Tag: Xavi

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, acknowledges the fans after the team's victory in the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal FC at City Ground on January 30, 2024 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Why Mikel Arteta is unlikely to leave Arsenal for Barcelona

Reports suggest FC Barcelona are interested in Mikel Arteta as a potential manager. However, his current success at Arsenal makes a move unlikely.
Barcelona's Spanish midfielder #20 Sergi Roberto celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and UD Almeria at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona on December 20, 2023. (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal eye free transfer bargain from Barcelona

Sergi Roberto, Barcelona's captain and versatile midfielder, set for free transfer. Arsenal on high alert, eyeing potential summer swoop. Will the Gunners land the experienced Spaniard?
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on November 04, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Arteta commits to Arsenal, rubbishes “Totally fake news” reports

Mikel Arteta shuts down rumours of leaving Arsenal for Barcelona, calling them "totally fake news." Read his passionate commitment to the Gunners and why he's focused on building Arsenal's future.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 08: Ansu Fati of FC Barcelona waves the supporters during the presentation prior to the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on August 08, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

Arsenal hold talks with Barcelona star’s agent

Arsenal's potential acquisition of Barcelona's Ansu Fati promises to be one of the summer's most captivating transfer stories.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City reacts during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on March 11, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Ilkay Gundogan chooses Barcelona over Arsenal

Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan is set to join Barcelona, a decision that has implications for Arsenal who were also interested in the German international.
Arsenal transfers - LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers reacts at half time during the Premier League match between Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park on March 13, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Agent pushes for Arsenal switch after Barcelona problems

Agent Jorge Mendes makes concerted efforts to negotiate a possible transfer of Ruben Neves to Arsenal amid aspirations for Champions League.
Manchester City's German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan poses with the Premier League trophy on the pitch after the presentation ceremony following the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north-west England, on May 21, 2023. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal offer 2-year deal to Ilkay Gundogan

Arsenal eyes City's Ilkay Gundogan amidst strong competition from Barcelona. The Gunners offer two-year deal as they look to enhance their midfield.
Chelsea's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang attends a team training session at Chelsea's Cobham training facility in Stoke D'Abernon, southwest of London on March 6, 2023 on the eve of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg football match against Borussia Dortmund. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona to sign Aubameyang for €5m on 1 condition

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's possible return to Barcelona could be a bargain deal, provided he accepts a pay cut.
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.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Chelsea looks dejected after Martin Odegaard of Arsenal (not pictured) scores the team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on May 02, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Aubameyang pushes for free transfer to Barcelona after failed Chelsea stint

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly seeking a free transfer from Chelsea to Barcelona, despite the London club's reluctance to lose their £12m investment.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Chelsea looks on from the bench during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Chelsea FC at Craven Cottage on January 12, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Barcelona Aubameyang return looks likely

Chelsea forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hinted at a possible return to FC Barcelona, where he previously enjoyed a brief yet successful stint. 
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta reacts at the end of the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north-west England, on February 4, 2023. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona boss unsurprised by Mikel Arteta after ‘headstart’

FC Barcelona manager Xavi says Mikel Arteta's rise with Arsenal is no surprise to him, given the former midfielder's history.
Endrick (via Twitter)

Barcelona confirm talks with Endrick

Barcelona have confirmed that they held talks with Endrick, the Brazilian teen sensation who is tipped to move to Europe sooner rather than later.
Barcelona's new player Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang poses for pictures during his official presentation, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2022. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP) (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona want €20m+ from Chelsea for Aubameyang

Barcelona will accept an offer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Chelsea in the region of half what they paid for Robert Lewandowski, according to a report.
Barcelona's Gabonese midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) and Barcelona's Spanish defender Jordi Alba celebrate after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and CA Osasuna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 13, 2022. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)

Xavi hails Aubameyang contract cancellation as ‘gift fallen from the sky’

Barcelona manager, Xavi, has hailed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's signing as a 'gift fallen from the sky' rather than a 'gift given to them by Arsenal'.
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 18: Santi Cazorla of Al Sadd in action during the Emir Cup Final between Al Sadd and Al Arabi at Al Rayyan Stadium on December 18, 2020 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Simon Holmes/Getty Images)

Santi Cazorla says emotional goodbye as Xavi joins Barcelona

Santi Cazorla has issued an emotional farewell to Xavi Hernandez as he leaves Al Saad to become Barcelona's new manager.
Villarreal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla celebrates his second goal during the Spanish League football match between Getafe and Villarreal at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe near Madrid on July 8, 2020. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Santi Cazorla says goodbye again

Santi Cazorla will say goodbye to Villarreal on Sunday as the midfielder makes his way to the next chapter of his life.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal FC celebrates after scoring his team's first goal in extra-time during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Barcelona advised not to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Barcelona legend Xavi has urged his former club NOT to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal when the transfer window opens.

Xavi endorses Seri signing for Barcelona

Xavi has gone and tarnished Jean Michael Seri's good name by saying that the Nice midfielder has 'Barca DNA'.
Jack Wilshere

Former player ‘sure’ Pep Guardiola will consider Wilshere move

Barcelona midfielder, Xavi, is sure that Pep Guardiola will make a move for Jack Wilshere.
Alexis Sanchez

Xavi – Alexis’ success is no shock to me

Alexis Sanchez's former Barcelona teammate, Xavi, has piled a whole tonne of praise onto the Chilean recently.

Video: Mertesacker features in video with Xavi and Zidane

Per Mertesacker is a bit of a surprise inclusion in a new Adidas video prompting people to ‘Be the difference’. Featuring Xavi and Zinedine Zidane,...

Is Xavi right about Jack Wilshere?

Currently injured, obviously, Jack Wilshere is yet to play for Arsenal this season. The midfielder fractured his fibula towards the end of pre-season and, following surgery,...

Xavi admits he would’ve snubbed Arsenal

As Arsenal fans, we had the pleasure of watching former Spain and Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez twice at the Emirates Stadium. Paired with Andres Iniesta,...