Mesut Ozil, Singapore and his role this season

Mesut Ozil has had a turbulent 12 months for Arsenal and Germany, with a chronic back injury hampering his participation last season, and a controversial meeting with Turkish president Erdoğan causing outrage in Germany ahead of the World Cup. This outrage intensified following Germany’s exit, leading to Arsenal’s number 10 receiving a barrage of racial…

What did we learn from Saturday’s trip to Boreham Wood?

Pre-season is well and truly underway, and Saturday’s trip to Boreham Wood was a gentle reminder that the Premier League gets underway in less than a month. The game itself was a non-contest, with Arsenal strolling out 8-0 winners, however it proved a great opportunity for players to get some game time in their legs,…

Defensive midfielders and Steven N’Zonzi

Reports have emerged that first team recruitment has been concluded for Arsenal this summer, unless someone leaves the club. With two new defensive midfielders arriving this summer in the form of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi, it appears that position is pretty well covered going into the 2018/19 season, however the club continue to be…

Boreham Wood V Arsenal preview

This year Arsenal had the unusual advantage of having almost a complete squad reporting for the first day of pre-season training, with Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka missing. Bernd Leno was given an extra week off to help with his move to London, while Sokratis Papastathopoulos slotted straight into the hard work, as his deal…

Danny Welbeck, Lucas Perez and Arsenal’s need for a winger

Following the signings of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi, it was reported that Arsenal had concluded first team recruitment. The news will have come as a major blow to fans, who firmly believed reports linking the club with the likes of Hirving Lozano, Cristian Pavon and Gelson Martins to fill a position that is currently…

Arsenal fans must not get carried away with Torreira

After a month of waiting, Lucas Torreira is finally an Arsenal player (official announcement expected today), signing for a bargain €30m fee, to be paid over five years. The deal for the Uruguayan was done last month, but was held up because of his participation in the World Cup, a tournament which saw him shine,…

How good has Arsenal’s business been this summer?

Following Uruguay’s departure from the World Cup, David Ornstein tweeted about the imminent arrival of Lucas Torreira, but also claimed the transfer would be the end of first team recruitment, barring one young addition. That young player appears to be Mattéo Guendouzi, the Lorient wonder kid who’s medical is scheduled for today. Arsenal hope to…

Who is Matteo Guendouzi?

This morning, Sky Sports News broke the news that Arsenal had agreed a deal to sign French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient. The deal has come out of nowhere, evading all major news outlets and Arsenal Twitter’s so called ITKs. The deal is said to be worth around €8m plus bonuses, with a five year…

Is Soyuncu an upgrade on Mustafi?

Çağlar Söyüncü has been heavily linked to Arsenal for a number of months, and it appeared that the deal was going to be tied up last month, when the defender stated his future would become clear on the 6th June. A month has now passed, and Çağlar Söyüncü is no closer to being an Arsenal…

Is Cristian Pavon a real possibility?

Argentine winger Cristian Pavon has emerged as a top talent for Arsenal this season due to his dazzling performances for Boca Juniors and Argentina. His goal scoring outings have won him nine caps for his country and his performances at the World Cup have attracted the attention of Europe’s elite, with Arsenal said to be…