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Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 11:30 PM
Arsenal have made Thomas Lemar their top target for the January transfer window if Alexis Sanchez leaves, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is reporting that the north London side have their sights firmly set on the 22-year-old Monaco forward, who they were also heavily...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 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 - Tue Jan 9 9:45 AM
Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is hoping for some swift January transfer business at Arsenal. The Gunners completed their first official signing of the mid-season window last week when they tied up a deal to land 20-year-old Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina. Arsenal ar...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 9:15 AM
Arsenal and Liverpool FC are unlikely to sign AS Monaco forward Thomas Lemar in the January transfer window, according to reporter Bryan Swanson. The France international was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in the summer transfer window and Lemar was the subject of a £92m offer f...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 8:15 AM
Mike Phelan believes Arsenal could tempt Jonny Evans to the Emirates Stadium if Arsene Wenger meets West Brom’s asking price. The Northern Ireland international is one of the most experienced centre-halves in the Premier League following 10 seasons in the English top flight with Sunderland, Manch...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 7:15 AM
Mark Lawrenson believes that Liverpool FC should make a move to try and sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal after Philippe Coutinho’s Anfield exit. The Reds confirmed on Saturday night that they had reached an agreement with Barcelona to sell Coutinho to the Spanish club after months of speculation...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 6:25 AM
Manchester United will make a bid to try and sign Mesut Ozil from Arsenal in a deal worth up to £35m, according to reports in the British media. The Daily Mirror is reporting that Jose Mourinho has been given the green light to push ahead with a move to try and sign the Germany international … ...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 6:15 AM
Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal squad that the Gunners have to “turn up” against bitter rivals Chelsea in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. The north London side have a point to prove ahead of their trip to the defending Premier League champi...
Sport Review - Tue Jan 9 5:40 AM
Arsenal have been in touch with West Brom to express an interest in former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans, according to reporter Bryan Swanson. The Northern Ireland international was linked with a potential switch to the Gunners in the summer transfer window but a move failed to materiali...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 11:45 PM
Arsene Wenger has insisted that Arsenal remain in the market to sign more players in the January transfer window. The Gunners are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks as the mid-season window gives Wenger the chance to bolster his squad ahead of the second half of the cam...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 11:00 AM
Gary Neville believes Arsenal and Liverpool FC are similar in terms of their defensive weaknesses. The Reds have been one of the Premier League’s most entertaining teams in the 2017-18 season so far. Indeed, Liverpool FC have scored 50 goals in 22 games, which is four goals more than Manchester U...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 10:00 AM
Robbie Savage believes Manchester United’s makeshift defender Ashley Young is a superior left-back than Arsenal star Sead Kolasinac. The Gunners signed Kolasinac in a free transfer from Schalke 04 in the summer transfer window to bolster their defence following a fifth-placed finish last term. Th...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 9:00 AM
Arsenal and Manchester City have been warned that Jonny Evans will likely cost around £35m to sign in January. The Northern Ireland international has been linked with a move to a top-six club since the summer transfer window. Evans has established himself as a first-team regular at West Brom foll...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 8:15 AM
Gary Neville has warned Arsene Wenger that Arsenal will have to spend at least 200m to replace Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. The Gunners duo have less than six months remaining on their current deals at the north London club to throw up the possibility of the pair leaving for nothing next summer...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 7:00 AM
Arsenal are close to agreeing a deal to sign Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion in their first piece of January transfer business, according to reports in the British media. The Sun is reporting that the Gunners are not far away from confirming the Northern Ireland international as their first...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 6:10 AM
Gary Neville is confident that Alexandre Lacazette will turn things around at Arsenal despite a frustrating spell in front of goal. Lacazette produced an energetic performance in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with defending Premier League champions Chelsea at The Emirates on Wednesday night. Eden Hazard can...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 5:42 AM
Jack Wilshere needs to prove his fitness and find his best position at Arsenal, according to Lee Dixon. The Gunners star was one of the north London side’s outstanding performers in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. Wilshere broke the deadlock in the seco...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 5:40 AM
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn’t significantly improved since moving to Liverpool FC, Gordan Strachan has claimed. The England international completed a deadline day move to Liverpool FC in a £40m switch from their top-six rivals Arsenal. Oxlade-Chamberlain won three FA Cups in seven seasons at the...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 5:00 AM
Gary Neville has described Alexis Sanchez as a “dynamite” player following his impressive Arsenal performance. The Gunners forward could move to Premier League leaders Manchester City in the January transfer window given the South American has six months remaining on his current deal. Arsenal nea...
Sport Review - Mon Jan 8 4:55 AM
Eden Hazard has been making sure he will be looking sharp for Chelsea’s League Cup semi-final clash against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night by getting a fresh haircut. The Belgium international sat out Saturday’s frustrating goalless draw with Norwich City in the third round of the...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 5:59 PM
Piers Morgan has taken to social media to vent his anger and call for Arsene Wenger’s sacking after seeing Arsenal dumped out of the FA Cup in the third round after a dramatic 4-2 loss to Nottingham Forest. The Gunners fell behind in just the 20th minute when Eric Lichaj headed the home side into...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 9:45 AM
Cesc Fabregas has taken to social media to poll his followers about whether or not he should get a haircut soon as Chelsea prepare for their League Cup semi-final clash against Arsenal on Wednesday night. The 30-year-old midfielder has been a regular fixture in the Chelsea first team so far this...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 8:30 AM
Matt Upson has urged Arsene Wenger to add more steel to his Arsenal side in the January transfer window. The Gunners finished 2017 with a disappointing 1-1 draw with West Brom at The Hawthorns on New Year’s Eve. Arsenal are outside the top four places ahead of their home clash against defending c...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 7:15 AM
Thierry Henry has defended Mesut Ozil’s performances for Arsenal in recent months and says that the midfielder is a key player in the Gunners team. The Germany playmaker has been in much improved form for the Gunners in recent weeks and has been earning plenty of praise for his displays for Arsen...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 6:00 AM
Michael Owen is tipping Arsenal to ease to a straightforward win against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third round. The Gunners are looking to win the competition in consecutive seasons and lift the FA Cup trophy for the fourth time in five years. Arsenal are a long way behind Premier League le...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 5:40 AM
Charlie Nicholas is tipping Arsenal to come out on top in a five-goal thriller with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Sunday. The Gunners are looking to win the cup competition in successive seasons following their 2-1 win against defending Premier League champions Chelsea at Wembley last t...
Sport Review - Sun Jan 7 5:20 AM
Alexis Sanchez needs to leave Arsenal to secure a fresh start to his career, Craig Bellamy has claimed. The Gunners forward has been linked with a potential January move over the past few months given his contract situation at Arsenal. The 29-year-old has less than six months remaining on his cur...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 9:33 AM
Jamie Carragher believes Rob Holding is finding life difficult at Arsenal. The England Under-21 international established himself as a first-team regular in Arsene Wenger’s back three in the closing months of the 2016-17 season. Indeed, Holding impressed in Arsenal’s 2-1 win against defending Pre...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 9:30 AM
Jamie Carragher believes that Arsenal’s fightback against Chelsea last week has kept them in the race for a top-four finish this season. The Gunners found themselves 2-1 down to the Blues at The Emirates last Wednesday before Hector Bellerin netted a last-gasp equaliser for Arsene Wenger’s men in...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 8:45 AM
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wouldn’t be a direct replacement for Alexis Sanchez in the Arsenal team, Danny Higginbotham has warned. The Gunners are bracing themselves for the possiblity of losing the Chile international in the January transfer window following months of speculation. Even if Sanchez...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 7:45 AM
Thierry Henry has suggested that Mesut Ozil may have stepped up his performances for Arsenal in recent weeks in a bid to give him the upper-hand in contract negotiations. The 29-year-old World Cup winner’s future has been a relentless source of speculation in recent months after both he and Alexi...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 5:40 AM
Arsene Wenger has poured cold water on talk of Arsenal signing Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window. The Gunners were heavily linked with a move to sign the Gabon international on Thursday afternoon to create excitement amongst Arsenal supporters on s...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 4:30 AM
Jamie Carragher believes Alexandre Lacazette is a good striker but isn’t expecting the Arsenal forward to emulate the likes of Thierry Henry at the north London club. Lacazette has been getting used to life at The Emirates after signing for the north London side from Lyon last July as Arsene Weng...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 12:30 AM
Thierry Henry has admitted that Alvaro Morata did not have a good game at all for Chelsea against Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Spanish striker had a number of chances to score for the west London side but failed to find the net during the thrilling London derby clash at The Emirates. Morata mi...
Sport Review - Sat Jan 6 12:15 AM
Thierry Henry says he has been impressed by Alexandre Lacazette’s strong start to life at Arsenal. The 26-year-old striker was Arsenal’s main signing of the summer transfer window last year as Arsene Wenger moved quickly to bring in the France international from Lyon. Lacazette has made a solid s...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 11:30 PM
Thierry Henry lavished praise on Marcos Alonso following his brilliant goal for Chelsea in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday night. Alonso has developed into on of Chelsea’s most important players since his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Fiorentina back in the summer of 2016. The Spanish wi...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 9:45 AM
Jack Wilshere has warned Arsenal that they will have to step their game up if they want to beat Liverpool FC to a top-four finish this season. The Gunners lost further ground on their top-four rivals on Wednesday night when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Chelsea in a thrilling game at The … Th...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 9:30 AM
Gary Neville singled out Alvaro Morata as the main reason why Chelsea didn’t beat Arsenal after Wednesday’s 2-2 draw at The Emirates. The Spanish striker was guilty of missing a number of clear-cut opportunities for the Blues as Chelsea had to settle for a point despite leading in stoppage time....
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 9:00 AM
Arsenal want to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang to replace Alexis Sanchez should the South American leave in January, according to Sky Sports News Aidan Magee. The Chile international continues to be linked with a move to Premier League leaders Manchester City after Sanch...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 8:30 AM
Jamie Carragher has warned Arsene Wenger that Shkodran Mustafi isn’t good enough for the Arsenal defence. The Gunners signed the Germany international in a £35m deal to bolster their defence in the 2016 summer transfer window. Mustafi has struggled to find consistency in the Premier League over t...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 8:15 AM
Thierry Henry believes Alvaro Morata is guilty of overthinking following the Chelsea striker’s wasteful performance in a 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Spain international failed to find the net during the four-goal thriller at the Emirates Stadium despite having three one-on-one s...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 8:00 AM
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang would be a good addition to the Arsenal team to fill Alexis Sanchez’s void, Tony Gale has claimed. The Gunners are still facing uncertainty surrounding the future of Sanchez at The Emirates given the Chile international has less than six months remaining on his Arsenal c...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 7:45 AM
Cesc Fabregas has taken to social media to claim that Chelsea “should have won” their Premier League clash with Arsenal at The Emirates on Wednesday night. The Blues looked to be heading towards the victory late on at The Emirates after goals from Marcos Alonso and Eden Hazard put Chelsea 2-1 up...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 7:15 AM
Antonio Conte has told Alvaro Morata to stay “calm” and not worry too much about his stuttering form for Chelsea in front of goal in recent weeks. The Spanish striker drew another blank on Wednesday night as Chelsea played out a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at The Emirates in the Premier League. Morata...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 7:00 AM
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal are poised to complete the signing of Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina. Wenger was asked directly about the speculation suggesting the Gunners could be set to sign him after Arsenal’s 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Wednesday nigh...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 6:45 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted that Alvaro Morata is struggling for confidence after the striker missed a number of chances to score in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Spanish striker had at least three clear-cut chances to net for Conte’s men at The Emirates but was guilty of...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 6:25 AM
Antonio Conte has admitted his delight about Marcos Alonso’s recent form for Chelsea after he scored in the Blues’ 2-2 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday night. Alonso has been in good form for the west London side this term and has been a regular fixture in the team, starting all...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 6:10 AM
Thierry Henry has praised the Arsenal players for the never-say-die attitude in big games against Chelsea, Liverpool FC, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in recent months. The Gunners edged into a second-half lead on Wednesday night when Jack Wilshere surged into the penalty area and fired...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 5:30 AM
Eden Hazard has hailed Petr Cech as a top goalkeeper after Chelsea drew 2-2 with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. The Belgium international equalised from the penalty spot to cancel out Jack Wilshere’s second-half opener after Hazard was brought down inside the area. Chelsea wi...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 5:00 AM
Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool FC and Manchester City now play more exciting football than Arsenal. The Gunners played out a dramatic 2-2 draw with defending Premier League champions Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night following Hector Bellerin’s equaliser in the second minute...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 4:50 AM
Alvaro Morata has taken to social media to insist that he is ready to work harder than ever to get back into top form for Chelsea after he missed a number of chances in the Blues’ 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Spanish striker found himself through on goal on a number of … The po...
Sport Review - Fri Jan 5 12:00 AM
Gary Neville lavished praise on Mesut Ozil following his sparkling performance for Arsenal in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday night. The Germany playmaker was in superb form against the west London side and played the full 90 minutes as Arsenal came from behind to earn a point against thei...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 11:30 PM
Jamie Carragher has admitted that he was pleased for Arsenal after they came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at The Emirates on Wednesday night. The Gunners had taken the lead in the second half through Jack Wilshere, but Eden Hazard levelled for the visitors from the penalty spot sho...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 10:15 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 - Thu Jan 4 9:45 AM
Steve McLaren has urged Chelsea against trying to cash-in on David Luiz in the January transfer window amid suggestions that the defender could be a target for Arsenal. The Brazilian’s future has been a source of speculation in recent weeks because he hasn’t featured for the west London side sinc...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 9:30 AM
Mesut Ozil has appeared to indicate that he would be willing to sign a new contract at Arsenal by insisting that he is “proud” to represent the north London club. The Germany international’s future at the north London side has been a relentless source of speculation along with Alexis Sanchez afte...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 9:00 AM
Arsene Wenger refused to give a timeline for any potential Arsenal signings in the January transfer window. The Gunners have endured a mixed start to the 2017-18 Premier League season to leave themselves a battle to secure a top-four spot and a return to the Champions League. While there is littl...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 7:45 AM
Antonio Conte has once again spoken of his admiration for Alexis Sanchez after Chelsea were linked with a move to sign the Arsenal star last summer. Sanchez’s future has been a relentless source of speculation in the last few months after both he and Mesut Ozil entered into the final periods of t...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 7:00 AM
Arsene Wenger has refused to be drawn on the speculation linking Arsenal with a fresh bid to try and sign Thomas Lemar in the January transfer window. The Gunners were heavily linked with a move to land the Monaco winger in the summer months, with Liverpool FC also thought to be keen on luring th...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 6:10 AM
Arsenal are on the brink of completing a deal to sign Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina, according to reports in Greece. Gazzetta.gr, as quoted by The Sun, is reporting that the Gunners are set to make the 20-year-old defender their first signing in the January transfer window. The same a...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 5:55 AM
Thierry Henry was critical of Alvaro Morata’s poor finishing in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. The Spanish forward has attracted some criticism in recent weeks for his wastefulness in front of goal, particularly when in one-on-one situations. Morata fa...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 5:35 AM
Gary Neville was not particularly impressed by Victor Moses’ performance for Chelsea in the Blues’ 2-2 draw with Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday night. The Nigeria international started the game at right wing-back but failed to make much of an impact going forward for Antonio Conte’s s...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 5:05 AM
Gary Neville singled Ainsley Maitland-Niles out for special praise after Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League on Wednesday night. The defender was played out of position at left-back for the Gunners during the game as he filled in for the injured Nacho Monreal. Maitland-Niles has...
Sport Review - Thu Jan 4 4:30 AM
Arsene Wenger has insisted that he is open to bolstering his Arsenal squad with “exceptional” quality in the January transfer window. The Gunners are sure to be linked with a number of players in the coming days and weeks as the mid-season window presents Wenger with the chance to add to his squa...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 11:45 PM
Arsene Wenger has insisted that Arsenal would move quickly to bring in players of “top quality” should the Gunners lose Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil this year. The speculation about both players’ futures has been relentless in recent months after they both entered into the final periods of their...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 9:58 PM
Lee Dixon was critical of Arsenal’s defending despite praising Marcos Alonso for a “brilliant” goal after Chelsea drew 2-2 with their London rivals at The Emirates on Wednesday night. The FA Cup holders made the breakthrough in the second half when England international Jack Wilshere broke the de...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 9:55 PM
Lee Dixon praised Hector Bellerin for his last-gasp equaliser to rescue a point in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at The Emirates on Wednesday night. The Gunners edged into a second half lead after Alvaro Morata had missed two guilt edge chances when Jack Wilshere surged into the penalty area an...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 9:38 PM
Gary Neville lavished praise on Eden Hazard after the Belgian playmaker produced a fine display in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday night. The Belgian playmaker was in fine form for the west London side at The Emirates as he played 82 minutes against the Gunners. H...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 9:45 AM
Arsene Wenger has warned Chelsea that his Arsenal side are out to deliver a “big result” when they host the Blues at The Emirates in the Premier League on Wednesday night. The Gunners head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 1-1 draw with West Brom...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 9:00 AM
Charlie Nicholas believes Arsenal should forget about signing Steven N’Zonzi and look to sign Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. The Gunners have been linked with a move to sign a defensive midfielder in the Janaury transfer window to strengthen a real weak area in the Arsenal squad. The form...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 8:00 AM
Charlie Nicholas has urged Arsene Wenger to sign strengthen his Arsenal signed with a new centre-half and right-back in the January transfer window. The Gunners started 2018 in fifth place in the Premier League table following a 1-1 stalemate with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns Stadium on...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 7:30 AM
Danny Drinkwater has warned Arsenal that Chelsea are full of confidence as they prepare for their Premier League clash against Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Blues head into the game in fine form, after having secured back to back victories over Brighton and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge over Ch...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 7:00 AM
Pedro Rodriguez has warned his Chelsea team-mates that they are in for an incredibly stern test of their Premier League title credentials when they take on Arsenal at The Emirates on Wednesday night. The Blues head into the game after enjoying a successful festive period in the Premier League, wi...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 6:10 AM
Charlie Nicholas has told Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to prioritise selling Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window. The Gunners forward’s future has been the source of relentless transfer speculation at the north London club over the past 12 months or so. Unfortunately for Arsenal fans,...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 5:55 AM
Liverpool FC should target Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez to replace Philippe Coutinho if the Brazil international moves to Barcelona, Steve McClaren says. The Reds are facing a fresh battle to keep the Liverpool FC number 10 at Anfield given Barcelona’s renewed interest in signing the South Amer...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 5:30 AM
Arsenal aren’t interested in signing David Luiz from defending Premier League champions Chelsea, according to Sky Sports News reporter Aidan Magee. The Brazil international has been out-of-favour at Stamford Bridge over the past few months after falling behind Danish centre-half Andreas Christens...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 5:15 AM
Alvaro Morata has taken to social media to poke fun at Davide Zappacosta after Chelsea training ahead of the Blues’ crunch clash with Arsenal on Wednesday night. Morata was clearly in a playful mood as he posted a picture of Zappacosta at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Tuesday, along with th...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 5:00 AM
Charlie Nicholas has urged Arsenal to consider January deals to sign Leicester midfielder Riyad Mahrez and Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha. The Gunners are facing a battle to keep Chile international Alexis Sanchez and Germany international Mesut Ozil at the north London side given their pair...
Sport Review - Wed Jan 3 12:00 AM
Antonio Conte has thanked Chelsea fans for their support in recent months as the Blues prepare for their trip to Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Italian coach is proving to be an extremely popular figure at Stamford Bridge after having taken over at the club as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor...