Arsenal step up chase for a new striker

FC Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has asserted that he is interested in a move to the English Premier League (EPL).

Speaking on Facebook Live, the star striker, who has scored 100 goals in 203 matches for Lyon, said he will take a decision on his future following the current round of international matches with France. Continue reading

Arsenal kick off summer of rebuilding with powerful defender

London giants Arsenal on Tuesday confirmed that Bosnian full-back Sead Kolasinac will join them on a long-term contract from July.

An official statement on the club’s website said: “Sead Kolasinac will join us this summer on a long-term contract. Subject to the completion of all regulatory processes, the defender will start pre-season training in July.” Continue reading

Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup

Arsenal won a record 13th FA Cup with a 2-1 victory here over Premier League champion Chelsea, which missed out on the English double.

Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez got the Gunners off to a strong start in this battle of London clubs at Wembley Stadium on Saturday when he opened the scoring at the four-minute mark with a right-footed shot past net minder Thibaut Courtois. Continue reading

Alisher Usmanov offers a billion pounds to buy Arsenal

Alisher Usmanov, who owns 30.04 per cent of English Premier League (EPL) giants Arsenal, has made a one billion pound ($1.30 billion) bid to take control of the north London football club from majority shareholder Stan Kroenke.

English media reported that Kroenke has yet to formally respond to the offer, which was made last month and was reported initially by the Financial Times. Continue reading

Wenger tells Tottenham you’re not top dog in North London

Arsenal may finish below arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in this season’s English Premier League (EPL) but manager Arsène Wenger is confident that his club is still the bigger power in north London.

Tottenham are currently second on the EPL table with 74 points from 33 matches, just four points behind leaders Chelsea with five games to go in this season’s campaign. They have continued their good form from last season, when they were serious contenders for the title till late in the season. Continue reading

Wenger rubbishes Marseille rumours

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has asserted that the London club does not intend to sell striker Olivier Giroud and reiterated the Frenchman’s key role in the future of the first team.

“I have had no approach from Marseille and we want to keep Olivier Giroud at the club,” Wenger insisted on Tuesday amid rumours in the football market claiming that French side Olympique de Marseille has already allocated 23.5 million euros ($25.7 million) to secure Giroud’s services. Continue reading

Arsenal stem the rot with long overdue away win

A pair of fine goals by Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil allowed Arsenal to halt its streak of consecutive away losses at four with a 2-1 victory over relegation-bound Middlesbrough.

With Arsenal in danger of finishing out of the Premier League top four for the first time in 21 years, manager Arsene Wenger, on Monday made six changes to the line-up that lost last week to Crystal Palace. Continue reading