Tag: Bayer Leverkusen

Arsenal confirm 4 pre-season fixtures, 6 players back in training

Arsenal's pre-season plans are really starting to take shape, with two more fixtures confirmed and six players returning to training.
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 13: Jeremie Frimpong of Netherlands in action during the UEFA EURO 2024 European qualifier match between Netherlands and France at Johan Cruijff Arena on October 13, 2023 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Bundesliga Arsenal target to delay decision until after Euro 2024

Jeremie Frimpong won't make a decision on his future until after Euro 2024, despite reports of interest from Liverpool and Arsenal.
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 25: Granit Xhaka of Bayer 04 Leverkusen lifts the DFB-Pokal Trophy after his team's victory in the DFB Cup 2023/24 final match between 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Olympiastadion on May 25, 2024 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Ex-Arsenal captain 25-yard stunner wins cup final

Former Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka scores winning goal as 10-man Bayer Leverkusen secure German Cup victory and domestic double.
Bayer Leverkusen's Granit Xhaka celebrates scoring the 2-0 goal with his team-mates during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Werder Bremen in Leverkusen, western Germany, on April 14, 2024. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Gunner equals record as he helps team to European final

Granit Xhaka put in a record-equalling performance and provided an assist to help Bayer Leverkusen to progress to the Europa League final unbeaten on Thursday night.
Arsenal's English midfielder #41 Declan Rice celebrates after scoring their late second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 3, 2023. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal inherit Man United’s “Fergie time” crown

Arsenal's late goals echo Man United's "Fergie time" era. Can this mentality win them the Premier League title?

Arsenal dreaming of Bernardo Silva + 10 others linked

Arsenal transfer rumors: Silva in, Vlahovic up for grabs, goalkeeping moves, and a battle for young stars. Get the latest.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen celebrates with fans who have invaded the pitch after the team's victory and winning the Bundesliga title for the first time in their history in the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SV Werder Bremen at BayArena on April 14, 2024. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal after winning title

Granit Xhaka is hoping Arsenal can follow his example and win the league this season, despite Sunday's defeat to Aston Villa.
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 26: Fans of Atletico Mineiro before a match between Atletico Mineiro and Gremio as part of Brasileirao 2023 at Arena MRV on November 26, 2023 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

Arsenal monitor Atlético Mineiro’s Alisson Santana

Reports suggest Arsenal are interested in Atlético Mineiro's 18-year-old talent, Alisson Santana. Learn more about his rise.
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Bayern Munich fans banned from Arsenal Champions League clash 1st leg

Arsenal face Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Can they avenge past defeats with fans banned for the away side?
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 22: General view during a match between Atletico MG and Cruzeiro as part of Brasileirao 2023 at Arena MRV on October 22, 2023 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by João Guilherme/Getty Images)

Alisson Santana: From Brazil’s youth leagues to Arsenal’s radar

Reports suggest Arsenal, Fulham, and Newcastle are interested in Atlético Mineiro's 18-year-old talent, Alisson Santana. Learn more about his rise.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 03: Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen reacts during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund at BayArena on December 03, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Xhaka warns Bayer Leverkusen to learn lessons from Arsenal

Bayer Leverkusen went 10 points clear of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga over the weekend, but Granit Xhaka is taking lessons from his last season with Arsenal.
FLORENCE, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26: Michael Kayode of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A TIM match between ACF Fiorentina and SS Lazio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on February 26, 2024 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Juventus eye Arsenal midfielder as Xhaka “long battle” emerges

Arsenal transfer news: Jorginho to Juventus? Xhaka sale secrets, and a City rivalry for Kayode. 
TOPSHOT - Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka and Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (R) celebrates their team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on May 7, 2023. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal fought to keep Granit Xhaka says Bayer Leverkusen sporting director

Bayer Leverkusen's director reveals the tough negotiations behind Granit Xhaka's summer transfer.
Bayer Leverkusen's Granit Xhaka (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammates during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Mainz 05 in Leverkusen, western Germany on February 23, 2024. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka scores stunner before trolling his own bench

Granit Xhaka scored a stunning goal to help Bayer Leverkusen to go clear at the top of the Bundesliga table on Friday night, before celebrating in amusing fashion.
TOPSHOT - Bayern Munich's English forward #09 Harry Kane reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match between VfL Bochum and FC Bayern Munich in Bochum, western Germany on February 18, 2024. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal fans revel in Kane’s Bayern Munich struggles as ‘Wenger’s curse’ strikes again

Harry Kane's trophy wait may continue. Arsenal fans see signs of Wenger's influence
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20: Victor Boniface of Bayer Leverkusen celebrates after scoring their team's fourth goal during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and VfL Bochum 1848 at BayArena on December 20, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Arsenal have 2 advantages in pursuit of 16-goal striker

Arsenal could have an advantage with any move for star Bundesliga striker Victor Boniface this summer, given the player's personal allegiances.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20: Victor Boniface of Bayer Leverkusen celebrates after scoring their team's fourth goal during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and VfL Bochum 1848 at BayArena on December 20, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Arsenal striking target Boniface says he’s a Gunner at heart

Victor Boniface, Bayer Leverkusen's star striker, reveals he's been a lifelong Arsenal fan, adding a personal twist to Arsenal's reported interest in him.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 06: Jeremie Frimpong of Leverkusen runs with the ball during the DFB cup round of 16 match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SC Paderborn 07 at BayArena on December 06, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Report claims Arsenal to trigger Frimpong’s €40m release clause

Arsenal sets sights on Bayer Leverkusen's Jeremie Frimpong, preparing to activate a €40 million release clause amidst competition from Manchester United and Liverpool.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 06: Jeremie Frimpong of Leverkusen runs with the ball during the DFB cup round of 16 match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SC Paderborn 07 at BayArena on December 06, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

€40m contract situation changes Arsenal’s plan for 30-assist defender

Arsenal's interest in Jeremie Frimpong marks a shift in their transfer strategy, focusing on the summer window due to his €40m release clause at Bayer Leverkusen.

Arsenal chase Bundesliga 23yo with 16 goal contributions

Arsenal are chasing Bayer Leverkusen star Jeremie Frimpong, according to a report from Germany.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20: Victor Boniface of Bayer Leverkusen celebrates after scoring their team's fourth goal during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and VfL Bochum 1848 at BayArena on December 20, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Arsenal with concrete interest in 10-goal €40m striker

Arsenal show keen interest in Bayer Leverkusen's Nigerian striker Victor Boniface, eyeing him as a significant addition to their attacking lineup
Arsenal's English midfielder #07 Bukayo Saka reacts during the English Premier League football match between Luton Town and Arsenal at Kenilworth Road in Luton, north of London on December 5, 2023. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal squad value grows by €350m, no other club close

In a year marked by high-octane football across Europe, Arsenal have stood out, not just for their on-field prowess but also for their remarkable growth in market value.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 14: Jeremie Frimpong and Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen warm up prior to the UEFA Europa League match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Molde FK at BayArena on December 14, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka confirms plan to attend Arsenal game for farewell

Granit Xhaka will return to the Emirates Stadium to watch a game and say goodbye to Arsenal next week, according to the man himself.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 03: Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen reacts during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund at BayArena on December 03, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka channels past Arsenal failure for Leverkusen’s Bundesliga success

Granit Xhaka, leveraging his Arsenal experience, aims to guide Bayer Leverkusen to title success in the Bundesliga
LUTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates victory in front of the fans of Arsenal after the Premier League match between Luton Town and Arsenal FC at Kenilworth Road on December 05, 2023 in Luton, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

“We had patience” Edu on Odegaard’s Arsenal success after poor Real Madrid stint

Edu Gaspar discusses Martin Odegaard's successful transition from Real Madrid to Arsenal, his role in nurturing young talent, and Arsenal's growth under his direction.
TOPSHOT - Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder #08 Martin Odegaard celebrates scoring the team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 2, 2023. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s win over Wolves marked by Saka’s milestone goal

Arsenal secure a 2-1 victory over Wolves with Bukayo Saka's landmark goal, consolidating their top spot in the Premier League amid a tense finish.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - APRIL 20: Jeremie Frimpong of Bayer 04 Leverkusen celebrates after scoring the team's third goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarterfinal Second Leg match between Royale Union Saint-Gilloise and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Stade Joseph Marien on April 20, 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Journalist confirms Arsenal interest in player with £34m clause

Claims of Arsenal interest in Bayer Leverkusen Jeremie Frimpong and a £34m release clause in the player's contract have been confirmed in a new report.
Leverkusen's German midfielder Nadiem Amiri (L) and Leverkusen's Dutch defender Jeremie Frimpong speak after the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig in Leverkusen, western Germany on April 23, 2023.(Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP via Getty Images)

Summer Arsenal target now interested in leaving for €40m clause

After links to Arsenal over the summer, Bayer Leverkusen wing-back Jeremie Frimpong is now interested in leaving his current club in 2024.
Nathan Tella playing for Nigeria (Photo via Tella on Instagram)

Arsenal academy product makes senior Nigeria debut

Arsenal academy product and Gunners fan Nathan Tella made his debut for Nigeria at the weekend, picking the Super Eagles over England.
Bayer Leverkusen's German midfielder #10 Florian Wirtz (R) celebrates scoring the 1-0 goal with Bayer Leverkusen's Dutch defender #30 Jeremie Frimpong during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SC Freiburg in Leverkusen, western Germany on October 29, 2023. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal lead chase for Vermeeren, Wirtz, and Toney

Arsenal targets young stars Arthur Vermeeren, Florian Wirtz, and Ivan Toney in the upcoming January transfer window, leading the chase over rivals.
Bayer Leverkusen's German midfielder #10 Florian Wirtz (R) celebrates scoring the 1-0 goal with Bayer Leverkusen's Dutch defender #30 Jeremie Frimpong during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SC Freiburg in Leverkusen, western Germany on October 29, 2023. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Wirtz’s stellar form sparks €80m duel between Arsenal and Tottenham

Arsenal poised for a strategic bid for Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz, vying with Tottenham and European elites.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Amine Adli of Bayer Leverkusen celebrates with teammate Nathan Tella of Bayer Leverkusen after scoring the team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League 2023/24 group stage match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and BK Häcken at BayArena on September 21, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)

“It hurt me” says former Arsenal youngster about player departure

Nathan Tella talks about his career trajectory from the Arsenal academy to Bayer Leverkusen, sharing his initial disappointment over Granit Xhaka's move.
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 15: Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen looks o during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Allianz Arena on September 15, 2023 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka explains why he left Arsenal

Granit Xhaka opens up about his transfer to Bayer Leverkusen, discussing his time at Arsenal, the differences between the two clubs, and his relationship with coach Xabi Alonso.
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 15: Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen on the ball ahead of Harry Kane of Bayern Munich during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Allianz Arena on September 15, 2023 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka error allows Harry Kane to score

Xhaka's lapse in concentration allows Kane to score, igniting an intense Bundesliga match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - AUGUST 19: Florian Wirtz of Bayer 04 Leverkusen celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with teammates during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and RB Leipzig at BayArena on August 19, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka: Such a return is what you want

Granit Xhaka stars in Bayer Leverkusen's 3-2 victory over RB Leipzig, marking his impressive return to the Bundesliga and showcasing the team's ambition.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Nathan Tella of Southampton celebrates after scoring the team's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Southampton FC at Hillsborough on August 04, 2023 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal youngster’s value rockets, could join Granit Xhaka at Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen is reportedly keen on Southampton's Nathan Tella, the winger trained at Arsenal, following a successful loan at FC Burnley.
Declan Rice signing for Arsenal alongside Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal biggest spenders in Europe

Arsenal emerge as Europe's top spender in summer 2023 transfers, with a staggering expenditure of €231m, largely on three key signings.
Arsenal news and gossip - Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 28, 2023. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal man admits “It wasn’t easy for me to leave”

Granit Xhaka admits it wasn't easy to leave Arsenal, and he didn't want to end up facing the Gunners, but he wanted a new challenge.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - APRIL 20: Moussa Diaby of Leverkusen in action during the UEFA Europa League quarterfinal second leg match between Royale Union Saint-Gilloise and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Stade Joseph Marien on April 20, 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Aston Villa agree €40m+ deal for Arsenal target

Aston Villa are set to sign Arsenal-linked Moussa Diaby from Bayer Leverkusen for a significant fee, according to reports.
Arsenal's Kai Havertz celebrates after scoring a goal during a friendly football match between the Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star team and Arsenal FC, at Audi Field in Washington, DC, on July 19, 2023. (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arteta’s strategy to unleash Havertz’s full potential at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal's manager, suggests that the club's new acquisition, Kai Havertz, could be utilised in a variety of positions in the upcoming season.