Tag: Germany

Germany's Kai Havertz celebrates after scoring Germany's second goal during the friendly football match between France and Germany, at the Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on March 23, 2024. (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE/AFP via Getty Images)

“A lot of fun”: Arsenal 24yo stars and scores against France

Kai Havertz put in an excellent performance for Germany against France on Saturday, whilst keeping his goalscoring form going.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07: The Federation Square big screen during the Matildas squad announcement ahead of the AFC Women's Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024 Asian Qualifiers, at Federation Square on February 07, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Josh Chadwick/Getty Images)

Race for Paris 2024 heats up: Which women’s teams will qualify for the Olympics?

Discover which teams have qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics women's football and the impact on Arsenal's pre-season.
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - NOVEMBER 21: TV expert Per Mertesacker looks on prior to the international friendly match between Austria and Germany at Ernst Happel Stadion on November 21, 2023 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Arsenal man criticises Germany’s team dynamics after Austria defeat

Per Mertesacker critiques the German national team's performance following their 2-0 loss to Austria, highlighting issues of individualism and lack of team spirit.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, looks on during 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)

Former referee says ‘world are laughing at us’ after VAR decisions in Arsenal defeat

Explore Keith Hackett's critique of Premier League refereeing standards and his take on the Arsenal-Newcastle VAR controversy.
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.
Kai Havertz wearing a Germany training jumper, walking on a football pitch with teammates and a stadium backdrop.

Arsenal star signs lucrative 3-year PUMA deal

Kai Havertz signs a lucrative deal with PUMA, marking an important milestone in his career. Despite early-season challenges at Arsenal, his commercial value remains high.
Arsenal's German midfielder Kai Havertz (L) vies with Manchester City's English defender John Stones (R) during the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium, in London, August 6, 2023. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal international has minor operation before travelling

Kai Havertz has joined up with the German national team after a minor delay due to a dental operation, according to reports.
He goes very fast, it seems, and even a little too fast according to those who have had the chance to see him play for more than a few minutes. A technical profile in line with his accelerated start to his career. Or rather offbeat. If Marquinhos (20 years old) is today on loan at Nantes, he recognizes it, it is because it was an opportunity. “A very good club, ambitious, which was looking to grow after a bad season. My goal is to succeed at Arsenal, with my agents and the club's managers, we saw that the best for me, for my adaptation to Europe, was to continue for another year elsewhere, to have more game time. " “Ligue 1 is more physical than the Premier League and, like Arsenal, Nantes likes to have the ball” MARQUINHOS Another way of saying he left too soon for too big a club. A year ago, Arsenal took advantage of a loophole in the Pelé law to recruit a player for 3 million euros who would have cost them three or four times more if he had been protected by a long contract. An opportunistic purchase for the club which led to a blank season for the right winger, dumped too quickly into the European jungle. “At first it was a bit difficult because of the language. I had English lessons in Brazil, but it is totally different from having to speak, express yourself on a daily basis. Everything was new to me. The three Brazilians who were there helped me a lot (Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Magalhaes, Gabriel Martinelli). » His six-month loan to Norwich, in the Championship, was a success. After a fiery first match against Cardiff (one goal, one assist), his statistics no longer changed (in 11 appearances). His explosive profile must serve in a team that sometimes lacks depth, as does his ability to play as a second striker, the position he occupied in his professional debut. “I also think that Ligue 1 is more physical than the Premier League and that, like Arsenal, Nantes likes to have the ball. » He has a clear vision of his strong points, “speed and finishing” and has imported, to Nantes, the framework which reassures him. “I live with my mother and my two older brothers (26 and 22 years old), the house is always full,” he smiles. The youngest (15 years old) stayed in Brazil with his father, who chaperones the second apprentice footballer in the family. Before signing, he was reassured about the family dimension of the club by Andrei Girotto. Like Adson, he spends a lot of his free time playing video games and quotes Neymar when an idol is mentioned. “He left an indelible mark by becoming the top scorer for the Seleçao,” he argues. People experience football so intensely that very often they don't understand what we do off the field. We should just thank him for everything he has done for football and for what he continues to do with the Brazilian selection.

Tomiyasu’s comeback, Marquinhos’ European journey and Marcelo Flores’ debated move to Mexico

Exploring the dynamics of Arsenal players: Takehiro Tomiyasu's comeback, Marquinhos' European journey and Marcelo Flores' debated move to Mexico's Tigres.
France's defender William Saliba arrives for a press conference at the Jassim-bin-Hamad Stadium in Doha on December 2, 2022, during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal 22yo to step into starting lineup against Germany

William Saliba is set to step into the starting lineup for France against Germany on Tuesday night, after featuring as a substitute on Thursday.
BREMEN, GERMANY - JUNE 12: Kai Havertz of Germany celebrates after scoring the team's second goal during the International Friendly match between Germany and Ukraine at Wohninvest Weserstadion on June 12, 2023 in Bremen, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Kai Havertz gets Germany despite criticism from Arsenal fans

Kai Havertz, the Arsenal midfielder, has been selected for Germany's upcoming match against Japan in Wolfsburg. The call-up comes at a critical juncture for Havertz who has faced recent scrutiny from Arsenal fans.
WARSAW, POLAND: Jakub Kiwior of Poland celebrates with teammates after scoring their side's first goal during the international friendly match between Poland and Germany at Stadion Narodowy on June 16, 2023. (Photo by Rafal Oleksiewicz/Getty Images)

Video: Arsenal 23yo scores 1st international goal vs Germany

Arsenal's Jakub Kiwior scored his first international goal for Poland on Friday, whilst helping them to a clean sheet against Germany.
CREWE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Arthur Okonkwo of Crewe Alexandra in action during the Sky Bet League Two between Crewe Alexandra and Northampton Town at Mornflake Stadium on August 20, 2022 in Crewe, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Clubs line up as Arsenal contemplate impressive 21yo’s future

Arthur Okonkwo's stellar performance on loan sparks global interest, with potential transfers on the horizon for the Arsenal goalkeeper.
NUREMBERG, GERMANY - JULY 08: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal reacts with head coach Mikel Arteta after the pre-season friendly match between 1. FC Nürnberg and Arsenal F.C. at Max-Morlock-Stadion on July 08, 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s pre-season: Germany return and USA trip

Discover Arsenal's evolving pre-season plans, from revisiting Adidas’ headquarters in Germany to an American tour. What's on the horizon for the Gunners?
UNSPECIFIED, ESTONIA - MAY 14: Michelle Agyemang of England competes with Emilia Szymczak of Poland during the UEFA Women's European Under-17 Championship 2022/23 Group B match between England and Poland at Voru Spordikeskuse staadion on May 14, 2023 in Voru, Estonia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images )

Arsenal youngster scores 2 as England beat Poland in u17 Euro opener

Arsenal's Agyemang shines with two goals as England triumphs in tournament opener with 2-1 win over Poland, despite being reduced to 10 players.
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

German national team look to poach key Arsenal man

The German national team are looking at Arsenal's Per Mertesacker to replace Oliver Bierhoff as their managing director, according to a report.
Bernd Leno of Arsenal in action during Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London - 23rd April 2021 Arsenal v Everton, Premier League, Football, The Emirates Stadium, London, UK - 23 Apr 2021 Photo by Holly Allison/TPI/Shutterstock

Arsenal international not called up for 1st time since 2019

Bernd Leno has missed out on the Germany squad for the upcoming international break, after dropping out of the Arsenal side.
Ivory Coast's forward Nicolas Pepe (L) kicks the ball during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Round of 16 football match between Ivory Coast and Mali at the Suez Stadium in the north-eastern Egyptian city on July 8, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP / Getty Images)

Full chronological international fixture schedule for Arsenal players over the break

A number of the Arsenal squad have headed out on international duty over the current break, so let's have our usual look at when they'll all be in action.
Gabon's forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrives for a training session in Libreville on January 20, 2017 during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon. / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS

Full fixture schedule for Arsenal’s nine senior international call-ups

The international break is underway again, so let's take a look at the Arsenal players set to be involved for their countries.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Leonie Maier of Arsenal in action during the pre season friendly match between Arsenal Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at Meadow Park on August 25, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images)

Knee problem forces Leonie Maier out of German squad

Leonie Maier has not been included in the German national squad as she is suffering with a knee problem.

Bernd Leno: It’s hard to sit on the bench for Germany, you have to...

Bernd Leno has admitted his disappointment at not being the first-choice option for Germany, though he concedes that has a lot to do with the strength of the alternatives.
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 15: Mesut Oezil celebrates on the open top bus at the German team victory ceremony on July 15, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match against Argentina in Rio de Janeiro on July 13. (Photo by Markus Gilliar - Pool/Getty Images)

Mathieu Flamini: It wasn’t easy for Mesut Özil to stand up to the German...

Mathieu Flamini has praised Mesut Özil's stand against the German FA, calling on other players to use their social influence for good in the same way.

German FA make moves to help transgender fans

The German FA recently took the step of introducing unisex toilets to help ease the struggles of transgender people at their games.
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Mesut Ozil names best young player in Arsenal squad & his pride at being...

Mesut Ozil was asked to name the player he thinks is the best young talent in the Arsenal squad. His answer was definitive

Brandt: The Erdogan controversy didn’t distract us, Özil isn’t why we went out

It may have taken over a month, but finally one of Özil's Germany teammates has spoken out in his defence, and insisted the 29-year-old isn't to blame for their poor tournament.
SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 23: Mesut Oezil of Germany sit on the team bench during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Sweden at Fisht Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Fans hold demonstration against media treatment of Özil as he loses sponsor

150 people held a demonstration against the 'racist' treatment of Mesut Özil by the German media and the DFB, after the player spoke out over it in an Instagram statement.
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images, )

Turkey hails Mesut Ozil’s statement attacking DFB

Turkish ministers reacted positively to the news that Mesut Ozil would no longer play for Germany as long as he felt subjected to racism. The...
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 23: Aiman Mazyek, Chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (Zentralrat der Muslime), speaks to the media after the Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) political party broke off a meeting with the Council on May 23, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The Central Council of Muslims invited the AfD to a talk as Petry recently announced that the AfD is against the construction of minarets and the wearing of headscarves by women in Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

German officials urged to quit over Mesut Ozil

Germany’s general manager, Oliver Bierhoff and their FA’s president, Reinhard Grindel, have been urged to step down after attacks on Mesut Ozil following their country’s poor World Cup.

Per Mertesacker offers heartfelt support to Mesut Ozil

Per Mertesacker has come out firing in defence of Mesut Ozil who has been turned into a scapegoat for his country’s World Cup failings in Russia this summer.
SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 23: Mesut Oezil of Germany sit on the team bench during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Sweden at Fisht Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

German media: Özil ‘will not be playing again’ for Germany

Mesut Özil won't play for Germany again, having burned all his bridges with the national team, according to reports in the country.

Mesut Ozil’s father encourages him to quit Germany after latest attack

The President of the German Football Association (DFB) has demanded that Mesut Ozil explain why he met with Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the World Cup as the Arsenal man continues to be targeted after his country’s failings in Russia and his father says he should quit the national team.

Report: Özil’s value drops more than anybody else’s after World Cup

Mesut Özil's transfer value has dropped more than anybody else's at the World Cup, according to analysis in Spain.

Podcast: Mesut Ozil is the best but still gets all the blame – World...

In this latest World Cup roundup, Anita turns her attention to the games that took place on Wednesday. Mexico v Sween, South Korea v Germany (Mesut Ozil), Serbia v Brazil and Switzerland (Granit Xhaka, Stephan Lichtsteiner) v Costa Rica (Joel Campbell) all feature. Anita also previews Thursday's matches which feature Japan v Poland, Senegal v Colombia (David Ospina), England (Danny Welbeck) v Belgium and Panama v Tunisia.
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images, )

Mesut Ozil clashes with German fans as lazy journalists blame him again

Mesut Ozil was pictured clashing with angry German fans after his country was knocked out of the World Cup at the group stage for the first time in their history.
SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 23: Mesut Oezil of Germany sit on the team bench during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Sweden at Fisht Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Joachim Low explains how Mesut Ozil reacted to being dropped

Joachim Low has revealed he received a ‘great reaction’ from Mesut Ozil after the German was dropped for their group game against Sweden.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Mesut Oezil of Germany reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

Basler urges Löw to drop ‘dead frog’ Özil for Sweden clash

The out-of-proportion media criticism of Mesut Özil is continuing in Germany, ahead of the country's second World Cup match against Sweden.
BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 27: Lothar Matthaeus, newly elected president of the Club of Former National Players, prior to the friendly match between Germany and Brazil at Olympiastadion on March 27, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

No heart, no joy: Matthaus turns on Mesut Ozil

Lothar Matthaus has hit out at Mesut Ozil claiming that it looks like he doesn’t want to play for Germany.

Podcast: Xhaka and Lichtsteiner criticised – Arsenal World Cup daily round-up

In this third podcast of our summer World Cup series, Anita recaps day four of the action which featured Costa Rica (Joel Campbell) v Serbia, Germany (Mesut Ozil) v Mexico (Carlos Vela), and Brazil v Switzerland (Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner).
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 13: Joachim Loew, head coach of Germany talks to his palyer Mesut Oezil during the Germany training session ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at CSKA Sports Base on June 13, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil undertakes 6 extra training sessions to be fit for Germany

German national team manager Joachim Low revealed that Mesut Ozil has undertaken a number of extra training sessions in order to be fully fit for their opening World Cup game on Sunday against Mexico.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal warms up during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Mesut Özil back in full training just in time for Germany’s World Cup opener

Mesut Özil is back in full training with Germany, just in time for his country's opening game against Mexico on Sunday.

Mkhitaryan gives his favourites to win the World Cup – leaves out two major...

Speaking in a Q&A with fans, Henrikh Mkhitaryan named his favourites to win the World Cup this summer, but left out two major contenders for the competition.