Juventus veteran in discussions with Arsenal over potential summer switch

Juventus veteran Stephan Lichtsteiner – according to The Guardian – has supposedly held discussions with Arsenal over a potential summer switch to north-London, a possible acquisition which would be Unai Emery’s first as the club’s newly appointed head coach. Lichtsteiner, 34, has been at the Bianconeri since 2011 and consummately claimed 7 Serie A titles […]

Arsenal in talks with defender Stephan Lichtsteiner over free transfer

• Unai Emery targets 34-year-old Switzerland captain
• Lichtsteiner departing Juventus as a free agent this summerArsenal are in talks to sign Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free when his contract at Juventus expires this summer, with the right-back among Unai Emery’s targets. The 34-year-old, who is expected to captain Switzerland at the World Cup in Russia, could become the Arsenal head coach’s first signing. Related: Chelsea sound out Maurizio Sarri over replacing Antonio Conte Continue reading...

Touts using football resale sites rip off fans and put them at risk

Guardian investigation finds vast numbers of tickets being sold on again despite it being illegal Football tickets are being touted on resale websites in vast numbers, a Guardian investigation has found, prompting warnings that fans are being ripped off and their safety put at risk. Undercover filming has revealed how websites including Viagogo and Ticketbis exploit alliances with professional touts to bypass laws drawn up to improve fan safety, and prevent touting, following the Hillsborough disaster. Continue reading...

Touts using football resale sites rip off fans and put them at risk

Guardian investigation finds vast numbers of tickets being sold on again despite it being illegal Football tickets are being touted on resale websites in vast numbers, a Guardian investigation has found, prompting warnings that fans are being ripped off and their safety put at risk. Undercover filming has revealed how websites including Viagogo and Ticketbis exploit alliances with professional touts to bypass laws drawn up to improve fan safety, and prevent touting, following the Hillsborough disaster. Continue reading...

Arsenal new away shirt revealed for 2018/19 season [PHOTOS]

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> It’s hard to describe what Arsenal’s away shirt for the 2018/19 season looks like. You can browse through the leaked images below (courtesy of FootyHeadlines), but to put them into words is quite difficult given how unique and dark the design is. The closest I can describe it as is dark modern art. It appears that Puma and Arsenal wanted a dark kit but with a difference. The very dark navy kit features a red textured design that looks unlike anything else we’ve seen. It’s supposedly the last season that Puma will be designing and manufacturing the Arsenal kits, so it appears to be a strange choice for the away shirt in what could be their final season as partners. Still, perhaps this Arsenal away shirt design will look better in person? We will have to wait and see.  

Ivan Gazidis believes Arsenal squad will ’embrace’ Unai Emery’s studied approach

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes that the squad will ’embrace’ newly appointed head coach Unai Emery’s studied approach to his profession after being unveiled by the north-Londoners on Wednesday, a philosophy which has a proven track record of achieving triumph, gongs and ground-breaking records. Sitting alongside Emery in the Spaniard’s inaugural press conference, Gazidis […]

Arsenal new third shirt revealed for 2018/19 season [PHOTOS]

Arsenal’s third shirt for the 2018/19 season will be a turquoise jersey with navy trim. Designed by Puma, the third shirt will herald a new chapter in the history of Arsenal Football Club now that Unai Emery has taken charge to replace Arsene Wenger. In the history of the Gunners, the club had an away jersey from 1982 to 1983 that was green and was designed and manufactured by Umbro. The collar of the Arsenal third shirt looks like a polo-shirt, while the sleeves retain a similar hoop design to the just-released Arsenal home shirt for the 2018/19 season. Here are the photos of the new Arsenal third shirt:

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‘Excited’ Unai Emery lauds Arsenal’s German metronome

So, it’s official, Arsenal unveiled former Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery as their new commander and chief in readiness for the 2018-19 campaign and the newly instated Spaniard, who’s ‘excited’ to be part of the club’s history, has lauded one Gunners player in particular, the German metronome that is Mesut Ozil, of course. Emery inherited […]

‘I am very demanding’: Unai Emery unveiled by Arsenal – video

Unai Emery has spoken to the media for the first time after being unveiled as Arsenal's new manager. The 46-year-old replaces Arsène Wenger at the Emirates Stadium after leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the last season. In his press conference Emery outlined his plans to utilise possession of the ball and high intensity pressing off it Continue reading...

‘Proud to be part of the Arsenal family,’ declares Unai Emery’s website

• Website of former Paris Saint-German coach says deal is done
• 46-year-old yet to be confirmed as Arsène Wenger’s successorThe man who is set to be named as the new Arsenal manager has already joined the club – according to Unai Emery’s official website. On Tuesday evening www.unai-emery.com suddenly showed an image of the former Paris Saint-Germain coach on a red background next to the Arsenal badge with a message declaring: “proud to be part of the Arsenal family”. Continue reading...

Ivan Gazidis has won Arsenal power battle but Arteta was a gamble too far | David Hytner

Arsenal’s chief executive will add Unai Emery to his ideal management structure after carrying out a meticulous coupIvan Gazidis met the higher-ups at Real Madrid in August 2013 with the intention of signing one player – Ángel Di María. The Spanish club would not sell and, what was more, they told the Arsenal chief executive he could not have anybody. Then Gazidis’s stars aligned. Over at the Real training pitches the club’s new manager, Carlo Ancelotti, told Mesut Özil he would not be assured of a starting place. Özil threw his toys and, rather abruptly, Gazidis was told he could take the Germany superstar, which he did. Continue reading...

Mesut Ozil ‘sad’ to see Arsenal teammate & ‘amigo’ depart club

Arsenal announced on Monday that Santi Cazorla is to depart the club after six distinguished years of service in north-London and the Spaniard’s midfield colleague, Mesut Ozil, is understandably ‘sad’ to see the intricate playmaker leave, a teammate who the German international labelled an ‘amigo.’ It’s thought that the 33-year-old, who has battled through a […]

Wind of change at Arsenal blows in another left-field appointment | Amy Lawrence

Ian Wright may be perplexed by Unai Emery but history shows that shock choices are not that unusual for ArsenalWell, that took a very sudden left turn. In keeping with the Arsenal tradition of appointing unexpected managers, it seems the board have lurched from favouring a 36-year-old former player who had never managed a game to a totally new face in the frame which provoked a stunned Ian Wright to query: “Where’s Unai Emery come from?” As a reaction it is not quite in the realms of Arsène Who? but it captures the mood of curious bewilderment. Related: Unai Emery set to be named as new Arsenal manager Continue reading...

Unai Emery’s grasp of detail can succeed at Arsenal after PSG problems

The tactically astute and well prepared Spaniard will find a more receptive audience in the Emirates dressing room than with an unruly PSG squadNeymar is not one for ‘homework’, but that didn’t stop Unai Emery. “We are analysing some videos with him to see how he can grow,” said Emery last year, “especially in his positioning and how to work with his colleagues.” While Emery’s quiet meticulousness may have proven crucial in the past, spending 12 hours looking over videos for every game, with hindsight his persistence with the Brazilian should be regarded as having been a little optimistic. Related: Unai Emery set to be named as new Arsenal manager Continue reading...