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Confirmed: Arsenal to wear red shorts in Carabao Cup final

When Arsenal paired red shorts with their red and white home shirt against West Bromwich Albion in December, it was the first time we’d sported such a combo since 1978. It now looks as though we’re doing the same thing in the League Cup final...
Arsenal - 2018-02-19 16:51:44

Report: Arsenal to visit Uganda on pre-season tour"

Arsenal could be set for a pre-season visit to Uganda, according to the country’s National Council of Sports. Bosco Onyik, who chairs the body that regulate’s Ugandan sport, told Chinese news agency Xinhua that a new partnership with the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-19 16:51:44

Arsenal extend Emirates shirt sponsorship deal

Arsenal have confirmed that they have renewed their shirt sponsorship deal with Emirates. The Dubai-based airline’s brand will be sported on all match kits until 2024 – a five-year extension on the current deal – while our home ground will...
Arsenal - 2018-02-19 12:50:24

Financial details emerge of Emirates sponsorship extension

Earlier today, Arsenal announced details of an extension to the shirt sponsorship deal with Emirates that would see airline remain linked with the club until 2024. It adds five years to the existing deal, and although it was described as the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-19 16:51:44

Leicester City v Arsenal postponed

Arsenal’s game at Leicester City, originally supposed to take place on March 18th, has now been postponed because of the home side’s FA Cup commitments. They’ll be playing a 5th round tie that weekend, which means the Premier League fixture...
Arsenal - 2018-02-19 12:50:24

Report: Ostersund 0-3 Arsenal (inc. goals)

Starting XI: Ospina (c), Bellerin, Mustafi, Chambers, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Welbeck Subs: Macey, Holding, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah __ Arsenal are in a prime position to qualify for the Europa...
Arsenal - 2018-02-16 08:50:10

Arsenal of the North 0 – 3 Arsenal of the South: By the Numbers

Arsenal kicked off the first 25 minutes clearly on the front foot and not only owned nearly 82% of the possession but also forced Östersunds into 3 errors, managed to get off 10 shots, and scored 2 goals. Arsenal dominated touches and passes in the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-16 08:50:10

Elneny: Ostersund win sends a strong message

Mohamed Elneny says Arsenal’s convincing away win against Ostersund sends a message to their continental rivals as they embark on a Europa League run that could lead back to the Champions League. Nacho Monreal’s early effort, an own goal and...
Arsenal - 2018-02-16 16:51:46

Welbeck: It was a professional performance

After Arsenal?s 3-0 win over Ostersund, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Danny Welbeck faced the BT Sport cameras. Here?s what they had to say? On the result?  DW: ?The pitch was a bit hard, we knew it was going to be a bit difficult. With the players that...
Arsenal - 2018-02-16 08:50:10

Wenger: We adapted well to get the job done

Arsene Wenger was pleased with the way his Arsenal players adapted to the Swedish cold and Ostersund’s artifical pitch as the Gunners ran out 3-0 winners in the first-leg of their last 32 Europa League tie. Here’s what he had to say to BT Sport...
Arsenal - 2018-02-16 08:50:10

Maastricht return bringing the best out of Nwakali

After enjoying an impressive season on loan with MVV Maastricht, it was anticipated that Arsenal youngster Kelechi Nwakali would push on to greater heights this campaign. It didn’t quite turn out like that in the first half of the campaign as the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-16 12:50:25

Video: Hector Bellerin at the Oxford Union

Hector Bellerin recently spoke at the Oxford Union, which is, according to them, the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. He spoke about his career,...
Arsenal - 2018-02-16 08:50:10

Östersunds FK 0-3 Arsenal – player ratings

It wasn’t the most exciting game but we got three things we haven’t seen in a while. 1 – An away win 2 – A clean sheet 3 – A penalty save. Read the match report and watch the goals here, the player ratings are...
Arsenal - 2018-02-16 08:50:10

Boss yet to decide who will be captain tomorrow night

Arsene Wenger says he has an ‘interesting’ decision to make as to who will captain the team tomorrow night for the Europa League clash with Ostersunds FK. Arsenal are without Laurent Koscielny (Achilles), Jack Wilshere and Petr Cech, and the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-15 08:50:27

Wenger: UEFA rules which cup-tie Aubameyang make ‘no sense’

Because of UEFA rules, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cannot play for Arsenal in the Europa League this season, despite the fact he hasn’t appeared in the competition thus far. However, because his former club Borussia Dortmund were catapulted into...
Arsenal - 2018-02-15 08:50:27

Maitland-Niles in midfield: Östersunds FK v Arsenal teams

It’s a chilly willy Europa League night in Northern Sweden as Arsenal take on Östersunds FK in Ostersund. The temperature is about minus three billion, the pitch is artificial, and if you stay really, really quiet you hear our players hamstrings...
Arsenal - 2018-02-15 19:51:36

Wenger likes playing striker Welbeck as a striker

Arsene Wenger says that he prefers to play striker Danny Welbeck as a striker and says the striker’s best position is probably as a striker. The England international, who was signed as a striker from Manchester United, looks set to play as a...
Arsenal - 2018-02-15 08:50:27

Wenger not planning early Arsenal exit

Arsene Wenger has hinted that he has no plan to walk away from Arsenal before the end of his current two-year deal by highlighting the fact he’s always respected the contracts he’s signed. The Frenchman is under pressure to deliver Champions...
Arsenal - 2018-02-15 16:50:49

Premier League rights sold for £4.46bn, but there may yet be new players

Sky and BT have once again secured the TV rights for the vast majority of the Premier League games for the period 2019-2022. The former were successful bidders for four packages of 32 games each, while the latter has, as yet, just one package to...
Arsenal - 2018-02-14 08:50:08

Wilshere & Ramsey out as Wenger provides pre-Ostersund update

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Aaron Ramsey’s comeback will be delayed, potentially until the League Cup final with Manchester City on 25 February. The Gunners have travelled to Sweden for their Europa League clash with Ostersund without the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-14 19:50:35

Wenger explains Lacazette surgery situation

Arsene Wenger says that Alexandre Lacazette’s injury is a massive blow for Arsenal, after the French international was ruled out for 4-6 weeks following keyhole surgery on his knee. The former Lyon man was expected to lead the line in the Europa...
Arsenal - 2018-02-14 08:50:08

Potter backing Östersund to prove mettle against Gunners

Graham Potter, the coach of tomorrow night’s Swedish opponents Östersund, says he’s excited to pit his wits against Arsene Wenger and that he remains full of admiration for the Frenchman despite his travails in recent years. Since taking the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-14 16:51:08

Ivan heaps a teaspoon of pressure on Wenger, via the papers

Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal could be decided by the club’s form in the Europa League, according to stories published simultaneously in the Mirror, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail. Out of the FA Cup and languishing in sixth place in the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-13 19:50:40

Bellerin on why he couldn’t be arsed to high-five Alexis at Palace

At this point, we’re not sure anybody really cares whether or not certain Arsenal players chose not to celebrate Alexis Sanchez’s goal at Crystal Palace back in December. We’re not even sure we cared at the time. That said, having been asked...
Arsenal - 2018-02-13 12:50:03

Lacazette to miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing knee surgery

Arsenal’s Europa League chances have taken a hit with the news that Alexandre Lacazette will miss four to six weeks having undergone minor surgery on his knee. In a statement issued on the official website, the club said: Striker Alex Lacazette...
Arsenal - 2018-02-13 16:53:22

Arseblog Exclusive! Interview with Arsenal Goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal

After Arsenal?s comfortable 4-0 win over Yeovil Town Ladies on Sunday afternoon, Tim Stillman spoke with Gunners and Netherlands goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal about her three years at Arsenal, the desire to get back to Wembley in the FA Women?s...
Arsenal - 2018-02-13 12:50:03

Bielik: Shoulder injury cost me Championship return

Krystian Bielik says a shoulder injury sustained in August killed off his chances of completing a season-long loan move to a Championship club. The Poland under-21 international endured a frustrating first half of the campaign at London Colney...
Arsenal - 2018-02-12 12:50:16

Wenger: Lacazette will start scoring again

Arsene Wenger says that Alexandre Lacazette will find his goalscoring touch again after the French striker missed two excellent chances late on to rescue a point for the Gunners as they went down 1-0 to Sp*rs last Saturday. He volleyed a Hector...
Arsenal - 2018-02-12 08:50:03

Bellerin: Rivals will drop points, it happens every week

Hector Bellerin says he’s not giving up hope of a top four finish claiming Arsenal’s rivals are still capable of ballsing things up in the coming months. Manchester United and Chelsea have both lost two of their last five games in the Premier...
Arsenal - 2018-02-12 19:51:13

Wenger: Mkhitaryan can show Iwobi the way

Arsene Wenger says Alex Iwobi is on the up again after a drop in form and believes the Nigeria international will benefit from Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s arrival at Arsenal. The 21-year-old midfielder was in and out of Arsenal’s Premier League...
Arsenal - 2018-02-10 12:50:24

Wenger: Kane made the difference

Arsene Wenger was disappointed by his side’s attacking play as the Gunners lost 1-0 to a dominant Sp*rs at Wembley. The Gunners were limp in the final third until the last ten minutes when substitute Alexandre Lacazette could have nicked a point...
Arsenal - 2018-02-10 16:50:11

Wenger wants Aubameyang to follow Henry’s Arsenal example

Arsene Wenger says that new boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s playing style reminds him of Thierry Henry, but cautiously reminded people it’s a big comparison to make after just one game in red and white. The Arsenal manager spoke about the club...
Arsenal - 2018-02-10 08:49:54

Arsenal lucky to lose by just one: by the numbers

10 – Number of times this season that the opposition has scored first on Tottenham 6 – Points Tottenham have taken in those matches 0 – Wins Tottenham have when the opponent scores first 14 – Big Chances Tottenham have created when the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-10 19:52:07

Ramsey out, Elneny comes in: Sp*rs v Arsenal – team news

It’s a North London derby at Wembley Stadium today, and it’s a game that Arsenal really need to win as the chase for the top four hots up. We won 2-0 back in November, here’s hoping we can repeat the feat again today. Here are today’s...
Arsenal - 2018-02-10 12:50:24

Sp*rs 1-0 Arsenal – player ratings

Another away day ended in disappointment as a dreadful second half performance saw Arsenal go down by just 1-0, but in truth it could have been more. A succession of great chances were either missed or saved by Petr Cech, and on the day the home...
Arsenal - 2018-02-10 16:50:11

Report: Sp*rs 1-0 Arsenal

Starting XI: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Maitland-Niles, Lacazette, Welbeck __ Harry Kane?s 49th minute header was enough for Spurs...
Arsenal - 2018-02-10 16:50:11

Wenger: We want top four and the Europa League

At the moment Arsenal have two routes into next season’s Champions League: finishing in the top four, or winning the Europa League. Neither are exactly long-shots but there’s a lot of work in each case to achieve it. Speaking to BT Sport ahead...
Arsenal - 2018-02-10 08:49:54

Wenger laments Arsenal’s dismal away record

Arsene Wenger admits that Arsenal?s away form is ?very poor? after his side suffered their seventh away defeat of the Premier League season against Sp*rs. Harry Kane?s second half header was enough to see off the Gunners 1-0 at Wembley. After the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-10 19:52:07

Mkhitaryan helped convinced ‘best mate’ Aubameyang to join Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has confirmed that he helped coax Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal and revealed that the Gabon international is the best team-mate that he’s ever had. The two players spent three years together at Borussia Dortmund before...
Arsenal - 2018-02-09 16:54:33

Wenger with the latest on Wilshere and Ramsey contracts

Arsene Wenger has provided the latest on potential contract renewals for Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey. It’s being reported that an agreement with the England international is close, after the club put forward an incentive based deal which has...
Arsenal - 2018-02-09 12:51:32

Osei-Tutu’s progress suggests he could provide back up for Bellerin

When assessing Arsenal’s current first-team squad, one of the standout concerns is the lack of backup options at right-back. Hector Bellerin is firmly established as the club’s first-choice in that position, but, although Calum Chambers and...
Arsenal - 2018-02-09 16:54:33

Wenger: We need to stay calm and focused

Arsene Wenger has called on his players to deliver a calm and focused performance against Sp*rs at Wembley even though he knows from experience that the occasion can be emotionally fraught. One a nine-game winning streak at the national stadium –...
Arsenal - 2018-02-09 12:51:32

More pictures of next season’s third kit colour scheme emerge

Since becoming Arsenal’s kit manufacturers, Puma have had some hit and miss efforts, but in recent times the misses have become far more prevalent. This season’s blue away kit is one of the worst in living memory ? and not just because we can...
Arsenal - 2018-02-08 16:54:04

Wenger on the character of new signings + Lacazette’s situation

Ahead of Arsenal’s match with Sp*rs at Wembley on Saturday, Arsene Wenger faced questions about the professionalism of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and how Alexandre Lacazette coped with being benched against Everton. On...
Arsenal - 2018-02-08 19:50:31

Lightning strikes twice as Mavididi is sidelined by hamstring woe again

In January 2017, Stephy Mavididi went on loan to Charlton Athletic, and after impressing initially, had his season ended with a hamstring injury. It was so bad that it required surgery to fix it, and it was a real blow to the development of the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-08 16:54:04

Wenger: I don’t instruct my players to dive

Arsene Wenger insists he does not encourage his players to dive and thinks that penalties should not be awarded to players who are felled as they take the ball away from goal. Earlier in the week, Sp*rs boss Mauricio Pochettino noted that...
Arsenal - 2018-02-08 16:54:04

Wenger happy to face Sp*rs at Wembley

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal’s ‘positive history’ at Wembley stands them in good stead ahead of Saturday’s North London derby. The Gunners head to the national stadium having won nine consecutive games at the venue and the boss thinks the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-08 12:51:36

Video: Aaron Ramsey 2017-18

Despite missing a chunk of games recently through injury, Aaron Ramsey is having a very good season. So far he’s got 6 goals and 8 assists from 19 games, and Arsenal Editor has put together a compilation of his season so far. Enjoy ? even the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-07 12:51:09

Week 26 7amxG – By the Numbers

Matchday 26 has come and gone and Arsenal, despite the toasty win over Everton, are still stuck in 6th place in the Premier League table. Nate Silver’s model on FiveThirtyEight dot com only gives the Gunners a 17% chance to break out of the Europa...
Arsenal - 2018-02-07 19:51:11

Exclusive! Arseblog News Speaks To Gay Gooners on their 5th Anniversary

This month, Arsenal?s LGBT supporters club Gay Gooners celebrate their 5th anniversary. The first LGBT supporters club in English football, they arranged a 5 a side tournament with other supporters groups before the Arsenal v Everton match recently,...
Arsenal - 2018-02-07 12:51:09

Wenger pleased his players are less vulnerable

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are getting better at managing the fitness of their squad but admits it takes time to get to know individual players and their risk of injury. In the first half of the season, the Frenchman effectively split his squad in...
Arsenal - 2018-02-07 19:51:11

Report: Trio set to hand Gunners fitness boost for North London derby

According to James Olley in the Evening Standard, Arsenal’s injury worries ahead of the Sp*rs game this weekend are receding. It had been thought that Petr Cech’s calf injury would keep him out of the team for the Wembley showdown, but the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-07 12:51:09

Dortmund reveal reasons behind Aubameyang sale

The CEO of Borussia Dortmund, Hans-Joachim Watzke, says a breakdown in the relationship between Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the Borussia Dortmund fans was a key factor in the Bundesliga side’s decision to sell the striker to Arsenal. Watzke...
Arsenal - 2018-02-06 16:49:55

Report: Ospina to start North London derby

According to a couple of reports doing the rounds, David Ospina looks set to replace Petr Cech in goal when Arsenal face Sp*rs at Wembley on Saturday afternoon. Cech was replaced by the Colombian in the second half of the 5-1 win over Everton after...
Arsenal - 2018-02-06 12:52:58

Singapore to host Arsenal in International Champions Cup

According to local paper Today, Arsenal will play a pre-season friendly next summer in Singapore as part of the International Champions Cup. The last time the Gunners visited Singapore, in July 2015, Chuba Akpom’s hat-trick and Jack Wilshere’s...
Arsenal - 2018-02-05 19:49:58

Bellerin: Ozil loves it at Arsenal

Hector Bellerin says that teammates knew that Mesut Ozil would commit himself to a new contract at the club because of how much he wants to win things at Arsenal. The German put pen to paper on a new three and a half year deal last week, and the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-05 08:49:46

Giroud opens up on his decision to leave Arsenal

Olivier Giroud says Arsene Wenger’s decision to recruit Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang played a fundamental part in his decision to leave Arsenal in January. The France international says the decision to move to Chelsea and give his career a new...
Arsenal - 2018-02-04 16:50:37

Arsenal 5-1 Everton: By the Numbers

50 – Goals scored by Arsenal this season (Premier League only, not counting Own Goals) 10 – Goals scored by Arsenal against Everton this season 20 – Percent of Arsenal’s Premier League goals that they have scored against Everton this...
Arsenal - 2018-02-04 08:52:04

Boss: Ramsey has more goals in his locker

After his first ever career hat-trick yesterday, Arsene Wenger says that Aaron Ramsey is capable of more goals, challenging the midfielder to get into double figures between now and the end of the season. He’s done it before, of course, getting...
Arsenal - 2018-02-04 16:50:37

Arsenal 5-1 Everton – player ratings

Arsenal were labelled defensively weak ahead of this game by Sam Allardyce who discovered that people in glass houses should not throw stones. Read the report and see the goals here. Here’s how the players rated...
Arsenal - 2018-02-04 08:52:04

Report: Arsenal 5-1 Everton (inc goals)

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Ramsey, Iwobi, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Elneny, Lacazette — Arsenal got back to winning ways as an Aaron Ramsey...
Arsenal - 2018-02-04 08:52:04

Iwobi welcomes amazing Mkhitaryan and electric Aubameyang

Alex Iwobi has hailed the arrivals of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the new signings helped Arsenal to a comprehensive 5-1 win over Everton yesterday. With three assists for the former, and a delicious debut goal for the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-04 16:50:37

Wenger on Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang and their impact

Arsene Wenger deployed his two new signings against Everton today, and they helped us to a 5-1 win at the Emirates this evening. Aubameyang got a goal and Mkhitaryan ended up with three assists. As you’d expect, the manager was quizzed about the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-04 08:52:04

Wenger: On-pitch partnerships are essential

Bergkamp and Wright, Bergkamp and Anelka, Bergkamp and Henry, Pires and Henry – essential combinations that helped fire Arsenal to major silverware at Highbury. It’s difficult to say whether new boys Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick...
Arsenal - 2018-02-04 19:51:15

Ramsey, Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang on Arsenal 5-1 Everton

Aaron Ramsey, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang spoke to BT Sports after today’s enjoyable 5-1 win over Everton. Here’s what they had to say. On a good day’s work and a hat-trick Ramsey: I’m delighted, my first hat-trick so...
Arsenal - 2018-02-04 08:52:04

Wenger on Ozil extension and more players signing deals

Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil decision to commit to Arsenal on a new long-term contract is great news for the club and that he’s expecting the German to lead the club to new success. Ozil will earn around £230,000 a week after penning a three and...
Arsenal - 2018-02-03 08:50:15

Aubameyang starts: Arsenal v Everton teams

Arsenal take on Everton at the Emirates this evening in real need of a win to help bounce back from Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat to Swansea. Arsene Wenger has two new signings at his disposal and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang both...
Arsenal - 2018-02-03 19:49:58

Wenger: Mislintat made Aubameyang approach easier

Arsene Wenger was a little frosty when he was first asked about the arrival of Sven Mislintat in December, however, he admits that Arsenal’s new head of recruitment made it easier to negotiate a deal with Borussia Dortmund for Pierre-Emerick...
Arsenal - 2018-02-03 16:49:47

Wenger reveals team news for Everton – Aubameyang a doubt

Arsene Wenger has provided the latest team news ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash against Everton. The Gunners have to get back to winning ways having lost 3-1 to Swansea on Tuesday, and there are some doubts over the club record signing...
Arsenal - 2018-02-02 12:50:10

Jan Oblak the ‘main objective’ of Arsenal’s new Definitely Not Director of Footbal...

Arsenal new Head of Football Relations, otherwise known as Definitely Not Director of Football, Raul Sanllehi started work on February 1st after the announcement of his recruitment late last year. It’s the latest in a series of behind the scenes...
Arsenal - 2018-02-02 19:50:04

Schoolboy Saka’s development offers encouragement for Arsenal

Arsenal have a host of impressive talents in their academy setup at present and Bukayo Saka is certainly amongst them. The winger, who possesses pace and flair in abundance, is still a schoolboy but has been heavily involved for the Gunners at U18...
Arsenal - 2018-02-02 16:50:52

Wenger: Giroud to Chelsea linked to Aubameyang move

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Olivier Giroud’s move to Chelsea was in some ways forced because the club’s desire to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in, and that while he would have preferred him not to go to rival club, there were human...
Arsenal - 2018-02-02 16:50:52

Wenger regrets missing out on defender, calls for defensive focus

Arsene Wenger says he’s pleased with his transfer business in January but admits he didn’t get everything that he wanted. It was confirmed yesterday by West Bromwich Albion that Arsenal failed with a late bid for Northern Ireland international...
Arsenal - 2018-02-02 12:50:10

Boss explains Aubameyang deal and hopes he can play with his Mhiki again

Arsene Wenger says that the deal to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal was a complicated one which went right to the wire, but that it was absolutely vital to add more firepower during the transfer window. The Gunners moved Alexis Sanchez,...
Arsenal - 2018-02-02 16:50:52

Week 25 7amxG table

I apologize that I haven’t been terribly consistent about posting these tables here on Arseblog News. In my defence, it takes about 30 minutes per match to compile this data and there are times when the weekend’s matches have finally completed...
Arsenal - 2018-02-02 16:50:52

Akpom: It’s in my interest to succeed in Belgium

Chuba Akpom says it was his decision to move on loan to Belgian side STVV and that he’s determined to make a good impression knowing that he has only 18 months left on his current Arsenal contract. A fringe player at the Emirates this season, the...
Arsenal - 2018-02-02 19:50:04
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