Tag: Rafa Benitez

Monaco's French head coach Thierry Henry looks on during the French L1 football match between Lyon (OL) and Monaco (ASM) on December 16, 2018, at the Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central-eastern France. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

Arsenal legend in line for managerial position after Rafa Benitez says no

Thierry Henry could give management another go at Real Betis after Rafa Benitez turned down the chance to return to Spain.

Manager confirms he tried to sign Aaron Ramsey for Liverpool

Rafa Benitez has admitted he tried to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey for Liverpool before the Welshman ended up in North London instead.
Lanus' midfielder Miguel Almiron celebrates after scoring the team's second goal against San Lorenzo during an Argentina First Divison football final match at the Momnumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 29, 2016. / AFP / ALEJANDRO PAGNI (Photo credit should read ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images)

Newcastle United ‘desperate’ to sign midfielder said to have agreed Arsenal deal

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is said to be ‘desperate’ to sign Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron, a player who was supposed to be on...

Newcastle manager fined by FA for speaking the truth

Rafa Benitez has been fined £60,000 for his comments about Andre Marriner before Newcastle’s game against Crystal Palace despite simply stating a fact.

Ahead of Arsenal, Troy Deeney admits Watford ‘take turns’ kicking

Troy Deeney admits that Watford took turns kicking Wilfried Zaha yet it is only Rafa Benitez who is facing any punishment.

Newcastle manager charged by FA for stating a fact

Rafa Benitez has been charged by the FA for mentioning that Andre Marriner likes to give Newcastle players red cards, something that is quite hard to deny when you look at the figures.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on September 15, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Newcastle manager explains exactly what Emery is trying to do with Arsenal

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez says Unai Emery is a good manager, and explains what he thinks the new head coach's plan is for Arsenal this season.
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Manchester City cleared, unsporting v Tottenham, promotion, administration & fixtures confirmed

With Arsenal still in media lockdown after their latest defeat, let's take a look at some of the more interesting stories from around the papers.
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Arsenal's Egyptian Labrador

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Luke 'enjoy' squeaky bum time in Moscow, giving Rafa a nice birthday, and...

Newcastle without two players heading into Arsenal clash as Gunners rule out key midfielder

Rafa Benitez had some interesting team news ahead of Newcastle's trip down to north London this weekend.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal team captain Patrick Vieira (L) and manager Arsene Wenger wave from the open-top bus carrying the winners of the British Premier League Championship, Arsenal players and their families, on its way to Islington Town Hall,16 May 2004, as part of the Club's victory celebration. (MARTYN HAYHOW/AFP/Getty Images)

These are the 10 potential successors to Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger still has two years left on his current deal, but that hasn't stopped speculation over who could eventually replace him.

Newcastle targeting Arsenal 28-year-old and 25-year-old in double summer swoop

Newcastle have reportedly approached Arsenal over signing Lucas Perez and Jack Wilshere.

Report: 25-year-old Arsenal man ready to leave with 8 clubs linked

Jack Wilshere is reportedly resigned to leaving Arsenal this summer and there are allegedly a whole host of club waiting to take him off Arsene Wenger's hands.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Report: Rafa Benitez left frustrated as 28-year-old Arsenal man edges closer to Spain move

Deportivo are reportedly looking increasingly likely to re-sign Lucas Perez this summer and Rafa Benitez is said to be pretty miffed.

Newcastle manager discusses meeting with Arsene Wenger about Lucas Perez

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has joked about talking to Arsene Wenger about Lucas Perez in a recent meeting.

Rafa Benitez confirms interest in Arsenal 28-year-old

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has admitted that he is interested in Arsenal forward Lucas Perez.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Newcastle manager working on a “breakthrough” amid rumours of Lucas interest

Rafa Benitez claims that Newcastle are working on a 'breakthrough' in their pursuit of Lucas Perez.
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Newcastle United plotting ambitious pursuit of Arsenal centre-back

Newcastle are interested in taking Calum Chambers on loan for the season.

Newcastle both interested and not interested in Arsenal defender

According to a recent report, Newcastle are not actually planning on making a move for Kieran Gibbs this summer while another claims they are.

Newcastle United lodge £22m bid for Arsenal striker

Newly-promoted Newcastle United have reportedly made a £22m bid to sign Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud this summer.

Long-serving England international could be on his way to the North-East

Rafa Benitez's newly-promoted Newcastle side are interested in a move to sign Kieran Gibbs as their first-choice left-back this summer, reports suggest.

Newcastle United manager responds to rumours linking him to Arsenal job

Rafa Benitez is only focused on Newcastle after a few media outlets ran a rather curious story claiming Arsenal were considering him and Thierry Henry to take over from Arsene Wenger.

Can Newcastle’s managerial change help them stop Leicester?

Widespread reports across the media suggest Rafa Benitez will be in charge of Newcastle United before too long. The Spaniard, who has managed huge clubs...

Former Real Madrid boss backs Alexis and Welbeck to shine

Embarassed by Barcelona earlier in the season and ultimately sacked by Real Madrid, maybe Rafa Benitez isn't the man to listen to. But what if...

Could Rafa’s Madrid departure open the door for January signings?

So, Rafa Benitez is no longer the manager of Real Madrid. Actually, he might be when you're reading this, but at the time of writing...

Arsenal move for Benzema ruled out

Is a transfer saga even a saga if it was never really going to happen? Look, I'm sure Arsenal would like to sign Karim Benzema....

Özil transfer suggests Arsène Wenger has an ace up his sleeve

by Lewis Ambrose As things stand Karim Benzema is Real Madrid's number one striker, and he doesn't know any different. Everything indicates that the French international...

Arsenal monitoring situation in Madrid as Benzema could leave

by Lewis Ambrose Arsenal are said to be keenly keeping tabs on the situation in Madrid, as Karim Benzema could become available this summer. Plenty have said...

Real Madrid to launch bid for Arsenal star defender

by Lee Hurley Real Madrid will launch a bid to sign Laurent Koscielny after they confirm Rafa Benitez as their manager on 3rd July according to...