Koscielny, Monreal out as Arsenal begins overhaul of defence (Guardian)

Stephan Lichtsteiner could be followed out of the Arsenal exit door by at least two more experienced defenders this summer as Unai Emery attempts to shake up the Gunners’ much maligned defence, reports goal.com. The Switzerland international, who arrived from…

Arsenal vs Chelsea Europa League final to be the first match in competition’s history to use VAR (Metro)

This year’s Europa League final between Arsenal and Chelsea will be the first match in the competition’s history to use Video Assistant Referees (VAR). It was announced in December that the tournament was going to see VAR used in the…

Sokratis Papastathopoulos lays out what Arsenal have to do to make the top four (Metro)

Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has set out the minimum requirement for the rest of the season if the Gunners are going to finish in a Champions League spot. Unai Emery’s side slumped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Everton on…

Arsenal open talks on Umtiti, battle Barca for Alaba (Guardian)

Arsenal director of football, Raul Sanllehi has reportedly opened talks with Barcelona chief, Eric Abidal over a summer deal for Samuel Umtiti, reports sportsmole.co.uk. The France international has been tipped to depart Camp Nou at the end of the season…

Europa League: Arsenal play Napoli and Chelsea face Slavia Prague in quarter-finals (BBC)

Arsenal have been drawn against Napoli, while Chelsea will face Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-finals. Villarreal take on fellow Spanish side Valencia with Portuguese team Benfica playing Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt. The first and second legs will be played…

Arsenal, Man United Premier League Clash to air on DStv, GOtv

The classic Premier League clash of Arsenal and Manchester United is the headline game of round 30 in the 2018/19 season, though focus will also fall on the title battle between Manchester City and Liverpool. DStv and GOtv will be…

Bayern Munich want Arsenal teenager, Xavier Amaechi (Guardian)

Arsenal’s teenage midfielder, Xavier Amaechi has emerged as a rumoured transfer target for German champions Bayern Munich, reports sportsmole.co.uk. The 18-year-old of Nigerian parentage is highly regarded at the Emirates Stadium and was awarded a professional deal last year that…

Dimitar Berbatov reveals huge concerns for Spurs ahead of crunch clash vs Arsenal (Metro)

Dimitar Berbatov has admitted he has growing concerns for his former side Tottenham ahead of this weekend’s north London derby against Arsenal. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have lost their last two games, effectively ending any realistic hopes they had of winning…

Arsenal stars always demand Iwobi’s presence in match squads, says Emery (Guardian)

Alex Iwobi is highly rated by his boss and peers and doesn’t deserve so much criticism, says his manager, Unai Emery. According to www.independent.co.uk, Iwobi has all the hallmarks of a cult hero. He joined Arsenal at the tender age…

Chase down Tottenham, Emery urges five-star Arsenal (Guardian)

Unai Emery urged Arsenal to take the chance to chase down Tottenham in the north London derby on Saturday after sweeping aside Bournemouth 5-1 on Wednesday to close to within four points of Spurs. Mesut Ozil made the most of…

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