Defending champions Manchester City will plot the defence of their title, while rivals Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea can all begin to see where their attempts to win the Premier League will take shape. Fixtures: (Week 1) Saturday, 11 August 2018 Arsenal v Man City AFC Bournemouth v Cardiff City Fulham v Crystal Palace
Premier League heavyweights Arsenal are reported to have agreed on a deal to sign German goalkeeper Bernd Leno. The Gunners are looking to strengthen in goal and increase competition for places ahead of the new Premier League season. The current No.1 Petr Cech has only one year remaining in his contract with Arsenal and the
Arsenal’s attempts to provide greater defensive solidity are continuing unabated as they close in on the signing of Sampdoria holding midfielder Lucas Torreira. Unai Emery has already improved Arsenal’s leaky defence since replacing Arsene Wenger at the Emirates, adding Stephan Lichtsteiner to the ranks as a free signing from Juventus, as well as agreeing a
Freddie Ljungberg has returned to Arsenal to take over the club’s Under 23 side as Unai Emery’s new era gets underway. Ljungberg, who played for Arsenal between 1998 and 2007, has rejoined the Gunners following his previous stints as a player and a coach. The Swede coached Arsenal’s Under 15s and was assistant to the
Arsenal have announced a new partnership with music streaming service Tidal, the company founded by self-confessed Gunners fan and rapper Jay-Z. The undisclosed deal, which Goal understands to be worth around £1 million a year, will see Arsenal partner with the global music and entertainment platform which is available in 52 countries and is part-owned
Patrick Vieira’s departure from New York City to take over as head coach of Nice has been confirmed by the Ligue 1 club. Former France international Vieira, who was a key part of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ side of 2003-04, takes over from Lucien Favre, who left for Borussia Dortmund in May, but Nice have not disclosed
Uruguayan defender Sebastian Caceres says he is “flattered” by links with Arsenal. The 18-year-old currently plays for Liverpool FC in his native country, and his impressive performances have seen him linked with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City, in addition to the Gunners. Caceres made 19 appearances for his side this season, but
Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson is on Arsenal’s radar. The 23-year-old has impressed for Marseille this season and scored 10 goals across all competitions for the Ligue 1 side. His agent Michael Manuelle has confirmed the Gunners are keen on Sanson…but so are Tottenham. “Tottenham really follow Morgan, Arsenal follow him too,” Manuello told Foot Mercato.
Stephan Lichtsteiner admits he will “miss Italy a great deal, but Arsenal’s project reminds me of Juventus from seven years ago.” The Swiss international has joined Arsenal as a free agent after spending most of his career in Serie A, at Lazio from 2008-2011 and then in Turin. “I will miss Italy a great deal.