Arsenal's long-term target Marco Reus is attracting the interest of Bayern Munich at present, and will have to move quickly or risk losing out. Munich's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge today told the press that they are seriously contemplating another attempt to raid their main Bundesliga rival, this time for Dortmund born winger Marco Reus.
Although Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal brass had a successful summer transfer period (including signing Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers, David Ospina, and Danny Welbeck), there appears to still be unfinished business with incoming transfers. While Arsenal won't secure all of the following transfers, let's take a look at six possible transfer targets for the Gunners in the upcoming January transfer market.
For people like me who believe that we have the right man for the job as manger then today was particularly satisfying. Arsenal's win over Aston Villa vindicates Wenger's tactics, his signings and his team selection and sends those involved in the mini meltdown, which took place as a result of loosing our first game since April, scurrying to collect their toys they were oh so quick to throw out of the pram in the week.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has launched an impassioned defence of under-fire midfielder Mesut Ozil, insisting that the German World Cup winner should not be used as a "scapegoat" for Arsenal's 2-0 Champions League defeat away to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has implemented a new 4-1-4-1 formation as of late, with either Mikel Arteta or Mathieu Flamini being deployed as the sole defensive midfielder in the middle of the pitch. The lack of manpower in the space just in front of Arsenal's back four was one of the reasons (there were plenty) Borussia Dortmund dominated the north London team in their opening Champions League group stage match Tuesday night.
Champions League football once again made a glorious return and it was last season's victors, Real Madrid, who provided the biggest win of match day 1, defeating Basel 5-1. Elsewhere, Liverpool made a triumphant return to Europe's premier club competition after years dwelling in the abyss, managing to scrape through with a 2-1 victory over Ludogrets, their first match in five or so years.
Post match thoughts on Arsenal's 2-0 defeat against Dortmund - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal's Champions League campaign got off to a poorstart as Borussia Dortmund scored on either side of half-time to secure a deserved victory. The Gunners were made to look ordinary and had Dortmund players been more clinical in front of goal, Arsenal might have been contemplating on one of the heaviest defeats of the competition and that is no exaggeration.
Well, that was bad – there's no two ways about it. As a team performance it was abject; from an individual point of view there were too many players well below par; and overall it was about the worst way possible to kick off a Champions League campaign.
GIF Video Ciro Immobile goal vs Arsenal 2014 Trick Solo Run Dortmund Champions League is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
GIF Video Ciro Immobile goal vs Arsenal 2014 Trick Solo Run Dortmund Champions League is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This cracking Ciro Immobile goal vs Arsenal (VIDEO GIF BELOW) saw the Italian striker embark on a great solo run to give Dortmund the lead in their Champions League clash [.
In a match which highlighted both Arsenal's squad deficiencies and Borussia Dortmund's pure quality in all positions, the German giants took the spoils in a convincing 2-0 victory with opportunities for even more goals having not been converted.
Roman Weidenfeller 6 Had very little to do on the evening, looked comfortable in claiming crosses and distributed the ball with ease.
Real Madrid's defense of their UEFA Champions League title begins on Tuesday afternoon.
Los Blancos host FC Basel with their two new midfield additions, Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez, each being handed starts, while the famed BBC of (Karim) Benzema, (Gareth) Bale, and Cristiano Ronaldo start in the forward three.
The Signal Iduna Park. Scene of one of the best football nights of my life. Regular readers will be bored with yet another reminder of the why's and wherefore's of Didit and my victorious campaign to German soil. We came, we saw, we conquered. Enough said.
However, a repeat of the Arsenal victory may kick start our season and I can see no reason why we cannot beat them again.
The reigning UEFA Champions League winners discovered who they will face in Europe's elite competition this season and now prepare to start group play this week as they attempt to repeat last year's glory. Having won La Decima in May this year, Real Madrid were handed a tough test against returning five time European winners Liverpool.
The Pot 4 Club Everything you need to know about... Anderlecht is a post from: Just Football
The UEFA Champions Leagueis back for another season and so is thePot 4 Club, our detailed analysis of the teams you might not know about.
The Pot 4 seeded teams, the underdogs of this European football banquet of kings, are back to battle Europe's heavyweights in the hope of one point, two points or, in the cases of Celtic, APOEL Nicosia and Malaga in recent years, qualification out of the group stages and into the knockout rounds.
Koln vs Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Highlights 2014 Vogt Zoller Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Koln vs Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Highlights 2014 Vogt Zoller Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Koln vs Dortmund 2014 (Cologne BVB VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Koln vs Dortmund 2-1 (Vogt, Moller/ Immobile) Rhein Energie Stadium, Cologne- 18 October, 2014- 18/10/14 Dortmund's terrible start to the league [.
Roberto Di Matteo clocks in at Schalke and five more Bundesliga week 7 talking points is a post from: Just Football
So what's the latest in the Bundesliga, you ask? Fear not, we've got you covered, as Jack Dowell returns with the latest from Germany ahead of the international break...
The battle for Champions League places is where it's at
With top four stalwarts Borussia Dortmund and Schalke showing the type of form more accustomed to clubs in the bottom four, the battle for a place in Europe's elite competition could be contested by as many as eight clubs.
Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund 2014 Highlights 2-1 Matip Choupo-Moting Aubameyang Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund 2014 Highlights 2-1 Matip Choupo-Moting Aubameyang Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund 2014 (S04 BVB VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Schalke vs Dortmund 2-1 (Matip, Choupo-Moting/ Aubameyang) Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen- 27 September, 2014- Bundesliga Schalke beat Dortmund in front [.
3 To See: Liverpool v Everton, the Ruhr derby and the Holy War is a post from: Just Football
If you so desired this weekend, you could spend more or less your every waking moment watching a bitter derby somewhere in the world, as the fixture computes have conspired to produce a truly scintillating line-up.
Borussia Dortmund vs Stuttgart 2-2 Highlights 2014 Aubameyang Immobile Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Borussia Dortmund vs Stuttgart 2-2 Highlights 2014 Aubameyang Immobile Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Borussia Dortmund vs Stuttgart 2014 (BVB Stuttgart VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Dortmund vs Stuttgart 2-2 Westfalenstadion, Dortmund- 24 September, 2014- 24/9/14 Dortmund score twice in the last twenty minutes to draw [.
Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Highlights 2014 Okazaki Ginter Goals Immobile Missed penalty Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Highlights 2014 Okazaki Ginter Goals Immobile Missed penalty Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund 2014 (Mainz BVB VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Mainz vs Dortmund 2-0 (Okazaki, Ginter) Coface Arena, Mainz- 20 September, 2014- 20/9/14- Bundesliga Mainz's impressive start [.
Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg 3-1 Highlights 2014 Ramos Kagawa Aubameyang Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg 3-1 Highlights 2014 Ramos Kagawa Aubameyang Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg 2014 (BVB Freiburg VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Dortmund vs Freiburg 3-1 (Ramos, Kagawa, Aubameyang/ Sorg) Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund- 13 September, 2014- 13/9/14 Shinji Kagawa scores [.
Dortmund midfielder can 'expect' offer from Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Borussia Dortmund can 'expect' an offer from Manchester United for midfielder İlkay Gündoğan in the future, according to Calcio Mercato.
The Italian newspaper claims that if he impresses over the next couple of months without any repercussions to his injury that has kept him out of action for a year, then the German club can expect a bid from the Premier League giants.
Moyes responsible for Kagawa exit says Ferguson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Borussia Dortmund have had a terrible start to their new campaign. They are currently lying 13th in the Bundesligawith only seven points on board and 10 points behind Bayern Munich, title challenge is almost as good as over before it really started.
€20m world class player not interested in Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mats Hummels saysthat he is not tempted to join Manchester United or any other big European club, adding that if he ever moves abroad, it won't be because of money.
The 25-year-old defender washeavily linked with Manchester United in the summer, and although the Germanis happy to see him name being linked with other top clubs, he sees himself playing at Dortmund for the rest of his career.
Tevez, Aubameyang, Gervinho...Names of the Champions League Week 1 is a post from: Just Football
Names of the Champions League is a feature on Just Football looking at the key players that stood out after each round of the tournament. As the group stages kicked off around the continent, let's take a look at which players helped their sides get off to the perfect start:
Carlos Tevez (Juventus)
The Argentine striker has not enjoyed the Champions League throughout his career, scoring just eight times in Europe's top tier competition, with half of those goals coming in his first season at Manchester United in 2007/08.
As we know from seasons past, Dortmund is not the easiest place to go. Tonight's game becomes more of a challenge with the news that Nacho Monreal is out, with an injury that will hopefully be only short-term, while Calum Chambers is 50:50 due to tonsillitis, of all things.
It leaves us with three fully fit defenders as Kieran Gibbs will slot into the back four, and an anxious wait to see if Chambers can play.
Borussia Dortmund vs Hamburg 2014 Highlights 0-1 Lasogga Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Borussia Dortmund vs Hamburg 2014 Highlights 0-1 Lasogga Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Borussia Dortmund vs Hamburg 2014 (BVB HSV VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Dortmund vs Hamburg 0-1 (Lasogga) Westfalenstadion, Dortmund- 4 October, 2014- 4/10/14 Dortmund go down at home to Hamburg Dortmund Hamburg 0-1 [.
It is always special to go to a Champions League match, where the football quality is so high and the atmosphere electric. This was certainly the case today in a beautiful evening in Brussels for the match between the home side Anderlecht and the German giants Borussia Dortmund. Anderlecht were understandably full of expectations after a flying start to the season and a good away result in Turkey