Champions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

The Champions League is back this week! As ever the biggest club competition in the world throws up some fantastic ties and tonight is no different with Barcelona, PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich all in action. There are 8 games on offer and all will be incredibly important as match-day 2 sees 3 more vital points on offer. Here is …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

Champions League preview: featuring Chelsea and Manchester City

  Last night the Champions League of 2014/15 kicked off in style with Premier League clubs Liverpool and Arsenal in action. Tonight though, we have plenty more fixtures to look forward to as Manchester City travel to 2013 winners Bayern Munich, Chelsea host German side Schalke and Barcelona get ready for the visit of Cypriot team Apoel Nicosia. Here is …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League preview: featuring Chelsea and Manchester City

Luiz Gustavo rules out move to Manchester United or Arsenal

Defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo has ruled out a move to Manchester United or Arsenal in January, according to the Daily Star. The 27-year-old is currently at German club Wolfsburg and speculation plagued his summer. Gustavo has 27 caps for Brazil and has played in the World Cup, his ability to break up play and start attacking moves has led to …

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Gareth ThomasLuiz Gustavo rules out move to Manchester United or Arsenal

Bayern Munich in shock Mesut Ozil move?!

Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madird for a fee of £42.5m in the summer of 2013. The fee made him the most expensive German player of all time and he came with heavy expectations following a phenomenal assist record in Spain. However, caughtoffside.com believe that Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich could be set to make a shock move for the midfielder. …

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Gareth ThomasBayern Munich in shock Mesut Ozil move?!

Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze open to move abroad

Bayern Munich and Germany superstar Mario Gotze would be open to a move abroad. He told German newspaper Bild: “I am very happy to play for Bayern and Germany … but could play for another 14 years, and going abroad would be nice.” Mario Gotze started his professional football career with Borussia Dortmund, making his debut in November 2009. He would …

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Gareth ThomasBayern Munich’s Mario Gotze open to move abroad

Alonso completes switch to Bayern Munich

Xabi Alonso has completed his transfer from Real Madrid to German giants Bayern Munich. The former Liverpool midfielder has been in Germany to complete a medical and today, BBC Sport announced that a deal has been reached between the two clubs. £8m is the figure being thrown about between Madrid and Bayern and the 32-year-old will give a press conference later this …

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Oliver BainesAlonso completes switch to Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich about to sign Xabi Alonso

Twitter was inundated with a mass of Tweets insisting that Xabi Alonso was Bayern Munich bound this morning: BREAKING: Xabi Alonso to have medical at Bayern Munich today. #SSNHQ — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 28, 2014 #BayernMunich closing in on #XabiAlonso — Faith & Footy (@Faith_Footy) August 28, 2014 Xabi Alonso is due to undergo a medical at …

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Oliver BainesBayern Munich about to sign Xabi Alonso

Thomas Müller turned down Manchester United?

Thomas Müller has been with Bayern Munich since his youth career began at the club in the year 2000. The German international has now claimed that he turned down an “astronomical” offer from Manchester United to move to the Premier League. Müller was vital in Germany’ 2014 World Cup win and has scored 10 goals in 13 tournament appearances over …

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Gareth ThomasThomas Müller turned down Manchester United?

Marco Reus linked with shock Man United move?

Marco Reus is hot property in world football and despite links to many clubs this summer, Bayern Munich President Franz Beckenbauer believes Manchester United could tempted the player. He told German newspaper Bild that Borussia Dortmund will struggle to hold onto their man next summer and if Bayern don’t get him then Real Madrid or Manchester United will. Franz Beckenbauer continues …

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Gareth ThomasMarco Reus linked with shock Man United move?

Pepe Reina completes Bayern Munich switch

Liverpool have a agreed a deal thought to be worth £2.5m for the sale of goalkeeper Pepe Reina to Bayern Munich. The Germain giants last night confirmed the agreement was in place subject to a medical taking place today. Pepe Reina has been at Liverpool since July 2005 and in that time has played 285 times in the Premier League …

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Gareth ThomasPepe Reina completes Bayern Munich switch

Has Real Madrid’s Di Maria moved club already? Man United?

Reports from AS have suggested that Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria has already chosen his new club. Photo’s have been leaked across social media revealing the Argentinian wearing the PSG kit stating he is poised to sign for the French outfit next Monday. Manchester United and Bayern Munich have been heavily linked with the winger and both have been reported …

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Oliver BainesHas Real Madrid’s Di Maria moved club already? Man United?

Another German league player on Arsenal’s radar. Trio depart

Yesterday we reported that Arsene Wenger was mulling over a move for Bayern Munich’s Austrian David Alaba. The player allegedly wants to play in central midfield and with Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez already in the team that isn’t looking too likely. Today though there are reports that Arsenal are in for another Bundesliga player, According to The Mirror Wenger …

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AshleyAnother German league player on Arsenal’s radar. Trio depart

Are Arsenal about to move for a Bayern Munich star?

This could be interesting, very interesting. Austrian site Salzburg.com has suggested that Arsenal have put Bayern Munich star David Alaba on their wish list. The site suggests that Arsene Wenger is hoping to lure the 20 year old who played in the Champions League final, to The Emirates by offering a central midfield position. For Bayern he has largely been …

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AshleyAre Arsenal about to move for a Bayern Munich star?

Arsenal fans – what would be a good result tonight? Can we scrape a win?

There were a few brief moments a couple of days back when I saw a glimmer of hope. I looked at that Bayern team sheet and thought, well no Ribery, Robben or Schweinsteiger. Several of the players that inflicted so much damage at The Emirates are missing. If only Giroud could oblige us with an early goal, then maybe just …

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AshleyArsenal fans – what would be a good result tonight? Can we scrape a win?

Arsenal update – How bad is the Wilshere injury? Bayern team news and more

Worrying times for Gunners fans as Arsene Wenger admits that his star midfielder could face a longer lay off than the three weeks that were discused yesterday. Wilshere’s injury is alarmingly similar to the one that kept him out of football for the best part of a year and a half and Wenger suggested yesterday that the England player could …

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AshleyArsenal update – How bad is the Wilshere injury? Bayern team news and more

Nightmare for Arsenal: BBC confirm that Jack Wilshere will be out for three weeks

Not good news for The Gunners as they bid to recover their Champions League tie against Bayern while pressing for fourth place in the Premiership. The BBC (Radio Five Live) has confirmed that the club’s key midfielder, Jack Wilshere, will be out of action for at least three weeks. There’s more here. As the player has stayed in Dubai it …

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AshleyNightmare for Arsenal: BBC confirm that Jack Wilshere will be out for three weeks

Arsenal update: Wilshere out, Podolski to Juve? And Raul Albiol targeted

The big news today focuses on the upcoming Champions League game against Bayern on Wednesday. And what looked like just about possible for Arsenal, now looks like impossible. After a series of injuries dogged the German side, the Gunners now have to deal with the absence of their talismanic midfielder Jack Wilshere. According to The Guardian Wilshere is still in …

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AshleyArsenal update: Wilshere out, Podolski to Juve? And Raul Albiol targeted

Arsenal update: Ribery out, Robben iffy, Schweinsteiger suspended – could the Gunners have a chance?

So good news for Arsenal as they prepare to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League tie. Bayern are going to be without key players – quite a lot of them. The man who was the architect of the Bayern win in North London, central midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, is suspended as is defender Jerome Boateng. Bayern …

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AshleyArsenal update: Ribery out, Robben iffy, Schweinsteiger suspended – could the Gunners have a chance?

Five things Arsenal fans were thinking at the final whistle last night

A few things that Arsenal fans were thinking at the end of the game last night. 1 That this was their last European home game for a while – Many Gunners aren’t confident that Arsenal will over haul Spurs and/or Chelsea and secure a Champions League place next year. So last night could be the last Champions League night at …

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AshleyFive things Arsenal fans were thinking at the final whistle last night
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Arsenal update: Tracking Lyon’s Gonalons and Grenier and Bayern’s Gustavo

Arsene has probably got other things on his mind tonight, but maybe tomorrow he will be back to planning on how he will re-shape his squad in the summer. That’s actually assuming he is still holding the reins at the Emirates – you can now get 12-1 from Ladbrokes on the Frenchman leaving or getting sacked. Caught Offside have picked …

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AshleyArsenal update: Tracking Lyon’s Gonalons and Grenier and Bayern’s Gustavo