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Klopp says Man City are ‘big’ title favourites and discusses latest Premier League rule ...

Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City are ‘the big favourite’ for the Premier League title, though is confident Liverpool can compete with the champions again next season. Liverpool narrowly finished as runners-up to Pep Guardiola’s side last...
Arsenal - 2019-07-19 16:51:29

Six Premier League players who went on strike

Player-power is perhaps at an all-time high, with contracts in modern football being worryingly disrespected. Footballer’s now live in an era of wanting and getting, with agents perhaps the driving force in public displays of unrest. Throughout...
Arsenal - 2019-07-19 08:52:03

Four revolutionary innovations in the last 30 years that changed football forever

Four innovations from the past thirty years that changed football and the Premier League forever, including video games, satellite television, and cutting-edge boots. It could be argued that football has changed more in the last thirty years than it...
Arsenal - 2019-07-19 08:52:03

Arsenal target Zaha tells Crystal Palace he wants to leave

Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace that he wants to leave the club this summer amid interest from Arsenal. The forward has been strongly linked with a move away from Selhurst Park in the transfer window, with Arsenal believed to have made the...
Arsenal - 2019-07-19 12:50:39

Transfer Rumour Mill: The football journalists potentially joining major US sports site

Who’s going where and why" It’s the transfer market for football writers! The cat has been thrown amongst the pigeons in the world of football journalism in recent months, as a major US sports website has been hoovering up a mass of talented...
Arsenal - 2019-07-19 08:52:03

Emery suggests Rob Holding could have a big role to play for Arsenal this season

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has suggested that defender Rob Holding could be an important player for the club this season. Holding is currently recovering from a serious knee injury suffered against Manchester United in December, though the club are...
Arsenal - 2019-07-19 16:51:29

‘Relaxed’ Klopp says Liverpool can’t compete with Man City financially

Jurgen Klopp has once again suggested that Liverpool won’t be splashing the cash this summer, but insisted that the club doesn’t have the same financial muscle as their Premier League rivals, Man City. 2018 saw Liverpool dig deep into their...
Arsenal - 2019-07-19 08:52:03

Podcast: Five of the best individual seasons in Premier League history

It’s time to sit back, relax, and let The Football Faithful Podcast crew guide you on another nostalgic stroll down Premier League memory lane. Over the Premier League‘s 27-season history we have had the pleasure of seeing some truly outstanding...
Arsenal - 2019-07-19 08:52:03

Arsenal to seal Saliba transfer despite late Spurs interest

Arsenal are set to seal the signing of Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba, despite a late attempt from North London rivals Tottenham to hijack the deal. The highly-rated teenager will become Unai Emery’s first major signing of the summer, with...
Arsenal - 2019-07-19 12:50:39

The five most expensive defenders of all time

Sir Alex Ferguson once said that “Attack wins you games, but defence wins you titles.” There was once a time when defenders were relatively undervalued and under-appreciated compared to their attacking counterparts, though those days are now...
Arsenal - 2019-07-18 08:51:55

Xhaka the ?leading candidate? to replace Koscielny as Arsenal captain

Granit Xhaka has emerged as the ‘leading candidate’ to replace Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal captain. Arsenal captain Koscielny is looking to force a move away from the Emirates this summer, having refused to join up with the squad for their...
Arsenal - 2019-07-18 16:53:04

Five players still available on a free transfer this summer

As the 2019/20 season approaches, we look at five top players still looking for a club. Would you want any at your club" Click here
Arsenal - 2019-07-18 08:51:55

Callum Chambers looking to finally break into Arsenal side after his two loan spells

Callum Chambers is hoping he can finally break into the Arsenal team, having matured as a player during loan spells at  Middlesbrough and Fulham. The 24-year-old joined Arsenal in a Ł16m deal from Southampton in 2014, though has so far failed to...
Arsenal - 2019-07-18 12:51:37

Five AFCON stars who could thrive in the Premier Leage

The 32nd edition of the African Cup of Nations will come to end on Friday with two of the tournaments entertainers battling it out to be the champions. With Senegal and Algeria set to duel it out at the curtain closer in Cairo, here is a quick look...
Arsenal - 2019-07-17 08:51:33

Arsenal close in on Ceballos loan deal

Arsenal are closing in on a loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos according to reports in Spain. Ceballos is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League as he seeks more regular first-team football, having found opportunities...
Arsenal - 2019-07-17 12:52:12

10 of the most iconic commentary moments in football history

Whilst there is no substitute for witnessing the game’s greatest moments in a packed stadium of thousands, there have been moments throughout football history which have been made even more iconic by the men behind the microphones. Describing the...
Arsenal - 2019-07-17 08:51:33

Emery says Arsenal are targeting ‘very big, very expensive’ players

Unai Emery says Arsenal are targeting ‘very big, very expensive’ players this summer, as the Spaniard bids to improve his squad at the Emirates ahead of the new campaign. Youngster Gabriel Martinelli has been Arsenal‘s only addition of the...
Arsenal - 2019-07-17 12:52:12

Solskjaer still backing Alexis Sanchez to come good for Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he still has ‘great belief’ that Alexis Sanchez can come good at Old Trafford, even tipping him to score 20 goals. The Chile international has endured a disastrous spell since joining the club...
Arsenal - 2019-07-17 19:50:59

Tweets of the Week – Peter Crouch memes and Roy Keane taking the piss

The best and funniest football-related tweets of the week, featuring Peter Crouch’s retirement, Steve Bruce going to Newcastle, Roy Keane being Roy Keane, and the USWNT are still making waves following their World Cup win.  There are few players...
Arsenal - 2019-07-16 08:51:01

Emery waiting on Koscielny ‘decision’

Unai Emery has discussed Laurent Koscielny’s ongoing strike, with the Spaniard awaiting a decision on the future of the unsettled Arsenal star. The Arsenal captain has refused to join up with the rest of the squad for their pre-season tour of the...
Arsenal - 2019-07-16 12:52:41

The Premier League’s most expensive starting XI ever

The astronomical transfer fees in modern football continue to skyrocket, with Premier League clubs notoriously amongst the leading spenders in the world game. Expensively assembled squads are now the norm within English football’s top flight, but...
Arsenal - 2019-07-16 08:51:01

Each top six clubs longest serving player

The ‘one-club man’ seems to be an ever-increasing rarity in modern football, with player’s possessing more power than ever to choose their footballing future. That said, the Premier League still possesses some true servants, player’s who...
Arsenal - 2019-07-16 08:51:01

Giroud claims Koscielny is ?very hurt? by current Arsenal situation

Olivier Giroud says unsettled Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny is ‘very hurt’ by his current stand-off with the club. The veteran defender has refused to join up with Unai Emery’s side for their pre-season tour of the US, with the 33-year-old...
Arsenal - 2019-07-16 16:52:47

Brazil star Everton admits he could leave Gremio on Thursday amid Premier League interest

Everton has admitted he could leave Gremio as soon as Thursday, amid reported interest in the forward from the Premier League. The Brazilian international has been strongly linked with a move to Europe, having shone during this summer’s Copa...
Arsenal - 2019-07-15 16:51:46

Spurs and Arsenal join Man City in the chase for free agent Dani Alves

Tottenham and Arsenal have reportedly joined Manchester City in the race to sign free agent Dani Alves. The veteran full-back is available on a free transfer this summer having left French champions Paris Saint-Germain, with a host of Premier League...
Arsenal - 2019-07-15 19:51:06

Podcast: Five Premier League players who need to step up next season

After a short summer break The Football Faithful podcast is back doing what it does best, chewing the fat about the beautiful. With the summer transfer window in full swing, most fans thoughts are understandably focused on comings and goings at...
Arsenal - 2019-07-15 08:51:22

Celtic reject Arsenal?s latest Tierney bid

Celtic have apparently rejected Arsenal’s improved offer of Ł25m for Kieran Tierney. Unai Emery’s side have been pursuing the Scotland international for a number of weeks as they bid to strengthen their options at left-back, having seen an...
Arsenal - 2019-07-15 16:51:46

Premier League confirm ‘Head-to-head’ record to come into place in 2019/20

The Premier League have confirmed that team’s head-to-head records against each other will be a new additional factor in deciding league position. In the past, teams level on points would be split by goal difference, and then goals scored, and in...
Arsenal - 2019-07-15 19:51:06

Overmars tells Arsenal to sell Ozil to buy Ziyech

Arsenal legend Marc Overmars has urged his former side to ditch Mesut Ozil and replace him with Hakim Ziyech for a fraction of the price. Ozil has been a hugely controversial figure in recent years, with his workrate and commitment frequently coming...
Arsenal - 2019-07-15 19:51:06

Arsenal fans call on Stan Kroenke to ‘reinvigorate’ club in open letter

Arsenal fans have voiced their frustration at Stan Kroenke’s ownership, calling on the American to ‘reinvigorate’ the club in an open letter. In a combined statement on behalf of several different supporter’s groups, Arsenal fans have voiced...
Arsenal - 2019-07-15 12:51:24

Five major issues facing Unai Emery at Arsenal this summer

After the Arsene Wenger dynasty came to an end last summer, Arsenal boss Unai Emery enjoyed a mixed debut season having taken charge at the Emirates. The Spaniard’s impact was largely praised, leading the club to a first European final since 2006,...
Arsenal - 2019-07-14 16:51:04

Arsenal submit improved Tierney bid

Arsenal have reportedly improved their offer for Kieran Tierney as they look to hurry up their summer of rebuilding. The Gunners are in dire need of defensive reinforcements this summer after yet another disappointing season. Despite bettering their...
Arsenal - 2019-07-14 12:50:52

Five of Peter Crouch’s most memorable footballing moments

Ever-popular former England forward Peter Crouch announced his retirement from football this week, bringing an end to a nomadic career for one of the Premier League’s greatest journeymen. The brilliant beanpole’s 21-year professional career took...
Arsenal - 2019-07-14 19:50:54

Five top players still available on a free transfer this summer

A rule which changed football forever, the Bosman ruling in 1995 gave players greater power than ever in choosing their footballing futures. Each season, several players become available for nothing, either having been released or choosing to depart...
Arsenal - 2019-07-13 16:50:49

Manchester City and Liverpool’s summer of calm points to another two horse race next season

While some of the rival club?s below them have spent the summer to date scrambling to sell players and recruit new ones, Manchester City and Liverpool have so far radiated an air of calm when it has come to their transfer market dealings. If...
Arsenal - 2019-07-13 19:51:08

The five most expensive French players of all time

Two-time World Cup winners and the current holders, the French can certainly play a bit. French football has a long and distinguished history, with players such as Michel Platini and Zinedine Zidane rightly regarded amongst the game’s all-time...
Arsenal - 2019-07-13 16:50:49

Wright hits out at Koscielny for destroying his Arsenal ‘legacy’

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says Laurent Koscielny is at risk of destroying his legacy at the club, following the defender’s refusal to join the club’s pre-season tour. The Arsenal captain is believed to want to leave the club this summer and...
Arsenal - 2019-07-13 16:50:49

This Week In Transfers: Griezmann goes, Tielemans returns, and Arn-out-ovic

Barcelona finally get Griezmann, Tielemans returns to the Premier League, Arnautovic finally leaves England, and one club smashed its own transfer record. There has been Ł2.99bn spent in this transfer window thus far and it’s almost certain that...
Arsenal - 2019-07-13 19:51:08

Arsenal eye Benfica defender Ruben Dias as Koscienly replacement

Arsenal are eyeing a move for highly-rated Benfica defender Ruben Dias, as the club prepare for the departure of unsettled captain Laurent Koscielny. Arsenal captain Koscielny has refused to join the club on their pre-season tour of the US, with the...
Arsenal - 2019-07-13 19:51:08

Former Arsenal transfer chief reveals why Gunners missed out on Hazard and Courtois signings

Former Arsenal transfer chief Dick Law has revealed why the club missed out on the signings of Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard. Arsenal had been interested in moves for the highly-rated Courtois and Hazard, before the Belgian duo signed for London...
Arsenal - 2019-07-13 16:50:49

Six much cheaper alternatives to Wilfried Zaha for cashstrapped Arsenal

Arsenal’s pursuit of Wilfried Zaha is looking unlikely, with Crystal Palace refusing to budge on their valuation of the in-demand forward. Unai Emery’s transfer budget is said to be restricted following the club’s failure to secure Champions...
Arsenal - 2019-07-12 08:51:12

Spurs muscle in on Arsenal’s Saliba deal

Arsenal’s potential signing of William Saliba is in doubt, with reports claiming that Spurs are trying to muscle their way in on a deal. Arsenal have been linked with the St. Etienne defender for a number of weeks, and reports in recent days had...
Arsenal - 2019-07-12 19:52:30

The five favourites to become Newcastle’s next manager

It just wouldn’t be Newcastle United without some sense of turmoil and crisis, with the club seeking a new manager following Rafael Benitez’s departure at the expiry of his contract. Having been at loggerheads with owner Mike Ashley regarding...
Arsenal - 2019-07-11 08:50:06

Arsenal captain Koscielny refuses to travel on pre-season tour

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to the USA for the clubs pre-season tour. The Frenchman has been linked with a return to his homeland, with Ligue 1 sides Lyon, Bordeaux and Rennes having all been linked with a move for the...
Arsenal - 2019-07-11 12:50:38

Everton join the race for Nicolas Pepe

Everton have joined the race for in-demand Lille star Nicolas Pepe. The Ivory Coast international has attracted the interest of several clubs across Europe following a prolific season for the French side, with the winger scoring 22 goals as Lille...
Arsenal - 2019-07-11 16:51:45

Ranking the five biggest transfers in football history

Atletico Madrid’s stunning Ł113m capture of Benfica forward Joao Felix catapulted the talented teenager into the list of most expensive transfers of all-time. It is yet another extraordinary fee in the ever-increasing world of transfers, with...
Arsenal - 2019-07-11 08:50:06

Report: Arsenal have ?all but given up? on Zaha

Arsenal have apparently ‘all but given up’ on their pursuit of Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha. Zaha had emerged as Unai Emery’s key transfer target this summer as he looks to strengthen his squad at the Emirates, however, the Ivorian’s...
Arsenal - 2019-07-11 16:51:45

Manchester United linked with bizarre move for Chelsea’s Bakayoko

Manchester United have apparently made contact with Chelsea regarding a possible move for Tiemoue Bakayoko. Well, it wouldn’t be a proper transfer window without Manchester United being linked with a whole host of weird and wonderful names, but...
Arsenal - 2019-07-10 08:49:58

Fenerbahce deny Mesut Ozil transfer rumours

Fenerbahce have denied they are interested in signing Mesut Ozil, saying a move for the Arsenal man is simply ‘not possible’. There have been reports in Turkey that Fenerbahce were keen on signing the out-of-favour Arsenal playmaker this summer,...
Arsenal - 2019-07-10 16:50:48

Five stars of the Copa America who would thrive in the Premier League

The Copa America came to its tumultuous ending on Sunday evening as an excellent Brazil side saw off the admirable challenge of rank outsiders Peru. Football’s oldest international tournament is always one to watch and no doubt the best scouts...
Arsenal - 2019-07-10 08:49:58

‘Ahead of schedule’ – Boost for Arsenal as Bellerin eyes September return

Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin is said to be ‘ahead of schedule’ in his recovery from a knee injury and is eyeing a September return to action. The Spaniard saw his season cut short when he ruptured his cruciate ligament in Arsenal‘s 2-0...
Arsenal - 2019-07-10 08:49:58

Five massive transfers we expect to happen this summer

The summer transfer-window is in full swing, with club’s desperately seeking the next talents who can take their side to the next level. As always, the silly-season rumours continue to circulate, however, if there is one thing we’ve learnt from...
Arsenal - 2019-07-09 08:50:00

Manchester United and Arsenal enquire about wantaway Southampton midfielder Lemina

Manchester United and Arsenal have apparently ‘enquired’ about the possibility of signing Mario Lemina from Southampton. The former Juventus midfielder has impressed since joining Southampton in 2017, but was restricted to just 21 appearances in...
Arsenal - 2019-07-09 16:50:20

Arsenal set to sign St Etienne defender William Saliba

Arsenal look set to sign defender William Saliba from St Etienne this summer according to reports. The 18-year-old has been on the Gunners radar for a number of months following his performances for the French outfit, making just 17 appearances in...
Arsenal - 2019-07-09 12:50:11

Everton to make ?35m+ bid as Marco Silva makes Arsenal target Malcom a ‘priority’

Everton are reported to be keen on signing Barcelona winger, Malcom, with Marco Silva apparently making him a ‘priority’ in this summer’s transfer window. 12 months ago, Malcom was a name on everybody’s lips following his fine season at...
Arsenal - 2019-07-08 19:50:11

Tweets of the Week – Alex Morgan’s tea, English tears, and the one good thing about bein...

Alex Morgan ruffled some fragile English hearts with her tea-sipping celebration, Newcastle United are spiralling, and one Arsenal fan finds an ingenious way to help the club buy new players. The week started off with a good old non-controversy...
Arsenal - 2019-07-07 08:50:06

The five most expensive Spanish footballers of all-time

The Spanish can’t half produce some talent, with the national side having enjoyed unprecedented dominance a decade ago after years of underachievement. The nation helped revolutionise modern football with their ‘tiki-taka’ brand of passing,...
Arsenal - 2019-07-07 16:49:59

The five most expensive teenagers in football history

The ‘boy-wonder’ remains a concept that truly excites football fans, with the emergence of a young star often whipping supporters into a frenzy. As is the way in modern football, precocious talents rarely stay settled for long before the big...
Arsenal - 2019-07-07 08:50:06

The Week In Transfers: Spurs finally sign a player, City find midfield maestro, Felix leaves Benfica

Analysing the biggest transfers of the week, including Spurs and Man City breaking their transfer records, Joao Felix moving to Atletico Madrid, Southampton doing all the business, and Chelsea somehow make a transfer.  So many deals were done this...
Arsenal - 2019-07-07 16:49:59

It’s already too late for Ireland to capitalise on the success of this World Cup

Huge strides are being made in women’s football, but have the FAI already missed the boat to capitalise on the success of the World Cup for the betterment of Irish football" The Women’s World Cup comes to a conclusion this weekend. Sweden have...
Arsenal - 2019-07-07 16:49:59

?No comment? – Zaha refuses to discuss potential Arsenal transfer

Wilfried Zaha has refused to comment on speculation linking him with a big-money move to Arsenal. The Crystal Palace forward has emerged as a key target for Unai Emery’s side, with Arsenal seeing an audacious opening offer of Ł40m instantly...
Arsenal - 2019-07-06 12:49:44

Manchester United and Arsenal to ‘fight’ over Umtiti

Manchester United and Arsenal are set to ‘fight’ for the signature of Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti according to reports in Spain. The French international has been linked with an exit from the Nou Camp this summer, having fallen behind...
Arsenal - 2019-07-06 16:50:02

Arsenal linked with ?35m move for Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez

Arsenal are being linked with a ?35m move for Real Madrid star Lucas Vazquez. Unai Emery is believed to want to add to his forward options this summer, particularly in wide areas with the club having been strongly linked with Crystal Palace’s...
Arsenal - 2019-07-05 16:51:16

Arsenal go retro, Inter’s teal perfection and Leicester are pretty in pink – Best new ki...

We will be blessed with some absolutely stunning new kits for the 2019/20 campaign when football returns in a couple of months.  Earlier this week we really crapped all over some truly terrible kits that we can expect to see in the forthcoming...
Arsenal - 2019-07-05 16:51:16

Arsenal make offer to sign Real Madrid stalwart Marcelo

Arsenal are apparently interested in signing Real Madrid left-back Marcelo. The Brazilian international has apparently asked to leave the Spanish giants after a glittering 13-year career at the Bernabeu, having won four Champions Leagues and four La...
Arsenal - 2019-07-05 16:51:16

Barcelona offer Malcom to Arsenal as Zaha alternative

Barcelona have offered Malcom to Arsenal as a potential alternative to Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha. Zaha has emerged as Arsenal’s top transfer target this summer, having seen an opening offer of around Ł40m rejected for the Ivory Coast...
Arsenal - 2019-07-04 16:50:24

Wilshere: Fraser would be ?a great signing? for Arsenal

Jack Wilshere believes Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser would be ‘a great signing’ for his former club Arsenal. Arsenal have been linked with a move for the Scotland international as they bid to strengthen their wide options, with the winger having...
Arsenal - 2019-07-04 16:50:24

Five Premier League players who need to step up next season

The countdown to the 2019/2020 Premier League season is on, with fans eagerly anticipating the new campaign’s kick-off on August 9. Throughout pre-season, supporters will be keen to see how their side is shaping up, as players come and go in the...
Arsenal - 2019-07-03 16:52:43

Snakeskin, radioactivity, and killing tradition – The worst kits we’ll see next season

We love a nice jersey, but we won’t be buying these new ones from the Premier League and beyond for the 2019/20 season. Football is a huge business that is ever-expanding with each passing day. Every weekend of the year stadiums all over the world...
Arsenal - 2019-07-03 16:52:43

Relegation Fodder: The five favourites to drop into the Championship next season

The 2019/2020 Premier League season will be as eagerly anticipated as any in its illustrious history, with fans of the 20 clubs full of optimism ahead of the new campaign. However, the season will finish with three teams disappointed, relegated from...
Arsenal - 2019-07-03 19:57:21

Crystal Palace ‘angry’ at Arsenal’s attempts to sign Zaha

Crystal Palace have been left angered by Arsenal’s attempts to ‘unsettle’ star forward Wilfried Zaha. Arsenal are believed to have made the 26-year-old their key target this summer, reportedly tabling an opening offer in the region of Ł40m for...
Arsenal - 2019-07-03 16:52:43

Arsenal bid Ł40 million for Zaha despite Crystal Palace’s Ł80-100 million valuation

Arsenal have made the first official move in their bid to bring Crystal Palace attacker Wilf Zaha to the Emirates this summer, lodging a bid of Ł40 million with their London rivals for the Ivory Coast international. However, according to Sky Sports...
Arsenal - 2019-07-02 08:49:59

Raheem Sterling reckons Man City would beat France

Raheem Sterling reckons Man City would be able to beat World Champions, France, in a hypothetical game. Manchester City have dominated the Premier League in recent seasons, winning three of the last six titles, including the last two, with Pep...
Arsenal - 2019-07-02 19:51:03

The five favourites to win the 2019/2020 Premier League Golden Boot

While the party line from top players is always that ‘it’s all about the team’ and while we’re sure they do believe this speil on some level, we all know they are just are humans, and they love the personal glory of winning individual...
Arsenal - 2019-07-02 12:56:34

Wan-Bissaka, Sterling, Carroll – The six most expensive English players ever

Every football fan loves to see their club making a big money signing, and while it’s always nice to sign a flamboyant Frenchman or a silky South American for example, there will always be a need for clubs to sign domestic players. There’s...
Arsenal - 2019-06-30 08:49:55

Crystal Palace slap Ł100 million price tag on Arsenal target Zaha

Crystal Palace have slapped the proverbial price tag on Wilfried Zaha, with the sticker apparently reading Ł100m. In what is shaping up to be a pretty slow transfer window, with the press seemingly having very few actual stories to report on, one...
Arsenal - 2019-06-30 16:50:17
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