Tag: Southampton

Ainsley Maitland-Niles warming up ahead of the pre-season friendly against Hibs (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

3 Premier League clubs interested in Arsenal 23yo per reliable report

Leicester City, Southampton, and Burnley are all interested in Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer, with the player set to leave Arsenal.
Josh Doig of Hibernian during the Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Hibernian at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland on 12 May 2021. Copyright: Stephen Dobson

Arsenal now likely to miss out on 2 summer targets

Arsenal moves for Ryan Bertrand and Josh Doig as potential backups to Kieran Tierney both appear to be unlikely at this stage.
Everton v Southampton - Premier League - Goodison Park Everton's Abdoulaye Doucoure and Southampton's Ryan Bertrand during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture date: Monday, March 1, 2021. Copyright: Clive Brunskill

Arsenal to lose transfer target to Leicester City: Deal in final stages

Arsenal look set to miss out on Ryan Bertrand, with Leicester City reportedly in the final stages of completing his signing on a free transfer.
Southampton's Ryan Bertrand left and West Bromwich Albion's Matt Phillips battle for the ball during the Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Picture date: Monday, April 12, 2021. Copyright: Catherine Ivill

Arsenal to make 1st formal offer for Ryan Bertrand

Arsenal will make their first official written offer for Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand in the next few days, according to a report.
Everton v Southampton - Premier League - Goodison Park Everton's Abdoulaye Doucoure and Southampton's Ryan Bertrand during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture date: Monday, March 1, 2021. Copyright: Clive Brunskill

Arsenal receive boost in race for free agent signing

Arsenal are stepping up their interest in free agent Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand ahead of the summer transfer window.

Arsenal want Ryan Bertrand on free transfer

Arsenal are one of four clubs competing to sign Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand on a free transfer after a breakdown in contract talks.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) watches as Arsenal's English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles takes a throw in during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 16, 2020. (Photo by PETER CZIBORRA / POOL / AFP)

Manchester United interest in Ainsley Maitland-Niles should be wake-up call to Arsenal

Manchester United and Everton are reportedly interested in signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles but they want the 23-year-old to play as a right-back which probably won't please him.
West Bromwich Albion v Everton - Premier League - The Hawthorns West Bromwich Albion s Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Picture date: Thursday March 4, 2021. Copyright: Nick Potts

3 more clubs join race to sign Arsenal 23-year-old

Three new clubs have joined the race for Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer, with Arsenal undecided on whether to cash in on him.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) watches as Arsenal's English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles takes a throw in during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 16, 2020. (Photo by PETER CZIBORRA / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal 23yo decides to leave - Wolves, Leicester City and Southampton interested

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has decided to leave Arsenal this summer and has accepted that any attractive potential buyers will see him as a right-back.
Southampton's English midfielder Nathan Tella (C) takes a shot past Leeds United's Spanish defender Diego Llorente (R) during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Southampton at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on February 23, 2021. (Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal academy winger makes full Premier League debut for Southampton

Former Arsenal academy winger Nathan Tella made his first Premier League start for Southampton against Leeds United on Tuesday.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles wanted by Southampton LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal looks dejected following his team's defeat in the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 19, 2020 in Liverpool, England. A limited number of fans (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Peter Powell -

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has West Brom medical

West Bromwich Albion are now back in the race to sign Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan, seemingly leading the race.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles congratulates Emile Smith Rowe on his goal against Rapid Vienna (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Leicester City and Southampton 2 options for Maitland-Niles with obligation to buy on table

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has three options for a loan move on deadline day, one of which could include an obligation to buy.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal lies on the ground as he sets up to defend a free kick during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 19, 2020 in Liverpool, England. A limited number of fans (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Peter Powell -

Ainsley Maitland-Niles options narrow as Leicester make decision

Ainsley Maitland-Niles' loan options appear to be narrowing, with a couple of the leading clubs seemingly now ruled out of the race.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) watches as Arsenal's English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles takes a throw in during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 16, 2020. (Photo by PETER CZIBORRA / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal want 23yo to go to Southampton as Newcastle make contact

Arsenal are once again open to letting Ainsley Maitland-Niles leave the club with four clubs said to be after his signature this month.

Arsenal looking at 2 left-backs with expiring contracts

Arsenal are looking at Ryan Bertrand and Tyrick Mitchell as potential cover for Kieran Tierney, though the deals are more likely to go through in the summer.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Theo Walcott of Everton looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Everton and Preston North End at Goodison Park on September 05, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Theo Walcott close to Southampton return

Theo Walcott got his first few league minutes for Everton at the weekend but the former Arsenal man is close to a move back to Southampton.
Folarin Balogun (Photo via Instagram / FolarinBalogun67)

Southampton and Brentford join race for highly-rated Arsenal talent set for summer exit

Southampton and Brentford are reportedly in the race for Arsenal academy striker Folarin Balogun, who looks likely to leave the club this summer.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Cedric of Southampton arrives at the ground ahead of the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Southampton FC at Selhurst Park on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

How much is this 'free' agent actually costing Arsenal?

Cedric Soares has yet to feature for Arsenal despite signing on loan in January but the club have already confirmed he will become a permanent player for the club on a 'long-term' deal, so how much will he cost?
Arsenal's English striker Eddie Nketiah celebrates after he scores the team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal ensure Premier League survival with Southampton win

Arsenal picked up all three points at the home of the side with the worst home record in the league, thus ensuring they are able to play Premier League football next season.
PERTH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 01: Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster looks on during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between St Johnstone and Celtic at McDiarmid Park on March 01, 2020 in Perth, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

32yo becomes Arsenal and Chelsea target after impressing at Celtic

Arsenal and Chelsea are said to be considering a move for Southampton's Fraser Forster after the keeper impressed on loan with Celtic.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Arsenal unveil new signing Cedric Soares at London Colney on January 30, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Southampton didn’t understand Arsenal move for Soares

Southampton could hardly believe the late Arsenal approach for Cedric Soares, as they expected him to leave for free in the summer.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Arsenal unveil new signing Cedric Soares at London Colney on January 30, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

New Arsenal signing admits he almost joined a few years ago

Cedric Soares joined Arsenal from Southampton this morning, on an initial loan deal until the end of the season.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Cedric of Southampton celebrates during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Mary's Stadium on January 18, 2020, in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

"It's better to go": Southampton boss gives transfer update on Arsenal target

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says the club will let Cedric Soares leave this month, amid strong links with a move to Arsenal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Cedric of Southampton arrives at the ground ahead of the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Southampton FC at Selhurst Park on January 21, 2020, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Arsenal aiming to complete second loan signing today: The details

Arsenal are trying to complete the loan signing of Cedric Soares from Southampton today, with the option to make it permanent in the summer.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Cedric of Southampton celebrates during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Mary's Stadium on January 18, 2020, in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

David Ornstein confirms Arsenal closing in on second loan signing

Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Southampton full-back Cedric Soares, according to reports, hoping to complete the signing this month.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Cedric of Southampton celebrates during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Mary's Stadium on January 18, 2020, in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Arsenal looking at late move for Premier League full-back

Arsenal are considering a late move for Southampton full-back Cedric Soares in the January transfer window, according to reports.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Episode 224: Southampton shambles signals the end… surely?

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Anita talk through the latest horrible home game, the unbearable numbness of equalising, and...

Damning graph shows Arsenal’s decline under Unai Emery

Fewer things put into focus the decline of Arsenal as an attacking force than a graph published over the weekend by David Wall.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Player ratings vs Southampton: Dire team performance despite some positive individual showings

Arsenal put in another dismal performance in a 2-2 draw with relegation candidates Southampton on Saturday, and they were very lucky not to lose.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Unai Emery’s unbelievable comments show he doesn’t understand Arsenal at all

As Unai Emery met with the press after Arsenal's game on Saturday, quotes started to emerge on Twitter with one claiming he'd said "The...
Unai Emery (right) with Arsenal’s director of football Raúl Sanllehí. Photograph: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Raul Sanllehi’s face tells a different story than Unai Emery’s mouth

Unai Emery has told assembled reporters at his post-match press conference that the club are behind him but reports of Raul Sanllehi and Edu in the mixed zone after the game tell a different story.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Ralph Hasenhuttl, Manager of Southampton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Everton FC at St Mary's Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Southampton boss calls on his players to be ‘nastier’ against Arsenal

Southampton's boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has called on his side to be 'nastier' against Arsenal when they rock up at the Emirates.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Tierney and Bellerin finally set to start a league game together: Predicted lineup vs...

Arsenal face Southampton at the Emirates Stadium as the Premier League returns this weekend after the international break.

Arsenal midfielder ruled out of Southampton clash

Dani Ceballos is set to miss out on the visit of Southampton this weekend, as his hamstring injury hasn't yet cleared up.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 27: Mario Lemina of Southampton shoots during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and West Ham United at St Mary's Stadium on December 27, 2018, in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Arsenal, United and Leicester all interested in £18m deal for Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina

Arsenal, Manchester United and Leicester City are all interested in a deal for Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, which will cost at least £18m.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur reacts with Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 19, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Arsenal try to lure man who found Dele Alli as new Sporting Director

Arsenal are one of a number of clubs who are seriously interested in bringing in RB Leipzig's Paul Mitchell to work as their new sporting director.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Return of the Ozil, BATE, Southampton, tactics, Hleb, Monchi, transfers, the Spanish connection &...

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew analyses wins against BATE & Southampton, looks at the impact of our tactical shift,...
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal battles for possession with Nathan Redmond of Southampton during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

2 Arsenal stars make Premier League Team of the Week

Two Arsenal stars made it into WhoScored's Premier League Team of the Week for the most recent round of fixtures, after the team's victory over Southampton on Sunday.
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP / Getty Images)

Mkhitaryan scores and assists but this teammate was excellent: Player ratings vs Southampton

Arsenal kept their winning run in Premier League home games going with a 2-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday, lifting them back into the top four.

Unai Emery to make 4 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Southampton

After progressing to the last-16 of the Europa League in midweek, Arsenal return to Premier League action on Sunday, hosting Southampton at the Emirates Stadium.