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The Sun - Sun Aug 6 10:58 PM
THE thing about the Community Shield is that everybody knows it doesn’t really matter. Nobody, except for Jose Mourinho, tends to list it among their own personal roll of honours. It’s just that for this one day at least, we’re all supposed to pretend it matters to some extent. As a manager, you’...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 10:52 PM
ARSENE WENGER believes a “united” Arsenal can win the title — as he blamed himself for last season’s Prem shocker. Boss Wenger lifted the Community Shield for a third time in four years after Olivier Giroud’s penalty shootout winner against Chelsea. Asked if his Gunners can end their 13-year titl...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 10:40 PM
SIR ALEX FERGUSON always said you have to strengthen when you are at your strongest. If his Manchester United side won the Premier League, Fergie used to sign two or three top players in the summer just to freshen things up. That is how you stay at the top for a sustained period of time. …
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 10:28 PM
ARSENE WENGER said Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are both doubts for Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Leicester on Friday evening. Ozil is suffering from a swollen ankle while Ramsey is struggling with a minor calf problem. Wenger said Ozil has “little chance to play on Friday night” as he p...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 4:54 PM
THE Community Shield proved to be more than a decent run-out for both sides. And Pedro’s sending off for Pedro late in the second half certainly spiced things up a bit before Arsenal won the ABBA penalty shoot-out 4-1. Not to mention the excitement of a penalty shoot-out at Wembley. There were ju...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 4:23 PM
ARSENAL may have beaten Chelsea in the Community Shield, but it was the ABBA penalty system that left fans talking. After the match finished 1-1 in 90 minutes, the match went to a penalty shootout, with supporters slating the new system in place. Instead of both teams taking a spot-kick one by on...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 4:08 PM
ARSENAL were spot on at Wembley as they defeated Chelsea 4-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the Community Shield. New signing Sead Kolasinac had rose highest to head home an equaliser to level Victor Moses’ earlier strike. That came direct from a free-kick given away by Pedro for a nasty rake d...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 3:36 PM
MARK CLATTENBURG’S voice was a major talking point during the Arsenal vs Chelsea Community Shield clash. As BT Sport’s studio referee gave his thoughts on some of the officiating during the first half, Twitter went into meltdown with people expressing surprise at how he sounded. "There is some co...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 3:21 PM
VICTOR MOSES has made amends following his embarrassing sending off in last season’s FA Cup final against Arsenal by scoring the opener in the Community Shield. The Nigerian was the quickest to react when Gary Cahill’s header looped over Arsenal’s defence and smashed it home from close range. Mor...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 3:14 PM
THE annual curtain raiser to the Premier League season, the Community Shield, is here. Prem winners Chelsea take on FA Cup winners Arsenal at Wembley Stadium. Does the Community Shield go to extra-time? No. The match goes straight to penalties after extra-time if the score is level after 90 minut...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 2:56 PM
ARSENAL youngster Reiss Nelson has caught the eye of boss Arsene Wenger. The attacking midfielder, who can also play on either wing, made his first appearance for the Gunners during pre-season against Sydney FC in Australia. Who is Reiss Nelson? Reiss Nelson is a product of the Arsenal academy, a...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 2:54 PM
BARCELONA are considering making a move for for Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, according to reports. Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claims that Barca have made Seri one of their top summer targets. They also reported that Seri would be open to a move to the Catalan club and negotiations over...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 2:38 PM
PER MERTESACKER was forced to come off through a horrific facial injury after being left covered in blood following an elbow from Gary Cahill. The Gunners centre-back and the Chelsea defender both challenged for an aerial duel in the Arsenal box, with the German immediately requiring urgent treat...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 2:19 PM
Wembley Stadium offered a touching tribute to those affected by Grenfell Tower fire ahead of the Community Shield. Flowers were placed on the sideline and a moment of silence was held to honour the victims before kick. The match between Chelsea and Arsenal has been dedicated to fire victims. The...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 2:17 PM
ANTONIO CONTE has revealed why he dropped Alvaro Morata to the bench for Community Shield clash against Arsenal. The 24-year-old striker started the Premier League curtain raiser from the dugout at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Morata – a £65million club-record signing from Real Madrid, ha...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 1:57 PM
EVERTON will reportedly switch attentions to Danny Welbeck if they fail to land Arsenal team-mate Olivier Giroud. The Toffees have enjoyed a busy summer and wanted to round-off their transfer business with the French forward. But Giroud, 30, is waiting to see how much he features in Arsene Wenger...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 1:00 PM
ALEXIS SANCHEZ and Mesut Ozil will sit out Arsenal’s Community Shield clash with Chelsea. Eden Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko are absent for the Blues as the teams prepare to do battle at Wembley. But Pedro is starting after his horrific head injury and Alvaro Morata is named on a strong bench along...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 12:11 PM
BARCELONA have reportedly entered the race to sign Arsenal target Thomas Lemar from Monaco. The French winger is Arsene Wenger’s No1 target as he continues to try and bolster his squad ahead of the season. But the Mirror claim that La Liga giants Barca have now joined the chase for the 21-year-ol...
The Sun - Sun Aug 6 11:59 AM
MARTIN KEOWN believes Arsene Wenger now has a team of angry street fighters. And the Arsenal legend says if the standards they set against Chelsea in the FA Cup final are used as the benchmark for this season, then Premier League glory will be theirs. Arsenal’s 2-1 win at Wembley in May was so im...
The Sun - Sat Aug 5 11:53 PM
RONALD KOEMAN is eyeing a shock raid on his old club Barcelona for former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen. The Everton boss has been tipped off he can do a cheap deal for the Belgian, 31, and has been trying to sort out a move to add him to his squad. Vermaelen will leave the Nou …
The Sun - Sat Aug 5 11:13 PM
ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE used to bunk off English lessons at school to play football. But this season the French striker is hoping to give English football a lesson in scoring with Arsenal. The club’s record £52million buy has come a long way from the shy suburban kid who rocked up at local club Elan...
The Sun - Sat Aug 5 5:29 PM
ALEXIS SANCHEZ’S involvement in the Community shield this Sunday is a ‘gamble’ according to Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. In his pre-match press conference, Wenger said that he ‘hasn’t decided’ whether Sanchez, and German defender Shkodran Mustafi will be involved. The Frenchman also confirmed that...
The Sun - Sat Aug 5 4:10 PM
ARSENE WENGER has revealed that he doesn’t believe Manchester United should be allowed to compete in the Champions League. The Arsenal boss has claimed that winning the Europa League shouldn’t entitle you to compete in Europe’s premier competition. Last season saw the Gunners drop out of the top...
The Sun - Sat Aug 5 8:59 AM
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are ready to follow up their epic capture of Neymar with a tilt for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri. The 26-year-old is also a target for Arsenal and according to reports, he could be on his way to one of the Champions League’s big-hitting clubs in the near future. Seri help...
The Sun - Fri Aug 4 11:43 PM
ARSENE WENGER has eluded the Emirates hit squad for now but knows he still wears a massive target on his back. Four days after masterminding Chelsea’s downfall in the FA Cup final last May, football’s longest-serving manager finally signed a new two-year deal with Arsenal. It brought an end to fo...
The Sun - Fri Aug 4 3:35 PM
NEWCASTLE will face competition from a number of clubs for the signature of Lucas Perez this summer, according to the 28-year-old’s agent. Following a frustrating first term with Arsenal, the Spaniard is keen to move away in the hunt for first-team football. The 28-year-old’s agent, Rodrigo Ferna...
The Sun - Fri Aug 4 1:49 PM
CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte has revealed Eden Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko will miss the Community Shield clash with Arsenal. The Italian chief also claimed the midfield duo will be missing for the Premier League opener against Burnley next weekend. Conte said both players are currently working har...
The Sun - Fri Aug 4 11:37 AM
BELGIAN champions Anderlecht have been linked with a move for Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, according to reports. West Brom have also labelled the 31-year-old as a top target this summer as the Baggies quest for a centre-back continues. Following his loan spell with Roma last term, Anderle...
The Sun - Fri Aug 4 11:14 AM
MANCHESTER CITY starlet Jadon Sancho has stopped training with the Citizens in an attempt to secure a move away from the club. The 17-year-old teen hotshot is on the verge of leaving the Etihad this summer. Arsenal are preparing a swoop for the England youth starlet, and the Independent claim the...
The Sun - Fri Aug 4 10:41 AM
RONALD KOEMAN wants to add another TWO forwards to his Everton frontline. And Olivier Giroud is believed to still his main striker target after Gylfi Sigurdsson signs in a £50million deal. Iceland star Siggy, 27, will clinch his move to Goodison over the weekend after Swansea boss Paul Clement ad...
The Sun - Fri Aug 4 10:31 AM
THOMAS LEMAR has told Monaco he wants to join Arsenal, according to reports in France. The Gunners have been chasing the talented 21-year-old all summer after being priced out of a move for Lemar’s team-mate Kylian Mbappe. And fans of the North London outfit will be delighted to hear that the mid...
The Sun - Fri Aug 4 9:57 AM
IT’S early days, but Arsenal’s signing of Alexandre Lacazette already looks to be a good piece of business. The French star, 25, has already found his feet in pre-season – but will need to adjust quickly to the pace and intensity of the Premier League. That said, another former Ligue 1 ace, Zlata...
The Sun - Fri Aug 4 9:07 AM
ARSENAL star Lucas Perez has handed in a formal transfer request as he looks to escape his nightmare at the Emirates. The Spaniard looks to be forcing a move away from the Gunners but they refusing to let him leave for anything less than their £13.4million price tag. According to Goal, his agent...
The Sun - Thu Aug 3 11:35 PM
WHEN Arsene Wenger finally signed his new Arsenal contract in May, he was assured that he could challenge for any player in the transfer market. Nine weeks on and the harsh reality of football’s new financial power structure has already excluded Wenger from football’s top table. Neymar’s £198m...
The Sun - Thu Aug 3 10:30 PM
NOBODY thought it would come to this. Not when it came to Jack. There was a time when clubs would have been queuing around the block to sign Jack Wilshere from Arsenal. A rarified talent, with the swagger of a superstar when the ball is at his feet, Wilshere was the coming man in English …
The Sun - Thu Aug 3 9:41 PM
FRENCH champions Monaco are ready to test Arsenal’s resolve by making a £45m bid for want-away Alexis Sanchez. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted he expects the Chilean superstar to see out the final year of his Gunners contract and that he will NOT be sold. But Monaco will seek to offer Wen...
The Sun - Thu Aug 3 3:24 PM
ARSENE WENGER has insisted contract rebel Alexis Sanchez will remain at Arsenal this season – and says the Chilean star could stay even longer. The Gunners boss said his star striker, who has been the subject of intense transfer speculation, would accept his “clear decision”. Sanchez returned to...
The Sun - Thu Aug 3 1:32 PM
REPORTS in Spain are claiming that Arsenal had a stunning bid rejected by Borussia Dortmund for Ousmane Dembele this summer. Barcelona and Real Madrid are currently believed to be involved in a battle for the French attacker. But Mundo Deportivo are reporting that Arsene Wenger also attempted to...
The Sun - Thu Aug 3 1:01 PM
ALEXIS SANCHEZ’S future has been in doubt all summer but a clip of him KISSING the club badge and posing for Sky Sports walk-on shots imply he is staying at Arsenal. The forward’s contract expires next summer and it was thought if the Gunners cannot tie him down on a new deal, they would cash …
The Sun - Thu Aug 3 10:18 AM
JACK WILSHERE wants to stay and fight for his place at Arsenal, with the midfielder determined to overcome the injury hell that has dogged his career. The Gunners middle man, 25, spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and has returned to training this week from a broken leg. Wilshere has not be...
The Sun - Thu Aug 3 9:28 AM
CHELSEA are leading Liverpool and Manchester City in the race for Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Gunners midfielder, 23, looks set to leave the Emirates this summer – with a host of Premier League clubs, including Stoke, interested. However, it’s Antonio Conte‘s Blues who look set to c...
The Sun - Thu Aug 3 8:28 AM
MANCHESTER UNITED, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and moneybags Maanchester City are all in the market for new signings. And with it expected to be a record-breaking summer, SunSport will be here to bring you each and every update.
The Sun - Thu Aug 3 8:28 AM
IT’S clear Arsene Wenger has identified Thomas Lemar as one of Arsenal’s main transfer targets for the summer, but with Monaco rejecting three bids for the 21-year-old, with the latest being €50million, it’s clear he won’t come cheap. While Chelsea have already sold players like Nemanja Matic and...
The Sun - Wed Aug 2 6:23 PM
ARSENAL keeper Emiliano Martinez has joined Getafe on a season-long loan. The 24-year-old was third choice at the Emirates last season but penned a new contract at the Gunners before the end of last season. It is just the latest in a string of loan deals for the Argentine keeper. Since joining th...
The Sun - Wed Aug 2 4:22 PM
ALEXIS SANCHEZ has held showdown talks with Arsene Wenger as Arsenal “offer him mega £290, 000-a-week deal”, according to reports. The Chilean star has been tipped to leave the Emirates all summer, with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain eyeing a big-money move. But now, the Gunners will be...
The Sun - Wed Aug 2 10:14 AM
ARSENAL’S £35million move for Jean Michael Seri could depend on Nice’s Champions League qualification, according to reports. Monaco continue to play hardball over Thomas Lemar and Arsene Wenger is struggling to offload a number of Gunners flops to free up funds. Spurs are also targeting Ligue 1 m...
The Sun - Wed Aug 2 10:02 AM
ARSENE WENGER has told contract rebel Alexis Sanchez that he will NOT be sold to a rival Premier League club this summer. The Arsenal boss has completely ruled out Sanchez moving to Manchester City or Chelsea – but could still sell him abroad if a significant offer comes in this summer. Sanchez,...
The Sun - Wed Aug 2 7:45 AM
ARSENE WENGER has told contract rebel Alexis Sanchez that he will NOT be sold to a rival Premier League club this summer. The Arsenal boss has completely ruled out Sanchez moving to Manchester City or Chelsea – but could still sell him abroad if a significant offer comes in this summer. Sanchez,...
The Sun - Tue Aug 1 4:43 PM
ARSENAL have lost ANOTHER coach to Wolfsburg, as Jan van Loon has followed Andries Jonker and Freddie Ljungberg to the German giants. The Gunners’ former head of player development has left the Emirates academy set-up for the Bundesliga outfit this week. Van Loon will now link up with Jonker, now...
The Sun - Tue Aug 1 2:51 PM
ALEXIS SANCHEZ has returned to Arsenal training… but is forced to go through drills away from the first-team. The Chilean star, 28, continues to be caught up in the transfer speculation linking him with moneybags duo Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. But Arsenal ace Sanchez looked more tha...
The Sun - Tue Aug 1 2:08 PM
THE Community Shield will kick-off an hour earlier after the FA decided to switch timings to avoid a clash with the Women’s European Championship final. England play Netherlands in the semi-final on Thursday night looking to book a place in the final in Enschede on Sunday. That match kicks-off in...
The Sun - Tue Aug 1 12:11 PM
ARSENAL’S move for Monaco star Thomas Lemar has been put on hold, with Arsene Wenger struggling to offload a host of flops. At least seven Gunners players have been put on the market this summer by the French boss after already splashing £44million on Alexandre Lacazette. Jack Wilshere, David Osp...
The Sun - Tue Aug 1 12:08 PM
ARFSENAL are set to miss out on defender Dalbert Henrique after Inter Milan agreed a fee with Nice. The Gunners had reportedly been keen on the left-back with Kieran Gibbs seemingly on his way out of the Emirates. But TuttoMercatoWeb claims they have been beaten to the Brazilian’s signature after...
The Sun - Tue Aug 1 11:11 AM
NEWCASTLE boss Rafael Benitez is hoping to step up his interest in Lucas Perez – but only if Arsenal lower their asking price for the unsettled striker. Benitez is looking to bring in more firepower to his squad as he prepares for the club’s return to Premier League football. And according to the...
The Sun - Tue Aug 1 10:42 AM
THE uncertainty surrounding the futures of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hangs over Arsenal’s preparations for the 2017-18 season like a dark cloud. But the Gunners are determined to hold onto their stars. And Arsene Wenger has further bolstered his squad with the astute...
The Sun - Tue Aug 1 10:33 AM
THERE was a time when Rafa Benitez’s future at Newcastle United was far from certain. The Magpies boss was frustrated by a lack of signings following promotion and prepared to walk out of St James’ Park. But that threat concentrated the minds of the power brokers on Tyneside and four new signings...
The Sun - Tue Aug 1 9:24 AM
ARSENAL’S transfer plans are being dashed as they cannot get fringe players off the wage bill. Arsene Wenger is hoping to use a summer clear-out to free up funds to pursue the likes of Thomas Lemar. Jack Wilshere, David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Lucas Perez, Calum Chambers and Mathieu...
The Sun - Tue Aug 1 7:00 AM
ALEXIS SANCHEZ appears to be on his way to London – after boarding a Paris-bound flight from Chile. The Paris Saint-Germain target has been told by boss Arsene Wenger it is “ideal” having him potentially leave for nothing on a free next season. Manchester City are strongly in for Sanchez – with t...
The Sun - Mon Jul 31 10:52 PM
ARSENE WENGER believes Arsenal are in the right condition to get off to a flier in the new season. Despite continuing uncertainty swirling around Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, boss Wenger is confident his team are shaping up as serious title contenders. But is that conf...
The Sun - Mon Jul 31 8:10 PM
ALEXIS SANCHEZ appears to be on his way to London – after boarding a Paris-bound flight from Chile. The Paris Saint-Germain target has been told by boss Arsene Wenger it is “ideal” having him potentially leave for nothing on a free next season. Manchester City are strongly in for Sanchez – with t...
The Sun - Mon Jul 31 5:08 PM
MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal are in hot pursuit of wantaway youngster Jadon Sancho. The promising 17-year-old’s future at City looks ominous, as he reportedly failed to turn up to training after being omitted from the pre-season tour. Pep Guardiola decided not to take the winger to the US amid h...
The Sun - Mon Jul 31 3:17 PM
ARSENAL defender Carl Jenkinson has emerged as a shock transfer target for Serie A trio Cagliari, Hellas Verona and Sassuolo. The Gunners full-back, 25, has been linked with a surprise move to Italy, as well as Premier League new-boys Brighton and Hove Albion. Jenkinson has struggled to break int...
The Sun - Mon Jul 31 1:27 PM
WEST BROM are eyeing up an audacious swoop for Barcelona’s former Arsenal centre-back Thomas Vermaelen this summer. Baggies boss Tony Pulis is set to launch a bid for the injury-prone defender, while Crystal Palace are also interested in the Belgian’s signature, according to reports. Vermaelen, 3...
The Sun - Mon Jul 31 1:11 PM
ARSENAL stopper David Ospina has vowed to fight for his place despite interest from Fenerbahce. The Colombian played second-fiddle to Petr Cech after the former Chelsea star’s move to the Emirates. But Opsina – who has been used in cup competitions – insists he has no intention of leaving in sear...
The Sun - Mon Jul 31 12:36 PM
ARSENAL’S name is being dragged through the mud over the wrong kind of trophy hunting. The Gunners’ majority stakeholder Stan Kroenke has been slated for launching a TV channel that glorifies shooting endangered species in Britain. American Kroenke, 70, faces a huge backlash over the poorly-judge...
The Sun - Mon Jul 31 12:36 PM
MANCHESTER UNITED, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and moneybags Maanchester City are all in the market for new signings. And with it expected to be a record-breaking summer, SunSport will be here to bring you each and every update.
The Sun - Mon Jul 31 12:12 PM
WATFORD are chasing Kieran Gibbs after West Brom pulled out of the race to sign the Arsenal left-back, according to reports. The Gunners defender is surplus to requirements after Sead Kolasinac arrived on a free from Schalke. Tony Pulis dropped his pursuit after seeing a £10million offer snubbed...
The Sun - Mon Jul 31 10:31 AM
ARSENE WENGER raised a few eyebrows by claiming that having players going into the last year of their contracts is ideal. But the bizarre comment seems to be born out of frustration. The Arsenal manager has been persistently questioned on the future of Alexis Sanchez, and whether he will stay and...
The Sun - Mon Jul 31 9:44 AM
LIVERPOOL are considering joining Arsenal in the race for Monaco star Thomas Lemar, according to reports. Reds playmaker Philippe Coutinho is being lined up to replace Paris Saint-Germain-bound Neymar. Anfield chiefs are reportedly resigned to losing their star player, but will recoup a fee of ab...
The Sun - Mon Jul 31 7:12 AM
ARSENE WENGER is ready to write off up to £125million of talent by letting the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil leave for NOTHING – and incredibly insists it is an “ideal situation”. The Frenchman – whose side won the Emirates Cup on Sunday – came out swinging when quizzed on the reality of...