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Winning World Cup final tickets: A Croatian Gooner’s story Part 4

When Anita Sambol agreed to be part of FIFA's Fan Movement for the World Cup this summer, she never imagined she'd end the tournament...

Winning World Cup final tickets: A Croatian Gooner’s story Part 3

When Anita Sambol agreed to be part of FIFA's Fan Movement for the World Cup this summer, she never imagined she'd end the tournament...

Winning World Cup final tickets: A Croatian Gooner’s story Part 2

When Anita Sambol agreed to be part of FIFA's Fan Movement for the World Cup this summer, she never imagined she'd end the tournament watching her home country in the final at the Luzhniki Stadium. Here, over four parts, she tells her extraordinary tale.

Winning World Cup final tickets: A Croatian Gooner’s story Part 1

When Anita Sambol agreed to be part of FIFA's Fan Movement for the World Cup this summer, she never imagined she'd end the tournament watching her home country in the final at the Luzhniki Stadium. Here, over four parts, she tells her extraordinary tale.

Arsenal 22-year-old agrees deal

Alex Iwobi has agreed a deal to become an ambassador for DStv.

Pussy Riot members jailed for World Cup protest

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Pitch invaders are chased by security staff during the 2018 FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse / Getty Images)
Four members of Pussy Riot who invaded the pitch during the World Cup final on Sunday have been sentenced to 15 days in jail.

Long read: Explaining where accusations of England World Cup arrogance come...

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 11: An England fan enjoys the pre match atmosphere during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between England and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
After crashing out of the World Cup, England have faced global accusations of arrogance but England fans can't quite grasp why that might be. Let me try to explain it...

Rated: Arsenal's 10 players in this summer's World Cup

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
This summer, Arsenal had 10 players participating in the World Cup, if you include new signing Lucas Torreira, so let's take a look at how they all got on.

French fan reaction: The World Cup didn't go 'home', it went...

The World Cup is back in France, 20 years after the 1998 home win and now France have a second star on their shirt.

Pussy Riot at the World Cup as Kylian Mbappe approves

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Pitch invaders are chased by security staff during the 2018 FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse / Getty Images)
The World Cup was disrupted on Sunday afternoon as activist group, Pussy Riot, invaded the pitch, but do you know who they are and what they were protesting?

Arsenal star posts picture from France dressing room after World Cup...

Laurent Koscielny celebrated in the France dressing room after his country collected their second World Cup trophy.

Daily Mail rate Harry Kane higher than Raheem Sterling again

If there was one thing most people could agree on after England’s World Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Croatia it was that Harry Kane had a stinker of a game.

Podcast: They’re going home – World Cup daily roundup

During the World Cup, Anita Sambol is bringing you a daily roundup of all the action. However, today, in this latest World Cup roundup, Anita is too hungover so Lee steps in for a very brief roundup of the World Cup semi-finals.

German officials urged to quit over Mesut Ozil

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 23: Aiman Mazyek, Chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (Zentralrat der Muslime), speaks to the media after the Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) political party broke off a meeting with the Council on May 23, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The Central Council of Muslims invited the AfD to a talk as Petry recently announced that the AfD is against the construction of minarets and the wearing of headscarves by women in Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Germany’s general manager, Oliver Bierhoff and their FA’s president, Reinhard Grindel, have been urged to step down after attacks on Mesut Ozil following their country’s poor World Cup.

Per Mertesacker offers heartfelt support to Mesut Ozil

Per Mertesacker has come out firing in defence of Mesut Ozil who has been turned into a scapegoat for his country’s World Cup failings in Russia this summer.

Female Arsenal fan credited with changing England’s fortunes at World Cup

The sports psychologist who is being credited with changing England’s fortunes at the World Cup is an Arsenal fan.

Video emerges of Arsenal star clashing with an angry Serbia fan

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
A video has emerged of Granit Xhaka responding to taunts from an angry Serbia fan, after his Albanian eagle celebration earlier in the World Cup.

Mesut Ozil's father encourages him to quit after latest attack

The President of the German Football Association (DFB) has demanded that Mesut Ozil explain why he met with Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the World Cup as the Arsenal man continues to be targeted after his country’s failings in Russia and his father says he should quit the national team.

Can 'boring' France win the World Cup like they did in...

We've now reached the semi-final stage and France could well do it again, with Didier Deschamps emulating Aime Jacquet's formula of a team based on hard work, defensive structure and unity, along with creative geniuses in attack.

Podcast: It’s coming home! World Cup Daily roundup

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Saturday. Sweden v England (Danny Welbeck) and Russia v Anita's home country, Croatia, feature. Anita also previews both semi-finals, games which feature will feature France v Belgium and Croatia v England.

Germany manager makes remarkable Mesut Ozil admission

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Ozil of Germany during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Germany’s General Manager, Oliver Bierhoff has said that Mesut Ozil should have been dropped from the Germany team ahead of the World Cup after meeting with Turkey president, Recep Ergodan.

Podcast: Finally got my voice back – World Cup Daily roundup

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Tuesday. Sweden v Switzerland and England (Danny Welbeck) v Colombia (David Ospina). Anita also previews Friday's games which feature Uruguay (Lucas Torreira) v France and Brazil v Belgium.

Danny Welbeck feels the freezer burn in cryo chamber after England...

England's forward Danny Welbeck is interviewed in Repino on July 1, 2018, ahead of the team's Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match against Colombia. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS / AFP)
Danny Welbeck may not be seeing much action on the pitch, but he got a chance to make sure he was still with us when he was popped into a cryo-chamber after England’s win over Colombia to reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

Senior international: I will start after the holidays at Arsenal

Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
Stephan Lichtsteiner has admitted he doesn’t know if he will continue to play for his country after Switzerland were knocked out of the World Cup by Sweden.

Arsenal keeper describes saving Liverpool man's penalty

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 03: David Ospina of Colombia looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
David Ospina said there was ‘fortune’ involved in his excellent, yet futile, penalty save from Jordan Henderson as Colombia crashed out of the World Cup to England.

If football is a ‘man’s sport’ then men are doing it...

Neymar’s World Cup will be remembered for excessive rolls and feigning injury, but it further highlights the inherent and ingrained sexism that is still rampant in football today.

Podcast: In defence of Neymar – World Cup daily roundup

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Monday. Brazil v Mexico and Belgium v Japan both feature. Anita also previews Tuesday's games which feature Sweden v Switzerland and England (Danny Welbeck) v Colombia (David Ospina).

Podcast: I’m still a bit drunk! World Cup Daily roundup

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Sunday. Spain (Nacho Monreal) v Russia and Croatia, Anita's home country, v Denmark both feature so you can imagine how hungover she is. Anita also previews Monday's games which feature Brazil v Mexico and Belgium v Japan.

Podcast: Bye-bye Messi and Ronaldo – World Cup daily roundup

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Saturday. France v Argentina and Uruguay v Portugal both feature. Anita also previews Sunday's games which feature Spain (Nacho Monreal) v Russia and Croatia v Denmark.

Podcast: Maybe it’s not coming home – World Cup daily roundup

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Thursday. Japan v Poland, Senegal v Colombia (David Ospina), England (Danny Welbeck) and Belgium, and Panama v Tunisia. Anita also previews Saturday's games which feature France v Argentina and Uruguay v Portugal.

I didn’t do well – Arsenal star admits World Cup issues

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 16: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria controls the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 16, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Alex Iwobi admitted that he ‘didn’t do well’ against Croatia but admits being played out of position is a ‘sacrifice’.

New Arsenal signing dubbed 'most unpleasant' banned from next World Cup...

Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner (R) receives a yellow card from French referee Clement Turpin during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Switzerland and Costa Rica at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 27, 2018. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)
Stephan Lichtsteiner will miss Switzerland’s World Cup knock-out tie against Sweden after picking up another booking against Costa Rica.

Podcast: Mesut Ozil is the best but still gets all the...

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Wednesday. Mexico v Sween, South Korea v Germany (Mesut Ozil), Serbia v Brazil and Switzerland (Granit Xhaka, Stephan Lichtsteiner) v Costa Rica (Joel Campbell) all feature. Anita also previews Thursday's matches which feature Japan v Poland, Senegal v Colombia (David Ospina), England (Danny Welbeck) v Belgium and Panama v Tunisia.

Mesut Ozil clashes with German fans as lazy journalists blame him...

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images, )
Mesut Ozil was pictured clashing with angry German fans after his country was knocked out of the World Cup at the group stage for the first time in their history.

Joachim Low explains how Mesut Ozil reacted to being dropped

SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 23: Mesut Oezil of Germany sit on the team bench during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Sweden at Fisht Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Joachim Low has revealed he received a ‘great reaction’ from Mesut Ozil after the German was dropped for their group game against Sweden.

Podcast: France bore us all as Argentina find Manchester United hero...

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Tuesday. Australia v Peru, Denmark v France, Iceland v her home nation, Croatia, and Nigeria (Alex Iwobi) v Argentina all feature. Anita also previews Wednesday's matches which feature Mexico v Sween, South orea v Germany (Mesut Ozil), Serbia v Brazil and Switzerland (Granit Xhaka, Stephan Lichtsteiner) v Costa Rica (Joel Campbell).

Albanian Prime Minister opens bank account to help Arsenal star

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during a meeting on Western Balkans in Paris on May 29, 2018. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP)
The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, has opened a bank account so that he can contribute to the fines picked up by Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Arsenal pair punished by FIFA

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner escaped with fines after they were charged with ‘provoking the general public’ following their goal celebrations against Serbia and a complaint by the Serbian FA.

Podcast: VAR moaners are ruining VAR – World Cup daily roundup

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Monday. Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Mohamed Elneny), Uruguay v Russia, Iran v Portugal and Spain (Nacho Monreal) v Morocco all feature in this VAR-tastic roundup. Anita also previews Tuesday's matches which feature Australia v Peru, Denmark v France, Iceland v Croatia and Nigeria (Alex Iwobi) v Argentina.

Arsene Wenger savages Manchester City star, calls for Tottenham man to...

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Kyle Walker of England during the England Media Access on June 22, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)
Arsene Wenger believes that Kyle Walker should lose his place in the England starting lineup and that Gareth Southgate should turn to his former teammate at Tottenham, Eric Dier.

Podcast: Apparently Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane did something – World...

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Sunday. England (Danny Welbeck) v Panama, Japan v Senegal and Poland (Wojciech Szczesny) v Colombia (David Ospina) all feature.

Arsenal's new signing charged by FIFA, faces significant ban

Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
Stephan Lichtsteiner has also been charged by FIFA after he joined in with Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri’s double-headed eagle celebration.

How Granit Xhaka helped Switzerland topple the Serbians

Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates scoring during their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
Since his move from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2016 Granit Xhaka has split opinion but his improvement is undeniable.

2 match ban a possibility as FIFA start proceedings against Arsenal...

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
FIFA have opened up disciplinary proceedings after Granit Xhaka celebrated his goal against Serbia by making a two-headed eagle gesture with his hands.

Podcast: Blame Mesut Ozil anyway – World Cup daily roundup

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Saturday. Belgium v Tunisia, South Korea v Mexico and Germany (Mesut Ozil) v Sweden all feature.

Arsenal’s new boy hails Manchester United man’s ‘amazing qualities’

Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
Stephan Lichtsteiner hailed Nemanja Matic after Switzerland beat Serbia on Friday night.

Podcast: Xhaka booms again – World Cup daily roundup

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Friday. Brazil v Costa Rica (Joel Campbell), Nigeria (Alex Iwobi) v Iceland, and Serbia v Switzerland (Granit Xhaka, Stephan Lichtsteiner) all feature. 

Arsenal new boy comes to the defence of Granit Xhaka

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Stephan Lichtsteiner has defended Granit Xhaka after the Arsenal man celebrated his Switzerland screamer with a double-headed eagle gesture aimed at the Serbian fans.

Podcast: Yay for Croatia! World Cup daily roundup with Arsenal focus

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Thursday. Denmark v Australia, France v Peru and Argentina v Croatia, Anita's home country, all feature. Needless to say, she's a little excited by what happened against Lionel Messi & co.

Can Mesut Ozil turn his World Cup around?

Germany made a losing start to the World Cup, falling 1-0 to Mexico, and surprise, surprise - guess who was in the firing line? That’s right; our own Mesut Ozil seems to be the fall guy again.

How will Arsenal new boy Lichtsteiner fare with Switzerland at the...

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Vladimir Petkovic, Head coach of Switzerland congratulates Stephan Lichtsteiner of Switzerland following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Unai Emery's first signing as Arsenal manager was Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner, who will join the Gunners on a free transfer following the World Cup finals.

Podcast: Please don’t let Portugal win the World Cup

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Wednesday. Portugal v Morocco, Uruguay (Torreira) v Saudi Arabia, and Iran v Spain (Monreal) all feature. She also hopes that Portugal won't win the whole thing and praises the underdog.

No heart, doesn't want to wear the shirt: Legend turns on...

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 27: Lothar Matthaeus, newly elected president of the Club of Former National Players, prior to the friendly match between Germany and Brazil at Olympiastadion on March 27, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Lothar Matthaus has hit out at Mesut Ozil claiming that it looks like he doesn’t want to play for Germany.

Love Arsenal? World Cup Daily podcast with Arsenal roundup

In this latest roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Tuesday. Colombia (Ospina) v Japan, Poland (Woj) v Senegal and Russia v Egypt (Elneny) all feature. Anita also previews Wednesday's matches which feature Portugal v Morocco, Uruguay (Torreira) v Saudi Arabia, and Iran v Spain (Monreal).

FIFA open proceedings against Mexico for homophobic chants

TOPSHOT - A Mexico's fan waves a Mexican national flag as he cheers prior to the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17, 2018. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS
Mexico are facing punishment from FIFA for the homophobic chanting of their fans at the World Cup in Russia

Podcast: What was he thinking? World Cup roundup

During the World Cup, Anita Sambol will bring you a daily roundup of all the action. In this latest roundup, Anita turns her attention to...

Has VAR already modified players’ behaviour at the World Cup?

SAMARA, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: The VAR red card review message is seen on the scoreboars during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Costa Rica and Serbia at Samara Arena on June 17, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
After 11 games, it is interesting to note that discipline records are very good at the 2018 World Cup. Is that due to VAR or the referees leniency with regards to the rules on yellow and red cards?

Podcast: Xhaka and Lichtsteiner criticised – Arsenal World Cup daily round-up

In this third podcast of our summer World Cup series, Anita recaps day four of the action which featured Costa Rica (Joel Campbell) v Serbia, Germany (Mesut Ozil) v Mexico (Carlos Vela), and Brazil v Switzerland (Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner).

Swiss media tank Granit Xhaka as Stoke man savaged

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland shows appreciation to the fans after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Granit Xhaka was given a terrible rating of just 3-4 after his performance against Brazil.

Arsenal youngster expected to get surprise emergency World Cup call

Takuma Asano could get an unlikely call up to the Japan squad to replace Shinji Okazaki who picked up a calf injury.

Mesut Ozil undertakes 6 extra training sessions to be fit for...

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 13: Joachim Loew, head coach of Germany talks to his palyer Mesut Oezil during the Germany training session ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at CSKA Sports Base on June 13, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
German national team manager Joachim Low revealed that Mesut Ozil has undertaken a number of extra training sessions in order to be fully fit for their opening World Cup game on Sunday against Mexico.

Winners seek solutions, not excuses says Arsenal’s latest signing

Stephen Lichtsteiner is preparing for his country’s opening game at the Russia World Cup against one of the tournament favourites, Brazil, on Sunday evening, and has been speaking to the press ahead of the game.

Podcast: Iwobi World Cup woes, Arsenal-less France disappoint

In this second podcast of our summer World Cup series, Anita recaps day three of the action which featured France v Australia, Argentina v Iceland, Peru v Denmark and her home country, Croatia against Alex Iwobi's Nigeria. Sylvain Jamet also makes a surprise appearance to discuss an Arsenal-less France's opening game.

Unai Emery hails 25-year-old who can ‘develop more’ at Arsenal after...

Unai Emery has hailed Granit Xhaka as the Swiss midfielder put pen-to-paper on a new Arsenal deal.

Podcast: World Cup roundup featuring Arsenal updates

During the World Cup, Anita Sambol will bring you a daily roundup of all the action. In this first podcast of our summer series, Anita recaps day one and two of the tournament, with a focus on Arsenal’s interest at the tournament.

Watch: The tackle that injured Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka picked up a knee injury but, despite having to be helped from the pitch, will not miss the World Cup after bone bruising was confirmed rather than ligament damage as first feared.

Training injury leaves Arsenal star in tears ahead of World Cup

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal celebrates his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on April 29, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Granit Xhaka was spotted crying after picking up a knee injury during a training session with Switzerland.

Ahead of the World Cup, Arsenal star misses training with muscle...

Spain's Ignacio Monreal attend a training session of Spain's football national team at the Spanish Football Federation's 'Ciudad del Futbol' in Las Rozas, near Madrid on May 29, 2018. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)
Nacho Monreal has picked up a muscle injury and missed Spain's latest training session.

FREE PRINTABLES: World Cup 2018 Fixtures Wallcharts

The season is at an end finally but there won't be much of a break over summer thanks to the World Cup!

'Incredibly disappointed': Arsenal star reacts as more teammates are excluded from...

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Jack Wilshere speaks during an England press conference session at St Georges Park on March 20, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Jack Wilshere has posted on Twitter his reaction to Gareth Southgate's decision to leave him out of the England squad to travel to the World Cup this summer.

Arsenal at the World Cup: Who should you be supporting?

It’s nearly that time again. The 2018 World Cup is fast approaching, with the first match taking place on the 14th of June between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Underfire Arsenal German admits World Cup selection unlikely

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal reacts after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Shkodran Musatfi does not expect to be selected for the World Cup according to a report from Germany this morning.

World Cup selection confirms Arsene Wenger's comments

For the first time in 80 years, there will be no referee from any of the associations within Britain at the World Cup in what is a damming indictment of the state of refereeing on these islands.

He's done it! Arsenal fan favourite forces manager rethink

Jack Wilshere is back in Gareth Southgate's plans for the World Cup, after returning to Arsenal's Premier League team in recent matches.

Dimitri Payet names which Arsenal player is "still efficient" despite lack...

Dimitri Payet says he still rates Olivier Giroud, even if he's not getting the best run in the Arsenal side at the moment.

Arsenal midfielder described as ‘playmaker with vision’ as he helps country...

Granit Xhaka won’t play in many easier matches than the one he took part in against Northern Ireland on Thursday night at the National Stadium in Belfast.

Arsenal midfielder recounts the historic goal he scored for the national...

Alex Iwobi has admitted that he almost cried after scoring his historic goal for Nigeria last month.

Arsenal international round-up: Ramsey's Wales eliminated, Monreal wins with Spain

Aaron Ramsey's Wales have failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Arsenal 25-year-old helps national team end 27-year wait to reach World...

Mohamed Elneny's assist helped Egypt qualify for their first World Cup since 1990.

Alex Iwobi thanks fans for ‘crazy’ atmosphere after his dream came...

Alex Iwobi has thanked the Nigerian fans who witnessed his winning goal for his country on Saturday night.

International watch: Arsenal 21-year-old sends Nigeria through to 2018 World Cup,...

Alex Iwobi not only scored for Nigeria on Saturday evening, he sent his country through to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Gareth Southgate considers 'surprise' call-up of Arsenal man

Gareth Southgate is reportedly giving serious consideration to calling up Jack Wilshere for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Arsenal midfielder assists and reaches international milestone

Aaron Ramsey won his 50th Wales cap on Saturday night during the Red Dragons' 1-0 win over Georgia.

Arsenal midfielder says he's ready to represent his country again

BARNET, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria looks on during the International Friendly match between Nigeria and Senegal at The Hive on March 23, 2017 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)BARNET, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria looks on during the International Friendly match between Nigeria and Senegal at The Hive on March 23, 2017 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Alex Iwobi says he's ready and prepared for Nigeria's World Cup qualifier against Zambia but knows he's not guaranteed a spot in the starting eleven.

Alexandre Lacazette explains how France can win the World Cup

Alexandre Lacazette thinks the French national side have the ingredients to go all the way in the 2018 World Cup in Russia next summer.

This is the reason why Arsenal 28-year-old missed training while on...

Alexis Sanchez sat out of Chile's training session on Monday with a thigh injury.

Arsenal man gets beard tended to before facing press

Olivier Giroud wasn't too proud to get his good looks touched up before France's press conference.

Granit Xhaka hails Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Portugal clash

Granit Xhaka has revealed his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Switzerland's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Portugal on 10 October.

Arsene Wenger delivers concerning injury update: Three Arsenal players won't go...

Arsene Wenger has revealed that three Arsenal players won't be going on international duty for their respective countries.

These three Arsenal players have been called up for France

Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Alexandre Lacazette have all been called up for France.

England squad has been announced and it’s bad news for Arsenal

England's squad for their upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifying matches has been announced and it's not looking good for Arsenal...

Arsenal midfielder named in England's World Cup squad

Arsenal youngster Emile Smith-Rowe has been named in England's squad for the u17 World Cup.

Wenger backs Walcott to make World Cup, but will he really?

Arsene Wenger backs Theo Walcott to make England's World Cup squad next year but will he really?

Arsenal duo on the scoresheet in England's 6-0 victory

Arsenal's Jodie Taylor and Jordan Nobbs both scored as England enjoyed a 6-0 win over Russia in the 2019 World Cup qualifiers.

Former England defender discusses the ultimate aim of the national team

Ex-England and Arsenal defender Alex Scott believes the Lionesses should be looking to win the 2019 World Cup in France.

This is why Arsenal 28-year-old could miss games against Manchester City...

Alexis Sanchez could miss Arsenal's clashes against Manchester City and Tottenham in November as he may be called into action by Chile.

Arsenal international round up: 1 injury, Asano scores, Giroud and Kolašinac...

In the first set of World Cup qualifiers this International break, Arsenal had nine players involved for their country, across seven teams.

Mesut Ozil gets international call-up while 2 first team Arsenal players...

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil has been called-up for Germany's upcoming international games but it was a different story for two other Arsenal players.

Arsenal 21-year-old called up to the national team

Alex Iwobi has been called up for Nigeria's 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon.

Ankle injury could rule Arsenal midfielder out of England match

Midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles is a doubt ahead of England’s Toulon Tournament opener tonight, having picked up an ankle injury in Friday’s U20 World Cup victory over South Korea.

Which Arsenal player made the England squad to face Scotland and...

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been called up for England's World Cup 2018 Qualifier against Scotland and their friendly against France.

Alexis, Ospina & Iwobi – Arsenal International watch

Alexis Sanchez
Which Arsenal players have been in action while on international duty so far?

How many miles did Arsenal players travel during international break?

Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal players jetted off around the globe to represent their country during the third international break of a season that is just three months old.

‘I wasn’t surprised Iwobi did that’ says manager

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Alex Iwobi wowed football this week with his rainbow flick for Nigeria in the game against Algeria, but his manager, Gernot Rohr, was not surprised.

Africa Cup of Nations call for Arsenal player + more call...

A number of Arsenal Ladies players have been called up for international friendlies in preparation to the 2017 Euros.

Goals galore for Arsenal players on international duty

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez proved that hamstrings are just something mortals have to worry about by netting a brace against Uruguay as Joel Campbell also grabbed a couple of goals for Costa Rica.

Alexis Sanchez speaks up ahead of Uruguay clash

Alexis Sanchez
There's been a lot of media attention on Alexis Sanchez recently.

Watch: Arsenal goalkeeper and Real Madrid brother-in-law train

In case you didn't know, David Ospina and Real Madrid's James Rodriguez are related by marriage.

Chile boss urges Arsenal and Bayern Munich to 'remain calm'

Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez in training with Chile
During Chile boss, Juan Antonio Pizzi's, press conference ahead of their match against Uruguay, he urged Arsenal and Bayern Munich to 'remain calm'.

Arsenal fans panic as Chile boss confirms Alexis WILL play against...

Alexis Sanchez
Chile boss, Juan Antonio Pizzi, has announced that Alexis Sanchez will be fit to face Uruguay night.

Coach reveals meeting with Wenger over forward's future

Nigeria national team coach, Gernot Rohr, claims that although he wasn't exactly surprised by Alex Iwobi's superb rainbow flick against Algeria, it wasn't expecting it either.

Overjoyed! Arsenal man reacts to scoring first international goal

Nacho Monreal scores for Spain
Nacho Monreal netted his first international goal as Spain beat Macedonia 4-0 and he was clearly delighted with the whole thing.

Stunning tricks, first goals, superb passes + more – Arsenal international...

Arsenal international duty
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.

Watch: Arsenal defender scores first ever international goal

Nacho Monreal scores for Spain
Nacho Monreal scored his first ever goal for Spain on Saturday as they beat Macedonia 4-0.

Coleman ready to risk Aaron Ramsey’s fitness

Chris Coleman is set to start Aaron Ramsey for Wales against Serbia on Saturday.

Arsenal keeper plays as Manchester City keeper gets injured

David Ospina played a full match for Colombia against Chile as Manchester City's goalkeeper managed to pick up a dead leg.

Arsenal midfielder reveals massive weight on shoulders

Granit Xhaka has been pictured with quite literally a massive weight on his shoulders.

Look: Arsenal forward pictured in new kit

Alex Iwobi is looking forward to wearing Nigeria's new kit against Algeria at the weekend.

Arsenal on international duty – who’s playing, where and when

Arsenal international duty
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?

Two Arsenal players included in England squad, one of them ridiculous

Jack Wilshere has been called into the England squad after completing 90 minutes for Bournemouth a few times.

Arsenal get great news regarding Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil
Reports emerged on Thursday that Mesut Ozil will not be called up for the next international break as Joachim Low endeavours to show that he is the anti-Chris Coleman.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 slot allocation revealed

FIFA have revealed the slot allocation for the next Women's World Cup that will take place in France in 2019.

Wenger meets with Nigeria coach to discuss Iwobi

Alex Iwobi of interest to Genort Rohr
Arsene Wenger has reportedly met with Genort Rohr of Nigeria to discuss their use of Alex Iwobi in their game against Algeria on 12 November.

Mustafi highlights importance of concentration until final whistle

Shkodran Mustafi
After Germany's 2-0 win over Northern Ireland during their World Cup Qualifier, Shkodran Mustafi, who came on in the 69th minute, hailed their performance.

Real Madrid defender hails Arsenal man after France win

Real Madrid defender, Raphaël Varane, hailed Laurent Koscielny's contribution to France's 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Tuesday night.

Four Arsenal stars feature for countries while others watch from bench

Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Ozil both got minutes for their respective countries on Tuesday evening, while Wojciech Szczesny, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs were unused substitutes.

Arsenal injury boost: Mesut Ozil reassures fans after Twitter goes into...

Mesut Ozil has taken to Twitter to reassure worried Arsenal fans that he's not injured after being substituted off at half time during German's 2-0 World Cup Qualifier win against Northern Ireland.

Watch: Arsenal man helps Manchester United score massive goal

It turns out that Laurent Koscielny was actually crucial for France's one and only goal against the Netherlands on Monday night.

Watch: Arsenal defender provides world class assist for Valencia man

Hector Bellerin
There were doubts over Hector Bellerin's fitness after he picked up a knock against San Marino but he appears fit and well after he played a full 90 minutes for Spain's u21s against Estonia.

24-year-old Arsenal man handed captain's armband

Granit Xhaka captained Switzerland for the first time during his country's 2-1 win over Andorra on Monday night.

Look: Arsenal forward celebrates superb international debut

Not only did Alex Iwobi make his debut for Nigeria against Zambia on Sunday, he scored and took to Twitter afterwards to celebrate with his teammates.

How Arsenal man could have missed international clash

Nacho Monreal finally got his first call up since 2013 for Spain's match against Albania on Sunday but getting there in time was easier said than done.

Watch: Arsenal defender provides top-draw assist

Nacho Monreal finally got the chance to prove himself during Spain's 2-0 win over Albania on Sunday.

Ozil’s first assist of the season is a record-breaker

Mesut Ozil's assist for Germany on Saturday set a new record

Quick watch: Iwobi scores with a volley for Nigeria

Alex Iwobi has scored his first international goal as he gave Nigeria the lead against Zambia.

How the papers rated Theo Walcott after England's win over Malta

Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott has looked like a different player this season when in an Arsenal shirt but he was unable to transfer that form into an impressive England performance, coming in as one of the lowest rated players from the side’s 2-0 win on Saturday.

Quick watch: Ozil grabs assists as Germany stroll to victory

Mesut Ozil grabbed another assist as he helped his country open the scoring against Czech Republic on Saturday evening.

England u17s reach the World Cup quarter-final with five Arsenal players

England u17s are through to the FIFA u17 WWC following their 2-1 win against Brazil.

Arsenal defender gets international call-up after injury to Southampton man

Kieran Gibbs has been drafted into the England squad by Gareth Southgate after Ryan Bertrand was forced off during the Three Lions 2-0 win over Malta.

Theo Walcott to start for England v Malta

Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott will start for England as they face Malta in Gareth Southgate’s first match in charge as interim manager.

Koscielny plays full 90 as France breeze past Bulgaria

Laurent Koscielny played the full match for France as they beat Bulgaria 4-1 in their World Cup qualifying game.

Arsenal man finally gets Spain call up

Nacho Monreal has been drafted in by Spain after Jordi Alba had to withdraw from the squad with injury after their 1-1 draw against Italy in Turin.

Arsenal man posts dressing room snap after ‘proud’ international win

David Ospina kept a cleansheet as Colombia beat Paraguay, away, 1-0, then posted a picture of him celebrating in the dressing room.

Arsenal man gets new shirt number

Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi appears to have finally settled on a number with Nigeria after already switching twice.

Two Arsenal men included in Southgate's first England squad

Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been included in Gareth Southgate's first England squad ahead of the international break which is now underway.

Iwobi to get Nigeria call-up for World Cup qualifier

Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi is set to get a call up to the senior Nigerian national side for their game against Zambia on 9th October.

“Who says I'll still be here in 2018?” says Arsenal’s international...

Antoine Griezmann
After his performance in France’s 0-0 draw against Belarus earlier in the week, Olivier Giroud has come in for heavy criticism because of his miss after Antoine Griezmann’s sublime pass slipped him through on goal.

In photos: Alexis captains Chile for the first time

Alexis Sanchez was handed the captain's armband for his country's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia.

Watch: Ospina makes brilliant save against Brazil

Colombia may have lost 2-1 to Brazil in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but the Arsenal shot-stopped made sure the margin wasn't worse.

Why Arsenal new boy is a liability Gunners can afford

Granit Xhaka has picked up another red card during Switzerland's 2-0 triumph over Portugal.

Arsenal men edge closer to full fitness in World Cup stalemate

Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny both featured during France's 0-0 draw against Belarus on Tuesday night.

Watch: Arsenal loanee scores superb goal for country

Takuma Asano has scored for Japan yet again - this time during their 2-0 win over Thailand in their World Cup 2018 Qualifier.

Arsenal star made captain of his country

Alexis Sanchez has been made captain of Chile for the first time, a move that has left him feeling ‘very motivated’ according to those close to him.

Ozil delighted as he shines again for Germany

Mesut Ozil started and played a part in two of Germany's three goals as they beat Norway on Sunday evening 3-0.

Walcott and Szczesny benched before Theo out-Theos himself

Wojciech Szczesny watched on from the bench as Poland drew while Theo Walcott was a second half substitute, brought on by Big Sam in his first match as England manager.

Arsenal's new striker sees perfectly good goal not given in 'shock'...

Takuma Asano had to watch on as a he scored a perfectly good goal for Japan that was not given as the officials did not think it crossed the line.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea men get France call up

Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud have been called up to the France squad that will face Italy and Belarus when the first interlull descends upon us next week.

How many Arsenal players would make Team GB?

We all know that there is no women's football Team GB at the Rio Olympics because of politics and the respective home nation's country FA's being managed by people living a bit in the past, but how would it have looked if there ad been?

England u17 handed a difficult World Cup draw

The England Women's u17 team will have a difficult task to get out of their group in the forthcoming World Cup to be played in Jordan.

England seeded in weakest pot

England Women's u17s will likely be handed a tough draw on Monday the 30th, they are seeded in the fourth pot i.e. the weakest teams.

England Women u17s qualify for the World Cup

England u17s have won the Euro 2017 third-place play-off and therefore qualified for the FIFA 2016 u17 WWC to be played in Jordan from...

England u17 women to play four nations tournament in USA

The England u17 squad that are currently in a training camp at St George's park are set to play an international tournament next month...

Jill Ellis and Carli Lloyd honored at FIFA awards

The FIFA 2015 awards saw Portsmouth born and US WNT coach Jill Ellis win Coach of the Year and US WNT midfield player Carly...

Arsenal player receives England call-up

Carla Humphrey has been called up for the training camp that will take place on the 18th and 19th January at St Georges Park. The...

Three England players selected in the FIFA all stars team

Goalkeeper Karen Bardsley alongside defenders Stephanie Houghton and Lucy Bronze were selected among the 23 strong FIFA all star squad. It does not come as...

Injury concern for the world cup players

by Sylvain Jamet As mentioned earlier, the FA WSL has started a week after the FIFA WWC 2015 finished and it is obvious that the...

Arsenal legend hails 'wonderful role models'

by Nia Griffiths In Faye White's Sunday piece for the Guardian, the former England defender highlighted the improvement seen in the attitude toward women's football...

FIFA announces shortlists for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 awards

by Sylvain Jamet The FIFA WWC 2015 tournament is ending on Sunday the fifth of July and FIFA have just announced the shortlists for the...

England's harrowing World Cup exit

England Women exited the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup with an unlucky and undeserved 2-1 semi-final defeat to holders Japan. They will contest the...

Arsenal keeper ‘devastated’

by Lee Hurley Arsenal's Siobhan Chamberlain has revealed that she is 'devastated' after England were knocked out of the World Cup semi-final due to an injury...

Arsenal stars sending support to England Ladies

by Lewis Ambrose As I'm sure you're aware by now, the England Women's team are in the World Cup semi-finals. In case anybody is wondering coverage...

Arsenal's Chamberlain ready for career-defining moment

by Lewis Ambrose As a goalkeeper there is nowhere to hide, so you can barely imagine how Siobhan Chamberlain felt in the early hours of...

Arsenal Ladies World Cup statistics

by Sylvain Jamet There were seven Arsenal players involved in the FIFA WWC 2015. Spain were eliminated at group Stage level while England are through to...

Arsenal stars show support for Women’s World Cup

by Nia Griffiths Germany went through to the semi-finals of the World Cup and our Arsenal players were quick to show their support. In what turned...

England through to World Cup quarter-finals and youth teams recap

by Sylvain Jamet Mark Sampson and his team made history as England registered their first ever knock-out stage win at a World Cup by defeating...

Arsenal defender says the team want to build on good performances

by Nia Griffiths England defender Alex Scott has been speaking about the team's potential while away on national duty. The full-back made the team's intentions clear...

Brazil out of World Cup

by Sylvain Jamet Five out of the eight games from the last 16 round have been played so far and we had one surprise. 10th place...

Who will go through? World Cup last 16 preview

by Sylvain Jamet The FIFA Women's World Cup  knock-out stage is upon us and there are some big games straight into the last 16 round...

Three Arsenal players start as England make World Cup last 16

by Sylvain Jamet in Canada Mark Sampson's England Women's team made it to the last 16 by beating Colombia 2-1 and will now meet a...

World Cup Group C, D and best third-placed teams round up

Group C and D have given their final verdict: Japan, Cameroon, USA and Australia go through. Favourites Sweden are on the brink of elimination as...

What England need to do to make last 16 of World...

by Sylvain Jamet in Canada England will play Colombia while France will play Mexico in the final group F games. The top two teams from each...

Canada World Cup Group A and B round-up

by Sylvain Jamet in Canada Group A and B have delivered their verdict and tournament favourites Germany go through while New Zealand and Cote D'Ivoire...

England win - World Cup Group E and F round-up

By Sylvain Jamet in Moncton Brazil are the second team to go through to the last 16 while Colombia upset tournament favourites France with an...

Quickest World Cup hattrick ever + other updates from Canada

by Sylvain Jamet in Moncton Match day 2 has delivered its verdict in Group C and D. Japan, the holders, are through to the last 16 round...

World Cup Group A and B round up

by Sylvain Jamet in Canada There is a huge contrast between Group A and B in term of goals. Group A currently have only four goals,...

World Cup Group E and F round up

by Sylvain Jamet in Moncton, Canada We have made it to the final games of Matchday 1. Top seeded teams France and Brazil won their first...

World Cup Report: France 1 England 0

by Sylvain Jamet in Moncton, Canada England were defeated by the smallest margin in a tight encounter that was probably not the the most entertaining...

FIFA WWC Canada: England v France preview

by Sylvain Jamet, reporting from Moncton, NB Canada The group opener between France and England will be a heavyweight contest and should decide who tops the...

World Cup roundup: Group A and B

by Sylvain Jamet in Canada The FIFA WWC 2015 has started with a bang in group B with 14 goals scored while, in contrast, there...

England's road to the World Cup final

by Sylvain Jamet The FIFA WWC 2015 is a 24 team competition and England will have their work cut out if they want to reach...

England lose final World Cup warm-up game to hosts

by Sylvain Jamet England Women lost their final FIFA WWC 2015 warm-up game to host nation Canada in a tight 1-0 defeat. It was always going...

England squad numbers for World Cup announced

The England squad numbers for the World Cup have been revealed. As usual with the England managers, it should give us a good indication on...

Seven called up for the 2015 World Cup

A total of seven Arsenal players have been called up by their countries ahead of the 2015 World Cup in Canada this summer. Ignacio Querada...

Manager confident ahead of World Cup

With the World Cup in Canada getting close, England's manager is feeling confident. The England manager was invited to the Sportswomen show today and he declared...

Four Arsenal players: Predicting England's World Cup squad

As Mark Sampson gets set to name his final 23 squad for the World Cup in Canada, I thought I would share my own 23...

First World Cup Panini sticker revealed

FIFA have disclosed on their instagram page the first FIFA WWC 2015 sticker. Following a twitter vote England’s Jill Scott was chosen ahead of Marta...

In depth: France name 23 + 7 player squad for World...

Phillipe Bergeroo has named his 23-player squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup There is absolutely no surprise as he has always been consistent...

Arsenal duo in managers thoughts ahead of World Cup

There has been many sighting on social media about the Lionesses World Cup photoshoot. The FA WSL twitter account has now tweeted a picture with...