Tag: Besiktas

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - April 4: Alex Chamberlain of Besiktas looks on during the Turkish Super League match between Basaksehir and Besiktas at Fatih Terim Stadium on April 4, 2024 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Ahmad Mora/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal and Liverpool star put up for sale after 1 season with new...

Former Arsenal and Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly considering a move to Sheffield United after a challenging year at Besiktas.
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 31: Gabriel Paulista of Atletico Madrid looks on from the substitute bench prior to the LaLiga EA Sports match between Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano at Civitas Metropolitano Stadium on January 31, 2024 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal man agrees Besiktas deal despite desire to return to former club

Former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista is set to join Turkish club Besiktas, ending his short spell at Atletico Madrid and dashing hopes of a Valencia return.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Semih Kilicsoy of Besiktas celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Turkish Super League match between Besiktas and Samsunspor at Vodafone Stadium on April 13, 2024. (Photo by Ahmad Mora/Getty Images)

Agent confirms Arsenal striker interest

Semih Kilicsoy's agent has confirmed that Arsenal are watching his client, but they're yet to make an offer for the player's services.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Mohamed Elneny and Jakub Kiwior of Arsenal celebrate the team's victory at full-time following the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on October 28, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Club excited at prospect of signing Arsenal midfielder for free

After Mohamed Elneny confirms his departure from Arsenal, Turkish club Galatasaray is reportedly interested in signing the experienced midfielder.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Semih Kilicsoy of Besiktas looks on during the Turkish Super League match between Fenerbahce and Besiktas at Ulker Stadium on April 27, 2024. (Photo by Ahmad Mora/Getty Images)

Arsenal scout £21.5m+ teenager for potential summer move

Arsenal are among the clubs keeping tabs on Turkish teenager Semih Kilicsoy ahead of a potential summer move, according to a report.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 05: Semih Klçsoy of Besiktas celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Turkish Super League match between Besiktas and Kasimpasa at Vodafone Stadium on January 5, 2024 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Ahmad by Mora/Getty Images)

Tottenham’s Semih Kılıçsoy pursuit complicated by Arsenal interest

Arsenal and Manchester City muscle in on Tottenham's pursuit of Besiktas' rising star Semih Kılıçsoy, setting the stage for a potential transfer battle.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - DECEMBER 9: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Besiktas looks on during the Turkish Super League match between Besiktas and Fenerbahce at Besiktas Park Stadium on December 9, 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Ahmad Mora/Getty Images)

Ex Arsenal and Liverpool star picks up another season-ending injury

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's career is plagued by injuries. Once a rising star, his spells at Arsenal and Liverpool were marred by setbacks and he's injured again.
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, acknowledges the fans after the team's victory in the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal FC at City Ground on January 30, 2024 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal join Aston Villa in race for 8 goals in 7 striking wonderkid

Arsenal join Aston Villa in pursuit of Turkish wonderkid Semih Kılıçsoy! The 18-year-old striker is on fire, scoring 8 goals in 7 games
Arsenal's Jorginho (L) speaks with referee Anthony Taylor during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 4, 2024. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arteta u-turn! Jorginho set to stay at Arsenal?

Jorginho's form & Arteta's faith spark contract talks. Will Arsenal extend his deal?
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND: Cedric Soares and Martin Oedegaard of Arsenal celebrates following their side's victory in the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on November 12, 2022. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Unwanted Arsenal man’s wage demands blocked January exit

Cedric wants gold! Arsenal defender rejects Benfica move for bigger payday
Arsenal's German-born Portuguese defender Cedric Soares claps fans after the UEFA Europa League Group A football match between Arsenal and FC Zurich at The Arsenal Stadium in London, on November 3, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Unwanted man set to stay with Arsenal

Cedric to stay with Arsenal until summer! Turkish transfer fails, and he leave on a free in July
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Ex-Arsenal star signs for Atletico Madrid

Former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista is set to sign with Atletico Madrid, closing his chapter at Valencia
Arsenal's German-born Portuguese defender Cedric Soares claps fans after the UEFA Europa League Group A football match between Arsenal and FC Zurich at The Arsenal Stadium in London, on November 3, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

From high wages to new horizons: Unwanted Arsenal man in demand 

Out-of-favour Arsenal defender Cedric Soares attracts surprise transfer interest from Turkish clubs Galatasaray and Besiktas, hinting at a possible January move.
Arsenal's midfielder Jorginho celebrates his penalty kick 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) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal midfielder snatches lifeline and rejects Turkish offers

Arsenal ace Jorginho digs his heels in! Midfielder rejects Turkish suitors Besiktas and Trabzonspor, setting stage for fight for Arteta's trust or a grander transfer saga | Read all the latest Jorginho news here [link to relevant article].
PSV Eindhoven's Belgian midfielder #24 Ismael Saibari (R) and Arsenal's Portuguese defender #17 Cedric fight for the ball during a UEFA Champions League group B football match between PSV Eindhoven and Arsenal FC at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, on December 12, 2023. (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

4th club join January race for Arsenal 32yo set to leave

Galatasaray are interested in a permanent deal for Arsenal defender Cedric Soares, as they prepare to sell current right-back Sacha Boey.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND: Mohamed Elneny, Cedric Soares, and teammates of Arsenal applaud fans following the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Brentford and Arsenal at Gtech Community Stadium on September 27, 2023. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Nothing imminent for Arsenal but 1 player could leave next week

Arsenal aren't imminently set to do any transfer business, but there could be some movement for the likes of Cedric Soares next week.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND: Mohamed Elneny, Cedric Soares, and teammates of Arsenal applaud fans following the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Brentford and Arsenal at Gtech Community Stadium on September 27, 2023. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Transfer talks underway for Arsenal defender to leave

Cedric Soares is a serious January target for Besiktas, who are in need of a right-back as Valentin Rosier prepares to join OGC Nice.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal thanks the support pushed by Captain Martin Odegaard during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Brentford and Arsenal at Gtech Community Stadium on September 27, 2023. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal midfielder may leave this month amid interest from 4+ clubs

Mohamed Elneny may still leave Arsenal before the end of the January transfer window, despite linking up with Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations this month.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Mohamed Elneny and Jakub Kiwior of Arsenal celebrate the team's victory at full-time following the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on October 28, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Clubs from 2 countries show interest in Arsenal AFCON star

Mohamed Elneny is attracting interest from Turkey and Saudi Arabia as he prepares to feature at the Africa Cup of Nations, according to reports.
TOPSHOT - Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder #25 Mohamed Elneny heads the ball during the English League Cup third round football match between Brentford and Arsenal at the Brentford Community Stadium in London on September 27, 2023. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

3 clubs interested in Arsenal midfielder

Mohamed Elneny, Arsenal's seasoned midfielder, is drawing interest from three prominent clubs as he approaches the end of his contract.
Mohamed Elneny returns to training with Arsenal (Photo via Elneny on Instagram)

Club intensifies efforts to sign Arsenal midfielder

Trabzonspor intensifies its efforts to sign Mohamed Elneny from Arsenal, with Beşiktaş's Valentin Rosier also on their radar as they aim to strengthen their squad.
Arsenal's German-born Portuguese defender Cedric Soares claps fans after the UEFA Europa League Group A football match between Arsenal and FC Zurich at The Arsenal Stadium in London, on November 3, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal seek to offload Cedric as contact is made

Arsenal are actively looking to offload fullback Cedric Soares, with Turkish clubs Besiktas and Trabzonspor showing interest in the 32-year-old.
PSV Eindhoven's Belgian midfielder #24 Ismael Saibari (R) and Arsenal's Portuguese defender #17 Cedric fight for the ball during a UEFA Champions League group B football match between PSV Eindhoven and Arsenal FC at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, on December 12, 2023. (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal 32yo increasingly likely to leave in January – 3 clubs interested

It's increasingly likely Cedric Soares will leave Arsenal in January, despite recent reports to the contrary, with three clubs in for him.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Besiktas looks on during the Turkish Super League match between Besiktas and Fenerbahce at Besiktas Park Stadium on December 9, 2023. (Photo by Ahmad Mora/Getty Images)

Former Gunner receives long-overdue 1st red card

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was shown a somewhat overdue first red card of his career in midweek, after a clash with FC Lugano's Renato Steffen.
COLOGNE, GERMANY - OCTOBER 07: Former German national player Lukas Podolski seen on the TV platform prior to the international friendly match between Germany and Turkey at RheinEnergieStadion on October 07, 2020 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Financial struggles and tears: 4 ex-Arsenal stars make headlines

Four former Arsenal players have been in the news recently for different reasons, ranging from injuries to financial difficulties, coaching aspirations and mental game comparisons.
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal reacts during the Carabao Cup Second Round between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on August 25, 2021 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal forward in complex exit talks as time runs out

Arsenal's Nicolas Pépé finds himself caught between two football markets, with Besiktas and Al-Shabab as possible destinations. The Gunners look to navigate a challenging exit.
Nicolas Pepe dedicating his celebration to his new-born baby (Photo via Pepe on Instagram)

Arsenal outcast has medical but there is a problem

Arsenal are insisting on a £4m transfer fee for Nicolas Pepe, a player who appears to have lost his sheen. With conflicting reports about his move to Besiktas, it's becoming a tale of "will he, won't he."
Nicolas Pepe playing for the Ivory Coast (Photo via OGC Nice on Twitter)

Saudi club still chasing Arsenal man with deadline on Thursday

Besiktas have denied that they're closing in on the signing of Nicolas Pepe, with Saudi club Al-Shabab FC making an offer for the winger.
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe controls the ball during the UEFA Europa Conference League Quater Final football match between Nice (OGCN) and FC Basel at the Allianz Riviera in Nice, on April 20, 2023. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Medical for Arsenal forward as transfer exit looms

Nicolas Pepe is holding a medical today in Paris ahead of a move to Besiktas, finally accepting the transfer after the closure of the British transfer window.
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe (L) celebrates with Nice's French defender Melvin Bard after scoring his team's third goal during the French L1 football match between OGC Nice and Montpellier Herault SC at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, south-eastern France, on January 11, 2023. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Germany & Saudi clubs make late enquiries for Arsenal transfer

Clubs from Germany and Saudi Arabia have made enquiries over a late move for Nicolas Pepe, with Besiktas seemingly fading from the race.
Rob Holding and Ben White with Arsenal on the pre-season tour (Photo via Arsenal on Instagram)

Arsenal fan favourite’s exit talks begin

Besiktas reportedly open talks with Arsenal for Rob Holding, Arsenal's centre-back, raising questions about the defender's future at the Emirates.
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe (R) celebrates with Nice's French defender Melvin Bard after scoring his team's third goal during the French L1 football match between OGC Nice and Montpellier Herault SC at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, south-eastern France, on January 11, 2023. - (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal have decision to make after Besiktas offer 3-year deal

Besiktas have offered Nicolas Pepe a three-year contract, but Arsenal are yet to decide on the manner of his departure.
Liverpool's English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain controls the ball as he attends a team training session at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, north west England, on April 26, 2022, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match against Villareal. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal and Liverpool man completes unexpected move

Former Arsenal and Liverpool player, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, has agreed on a transfer to Besiktas, reflecting on an injury-riddled career.
Ivory Coast's forward Nicolas Pepe (L) attends a training session on the eve of the friendly football match between France and Ivory Coast at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille, southern France on March 24, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal outcast agrees personal terms with new club

Nicolas Pepe has agreed personal terms with Besiktas, with their club president travelling to England to try and complete a deal.
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe (L) celebrates with Nice's French defender Melvin Bard after scoring his team's third goal during the French L1 football match between OGC Nice and Montpellier Herault SC at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, south-eastern France, on January 11, 2023. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal set to terminate contract so 28yo can leave for free

Besiktas have a genuine interest in Nicolas Pepe, with the winger set to negotiate a contract termination with Arsenal.
Nicolas Pepe dedicating his celebration to his new-born baby (Photo via Pepe on Instagram)

Arsenal make costly but sensible Nicolas Pepe decision

Nicolas Pepe, Arsenal's second most expensive signing, is reportedly in talks to terminate his contract and make a move to Besiktas

Besiktas move for Rob Holding alternative collapses

Besiktas' move for Southampton defender Lyanco has collapsed, but the chances of a return for Arsenal's Rob Holding remain slim.
Rob Holding and Ben White with Arsenal on the pre-season tour (Photo via Arsenal on Instagram)

Arsenal reject underwhelming bid for fan favourite

Arsenal are set to reject an opening offer from Besiktas for the transfer of Rob Holding, according to a report.
Mohamed Elneny runs on the London Colney training pitches (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Mikel Arteta favourite wanted for loan until end of contract

Besiktas are once again targeting a move for Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, according to reports from Turkey.

Besiktas make Arsenal an offer for Mohamed Elneny

Besiktas have made an offer for Mohamed Elneny, according to a report, hoping to conclude a deal before the Turkish transfer deadline.