NUREMBERG, GERMANY - JULY 08: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal reacts with head coach Mikel Arteta after the pre-season friendly match between 1. FC Nürnberg and Arsenal F.C. at Max-Morlock-Stadion on July 08, 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Arsenal fans love a panic + 3 other things from FC Nurnberg vs Arsenal

Arsenal got pre-season underway on Friday with a 5-3 win over FC Nurnberg, so did we learn anything?
London, England, 8th August 2021. Ben White R and Sambi Lokonga of Arsenal during the Pre Season Friendly match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage

New Arsenal arrivals show promise, but plenty of work still needed

This week, Matthew and Anita ponder the conclusions that can be taken from Arsenal's pre-season, rank transfer priorities and remember a time when we had more than one creative player on the pitch.
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New signing to make 1st start: How Arsenal could line up vs Spurs

Arsenal have one final game before the Premier League season gets underway, let's take a look at our predicted lineup to face Spurs.
Boreham Wood vs Arsenal (via Arsenal)

Arsenal u23s thrashed by Boreham Wood

Arsenal's u23s lost 4-0 to Boreham Wood on Friday night after a poor performance that lacked cohesion.
Arsenal youth roundup - Omari Hutchinson with the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Hutchinson on Instagram)

Arsenal youth pre-season fixtures, results & how to get tickets

With Arsenal's first-team pre-season now close to its conclusion, the academy have also been running through a schedule of fixtures.

Arsenal causes for optimism after Chelsea game despite urgent squad needs

Celebrate 300 episodes as we look back at the contrasting fortunes of the men's and women's teams against Chelsea, what we can learn from both and where £50m man Ben White fits in.
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Albert Sambi Lokonga ‘a little bit sad’ after Chelsea game

Albert Sambi Lokonga continued to impress in pre-season, coming on against Chelsea on Sunday in a game Andre Marriner made sure the Gunners lost, and afterwards, he spoke to Arsenal media.
Emirates Stadium Chelsea s Ruben Loftus-Cheek left and Arsenal s Thomas Partey centre battle for the ball during The Mind Series match at Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday August 1, 2021. rivalry.. Copyright: Aaron Chown

Thomas Partey injury ‘not looking good’ says Mikel Arteta

Thomas Partey is set for a scan on the ankle injury that forced him off in what was meant to be a friendly against Chelsea.
Mikel Arteta in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Details: Arsenal to play another friendly today

Arsenal played another behind-closed-doors friendly today, as they continue their pre-season preparations with a match against Premier League Watford.
Mikel Arteta in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Millwall boss: Arsenal’s quality didn’t quite fit into our pre-season plan

Millwall's boss, Gary Rowett, has admitted Arsenal weren't really the type of opponent they were looking to face in pre-season but felt the game provided his side with a lot of positives.
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Inter Milan withdraw from Florida Cup

On Tuesday a report in Italy claimed that Inter Milan had asked to withdraw from the Florida Cup due to health concerns over the spread of the Delta variant but it seems this is not true
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Arsenal withdraw from Florida Cup and cancel USA tour

Arsenal have withdrawn from the Florida Cup after a number of people tested positive for Covid this week.

Why Albert Sambi Lokonga is just what Arsenal need

Join Stephen Bradley as he discusses the addition of Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht to Arsenal's squad for next season and how he brings just what Arsenal have been missing for years.
Nuno Tavares training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Tavares scores: Rangers 2 vs Arsenal 2 – with goals

Arsenal played out a 2-2 draw with Rangers to end their mini-tour of Scotland.
Hibernian v Arsenal - Pre Season Friendly - Easter Road Arsenal s Alexandre Lacazette right and Hiberninan s Alex Gogic battle for the ball during the pre-season match at Easter Road, Edinburgh. Picture date: Tuesday July 13, 2021. Copyright: Ian Rutherford

With goals: Hibs 2 vs Arsenal 1

Arsenal's first match of pre-season has ended in a defeat so let's take a look at how they lined up against Hibs and the key moments from the game.
Folarin Balogun (2R) in training with Arsenal (Photo via

Where can I watch Arsenal’s pre-season games?

Arsenal's pre-season is nearly upon us so where can you watch Arsenal's games in Scotland, Florida and London?
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on October 04, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)

5 stories to watch out for on Arsenal’s preseason tour of the US

Arsenal are heading back to the United States this summer, so let's take a look at some of the things to watch out for on the tour.
Gabriel Martinelli in training with Arsenal (Photo via Martinelli on Twitter)

When do Arsenal return for pre-season training?

Now we're in to July, let's have a look at some important dates for Arsenal this summer, starting with when Arsenal return for pre-season training.
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Arsenal add 2 more big games to pre-season schedule

Arsenal have confirmed two more pre-season fixtures as their return to the training pitches draws nearer, and they're a couple of big games.

Arsenal invite Arón Sánchez to take part in full pre-season

Arsenal have invited Peruvian defender Arón Sánchez to take part in a full pre-season with the club, according to reports in Peru and England.
Aron Sanchez with AD Cantolao (Photo: FPF)

Arsenal invite talented €2m Peruvian 18yo on trial

Arsenal have reportedly invited Peruvian centre-back Arón Sánchez to train with the club in pre-season, ahead of a potential signing.
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Hibs want to allow 5,000 fans for Arsenal friendly

Hibs will apply to have up to 5,000 supporters at Easter Road for the visit of Arsenal for their pre-season friendly in July.
Folarin Balogun after signing his new long-term contract with Arsenal (Photo via Balogun on Twitter)

Arsenal to give star 19yo chance with first-team in pre-season

The expectation is that Folarin Balogun will compete for a place in the Arsenal first-team next season after being assessed in pre-season.
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League. A view of the pitch before the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday, March 14, 2021. Copyright: Julian Finney

Napoli and Emirates Cup: Latest on Arsenal pre-season plans

Arsenal are set to play a friendly against Napoli this summer, with the Emirates Cup also set to make a return, according to reports.
Chelsea v Arsenal - Premier League - Stamford Bridge Arsenal players have a team huddle before the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. Picture date: Wednesday May 12, 2021. Copyright: Adam Davy

Arsenal’s pre-season plans so far: Another fixture confirmed

After confirming another of their planned pre-season fixtures on Tuesday morning, Arsenal's summer schedule is starting to fall into place.
Arsenal Tour Squad for the USA, pre-season 2019

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham in talks over 3-team pre-season Charity tournament

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are in talks over competing in a pre-season tournament that would see most of the money raised dished out to various charities
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League. A view of the pitch before the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday, March 14, 2021. Copyright: Julian Finney

Arsenal pre-season plans: Emirates Cup, Rangers friendly and more

Arsenal are getting their plans for pre-season in place, with the Emirates Cup the latest reported addition to the summer schedule.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on July 14, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal beat QPR 4-3 in first of multiple planned friendlies

Arsenal played the first of multiple behind-closed-doors pre-season friendlies on Tuesday after the return of multiple senior players to training.
Lille's French midfielder Boubakary Soumare celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Lille (LOSC) on May 5, 2019, at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

17 updates: Arsenal to raid Lille again, also reject Monaco bid

MEGA UPDATE 7: Arsenal rejected an offer from Monaco for a young star while Mikel Arteta is gearing up to raid Lille again, this time for a midfielder.
William Saliba on his friendly debut against MK Dons (Photo via David Price on Twitter)

4 Arsenal players who caught the eye in MK Dons friendly

Arsenal won their first pre-season friendly 4-1 against MK Dons on Tuesday, as they prepare for the weekend Community Shield match.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Santi Cazorla of Arsenal holds up the trophy watched by Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal after the FA Community Shield match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal pre-season plans: Community Shield, friendlies, training return dates

Arsenal are planning pre-season friendlies in addition to the Community Shield later this month, after confirming the details of that match.
Konstantinos Mavropanos in training with Stuttgart (Photo via Mavropanos on Twitter)

Arsenal defender already in pre-season training for 2020/21

Konstantinos Mavropanos is already in pre-season training for loan club VfB Stuttgart ahead of the 2020/21 Bundesliga campaign.

Arsenal set surprisingly early date for pre-season return

Arsenal will return for pre-season training surprisingly early according to the latest schedule with the Community Shield not long after.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shake hands after Arsenal's second goal against Real Madrid in pre-season (Photo via AFP)

Arsenal planning pre-season tour in these 2 countries this summer

Arsenal are planning to tour Scotland and Ireland in late August to early September as part of their pre-season plans for the next campaign.
Tyreece John-Jules and Eddie Nketiah celebrating Nketiah's winner against Bayern Munich in pre-season (Photo via

Major summer pre-season tournament already called off due to coronavirus

Arsenal won't take part in the International Champions Cup again this year, as the competition is off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Barcelona v Arsenal: How and when to watch, team news and predicted XI

Arsenal play Barcelona on Sunday evening in their final pre-season game and the starting lineup could well be the one that starts against Newcastle when the Premier League returns next week.
Joe Willock against Olympique Lyonnais in pre-season (Photo via Football.London)

Player ratings vs Lyon: Willock, Aubameyang and Nelson impress but Arsenal slip to 2-1...

Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat to Olympique Lyonnais in the Emirates Cup on Sunday afternoon.
Leaked pictures of Alexandre Lacazette in the new Adidas Arsenal home kit (Photo via Twitter / CannonInsider)

Alexandre Lacazette confirms ankle injury

Alexandre Lacazette has confirmed he suffered a twisted ankle but, like Unai Emery, stated that it is not serious. Alexandre Lacazette was substituted after just...
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal gestures during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

What does booing Shkodran Mustafi achieve?

When Unai Emery was bringing on Shkodran Mustafi alongside Gabriel Martinelli and Dani Ceballos, I made a crack on Twitter that it was ‘top...
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Captain Manuel Almunia of Arsenal lifts the winners' trophy after the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Celtic at Emirates Stadium on August 1, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal injury update ahead of Lyon match

The Arsenal pre-season show hits London this weekend as the Emirates Cup returns and the Gunners face Lyon, but who is injured and unlikely to play?