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Guardian - Wed Sep 19 9:37 AM
The Arsenal chief executive is departing after nearly a decade and says he is energised by a move to Milan. Did he decide the gap to the top at the Emirates was too big? Ivan Gazidis loves to talk about process, about journeys, about minutae and he was in his element when he briefed a group of jo...
Guardian - Tue Sep 18 10:24 AM
• Raul Sanllehi to become Arsenal’s new head of football • Vinai Venkatesham to assume new role as managing director Arsenal have announced that Raul Sanllehi and Vinai Venkatesham will lead the club following a decision by chief executive Ivan Gazidis to join Milan. A statement on the club’s web...
Guardian - Tue Sep 18 10:17 AM
Today’s fluff is taking up a fraction of my mind It says something about the quality of today’s transfer tittle-tattle that the most interesting rumour concerns the Arsenal chief executive, Ivan Gazidis , who is leaving the Emirates after a decade to take up a similar role at Milan . According to...
Guardian - Mon Sep 17 8:31 AM
Today’s tell-all is more tangled Slinky than coiled spring More or less consigned to the bench without any supper and only two one-minute cameos to his name since his personal horror show against Brighton in mid-August, Eric Bailly is rumoured to be keen on a January exit from Old Trafford. The M...
Guardian - Sat Sep 15 5:05 PM
Midway through the afternoon Unai Emery was quite possibly bracing himself for the sort of uncomfortable post-match scrutiny with which Arsène Wenger eventually became so wearily familiar. Emery’s Arsenal ended the first half seemingly barely able to string two passes together and apparently stru...
Guardian - Fri Sep 14 10:30 PM
• Emery hails Benítez as a pioneer for Spanish coaches • Arsenal manager wants to make an impact in Europa League Unai Emery has hailed Rafael Benítez as a trailblazer for Spanish coaches working in England before their meeting at Newcastle on Saturday. “He is the first of the Spanish coaches to...
Guardian - Fri Sep 14 4:39 PM
• Redfearn exits after three months and two matches in charge • Liverpool lost 5-0 to Arsenal in WSL opener last weekend Chris Kirkland has taken caretaker charge of Liverpool Women following the shock resignation of head coach Neil Redfearn, after just three months and two competitive matches in...
Guardian - Fri Sep 14 4:28 PM
When Newcastle beat Arsenal 2-1 at St James’ Park in April a watershed was reached. Apart from securing Premier League safety for Rafael Benítez’s side, it was the day when an unusually downcast Arsène Wenger seemed to, albeit tacitly, concede that his north London race was all but run. Shortly a...
Guardian - Fri Sep 14 11:14 AM
The former Arsenal striker on how his heart problem inspired him to set up a foundation and why clubs should do more to monitor their players’ health Nwankwo Kanu remembers the shouting, the confusion and the overriding sense of desperation. A woman had brought her gravely ill daughter to him, fe...
Guardian - Thu Sep 13 10:44 PM
• ‘He can improve, he can do more’ • Arsenal set for testing trip to Newcastle Unai Emery has challenged Mesut Özil to become more dominant in Arsenal’s matches. It has not been the most serene period of Özil’s career, and he has just experienced a quiet international break without involvement in...
Guardian - Wed Sep 12 11:29 AM
• Milan believe agreement close after positive contacts • Arsenal will try to persuade Gazidis to stay Milan are hopeful that Ivan Gazidis will leave his role as Arsenal’s chief executive to take up the same position at San Siro. Gazidis has been identified as Milan’s No 1 target by the president...
Guardian - Wed Sep 12 9:09 AM
Today’s whispers are taking a shortcut Not that the Mill ekes out its existence entirely through the careless whispers of others, but the last week has been spent praying fervently to the god of the mixed zone. That’s the oasis in the bowels of every international football stadium where loose-lip...
Guardian - Tue Sep 11 9:09 AM
Today’s tell-all will pull itself together and keep on holding on Unai Emery may have denied reports that he has fallen out with Mesut Özil , but news from Turkey has done little to quell speculation that that all is not well in the relationship between the Arsenal manager and his star midfielder...
Guardian - Sun Sep 9 3:00 PM
The American billionaire’s takeover of the club has alarmed many fans. But his mobster fashion sense – pinstripe, double-breasted suits – harks back to the Gunners most successful era Stan Kroenke’s recent takeover of Arsenal prompted consternation within the club’s fanbase, on account of the bil...
Guardian - Sat Sep 8 11:00 AM
From Arsenal to Yeovil, we run through the prospects for each of the top division’s 11 sides as the WSL season kicks off Joe Montemurro, Arsenal’s charismatic Australian manager, hopes to end his first full season in charge by finishing above Chelsea and Manchester City at the top. Last spring’s...
Guardian - Fri Sep 7 6:00 PM
The midfielder is starring for Villarreal after a horror injury ended his Arsenal career. He tells of being cut up and put together again, his feelings for his former club and how close he came to retiring “I’m a jigsaw puzzle, ” Santi Cazorla says. There is a bit of his left forearm on his right...
Guardian - Wed Sep 5 1:59 PM
Arsenal appeared far more comfortable in attack at Cardiff with Aubameyang out wide and the Frenchman as a spearhead. By Ben McAleer for WhoScored It was no coincidence that Arsenal won with Alexandre Lacazette in the starting XI on Sunday. Despite the best efforts of Petr Cech between the sticks...
Guardian - Mon Sep 3 12:00 PM
• Lacazette confident Arsenal will iron out defensive mistakes • Forward ready to fight for starting place after Cardiff goal Alexandre Lacazette is not overly concerned by the defensive mistakes Arsenal are making under Unai Emery, with the forward claiming the team are “learning like children”...
Guardian - Mon Sep 3 8:12 AM
Emery should change his tactics or his keeper, Sarri is getting his message across at Chelsea and it’s been a rough start for Burnley and West Ham Unai Emery must have known the question was coming, and the answer, a bit like Petr Cech’s goalkeeping, was not wholly convincing. Arsenal’s manager w...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 5:51 PM
Though the German midfielder was influential in a wide role in the win at Cardiff, his manager has a right to expect better Once again Mesut Özil looked across to the side of the pitch and saw his number was up. At Stamford Bridge two weeks ago it felt like a humiliation, the German hauled off by...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 5:36 PM
Alexandre Lacazette scored the winner nine minutes from time as Arsenal eventually beat Cardiff City 3-2 for their first away win of the season. Twice the hosts came from behind to pull themselves level in a display that left manager Neil Warnock encouraged and frustrated in equal measure. Victor...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 3:38 PM
It was a thrilling game, full of goals and riddled with mistakes, and by the end of it Unai Emery could breathe a sigh of relief as he celebrated a second successive Arsenal victory. Cardiff, to their credit, pushed Arsenal to the limit, aided by some dreadful defending and another difficult afte...
Guardian - Sun Sep 2 12:56 PM
Latest updates from the 1.30pm BST kickoff Emery: Özil must adapt to different positions Feel free to email John or to tweet: @JohnBrewin_ 12.56pm BST The whispers last week were that Özil and Emery had fallen out, something strenuously denied by club and manager but there does appear to be some...
Guardian - Sat Sep 1 9:00 AM
Unai Emery has an excellent chance to record a second win before the international break. Cardiff have yet to score a goal and Arsenal have improved with each game so far. Neil Warnock will not be disheartened by two points from three matches though and Emery’s defence have yet to keep a clean sh...
Guardian - Fri Aug 31 10:30 PM
• Spanish manager says Özil has trained normally all week • German playmaker missed last Saturday’s win over West Ham Mesut Özil is back in contention for a place in the Arsenal starting lineup at Cardiff but the challenge of adapting to the needs of his new manager remains. Unai Emery strongly d...
Guardian - Fri Aug 31 4:45 PM
Unai Emery took a break from fielding questions from the media to instead answer the phone of a reporter who forgot to put their mobile on airplane mode. Arsenal's head coach was looking ahead to the team's trip to Cardiff City on Sunday and confirmed he has banned non-freshly squeezed juices fro...
Guardian - Fri Aug 31 1:18 PM
• Arsenal also go to Qarabag | PAOK and BATE for Chelsea • Celtic and Rangers drawn in difficult groups Arsenal will take on Sporting Lisbon in the group stage of the Europa League. The Gunners, last season’s semi-finalists, were drawn in Group E alongside the Portuguese club, Azerbaijan champion...
Guardian - Mon Aug 27 8:58 AM
Arsenal’s defence requires urgent attention; Bournemouth cannot keep relying on their powers of recovery; Wolves’ Rui Patricio has produced an early contender for save of the season Arsenal’s defending against West Ham was a shambles. Their back four were constantly disconnected while the midfiel...
Guardian - Sun Aug 26 10:30 PM
The midfielder missed his team’s win over West Ham due to illness but there is growing tension between him and Emery Unai Emery’s English is not very good. That is not a criticism but a fact and something the Spaniard freely acknowledges. If anything he deserves credit for trying hard to speak in...
Guardian - Sat Aug 25 8:57 PM
Unai Emery described himself as ‘happy’ as Arsenal beat West Ham 3-1 to pick up their first points of the new season. But the Gunners defence continued to look fragile, and Emery was clear that there remains plenty of room for improvement. He also dismissed speculation surrounding Mesut Özill, in...