On Friday in Monaco the draw for the group stages of the 2014-15 Europa League will be made. The competition this season only has three British based side remaining, being Tottenham Hotspurs, Scottish champions Celtic and Everton. Tottenham, who got to the semifinal of the tournament last season, are ranked in pot 1.
Leading French daily L’Equipe are reporting on Friday that Arsenal have made official contact with PSG over the possible signing of midfielder Adrien Rabiot. According to the rumour mill, Arsenal are one of a few clubs interested in Rabiot, with Roma, Tottenham, AC Milan and Benfica all listed as potential suitors.
It’s looking increasingly likely that Japanese star Shinji Kagawa will leave Manchester United to return to Borussia Dortmund before the transfer window closes on August 31st. German paper Der Westen are reporting on Friday that, whilst United and BVB are yet to finalise terms, Kagawa has agreed to make the move back to the Westfalenstadion.
For the second day running the Portuguese press are bigging up suggestions that Arsenal’s Joel Campbell is off to Benfica. The line being presented by the Iberian media outlets is that Campbell “is waiting for the green light” to join Benfica, in other words suggesting that the Costa Rican is the one looking to make the […]
The front page of Italian daily Corriere Dello Sport claims it’s a done deal: Chelsea’s Fernando Torres is going to AC Milan. According to the roaring headline, El Nino has agreed a three year deal with the Rossoneri. Corriere Dello Sport credit AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani for having brokered the Torres deal, although CdS do also recognise […]
The agent of Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Adrien Rabiot has flown to London to secure his client’s £11.9million move to Arsenal.
Sneer all you want at a fourth place finish. There’s something to be said for being perennial qualifiers for the Champions League; it boosts our coefficient so that we can start in Pot 1 for the draw, pipping Liverpool and Man City even though they finished above us in the Prem last season (and, in Man City’s case, for quite a few seasons beyond that as well). They dropped to pots 2 and 3, respectively, and drew much tougher groups than did we
Roma president James Pallotta has come out to clarify that his £20million striker Mattia Destro will definitely not be leaving the Serie A this summer, denting any transfer hopes for Arsenal and Chelsea.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has confirmed there will be more signings before the end of the transfer window
John Stones, Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines have all been named by Roy Hodgson in the England squad for the upcoming friendly against Norway and the subsequent Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland in Basel on 8th September. There have also been call-ups this week for nine Blues from the youth ranks for England’s U17 through U21 levels.
King Power Stadium, LeicesterSunday, August 3111:00 a.m. EDT, 16:00 BSTMatch OfficialsReferee: Anthony TaylorAssistants: Gary Beswick and Darren Cann4th Official: Roger EastThis Match, Last Time: Leicester 1 – 1 Arsenal (December 6, 2003)All-Time in All Competitions: 60 Arsenal wins, 28 Leicester wins, 43 drawsArsenal’s League Form: W-W-W-W // W-DLeicester’s League Form: W-W-W-W // D-LWeather: Partly Cloudy, 18 C / 66 FAt times on Wednesday, Arsene Wenger looked like themost nervous man in the world; apparently, so did I.Leave it to Arsenal to make it as complicated as possible!