Tag: FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona, also known as Barcelona or Barça, is a professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Founded in 1899, Barcelona currently compete in La Liga, the top tier of Spanish football. The club has won 26 league titles, 30 Copa del Rey titles, and a record 13 Supercopa de España titles, as well as a number of European and international competitions. Barcelona’s home ground is Camp Nou, which has a capacity of over 99,000 spectators.

Arsenal favourites to beat Barcelona to midfield signing

Arsenal are one of three clubs in for Mikel Merino this summer, but the Gunners are currently the favourites for the signing.
COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 30: Nico Williams of Spain during the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between Spain and Georgia at Cologne Stadium on June 30, 2024 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Chelsea offer €58m Arsenal target €15m a season wages

Arsenal's pursuit of Spanish winger Nico Williams has taken a dramatic turn as Chelsea enter the fray with a staggering €15 million-a-season salary offer. The Gunners, who have long admired the 21-year-old, now face stiff competition from their London rivals for the Euro 2024 star's signature.
Spain's midfielder #06 Mikel Merino addresses a press conference of Spain's national football team, ahead of the UEFA Euro 2024 European football Championships, in Donaueschingen, on June 12, 2024. (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta’s ‘secret talks’ with 28yo Spanish midfielder

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta's direct contact with Mikel Merino sparks transfer speculation. Is it a secret tactic or a transparent approach? The race for the Real Sociedad midfielder heats up.
Spain's forward #08 Mariona Caldentey celebrates after scoring her team's third goal during the UEFA Women's Nations League group A4 football match between Spain and Sweden, at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga on December 5, 2023.(Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal confirm signing of 28yo Barcelona forward

Arsenal sign World Cup-winning midfielder Mariona Caldentey from Barcelona. The Spanish playmaker brings her creative flair and trophy-winning experience to the Gunners.
BARCELONA, SPAIN: Jules Kounde of FC Barcelona runs with the ball during the LaLiga EA Sports match between FC Barcelona and UD Las Palmas at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on March 30, 2024. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal contact Barcelona over France international

Arsenal are interested in Barcelona defender Jules Kounde, with the La Liga side demanding a significant offer to let the French international leave.
MALLORCA, SPAIN - JUNE 08: Mikel Merino of Spain looks on during the international friendly match between Spain and Northern Ireland at Estadi de Son Moix on June 08, 2024 in Mallorca, Spain. (Photo by Rafa Babot/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta phonecall gives Arsenal edge over cash-strapped Barcelona

Arsenal are reportedly leading the race for Real Sociedad's Mikel Merino, with Mikel Arteta's direct approach proving more appealing than Barcelona's delayed pursuit.
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 01: View of the FIFA logo on a flag during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Canada and Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Can Arsenal secure a spot in the inaugural FIFA Women’s Club World Cup?

Arsenal women's team sets its sights on the inaugural Women's Club World Cup, with Champions League success being the key to qualification.
Spain's midfielder #06 Mikel Merino addresses a press conference of Spain's national football team, ahead of the UEFA Euro 2024 European football Championships, in Donaueschingen, on June 12, 2024. (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona believe Arsenal are biggest threat in €50m midfielder chase

Arsenal emerges as a surprise contender in the race for Real Sociedad midfielder Mikel Merino, posing a significant challenge to Barcelona's pursuit.
MUNICH, GERMANY: Joshua Kimmich of FC Bayern München runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Allianz Arena on March 09, 2024. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich’s Kimmich considering Arsenal transfer

Arsenal are one of just five clubs Joshua Kimmich is considering joining this summer, with Bayern Munich prepared to sell.
BARCELONA, SPAIN: Mikayil Faye of FC Barcelona looks on prior to the LaLiga EA Sports match between FC Barcelona and UD Las Palmas at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on March 30, 2024. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal 19yo Barcelona target considering transfer

Arsenal aren't yet close to the signing of Mikayil Faye from Barcelona, but the player is thinking about leaving, according to reports.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal celebrates victory with teammates after the Barclays Women´s Super League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Meadow Park on May 18, 2024 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Arsenal Women’s summer transfer plans: Who’s in and who’s out?

Arsenal Women's summer transfer window heats up with a number of departures and arrivals expected. Who's staying, who's going, and who's on the radar?
Spain's forward #08 Mariona Caldentey celebrates after scoring her team's third goal during the UEFA Women's Nations League group A4 football match between Spain and Sweden, at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga on December 5, 2023.(Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal still on track to sign 28yo Barcelona striker

Arsenal remain hopeful of signing Barcelona star Mariona Caldentey, despite the Catalan club's recent success.
BARCELONA, SPAIN: Mikayil Faye of FC Barcelona looks on prior to the LaLiga EA Sports match between FC Barcelona and UD Las Palmas at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on March 30, 2024. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal enquire over £17m Barcelona teenager

Arsenal have enquired about Barcelona defender Mikayil Faye, with his current club hoping to raise £17m or more from his sale.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 20: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou on May 20, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal make decision on €60m Martin Zubimendi move

Arsenal have ended their pursuit of Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi, who prefers a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid or Barcelona.
BILBAO, SPAIN: Nico Williams of Athletic Bilbao celebrates scoring the 2nd goal during the Copa del Rey Semifinal match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Atletico de Madrid at San Mames Stadium on February 29, 2024. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Arsenal to trigger 21yo winger’s €50m release clause

Arsenal are reportedly ready to activate Nico Williams' €50m release clause, making the Athletic Bilbao winger a top target for the summer transfer window.
Spain's forward #08 Mariona Caldentey celebrates after scoring her team's third goal during the UEFA Women's Nations League group A4 football match between Spain and Sweden, at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga on December 5, 2023.(Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

Caldentey drops exit hint: Arsenal move on the cards for Barcelona forward

Barcelona star Mariona Caldentey hints at departure, fuelling rumours of a potential move to Arsenal. Will the Gunners secure the Champions League hero's signature?
A general view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal leads race for Hajduk Split’s midfield maestro Pukstas

Arsenal renews interest in American midfield prospect Rokas Pukstas. The Hajduk Split starlet's impressive performances have caught the eye of Premier League clubs.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal pre-match during the 2021/22 Pre Season Friendly Mind series tournament match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 8 August 2021. Copyright: Andy Rowland

Depression “started a little before I was fired from Arsenal” Aubameyang admits

Former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals his struggle with depression and alcohol after leaving the club, highlighting the mental health challenges faced by footballers.
CADIZ, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 09: Hector Bellerin of Real Betis Balompie arrives to the stadium prior to the LaLiga EA Sports match between Cadiz CF and Real Betis at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla on February 09, 2024 in Cadiz, Spain. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal fan favourite receives surprising international call-up

Former Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has been surprisingly called up to represent Catalonia in an upcoming international friendly against Panama.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: Lotte Wubben-Moy of Arsenal during the Barclays Women's Super League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal FC at Villa Park on March 24, 2024 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Arsenal Women’s summer plans: US tour, Champions League, and new signings

Arsenal Women gear up for pre-season US tour as Lotte Wubben-Moy is named Player of the Season. The Gunners eye new signings and Champions League qualification.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 20: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou on May 20, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona financial woes open midfielder door for Arsenal

Arsenal are frontrunners to sign Martin Zubimendi, but Barcelona's financial issues complicate the transfer. Could Bayern Munich join the race?
Newcastle United's Swedish striker #14 Alexander Isak reacts after they concede their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on January 13, 2024. Man City won the game 3-2. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona complicate Arsenal’s Isak pursuit

Arsenal's pursuit of Alexander Isak hits a snag as Barcelona enters the race. Could the striker be headed to Spain instead?
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 20: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou on May 20, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal in Martin Zubimendi negotiations as Barcelona deal stalls

Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Martin Zubimendi. Get the latest on the transfer battle with Barcelona for the €50m star.
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Arsenal enter race for Brazilian prodigy Estevão Willian

Arsenal join Chelsea in the fight for Brazilian wonderkid Estevão Willian. Could Edu Gaspar be the deciding factor?
AL AHSAA, SAUDI ARABIA: Ruben Neves of Al Hilal prior to the Saudi Pro League match between Al Fateh and Al-Hilal at Prince Abdullah Bin Jalawi Stadium on November 3, 2023. (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images)

27yo midfielder reveals Arsenal tried to sign him before Al-Hilal move

Ruben Neves opens up about Arsenal's pursuit, his move to Al-Hilal, and his ambitions for a European return.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 30: Mikayil Faye of FC Barcelona looks on prior to the LaLiga EA Sports match between FC Barcelona and UD Las Palmas at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on March 30, 2024 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal interested in untested Barcelona youngster with €400m release clause

Arsenal linked to Barcelona's young defender Mikayil Faye, but he comes with a hefty €400m release clause. Can the Gunners land him?
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 30: Mikayil Faye of FC Barcelona looks on prior to the LaLiga EA Sports match between FC Barcelona and UD Las Palmas at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on March 30, 2024 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal eye untested €30m Barcelona talent

Arsenal set their sights on Barcelona's 19-year-old winger Mikayil Faye. But will they pay the €30 million asking price for an uncapped player?
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 30: Joao Cancelo of FC Barcelona looks on prior to the LaLiga EA Sports match between FC Barcelona and UD Las Palmas at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on March 30, 2024 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal revive interest in outgoing Manchester City outcast

Arsenal reignite interest in João Cancelo! Out-of-favour Man City full-back linked with Emirates switch. Can Arteta convince him?
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta arrives for a press conference on the eve of their UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg football match against FC Porto at the Dragao stadium in Porto on February 20, 2024. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Clear Mikel Arteta Arsenal stance amid Barcelona links

Mikel Arteta is happy at Arsenal and has no plans to leave the club despite links with a move to Barcelona, according to a report.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND: Amadou Onana of Everton celebrates after scoring the team's first goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Southampton FC at Goodison Park on January 14, 2023. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Barcelona could lose out on Amadou Onana as Arsenal and Man Utd prepare offers

Arsenal and Man Utd are reportedly set to make offers for Everton's Amadou Onana, potentially outbidding Barcelona for the midfielder.
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)

Why Mikel Arteta is unlikely to leave Arsenal for Barcelona

Reports suggest FC Barcelona are interested in Mikel Arteta as a potential manager. However, his current success at Arsenal makes a move unlikely.
LUTON, ENGLAND: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates after Gabriel Jesus scores the teams second goal during the Premier League match between Luton Town and Arsenal FC at Kenilworth Road on December 05, 2023. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Barcelona eye Arsenal star in potential €100m Arsenal move

Barcelona want Arsenal's Martinelli. €100m bid & speculation over his future create tense situation for Gunners.
BARCELONA, SPAIN: Frenkie de Jong of FC Barcelona looks on during the LaLiga EA Sports match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on January 27, 2024. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Could Arsenal sign Barcelona star, Swedish prodigy and electric winger?

Arsenal transfer news! Linked with Barcelona's De Jong, Swedish star Larsson, and winger Nico Williams.
BARCELONA, SPAIN: Frenkie de Jong of FC Barcelona looks on during the LaLiga EA Sports match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on January 27, 2024. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona may sell Arsenal-linked midfielder this summer

Barcelona may be open to selling Frenkie de Jong this summer, reportedly putting Arsenal on alert.
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the LaLiga EA Sports match between Real Sociedad and Deportivo Alaves at Reale Arena on January 02, 2024. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Arsenal plot very strong summer move for La Liga midfielder

Arsenal will go in very strongly for Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi this summer, according to reports.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 20: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou on May 20, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal and Bayern Munich lock horns over Real Sociedad’s Zubimendi

Arsenal and Bayern Munich set for a summer showdown over Real Sociedad's Martin Zubimendi. Will Arteta's admiration secure the midfield talent?
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 boss set for new contract amid Barcelona links

Barcelona's interest in Mikel Arteta is genuine, but the Arsenal manager is understood to be on track to extend his contract with the Gunners.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on November 04, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Arteta commits to Arsenal, rubbishes “Totally fake news” reports

Mikel Arteta shuts down rumours of leaving Arsenal for Barcelona, calling them "totally fake news." Read his passionate commitment to the Gunners and why he's focused on building Arsenal's future.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta applauds at the end of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 20, 2024. Arsenal wins 5 - 0 against Crystal Palace. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

New reports confirm the truth of Arteta-Barcelona reports

Mikel Arteta has no intention to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, despite trouble-making reports from Spain over the weekend.
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 2: Gabriel Moscardo of Corinthians looks on during the match between Corinthians and Internacional as part of Brasileirao Series A 2023 at Neo Quimica Arena on December 2, 2023 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Ricardo Moreira/Getty Images)

Moscardo chooses PSG, leaving Arsenal empty-handed

Arsenal miss out! Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Moscardo chooses PSG's Champions League dream over north London hopes in £17m transfer | French giants loan midfielder back to Corinthians.