Tag: FC Basel

ISERLOHN, GERMANY - JUNE 26: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy arrives at Hemberg-Stadion prior to the Italy training session on June 26, 2024 in Iserlohn, Germany. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Calafiori left out of Bologna pre-season squad ahead of Arsenal move

Riccardo Calafiori's absence from Bologna's pre-season training camp fuels speculation about his imminent transfer to Arsenal.
ISERLOHN, GERMANY - JUNE 26: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy arrives at Hemberg-Stadion prior to the Italy training session on June 26, 2024 in Iserlohn, Germany. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Calafiori rejects Juventus, Tottenham & others to join Arsenal

Arsenal secure the signing of Italian defender Riccardo Calafiori, beating out top European clubs and sparking a financial dispute between former clubs.
ISERLOHN, GERMANY - JUNE 26: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy arrives at Hemberg-Stadion prior to the Italy training session on June 26, 2024 in Iserlohn, Germany. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Legal action threatened as Arsenal €45m+ Calafiori fee to be shared by 3 clubs

Arsenal's agreement to sign Riccardo Calafiori from Bologna triggers a unique sell-on clause, potentially benefiting Basel and Roma financially.
ISERLOHN, GERMANY - JUNE 26: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy arrives at Hemberg-Stadion prior to the Italy training session on June 26, 2024 in Iserlohn, Germany. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Fee agreed as Riccardo Calafiori’s ‘ex’ confirms Arsenal move

Arsenal's pursuit of Bologna's Calafiori takes a positive turn with an agreed fee, but a sell-on clause with Basel remains a hurdle to the transfer's completion.
BERLIN, GERMANY: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy looks on prior to the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between Switzerland and Italy at Olympiastadion on June 29, 2024. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Arsenal remain in talks after €50m 22yo agrees 5-year deal

Arsenal's pursuit of Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori is on hold due to a disagreement over the transfer fee. Will the clubs find common ground?
BOLOGNA, ITALY: Riccardo Calafiori of Bologna FC celebrates after the Serie A TIM match between Bologna FC and US Sassuolo at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on February 03, 2024. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Arsenal face competition from Chelsea and Liverpool for €40m+ Calafiori signature

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori, but face competition from Premier League rivals. The Italian club is open to offers exceeding €40 million.
ISERLOHN, GERMANY: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy arrives at the training ground at Hemberg-Stadion on June 23, 2024. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Arsenal offered chance to sign Italy’s Euro 2024 star Riccardo Calafiori

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori, who has impressed at Euro 2024. However, they face competition from Juventus.
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)

Arsenal Academy involved in FIFA alternative to VAR trial

FIFA introduces Football Video Support (FVS), a simplified alternative to VAR, to be trialed at the U-20 Women's World Cup after a successful debut at the Arsenal-won FIFA Youth Tournament.
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.
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)

Arsenal 27yo has ‘no future’ at the club says top journalist

As Arsenal looks to offload winger Nicolas Pepe this summer, his high wages and inconsistent form pose significant challenges in finding a buyer.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal celebrates after the team's victory during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 22, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Xhaka to extend contract before Switzerland return says brother

Arsenal are in talks with Granit Xhaka over a two-year contract extension with his brother hopeful the midfielder will then return to FC Basel to join him.
Arthur Cabral playing for FC Basel (Photo via Cabral on Instagram)

Arsenal add 27-goal striker to their transfer shortlist

Arsenal are actively looking for a new striker, and Arthur Cabral is the latest player named on the club's reported shortlist.

FC Basel warn Arsenal

FC Basel have reportedly warned Arsenal off their 21-year-old defender, Eray Comert.

Arsenal talks with FC Basel star’s reps today

Arsenal have talks planned over the signing of FC Basel defender Eray Comert and a deal could be done for less than £7m according to reports.

Arsenal schedule talks with FC Basel defender Eray Comert’s representatives

Arsenal have talks planned over the signing of FC Basel defender Eray Comert, and a deal could be done for less than £7m, according to reports.

Arsenal offered FC Basel defender Eder Balanta for just £4m

Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign FC Basel defender Eder Balanta for just £4m, according to reports.

Arsenal interested in Eray Comert

Eray Comert apparently likes Arsenal according to the shortest article on a player linked with Arsenal you are likely to read this year.
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Granit Xhaka on leaving Arsenal and Basel being forced to sign him

Granit Xhaka has admitted he will return to Basel ‘one day,’ aiming to do so around his 30th birthday.
Steven N'Zonzi

Sevilla target Taulant Xhaka to replace N’Zonzi

Sevilla are looking to sign Taulant Xhaka from FC Basel, in preparation for the possibility that they lose Steven N'Zonzi to Arsenal, according to reports.

Arsenal one of four clubs to show interest in Elyounoussi

Arsenal, Huddersfield, Leicester and Southampton have all shown interest in Basel forward Mohamed Elyounoussi, according to reports in Switzerland.
ranit Xhaka Taulant Xhaka Basel

Taulant Xhaka: I dream of playing alongside Granit – at Arsenal or Basel

Taulant Xhaka wants to play alongside his brother Granit again in the future, and says he doesn't mind whether it's at Arsenal or FC Basel.

Newcastle join Arsenal and Man Utd in the race for Oberlin

Newcastle have reportedly joined Arsenal and Manchester United in the race for Red Bull Salzburg striker Dimitri Oberlin.

Arsenal scouts present as Oberlin impresses in Champions League clash

Arsenal were reportedly one of 26 clubs watching FC Basel's Champions League clash against Benfica on Tuesday night hoping to catch a glimpse of Dimitri Oberlin.

Arsenal have stiff competition in their pursuit of Oberlin

Arsenal are reportedly among several top European clubs interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg striker, Dimitri Oberlin.

Xhaka rooting against Man Utd ahead of former side’s Champions League clash

Granit Xhaka says he is rooting for his former club FC Basel to beat Manchester United when the two sides lock horns in the Champions League tonight.

VVV Venlo, FC Utrecht and Basel interested in loaning Kelechi Nwakali

VVV-Venlo, FC Utrecht and FC Basel are interested in loaning Arsenal and Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Nwakali, according to the player's agent.

Elneny nearing departure from Arsenal

Mohamed Elneny is reportedly close to leaving Arsenal after the club held talks with Galatasaray.
Mohamed Elneny

Why did Arsenal buy Elneny?

With Mohamed Elneny struggling for game time last season, it's worth questioning why Arsenal signed the defensive midfielder from Basel a year-and-a-half ago in the first place.
Taulant and Granit Xhaka

West Ham chase Granit Xhaka’s brother – report

West Ham are reportedly chasing Granit Xhaka's older brother, Taulant.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Episode 74: Everyone loves a good ‘coffee machine’

In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Stephen is joined by Anita and Sylvain to discuss Basel, Stoke City, and Bayern...
Laurent Koscielny v West Ham

“We did the job and PSG did not” says Koscielny

Arsenal’s defensive pairing of Rob Holding and Laurent Koscielny spoke to the media immediately after the final whistle in Switzerland on Tuesday night.

Lucas, Xhaka, BTSport and more things we learned about Arsenal against Basel

A comfortable 4-1 victory over Basel means Arsenal beat PSG to the top of our Champions League group table but what else did we learn?
Lucas Perez scores against Basel

Basel brushed aside as Ludogorets hand Arsenal top spot

Arsenal topped their Champions League group with a comprehensive win over Basel while Ludogorets grabbed a surprise draw in Paris.
FC Basel

57 goals, 35 yellows, 3 reds – Basel and Arsenal since they last met

Arsenal travel to Switzerland for their final group game of this year's Champions League. Here's how the side's have fared since they last met.
Arsenal match preview

Preview: Basel vs Arsenal – Plenty to play for

After a morale-boosting 5-1 away victory against West Ham on Saturday evening, an away trip to Switzerland to face Basel is next in store for Arsenal to finish this year's UEFA Champions League group stages.

Elneny reveals Arsenal were about to sign Fabian Schär

Mohamed Elneny has revealed that Arsenal were very close to signing Hoffenheim centreback, Fabian Schär, before we signed him in January instead.
Arsenal tactics

Granit Foundations – Why his integration took so long

In the first of his regular post-match tactics pieces, Amrit Rae explains why it's taken so long to integrate Granit Xhaka at Arsenal

Stat: Santi Cazorla is passmaster once against v Basel

Santi Cazorla once again proved to be a passmaster against Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Player focus: Theo Walcott continues to shine with superb brace v Basel

Theo Walcott put on another superb display in the Champions League against Basel on Wednesday night, scoring a brace and tearing the visitor's defence apart.

Arsenal player ratings v Basel: Theo Walcott is like a new signing

Basel at home is done and dusted, an easy 2-0 win for the Gunners!