Barcelona's new player Belarus international midfielder Alexander Hleb gives a press conference on July 16, 2008 at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona during his official presentation. Hleb signed for Catalan giants Barcelona from English Premiership side Arsenal for 15million euros on a four year contract which will see him team up again with another former Gunner in Thierry Henry. Picture: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

40yo former Arsenal playmaker comes out of retirement to sign for new club

Alexander Hleb is coming out of retirement at the age of 40 to sign for Bahraini Premier League side, Al Khaldiya, for the new season.
Bukayo Saka stands dejected after missing from the penalty spot during the shoot out following the UEFA Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday July 11, 2021. Copyright: Mike Egerton

Episode 297: Arsenal Euros final fallout and pre-season anticipation

Matthew and Anita look back at Italy's shoot-out victory over England, talk selections and send Saka some love taking his first ever professional penalty in England's biggest game in over 50 years.
Bukayo Saka stands dejected after missing from the penalty spot during the shoot out following the UEFA Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday July 11, 2021. Copyright: Mike Egerton

Bukayo Saka abuse prompts strong Arsenal statement

Arsenal have issued a strong statement after Bukayo Saka was racially abused following England's defeat in the Euro 2020 final to Italy on Sunday night.
Dani Ceballos attends the first training session of the team at Soccer City, in Las Rozas, outside Madrid, Spain, 01 July 2021. Copyright: Javier Lizon

Former Arsenal midfielder: "I want to succeed at Real Madrid"

Dani Ceballos is still holding on to his dream that he can make it at Real Madrid despite showing little over two seasons at Arsenal that would have excited the Spanish side.
Santi Cazorla L of Al Sadd SC celebrates with his teammate Akram Afif after scoring a goal during the AFC Asian Champions League group D football match between Al Sadd SC of Qatar and Al Ain FC of United Arab Emirates at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Capital of Qatar, Sept. 15, 2020. Photo by /Xinhua SPQATAR-DOHA-FOOTBALL-AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Nikku

Santi Cazorla named Qatar Player of the Year

Santi Cazorla has been named Qatari FA Best Player of the Year 2020/21 after registering 18 goals and 13 assists with Al-Saad.
Matteo Guendouzi signing for Marseille (Photo via

Matteo Guendouzi admits Marseille confidence played role in move

Matteo Guendouzi completed a loan move to Marseille this week and he admitted the confidence they showed in him, along with their project, helped him decide to move there.
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final second leg match at Stamford Bridge, London. Picture date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Copyright: Adam Davy

Arsenal make Sergio Ramos request but PSG deal now official

Arsenal asked to be kept updated on any future talks over Sergio Ramos' future but the player has now signed for PSG.
Martin Odegaard of Norway during the UEFA Nations League football match between Norway and Northern Ireland on October 14, 2020 in Oslo. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grott / BILDBYRAN

Stronger than ever: Martin Odegaard stands out in Real Madrid training

Martin Odegaard 'dazzled' in Real Madrid training with one report claiming he has returned from his loan spell at Arsenal 'stronger than ever'.
Matteo Guendouzi signing for Marseille (Photo via

Official: Matteo Guendouzi joins Marseille

Matteo Guendouzi has joined Marseille for the season on loan ahead of a permanent move there next summer.
Arsenal's German defender Per Mertesacker (L) and German striker Lukas Podolski (R) attend a training session at the London Colney, North London, on November 3, 2014, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Group D football match between Arsenal and Anderlecht. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK

36yo Arsenal fan favourite signs for Gornik Zabrze

Lukas Podolski has no plans to hang up his boots just yet because, despite being 36, the German feels he has another one or two years left in him and has signed a deal in Poland.
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10 years later, Arsenal youngster returns home after 3 ACL ruptures

10 years after leaving Japan to join Arsenal as a teenager, Ryo Miyaichi has returned to his home country to sign for Yokohama F. Marinos.
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Judge orders UEFA & Premier League European Super League punishments to be scrapped

A judge in Spain has ordered that UEFA and the Premier League scrap all fines issued in the wake of the Super League debacle as they breach European competition law.
Lianne Sanderson of Juventus during the Serie A Femminile match at the Juventus Center, Vinovo. Picture date: 14th April 2019. Picture credit Jonathan Moscrop/Sportimage

Former Arsenal star gets influential role at leading player agency

Former Arsenal player, Lianne Sanderson, has been appointed to head up the women's division of the huge player agency, ICM Stellar Sports.
Armstrong Oko-Flex of Celtic brushes off the challenge of Ben Williamson ActionPlus12127388 Vagelis Georgariou

Former Arsenal youngster leaves Celtic for West Ham

Former Arsenal youngster, Armstrong Oko-Flex, who left the Gunners in 2018 to sign for Celtic, has signed for West Ham.
Jadon Sancho E replaces Bukayo Saka E at the Czech Republic v England UEFA EURO, EM, Europameisterschaft,Fussball 2020 Group D match at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, on June 22, 2020.

“After Saka’s performance, nobody spoke of Sancho anymore”

Bukayo Saka stole the show for England, and one publication in Germany was taken with how the Arsenal youngster has completely outshone Jadon Sancho.
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UEFA forced into LGBTQ+ rainbow armband climbdown

UEFA have been forced to close down an investigation into Manuel Neuer's rainbow armband after it was decided the rainbow is not political but a symbol for diversity.
TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 19: Aaron Ramsey of Juventus FC looks on during the Serie A match between Juventus and Parma Calcio at Allianz Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsey opens up on 2 years of Juventus frustrations amid Arsenal links

Aaron Ramsey has seemingly opened the door for a departure from Juventus two years after arriving on a free.
DORTMUND, GERMANY - MARCH 22: Lukas Podolski of Germany shows appreciation to the fans after his last international match for Germany after the international friendly match between Germany and England at Signal Iduna Park on March 22, 2017 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Get on my nerves: Lukas Podolski hits out at player's wives

Lukas Podolski has criticised the wives of footballers in a bit of a rant that comes with quite heavy sexist undertones.
November 28, 2020: Joel Campbell en un entrenamiento del Leon de Mo xico. Fotografoa: Facebook del Leon Copyright: La Nacion

Whatever happened to Joel Campbell?

Joel Campbell left Arsenal in 2018, so how has he done since leaving the club he was once famously told to 'get out' of 'while you still can'?
Emi Martinez makes his Argentina debut - Argentina World Cup football qualification, Argentina versus Chile Players of Argentina pose for official team photo ActionPlus Fotobaires

How did Emi Martinez do on his Argentina debut?

Emi Martinez made his debut for Argentina this week as they drew 1-1 with Alexis Sanchez's Chile, so how did the former Arsenal man do?
England v Austria - International Friendly - Riverside Stadium England's Bukayo Saka scores their side's first goal of the game during the International Friendly at The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough. Picture date: Wednesday June 2, 2021. Copyright: Lindsey Parnaby

Bukayo Saka suffers injury setback ahead of final pre-Euros friendly

Bukayo Saka has been ruled out of England's final pre-European Championships friendly against Romania on Sunday with an injury.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal FC acknowledges the fans after the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Away goals scrapped as Arsenal drop out of Europe

Arsenal are out of Europe for the first time in 25 years so of course this is when they finally do away with away goals in UEFA competitions.
Dan Crowley with Arsene Wenger (Photo via

2 more former Arsenal youngsters released for free

Dan Crowley and Jon Toral have become the latest former Arsenal youngsters to be released on a free after Jack Wilshere was let go by Bournemouth at the end of his short-term contract.
DERBY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Jack Wilshere of AFC Bournemouth looks on during the warm up prior to during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and AFC Bournemouth at Pride Park Stadium on January 19, 2021 in Derby, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal fan favourite released on a free

Jack Wilshere has been released by Bournemouth after signing for the Cherries on a short-term deal in January not long after expressing Arsenal regrets.
Arsenal Head of Coach and Player Development Marcel Lucassen and Academy Manager Per Mertesacker during the The Checkatrade Trophy group match between Coventry City and Arsenal U21 U 21 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England on 12 September 2018. Copyright: Andy Rowland

Former Arsenal Head of Coach and Player Development gets top Dutch role

Former Arsenal Head of Coach and Player Development, Marcel Lucassen, who resigned from the club as allegations of racist remarks were being investigated, has been appointed Director of Football Development at KNVB.
Hundreds of Arsenal fans gathered outside The Emirates Stadium in London in a oeKroenke out protest demanding the club owner Stanley Kroenke to leave. Owners of the six big British football clubs including Arsenal has become targets of fans after their failed attempt to form a European Super League last week. London United Kingdom - Copyright: Tayfun Salci

Juventus warned of Serie A expulsion over Super League plans

Juventus have been told they will be thrown out of Serie A if they continue to insist on being part of the European Super League which is still clinging on to life.
Arsenal fans hold up a banner against Arsenal's majority owner Stan Kroenke during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS

Episode 284: Arsenal & the Super League: Yes or no?

It has certainly been an interesting week for both Arsenal Football Club, and football as a whole.
Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on February 16, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Tottenham sack Jose Mourinho, Bayern Munich coach wants contract terminated

Tottenham Hotspur have sacked Jose Mourinho just hours after a breakaway European Super League was announced while Hansi Flick has told Bayern Munich he wishes to terminate his contract from the end of the season.

Barcelona top Forbes’ list, Arsenal 8th

Barcelona top Forbes' Soccer Business Most Valuable Clubs list with Arsenal valued at $2.8bn in 8th place.
Rangers' Glen Kamara (left) argues with Slavia Prague's Ondrej Kudela during the UEFA Europa League Round of Sixteen match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Issue date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Copyright: Andrew Milligan

10-match ban for Slavia Prague man who racially abused Rangers’ player

Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela has been handed a 10-match ban by UEFA for his racist abuse of former Arsenal youngster and Rangers' man, Glen Kamara
Jose Mourinho - Dinamo Zagreb v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Europa League Round Of 16 Leg Two ZAGREB, CROATIA - MARCH 18: Coach of Tottenham Hotspur Jose Mourinho before the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Dinamo Zagreb and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium Maksimir on March 18, 2021 in Zagreb, Croatia. Sporting stadiums around Europe remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. Photo by Goran Stanzl/PIXSELL Goran Stanzl/PIXSELL

Jose Mourinho has worse record at Tottenham than Tim Sherwood

Things aren't going well for Jose Mourinho at the minute, so bad in fact, his record at Tottenham is worse than Tim Sherwood's.
Martin Odegaard speaking to after helping the club to a win over Leeds United

Martin Odegaard on boycotting the Qatar World Cup

Martin Odegaard on if Norway should boycott the 2022 World Cup in Qatar due to human rights abuses and why we need to find a way to better influence change.
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UEFA Women’s Euro 2022: Ticketing strategy key to stadium success

Let's look at the challenges facing the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 tournament organisation in terms of ticketing.

Alex Iwobi: I’ve improved at Everton (he hasn’t)

Alex Iwobi believes working under Carlo Ancelotti has helped improve his game since leaving Arsenal, especially in the final third of the pitch.
Newcastle's English midfielder Joe Willock (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on February 6, 2021. (Photo by Owen Humphreys / POOL / AFP)

Joe Willock planned debut Newcastle goal with Allan Saint-Maximin

Joe Willock has explained why his debut goal against Southampton on Saturday was no accident, after a conversation with Allan Saint-Maximin.
Mitchel Bergkamp signs for Watford (pic via Watford FC)

Mitchel Bergkamp signs for Watford after failed Arsenal trial

Mitchel Bergkamp has signed for Watford after a trial with Arsenal was unsuccessful.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal battles for possession with Rodrigo of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on December 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli explains why he didn’t sign for Manchester United

Gabriel Martinelli has been speaking to the Daily Mail and has revealed that he used to train regularly with Manchester United, so why didn't he sign for them?
LONDON, ENGLAND: David Luiz of Arsenal is embraced by Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal as he is substituted off following an injury during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Premier League is not a fair competition

In an overdue move, the Premier League are planning to bring in concussion substitutes, perhaps from as early next week in what will be another rule change in the middle of a competition.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Alfie Doughty of Charlton Athletic breaks away from Dan Crowley during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Charlton Athletic at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on July 15, 2020 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

23yo former Arsenal midfield youngster signs for 9th club

Former Arsenal youngster Dan Crowley has signed for Hull City on loan from Birmingham.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal lifts the FA Cup Trophy with his team mates after their victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Adam Davy/Pool via Getty Images)

FA Cup: Can’t play? Then you’re kicked out

The FA have warned clubs that if they are unable to fulfil their FA Cup obligations because of Covid then they will be kicked out of the competition