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Arsenal 'confident' star will stay despite interest from Lazio, Barcelona and...

SINGAPORE - JULY 28: Aaron Ramsey #8 of Arsenal looks during the International Champions Cup match between Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain at the National Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images for ICC)
Arsenal are remaining hopeful that Aaron Ramsey will sign a new contract to stay at the club, despite plenty of interest in the Welsh international as he runs down his contract.

Catalan outlet confirms Arsenal's late Dembele bid and explains why it...

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 07: Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Leganes at Camp Nou on April 7, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
Arsenal really did submit a late loan offer for Ousmane Dembele, but it was swiftly rejected by Barcelona, according to reports.

"Me at Arsenal?!": Dembele laughs off suggestion of a late move

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 07: Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Leganes at Camp Nou on April 7, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
Ousmane Dembele has laughed off the suggestion that he might move to Arsenal in a late transfer deal, insisting he's staying at Barcelona this summer.

Barcelona open to selling Dembele if the right offer arrives

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 07: Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Leganes at Camp Nou on April 7, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
Barcelona are unlikely to accept a reported Arsenal loan offer with an obligation to buy next year, but could yet still sell Ousmane Dembele on a permanent basis this summer.

Barcelona could raise funds for Pogba by selling Dembele to Arsenal

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 07: Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Leganes at Camp Nou on April 7, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
Barcelona are considering selling Ousmane Dembele to raise funds for a move for Paul Pogba, and Arsenal are very interested if the opportunity presents itself, according to reports.

Dembele 'absolutely non-transferable' despite pictures with Arsenal squad members

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 07: Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Leganes at Camp Nou on April 7, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
Ousmane Dembele is not for sale, according to reports in Spain, despite pictures emerging of the player hanging out with the Arsenal squad.

Barcelona 'offered out Dembele' earlier this summer amid Arsenal links

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 07: Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Leganes at Camp Nou on April 7, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
FC Barcelona offered Ousmane Dembele to some of the top clubs in Europe before the World Cup, according to claims from Spanish journalist Gerard Romero.

Arsenal move for Barcelona star is off after he suffers 2-month...

Arsenal's potential move for Andre Gomes is now off, after the FC Barcelona suffered an injury which will keep him on the sidelines for around two months.

Confirmed: Arsenal sign Barcelona youngster

Joel Lopez with Spain
Arsenal have completed the signing of Barcelona full-back Joel Lopez, with the youngster joining on scholarship terms until next March, when he can sign a professional contract.

Arsenal make contact with target desperate to leave Barcelona after pre-season...

Arsenal have made contact with Andre Gomes over a summer move, according to reports, after the Barcelona star was reportedly left out of the squad for his current club's pre-season tour.

Arsenal chase another Uruguayan World Cup star after Torreira

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Juventus' Rodrigo Bentancur has attracted the attention of Arsenal and Barcelona, but the Italian club aren't keen to sell, according to reports.

Official: Club announce signing of Arsenal target

Fulham have announced the signing of OGC Nice midfielder Jean Seri, despite the player's links to FC Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal in the last year.

Tottenham Hotspur set to 'hijack' midfielder from Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur are set to 'hijack' Arsenal's move for Barcelona's Andre Gomes, who is set to leave the La Liga club this summer, according to reports.

Arsenal make contact with Unai Emery target after impressive World Cup...

Arsenal have established contact with Hirving Lozano's representatives over a summer move, according to reports.

Reliable outlet confirms Arsenal set to move for €40m Barcelona star

Arsenal are interested in signing Barcelona's Andre Gomes this summer, with Unai Emery identifying the player as his next target, according to reports.

Arsenal star set for possible shock exit: Speaking to Barcelona and...

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 05: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal reacts during the UEFA Europa League quarter final leg one match between Arsenal FC and CSKA Moskva at Emirates Stadium on April 5, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Aaron Ramsey is speaking to Real Madrid and Barcelona, as a number of teams try to lure him away from Arsenal this summer, according to reports.

Catalan newspaper confirm Arsenal signing from Barcelona

Joel Lopez with Spain
Arsenal will sign 16-year-old Joel Lopez full-back from Barcelona this summer, according to local reports.

Arsenal target's father admits transfer talks have already started

Hirving Lozano's father has confirmed interest in his son from Barcelona, but insists that nothing is decided just yet, with the World Cup the priority.

Arsenal star explains why he left Barcelona

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Hector Bellerin left Barcelona for Arsenal seven years ago now, and he's finally explained exactly why, in an interview this week.

€60m Arsenal target 'wants to leave' Barcelona for more game time

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Jasper Cillessen 'wants to leave' Barcelona this summer, and hopes to move somewhere he can get minutes and 'feel important', according to reports in Spain.

Arsenal put offer forward for €35m Barcelona midfielder: Could be sold...

Arsenal have made an offer to Barcelona midfielder Rafinha to join this summer, with his ideal transfer to Inter Milan seemingly falling apart.

Imminent Barcelona bid for Wolfsburg man could leave Arsenal target free...

Barcelona are already looking for a replacement for Jasper Cillessen, and are planning a bid for Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels, according to reports.

Arsenal and Liverpool make offers for €60m Barcelona man

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: Jasper Cillessen of Barcelona catches the ball under pressure from David Lopez of Espanyol during the Spanish Copa del Rey Quarter Final First Leg match between Espanyol and Barcelona at Nuevo Estadio de Cornella-El Prat on January 17, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Arsenal and Liverpool have offers on the table for 29-year-old Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, who could be allowed to leave for less than his €60m release clause.

Barcelona player gives Arsenal transfer update

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: Jasper Cillessen of Barcelona catches the ball under pressure from David Lopez of Espanyol during the Spanish Copa del Rey Quarter Final First Leg match between Espanyol and Barcelona at Nuevo Estadio de Cornella-El Prat on January 17, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has spoken to the media about reported interest in him from Arsenal and Liverpool.

Barcelona president gives major update on Arsenal target's future

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 07: Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Leganes at Camp Nou on April 7, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has seemingly ruled out the possibility of Ousmane Dembele leaving the club this summer, amid rumours of a possible Arsenal loan move.

Sven Mislintat 'keeping tabs' on Barcelona star in hopes of summer...

Sven Mislintat is keeping tabs on Ousmane Dembele in the hope of a loan move this summer, according to reports in the 21-year-old's home country.

Barcelona could let talented star leave for Arsenal this summer

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele could be on the way to Arsenal this summer, according to some pretty optimistic reports in the English media.

Arsenal urged to sell star player to Barcelona

Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin (R) first match semi-final football match between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 26, 2018. - The game finished 1-1. (Photo by Adrian Dennis / AFP)
ESPN reporter Mattias Karen thinks Arsenal should cash in on Hector Bellerin if they get the chance, and invest in a more 'defensively-oriented' replacement.

Journalist who called Aubameyang transfer claims Arsenal in for this exciting...

Kike Marin claims Arsenal are in for young Ajax star defender Matthijs de Ligt, along with four other top clubs, after the player requested a summer transfer.

Raul Sanllehi's leading role in hiring Arsene Wenger replacement makes this...

Arsenal's new head of football relations, Raul Sanllehi, will lead the club's search for a new manager, making Luis Enrique the favourite, according to reports.

Arsenal make contact with agent of talented defender ahead of summer...

Netherlands' defender Matthijs de Ligt (L) and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo fight for the ball during their international friendly football match between Portugal and Netherlands at Stade de Geneve stadium in Geneva on March 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI
Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United have all made contact with Matthijs de Ligt's agent, Barry Hulshoff, in hopes of signing the Ajax defender this summer.

Arsenal-linked Barcelona winger responds to rumours he will leave

Ousmane Dembele insists he isn't going anywhere this summer, and plans to stay in Barcelona for the foreseeable future, despite rumours suggesting otherwise.

Heavily linked Arsenal target admits he wants to leave Barcelona permanently...

Rafinha, currently on loan at Inter Milan from Barcelona, says he's happy in Italy and wants a permanent move to the country.

Barcelona star will 'snub Manchester United' for Arsenal move

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Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is set to turn down a move to Manchester United in favour of joining Arsenal, according to reports in Spain.

Arsenal could sign Barcelona wonder-kid as soon as Thursday

Arsenal are stepping up their pursuit of Barcelona attacking midfielder Robert Navarro, and could sign the 15-year-old this week, according to reports.

Arsenal star worth €65m more than when he signed

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Hector Bellerin brings Arsenal a potential transfer benefit of €65m, according to the CIES Football Observatory, but he's the only member of Arsene Wenger's squad to make their top 50.

Barcelona pull out of race for Arsenal's Cazorla replacement

Barcelona have pulled out of the race to sign Arsenal and Liverpool target Max Meyer, according to reports in Spain.

Real Madrid lead 'a lengthy queue' of clubs chasing Arsenal academy...

Real Madrid and AS Monaco are the 'leading contenders' to sign Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson, according to reports, but there's still a good chance the 18-year-old will stay put.

Arsenal ready to anger Barcelona and steal 'next Bellerin' for free

Arsenal are looking for revenge after losing academy graduate Marcus McGuane to Barcelona, by signing Joel Lopez from La Masia.

Talented midfielder explains 'massive achievement' after dumping Arsenal

Earlier this week, Arsenal academy graduate Marcus McGuane made his debut for the Barcelona first team, and afterwards he talked about that 'massive achievement'.

Bellerin: Training at Barcelona and Arsenal ‘night and day’

Hector Bellerin told the Oxford Union that the difference between his time at Barcelona and at Arsenal is stark, after making the move as a 16-year-old.

Arsenal stadium revenue 4th highest in Europe and twice that of...

Arsenal bring in the fourth largest stadium revenues of any team in Europe, according to the Deloitte Football Money League for 2018.

'One of the family' - Midfielder's comments are bad news for...

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Ivan Rakitic suggests he doesn't want to leave Barcelona, amid interest from Arsenal, having hailed the recent arrival of Philippe Coutinho.

Bad news for Arsenal as Barcelona plan January swoop for 29-year-old

Barcelona are planning to move for Mesut Özil in January, as their deal to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool is on the rocks, as things stand.

Long-time Arsenal target has finally found a new club

Arda Turan is set to join Besiktas in January, after Barcelona told him he could leave the club in the January transfer window.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool only English representation in top 250...

Arsenal have made the "Fandom 250", a ranking of the top 250 fanbases in the world run by Fanside.com.

Boost for Arsenal with Spanish u21 international considering move to England

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Villarreal winger Samu Castillejo likes Arsenal, Barcelona and Napoli as potential future clubs, according to reports.

Arsenal could agree deal with Barcelona for £45m-rated midfielder

Mesut Özil is reportedly being considered as Barcelona's alternative to Coutinho, as the German would be cheaper for the Catalan club to chase in January.

This is where Arsenal rank among English clubs for youth development

Arsenal have made the CIES Football Observatory's lists of the top training clubs in Europe.

Barcelona deny blocking transfer of ex-Arsenal defender

Thomas Vermaelen recently revealed Barcelona forced him to stay this summer, but now the Spanish club have responded insisting he's allowed to leave.

Arsene Wenger explains how the Premier League title race could become...

Arsène Wenger says that the Premier League title would be even more difficult to win if Barcelona wanted to leave La Liga for the English top flight.

What exactly is ‘tapping up’ and did Liverpool do it with...

One issue that seems to confuse a large number of football fans is tapping up. We're going to try and clear up what tapping up actually is, as opposed to the normal contact you'd expect in any transfer.

Nice president explains why 26-year-old Arsenal-target stayed at the Allianz Riviera

Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere says Arsenal-linked midfielder Jean Michael Seri ended up staying at the French club after fellow suitors Barcelona gave up on the deal.

Liverpool icon thinks Ramsey would fit Barcelona transfer

Out on the right wing for much of the season, Aaron Ramsey has been a little frustrated not to be consistently used in his best position.

Wenger hopes Barcelona performance drives players on

Out of the FA Cup and out of the Champions League, Arsenal quickly have to get back to winning ways on Saturday to have...

Watch: Pass maestro Elneny's Camp Nou performance and first Arsenal goal

Calm on the ball and positionally disciplined, Mohamed Elneny seems to be a fantastic signing for Arsenal. Fans have been impressed over the last few...

Watch: Iwobi shines on full Champions League debut

Thrown into the deep end, Alex Iwobi played very well in his first Champions League start at Camp Nou on Wednesday. Just 19, the Nigeria...

Messi embarrasses Arsenal with Champions League record

Time to look away, Arsenal fans. Almost undoubtedly the best player in the world, Lionel Messi has punished Arsenal time and time again, scoring an...

Iwobi stars at Camp Nou to prove he's Arsenal's next homegrown...

Young forward Alex Iwobi was given a surprise start at Camp Nou against Champions League holders Barcelona on Wednesday evening and he did not...

Midfielder wants to win the title after first Arsenal goal

A 3-1 defeat at Camp Nou on Wednesday sent Arsenal out of the Champions League but the season isn't over yet. The tie against Barcelona...

Mohamed Elneny the big winner as he shines against Barcelona

It should come as no surprise now, but Mohamed Elneny is really quite good. As if shining in a full Premier League debut against Tottenham...

Barcelona ease past Arsenal despite strong away showing

The famous front three of Neymar, Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi scored on Wednesday night as Barcelona beat Arsenal 5-1 on aggregate and eased...

Özil demands clinical finishing to keep title dream alive

Arsenal head to Camp Nou on Wednesday night knowing they have to overturn a two-goal deficit to progress in the Champions League. Nobody expects Arsenal...

Suggestion from Barcelona boss is absolutely absurd as Wenger approaches 20...

Luis Enrique has suggested six-month contracts would save money for clubs and could be the way forward, even helping both clubs and managers in...

How Arsenal were cheated in Barcelona five years ago

Defending a 2-1 home win, Arsenal were desperately close to knocking eventual winners and best team in the world Barcelona out of the Champions...

Barcelona v Arsenal: Mes que un underdog

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Talk about mission impossible. After narrowly failing to overturn first leg defeats against Bayern Munich and AS Monaco in recent seasons, Arsenal are left with the...

Predicted XI v Barcelona: Koscielny back in, Giroud dropped

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Arsène Wenger takes his team to Camp Nou in search of a miracle. No team has beaten Barcelona in 37 games, let alone by two...

Enrique reveals special plans for the three Arsenal players he's afraid...

Facing the media on Tuesday, Luis Enrique looked ahead to Wednesday night's Champions League second leg between Arsenal and Barcelona, highlighting which Gunners his...

Arsenal star admits he is desperate to return to Barcelona

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is desperate to finally play at Camp Nou, 14 years after he left Barcelona for good. Trained at the famous La Masia...

Injury update: Arsenal receive huge boost as key man returns for...

Arsenal have received a big boost ahead of Wednesday's game against FC Barcelona, with Laurent Koscielny travelling with the squad. The French defender hasn't featured...

Barcelona manager insists he could never emulate Wenger

Arsène Wenger's future is a hot talking point at the minute, so it's no wonder everyone will be asked for comments on the situation. That...

Arsenal defender wants team to thrive with no pressure

Heading to Barcelona on Wednesday, Arsenal are all but out of the Champions League. Away from home and out of form, it's no wonder nobody...

After another assist on Sunday Barcelona have £28m bid rejected for...

Assisting a goal in Rennes' 2-2 draw with Lyon on Sunday, Ousmane Dembélé just continued to prove his worth. The 18-year-old Frenchman was close to...

Spanish newspaper cruelly mocks Wenger ahead of Barcelona game

Such is the nature of football, Arsenal will have an instant chance to move on from Sunday's disappointment in midweek with a trip to...

Wenger to infuriate fans by risking players in Barcelona

Out of the FA Cup on Sunday, things don't get much easier from here for Arsenal with a trip to Barcelona just days away. The...

Video: Cocky Barcelona manager declares situation 'perfect' before Arsenal visit

Luis Enrique looks very happy with himself, and why wouldn't he be? Barcelona are unbeaten in a club record 37 games and put six goals...

Opposition watch: Barcelona bench Suárez and still score six

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Arsenal face FC Barcelona in the second leg of a Champions League last 16 tie on Wednesday and we can only hope to fare...

Arsenal sending scout to watch Manchester City and Barcelona target every...

Dutch wonderkid Riechedly Bazoer has been watched by Arsenal every single time he's played this season. According to various reports, the Gunners are incredibly keen...

Why Wenger would be mad to gamble with another player's fitness

Arsenal won 4-0 at Hull City in Tuesday evening's FA Cup fifth-round replay, but at what cost? Obviously, the win was excellent and keeps us...

Opposition watch: Barcelona extend unbeaten run to 36 games with four...

Focus is on the FA Cup for now, but Barcelona are still in my peripheral vision as the second leg of the Champions League...

Arsenal given just six days to play quarter final, Barcelona, Everton

Arsenal have confirmed that a possible FA Cup quarter-final against Watford will take place on Sunday 13th March. That's hardly helpful for the Gunners, who have...

Wenger aims for 'beauty' with a turn in form

After beating Leicester City, Arsène Wenger's Arsenal side have managed to go winless through three games against Hull City, Barcelona, and Manchester United. A miserable week...

Wenger claims the Barcelona defeat affected Manchester United game

It was a rough week for Arsenal, and now is the time to respond. Two matches against Swansea City and Spurs are absolutely crucial going...

Ranieri open to sale as Arsenal and Manchester United vie for...

It looks like Arsenal may not quite have enough to claim the Premier League title this season and, if we finish anything but top,...

Did Barça players meet Arsenal star to start Fabregas-type saga again?

Now an Arsenal player and very much a Londoner, it doesn't feel like Héctor Bellerín is agitating to move back to Barcelona. Born in the...

Double winner urges Wenger to spend more to compete in Europe

A frustrating evening on Tuesday saw Arsenal realise they almost had enough to take on Barcelona, but not quite. We matched the Spanish and European...

Barcelona defender claims Barcelona knew Arsenal would sabotage themselves

Arsenal were in the tie against Barcelona with 20 minutes of the first leg remaining, but shot themselves in the foot and conceded to...

Messi hails Arsenal after 2-0 away win

Two Lionel Messi goals at the Emirates Stadium have left Arsenal in a perilous position in the Champions League, but the best player in...

Arsenal defender thinks Gunners are close to Barcelona's level

Arsenal right-back Héctor Bellerín was superb on Tuesday evening, and he isn't giving up hope just yet. The smart money says Arsenal are heading out...

The numbers: Barcelona haven't lost by two at home in three...

The tie isn't over! That's what players such as Héctor Bellerín and Luis Suárez have said after Barcelona's 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium on...

Olivier Giroud is an easy target but a huge player for...

Arsenal need a world class striker, Olivier Giroud isn't at the same level as Luis Suárez or Lionel Messi and they would've finished his...

Cech blames misses for Barcelona defeat

Beaten twice by Lionel Messi in the closing stages of Tuesday's game, Petr Čech was left exposed by his defence for both goals. The first...

Arsenal striker blames one goalkeeping moment for Barcelona defeat

With Arsenal on top of Barcelona and creating a number of half chances midway through the second half on Tuesday night, Marc-André ter Stegen...

Former Real Madrid boss backs Alexis and Welbeck to shine

Embarassed by Barcelona earlier in the season and ultimately sacked by Real Madrid, maybe Rafa Benitez isn't the man to listen to. But what if...

Coquelin relishing Iniesta test

Arsenal v Barcelona on Tuesday night will be seen as a series of head-to-head battles by some. Our defence against their unstoppable strikeforce. Sergio Busquets...

Barcelona midfielder offers Arsenal '100%' respect

Sat down for yesterday's press conference, Ivan Rakitic was as relaxed as you'd expect any Barcelona player to be. Tuesday night's game between Arsenal and...

Insider view: Q&A with expert Barcelona fans

Arsenal face European champions Barcelona on Tuesday night, so we sat down with renowned website Total Barca to get the inside track on the...

Watch: Arsenal and Barcelona captains preview Tuesday's game

Two players who played together as teenagers coming through Barcelona's academy, Mikel Arteta and Andres Iniesta know each other well. Now captains of two of...

Arsenal’s floundering against Hull’s rocks is not a sign of things...

Saturday lunchtime was an uninspiring start to Arsenal's nightmare run of fixtures. I suppose one could say that it was a decent run-out for those...

Arsenal likely XI: Goalscorers against Leicester to be snubbed for Barcelona...

Arsenal predicted lineup
It's finally here! The Champions League is back and the star studded Barcelona squad are in London. The game itself is exciting, I'm already getting...

Arsenal v Barcelona preview – The impossible?

In two games at the Emirates Stadium, FC Barcelona, kings of Europe, are winless. Those matches came in 2010 and 2011 when Pep Guardiola was...

Wenger on how Barcelona have adapted after losing Xavi

Tuesday evening will see FC Barcelona visit the Emirates Stadium on the longest unbeaten run in the history of the club, but Arsène Wenger...

Wenger makes weird claim that preparing Barcelona is easier than for...

Unfortunately Arsenal struggled to a 0-0 draw against Hull City at the weekend, and now face a much steeper task against European Champions FC...

Wenger banking on Messi to suffer from 'Čech complex'

Arsenal will be tasked with stopping the most fearsome and prolific frontline in football tomorrow, but Arsène Wenger is hoping Petr Čech can defy...

Wenger insists Arsenal have learnt from European failures and can strike...

Since being knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona in 2011, Arsenal have committed the same errors in every single European campaign. The first...

Giroud: We can challenge in every competition

Arsenal are in the thick of the title race and are hoping to defend the FA Cup, but Olivier Giroud says fighting on every...

Barcelona players hail Mesut Özil ahead of Champions League clash

Barcelona are the huge favourites for our Champions League tie, and it's no wonder. I don't think it's unfair to say all five of Sergio Busquets,...

Barcelona without 29-year-old midfielder against Arsenal

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Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan is suspended for one Champions League match and won't feature against Arsenal on Tuesday evening. The Turkish midfielder became a Barcelona...

Wenger credits former Liverpool man for inspiring Barcelona's team spirit

What's amazing about the Barcelona frontline of Luis Suárez, Lionel Messi and Neymar is how well they seem to gel together. Big stars often come...

Barça stars Mascherano and Iniesta wary of Alexis’ ability

A former Barcelona player, Alexis Sánchez may well already by striking fear into Tuesday's opposition before a ball is kicked. There is plenty of talk...

Suárez and Messi score but Barcelona struggle to 2-1 win

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Barcelona picked up an away win at Las Palmas on Saturday, but their performance was far from convincing. Up against one of the worst teams...

Vermaelen is right to say he would celebrate against Arsenal

You know what, refusing to celebrate is one of the most ridiculous things in 'the modern game'. I am very much an advocate of modern...

Alexis Sánchez, what’s the problem?

Rushing on the ball, working hard but fruitlessly off the ball, and generally looking a shadow of himself: what's up with Alexis Sánchez? The Chilean...

Opposition watch: Messi makes history as Barcelona win again

Barcelona's visit to the Emirates Stadium is just under a week away, and they are on fire. After winning the treble last season it'd be...

Wenger believes beating Barcelona in the past will give us confidence

Just a week from now, Arsenal will be welcoming Barcelona to the Emirates Stadium. The best club side in the world are on a record...

Arsenal legend hails Szczesny for European heroics

Steve Bould will be sat alongside Arsène Wenger as Arsenal take on Barcelona next week, but what about last time the two sides met? Five years...

Barcelona on record unbeaten run just two weeks before facing Arsenal

With the visit of Barcelona under two weeks away, Arsenal fans would be forgiven for hoping the Catalan side were going through a patchy...

Opposition watch: Barça hit Neville’s Valencia for seven

With our first leg against Barcelona under three weeks away, let's have a look at how they're getting on. Ah, well, they're pretty great. After winning...

Former Arsenal captain linked with Chelsea transfer bid after error

It's deadline day and a lot of nonsense will be flying around, so let's try and clear up some of it as we go...

Barcelona star admits to idolising Arsenal icon as Champions League clash...

Preparing to face Arsenal for the fifth time in his career, Sergio Busquets has named an Arsenal legend as one of his greatest influences. The...

Champions League watch: Barcelona struggling for form

At the end of November, just a week or two before the Champions League round of 16 draw, Barcelona were in scintillating form. The current holders...

Spanish press say Arsenal have enquired about Barcelona ace

We've been here before, but there are yet more reports linking Arsenal with a move for Barcelona's Sergi Samper. The talented 20-year-old midfielder was heavily...

Arsenal man determined to make up for previous disappointments against Barcelona

After Arsène Wenger spoke to the media on Thursday morning, a Luis Suárez hat-trick saw Barcelona into the Club World Cup Final. The Spanish champions...

Who could Arsenal face in the Champions League round of 16?

A 3-0 win in Greece on Wednesday evening saw Arsenal cruise into the Champions League knockout stages. It's the 16th consecutive season Arsène Wenger has...