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Football writer. Objective reviews and analysis of European football. Lifelong Arsenal fan, youth football enthusiast.
Monaco vice-president, Vadim Vasilyev, has publicly praised Djibril Sidibe's decision to reject Arsenal in search for regular first-team minutes.
Nathan Tella is set to to leave Arsenal and it looks as if he could be heading for Southampton.
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Schalke's highly-rated midfielder Leon Goretzka, a link we first reported back in January.
Thierry Henry has unsurprisingly criticised Arsenal's desire and commitment levels after another unimpressive display against West Brom yesterday.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was once again one of Arsenal's better performers on a frustrating afternoon against West Brom, and had his say after another disappointing defeat.
It was a frustrating Saturday for Arsenal's players out on-loan as minutes were once again limited across European competition.
It's a must-win game for Arsenal as they travel to the Hawthorns for Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.
Ben Sheaf was one of Arsenal's best performers against Manchester City on Monday night as the sides played out an exciting 3-3 draw.
Carl Jenkinson's stoppage-time strike rescued a hard-earned point for Arsenal u23s during a 3-3 draw against Manchester City at the Emirates.
Arsenal have been linked with an approach for Everton's Ronald Koeman, should Arsène Wenger leave at the end of the season.
A recent article on Squawka has highlighted eight statistics which have suggested Alexis is currently part of Arsenal's problem.
Some Arsenal fans are allegedly planning on flying a plane trailing a banner over the Hawthornes, and it's been met with groans of embarrassment from large numbers of fans who don't want to be connected with it in any way.
According to recent reports, Arsenal and Roma are set to battle for Youri Tielemans' signature this summer with Everton also interested in the player.
All things considered, Joel Campbell has had a disappointing season thus far at Sporting.
Vlad Dragomir proved pivotal with two assists that ensured Arsenal u18s drew with Reading in their first Merit Group fixture.
It was a more successful Saturday than usual for Arsenal's players out on-loan across Europe.
Arsenal will be hoping to avoid a shock FA Cup upset when they host non-league side Lincoln City in the quarter-finals this weekend.
It was a frustrating case of deja-vu for Arsenal's players out on loan.
Carlo Ancelotti has firmly set the record straight: he will field his strongest team possible against Arsenal tonight.
It's a case of restoring pride when Arsenal host Bayern on Tuesday evening.
Jack Wilshere's loan move to Bournemouth was a surprising one at first glance, but it has allowed the midfielder a chance to silence his critics and hopefully earn back a place in the Arsenal side.
News broke this week about Arsenal handing another trial to a highly-rated teenager, and that youngster is Marcelo Allende.
Eight players were in action across European competition during Friday and Saturday's round of fixtures, with mixed success.
Josh Dasilva's second-half finish wasn't enough for Arsenal u18s as they were defeated by Tottenham in the final regular fixture of this season's campaign
Goals from the returning Yaya Sanogo and winger, Reiss Nelson, ensured Arsenal u23s were 2-0 winners over Tottenham on Friday afternoon.
After a three-week Premier League hiatus for the Gunners, a tough test at Anfield awaits on Saturday evening.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that should a coaching role become available, Freddie Ljungberg has promised he will return to the club.
Charlton Athletic have confirmed Stephy Mavididi has returned to Arsenal, having sustained a season-ending hamstring injury last weekend.
Could Hector Bellerin really end up captaining Arsenal one day?
Having been appointed the club's interim Academy manager, we profile 37-year-old Luke Hobbs.
Two more of Arsenal's players out on-loan across Europe featured during Sunday's round of fixtures.
Wojciech Szczesny was excellent for Roma during an important win over Inter Milan away from home on Sunday evening.
After a two-month hiatus, a tricky return awaits Arsenal in the Champions League against Bayern Munich this week.
Wojciech Szczesny kept another clean sheet and other players out on-loan across Europe over the past 48 hours.
Jack Wilshere started but was replaced just before half-time after sustaining a painful knock to the ankle against Manchester City.
According to reports in the Daily Star and Mirror recently, Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach are interested in a possible move for Gedion Zelalem this summer. The 20-year-old midfielder, currently out on loan at Dutch side VVV-Venlo, will be hoping his...
Reports last week said Alexandre Lacazette is being "psychologically destroyed" by fans' booing after his recent comments but his club president claims his words were 'misunderstood'
Following the news about Mark Warburton's departure from Rangers, Jon Toral will be hoping to impress under new management again soon.
Juventus' manager Massimiliano Allegri has been heavily linked with the Arsenal job recently. but his recent comments have quashed talk of a Premier League move in the near future.
Calum Chambers started and completed the full 90 minutes as Middlesbrough kept a clean sheet in a goalless draw with Everton.
All but one of the players out on-loan featured for their respective sides in Friday and Saturday's round of fixtures across Europe with varying success and minutes scattered.
A 2-0 home victory was the ideal way to bounce back from last week's frustrations, and Arsenal's defensive solidity seems to have returned - somewhat.
Alex Iwobi wasn't at his free-flowing best throughout in a frustrating afternoon for the 20-year-old.
After his first clean sheet in four matches during a 2-0 win over Hull yesterday, Petr Cech refused to rule us out of the Premier League title race.
Emile Smith-Rowe made a fantastic return from injury with a stoppage-time winner as Arsenal u18s overturned a one-goal deficit to beat Norwich City 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.
Earlier this week, Kicker published an article highlighting Takuma Asano's dissatisfaction with his performances at VfB Stuttgart.
Enjoying a good season on-loan at Middlesbrough, Calum Chambers was asked a few questions about Fantasy Premier League ahead of Boro's home fixture against Everton today.
After successive defeats against Watford and Chelsea, it's about restoring order from Arsenal's perspective as Hull arrive at the Emirates with a massive bag of banana skins.
Danny Welbeck's long-awaited return from injury couldn't have been sweeter.
Blackpool's teenage winger Bright Osayi-Samuel has been attracting interest across England of late. According to recent reports, Arsenal are just one of the clubs interested in his signature.
Nathan Tella is closing in on a move to Championship side Reading, according to reports.
Takuma Asano impressed as VfB Stuttgart prevailed, whilst Kelechi Nwakali started and others featured for their respective sides away from north London.
According to a recent report in the Express, Arsenal are frontrunners to sign Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst.
After Arsenal's 3-1 defeat against Chelsea, Laurent Koscielny was asked to reflect upon another frustrating afternoon in the Premier League.
Arsène Wenger this week revealed his interest in AS Monaco's talented young forward Kylian Mbappé but who is the versatile attacker that has drawn comparisons to Thierry Henry?
Tomas Rosicky has been pictured back in training for Czech side, Sparta Prague, having sustained a muscle fibre tear in the early weeks of September.
Mohamed Elneny broke the deadlock with a clever finish from close-range but ended up with a runners-up medal as Cameroon's Vincent Aboubakar broke Egyptian hearts minutes before extra time beckoned.
According to a recent report in the Mirror, Arsenal have made contact with the representatives of Atalanta's highly-rated midfielder Franck Kessie.
Earlier in the week, pictures of talented German youngster Daniel Hanslik surfaced online posing with Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Özil.
Time continues to tick on Glen Kamara's future at Arsenal failing to land a loan deal with FC Twente after January trial.
According to a recent report, Arsenal are in danger of being left behind by other Premier League sides aiming to reintroduce safe standing in England's top flight.
Calum Chambers made a quick recovery from his stress fracture to start against Tottenham in Saturday's evening kick-off, and emphasised his importance to Middlesbrough with an excellent defensive display.
There were starts for a few of Arsenal's players out on-loan during Friday and Saturday's fixtures across Europe, with contrasting results.
Jack Wilshere performed well again but ended up on the losing side as Bournemouth recorded their 12th loss of the Premier League campaign during a nine-goal thriller at Goodison Park.
Second-half goals from Trae Coyle and Yassin Fortune weren't enough to stop Arsenal u18s from suffering a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Fulham on Saturday morning.
According to recent reports, Arsenal are potentially interested in signing Racing Club striker Lautaro Martinez.
After a forgettable defeat on Tuesday night at the hands of Watford, it's even more of an important fixture for Arsenal as they make the short trip to west London with league leaders Chelsea up next.
Following his deadline day loan switch from Arsenal, the Chuba Akpom has publicly stressed his eagerness to add another dimension to Brighton's attacking options.
Luis Boa Morte has left his role as one of Arsenal's scouts to join Sintrense, a club in the third division back in his homeland.
Arsenal's final departure of the January transfer window is versatile teenager Aaron Eyoma.
Plenty of criticism from supporters was directed in the path of Jon Toral as Rangers succumbed to a disappointing 4-1 defeat at the hands of Hearts Thursday evening.
Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been continually linked with Arsenal over the past two seasons, has hinted at a potential departure from Germany in the summer.
According to a recent report in the Independent, Arsenal are looking at Barcelona coach, Pep Segura, as a possible option to become their new Head of Youth Development.
In the final few hours of transfer deadline day, there were more departures from the club's Academy.
In the aftermath of their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Reading, Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola publicly revealed that Arsenal u23s captain Krystian Bielik will be joining on a loan deal until the end of the current campaign.
Ahead of today's clash with Arsenal, there is some updated team news from Watford's perspective.
There were more starts for Arsenal's players out on-loan during Sunday's fixtures across Europe.
After a morale-boosting 5-0 thrashing of Southampton on Saturday evening, it's a return to Premier League action for Arsenal with Watford up next.
Manchester United seem to be the favourites to sign Antoinne Griezmann, but do Arsenal have a chance?
Arsenal are reportedly set to give Chilean midfielder Marcelo Allende his third trial spell with the club, having previously played in the academy last year.
According to reports in both the Telegraph and Independent, Arsenal are weighing up an attempt to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus as a potential replacement for Alexis Sánchez, should the talented Chilean refuse a contract extension in the coming months.
All things considered, Gedion Zelalem's imminent loan switch to VVV-Venlo over in the Netherlands will be seen as a step down quality-wise, but is ultimately one which could help him develop further into an ideal first-team midfielder.
According to a recent report in SportWitness, the Liverpool winger was attracting interest from Arsenal long before his switch to Red Bull Salzburg in August of 2012.
Given our poor record of players constantly being injured, this news won't come as much of a surprise.
According to a trusted source close to ESPNFC, Arsenal are prepared to let Stephy Mavididi, 18, leave the club on a temporary basis in search of regular first-team football.
In an exclusive recently covered by Jeorge Bird, some of Arsenal's schoolboys have already been offered scholarship deals with the remainder of them hoping they can earn a contract before the dreaded summer release period begins.
It wasn't a typically busy start to the weekend in terms of action across Europe for Arsenal's players out on loan this season, but a few made starts for their respective clubs with contrasting results.
Ahead of the Champions League round-of-16 first leg clash against Arsenal on February 15, the Bundesliga champions have been given a double injury boost with two key midfielders expected to be fully fit.
Having already reported that Aston Villa appear to be front-runners for the 21-year-old's signature on loan until the end of the campaign, it appears likely that the striker will depart north London for regular first-team minutes.
Following their morale-boosting victory at Anfield in midweek, Southampton will be full of confidence when they host the Gunners in Saturday's evening kick-off at St. Mary's.
According to recent reports, Arsenal could be involved in a tug-of-war with Serie A giants Juventus over Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka's signature this summer.
With the season gradually approaching its climax at youth level, it's almost decision time for Arsenal in regards to which youngsters should be offered scholarship deals for next season.
With just over a week left of the January transfer window remaining, there are still a number of Arsenal's talented youngsters who will be eyeing loan moves before the end of the month.
Arsene Wenger has been charged with misconduct by the FA, so what sort of punishment and ban is he facing?
Dan Crowley was afforded his first start for Go Ahead Eagles since his loan move at the start of the month whilst there were other players who featured on Sunday for their respective loan sides, with differing results.
David Ospina made his seventh senior appearance of the season during Arsenal's last-gasp FA Cup victory against Preston and this is the time in the football calendar where the Colombian is expected to play more regularly.
Calum Chambers was defensively solid once more and showed his attacking capabilities with an assist, but it ultimately wasn't enough as Middlesbrough lost 3-1 at home against West Ham.
Jack Wilshere was excellent once more for AFC Bournemouth and despite their 2-2 draw with Watford, they've got plenty of positives to look forward to in the near future with the creative Englishman proving his ability in a number of occasions in promising positions.
There was a Man of the Match display from Jack Wilshere, a Calum Chambers assist and a start for Jon Toral during Rangers' Cup victory over Motherwell in an action-packed Saturday for Arsenal loanees.
After a last-gasp winner in stoppage time helped Arsenal to a uncharacteristically ugly victory over Burnley back at the start of October, questions have already been asked in regards to their title credentials.
Following his summer move from Valencia, plenty of people were intrigued to see how Shkodran Mustafi would settle into the Arsenal side, especially given the lack of defensive stability in that position for a number of years due to troublesome injuries and a lack of consistency when Koscielny-Mertesacker don't start.
Granit Xhaka believes that Alexis Sanchez can be a 'good role' model for younger players while warning against complacency against Burnley on Sunday.
With Claudio Bravo facing plenty of criticism as a result of his poor goalkeeping displays recently, questions have been asked about the level of performance from those in between the posts.
Kelechi Nwakali has been gradually settling into life in the Netherlands following his season-long loan move to MVV Maastricht back in August.
Olivier Giroud has publicly claimed the fact that his scorpion kick goal on New Year's Day against Crystal Palace was better than Manchester United creative midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan's goal against Sunderland a week prior.
After a solid but unspectacular debut for Arsenal's u23s during a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Southampton on Monday evening, Cohen Bramall has publicly admitted the fact that he faces a big challenge as he aims to adapt to the pace of top flight football swiftly following his surprise move from non-league side Hednesford Town.
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is currently away on international duty with his native Egypt, as they aim to secure a record eighth Africa Cup of Nations trophy this year.
Cohen Bramall made his debut in Arsenal colours and Edward Nketiah came off the substitutes' bench to score a goal and assist another as Arsenal u23s overturned a one-goal deficit to beat Southampton 3-1 away.
According to a report in the Telegraph, Serge Gnabry has refused to rule out a Premier League return with both ourselves and Chelsea mentioned as possible destinations.
Having previously confirmed the fact that reported offers for him were indeed true, M'Baye Niang has been quietly trying to achieve the same level of success that made him a highly-rated teenage sensation when breaking into the Milan side in 2012.
There were minutes this weekend for Arsenal's more experienced players out on-loan but a few youngsters also featured across Europe as the top leagues returned to action after a winter break.
In recent developments over the weekend, Borussia Dortmund have rejected suggestions that they'll make a formal approach to sign 19-year-old midfielder Gedion Zelalem.
According to recent reports, Arsenal have been linked with a possible approach to sign Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Ferreira Carrasco.
How much would Arsenal have to pay if they wanted to buy Olivier Giroud?
Since an unforgettable Premier League debut at Anfield in August of 2010, which saw him sent off in second-half stoppage time, Laurent Koscielny hasn't had an easy journey to success for Arsenal.
Having scored six goals and created four assists for Arsenal this term, plenty of questions are being raised about why Lucas Perez has yet to be rewarded with an extended run-in the first-team.
With news that Carl Jenkinson is expected to leave the club in the coming days, as well as uncertainty over Mathieu Debuchy's future at Arsenal, this article assesses the Gunners' options at right-back.
Despite a promising start to proceedings at the KCOM Stadium, Bournemouth lost 3-1 and Jack Wilshere's creative ability was essentially stifled for large periods.
Calum Chambers helped Middlesbrough to their third successive clean sheet with a solid defensive display against Watford at Vicarage Road in one of Saturday's 3pm kick-off's.
Donyell Malen scored and created an assist as Arsenal u18s secured an impressive 3-0 away victory over Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
Fresh after receiving a call-up to join the Algeria squad ahead of this year's Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon, here is a profile of the 19-year-old midfielder and why you should keep an eye on him in future.
Having battled hard to emerge victorious despite trailing at Deepdale last Saturday in the FA Cup, it's back to business in the Premier League for Arsène Wenger's side.
Given the harsh, finite realities of professional football at the highest level, it's becoming increasingly hard for youngsters to breakthrough the ranks at top clubs from academy level, especially between the ages of 17-21.
According to a recent report in the Times, three Championship sides are all interested in signing Chuba Akpom on loan until the end of the current campaign.
According to a recent report in SportWitness, Arsenal are set to battle it out with London rivals Tottenham to sign highly-rated attacking midfielder Maximilian Philipp.
According to a recent Spanish report, Arsenal are interested in signing Real Madrid forward Álvaro Morata once more and could be prepared to make a bid of €70m (£60.6m) to sign the talented Spaniard.
There was always a hint of inevitability about the news that has broke this week, with Serie A side Roma reportedly keen to sign Wojciech Szczesny on a permanent basis when his current loan spell at the Stadio Olimpico expires.
Arsenal officially unveiled Cohen Bramall on Tuesday, a signing that represents a long-term investment in a rough diamond.
It was a long-awaited return to first-team action for Danny Welbeck on Saturday evening against Preston North End, eight months after his last senior appearance during Arsenal's 2-2 away draw against Manchester City.
Having prevailed with a slender 2-1 win over Derby County this past Friday afternoon, Arsenal's u23 side moved up a place into fifth in the Division 1 league table.
Having made over 300 appearances in a nine-year spell as an Arsenal player, Freddie Ljungberg is undoubtedly a legend in north London.
Strong, intimidating centre-backs rarely make the switch from arch-rivals Tottenham to Arsenal.
Since his £2m move from Bolton Wanderers last summer, Rob Holding has settled into life in England's top flight well when called upon.
Injuries are a common occurrence in a physical sport such as football and can seriously hamper development at youth level, something that right-back Jordi Osei-Tutu is thankful to not have experience of.
Chuba Akpom started and played the first-half of Arsenal u23s' 2-1 victory over bottom side Derby County on Friday.
2016 was a whirlwind year for talented defender Daniel Ballard after being release and then resigned by the club in a move he described as unheard of.
Arsenal have exercised the option to recall 19-year-old goalkeeper Ryan Huddart from his loan spell at Eastleigh.
Squad rotation was always likely with Arsenal's FA Cup clash away against Championship opposition, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles made his third start for the senior side this season after impressing in previous fixtures.
It's been another frustrating weekend thus far for Arsenal's players on loan spells away from the club.
Andrey Arshavin has won the Kazakhstan Player of the Year award as a reward for his impressive performances with Kairat.
Highly-rated forward Andrea Belotti has helped fire Torino towards an unlikely charge for European football next season and the 23-year-old has been linked with a possible move to Arsenal in the summer.
Edward Nketiah scored his fourth goal at u23 level to secure a slender but deserved victory for the Young Guns, as they returned to winning ways after a 3-2 away defeat against Liverpool in the second week of December.
Arsenal face Preston North End in one of this weekend's FA Cup third round ties and after a frantic fightback from a three-goal deficit on Tuesday against Bournemouth, they'll be eager for a much smoother ride against the Championship outfit.
Arsene Wenger confirmed that Arsenal have agreed a deal for Cohen Bramall from Hednesford Town. Here's everything you need to know about him:
Considering the confusion and surprise that his move had on many when announced in January two years ago now, it's clear to see that Krystian Bielik has progressed well under the radar in Arsenal's youth ranks since his £2.7m move.
Having prevailed with a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Crystal Palace on New Year's Day, Arsenal will be looking to secure their third successive Premier League win when they travel to the Vitality Stadium with Bournemouth up next.
Jack Wilshere continued to impress in AFC Bournemouth colours during his last outing on New Year's Eve against managerless Swansea.
Calum Chambers started his 13th Premier League match as a Middlesbrough player and it's evident that the 21-year-old has benefited from regular minutes in England's top flight.
2016 has been a memorable year for Arsenal's youth teams but who have been the real standouts?
After a nervy 1-0 win over West Brom last time out, Arsenal will be hoping for easier going when they entertain Crystal Palace on New Year's Day.
After he netted his seventh goal of the current campaign in a narrow Boxing Day win over MK Dons, Charlton's highly-rated teenager, Ademola Lookman, is becoming increasingly close to a potential Everton move.
Kieran Gibbs made only his second Premier League start of the campaign during our Boxing Day victory over West Brom and once again proved why he is a credible replacement for Nacho Monreal, who is three years his elder and has struggled for consistency so far this term.
With the majority of Europe's top leagues on a winter break at the moment, only players in England featured over Boxing Day.
A look ahead to Arseanl's Boxing Day game against West Brom at the Emirates
According to recent reports in both Goal and the Telegraph, highly-rated Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru has publicly revealed his desire to play for Arsenal at some stage in the future.
After 901 minutes of Premier League football under Eddie Howe, Jack Wilshere created his first assist in Bournemouth colours.
On yet another frustrating afternoon for Arsenal, centre-back Laurent Koscielny was unsurprisingly one of the visitors' best performers against Manchester City.
According to recent reports, Manchester City are ready to capitalise on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's current contract situation and offer £25m to sign the talented Englishman in the January transfer window.
According to a recent report in the Mirror, Arsenal are set to loan out Rob Holding in January with the centreback eager for more minutes at a competitive level.
There were more minutes for Arsenal's players out on loan, with both goalkeeper Ryan Huddart and midfielder Jon Toral starting for their respective sides on Saturday.
Arsenal u18s have been knocked out of this year's FA Youth Cup after a surprise 1-0 defeat in the third-round of the prestigious competition.
After a surprising 2-1 away defeat in midweek at the hands of Everton, it's essential that Arsenal come away with a good result against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side given how the Premier League table is rapidly forming at the top.
Jack Wilshere made the headlines on Tuesday evening for all the right reasons: starting against Leicester meant he had played more Premier League minutes on loan on the south Coast this season than the previous two injury-ravaged campaigns at Arsenal, just reiterating how beneficial his loan spell away from the Emirates has been thus far.
Wojciech Szczesny made a string of important saves, including a stop to deny M'Baye Niang's first-half penalty, keeping a hard-fought clean sheet as Roma prevailed over AC Milan on Monday evening.
Stephy Mavididi netted a brace but Arsenal u23s were unable to take any points against a strong Liverpool side, which included the likes of defensive duo Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez, as well as Sheyi Ojo and highly rated forward, Harry Wilson.
After a satisfying home victory against Stoke on Saturday afternoon, it's another away trip for Arsenal as they face an Everton side eager to make amends for a collectively poor defensive display in their 3-2 defeat against Watford this past weekend.
Despite a tense afternoon on Sunday lunchtime, Chelsea fought hard and eventually snatched a 1-0 win over a resolute West Brom side, who defended well collectively for sustained periods but were punished for a costly second half mistake.
After an impressive display against West Ham last weekend, it came as a surprise to me that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain didn't start against Basel in midweek.
Given a professional contract to celebrate his 17th birthday, it's fair to say that talented winger, Reiss Nelson, has earned praise and rave reviews alike for an excellent 2016.
According to reports in the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa are set to make a formal approach for Carl Jenkinson's services until the end of the current campaign.
A hat-trick from Jamie Vardy, as well as a well-taken strike courtesy of Andy King from range helped Leicester to an unlikely home victory against Manchester City in Saturday's evening kick-off.
Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has publicly clarified the length of time that centre-back Shkodran Mustafi will be sidelined for.
There were a few rare starts for some of Arsenal's players out on-loan in the Netherlands, with Kelechi Nwakali impressing once more but the majority of players either were unused substitutes or didn't feature in matchday squads at all on Saturday.
Arsenal's young creative midfielder Dan Crowley is on trial at Go Ahead Eagles ahead of a potential loan move.
Arsenal will be keen to extend their unbeaten run with a tough home fixture against Stoke on Saturday, a side that have proven menacing in seasons gone by.
Arsenal have completed the signing of centre-back Zech Medley on a scholarship deal, following a successful trial.
Despite a spirited effort across this year's competition, Arsenal's u19 side have crashed out of the UEFA Youth League at the group stage phase after a 1-1 away draw against Basel.
After a morale-boosting 5-1 away victory against West Ham on Saturday evening, an away trip to Switzerland to face Basel is next in store for Arsenal to finish this year's UEFA Champions League group stages.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has publicly stated his belief that Jack Wilshere should opt against signing a new contract with Arsenal, where his progress as a player could be hindered by competition for midfield places in north London.
It was a mixed afternoon for the creative midfielder, who was heavily involved defensively for large periods but adapted accordingly when Bournemouth had momentum on their side with a two-goal deficit to overturn.
A few of Arsenal's loanees featured this weekend, with Wojciech Szczesny earning a clean sheet for Roma and Takuma Asano creating an assist during a routine VfB Stuttgart win the highlights.
After Arsène Wenger this week revealed that right-back Carl Jenkinson has lost confidence and is not completely himself, there's plenty of questions about the defender's future at the club as well as whether he's being treated correctly.
Joel Campbell, currently on his fifth loan spell away from the Emirates, has impressed in patches of good form for Sporting.
Arsenal extended their Premier League unbeaten run to 13 with an impressive 5-1 away win over London rivals West Ham in Saturday's evening kick-off.
In surprising transfer news considering he is set for ankle surgery, Santi Cazorla has been linked with a possible reunion with former boss Manuel Pellegrini at Hebei China Fortune.
Edward Nketiah continued his red-hot goalscoring form with his 10th goal at u18 level this season while Joe Willock equalised from the penalty spot shortly afterwards.
Alexis Sánchez was at his superlative best: netting a well-taken hattrick, creating an assist as well as numerous promising chances too during Arsenal's 5-1 thrashing over West Ham on Saturday evening.
After Arsenal's unbeaten run was ended in underwhelming fashion in an EFL Cup quarter-final against Southampton on Wednesday, it's a welcome return to Premier League football for Arsène Wenger's side.
A well-taken hat-trick from Edward Nketiah was more than enough for Arsenal u23s to prevail with a comfortable 3-0 home win against Leicester on Monday evening.
Having dug deep to see off Bournemouth's challenge on Sunday afternoon, Arsenal will be hoping for back-to-back victories when they host Southampton with a spot in the Capital One Cup semi-finals up for grabs.
According to a recent report in Algeria, a whole host of clubs across three European countries are interested in signing Arsenal's talented central midfielder Ismael Bennacer on a possible loan deal.
Having joined Arsenal at u9 level, Josh Benson is a talented English midfielder with plenty of promise
Tobi Omole, who turns 17 in mid-December, is one of Arsenal's defensive prospects developing at the Academy.
According to recent reports, Arsenal are interested in 17-year-old central defender Boubacar Kamara but who is he?
A look at Gedion Zelalem's season so far
A roundup of all the Arsenal players on loan who have been involved so far this weekend
Ahead of our meeting on Sunday afternoon, AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has publicly revealed praise for Arsenal and admitted he has watched the Gunners in previous years to find ways that he can improve, both in his playing career and now as a manager.
After an ultimately underwhelming draw against PSG in midweek, Arsenal return to Premier League action aiming to finish the doomed month of November off in memorable fashion at the Emirates.
A well-taken stoppage-time equaliser courtesy of Stephy Mavididi, who previously levelled the scoring just before half-time, has ensured that Arsenal's hopes of qualifying from Group A into the UEFA Youth League play-off places will go to the wire.
After an intriguing 1-1 draw away at the Parc des Princes on matchday one, it's finally time for Arsenal to host Ligue 1 champions Paris-Saint Germain, in a fixture that could very well settle who tops Group A and potentially gets an easier opponent in the last 16 after Christmas.
Following his well-taken volley for Arsenal's u23 side on Friday afternoon, questions about Mathieu Debuchy's future at the Emirates has already begun to circulate.
Bournemouth defender Steve Cook has publicly stated his belief that on-loan midfielder Jack Wilshere can help the side qualify for European football next season
Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery has publicly revealed that Ángel di Maria's first-half substitution during their 2-0 win over Nantes on Saturday was a precaution, ahead of their trip to north London in midweek.
Among the talking points after Arsenal's draw at Old Trafford was the midfield partnership of Coquelin and Elneny.
Following his impressive display against Sunderland last time out, Jack Wilshere continued where he left off with another standout playmaking performance as Bournemouth narrowly prevailed away against Stoke on Saturday.
Alexis Sanchez started against Manchester United but was far from him best. The reasons why are pretty obvious
Unlike the first-team side before the international break, Steve Gatting's u23 side were victorious over their north London counterparts in an impressive manner away from home.
A number of Arsenal players got rare starts this weekend while Jack Wilshere excelled once again for Bournemouth.
Despite Manchester United's dominance for large periods at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime, Arsenal responded well after going behind to Juan Mata's 68th minute strike to snatch a last-gasp point, in no part thanks to their subs.
An away trip to Old Trafford is never ideal straight after the international break, but Arsène Wenger's side will travel to Manchester ahead of the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday with the belief that they can finally banish their hoodoo against José Mourinho.
According to recent reports from talkSPORT, Arsenal are just one of a number of top European sides tracking the progress of Inter Milan's talented 17-year-old forward Andrea Pinamonti.
Peter Gwargis' stock continues to rise with recent reports suggesting a lucrative move to one of Europe's big clubs awaits the talented teenager dubbed the 'new Mesut Ozil'.
Chelsea have gathered plenty of criticism and anger from a number of different rival clubs, supporters and critics in the media over the past few years for their trend of stockpiling young players. That could all be about to end
Theo Walcott is a changed man this season, so what happened?
Ben Sheaf recently spoke to the Arsenal matchday programme
Glen Kamara was Arsenal's only player to start for their loanee side in Saturday's round of fixtures across Europe.
With the international break in full swing, we take a look at the first-team players (including those out on-loan) who were called up to their respective countries in recent days.
We're now into the third international break of a season that isn't even three months old, so who will be going where and for what?
Despite all of the pre-match anticipation and excitement, the north London derby was not a memorable one for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger explains what went wrong.
After the frustrating 1-1 draw with Tottenham in Sunday's early kick-off, Petr Čech revealed that the side are disappointed about the result, and explained how they lost their momentum after Harry Kane's penalty strike just minutes after the restart.
There were less minutes for Arsenal's crop of players out on-loan across Europe, but a handful still have matches left to complete this weekend.
Arsenal only signed four players in the last transfer window, but here are another seven the definitely tried to sign
Hector Bellerin will reportedly sign a new Arsenal deal within the next two weeks after the player publicly declared his desire to remain with Arsenal.
Following another solid individual display last time out during Bournemouth's frustrating defeat at the hands of Middlesbrough, there was even better from the creative Englishman on Saturday.
Calum Chambers continued his solid defensive development during Middlesbrough's 1-1 away draw at Manchester City.
Edward Nketiah continued his impressive goalscoring run, netting his 8th goal of the u18 Barclays Premier League season - but it was not enough for Kwame Ampadu's youngsters to secure all three points in a top-of-the-table clash with West Ham.
A round-up of all the latest news and gossip surrounding Arsenal's youth ranks.
Despite taking the lead in the first-half through Reiss Nelson, his second goal in successive games against the Bulgarian side, the Young Guns were unable to effectively see the game out and succumbed to a frustrating 1-1 draw after Preslav Petrov's second-half effort despite creating a number of chances after the interval.
After a 4-1 victory on Saturday afternoon away against Sunderland, Arsène Wenger's side will be eager to continue their winning ways ahead of a crunch month of fixtures in November.
There were more minutes for Arsenal's crop of talent, both senior and youth, players currently out on-loan across Europe.
It was a case of Arsenal's most notable loanees in action against each other on Saturday as Middlesbrough hosted Bournemouth.
After an encouraging start to life on-loan on the south coast, there was an interesting test for Jack Wilshere as Eddie Howe's side travelled to the Riverside with a beatable opponent in their sights, but faced reinvigorated side after their draw against Arsenal last weekend.
Kieran Gibbs, making his second successive start for the first time this term, completed the full 90 minutes as Arsenal stormed to a 4-1 away win against Sunderland on Saturday. In the post-match interview, he had plenty to say about...
Olivier Giroud made his Premier League return a memorable one as a second-half substitute with a well-taken brace in Arsenal's 4-1 win away against Sunderland on Saturday.
Edward Nketiah scored his 8th goal of the U18 Barclays Premier League season in a slender 1-0 victory for Kwame Ampadu's side at home against Norwich.
Goals from Reiss Nelson, Kaylen Hinds, Chris Willock and a Stephy Mavididi penalty were more than enough to sink an overwhelmed Sunderland side as Arsenal's crop of u23 players returned to winning ways after a frustrating defeat away in Manchester on Monday.
After a morale-boosting Cup victory in midweek over Reading, it's back to Premier League football with an away trip to Sunderland up next for Arsenal this weekend.
A headed finish from Ro-Shaun Williams was enough for Manchester United's u23s to secure all three points against an Arsenal side severely depleted due to a handful of talented youngsters training with the first-team squad in preparation for yesterday's EFL Cup victory over Reading.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles was rewarded after an encouraging display in the previous round against Nottingham Forest with a further starting berth, this time alongside Mohamed Elneny in central midfield as Arsenal hosted Reading in their EFL Cup tie.
After a frustrating goalless draw at the weekend, it's Cup competition time once more for Arsène Wenger's Arsenal.
Lucas Perez recently revealed that he expected more minutes when initially arriving at Arsenal but Wenger told him to 'be quiet' about it as he trusts him.
According to reports in the Mirror, both Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in signing Atlético Madrid defender Jose Gimenez.
Petr Čech admitted that Middlesbrough deserved a point during the hard-fought goalless draw at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
It was a better week for Arsenal's crop of players out on-loan, especially Dan Crowley, who followed up his goal against Coventry with another well-taken finish against Port Vale in one of Saturday's 3pm kick-off's.
Kwame Ampadu's side were comprehensively beaten 5-1 away at Reading, and finished the match with ten men after a late dismissal to compound their misery even further.
Takuma Asano played just over 70 minutes in VfB Stuttgart's 2-1 home win over 1860 Munich on Friday afternoon.
After a morale-boosting Champions League thrashing over Ludogorets in midweek, which was hard work irrespective of the scoreline, it's back to the rigours of Premier League football once more.
Goals from Reiss Nelson and a second-half brace courtesy of Edward Nketiah helped the Young Guns to their first win of the UEFA Youth League group stages this term.
After a hard-fought draw and impressive home win in our two group stage fixtures to this point, all signs are leading towards another Champions League victory for Arsenal.
Alex Iwobi has been far from shy in regards to his praise for senior team-mates, and how training alongside quality players relates to improved performances from him on a personal level
Wojciech Szczesny played the full 90 minutes as Roma prevailed in an impressive 3-1 away win against title challengers Napoli.
Arsenal were forced to share the spoils in an entertaining but frustrating 1-1 draw with Fulham on Saturday morning.
Arsenal's 3-2 victory over Swansea on Saturday afternoon was more nervy than it needed to be, especially with Theo Walcott netting two first-half goals.
In his post-match press conference, Arsène Wenger confirmed that Arsenal will not appeal Granit Xhaka's contentious sending off, and he will speak to the player.
Mesut Özil netted a well-taken volley with aplomb on a memorable birthday for the creative midfielder.
Takuma Asano came on as a second-half substitute, but was unable to help influence a comeback as VfB Stuttgart were comprehensively thrashed 5-0 away from home at the hands of Dynamo Dresden.
Carl Jenkinson started and played just under 70 minutes in the u23s' goalless draw at home against Southampton on Friday evening.
It was a hard-fought goalless draw for Arsenal's u23 side as they were effectively stifled by a high-quality Southampton team at Meadow Park.
With the international break finally over, it's back to business for Arsenal ahead of an intriguing month, not only for title aspirations, but equally a direct aim to finish top of Group A in the Champions League.
As we previously reported, VfL Wolfsburg's creative midfielder Julian Draxler is set to leave the club at the end of the current campaign if his agent is to be believed and here's why Arsenal should be on red alert.
The 24-year-old full-back, who was heavily linked with a switch to the Emirates in the summer transfer window, has publicly revealed he snubbed a proposed move to join Arsenal.
According to the Express, Arsenal are considering what has been described as a 'shock move' for Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente.
Every week, at least one or twice, we feature loan reports on the site and it seems that this season, our players are finding it hard to get minutes under their belts.
In the post-match interview following our narrow victory away against Burnley, Arsène Wenger admitted that Arsenal's stoppage-time winner courtesy of Laurent Koscielny was "a little fortunate" as the hosts' defensive work out of possession wasn't rewarded with at least one point on the afternoon at Turf Moor.
David Herd, who played for Arsenal, Manchester United and Stoke City in the First Division, has sadly died at the age of 82.
Arsène Wenger praised Alexis Sánchez's progress in a new central striker role for Arsenal, likening the Chilean to Barcelona forward Luis Suárez.
France's weekly football show Telefoot, have recently sat down with Florentin Pogba, brother of Manchester United's Paul, and the 26-year-old defender has revealed where his Premier League allegiances lie.
Arsène Wenger has publicly revealed why he feels the centre-back partnership between Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi has been so effective since the latter's arrival in the summer transfer window.
Following their 5-0 thrashing over Leicester last weekend, Arsenal's u18 side continued their impressive start to the campaign with a north London derby victory over Tottenham.
After an encouraging but unspectacular debut performance against Tottenham last time out for Chambers, it was more of the same against West Ham - although he showcased his defensive capabilities on a number of occasions to keep the hosts at bay.
After an encouraging display against Everton last time out, Jack Wilshere started and played 75 minutes for Bournemouth during their 2-2 draw against Walter Mazzari's Watford side.
Having extended our unbeaten run to eight matches in all competitions, as well as four consecutive league victories, it's fair to say that Arsenal are beginning to build momentum with the month of October having begun this weekend.
After an encouraging goalless draw away against Paris Saint-Germain's u19 side last time out, Arsenal's crop of talented youngsters were eager to kickstart their UEFA Youth League campaign with a home win over Basel on Wednesday.
After Arsenal's excellent performance against Chelsea on Saturday, it's back to the rigours of Champions League football for the first team in midweek.
Wojciech Szczesny was on the losing side as Roma suffered a surprise 3-1 away defeat at the hands of Torino on Sunday afternoon.
It was a morale-boosting victory over our fierce west London rivals Chelsea on Saturday evening, but what did we learn from the match?
Arsène Wenger has said that our 3-0 home victory over Chelsea should give the players "the taste to want more" over the coming months with plenty of important fixtures coming thick-and-fast in all competitions.
After their unbeaten start to the campaign was ended by Chelsea last weekend, Arsenal's u18 side returned to winning ways in emphatic style with a fantastic 5-0 thrashing over Leicester City on Saturday.
AC Milan forward M'Baye Niang has made public the fact that both Arsenal and Everton were close to signing him in the past, before he rejected both and opted to join AC Milan four years ago.
Eddie Howe has publicly shown his belief that Jack Wilshere can be a brilliant player for Bournemouth whilst on loan with the Cherries this season.
Alex Iwobi has emerged on the first-team scene this year and is currently enjoying his football, competing against the top sides and keeping a composed head on very talented shoulders.
The talented 19-year-old Atalanta midfielder, who has scored four goals in five Serie A matches this term, is a highly-rated young prospect with plenty of European sides interested in keeping tabs on his progress.
Theo Walcott, who himself was impressive and enjoyed a good game, has publicly said he felt Arsenal's team effort overpowered Chelsea and consequently lead to a convincing 3-0 home victory at the Emirates.
One blot from our convincing 3-0 victory over Chelsea on Saturday evening was the fact that Francis Coquelin sustained a knee injury, which forced him off in the 32nd minute.
Jack Wilshere started and played 75 minutes as Bournemouth registered their second Premier League victory of the season at home against Everton, consequently ending their unbeaten streak.
It was a frustrating debut for Calum Chambers as he was unable to stop Middlesbrough from succumbing to a 2-1 home defeat against Tottenham in one of Saturday's 3pm kick-off's.
There were mixed feelings for two of Arsenal's loanee players over this past week, with Joel Campbell's poor performance against Rio Ave meaning he was left on the substitutes' bench for Sporting's 4-2 win against Estoril Friday evening.
It was another excellent performance from the talented Chilean, who showed his world class quality in a number of different situations against a Chelsea side who came but were ultimately unprepared for Alexis' tireless running and admirable workrate.
Arsenal's u23 side bounced back to winning ways in impressive style at Stamford Bridge on Friday evening, with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Adi Viveash's side.
Arsenal play Chelsea this weekend and it's a big one, as well as an important fixture.
Wojciech Szczesny kept a well-earned clean sheet in his best display thus far this term as Roma stormed to an impressive 4-0 home victory on Wednesday against newly-promoted Crotone.
A trip to the City Ground awaits for our upcoming fixture, an away EFL Cup clash with Championship side Nottingham Forest.
Joel Campbell (Sporting) and Wojciech Szczesny (Roma) both started for their respective loan sides, but neither were on the winning team this past Sunday.
Jack Wilshere has taken to Facebook, apologising to the Bournemouth supporters that travelled to Manchester for their 4-0 defeat against Pep Guardiola's City side.
According to reports in the Express and CalcioMercatoWeb, Juventus are set to offer striker Mario Mandzukic plus a cash sum to try and convince Arsenal to sell one of their key players, while Manchester City monitor the situation.
It's a case of building momentum as Arsenal's u23 side entertain Everton in an intriguing fixture on Monday evening.
Harry Arter has publicly admitted his surprise in seeing Jack Wilshere join Bournemouth on deadline day, but is also glad that the Cherries have "one of the top midfielders in the world" in their ranks for the current campaign.
According to former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas, Arsenal should target Ronald Koeman as Arsène Wenger's successor when the Frenchman's time at the helm eventually draws to a close.
Emmanuel Adebayor, who spent three years at the Emirates, has made public his annoyance that Ligue 1 side Lyon have opted against completing a deal to sign him, pointing to their manager not having the same authority as Arsene Wenger as one of his sore points.
According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Isco could potentially be set for a departure from Real Madrid in the January transfer window - and Arsenal have been linked with a move for the Spaniard's services in the past, so should they move for him?
Serge Gnabry was publicly praised by his new manager, Viktor Skripnik, having played the full 90 against Augsburg on his debut and netting a thunderbolt this weekend during their 4-1 defeat against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Despite endless criticism from both supporters and media alike of Theo Walcott's ineffectiveness in the final third over the past two seasons, he netted his 100th career goal in our convincing victory over Hull City on Saturday. So which was his best?
According to Catalan newspaper Sport, Arsène Wenger is set to leave the club next summer when his current contract runs out - where a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League potentially awaits.
According to recent reports, Arsenal have reignited their interest in Anderlecht's wonderkid midfielder Youri Tielemans - and could potentially make a move for the Belgian's services either in January or at the end of the current season.
With the season just five games old, Arsenal are already five points behind Manchester City. Here are five things they need to do if the are to have any hope of catching Pep Guardiola's men.
Since his big-money switch from Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer, the talented Swiss international has only started two matches this season (Leicester and Watford, both away) - leading to questions as to whether there's a specific reason why he's constantly featuring off the bench.
Francis Coquelin said he was "screaming at Granit to shoot" in the seconds leading up to the Swiss midfielder's excellent strike from distance against Mike Phelan's side on Saturday.
Goals from Josh Benson and Jordi Osei-Tutu were not enough to stop Chelsea from ending the u18s unbeaten start to the new season at Cobham.
None of Arsenal's players out on-loan, bar Jack Wilshere, started for their respective sides across the European leagues on Saturday.
Jack Wilshere made his first competitive start for AFC Bournemouth following his season-long loan move, but was restricted as Manchester City scored early on and were able to dictate the pace of play for much of the match afterwards.
Takuma Asano showed plenty of promise during his performance for loanee side VfB Stuttgart, as they prevailed with a slender 1-0 victory away at Kaiserslautern in Germany's second division non Saturday.
After a hard-fought point away at the Parc des Princes in midweek, it's back to the rigours of Premier League football with another 3pm kick-off this weekend.
What, already? UEFA Champions League football is back and Arsenal travel to the Parc des Princes on matchday one.
Colombia's legendary playmaker, Carlos Valderrama, has publicly praised the performance of David Ospina as he played an instrumental part in ensuring they were not comprehensively beaten by South American rivals Brazil this past week.
In this current day and age, weekly wages for footballers is always a topical debate. We took a look at who is paid what at Arsenal
Jack Wilshere has been tipped to become Arsenal manager in future, by none other than current boss Arsène himself.
It was an Old Firm debut to forget for Philippe Senderos who was caught out defensively in the build-up to a Celtic goal and also got himself sent off in the second-half for a silly deliberate handball when he knew fully well he'd already picked up a booking
Laurent Koscielny's 31st birthday was definitely one to remember - a fantastic bicycle kick helped us to prevail over Southampton at home, but he also suffered a facial injury too.
Joel Campbell was Arsenal's only loanee to start and complete the full 90 minutes on Saturday - and he netted a goal in Sporting's 3-0 victory over Moreirense.
Jack Wilshere made his competitive debut for AFC Bournemouth during their 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion in one of Saturday's 3pm kick-offs.
Arsenal will pose a tougher test for Paris Saint-Germain than Chelsea have in previous seasons, according to defensive midfielder Thiago Motta.
According to news in Belgium, Standard Liége striker Ishak Belfodil has been attracting the interest of some top European clubs - including Serie A champions Juventus, Chelsea and Arsenal.
After the lull caused by the international break over the past week, we're quickly back into the thick of things with another tricky Premier League fixture.
According to reports in Goal and Sports Mole as well as other news outlets, Arsenal are expected to potentially buy another central defender to boost their defensive options.
According to reports in the Daily Star and Sunderland Echo, as well as other newspaper outlets across the UK, we are interested in Sunderland's talented wonderkid Joel Asaro.
As you've no doubt heard by now, Alexis Sanchez has seemingly caused a stir online by saying he's good enough to be considered in the same bracket as superstar duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - seen as the world's best players.
Whilst the first-team had an eventful summer window, there were a number of youngsters in our ranks who were either loaned out or sold on a permanent transfer away from the Emirates.
Who is Shkodran Mustafi and what are Arsenal buying?
There were a few pre-match doubts as to whether Özil was going to start, after returning to first team action during our goalless draw away at Leicester last weekend.
After registering our first point of the new campaign last weekend, there's another tricky test in store for us as we travel to Vicarage Road.
With the majority of things in football, once a team is successful in adopting an approach to winning - others follow suit.
It only took a matter of minutes to see exactly what Arsenal were missing last weekend against Liverpool, the dogged determination to defend consistently well throughout.
It's a case of bouncing back as opposed to building momentum as Arsenal prepare for another tricky test, this time at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
It was most definitely a day to forget for Arsenal v Liverpool, especially as we took the lead and squandered it in spectacular fashion.
All things considered, there's plenty of nervous supporters and sceptical critics eager to take advantage of Arsenal's flaws as the new campaign gets under way. An unsurprising tough start Naturally, it wouldn't be a proper welcome back to the rigours of Premier...
When the deal was initially announced, it was met with surprised eyebrows from supporters and critics alike, but he has already impressed.
Plenty of youngsters were given some minutes during our 1-1 pre-season draw against Ligue 2 side Lens on Friday evening, so how did they do?
Youth news round-up: Henry, Hayden, Gilmour, Gabigol + more
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy is keen to extend Ainsley Maitland-Niles' loan spell with the Tractor Boys, according to reports.
Although the decision has already been made, and the likelihood of it being changed is decreasing by the day, Arsenal should let Alex Iwobi join up with the Nigerian squad to feature in the summer Olympic tournament.
There's some exciting and equally intriguing news for Arsenal.
Crowley completes League 1 loan move As we reported earlier this weekend, Dan Crowley will spend the full 2016/17 campaign on-loan at League One side Oxford United. Having had a spell with Barnsley last term, his time at Oakwell was...
Fortune's injury frustration With pre-season already underway, a number of talented youngsters in the u21, u18 and schoolboy set-up are eager to take their chance centre-stage. One who will not be amongst them until the 2016/17 campaign, is Yassin Fortune. The...
According to reports in both the Mirror and talkSPORT, Arsenal are interested in potentially signing Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic.
Granit Xhaka and his Switzerland team-mates have been knocked out of this summer's European Championships, following a nerve-racking defeat on penalties against a well-drilled Poland side in the first knockout fixture of the tournament.
Arsenal's 19-year-old goalkeeper Ryan Huddart has agreed a deal to join National League side Eastleigh on a season-long loan deal ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
Ahead of the upcoming campaign, headlines have surrounded the Football League Trophy - which will undergo a significant change.
Granit Xhaka made his 44th international appearnce against Albania in Saturday's Group A encounter - but all of the pre-match analysis surrounded the sibling rivalry between himself and older brother, Taulant. For the first time in the Euros, two brothers were set...
Having made his first-team debut in January two years ago, Gedion Zelalem has previously been tipped for future stardom and it seems only a matter of time before he asserts his credentials in the senior side.
Having been booed, heavily criticised and had his selection for the competition questioned, Olivier Giroud showed actual mental strength on a night that he, more than anyone, needed to be.
Arsenal might be about to sign Jamie Vardy, but here are four attacking alternatives that Arsenal could and potentially should pursue, as opposed to the 29-year-old Leicester forward
Despite questions over his suitability at centre-back for Arsenal, Gabriel was effective on Sunday when forced on after Per Mertesacker's second-half injury.
In a match ultimately overshadowed by our incapacity to close games out, Mohamed Elneny continued to excel in a midfield role, where he has settled in perfectly since his January switch from Basel.
Having prevailed in tough conditions against the odds on Monday evening, Arsenal u21 manager Steve Gatting has praised his side's performance in the away victory over league leaders Derby County.
Goals from Daniel Crowley, Stephy Mavididi and Serge Gnabry helped the Young Guns leapfrog Aston Villa back into second place with two games in hand over Derby County, whose lead at the summit has been cut down to five points.
Goals from Chris Willock as well as substitute Donyell Malen were unfortunately not enough for the Young Guns to progress into this year's FA Youth Cup final and we lost 4-3 on aggregate after two quick-fire Manchester City strikes.
Gabriel showed huge signs of improvement in our 4-0 win against Watford on Saturday.
Eight games remain and the majority of diehard fans gave up hope long before the international break but, there's still a chance.
Iwobi was particularly impressive at the Nou Camp, where he was handed his first Champions League start against reigning champions Barcelona in midweek. Against Everton, he was even better. Energetic, purposeful, direct Grabbing a goal to his name and genuinely making himself...
Following a 3-0 away victory over Fulham last time out, the youngsters travelled to Villa Park with justified confidence that they could come away with a positive result from a good overall performance - but it was ultimately not...
At 26-years-old, Kieran Gibbs' progress has stagnated at the Emirates, due to some unfortunate injuries and the consistent performances shown by Nacho Monreal over the past 18 months. This term, the Englishman has been used sparingly from the substitutes' bench,...
Three first-half goals courtesy of Kaylen Hinds, Marc Bola and Stephy Mavididi were enough for Steve Gatting's youngsters to close the gap at the top of the Barclays U21 Premier League table to just two points - with two...
The talented crop of u21s have a golden opportunity to close the gap on current league leaders Derby County with an away trip to Motspur Park in an intriguing mini-London derby on Wednesday evening. Following a morale-boosting victory against Liverpool last...
Having cemented a slender advantage going into the half-time interval, it seemed as though Arsenal would learn from their lessons of old and finally secure a much-needed victory. Instead, Francis Coquelin was given his marching orders following two needless, foolish...
Following on from his last-gasp heroics to seal all three points against Leicester, Welbeck was impressive once more in spite of a frustrating 3-2 away defeat against his former employers at Old Trafford. On a dreary afternoon, where we lost...
Just like his performance against Burnley in the previous round, Mohamed Elneny was one of Arsenal's best performers in an otherwise frustrating display against Hull on Saturday afternoon. Operating as part of a midfield duo alongside Mathieu Flamini, the Egyptian played the...
With fresh reports suggesting David Ospina is set to leave the club this summer, it's time for some reflection - on what that means for the first-team balance, as well as the goalkeepers in the youth ranks. Petr Čech was never going...
Finally! Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the source of both frustration and enthusiasm for many Arsenal supporters, displayed plenty of the latter in an encouraging showing as we prevailed with a much-needed 2-0 away victory this afternoon. Just a minute after Mesut Özil...
Ahead of Sunday's away fixture at Dean Court, a familar face is set to feature against his former side: Benik Afobe, who joined the Arsenal academy at the age of six. The east London-born forward was spotted by a scout...
Danny Welbeck played his first game in ten months as he stepped up his recovery from the long-term knee issues he's been suffering with since early May, featuring for 60 minutes against Brighton's u21 side earlier this afternoon. However, eyes were...
Following his lively cameo appearance during the Chelsea defeat on Sunday, Alexis Sánchez was energetic and effective as usual on display against Burnley, scoring a goal to help us progress into Round Five of this year's FA Cup. After his...
Six months ago, I wrote a piece outlining the importance of talented winger Serge Gnabry gaining first-team experience at another Premier League club. After seamlessly settling into first-team action two seasons ago, his progress was unfortunately halted by a serious long-term injury. He's...
They purposely kept it under wraps, but, on Sunday, Southampton confirmed the £4m signing of QPR striker Charlie Austin. Considering his Premier League experience, as well as his knack for goal-scoring, the fee agreed is a true definition of a...
Petr Čech kept his 13th clean sheet in all competitions with an excellent display to win Arsenal another point away at the Britannia. The 33-year-old has proven his world-class quality on a number of occasions since the summer switch from...
After his very brief cameo appearance against Bournemouth before the turn of the year, it was finally time for Alex Iwobi to prove his first-team credentials. Hardly featuring despite frequently being on the substitutes' bench, coupled with his eye-catching displays...
When Calum Chambers' £16m transfer to Arsenal was complete, the deal was met by both uncertainty and optimism about the youngster's future. Uncertainty because many supporters were unsure as to whether Chambers would settle into the first-team, and actually prove...
For the third successive Premier League fixture, Joel Campbell was starting. This may not seem particularly significant, but considering how he was seemingly destined for the exit door, it just proves he's taken his opportunity when it eventually arrived. He's...
Arsenal have a never-ending conveyer belt of youth talent in their ranks, with many of the players within the u21 and u18 squads impressing recently. With that in mind, they have plenty of schoolboys who'll be fighting for professional contracts...
Momentarily forget about the unfortunate injuries to Laurent Koscielny and Alexis Sanchez - we can only hope that they are not too serious. After all, the Arsenal injury curse continues to roll on. Just days after Aaron Ramsey and Alex...
Nothing is certain in football. Over the past eighteen months, that has been the overriding message at Arsenal. In the build-up to the Premier League campaign last year, the departure of an experienced figure such as Bacary Sagna was certainly going...
Sunday sees the Premier League's first north London derby of the season, and it's time to reflect. Since March of 2013, Spurs have only won two of their seven meetings with the Gunners - the last fixture resulted in a 2-1...
The Gunners travel to Munich in the knowledge that, in spite of their excellent 2-0 home victory a fortnight ago, they are still bottom of Group F in this year's Champions League. Nothing is impossible among Europe's elite, and Pep Guardiola's...
When rumours surfaced regarding Petr Čech's impending departure from Chelsea it was unsurprising, and genuinely sad. The manner was unfortunate given the circumstances, especially because a player of his quality should be playing week in, week out. But with the emergence...
Within the space of 11 days, Bellerín has had three tricky tasks to contend with for Arsenal. First, the relentless energy and eye-catching skills of Douglas Costa for Bayern Munich. Then, the duo of Aaron Lennon and Kevin Mirallas for Everton - neither...
Arsenal's experienced defensive midfielder Mathieu Flamini has had his say following a disappointing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday evening. The 31-year-old, making his fourth appearance of the campaign, struggled to maintain a...
With six wins out of a possible seven in all competitions, the Gunners travel to Hillsborough with the opportunity to progress into the Last eight of the Capital One Cup - a tournament they should certainly target success in...
Arsenal's talented winger, Alex Iwobi, has showered club legend Thierry Henry with praise, saying his advice helped the Nigerian youngster to score a quick-fire brace against Bayern Munich in their UEFA Youth League clash on Tuesday afternoon. Their 2-0 victory...
As the team news was announced ahead of an intriguing fixture, plenty of eyebrows were raised at the sight of Olivier Giroud's inclusion in the starting XI. Theo Walcott, rested, was amongst the substitutes' bench for the trip of Everton,...
Rangers manager Mark Warburton is hopeful that he can extend Gedion Zelalem's loan deal with the Scottish side in order to keep hold of the talented midfielder until the end of the current season. At the moment, the 18-year-old is expected...
After a morale-boosting victory at the Emirates against German giants Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening, it's back to the rigours of Premier League football for Arsenal. Despite a frustrating start to the 2015/16 campaign, it finally seems as though the...
Some unfortunate news for both Arsenal and Bolton as the Gunners' winger Wellington Silva, on loan with Neil Lennon's men, has been sidelined for up to 10 weeks having torn his hamstring. After going down injured during their Championship fixture...
For all of Arsenal's well-documented transfer troubles, so to speak, in the summer window, they've still got a fairly cohesive unit. Admittedly, you'd wince seeing a second string side play against a big team - whether that's in the league...
With another goal for England during their 2-0 home victory against minnows Estonia on Friday night, Theo Walcott has now scored seven goals in his last nine appearances for both club and country. Wayne Rooney's absence (ankle) from the final...
Questions were asked of Alexis Sánchez, after a relatively slow start to the 2015/16 campaign. Taking everything into account, it was a harsh assessment of a player who missed their pre-season preparations after his exploits with Chile at the Copa...
Having officially turned professional in February of this year, Chris Willock is a talented youngster patiently hoping for his chance to progress through the ranks at Arsenal. At the age of 17, he's already become a firm member of the...
Arsenal's u21s continued their perfect start to the league campaign, making it five consecutive wins - having come from behind to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers away from home. Having conceded early on courtesy of a close-range effort from Eusebio Bancessi, goals...
According to the Metro, Arsenal are eyeing a move to sign 22-year-old Leeds right-back Sam Byram. The Englishman, who is rated at £8m, recently rejected a contract extension with the Whites and is already on the radar of plenty of...
A goal in each half from widely criticised forwards Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal all three points against Stoke on Saturday. Mesut Özil was welcomed back into the first-team fray after a minor knee problem saw Wenger rest him...
Arsenal's u21s maintained their successful start to the new Premier League campaign, with a slender 2-1 victory in a tricky clash away at St. James' Park. After their 5-0 thrashing of West Ham last time out, Arsenal were hoping for another...
With the much-dreaded international break already upon us, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain started for Roy Hodgson's men as they aimed to become the first side to qualify for Euro 2016 with a victory against underdogs San Marino. They did just that, and...
England's u19s prevailed with an enthralling 3-2 victory over Germany, capped off by an excellent strike from one of Arsenal's brightest youth prospects. Ainsley-Maitland Niles, currently on-loan at Championship side Ipswich Town, sealed a morale-boosting win in some style despite...
With the transfer window gradually coming to a close, reports have been running rampant over claims that Arsenal are ready to make a big Deadline Day transfer for Edinson Cavani. According to reports, Arsene Wenger has now flown to Paris...
Theo Walcott has been talking about how this current Arsenal side "can go places" this season, while reaffirming his desire to play in a forward role. Despite looking a threat going forward, Theo squandered two golden opportunities for the Gunners against Steve McClaren's...
After a disheartening draw at home against Liverpool, Arsenal travelled up north in search of all three points with a tough challenge on their hands. Newcastle were still looking for their first win of the campaign, having drawn two and...
Arsenal's u21s recorded their third consecutive victory in emphatic fashion as they thrashed West Ham 5-0 at the Emirates on Friday. Just fifteen minutes in, they scored twice in quick succession through Kaylen Hinds and Stephy Mavididi, and they continued...
Having enjoyed an impressive breakthrough season in the first-team last term, Hector Bellerín has explained the reasons why he's grown in confidence since then and how he's up for a challenge with the returning Mathieu Debuchy for a regular...
Daniel Crowley, Arsenal's 18-year-old creative midfielder, started for Barnsley on Wednesday night, but his impressive display was not enough to see his side progress to the third round of the Capital One Cup at the expense of Everton. At Oakwell, the hosts...
Four of Arsenal's talented youngsters have been named in Neil Dewsnip's England under-18s squad, with two consecutive fixtures against Holland next month. A few players who've burst onto the scene with their respective clubs feature, including the likes of Reece Oxford,...
Following a tough 90 minutes against Liverpool on Monday night, Calum Chambers came through with plenty of constructive improvements to take on-board as the 20-year-old aims to become an Arsenal mainstay within the backline. An unfamiliar sight for Arséne Wenger's...
In the week that Gedion Zelalem became the 12th Arsenal player to be loaned out this summer, Arsène Wenger has been speaking about loan moves. The arsenal boss had his say on the benefits that loan spells do for young players...
Arsenal's 18-year-old creative midfielder, Gedion Zelalem, has joined Scottish side Rangers on a loan spell - initially up until January with a possible extension in place until the end of the 2015/16 campaign. The talented Berlin-born Ethiopan, who plays for...
In what was billed as one of the early big clashes of the new Premier League season, Arsenal were the hosts as they entertained Liverpool. An impressive Reds side who'd reigned the changes in both staff and players - Brendan...
With an all-important Arsenal fixture to contend with on Monday evening, Liverpool have a selection headache on their hands. The club's captain, Jordan Henderson, was forced off during their 1-0 victory last week against Bournemouth at Anfield - with a...
Arsenal interested in Cavani and Rabiot.
Arsenal have been linked with yet another midfielder, this time Cagliari youngster Godfred Donsah - and not for the first time. According to London 24, Donsah's agent, Oliver Arthur, stated that four big Premier League clubs were interested in his...
Akpom continued to impress Steve Bruce at Hull.
Arsenal players dominated the London Evening Standard Team of the Week, and after underwhelming performances by all of their London rivals it's not hard to see why. After a hard-fought victory over Crystal Palace, we recorded our first win of the...
Only one Arsenal player featured in Harry Redknapp's Telegraph Team of the Week, as the former Spurs boss unsurprisingly chose a whole host of Manchester City players following their comprehensive 3-0 home victory over last season's champions Chelsea. In goal...
Arsenal fight until the final whistle and grind out a crucial victory against Crystal Palace.
According to reports, La Liga side Real Betis have opened talks with Arsenal over the temporary signature of Wellington Silva, who is still yet to feature for the first-team. Wellington joined us four years ago, from Brazilian outfit Fluminense, for...
Arsenal's u19 side were victorious in the Durban u19 International Tournament on Saturday. A late, brilliant, individual effort from Yassin Fortune killed off the final against Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven with the scoreline finishing 2-1 in favour of the young Gunners. The...
According to reports in the Express, Arsenal are closing in on a move to sign 15-year-old Portuguese goalkeeper Joao Virgínia from Benfica. The highly-rated youngster had been linked with a switch to Manchester United in recent months, but the Gunners...
Arséne Wenger broke his hoodoo over Jose Mourinho with his first ever victory against the Chelsea boss, and it was a refreshing change from the negativity attached to the fixture in fairness. Coming off the back of an excellent pre-season, the...
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain impressed against Chelsea, scoring the winning goal and earning Man of the Match.
Arsene Wenger has hailed Petr Cech and explained how he lost out to Chelsea when he tried to sign the goalkeeper before he first came to the Premier League.
by Mosope Ominiyi Theo Walcott, fresh from signing a new lucrative deal with the club, has publicly stated that the Arsenal side want to 'put a message out to the Premier League' with an impressive showing at this weekend's Community...
by Mosope Ominiyi The Welsh central midfielder had a big decision to make in 2008, with both Sir Alex Ferguson and Arséne Wenger interested in securing his services at the time. Thankfully for Gunners fans, he joined Arsenal as opposed to...
by Mosope Ominiyi Despite the criticism that continues to surround Mesut Ozil, you'd be lying if you said he isn't consistently getting better as a player. After a stellar start to his career in north London, injuries and a lack of...
by Mosope Ominiyi Arsenal recorded yet another pre-season victory, this time with a narrow one-goal win over Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg courtesy of Theo Walcott's second-half strike. After their emphatic 6-0 thrashing over Ligue 1 side Lyon just 24 hours earlier,...
by Mosope Ominiyi Arsenal got their Emirates Cup tournament off to a flyer with an emphatic 6-0 thrashing over Lyon in the day's early evening kick-off. Four goals in nine first-half minutes, as well as second-half strikes from Mesut Özil and...
by Mosope Ominiyi According to reports in the London Evening Standard, Arsenal are set to make a move for AS Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho - who has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League for a number...
by Mosope Ominiyi Arsenal Ladies manager Pedro Losa believes that Chioma Ubogagu has asserted herself as a key component in the Gunners side. The American forward, who joined the north Londoners five months ago from Stanford University, has already made a name...
by Mosope Ominiyi According to reports in The Mirror, Arséne Wenger's men are eyeing up a possible move to sign Schalke's 22-year-old left-back, Sead Kolasinac. The talented youngster, who impressed with his native Bosnia at last summer's World Cup in Brazil,...
by Mosope Ominiyi According to reports in the Telegraph and Mirror, the Gunners are intrigued by the availability of Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. The Bosnian forward, who has been out-of-favour at the sky Blues in recent seasons, has done his...
by Mosope Ominiyi Alan Pardew's men are reportedly intrigued by the possibility of signing Joel Campbell whether that be on a loan spell with an option to buy, or a straight-forward transfer deal. Arséne Wenger has plenty of attacking options, and...
by Mosope Ominiyi A well-taken second-half strike by Chioma Ubogagu settled the score in what was a cagey affair, meaning that the Gunners have now leapfrogged Notts County into third place in the table - just two points off league...
by Mosope Ominiyi Arsenal were up against fellow Premier League side Everton, with the Barclays Asia Trophy up for grabs - whoever prevailed today would take the pre-season crown with the league campaign not too far away now. Neither side was...
  by Mosope Ominiyi For a side to challenge for the Premier League title, they need quite a few components. Firstly, they need to establish consistency. The most important concept in regards to success in football because without it, there is no...
by Mosope Ominiyi It's fair to say, all things considered, that Serge Gnabry is a forgotten youngster at Arsenal. This is to be expected in fairness, after the trouble he has had with injuries over the past eighteen months. With that being...
by Mosope Ominiyi July 10th, 2014 - I remember that day like it was just yesterday and yet, it was a year ago today to be exact. For those of you that are not aware, this was the fateful day in...
by Mosope Ominiyi As we said earlier this week, reports are now suggesting that The Toffees are eyeing a possible move for Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina. The 26-year-old Colombian, who has done relatively well over the past few months when called upon by...
by Mosope Ominiyi On Saturday evening, it was either going to be delight or downfall for Chile. The hosts of this year's Copa América tournament, they came into the competition with nothing to lose. Argentina, who were heavily-tipped to go all...
by Mosope Ominiyi Ainsley Maitland-Niles has completed a season-long loan deal to join up with Ipswich Town, who currently play their trade in the Sky Bet Championship. Having narrowly missed out on an automatic promotion place last term, they managed to...
By Mosope Ominiyi After our match report on the Chile v Uruguay match, let's take a more in-depth look at Alexis' individual performance. As the tournament's knockout rounds began on Wednesday night, each match was a must-win game for the respective...
by Mosope Ominiyi Although the Alexis Sanchez was a possible injury doubt before the match, the 26-year-old started Chile's final Copa América group stage fixture - with mathematics confirming that neither side would be eliminated from Group A. The other match in...
by Nia Griffiths and Mosope Ominiyi Gedion Zelalem is determined to get first team football, even if that means going out on loan next season. The 18-year-old has featured 19 times for the Arsenal U21s this season and impressed recently for his...
by Mosope Ominiyi Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has publicly praised the young Guns who have contributed to an impressive finish to the 2014-15 season. Hector Bellerín was still a rising young talent filled with potential this time last year, and took...
by Mosope Ominiyi Captain Mikel Arteta has stated his belief that the attitude shown within the Gunners' squad can help push the club to more successful times in the future. The experienced holding midfielder, 33, is one of the oldest players...
by Mosope Ominiyi Following a turbulent season with the Gunners, goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has praised his team-mate Mesut Özil. The 26-year-old creative midfielder was ruled out of action for three months back in October after suffering an injury during the 2-0 away...