Arsenal and Mesut Ozil still lack the mental strength to compete for a top-four spot, says Gunners legend Paul Merson

Arsenal and Mesut Ozil still lack the mental strength to compete for a top-four spot, says Gunners legend Paul Merson

Gunners' legend Paul Merson also feels new boss Unai Emery must recruit stronger characters to better their tame sixth-placed finish under Arsene Wenger last season. Merson was particularly scathing of Germany midfielder Ozil, who saw his attitude questioned last term and quit international…

American billionaire wins full control of Arsenal in $3bn deal

American billionaire wins full control of Arsenal in $3bn deal

American billionaire Stan Kroenke has struck a deal to take full control of Arsenal by buying out Russian rival Alisher Usmanov, valuing the Premier League club at around $2.3 billion ($3.1b AUD) but enraging some fans. Coming at a crucial time for…

Lucas Torreira confirms first Arsenal pre-season training date after post-World Cup holiday

Lucas Torreira confirms first Arsenal pre-season training date after post-World Cup holiday

The midfield ace was signed from Sampdoria for £22million following Uruguay’s World Cup exit. And after recharging his batteries on holiday, Torreira feels the time is right to return to London Colney for his first training session with teammates. Uruguayan newspaper Ovacion…

Germany ace Mesut Ozil retires from international football after fan backlash over Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan picture

Germany ace Mesut Ozil retires from international football after fan backlash over Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan picture

The German playmaker hit out at the backlash he has received over his picture with Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan prior to the World Cup. While he has also been left angered at being made the scapegoat of why Joachim Low's side crashed out…

Arsenal transfer news: Lucas Torreira explains why he took Gunners medical immediately after World Cup exit with Uruguay

Arsenal transfer news: Lucas Torreira explains why he took Gunners medical immediately after World Cup exit with Uruguay

According to reports in South America, the 22-year-old defensive midfielder is on his way to London for a medical. Serie A side Sampdoria agreed a fee with Arsenal while Torreira was at the World Cup in Russia. But he decided to hold…

Arsenal sign Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen for £22m to put pressure on Petr Cech and David Ospina

Arsenal sign Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen for £22m to put pressure on Petr Cech and David Ospina

The 26-year-old has officially joined from Bayer Leverkusen on what is believed to be a five-year-deal. The Bundesliga club made the announcement on Twitter, posting an image of Leno with 'danke' – German for 'thanks'. They added: "@Bernd_Leno is joining @Arsenal, effective…

Arsenal sacrificing Jack Wilshere and indulging Mesut Ozil is ultimate humiliation for a Gunner with the club in his blood

Arsenal sacrificing Jack Wilshere and indulging Mesut Ozil is ultimate humiliation for a Gunner with the club in his blood

The Gunners’ longest-serving player is leaving with a heavy heart following a discouraging conversation with new boss Unai Emery. Wilshere, 26, had been hoping that Emery’s appointment would provide a new lease of life to his flagging Arsenal career. Instead, it led…

Arsenal sacrificing Jack Wilshere and indulging Mesut Ozil is the ultimate humiliation for a Gunner with the club in his blood

Arsenal sacrificing Jack Wilshere and indulging Mesut Ozil is the ultimate humiliation for a Gunner with the club in his blood

The Gunners’ longest-serving player is leaving with a heavy heart following a discouraging conversation with new boss Unai Emery. Wilshere, 26, had been hoping that Emery’s appointment would provide a new lease of life to his flagging Arsenal career. Instead, it led…

Arsenal getting Lucas Torreira sends a message: Uruguayan could be most important signing in years

Arsenal getting Lucas Torreira sends a message: Uruguayan could be most important signing in years

In recent seasons, Gunners supporters have developed a tendency to overstate minor victories in order to give themselves something to celebrate. Yet in signing Lucas Torreira, they have every right to be delighted, because they have acquired one of the most promising…