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Patrick Vieira: I wanted to coach at Arsenal but the door was closed

8 Dec

“It’s where I played my best football. “I would’ve liked for the door to be open to me or other players who have spent time at Arsenal and would like to get into the coaching profession. “Unfortunately, that was not the case.

Arsene Wenger: This is the latest on the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil

8 Dec

Arsenal are involved in delicate contract negotiations with the Chile striker and German playmaker. Both are on around £150,000 a week but are reportedly for a rise to up to double that in the light of the £300,000 Paul Pogba’s being paid by Manchester United. An unnamed team from China’s also said to be willing […]

Wenger calm over Sanchez & Ozil talks

8 Dec

Sanchez has 11 league goals this season and Ozil has four Arsenal will do the “maximum” they can to keep key forwards Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in north London, says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. The pair have been linked with other clubs and, with 18 months remaining on their Arsenal contracts, are in talks […]

Fantasy Football Tips: Who to buy and get rid of for gameweek 15

8 Dec

Armchair managers have plenty to consider ahead of this weekend’s action. The first thing most will do is seek out a suitable replacement for Manchester City hitman Sergio Aguero, who is banned for the next four matches. Many will undoubtedly be scrambling to free up funds to bring in the Premier League’s form player, Alexis […]

Sanchez to Real a no go

8 Dec

Real Madrid have no intention of making a move for Alexis Sanchez just yet, their former president Ramon Calderon has revealed. The Chilean has been linked with a move away from the Gunners this week, with reports suggesting he will receive big money offers from clubs in China. Arsenal are preparing for a battle to […]

Olivier Giroud ready to fight for Arsenal spot

8 Dec

The Frenchman has found himself playing second-fiddle to Alexis Sanchez, with clubs in Italy monitoring his situation. Sanchez has shone down the middle and is currently joint top Premier League marksman, alongside Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, on 11 goals. Injuries and a Euro 2016 hangover meant a slow start for 30-year-old Giroud, who has had […]

Champions League: Who can face who?

8 Dec

Arsenal, Leicester and Manchester City will be in Monday’s Champions League draw Arsenal, Leicester City and Manchester City will represent England in the knockout stage of the Champions League – but who could each side face? BBC Sport takes a look at which teams have progressed, who they could face and all the important dates […]

When is the Champions League draw… and who is through so far?

7 Dec

Who is already through? Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Leicester, Arsenal, Monaco and Napoli are confirmed as group winners. Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica and Paris St-Germain are confirmed in second place.

Coral Daily Download – Arsenal 22/1 for Champions League glory after sealing top spot in group

7 Dec

Coral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds. Tottenham face CSKA Moscow at Wembley on Wednesday night in their final Champions League group game. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have already been eliminated from the competition but will qualify for the Europa League if they avoid defeat. Spurs are 1/2 for the win, […]

Arsene Wenger hails ‘great result’ as Arsenal beat FC Basel to top Champions League Group A ahead of PSG

7 Dec

Arsenal manager Arsenal Wenger was delighted with his side’s performance in a 4-1 Champions League victory over FC Basel that clinched top spot in Group A. Lucas Perez was on target twice within eight first-half minutes to get the Gunners up and running at St Jakob-Park, before completing his hat-trick two minutes after the break Alex Iwobi added […]