Arsenal

  • Arsene Wenger in no rush to bolster attack despite Olivier Giroud injury 2 days ago

    Arsene Wenger confirmed Olivier Giroud is expected to be out until at least December with an ankle injury but the Arsenal manager stressed he was in no rush to buy another forward. Giroud, 27, who was Arsenal's top scorer last season with 22 goals in all competitions, is expected to be...
  • Champions League: Athletic Bilbao oust shambolic Napoli, Arsenal qualify again 2 days ago

    Athletic Bilbao took advantage of shambolic defending to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday and reach the Champions League group stage for the first time in 16 years, leaving the Italians counting the cost of their premature exit. Arsenal qualified for a 17th successive season with a nervy 1-0 win at home...
  • Arsenal come from behind to draw 2-2 against Everton 6 days ago

    Arsenal scored twice in the final seven minutes to grab a 2-2 draw at Everton in the Premier League on Saturday and avoid another demoralising defeat on Merseyside. Olivier Giroud headed in the equaliser with 30 seconds left of normal time at Goodison Park, after Aaron Ramsey tapped in a close-range...
  • Champions League play-off: Ramsey sees red as Arsenal held to a draw at Besiktas August 20, 2014

    London: Arsenal held on with 10 men to draw 0-0 at Besiktas in the Champions League playoff round on Tuesday, while Bayer Leverkusen are better placed to reach the group stage after winning 3-2 at FC Copenhagen. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was sent off with 10 minutes left in the first...
  • Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs out for three weeks August 19, 2014

    Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs will miss both legs of the Champions League playoff against Besiktas after being ruled out for up three weeks with a hamstring injury. The left back was hurt in Saturday's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, Arsenal's opening match of the Premier League season. Nacho Monreal will likely...
  • Per Mertesacker on standby for Arsenal's European qualifier August 18, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering bringing defender Per Mertesacker back from his post-World Cup layoff early as injury cover for Tuesday's Champions League first leg playoff against Besiktas. Mertesacker and his Germany team mates Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski were given the extended break by Wenger after the World...
  • Aaron Ramsey ends Arsenal's 5-year wait for opening win in EPL August 17, 2014

    London: Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal a winning start to the Premier League for the first time in five years on Saturday, grabbing a stoppage-time goal in a 2-1 victory over manager-less Crystal Palace. Ramsey emerged as a scoring force in midfield last season, and carried on where he left off with...
  • Arsene Wenger eyes further signings after serene summer August 15, 2014

    Arsenal could strengthen their squad again before the transfer window closes, although manager Arsene Wenger may wait until after they have guaranteed a place in the Champions League. The Gunners, who face Turkish club Besiktas in the first leg of their playoff round tie next Tuesday, have been busy, signing striker...
  • EPL: What to watch in the opening week August 16, 2014

    Manchester: The English Premier League is back - and it looks more competitive than ever this season. Manchester City head into the first match of their title defense, against Newcastle on Sunday, knowing there are four genuine pretenders to the trophy after a typically frenetic summer of transfers and coaching changes...
  • Arsenal must be more streetwise, says Aaron Ramsey August 14, 2014

    Arsenal will have to stifle their attacking instincts and be more streetwise if they are to win the Premier League title this season, according to midfielder Aaron Ramsey. The Welshman, who scored 16 goals last season despite suffering from injury problems, said his team need to stop conceding so many goals...
  • EPL Team Preview: After trophy drought ends, Arsenal need EPL title August 12, 2014

    London: For nine torturous years the absence of a trophy eluded Arsene Wenger. That burden was lifted when Wenger celebrated in May after clinching the FA Cup. It was a joyful moment, but still tinged with what-ifs. Arsenal spent longer than any side at the top of the Premier League but...
  • Beaming Arsene Wenger all set for new season to start August 11, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave the impression of a man who cannot wait for the new season to begin after praising his side following their 3-0 demolition of Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday. "It was a complete performance in the first half, we defended well...
  • Arsenal beat Manchester City 3-0 to win Community Shield August 10, 2014

    London: Arsenal prepared for the Premier League season by collecting the Community Shield with a 3-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, picking up where the team left off at the FA Cup final by adding another piece of silverware at Wembley. Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey, who both scored in...
  • Barcelona sign defender Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal August 9, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona say Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen has agreed to join the club on a five-year contract from Arsenal. Barcelona say Vermaelen will be presented on Sunday. The 28-year-old Vermaelen will compete with Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, and fellow newcomer Jeremy Mathieu for playing time in the center of Barcelona's defense. The Spanish...
  • Champions League playoffs: Arsenal to face Besiktas, Celtic back in August 8, 2014

    Nyon: In a last-minute switch, UEFA reinstated Celtic to the Champions League playoffs on Friday after qualifying-round opponent Legia Warsaw were punished for fielding an ineligible player as a late substitute. Legia, who had eased past Celtic 6-1 on aggregate, is weighing an urgent appeal before playoff matches kick off Aug....
  • Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski to miss EPL season opener August 7, 2014

    Arsenal's three German players who won the World Cup will miss Sunday's Community Shield and the start of the Premier League season. Manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday that Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski had yet to return to training after their success in Brazil. The trio were given an...
  • Arsenal, Porto head Champions League playoffs draw August 7, 2014

    Geneva: Arsenal and Porto are among the big clubs that will enter the Champions League qualifying campaign when the draw for the last-round playoffs is held Friday. Arsenal, chasing a 17th straight group-stage campaign, and two-time European champion Porto are the highest-ranked teams in the 20-team draw. They are seeded with Zenit...
  • Chelsea slump to first pre-season defeat, Arsenal also lose to Monaco August 4, 2014

    Chelsea slumped to their first pre-season defeat on Sunday as they were beaten 3-0 by Werder Bremen in Germany to spoil the return of Didier Drogba and the debut of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Ivory Coast legend Drogba made his first appearance for Chelsea since scoring the penalty that won the 2012...
  • Manchester United beat Real Madrid, Manchester City lose to Olympiakos August 3, 2014

    Two first-half goals by Ashley Young proved enough to help United beat the European champions 3-1 on Saturday in a friendly. United's win means they advance to Monday's final in Miami, where they will meet traditional English rivals Liverpool. The appeal of two of the world's most iconic sports teams attracted...
  • Arsenal's Jenkinson joins West Ham on season-long loan August 1, 2014

    London: West Ham United have bolstered their defensive options with the signing of England fullback Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal on a season-long loan, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The 22-year-old joined Arsenal from Charlton Athletic in 2011, making 57 appearances as back-up to first-choice right back Bacary Sagna. After Sagna...
  • Calum Chambers is our kind of player, says Arsene Wenger July 28, 2014

    Nineteen-year-old Calum Chambers is a quality player who has everything Arsenal look for in a youngster, manager Arsene Wenger said of his new signing on Monday. "The way he adapted to the Premier League last season with Southampton at a young age shows that he has tremendous quality," Wenger told the...
  • Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg joins Indian Super League July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated Indian Super League has got a further shot in the arm, this time from a Gunner, as Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg signed a deal with the franchise-based event with an aim to give Indian football a taste of English Premier League. "Even though I am retired, when...
  • Arsene Wenger bemoans Arsenal's pre-season tour schedule July 25, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has echoed the sentiments of new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal in criticising the demands of their pre-season tour. Wenger said it was "impossible" to prepare his squad properly for the upcoming Premier League campaign, which begins on August 16, given the demands of their pre-season...
  • Messi considered move to Arsenal: Spanish media July 23, 2014

    Madrid: A leading Spanish website has claimed that Lionel Messi was interested in a transfer to English Premier League club Arsenal before the Argentine star signed an extension with Barcelona in May. The 27-year-old was locked in contract extension talks with the Catalan giants and reportedly bonus payments was a cause...
  • Wenger positive but Walcott will miss start of EPL season July 20, 2014

    Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will miss the start of the Premier League season but should be back in full training by the end of August and playing again soon afterwards, manager Arsene Wenger said. The 25-year-old England international ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during an FA Cup...
  • Defender Mathieu Debuchy joins Arsenal from Newcastle July 17, 2014

    London: Arsenal have signed Mathieu Debuchy and selling club Newcastle have replaced the defender with Daryl Janmaat. The 28-year-old Debuchy, who was part of France's World Cup squad, joined Arsenal for 12 million pounds ($20.5 million), becoming the London club's second summer transfer window signing after forward Alexis Sanchez. Newcastle reinvested around...
  • EPL: Arsenal sign Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez July 11, 2014

    Arsenal signalled their attacking intent for the looming Premier League season by completing the signing of Chile striker Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona on Thursday. No fee was disclosed but Arsenal are believed to have paid in the region of 35 million pounds ($59.56 million) for the 25-year-old Chile international who...
  • No Arsenal return as Carlos Vela signs new deal at Sociedad June 24, 2014

    Mexican striker Carlos Vela has signed a new four-year deal to remain at Real Sociedad, the La Liga club said, ending speculation over a possible return to Arsenal. The North London club had an option to buy back the 25-year-old, whom they sold to Sociedad in 2012, fuelling rumours that Vela...
  • EPL 2014-15 schedule: Manchester City draw Liverpool at home in 2nd round June 18, 2014

    London: Champions Manchester City begin the defence of their English Premier League title away to Newcastle then face Liverpool at home. Manchester United, with new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, have a favorable start, playing all three newly promoted sides in their opening five games. United play Chelsea on October 25, before...