Tag: Virgil van Dijk

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Arsenal FC at Turf Moor on February 17, 2024 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)

Carragher names Arsenal player among POTY contenders – but not Saka

Jamie Carragher thinks one of Arsenal's players is in contention for the Player of the Year award this season, but it's not Bukayo Saka.
France's forward #09 Olivier Giroud celebrates winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between England and France at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha, on December 10, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Van Dijk names Arsenal strikers past & present as toughest opponents

Virgil van Dijk has named former Gunner Olivier Giroud as his toughest opponent, giving current Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus a mention as well.
13th April 1932: Arsenal Football Club Manager Herbert Chapman (centre), chats with a key member of his team , Alex James (right), on the pitch at Wembley before the FA Cup final. (Photo by J. Gaiger/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

How Arteta, Guardiola, Klopp and Xavi are embracing Herbert Chapman’s tactics

Discover how top managers like Arteta embrace Herbert Chapman's W-M formation, highlighting its lasting influence on modern football tactics.
Liverpool's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk takes part in a training session at Liverpool training ground in Liverpool, northwest England, on March 14, 2023, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 last second-leg football match against Real Madrid. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Virgil Van Dijk returns to face Arsenal after missing Chelsea

Liverpool are assessing Thiago Alcantara's fitness ahead of Arsenal's visit as Virgil van Dijk returns and Luis Diaz's comeback is being carefully planned.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Gabriel after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton - Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s most expensive defenders compared to Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool made Virgil van Dijk the most expensive defender in history, so how do Arsenal's most expensive defenders compare?
Abou Diaby (R), player of English premier league football team Arsenal, attends a press conference in Hong Kong on July 28, 2012. Arsenal will play Hong Kong side Kitchee on July 29. AFP PHOTO / Dale de la Rey

Jordan Pickford didn’t mean to hurt Virgil van Dijk so what did he intend?...

Pundits say that Jordan Pickford is 'not that kind of player' but they never are, something Abou Diaby knows too much about

Klopp gives fitness update on van Dijk & Alexander-Arnold

Virgil van Dijk will return from his head injury to face Arsenal in the Community Shield on Saturday, and Trent Alexander-Arnold also might play.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor on January 1, 2018 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Liverpool: Who’s injured?

Arsenal face Liverpool in the Community Shield this weekend in what is the traditional curtain-raiser for the season, so who is fit to play? 
Nicolas Pepe and Lucas Torreira after the latter's goal against Liverpool (Photo via Instagram / LTorreira34)

Nicolas Pepe showed encouraging signs in defeat as exemplified by dribbling statistic

Arsenal were comprehensively beaten 3-1 by Liverpool on Saturday, but the one big positive was the performance of Nicolas Pepe.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool shoots as Bernd Leno of Arsenal makes a save during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on November 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Lauren: Van Dijk has been super but Campbell was better

Former Gunner Lauren insists that as good as Virgil van Dijk has been for Liverpool, his old teammate Sol Campbell was still better.

Wenger scout thought Liverpool star ‘too nonchalant’ in shocking decision

Arsenal’s former chief scout, Steve Rowley, advised the club not to sign Virgil van Dijk when he was at Celtic because he thought the player was ‘too nonchalant’.

Keita set for scan but Mané, Salah and van Dijk should all be fit...

Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk could all return from their injury problems as soon as this weekend, but Naby Keita's prognosis is still unknown at this stage.

Arsenal turned down van Dijk when he was at Celtic for being “too nonchalant”

Arsenal turned down the chance to sign Virgil Van Dijk when he was worth just £12m, according to Celtic assistant manager John Collins.
during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on May 9, 2018 in Leicester, England.

Assessed: Leaked wages and bonus payments for Aubameyang and Sanchez

The details of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's contract with Arsenal have leaked to the media, along with the specifics of Alexis Sanchez and Virgil Van Dijk's deals.

Arsenal were offered Van Dijk for £6m

Arsenal were apparently offered Virgil van Dijk for £6m back when he was a Celtic player.

‘Wish we’d show similar ambition’, ‘We watch and do f*** all’ – Fans fume...

Arsenal fans are having a meltdown on social media after Liverpool announced the January signing of Southampton's Virgil van Dijk - a player the Gunners have been linked with all year.

‘Wake up Arsenal, we need him’, ‘It’s a no brainer’ – fans beg Wenger...

Arsenal are in need of a centre-back, and supporters believe there's one player who can come in and improve the side.

£130m: 3 players Arsenal must sign to win major trophies again

There are three players Arsenal must sign if they want to challenge for major domestic and European honours again.

How will Arsenal lineup at the end of January?

The January transfer window will soon be upon us and, if we're lucky, we could have some new players in the team.
Antonio Conte of Chelsea

Arsenal told to stop Man City signing van Dijk

Antonio Conte warns the other big-six clubs not to let Manchester City have a free run at players like Virgil van Dijk in January, considering how strong the Premier League leaders already are.
Thierry Henry

Henry compares van Dijk to Adams and Campbell

Thierry Henry believes Virgil van Dijk is as commanding a defender as Tony Adams and Sol Campbell were for Arsenal.

What could Arsenal’s line-up look like next season?

Arsenal's squad will be undergoing some significant changes next summer.

What exactly is ‘tapping up’ and did Liverpool do it with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?

One issue that seems to confuse a large number of football fans is tapping up. We're going to try and clear up what tapping up actually is, as opposed to the normal contact you'd expect in any transfer.

10 Arsenal stories you may have missed: Contract talks planned, Wenger’s transfer window gripe

The transfer window may have closed, but Arsenal still have a number of negotiations to make, with so many players’ contracts expiring in the next two seasons.

Van Dijk had agreement with ‘two of Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal’

Southampton and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk had an agreement in place with two of Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal, according to Gabriele Marcotti.

Alexis, Vazquez, Draxler: 9 Arsenal stories you might have missed last night

Arsenal’s deal to use Walcott as a makeweight to sign Southampton's Virgil can Dijk is a non-starter, while Oxlade-Chamberlain nears a Liverpool move and Wilshere has been linked with Betis.

Walcott’s inclusion in van Dijk swap deal considered a ‘non-starter’

Arsenal's hopes of including Theo Walcott in a deal for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk have suffered a blow ,as reports suggest the move would be a 'non-starter'.

Arsenal could offer Theo Walcott for Virgil van Dijk

Arsenal reportedly could include Theo Walcott in a deal for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk this summer.

9 things Arsenal fans can expect to happen between now and Transfer Deadline Day

It's all been kicking off for Arsenal in the transfer market this week so what can we expect between now and Deadline Day?

Kevin Campbell says signing N’Zonzi and van Dijk “would be a good start”

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has said that signing Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk "would be a good start".

Southampton adamant Van Dijk will not be sold

Southampton are adamant that Virgil van Dijk will not be sold in the coming days.

Arsenal may wait until January to make big signings

Arsenal may wait until January to try and sign Virgil van Dijk and Thomas Lemar, according to reports.

Van Dijk changes agent to try and force move

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has changed his agent in an attempt to force a move, according to reports.

Arsenal have reportedly met with Van Dijk

Arsenal chiefs have reportedly held talks with Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk.
Virgil van Dijk

Arsenal on alert for van Dijk after Southampton sign his replacement

Southampton may be preparing for the sale of Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, which is sure to capture the attentions of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Oxlade-Chamberlain one of three players on Chelsea’s £120m wishlist

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly one of three players on Chelsea's £120m wishlist this summer.

Wenger reportedly met with Van Dijk in May

Arsène Wenger has already met with Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk, according to reports.

Southampton would rather Van Dijk “sit in the stands” than go to Liverpool

Southampton would reportedly rather leave Virgil van Dijk in the stands than sell him to Liverpool, boosting Arsenal's chances of procuring his signature this summer.

Kevin Campbell says Arsenal should sign Virgil van Dijk

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell says Arsenal should sign Virgil van Dijk as well as one of Jean Michael Seri or William Carvalho.

Has Van Dijk given away his preferred destination with this quote?

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk reportedly wants a move to Liverpool this summer, but may be keen on an Arsenal switch based on these quote taken from his Celtic days.