Tag: Real Oviedo

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla (L) and Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta (R) attend training for the forthcoming UEFA Champions League group B football match against FC Schalke 04 at Arsenal's training ground, London Colney, North London, England on October 23, 2012. (Photo credit GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Santi Cazorla confirms Arsenal return option after Arteta discussion

Arsenal legend Santi Cazorla confirms talks with Mikel Arteta about a potential return to the club after his retirement, fuelling speculation among fans.
Santi Cazorla via Real Oviedo

Santi Cazorla’s pivotal role in Real Oviedo’s resurgence

Santi Cazorla's return to Real Oviedo sparks significant on-field success and financial growth, exemplifying his profound impact at the club.
Tigres' midfielder Marcelo Flores carries the ball away from Atlas' defender Jose Abella during the Mexican Apertura football tournament match between Atlas and Tigres at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Jalisco State, Mexico, on September 17, 2023. (Photo by ULISES RUIZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal youngster makes fiery debut

Marcelo Flores has risen from the Arsenal academy to make his mark in Mexico's First Division with Tigres UANL. His journey reveals a tale of talent, determination, and a promising future in international football.
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.
Sadd's midfielder Santi Cazorla looks on during the AFC Champions League group E match between Qatar's al-Sadd and Jordan's al-Wehdat at Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium in Saudi Arabia's Dammam on April 15, 2022. (Photo by YOUSEF DOUBISI/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal fan favourite returns to childhood club on minimum wage

Santi Cazorla's heartwarming return to boyhood club Real Oviedo after 20 years, agreeing to a minimal salary, highlights his dedication and love for the game.
Marcelo Flores' signing picture with Real Oviedo (Photo via RealOviedo.es)

Arsenal 19yo wonderkid wanted in Spain and Mexico

Arsenal's Marcelo Flores catches the eye of Real Betis and Liga MX clubs. Will the Mexican youngster stay in Europe or return to his roots after his Oviedo loan?
Marcelo Flores' signing picture with Real Oviedo (Photo via RealOviedo.es)

Exciting Arsenal 19yo wanted by 3 clubs in Mexico

Three Liga MX clubs are interested in signing Marcelo Flores this summer, according to a report.
Mohamed Lamine Gueye with the Real Oviedo u19s (Photo via wiwsport)

Real Oviedo winger admits he’s an Arsenal fan

Real Oviedo and Senegal youngster Mohamed Lamine Gueye admits Arsenal are the club of his heart, and he wants to play in the Premier League.
Marcelo Flores plays for the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal activate 2-year contract option for talented youngster

Arsenal extend Marcelo Flores' contract to 2025, activating a two-year option; the young winger aims to stay in Spain for another year after his loan.
Marcelo Flores playing for Real Oviedo (Photo via Flores on Instagram)

Arsenal loan with 0 minutes in 2023 raises questions

Marcelo Flores is yet to play for Real Oviedo in 2023, raising questions about Arsenal's decision not to recall him in January.
Marcelo Flores playing for Real Oviedo (Photo via Flores on Instagram)

Arsenal loanee suffers nasty-looking injury

Arsenal loanee Marcelo Flores suffered what appeared to be a serious injury in his most recent appearance for Real Oviedo.
Marcelo Flores playing for Real Oviedo (Photo via Flores on Instagram)

Arsenal loanee looks set for January recall

With a month to go until the January transfer window, Marcelo Flores looks increasingly likely to be recalled from his loan by Arsenal.
Marcelo Flores playing for Real Oviedo (Photo via Flores on Instagram)

Marcelo Flores gets off the mark with Real Oviedo assist

Marcelo Flores got himself off the mark with Real Oviedo by providing an assist in a substitute appearance on Saturday.
Marcelo Flores playing for Real Oviedo (Photo via Flores on Instagram)

Arsenal loanee Marcelo Flores sends message to sacked manager

Real Oviedo have sacked Jon Perez Bolo, among others, with Arsenal loanee Marcelo Flores sending a message to the manager.
Marcelo Flores playing for Mexico in a friendly match against Chile (Photo via Mexican National Team on Twitter)

Arsenal loanee set for more central role after recall reports

Amid rumours Arsenal won't hesitate to recall Marcelo Flores, the Spanish media are now reporting he's set to get a chance in the Real Oviedo team.
Marcelo Flores trains with the Mexican National Team (Photo via Mexican National Team on Twitter)

Arsenal ready to recall loan winger unless something changes

Arsenal won't hesitate to recall Marcelo Flores from his loan to Real Oviedo if he's not featuring more regularly by January, according to a report.
Marcelo Flores' signing picture with Real Oviedo (Photo via RealOviedo.es)

Details as top Arsenal talent completes move to Spain

Marcelo Flores has completed his loan move to Real Oviedo with no option to buy, hoping to earn regular minutes and an EU passport.
Marcelo Flores playing for Mexico in a friendly match against Chile (Photo via Mexican National Team on Twitter)

Arsenal’s Marcelo Flores closes in on Real Oviedo move

Marcelo Flores is close to a loan move to Real Oviedo, with their new president admitting that any club would want to sign the youngster.

Santi Cazorla returns to Spain

Santi Cazorla has returned to Real Oviedo to continue his rehabilitation as he targets a return to action for Arsenal before the end of the season.

Cazorla wants Spain return

Cazorla wants to return to Spain someday to play for Real Oviedo again.