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New goalkeeper expected to sign today + U21s and World Cup

According to a report from Germany that emerged yesterday, Arsenal are set to make the signing of goalkeeper Bernd Leno official today. A fee of around €25m will see the 26 year old join from Bayer Leverkusen having been championed by Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat. Those who watch more Bundesliga than I do have reservations about parts of his...

Arsecast Extra Episode 235 – 18.06.2018

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. The World Cup is underway and that's the main focus of today's podcast, but with a close look at the Arsenal players taking part and how things are going for them. We discuss the use of VAR, and the new deal signed by Granit Xhaka which...

Woe for Low : Xhaka and Lichtsteiner : World Cup round-up

In the months leading up to the announcement of Arsene Wenger's departure, German manager Joachim Low was one of the names being floated as a potential successor. He was never anywhere near the top of my list, and after watching Germany get beaten by Mexico yesterday, I'm double glad we went in a different direction. Watching them struggle to break...

Sunday World Cup round-up (VAR edition)

Morning, a quick Sunday round-up for you, but there's almost nothing Arsenal related to round-up so it's World Cup all the way really. There was Arsenal interest last night with Alex Iwobi starting for Nigeria against Croatia, but unfortunately he and his country had a poor night, losing 2-0 in the end. He was substituted midway through the second half,...

World Cup kicks into life – Granit Xhaka signs a new deal

Look, let me be very clear from the start here. I know regular readers will understand this perfectly well as I have clarified my position on this more than once, however, just for anyone who might be stumbling across the blog for the first time, or for those who have not been paying attention: I do not like it...

Iconic World Cup imagery + Ospina linked with Turkey because that’s what happens

David Ospina Arsenal
Morning all, happy Friday. The World Cup kicked off last night with the hosts Russia handing out a bit of a pounding to Saudi Arabia, a 5-0 win is a very nice way to kick off the tournament for them. It wasn't the greatest game I've ever seen, but what I enjoyed about it was there was a lot of...

Episode 477 – My name is Lucas

Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast. With the signing of Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira said to be near completion, I'm joined by James Horncastle who gives us some insight into the Sampdoria man. We look at his career progression, what kind of a player he is, how he might fit into the Arsenal set up,...

A Midfield Made of Granit

Arsenal’s Player of the Season award was something of a damp squib this year. It is difficult to think of any player that was consistently excellent throughout the campaign. Mesut Özil, in third place, was not consistent by his own exalted standards. Nacho Monreal was second on the podium for the commendable, yet hardly revelatory achievement of dropping a...

Dublin : Tickets : Transfers : Fixtures : World Cup

Good morning from a very wild and windy Dublin, hopefully it will be a bit more clement here when Arsenal visit in August for a pre-season friendly against Chelsea. Details of that game were announced yesterday, it'll take place at Lansdowne Road (Aviva Stadium) with an 8.05pm kick off. We had been due to play Chelsea in Stockholm on August...

Lucas Torreira deal grows close + more transfers, new deals and an Invincible returns

Well, yesterday was certainly a busy day with transfer news, yet more backroom changes, and new contracts, so let's just crack into it. Starting with: Lucas Torreira A 22 year old defensive midfielder from Sampdoria looks set to become our latest arrival after reports last night suggested a deal between the two clubs had been done. He has a €25m release clause...

Reliable [TRANSFER INFO] as Arsenal target [KEY SIGNING]

According to the extremely reliable and not at all unreliable who posted on his , Arsenal are very interested in . He is seen as a key part of the new project at the club, and the Gunners have sent scouts to watch him times. His natural qualities are considered vital to the team that new boss...

Arsecast Extra Episode 234 – 11.06.2018

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. This podcast begins with a discussion about sawing off your own arm, which tells you how quiet things are at the moment. Nevertheless, we discuss Tomas Rosicky's testimonial, transfer links to players young and old, changes at academy level, and Sven's scouting, before we answer questions...