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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Mesut Ozil Quits The Germany National Team

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Friday, July 20, 2018

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Arsenal pre-season 2018-19: Fixtures, transfers, & complete Premier League schedule

Arsenal pre-season 2018-19: Fixtures, transfers,  & complete Premier League schedule




A fresh era begins in North London in 2018-19 and the new Gunners boss will have a small window to experiment in ahead of the task at hand
Arsenal will begin life after Arsene Wenger in 2018-19 as they embark on a new era with a new manager, Unai Emery, at the helm.
Fans will soon see what the iconic Frenchman's successor has to offer when the club get their pre-season under way ahead of the new campaign.
The north London side are back in the International Champions Cup this summer, which means they will have games against top opposition in Asia and Europe to look forward to as a warm-up exercise.
This is your complete guide to the Gunners' 2018-19 pre-season and Premier League fixtures, with dates, venues and all you need to know about the preparations.

Arsenal pre-season fixtures


DateMatchTime (UK / US ET)Venue
Jul 14Boreham Wood 0-8 Arsenal3pm / 10am Meadow Park, Hertfordshire
Jul 26Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal12:35pm / 7:35am Singapore National Stadium
Jul 28Arsenal vs Paris Saint-Germain12:35pm / 7:35amSingapore National Stadium
Aug 1Arsenal vs Chelsea8:05pm / 3:05pmAviva Stadium, Dublin
Aug 4Arsenal vs Sevilla7pm / 2pmFriends Arena, Stockholm
Arsenal will be one of five English clubs taking part in the 2018 International 
Arsenal will be one of five English clubs taking part in the 2018 International Champions Cup and they will play three games in the competition. 
While the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool will be competing in the United States, Arsenal's games will be held in Singapore, with their final game taking place in Ireland.
First up the Gunners renew acquaintance with their Europa League conquerors Atletico Madrid at Singapore National Stadium on July 26, so they will have a chance to redeem themselves.
Two days after that at the same venue they lock horns with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain and they return to Europe on August 1 for the final game.
Interestingly, those three games are the full extent of Arsenal's pre-season plans, which sees them commit to fewer games than, for example, Man United, who have six matches on their schedule.

Transfer activity in

PositionPlayerTransferred fromFeeDate
DFStephan LichtsteinerJuventusFreeJune 5
GKBernd LenoBayer Leverkusen£19mJune 19
DFSokratis PapastathopoulosBorussia Dortmund£15July 2
MFLucas TorreiraSampdoria£26mJuly 10
MFMatteo GuendouziLorient£7mJuly 11

Transfer activity out

PositionPlayerTransferred toFeeDate
DFPer MertesackerRetiredN/AMay 17
MFSanti CazorlaVillarealFreeMay 21
MFJack WilshereWest HamFreeJune 19

Arsenal's 2018-19 Premier League fixture

The 2018-19 Premier League season will get started on August 11, with the full fixture list revealed on June 14.
Emery's first competitive match as Gunners boss sees him lock horns with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at the Emirates and he'll follow that with a London derby away to Chelsea.
Another London derby is in store on matchday three as they welcome West Ham to the Emirates, with away clashes against Cardiff City and Newcastle United rounding out the first five games.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Unai Emery believes Lucas Torreira could turn out to be Arsenal’s most important signing of the transfer window.

Unai Emery hints Lucas Torreira could be the most important signing Arsenal make this summer



Unai Emery believes Lucas Torreira could turn out to be Arsenal’s most important signing of the transfer window.
Arsene Wenger’s successor has wasted little time strengthening the squad he inherited from the long-serving Frenchman, recruiting five new players already and admitting he is not finished yet should another opportunity arise.
Emery has strengthened Arsenal’s defence with the additions of experienced duo Stephan Lichsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos and recruited a new goalkeeper in Brend Leno to challenge Petr Cech for the No.1 spot.
Arsenal confirmed the arrival of Matteo Guendouzi, 19, on Wednesday but he is likely to be one for the future despite Emery’s insistence the former Lorient midfielder is ready to fight for a first team place.
Arsene Wenger’s successor has wasted little time strengthening the squad he inherited from the long-serving Frenchman, recruiting five new players already and admitting he is not finished yet should another opportunity arise.
Emery has strengthened Arsenal’s defence with the additions of experienced duo Stephan Lichsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos and recruited a new goalkeeper in Brend Leno to challenge Petr Cech for the No.1 spot.
Arsenal confirmed the arrival of Matteo Guendouzi, 19, on Wednesday but he is likely to be one for the future despite Emery’s insistence the former Lorient midfielder is ready to fight for a first team place.
Torreira, however, Arsenal’s most expensive signing of the summer at £26million from Sampdoria, is likely to play a key role in the defensive midfield position which has been the Gunners’ Achilles’ heel in recent years.
‘He is a very young player but his career is interesting in Italy and in the World Cup he improved very quickly,’ Emery told Arsenal.com
‘I think for us, this midfielder is very important and he is coming with ambition to get better here and to improve with us.’

Emery on Arsenal's news signigns

Sokratis: Experience. He has experience in his career and we want him to give us his experience on the pitch.
Lichsteiner: Also, he has has this experience and on the pitch he gives us that. In more situations we can use this experience together with young players.
Leno: He also comes from the German league and I think this is a very, very high [quality] league. Here we wanted one goalkeeper who helps us with the experience and the quality.
Guendouzi: He is a young player who wants to improve here and he chooses to be with us. He comes to Arsenal to improve.

ARSENAL BEAT MANCHESTER UNITED TO LAND SAM GREENWOOD

 ARSENAL BEAT MANCHESTER UNITED TO LAND SAM GREENWOOD

Manchester United have lost out on Sam Greenwood, with the Sunderland wonderkid opting to leave the Black Cats and join Arsenal.

Sam Greenwood has decided to join Arsenal, according to The Sun. The Sunderland wonderkid had been linked with a move away from the club, with Arsenal and Manchester United interested. But, the Red Devils have lost out to the Gunners in pursuit of the English striker.
Sam Greenwood has confirmed the move on his Instagram. The youngster poses while putting pen to paper in front of the Arsenal crest. The striker was also appreciative of the time spent at Sunderland and wished the Black Cats luck.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

JESE LINGARD has had a great World Cup 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Confirmed: Arsenal continue summer signing spree with midfield arrival, star’s shirt number revealed

Confirmed: Arsenal continue summer signing spree with midfield arrival, star’s shirt number revealed






Arsenal have continued their summer signing spree this morning, after the club announced that French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has joined the club from Lorient. 
As reported by the club’s official website, the 19-year-old has signed with the north London club, with it also being stated that the player will don the number 29 shirt at the Emirates.
The youngster has become the Gunners’ fifth signing of the summer, with the French international joining the likes of Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Lucas Torreira and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who have all secured moves to the club this summer as per Sky Sports
Young Guendouzi came through PSG’s youth academy before moving to Lorient, where he’s managed to cement a place in their first team this past season.
The midfielder managed to clock up a total of 21 appearances in all competitions for the French minnows as he helped the club secure a top six finish in Ligue 2.
Arsenal fans probably shouldn’t expect the France youth international to stake a starting place in their club’s side any time soon, however it definitely seems like Guendouzi is one for the future at the Emirates.
It’s seems Unai Emery’s side is definitely taking place ahead of next season as he looks to propel the Gunners back into the Champions League.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Arsenal announce £22m signing of Sampdoria and Uruguay star Lucas Torreira

Arsenal announce £22m signing of Sampdoria and Uruguay star Lucas Torreira



Defensive midfielder becomes Unai Emery's fourth signing of the summer as he continues the squad overhaul
ARSENAL have completed the £22million signing of midfielder Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria.
The Uruguayan becomes Unai Emery's fourth signing of the summer as he continues a squad overhaul.
Torreira underwent a medical at Arsenal's London Colney training complex on Monday after agreeing personal terms.
Arsenal had agreed a fee with the Italian side at the World Cup but the deal was put on hold while the 22-year-old participated at the World Cup.
Uruguay were knocked out in the quarter-finals and he wasted no time jetting to the capital to finalise the deal.
Sampdoria confirmed the deal on Twitter by writing: "Torreira signs for Arsenal. Thanks and goodbye from the President and Sampdoria."

Friday, July 6, 2018

Lucas Torreira Vs France

Lucas Torreira Vs France

Monday, July 2, 2018

Official: Arsenal sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund



Official: Arsenal sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund


Arsenal have signed Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos in a £16m deal, making him the club’s second senior acquisition of the summer window.

 deal was confirmed today after weeks of growing speculation. Sven Mislintat led the charge to sign the 30-year-old, and Arsenal initially made an offer of around £13m. Eventually though, the club met Dortmund’s £16m asking price, in order to get the deal over the line.
Sokratis had one year left on his deal with the German side, where he spent five years after joining in 2013. He made 198 appearances for them at centre-back, scoring 10 goals.
Reports in June from the player’s father suggested he would get a three-year contract in North London, with an option for an additional year.
Sokratis shares an agent with Konstantinos Mavropanos, and hopefully the former Dortmund man can help to mentor the 20-year-old to take over first-team duties in the coming years.
David Ornstein wrote earlier in the summer that the club’s current plan is to bring in first-team ready defenders. That should help them to integrate youth over time.


It’s good to see Arsenal making another defensive signing, with Stephan Lichtsteiner joining the club in June. For now, let’s welcome Sokratis to the club, and wish him good luck for the coming season!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

REPORT: RAMSEY CLOSE TO NEW ARSENAL DEAL

REPORT: RAMSEY CLOSE TO NEW ARSENAL DEAL




According to the Telegraph, Aaron Ramsey is close to agreeing a new Arsenal deal after positive talks with new coach Unai Emery.
The Welshman is thought to have been offered at least a four-year extension on his current contract, which is due to end next summer.
He’ll also pocket a significant pay rise that would put him in the same wage bracket as Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Ramsey signed for the Gunners from Cardiff in 2008 and has made more appearances in the first team and scored more goals for the club than anyone else in the squad.
News of a possible Ramsey deal comes hot off the heels of contract extensions for Granit Xhaka, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Mohamed Elneny.
With Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere leaving, Lucas Torreira looking like a done deal and links with Ever Banega growing stronger, the club could well have a new look midfield come the start of pre-season.
It’ll be interesting to see how Emery moulds them.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Arsenal offer Vazquez over double his wages to leave Real Madrid

Arsenal offer Vazquez over double his wages to leave Real Madrid


Despite all that, Vazquez is reportedly considered “non-transferable” by Madrid, according to the Spanish outlet. He has a contract to 2021, and they don’t want to let him go early.
You can understand why, looking at the player’s last season with the club. He scored eight goals and provided 16 assists in 53 appearances in 2017/18, a more than decent return. It’s made even better when you consider how many of those appearances came from the bench. Overall, he contributed to a goal every 117 minutes last season.
Perhaps Emery could convince the winger he would get more starts at Arsenal, and combine that with the financial incentive to put some pressure on Madrid. It’s still a long shot if the club don’t want to sell though.

Arsenal have offered Lucas Vazquez the chance to more than double his wages by moving to North London, according to reports in Spain.

Eduardo Inda of OkDiario exclusively revealed on Spanish TV outlet El Chiringuito TV that Vazquez has “a great offer from Arsenal and Unai Emery”. He explained that Arsenal are offering around €8m-a-year net, compared to the €3m to €4m he earns annually in Madrid.
Emery has apparently “set himself the goal” to sign the player this summer. He thinks the 26-year-old can be a difference maker in the Premier League, and is willing to make a decent offer to Real Madrid to complete a deal.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Report – Emery acts to sign €20million star for Arsenal

Report – Emery acts to sign €20million star for Arsenal

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has already strengthened the squad since joining the club this summer and the Spanish manager must further reinforce the team before the start of the new season.
The north Londoners have already signed an experienced right back in the form of Lichtsteiner to improve their defense and have also lured Leno to sort out the goal keeping department.
As far as the midfield is concerned, a proven quality midfielder in the form of Argentine international Ever Banega is linked with the Gunners.
According to Estadio Deportivo, Emery has contacted the South American player to bring him to the Emirates.

Banega was a key member of the Sevilla side when Unai Emery was in charge of the club and now the Spanish boss wants to re-unite with the La Albiceleste star at Arsenal.
Last season, the former Valencia midfielder featured in 50 games in all competitions, scored 5 goals and provided 6 assists.
Banega made his senior international debut back in 2008 and so far, he has played 62 games for Argentina. He is currently in Russia with the national side and played just 36 minutes against Iceland.
As per the provided Estadio Deportivo link, the 29-year-old star’s current deal with Sevilla will expire in 2020 and it has a release clause of €20million.

Borussia Dortmund sign replacement for ‘Arsenal-bound’ 30-year-old

Borussia Dortmund sign replacement for ‘Arsenal-bound’ 30-year-old

Borussia Dortmund’s director of football, Michael Zorc, has confirmed that the club will sign Abdou Diallo to replace Sokratis Papastathopoulos who is heading to Arsenal.

Everything needed to bring the Greek defender to Arsenal has been signed and agreed. The official announcement is expected after 1 July as the Germans do not want to include his sale in this year’s accounts.
“We are in final talks,” Zorc said over the weekend for the 22-year-old player who will cost more than what Arsenal are paying for the 30-year-old Sokratis.
Dortmund are believed to be paying in the region of €25m for Diallo while Arsenal have agreed a fee of around €18.2m (£16m) for Sokratis.
Although Arsenal’s interest in Diallo didn’t go as far as Dortmund’s, they were apparently in for him at some stage. Sven Mislintat is reportedly a long-term admirer of the 22-year-old, and in January he reportedly recommended the club sign him.
Get French Football News reported late last month that it was ‘highly probable’ Arsenal would make a concrete move for the player in the near future. Reports suggested Mainz told the Gunners the defender would cost around £26m, which now appears to be accurate.
He has agreed a five-year deal with the Germans.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka & Xherdan Shaqiri face bans over goal celebrations

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka & Xherdan Shaqiri face bans over goal celebrations



Switzerland pair Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri face two-match bans for their goal celebrations in their side's World Cup victory over Serbia.
Football's world governing body Fifa is investigating whether they broke rules on political and offensive messages.
Both players are ethnic Albanians from Kosovo, where a Serbian crackdown on the Albanian population only ended with Nato military intervention in 1999.
They made 'double eagle' gestures after scoring, symbolising the Albanian flag.
The country's flag carries the image of a double-headed eagle.

BBC Sport understands Fifa will examine if the gestures can be classed as provocation.
Under article 54 of the governing body's disciplinary code, "anyone who provokes the general public during a match will be suspended for two matches and sanctioned with a minimum fine of 5,000 Swiss francs (£3,800)".
It is thought Fifa plans to call expert witnesses to explain how the goal celebrations could be classed as provocative.
It will be argued that the behaviour illustrates the Albanian nationalist-supported notion of a Greater Albania, which makes territorial claims on parts of Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia and Greece.
If Fifa's case is upheld, then the players would miss the last Group E game against Costa Rica and the last-16 match if Switzerland qualify.
On Saturday, Fifa confirmed its disciplinary committee had opened proceedings against Xhaka and Shaqiri, adding: "In relation to the same match, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Serbian FA for crowd disturbance and the display of political and offensive messages by Serbian fans.
"Furthermore, a preliminary investigation has been opened against the coach of the Serbian national team, Mladen Krstajic, for alleged statements made in the aftermath of the said match."
It is unclear what the investigation into Krstajic refers to, but in comments to Serbian reporters on Saturday, he said of match referee Felix Brych: "I wouldn't give him either a yellow or red card, I would send him to The Hague. Then they could put him on trial, like they did to us."
After the game, which his side won 2-1, Switzerland's Bosnia-born manager Vladimir Petkovic was asked about the celebrations and said: "You should never mix football and politics. It's important to be a fan, and to give respect.
"It was a wonderful atmosphere and that's what support should be about."
Arsenal midfielder Xhaka's father spent three and a half years as a political prisoner in Yugoslavia, while Shaqiri was born in Yugoslavia before emigrating to Switzerland as a child.
Stoke City forward Shaqiri also sported a Kosovan flag, stitched onto his boots.
"It's just emotion," he said about his celebration. "I'm very happy to score this goal. It's not more. I think we don't have to speak about this now."

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Club officials spotted in London, Talks ongoing to agree Arsenal transfer deal this summer

Club officials spotted in London, Talks ongoing to agree Arsenal transfer deal this summer




This summer has been largely focused on the arrivals at Arsenal and not so much on the departures that have happened or are about to happen.
One such player that could be on the move is Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina who is being considered as a possible signing by the Turkish club Fenerbahce.
According to reports in Turkish Football, some of the officials of the club including president Ali Koc were spotted in London and it is said that they were in the city to discuss a potential transfer for Ospina. The president sees the keeper as part of a massive change that he wants to bring to the club.
Ospina is among the many players that Fenerbahce are targeting at the moment and they are confident that a deal can be struck for the keeper who is currently with his national team at the World Cup. Given the recent transfer activity of Arsenal, a move does not seem that far off.
Having just signed a new goalkeeper in the form of German Bernd Leno, it is expected that one of Ospina or Petr Cech will leave the club. The veteran has the advantage of Premier League experience under his belt and that may be the reason that he stays.
Ospina, on the other hand, would surely be looking for more first-team football and a move elsewhere may prove to be what he wants. His path was already blocked by Cech and now that Leno has arrived, it will be even more difficult to break in now.
The reason why Arsenal may let Ospina is that they can afford to do so now that they have secured the services of another keeper who is going to be the new number 1. And any funds that arrive from the sale of the Colombian, will surely be used to strengthen other departments.
Any move for the player is complicated by the fact that Ospina is at the World Cup right now. So, the Fenerbahce officials might have to wait a little longer for all the formalities to be sorted out.

Friday, June 22, 2018

WEST HAM WANT WILSHERE

WEST HAM WANT WILSHERE


West Ham are interested in acquiring the services of Jack Wilshere, according to Sky Sports. 
Despite initial reports suggesting the midfielder was set to continue his eighteen-year stay at Arsenal, it is now understood the 26-year-old will leave the Emirates Stadium when his contract expires at the end of the month.
Talks with new Gunners boss Unai Emery failed to result in a contract extension for the long-time Arsenal man.
Amongst the teams seeking to land the skilful play-maker, West Ham are alleged to be one of the favourites.
Manuel Pellegrini is seeking to overhaul the squad in his first transfer window as manager at the London Stadium and the addition of Wilshere would inject a certain amount of creativity to a midfield longing for just that.
Manuel Lanzini’s knee injury will prevent him from making an appearance until well into the 2018/19 season, and Wilshere’s presence in the squad could alleviate the impact of the Argentine’s absence.
Wilshere was part of the Arsenal setup since 2001, making 125 appearances for the North Londoners.
The Englishman has also received 34 caps for his country, but notably was excluded from Gareth Southgate’s World Cup plans.

What is Alex Iwobi’s future at Arsenal under Unai Emery?

What is Alex Iwobi’s future at Arsenal under Unai Emery?


The Nigerian international has struggled to push on at Arsenal after his early promise and will hope to progress under new head coach Unai Emery


Starting from scratch. That’s what the majority of Arsenal’s first-team players will be doing when they take to the training ground pitch at London Colney next month. The likes of Mesut Ozil, Hector Bellerin, Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey are expected to be mainstays of Unai Emery’s new vision for Arsenal, but there are several players who are playing for their futures at the club following the departure of Arsene Wenger at the end of last season.
One of those with plenty to prove is Alex Iwobi. The 22-year-old has scored six goals in 20 games for Nigeria, including two goals in a 4-2 win over Argentina in November, yet when it comes to performing on a consistent basis for Arsenal the attacker struggles to impact games with the gusto that Super Eagles supporters have become accustomed to.

Emery’s arrival as head coach has already sparked a change in the form of summer arrivals, prompting speculation that certain players could be replaced. Stefan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno and the imminent signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos suggests that there is a new ruthless streak at managerial level, with head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and head of football relations Raul Sanllehi working closely together with chief executive Ivan Gazidis to ensure Arsenal close the gap on their Premier League rivals that had grown significantly wider over the past couple of seasons.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Passes Medicals!!! Arsenal Medical staffs in PHOTOS with Lucas Torreira

Passes Medicals!!! Arsenal Medical staffs in PHOTOS with Lucas Torreira



On Italian TV on Tuesday night, Sampdoria’s president, Massimo Ferrero, let slip that midfielder, Lucas Torreira, will be joining Arsenal for €30m despite his release clause only being €26m.
“Sampdoria do not sell unless there are excellent offers,” the president said. “We do not look for buyers. We have natural talents whose values increase exponentially.
“Generally, we do not make changes. Sampdoria is a stepping stone. It’s a family-run club and that allows players to grow up. It’s normal they have aspirations to play for big clubs, but I do not need to sell out.

“Torreira has left for €30million. I bought him from Pescara when no one believed. We bet and we won, paying just €3million. The money that comes in, is used to keep the club going.”
It was reported that Arsenal’s medical staff were travelling to Russia in order to complete his medical. Arsenal want to get the deal done as soon as possible before Torreira has any chance of increasing his market value at the tournament.
Torreira will join Arsenal on a five-year deal worth £2.6m-a-year to the player. Arsenal will pay Sampdoria £26.1m for the 22-year-old, exceeding his buyout clause in order to see off Napoli.
In addition to his release clause, Torreira also had another four years to run on his Samp contract.
Pescara will receive €1m from the sale, thanks to a sell-on clause in the midfielder’s Sampdoria contract. According to TuttoPescaraCalcio they had a 20% sell-on clause, with a maximum of €1m.

€40million star confirms he wants club to accept Arsenal transfer offer amid Manchester United interest

€40million star confirms he wants club to accept Arsenal transfer offer amid Manchester United interest





It looks like Arsenal have the edge over Manchester United in any potential transfer battle over Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu this summer.
The young Turkish ace has shone in the Bundesliga and has long been linked with a summer move to the Gunners, who need to strengthen at the back.
The Sun claimed some time ago that Arsenal were closing in on the signing of Soyuncu, though the Manchester Evening News also suggested the Red Devils could consider him as one of a number of options for them to improve their defensive options.
The latest from the player himself, however, is that he’s keen on a move to Arsenal (with no mention of United) but that it still depends on Freiburg deciding to let him go.
Calciomercato have claimed the 22-year-old would cost around €40million, but it remains to be seen if Arsenal will pay that for a relatively unproven player.
Providing an update on his situation, Soyuncu told Gunes: ‘It is true, Arsenal have made an offer, I want Arsenal, god willing I will go to Arsenal or the Premier League but it all depends on Freiburg.
‘I still have another three-years on my contract.
‘I received offers from teams in Turkey. I would not be able to give you a name, but I rejected them.
‘I will not be returning to Turkey. I want to continue my career in Europe at the biggest clubs.’