Monday night at Stamford Bridge and set up Eden Hazard fo...
Sport Review - Thu Feb 15 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte has told Olivier Giroud that he will need to quickly understand Chelsea FC’s footballing philosophy as he looks to try and quickly settle into life at Stamford Bridge. The French striker signed for the west London side from Arsenal in the January transfer window after he was deemed...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 14 11:45 PM
Thierry Henry has encouraged Arsenal to focus on trying to win the Europa League this season after admitting that a top-four finish in the Premier League is now basically impossible. The north London side suffered another blow to their hopes of finishing in the top four this term after they were...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 14 10:15 AM
Jamie Carragher has delivered a depressing verdict on Arsenal’s regression under Arsene Wenger. The Gunners injected some optimism into their 2017-18 campaign following the addition of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan in Januar...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 14 9:45 AM
Jamie Carragher believes that it is crucial for Arsenal to sign a proven central defender in the summer transfer window. The Gunners have long been criticised for their shaky performances at the back in recent seasons and it has been a problem again for the north London side this term. Arsenal sl...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 14 8:15 AM
Jamie Carragher has claimed that Arsenal will find it “virtually impossible” to finish in the top four this season. The Gunners were 5-1 winners against Everton at the Emirates Stadium in their last Premier League game before the north London derby. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened his Premier Le...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 14 7:15 AM
Antonio Conte has revealed his delight at Olivier Giroud’s performance for Chelsea FC in the Blues’ 3-0 win over West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. The striker has been settling in to life at Stamford Bridge after leaving Arsenal to sign for their London rivals in the January transfer...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 14 6:35 AM
Jamie Carragher has warned Arsenal that they will definitely not be finishing in the top four in the Premier League this season. The north London side are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table after the disappointment of their 1-0 loss to Tottenham in the north London derby at Wemb...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 14 6:10 AM
Thierry Henry has warned Arsenal that the Gunners won’t challenge for the Premier League title again unless they can improve their away form. Arsene Wenger’s side lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby on Saturday after England international Harry Kane scored a first-half winner...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 14 5:50 AM
Thierry Henry believes Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reluctant to spend £70m on a world-class defender. The Gunners managed to overhaul their squad in the January transfer window despite facing a bleak situation given the uncertainty surrounding Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. Arsenal signed Ar...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 14 5:20 AM
Arsenal are prepared to enter the race to sign Hamburg wonderkid Josha Vagnoman, according to reports. The Sun is reporting that the Gunners have sent their head of recruitment Sven Mislintat to watch the 17-year-old forward. According to the same article, Arsenal have been monitoring the Hamburg...
Sport Review - Wed Feb 14 12:00 AM
Charlie Nicholas is backing Alexandre Lacazette to fire Arsenal to a 3-0 victory over Alexandre Lacazette in the first leg of their Europa League clash with Ostersunds on Thursday night. The Gunners head into the first leg of the last 32 clash looking to try and get back to winning ways after hav...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 13 10:30 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 13 9:45 AM
Alex Iwobi has taken to social media to issue a heartfelt apology to Arsenal fans after their 1-0 loss to Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday. The Gunners played well in the first half but Spurs grew into the game after the break and Harry Kane ended up scoring the eventual winner soon af...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 13 8:45 AM
Jose Mourinho wants to hold talks with Manchester United forward Anthony Martial to fend off interest from Arsenal, according to reports. The Sun, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that the France international is attracting interest from their Premier League rivals Arsenal ahead of th...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 13 8:15 AM
Robbie Savage has urged Arsene Wenger to sign a defensive midfielder to provide balance to the Arsenal team. The Gunners overhauled their squad in the January transfer window to offer their long-suffering supporters with some hope. Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan completed a move to Arse...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 13 7:15 AM
Arsene Wenger has insisted that he is not concerned about Alexandre Lacazette’s form in front of goal and is backing the striker to find form for Arsenal in the coming weeks. The French forward came off the bench during Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday but failed to...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 13 6:05 AM
Eden Hazard believes Chelsea FC signing Olivier Giroud will bring out the best in the club’s talented wingers. The France international moved to the defending Premier League champions in a £21m deal from Arsenal on transfer deadline day. Giroud made his first Premier League start for the west Lon...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 13 6:00 AM
Jamie Redknapp doesn’t anticipate Arsenal securing a return to the Champions League until Arsene Wenger signs a defensive midfielder. The Gunners managed to create some new-found positivity surrounding their top-four challenge earlier this month after Arsenal were 5-1 winners against Everton at T...
Sport Review - Tue Feb 13 4:40 AM
Arsenal have made Max Meyer their number one transfer target for the summer, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Star is reporting that Arsene Wenger has singled out the 22-year-old Schalke star as his main summer target as he looks to continue bolstering his squad at The Emirate...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 12 10:02 PM
Jamie Carragher was impressed with Olivier Giroud’s delicate assist for Eden Hazard’s opening goal in Chelsea FC’s 3-0 win over West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. The defending Premier League champions were in desperate need of three points after a disappointing run of two successive l...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 12 10:45 AM
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every morning in the lead-...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 12 7:45 AM
Rio Ferdinand has told Arsene Wenger to sign two “leaders” in defence and midfield for Arsenal in the summer transfer window. The north London side have been in stuttering form in the Premier League this season and they fell to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Tottenham in Saturdays north London derby...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 12 7:00 AM
Martin Keown has claimed that Alexandre Lacazette has been seriously affected by Arsenal’s signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window. The Gunners moved quickly to sign the Gabon striker from Borussia Dortmund in the mid-season window as Arsene Wenger opted to further bol...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 12 6:35 AM
Arsenal and Liverpool FC could be set for a transfer battle for the signature of Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media. The Sun is claiming that both of the Premier League clubs are on the lookout for new number one goalkeepers...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 12 6:10 AM
Arsenal will get the best out of Henrikh Mkhitaryan after his disappointing Manchester United spell, Pat Nevin says. The Gunners brought in the Armenia international in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move to Old Trafford last month. The 28-year-old struggled to leave his mark on the Manchest...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 12 5:30 AM
Ian Wright has named four signings that Arsenal need to complete in the summer transfer window. The Gunners enjoyed a positive January despite concerns about Arsenal losing a number of key players. Ultimately, Alexis Sanchez completed a move to Manchester United in a swap deal that saw Arsenal br...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 12 5:10 AM
Mark Lawrenson has admitted that he is disappointed Arsenal didn’t make a world-class defensive signing in the January transfer window. The Gunners managed to turnaround what looked like being a disastrous January with some big-name arrivals at The Emirates. Arsenal brought in Henrikh Mkhitaryan...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 12 4:50 AM
Robbie Savage has backed Arsenal to beat Ostersund in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 clash on Thursday night, and has warned that winning the competitions is the Gunners’ only hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League. The Gunners suffered a potentially devastating blow...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 12 4:30 AM
Martin Keown believes that Arsenal’s only hope of securing Champions League qualification will be by winning the Europa League this season. The north London side suffered a damaging blow to their hopes of finishing in the top four in the Premier League this season when they were beaten 1-0 by Tot...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 12 12:30 AM
Rio Ferdinand believes that Alexandre Lacazette is struggling for confidence at Arsenal after the Gunners’ signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund. The Gunners paid a club-record transfer fee to sign Lacazette from Lyon last summer but the France international has struggled to...
Sport Review - Mon Feb 12 12:00 AM
Jose Mourinho has revealed his delight with the attitude he has seen from Alexis Sanchez since his transfer to Manchester United from Arsenal. The Chile international has been getting used to life at Old Trafford since completing his move to the club from Arsenal last month as part of the same de...