Tag: Olympique de Marseille

BOLOGNA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 03: Mattéo Guendouzi of SS Lazio during the Serie A TIM match between Bologna FC and SS Lazio at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on November 03, 2023 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Aston Villa in talks with former Arsenal fan favourite

Aston Villa are reportedly in talks to sign former Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. Will the fiery Frenchman reunite with Unai Emery in the Premier League?
Arsenal's French defender William Saliba celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League last 16 first leg football match between Sporting CP and Arsenal at Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on March 9, 2023. (Photo by FILIPE AMORIM/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal star explains ‘very big turning point’ after tough start to Arsenal career

William Saliba credits his loan spell at Marseille as a turning point in his career, propelling him to Arsenal stardom and a spot in France's Euro squad.
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.
Marseille's French-Gabonese forward #10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the French L1 football match between FC Lorient and Olympique Marseille (OM) at the Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, western France, on December 10, 2023. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal captain makes Saudi decision

Former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reportedly rejects a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabian club Al-Shabab, opting to stay in Europe.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates as David Raya of Arsenal (not pictured) makes the match-winning save from the fourth penalty from Galeno of FC Porto (not pictured) in the penalty shoot out during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between Arsenal FC and FC Porto at Emirates Stadium on March 12, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arteta explains why Saliba was sent on loan twice before Arsenal breakthrough

Mikel Arteta discusses William Saliba's journey from loan spells to becoming a key player for Arsenal, amidst interest from PSG and other top clubs.
Marseille's French-Gabonese forward #10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the French L1 football match between FC Lorient and Olympique Marseille (OM) at the Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, western France, on December 10, 2023. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal captain wants African Ballon d’Or

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang aims for a second African Ballon d'Or amidst uncertainty at Marseille.
Marseille's French forward #10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg football match between Olympique de Marseille and Villareal CF at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille, souteastern France, on March 7, 2024. (Photo by CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal captain could be on the move again

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future at Marseille hangs in the balance as the club struggles to secure European qualification amidst financial constraints.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Samir Nasri of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Disliked ex-Arsenal star picks favourite clubs in Arsenal snub

Samir Nasri reveals Marseille and Man City rank higher than Arsenal in his loyalties, reopening old wounds for Gunners fans.
Gabon's Pierre Aubameyang (R) celebrates after scoring during the 2012 Olympic mens football match between Gabon and Switzerland at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north-east England on July 26, 2012.(Photo credit PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

Former Arsenal captain’s family criticise manager after snub

Aubameyang's strong Marseille form not enough for Gabon call-up. Striker's family slams coach's treatment, raising questions about player's international future.
Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette (3rd L) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Olympique de Marseille (OM) at the Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France on February 4, 2024. (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE/AFP via Getty Images)

Maitland-Niles denies Aubameyang in Ligue 1 clash

A few former Arsenal teammates faced off with new clubs Lyon and Marseille on Sunday night, and they ended up being pivotal in the final result.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Nuno Tavares of Nottingham Forest leaves the pitch due to injury during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Nottingham Forest at Etihad Stadium on September 23, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Gunners facing left-back conundrum as loan halted by Forest and Merlin swoops in

Marseille are now closing in on the signing of Quentin Merlin from Nantes, seemingly ending their pursuit of Arsenal's Nuno Tavares.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND: Nuno Tavares of Nottingham Forest during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Nottingham Forest at Gtech Community Stadium on January 20, 2024. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arsenal open talks over 23yo’s transfer exit to Ligue 1

Talks are ongoing between Arsenal and Marseille over Nuno Tavares, but the situation remains complex, according to a report.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Nuno Tavares of Notts Forest looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Nottingham Forest at Etihad Stadium on September 23, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal 23yo keen to join Marseille as they make him priority

Nuno Tavares is keen to rejoin Marseille, with the Ligue 1 club now prioritising his signing over other options, according to reports.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND: Nuno Tavares of Nottingham Forest during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Nottingham Forest at Gtech Community Stadium on January 20, 2024. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Marseille pursue permanent deal for Arsenal loanee

Marseille want to sign Arsenal's Nuno Tavares on a permanent deal, but Nottingham Forest are currently refusing to let the player go.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND: Mads Roerslev of Brentford is challenged by Nuno Tavares of Nottingham Forest during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Nottingham Forest at Gtech Community Stadium on January 20, 2024. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Marseille want January Arsenal signing but deal is complex

Marseille are interested in re-signing Nuno Tavares from Arsenal, but there's no recall clause in the player's agreement with Nottingham Forest.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND: Nuno Tavares of Nottingham Forest during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Nottingham Forest at Gtech Community Stadium on January 20, 2024. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee finally plays 90 minutes after Marseille transfer links

Nuno Tavares played his first 90 minutes for Nottingham Forest on Saturday, as rumours of a possible loan hijack start to swirl.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Nuno Tavares of Notts Forest looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Nottingham Forest at Etihad Stadium on September 23, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Another Arsenal loan could be cancelled

Marseille shows renewed interest in Arsenal's Nuno Tavares for their left-back position, considering his return from Nottingham Forest loan.
Marseille's French-Gabonese forward #10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gestures as he celebrates scoring Marseille's third goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique Marseille (OM) and Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon) at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, southern France on December 6, 2023. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal captain silences critics with 7 goals in 4 games

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turns around his season at Olympique de Marseille, overcoming criticism with a remarkable scoring streak.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Nuno Tavares of Notts Forest looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Nottingham Forest at Etihad Stadium on September 23, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal 23yo’s problems continue

Nuno Tavares' loan experiences with Olympique de Marseille and Nottingham Forest seem to be a blend of unfilled potential and problems behind the scenes.
Barcelona's Gabonese midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gestures before the start of the friendly football match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 24, 2022. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)

Barcelona or Arsenal? Aubameyang names best spell of his career

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he's never enjoyed football as much as his time at Barcelona, even going to training on his off days.
Marseille's French-Gabonese forward #10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts during the UEFA Europa League Group B football match between Olympique de Marseille and Ajax Amsterdam at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille, southeastern France, on November 30, 2023. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Aubameyang: I wasn’t happy with everything that was happening

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reflects on his journey at Olympique de Marseille, expressing contentment after a hat-trick against Ajax in the Europa League.
BERGAMO, ITALY - NOVEMBER 30: Sead Kolasinac of Atalanta BC applauds the fans after the UEFA Europa League match between Atalanta BC and Sporting CP at Gewiss Stadium on November 30, 2023 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Unlikely former Arsenal man hailed as ‘irreplaceable’

Sead Kolašinac, formerly of Arsenal, now shines at Atalanta as a key defender, demonstrating a remarkable career resurgence after his free transfer from Marseille.
Marseille's Italian head coach Gennaro Gattuso (back) hugs Marseille's Gabonese forward #10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) and Marseille's French midfielder #34 Bilal Nadir (L) after winning the UEFA Europa League Group B football match between Olympique Marseille and AEK Athens at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, southern France on October 26, 2023. (Photo by CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Criticism of former Arsenal captain grows

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Olympique de Marseille has become a subject of intense scrutiny, with the once-prolific striker struggling to replicate his scoring feats in Ligue 1, leading to widespread criticism.
Arsenal's Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira celebrates after scoring the final penalty in the shoot-out after the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium, in London, August 6, 2023. Arsenal won after a 4-1 penalty shoot-out win, following the 1-1 draw in 90 minutes. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal 23yo wanted on loan

Reports from France suggest Olympique de Marseille are interested in a loan move for Fabio Vieira, but it's too soon to draw any conclusions.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Nuno Tavares of Notts Forest looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Nottingham Forest at Etihad Stadium on September 23, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee dropped as his controversies continue

Nuno Tavares was dropped from the Nottingham Forest squad at the weekend, and he's hinted at discontent with his social media activity.
Marseille's French-Gabonese forward #10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille (OM) and Brest at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France, on August 26, 2023. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Marseille fans losing patience with Aubameyang

Aubameyang faces criticism after a goalless match, but Gattuso defends the ex-Arsenal captain's performance at Marseille.
Marseille's French-Gabonese forward #10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille (OM) and Brest at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France, on August 26, 2023. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal star questioned after just 5 games

Olympique de Marseille, managed by Marcelino, are enjoying a strong season but face increasing scrutiny over new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's performance.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 29: Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer celebrates an England goal as he watches the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between Wales and England at New Bloomsbury Set cocktail bar on November 29, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Arsenal shirt presented to French president by Labour leader

An upcoming meeting between Emmanuel Macron and Keir Starmer stands out not just for its diplomacy but for its unique exchange of gifts, notably an Arsenal shirt.
Marseille's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi warms up prior to the UEFA Conference League semi-final football match between Feyenoord and Olympique Marseille (OM) at De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, on April 28, 2022. (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal sell-on fee delayed after 24yo midfielder’s move

Matteo Guendouzi's Lazio transfer has been confirmed as an initial loan move, delaying most of the payment Arsenal will receive from their sell-on clause.
Marseille's French midfielder #06 Matteo Guendouzi reacts at the end of the UEFA Champions League second leg of the third qualifying round football match between Olympique Marseille (OM) and Panathinaikos at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, on August 15, 2023. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)

Agreement reached for former Gunner with sell-on clause

Arsenal are set to bring in as much as €2.7m (£2.32m) after Lazio reached an agreement with Olympique de Marseille to sign Matteo Guendouzi.
Marseille's French midfielder #06 Matteo Guendouzi reacts after missing his penalty during the penalty shootout of the UEFA Champions League second leg of the third qualifying round football match between Olympique Marseille (OM) and Panathinaikos at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, on August 15, 2023. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)

Lazio bid €18m for former Gunner with sell-on clause

Lazio have made an €18m offer to Olympique de Marseille for Matteo Guendouzi, with Arsenal holding a sell-on clause for the midfielder.
Marseille's French midfielder #06 Matteo Guendouzi reacts after missing his penalty during the penalty shootout of the UEFA Champions League second leg of the third qualifying round football match between Olympique Marseille (OM) and Panathinaikos at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, on August 15, 2023. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal star costs own side Champions League place

Former Arsenal midfielder, Matteo Guendouzi, faced Champions League disappointment with Marseille after a penalty miss.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Matteo Guendouzi of Marseille reacts during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Tottenham Hotspur and Olympique Marseille at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 07, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal star will not return to Premier League

Matteo Guendouzi is still expected to leave Olympique de Marseille this summer, but a Premier League return is looking increasingly unlikely.
Marseille midfielder #06 Matteo Guendouzi reacts at the end of the UEFA Champions League second leg of the third qualifying round football match between Olympique Marseille (OM) and Panathinaikos at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, on August 15, 2023. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Gunners are hero & villain as Marseille miss Champions League spot

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Matteo Guendouzi were the hero and villain for Marseille on Tuesday, as they lost their Champions League qualifier on penalties.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Matteo Guendouzi of Marseille reacts during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Tottenham Hotspur and Olympique Marseille at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 07, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Marseille look to sell former Gunner with sell-on clause

Olympique de Marseille have commissioned agents to help find Matteo Guendouzi a new club this summer, according to a report.
Marseille's Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille and Toulouse FC at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille on December 29, 2022. (Photo by Nicolas TUCAT / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal 23yo responds to claims he insulted manager

Nuno Tavares has laughed off claims that he regularly insulted Marseille boss Igor Tudor last season, amid a short-lived rumour linking him to Paris Saint-Germain.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Chelsea gestures during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on May 02, 2023. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Aubameyang completes free move from Chelsea

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Olympique de Marseille on a three-year deal, leaving Chelsea on a free transfer.
Chelsea's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang attends a team training session at Chelsea's Cobham training facility in Stoke D'Abernon, southwest of London on March 6, 2023 on the eve of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg football match against Borussia Dortmund. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Aubameyang’s Marseille move: A nostalgic return or career endgame?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Gabonese striker formerly of Arsenal and currently of Chelsea, appears to be on the brink of a move to Ligue 1 outfit Marseille.

3 top European clubs circle for Balogun as he joins Arsenal on tour

Folarin Balogun has linked up with Arsenal for pre-season, but speculation continues to grow around his future with the club.
New Olympique de Marseille (OM) French L1 football club's player, Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac speaks during his official presentation on January 20, 2022 in Marseille, southern France. (Photo by Nicolas TUCAT / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal man agrees to free Serie A move

Ex-Arsenal defender, Sead Kolasinac, gears up for a new journey with Atalanta in Serie A after an impressive season at Marseille.