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LYON, FRANCE - MARCH 23: Toni Kroos of Germany looks on during the international friendly match between France and Germany at Groupama Stadium on March 23, 2024 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Mertesacker hails Real Madrid man’s impact on resurgent German national team

Per Mertesacker, Arsenal academy manager and former German international, praises Toni Kroos's pivotal role in the national team's recent resurgence, expressing optimism for Euro 2024.
BERLIN, GERMANY: Kenan Yildiz of Turkey celebrates after scoring the team's second goal during an international friendly match between Germany and Turkey at Olympiastadion on November 18, 2023. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Arsenal make contact over 18yo Juventus international

Arsenal are interested in Juventus youngster Kenan Yildiz, with the Serie A side's financial difficulties making a potential deal possible.
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.

Arsenal sending scouts to watch Dorukhan Tokoz for Turkey on Tuesday

Arsenal are sending scouts to watch Besiktas midfielder Dorukhan Tokoz play for Turkey against Iceland, according to reports.
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images, )

Turkey hails Mesut Ozil’s statement attacking DFB

Turkish ministers reacted positively to the news that Mesut Ozil would no longer play for Germany as long as he felt subjected to racism. The...
Freiburg's Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu (L) and Dortmund's Ukrainian forward Andrey Yarmolenko vie for the ball during German first division Bundesliga football match between SC Freiburg and Borussia Dortmund on September 9, 2017 in Freiburg, southwestern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS KIENZLE

Arsenal scouts monitor Soyuncu over the international break ahead of transfer talks

Arsenal scouts are watching Caglar Soyuncu over the international break, with talks over his future planned for next week.

Arda Turan retires from international football after assaulting journalist

Arda Turan has retired from international football after making a physical and verbal attack on a journalist traveling with the Turkish national squad.

11 new football rules you need to know ahead of the Euros

As the Euros get ready to start, many people haven’t realised that there have been a host of rule changes. Here are 11 of the 95 changes so you know what’s going on at least some of the time (although some are quite ridiculous)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and VfL Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wilshere unscathed in England win

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere came through 66 minutes unscathed as England beat Turkey on Sunday evening. Though he only managed to start one Premier League...

Arsenal youth product nets against Netherlands

Born in the Netherlands, Oguzhan Özyakup found himself in London as an Arsenal player at the age of 16. A career with the Gunners didn't...