To be fair I am not one of the Arsenal fans that have been left fuming and frustrated by the slow start Granit Xhaka has made to life as a Gunner, or for that matter by the caution with which Arsene Wenger has introduced the Swiss international to his new club. Of course it would [...]
While Arsenal do have a lot more strength in depth to our squad these days, the injury situation and the outstanding ability of some of our players mean that it can be difficult for the manager at times if he wants to rotate the team for different matches and to rest the most important Arsenal [...]
Basel travel to London to take on Arsenal at the Emirates tonight, in the second group fixture of the campaign. The Gunners currently sit top of their group, albeit having absolutely no point or goal advantage over any of their rivals. Both sides played out 1-1 draws in the opening group game, leaving Arsenal top [.
Granit Xhaka needs to be patient as he looks to settle at Arsenal, the player's brother claimed. The Swiss international could be in line to start for the Gunners tomorrowagainst his brother's side Basel, having impressed in his rare outings so far this term. Granit Xhaka has scored two spectacular long range strikes in recent [.
Arsene Wenger has already been sensible enough to remind the Arsenal players that our champions League opponents on Wednesday night will be no pushovers. The Swiss champions Basel have a recent habit of taking points, and sometimes all three, of clubs from England in European competition. We do, however, have the advantage of having two [.
If Arsenal keep playing the way he have been doing in the last three games, with 11 goals and some very impressive football in the last three games, then the international break coming up will be even more unwelcome than usual. Before the Gunners join up with their respective national sides there is a Champions [.
How would you rate Elneny's first season for Arsenal? by AH Although many Arsenal fans were disappointed that Mohammed Elneny turned out to be the only signing of the January transfer window, the Egyptian international ended up being a very impressive player for the club this year. At the time of Elneny's signing the Gunners [.
Arsene Wenger all but confirmed the deal had gone throughdirectly after last night's 3-3 draw against Liverpool, but today Arsenal have formally announced that Mohamed Elneny has joined the club from Basel for a fee of somewhere around £5million.
According to the official Arsenal site, the 23-year-old Egyptian international's move is still subjectto the "completion of regulatory processes" but given that they've already pumped these photos out, it surely can't be anything more than formalities left now.
It should have been a done deal by now and us Arsenal fans should have been getting ready to greet a new Gunner to the Emirates. But Mohamed Elneny will not be unveiled as Arsene Wenger's first signing of the January transfer window, at least not yet. It looks as though Arsene Wenger has taken [...]
Arsenal fans will be hoping that this early signing will prove to be the first a few new players that Arsene Wenger will add to our injury hit squad over the next few weeks and if you believe even half of the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds then young Mohamed Elneny will certainly not [...]
Is This Swiss Defender the Solution for Arsenal's Defensive Problems? If reports from the Daily Star are to be believed, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to make a move for the FC Basel defender Fabian Schar once the transfer window reopens in January. The Swiss international is said to be priced at around [.
He has been the subject of quite a number of Arsenal transfer rumours before, but the latest statement from the Switzerland international central defender Fabian Schar is sure to make him the subject of many more in the next few weeks and months. With the opening of the January transfer window now under two m [.
Liverpool cheated by Uefa with over-zealous punishment of Lazar Markovic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool Football Club has been left stunned by today's announcement that Lazar Markovic will face a four-game ban for his finger nail flick on Basel's Behrang Safari during their Champions League group match earlier in the season.
I went to the legendary Anfield stadium, home of Liverpool FC, for the Champions League match between the home team and Swiss FC Basel. Incidentally, Anfield is situated in Everton, not far from Goodison park, where the other Everton side plays.I am not a Liverpool fan. But as a football fan one must be excited at visiting one of the most legendary stadiums in the world.
Liverpool were knocked out of the Champions League last night after a forgettable performance against Basel. Absent from the competition for five years, the Reds in the end could only muster a win over Bulgarian side Ludogorets in the group stages. Despite an improved performance in the second half, after Lazar Markovic was given his marching orders at 60 minutes, not even a magical Steven Gerrard set piece was enough to spur the Reds on to a win.
Previous Match Infographics: Sunderland (h), Leicester (a), Stoke (h), Ludogorets (a), Crystal Palace (a), Chelsea (h), Real Madrid (a), Newcastle (a), Hull (h), Real Madrid (h), QPR (a), West Brom (h), Basel (a), Everton (h), West Ham (a), Ludogorets (h), Aston Villa (h), Tottenham (a), Manchester City (a), Southampton (h)
As always, match data from Stats Zone, except shot location from Squawka and average player position from ESPN FC.
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Liverpool 1-1 Basel: Goals & Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League following a 1-1 draw with Swiss side FC Basel on Tuesday night in front of a packed Anfield crowd. The Merseyside outfit however were played out of park by Paulo Sousa's men who had numerous chances to close out the game to avoid the last 15 minutes scare.
There may be the small matter of an FA Cup draw later this evening but Liverpool have their eyes firmly on a very important tie with Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers' side must win in order to progress through to the round of 16.
With memories flooding back of that emphatic tie against Olympiakos way back in 2005 it's hard to fend off that magical Champions League spirit as a kopite at the moment, however Liverpool are struggling in both attack and defence and Basel will be a difficult side to deal with.
Liverpool worse than Basel claims Ancelotti - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid secured their passage to the knockout rounds of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory against FC Basel yesterday night. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the night, as the reigning European Champions continued their outstanding form and extended their winning run to 15 games in a row.
Ajax are going to be hard pressed to outpace either FC Barcelona or Paris St Germain. However, they look comfortable for the Europa League spot at the moment. If they do drop into that competition, I fancy them to do well. The star man for them through the first two fixtures has been Danish internationalLasse Schöne.
Basel vs Real Madrid: Preview, Stats and Major Talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Champions League: Basel vs Real Madrid
Real Madrid need to avoid defeat on Wednesday against Basle to guarantee a top spot in their group, and with their current red-hot form, it's hard to imagine anything else other than a win from Ancelotti's men.
Man Utd identify partner for Martial, chief scout monitoring target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are thought to be eyeing up a move for the highly rated Basel striker Breel Embolo.
The 18 year old forward is regarded as one of the best young attacking talents in world football and Manchester United could be plotting another big money move like that of Anthony Martial to secure his services.