Tag: Real Sociedad

BERLIN, GERMANY: Riccardo Calafiori of Italy looks on prior to the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between Switzerland and Italy at Olympiastadion on June 29, 2024. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Arsenal remain in talks after €50m 22yo agrees 5-year deal

Arsenal's pursuit of Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori is on hold due to a disagreement over the transfer fee. Will the clubs find common ground?
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Former Arsenal man joins 11th club

Former Arsenal goalkeeper joins 11th club in his career, signing with AS Roma
Real Sociedad's Mikel Merino celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg football match between Real Sociedad and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on March 5, 2024. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal plan transfer move for Euro 2024 winner

Arsenal are planning a move for Real Sociedad's Mikel Merino, having been interested in the Euro 2024 winner since before the tournament began.
MALLORCA, SPAIN - JUNE 08: Mikel Merino of Spain looks on during the international friendly match between Spain and Northern Ireland at Estadi de Son Moix on June 08, 2024 in Mallorca, Spain. (Photo by Rafa Babot/Getty Images)

Arsenal target has already informed his club of desire to leave

Mikel Merino has informed Real Sociedad of his desire to leave, with Arsenal interested and the player viewed as a good market opportunity.
Spain's midfielder #06 Mikel Merino celebrates after winning the UEFA Euro 2024 Group B football match between Spain and Croatia at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on June 15, 2024. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal interested in La Liga midfielder currently at Euro 2024

Real Sociedad midfielder Mikel Merino is of interest to Arsenal this summer, with Mikel Arteta an admirer, according to a report.
Spain's midfielder #06 Mikel Merino addresses a press conference of Spain's national football team, ahead of the UEFA Euro 2024 European football Championships, in Donaueschingen, on June 12, 2024. (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta’s ‘secret talks’ with 28yo Spanish midfielder

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta's direct contact with Mikel Merino sparks transfer speculation. Is it a secret tactic or a transparent approach? The race for the Real Sociedad midfielder heats up.
MALLORCA, SPAIN - JUNE 08: Mikel Merino of Spain looks on during the international friendly match between Spain and Northern Ireland at Estadi de Son Moix on June 08, 2024 in Mallorca, Spain. (Photo by Rafa Babot/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta phonecall gives Arsenal edge over cash-strapped Barcelona

Arsenal are reportedly leading the race for Real Sociedad's Mikel Merino, with Mikel Arteta's direct approach proving more appealing than Barcelona's delayed pursuit.
Spain's midfielder #06 Mikel Merino addresses a press conference of Spain's national football team, ahead of the UEFA Euro 2024 European football Championships, in Donaueschingen, on June 12, 2024. (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona believe Arsenal are biggest threat in €50m midfielder chase

Arsenal emerges as a surprise contender in the race for Real Sociedad midfielder Mikel Merino, posing a significant challenge to Barcelona's pursuit.
Real Sociedad's Scottish defender #17 Kieran Tierney reacts during the Spanish league football match between CA Osasuna and Real Sociedad at El Sadar stadium in Pamplona on December 2, 2023. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

Fulham target Arsenal fan favourite set for exit

Fulham eye Arsenal's Kieran Tierney as a replacement for sought-after Antonee Robinson. Will Tierney leave Arsenal for a fresh start?
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: A detailed view of the Kieran Tierney of Arsenal wearing the Arsenal all-white kit in support of the 'No More Red' outreach and anti-knife crime initiative with adidas during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at City Ground on January 09, 2022 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal slash asking price for fan favourite to £10m

Arsenal are reportedly willing to accept a cut-price fee of £10 million for Kieran Tierney, who spent last season on loan at Real Sociedad. The Gunners' decision could spark a transfer battle for the talented left-back.
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad passes the ball whilst under pressure from Warren Zaire-Emery of Paris Saint-Germain during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between Real Sociedad and Paris Saint-Germain at Reale Arena on March 05, 2024. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Arsenal still want £50m midfielder but major obstacle remains

Arsenal are still very interested in signing Martin Zubimendi this summer, but the biggest obstacle to a deal remains the player himself.
Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder #39 Bruno Guimaraes reacts to their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on April 13, 2024. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Did Zubimendi rejection pave the way for Arsenal’s Guimaraes pursuit?

Arsenal's pursuit of Martin Zubimendi ends as the midfielder opts to remain in Spain. Has this paved the way for a move for Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes?
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 20: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou on May 20, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal make decision on €60m Martin Zubimendi move

Arsenal have ended their pursuit of Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi, who prefers a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid or Barcelona.
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN: Denzel Dumfries of Inter Milan duels for the ball with Kieran Tierney of Real Sociedad during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Sociedad and FC Internazionale at Reale Arena on September 20, 2023. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Arsenal 26yo plans exit despite loan club rejecting purchase option

Real Sociedad are unlikely to activate their option to buy in Kieran Tierney's contract, but the player still intends to leave Arsenal this summer.
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: A detailed view of the Kieran Tierney of Arsenal wearing the Arsenal all-white kit in support of the 'No More Red' outreach and anti-knife crime initiative with adidas during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at City Ground on January 09, 2022 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal to discuss new deal with forgotten 26yo

Arsenal's Kieran Tierney, included in Scotland's Euro 2024 squad, faces an uncertain future at the club after a successful loan spell at Real Sociedad.
Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder #39 Bruno Guimaraes reacts to their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on April 13, 2024. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s Bruno Guimaraes pursuit hinges on £100m release clause

Arsenal's interest in Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes is back on, but their reluctance to activate his £100m release clause could hinder the deal.
Real Sociedad's Spanish coach Imanol Alguacil talks to Real Sociedad's Scottish defender #17 Kieran Tierney during the UEFA Champions League 1st round day 1 group B football match between Sevilla FC and RC Lens at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on September 20, 2023. (Photo by CESAR MANSO/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee secures Europa League football for his team

Kieran Tierney helped Real Sociedad to qualify for the Europa League on Sunday, as they defeated top-six rivals Real Betis.
PAMPLONA, SPAIN: Kieran Tierney of Real Sociedad battles for possession with Jesus Areso of CA Osasuna during the LaLiga EA Sports match between CA Osasuna and Real Sociedad at Estadio El Sadar on December 02, 2023. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Arsenal 26yo returns from injury & secures loan team European football

Kieran Tierney made his first start since his latest injury in midweek, helping Real Sociedad to secure European football for next season.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 25: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad reacts during the Copa Del Rey Quarter Final match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou on January 25, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Real Sociedad boss rules out transfer for Arsenal target

Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil insists he has no doubts that Martin Zubimendi will remain at the club this summer, despite links to Arsenal.
PAMPLONA, SPAIN: Kieran Tierney of Real Sociedad battles for possession with Jesus Areso of CA Osasuna during the LaLiga EA Sports match between CA Osasuna and Real Sociedad at Estadio El Sadar on December 02, 2023. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Kieran Tierney explains how Arsenal fans still cheer him up

Kieran Tierney had some nice things to say about Arsenal this week, hoping the Gunners win the league and thanking the fans for continuing to support him.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 20: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou on May 20, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona financial woes open midfielder door for Arsenal

Arsenal are frontrunners to sign Martin Zubimendi, but Barcelona's financial issues complicate the transfer. Could Bayern Munich join the race?
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 20: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou on May 20, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal in Martin Zubimendi negotiations as Barcelona deal stalls

Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Martin Zubimendi. Get the latest on the transfer battle with Barcelona for the €50m star.
BILBAO, SPAIN: Nico Williams of Athletic Bilbao celebrates scoring the 2nd goal during the Copa del Rey Semifinal match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Atletico de Madrid at San Mames Stadium on February 29, 2024. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Arsenal target 21yo winger and 25yo midfielder impressing in Spain

Arsenal are eyeing La Liga stars Martin Zubimendi and Nico Williams in a bid to strengthen their squad.
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad passes the ball whilst under pressure from Warren Zaire-Emery of Paris Saint-Germain during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between Real Sociedad and Paris Saint-Germain at Reale Arena on March 05, 2024. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Arsenal midfield target responds to the transfer links

Martin Zubimendi says links to the likes of Arsenal are nothing more than rumours, and he's still happy at his 'home' of Real Sociedad.
BILBAO, SPAIN: Kieran Tierney of Real Sociedad is challenged by Nico Williams of Athletic Club during the LaLiga EA Sports match at Estadio de San Mames on January 13, 2024. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Arsenal fan favourite picks up another injury on loan, will miss Real Madrid game

Kieran Tierney has been ruled out of Real Sociedad's match against Real Madrid due to an adductor injury. Get the latest updates here.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on April 20, 2024 in Wolverhampton, England.(Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Arteta previews Chelsea: injuries, referees, and Odegaard’s evolution

Mikel Arteta addresses injuries, Chelsea clash, refereeing, and Odegaard's growth. Get the latest from Arsenal's press conference.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 20: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou on May 20, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal told to meet midfielder’s €60m release clause

Arsenal's interest in Martin Zubimendi is real, but Real Sociedad have set a hefty €60m price tag. Is he worth it?
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 20: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou on May 20, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal prioritise 25yo Real Sociedad midfielder over Douglas Luiz

Arsenal are reportedly shifting their focus towards Real Sociedad's Martin Zubimendi, potentially sidelining their long-standing interest in Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta reacts from the sidelines during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between FC Bayern Munich and Arsenal FC in Munich, southern Germany on April 17, 2024. (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal set for summer spending spree as they target key positions

Arsenal's transfer plans revealed as Arteta seeks European breakthrough. Could the Premier League schedule be holding English clubs back?
BILBAO, SPAIN: Kieran Tierney of Real Sociedad is challenged by Nico Williams of Athletic Club during the LaLiga EA Sports match at Estadio de San Mames on January 13, 2024. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

No Arteta talks yet for Tierney as loan spell nears end

Kieran Tierney reflects on his Real Sociedad loan and leaves the door open for a potential departure from Arsenal this summer.
VERONA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 17: Weston McKennie of Juventus applauds his fans during the Serie A TIM match between Hellas Verona FC and Juventus - Serie A TIM at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on February 17, 2024 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Arsenal and Manchester United monitor 25yo amid Juventus contract uncertainty

Arsenal and Man Utd monitor Weston McKennie's Juventus situation. Could the midfielder's Premier League return be on the cards?
BILBAO, SPAIN: Kieran Tierney of Real Sociedad is challenged by Nico Williams of Athletic Club during the LaLiga EA Sports match at Estadio de San Mames on January 13, 2024. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

La Liga side now unlikely to sign Arsenal loanee

Real Sociedad are unlikely to sign Kieran Tierney on a permanent basis following his loan spell, according to a report.
Real Sociedad's Scottish defender #17 Kieran Tierney fights for the ball with Athletic Bilbao's Spanish midfielder #21 Ander Herrera during the Spanish Liga football match between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club Bilbao at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on September 30, 2023. (Photo by CESAR MANSO/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal man’s future in doubt as loan club balk at Arsenal’s price tag

Kieran Tierney's loan spell in Spain raises questions about his Arsenal future. Injuries and transfer fees complicate the situation.
TOPSHOT - Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder #08 Martin Odegaard celebrates scoring the team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 2, 2023. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Martin Odegaard gives honest thoughts on Real Madrid departure

Ahead of facing Porto in the Champions League, Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard reveals his initial hopes for a long-term Real Madrid career and the...
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 20: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou on May 20, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Report claims Mikel Arteta determined to sign Martín Zubimendi for Arsenal

Arsenal's pursuit of Martín Zubimendi faces challenges, but Mikel Arteta is determined to sign the Real Sociedad midfielder. Get the latest.
Real Sociedad's Kieran Tierney sits on the pitch next to Mikel Oyarzabal during the Spanish league football match between Real Sociedad and Real Betis at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on December 17, 2023. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee and ex-Gunner both eliminated from Champions League

Arsenal loanee Kieran Tierney and former Gunner Matteo Guendouzi both had a difficult Tuesday, as their current clubs were eliminated from the Champions League.
BILBAO, SPAIN: Kieran Tierney of Real Sociedad is challenged by Nico Williams of Athletic Club during the LaLiga EA Sports match at Estadio de San Mames on January 13, 2024. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee makes first La Liga start in over a month

Arsenal's Kieran Tierney made his first start for Real Sociedad in over a month this weekend, having recovered from a muscle injury.
BILBAO, SPAIN: Kieran Tierney of Real Sociedad is challenged by Nico Williams of Athletic Club during the LaLiga EA Sports match at Estadio de San Mames on January 13, 2024. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee returns to La Liga squad early after injury

Kieran Tierney returned to the Real Sociedad squad on Friday, making his comeback from injury sooner than originally feared.
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN: Martin Zubimendi of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the LaLiga EA Sports match between Real Sociedad and Deportivo Alaves at Reale Arena on January 02, 2024. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Arsenal eye midfield signing with Mikel Arteta favouring £51m target

Arsenal want a midfielder in the summer transfer window and €60m Martin Zubimendi is high on Mikel Arteta's shortlist, according to a report.
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: A detailed view of the Kieran Tierney of Arsenal wearing the Arsenal all-white kit in support of the 'No More Red' outreach and anti-knife crime initiative with adidas during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at City Ground on January 09, 2022 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

“Loved my time there”: 26yo admits Arsenal uncertainty

Kieran Tierney: Arsenal future unclear. Defender praises Gunners but loves loan life in Spain, hints at tough decision.