Tag: Lionel Messi

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 30: A general view of the Ballon D'Or trophy at the 67th Ballon D'Or Ceremony at Theatre Du Chatelet on October 30, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s Ballon d’Or results

3 Arsenal players, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, and Aaron Ramsdale, were up for the Ballon d'Or. The nominations reflect their contributions to Arsenal's Premier League 2022/2023 campaign.
TOPSHOT - A woman takes a photo of a drawing by artist Claudio Pampillon depicting Argentine football star Lionel Messi, at the 9 de Julio avenue in Buenos Aires, on June 19, 2023. (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO / AFP) (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images)

Lionel Messi Inter Miami debut could come against Arsenal

Arsenal's pre-season tour may turn into a headline-grabbing event as Lionel Messi could potentially make his US debut against them in an MLS All-Stars clash. 
Marseille's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez controls the ball during the French L1 football match between Marseille (OM) and Montpellier at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, on March 31, 2023. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Alexis Sanchez hailed for best goalscoring season since leaving Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez, the former Arsenal star, is enjoying his best goalscoring season at Marseille since leaving the Gunners.
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: Raphinha of FC Barcelona runs with the ball during the Super Copa de España semi-final match between Real Betis and FC Barcelona at King Fahd International Stadium on January 12, 2023. (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images)

Constant calls: Arsenal make offer to 26yo Barcelona winger

Arsenal are pushing to sign Raphinha, who is considering leaving Barcelona this summer, according to one report from Spain.
Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after winning the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Montpellier Herault SC at The Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France on May 7, 2023. (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE/AFP via Getty Images)

Lacazette scores 4 for 28 in 35 to rival Mbappe

4-goal-haul sees Alexandre Lacazette briefly claim Ligue 1 top scorer from Kylian Mbappe, highlighting former Arsenal man's resurgence in French football.
Poland's goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny (C) celebrates with his teammates after he saved a penalty shot during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group C football match between Poland and Argentina at Stadium 974 in Doha on November 30, 2022. (Photo by JUAN MABROMATA/AFP via Getty Images)

Wojciech Szczesny jokes about his Lionel Messi penalty bet

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny joked that he'll probably get banned after a bet with Lionel Messi during Poland's match against Argentina.
MADRID, SPAIN: Thierry Henry (R) of Barcelona celebrates with Samuel Eto'o after scoring Barcelona's fourth goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on May 2, 2009. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Eto’o claims he and Anelka were better than Thierry Henry

Samuel Eto'o is once again raising eyebrows with his comments about his former teammates, this time putting down Thierry Henry.
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)

Lionel Messi was tempted by Arsenal under Arsene Wenger says former agent

Lionel Messi's former agent has said the superstar was tempted to join Arsenal in 2003 when Arsene Wenger was at the height of his power at the club.
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?

Santi Cazorla leads La Liga midfielders in chances created stat

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.

70 goals a season for 6 years: Harry Kane reveals 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 wants Barcelona to sign Arsenal-linked Niguez

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)

Bellerin’s transfer value increase more than any other Arsenal player’s since joining

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)

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

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)

People don’t see the sacrifice we make says Alexis

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 Messi urges Barcelona to sign Goretzka

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 Goretzka with Barcelona making him a priority

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.

Messi wants Barcelona to sign Özil instead of Coutinho

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

5 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.
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) vies with Arsenal's Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg football match FC Barcelona vs Arsenal FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 16, 2016. / AFP / PAU BARRENA (Photo credit should read PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images)

Messi didn’t want Ozil at Barcelona

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

Alexandre Lacazette the fifth best striker in Europe

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.

Messi’s new Barcelona contract could price Catalans out of Bellerin deal

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 praise for Messi comes at the wrong time

Alexis Sanchez has been speaking publicly about his admiration for former team-mate Lionel Messi.
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Giroud, Koscielny and Debuchy’s salaries ranked with other French stars

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

Coquelin better than Messi? Read on…

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!

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.

Mo Farah: Arsenal should sign 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.

Aaron Ramsey only picks one Arsenal player 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’s nine goals v Arsenal a 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...

Ter Stegen: Özil can do things like 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...

Barcelona score four in penultimate game before Arsenal visit

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: Arsenal are a very good team

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

In defence of Olivier Giroud…

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...