Tag: Lionel Messi

Mikel Arteta with Ben Cottrell at the friendly match against MK Dons (Photo via Cottrell on Instagram)

Episode 254: Football’s BACK – finally!

In episode 254, Matthew is joined by Anita to talk Arsenal downing MK Dons, possible departures and the Community Shield. 
Lille's French midfielder Boubakary Soumare celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Lille (LOSC) on May 5, 2019, at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

17 updates: Arsenal to raid Lille again, also reject Monaco bid

MEGA UPDATE 7: Arsenal rejected an offer from Monaco for a young star while Mikel Arteta is gearing up to raid Lille again, this time for a midfielder.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 14: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on August 14, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Manu Fernandez/Pool via Getty Images)

Petit warns Messi and Manchester City about Premier League move

Former Arsenal and Barcelona man, Emmanuel Petit, has warned Lionel Messi against a move to the Premier League this summer.
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 14, 2020. (Photo by Manu Fernandez / POOL / AFP)

Arsene Wenger: We were in discussions with Messi in 2003

Arsenal tried to sign Lionel Messi in 2003 along with Cesc Fabregas but the player had already reached 'untouchable' status with FC Barcelona.
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts after Bayern Munich's third goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 14, 2020. (Photo by Manu Fernandez / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal linked with Lionel Messi and not for the first time

Lionel Messi wants to leave Barcelona and has been linked with a move to Arsenal but did you know Arsenal tried to sign him in 2003?

Former Gunner leads league in this stat: Should Arsenal have let him go?

Santi Cazorla leads La Liga midfielders in chances created per 90 minutes, minimum 5 appearances, as he continues his return to top-level football after leaving Arsenal.
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70 goals a season for 6 years: Harry Kane explains his career ambitions

Tottenham face Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday night and ahead of the game Harry Kane has revealed he wants to score more goals than Lionel Messi over the course of his career which is so hilarious I couldn't not comment on his assertion.

Messi demands Barcelona steal player away from Arsenal

Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sign Arsenal 'target' Saul Niguez, according to reports in Spain, making the task to lure the midfielder to North London even more difficult.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal star worth €65m more than when he signed

Hector Bellerin brings Arsenal a potential transfer benefit of €65m, according to the CIES Football Observatory, but he's the only member of Arsene Wenger's squad to make their top 50.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Hector Bellerin offers himself to Real Madrid after Barcelona say ‘no’

Hector Bellerin has reportedly offered himself to Real Madrid after Lionel Messi vetoed any Barcelona move for the defender according to reports that I’m going to call ‘dodgy’ to be polite.

Thierry Henry forced to explain himself after ‘brutal’ Neymar ‘advice’

Thierry Henry has been forced to explain his recent 'brutal advice' for Neymar after his comments were taken too seriously by the media.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: A dejected looking Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

I saw him cry: Alexis Sanchez with dressing room revelation

Alexis Sanchez, who hardly said two words while at Arsenal, has turned into a proper chatty Charlie since he signed for Manchester United.

From Spain: Barcelona face competition from Real Madrid for Messi’s ‘chosen one’ Hector Bellerin

Real Madrid want Hector Bellerin to provide competition for first choice right back Dani Carvajal, according to reports. 

Bad news for Arsenal after Lionel Messi urges Barcelona to sign this player

Arsenal have been dealt a major blow as Lionel Messi has urged Barcelona to sign Leon Goretzka, reportedly seeing him as Andres Iniesta's successor.

Arsenal could miss out on 22-year-old Bundesliga star with Barcelona entering the race

Barcelona are reportedly set to beat Arsenal to Schalke midfielder, Leon Goretzka.

Ronaldo blocks Arsenal move as Messi greenlights another

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly told Real Madrid that he doesn't want them to sign Alexis Sanchez, whilst Messi is apparently happy for Özil to join Barcelona.

Lionel Messi reportedly asks Barcelona to sign Arsenal midfielder

Lionel Messi would rather see his club sign Mesut Özil than Philippe Coutinho, according to reports.

5 exceptional players Arsenal could pick for free next summer

Arsenal have a few players with contracts expiring at the end of the year, so if they all end up leaving and the Gunners don't want to make a big loss on transfers, perhaps Wenger should look at bringing in one or two freebies of his own.

Lionel Messi reportedly blocked Arsenal 28-year-old from joining Barcelona

Barcelona were reportedly told not to sign Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil by long-serving forward Lionel Messi.

Only Messi, Ronaldo, Lewandowski and Higuaín have surpassed Arsenal's new signing since 2013

Arsenal supporters will be delighted to hear Alexandre Lacazette is arguably the fifth-best striker in Europe, bettered by nobody in the Premier League over the last few years.

New deal for Lionel Messi could price Barcelona out of signing this Arsenal man

With Lionel Messi reportedly set to sign a new deal with Barcelona, which will see him earn an eye-watering £72k-per-day, it looks as if the Catalans could struggle to afford Hector Bellerin this summer.

Alexis Sanchez praise for Barcelona star comes at the wrong time

Alexis Sanchez has been speaking publicly about his admiration for former team-mate Lionel Messi.
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Manchester United man's salary leads the way amongst French stars

L'Equipe Magazine have published their annual sports salaries review and Cristiano Ronaldo still leads the way.
Francis Coquelin better than Messi?

Surprising Arsenal man outdoing Messi and Neymar

If I asked you who completed the most final-third passes at Arsenal, you wouldn’t pick Francis Coquelin, but he’s leading the way, not only in London but across the whole of EUROPE!

After his claims, is Alexis Sanchez really as good as Messi and Ronaldo?

As you've no doubt heard by now, Alexis Sanchez has seemingly caused a stir online by saying he's good enough to be considered in the same bracket as superstar duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - seen as the world's best players.

Olympic gold medal winner urges Arsenal to sign Lionel Messi or Neymar

Mo Farah is probably one of the world's most famous Arsenal fans and even after winning an Olympics gold media in the 10,000m run, the north London team was still at the forefront of his thoughts.

Arsenal star picks ex-Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United stars for Ultimate XI

Aaron Ramsey picked Petr Cech to be the goalkeeper in his ultimate XI, as well as the likes of Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi embarrasses Arsenal with Champions League record

Time to look away, Arsenal fans. Almost undoubtedly the best player in the world, Lionel Messi has punished Arsenal time and time again, scoring an...

Barcelona star compares Özil to Messi

Arsenal face world's best player in Lionel Messi again on Wednesday night, but Barcelona are a little concerned about one of our stars. So they...

Opposition watch: Barcelona extend unbeaten run to 36 games with four goal win

Focus is on the FA Cup for now, but Barcelona are still in my peripheral vision as the second leg of the Champions League...

Messi hails Arsenal after 2-0 away win

Two Lionel Messi goals at the Emirates Stadium have left Arsenal in a perilous position in the Champions League, but the best player in...

Olivier Giroud is an easy target but a huge player for Arsenal

Arsenal need a world class striker, Olivier Giroud isn't at the same level as Luis Suárez or Lionel Messi and they would've finished his...

Cech blames misses for Barcelona defeat

Beaten twice by Lionel Messi in the closing stages of Tuesday's game, Petr Čech was left exposed by his defence for both goals. The first...

Wenger banking on Messi to suffer from 'Čech complex'

Arsenal will be tasked with stopping the most fearsome and prolific frontline in football tomorrow, but Arsène Wenger is hoping Petr Čech can defy...

Wenger admits he wanted one more signing this winter

On Monday morning, Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger faced the press and admitted he was surprised the transfer window had been so quiet. Monday is, of...

Messi wants Arsenal move? Hilarious

That's right, reports are now emerging that Lionel Messi wants a move from Barcelona... to Arsenal. That's not the best bit either: apparently, he wants...

Mesut Ozil is assisting at a historic rate – Can he keep it up?

Magnificent. Brilliant. Magical. Genius. The closest thing we have to Zinedine Zidane. The best No. 10 in the world. These are just some of the words and phrases used to...

Belgian paper tips Arsenal youngster to be as big as Messi

by Lewis Ambrose Rather ridiculously it is a big thing to name young talents the 'new' version of a current talent before the original version...

Could Lionel Messi become an Arsenal player?

by Nia Griffiths Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been speaking while away on national duty for Argentina and had some interesting answers regarding the Premier League. After...