Héctor Bellerín has become the second-largest shareholder in Forest Green Rovers, recognised by Fifa and the United Nations as the world’s greenest football club. The Arsenal and Spain defender, who recently raised funds to plant almost 60,000 trees in the Amazon rainforest, will work in conjunction with the chairman Dale Vince on “raising the environmental agenda in football”, the League Two club said. … [Read more...] about Arsenal’s Héctor Bellerín invests in Forest Green in eco-friendly push
There's a distinctly different flavour to the fixture this year, as there will be no Arsene Wenger in the dugout for the first time since 1996, but nevertheless the first game between Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery in the Premier League promises to be a mouth-watering affair. And so, before the game kicks-off, we're testing your knowledge of the Arsenal vs Chelsea rivalry with this tricky quiz.8 questions, see how you get on. … [Read more...] about Chelsea vs Arsenal quiz: How much do you know about one of the Premier League’s biggest fixtures?
Barcelona confirmed McGuane, who was picked among the 20 best young players at Premier League clubs by the Guardian in 2015, would initially join up with their B squad and hold an option to extend his contract, which has a buyout clause set at €25m (£22.5m). … [Read more...] about Arsenal academy graduate Marcus McGuane joins Barcelona
“I don’t remember Palmieri [from his time in Italy] because he came to Italy only last season [it was actually 2015], when he had an important season for Rome,” Conte said. “Then he had a bad injury. He broke his ligaments. Now he’s recovering. I don’t know if he’s ready to play.” … [Read more...] about Olivier Giroud to join Chelsea and unlock Aubameyang’s Arsenal transfer
Swansea, bottom of the league at the start of the day, deserve huge credit for ruthlessly exposing Arsenal’s weaknesses. They are now out of the relegation zone for the first time since the beginning of November and the turnaround since Carlos Carvalhal took over as manager from Paul Clement is truly remarkable. The sight of Clucas, who was a maligned figure six weeks ago, leaving the pitch to a standing ovation from the home supporters when he was withdrawn late on feels emblematic of just how much life has changed in these parts following the arrival of their Portuguese manager. … [Read more...] about Resurgent Swansea make Petr Cech pay as Sam Clucas double sinks Arsenal