Arsenal Sign Bernd Leno: An Improvement Over Ospina?

Arsenal Sign Bernd Leno: An Improvement Over Ospina?

It is a World Cup summer, so the transfer window is going to show slow progress while the premier national competition is on. Indeed, most big clubs seem to be biding their time and evaluating their options as the World Cup enters the knockout stages this weekend. Most, but not all. Arsenal seem to be going about their transfer business without getting too distracted by the spectacle in Russia. While, they did change their manager long before and they did …
Javier Hernandez Leaves Manchester United for Bayer Leverkusen

Javier Hernandez Leaves Manchester United for Bayer Leverkusen

Sad news for British Chicharito fans, as Javier Hernandez has signed a three-year contract with Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. The Mexican striker completed his loan contract with Real Madrid, and was on the bench for United’s 2-1 loss against Swansea City on Sunday but last started for the team more than a year ago. Bayer Leverkusen unveiled Hernández at a press conference on Tuesday where he said: “I want to go back to feeling important and happy. I want to find happiness. …
Arturo Vidal: The Final Piece In Wenger’s jigsaw?

Arturo Vidal: The Final Piece In Wenger’s jigsaw?

Ten years of transfer activity failed to pay dividends for Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, in the search to replace talismanic midfield enforcer Patrick Vieira. Club legend Vieira helped his side to an array of title and cup wins, and the player was a driving force behind the famous ‘Invincibles’ of the 2003-04 campaign. Wenger has attempted to fill the void with a number of recruits, all to no avail, but recent reports suggest that the Arsenal boss may finally have …
Champions League Preview: What Awaits Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal?

Champions League Preview: What Awaits Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal?

On Monday 15th December in Nyon, at the headquarters of UEFA, Gianni Infantino, the UEFA general secretary, and Karl-Heinz Riedle, the ambassador for this years Champions League Final in Berlin, have taken the first step in this year's epic journey to the Holy Grail of club football. They have drawn the pairs for the Round 16 and did well enough to leave us with some mouthwatering clashes to look forward to in the upcoming weeks. There will be mixed feelings …
Emre Can: Perfect For Liverpool?

Emre Can: Perfect For Liverpool?

Seemingly having learnt from their troubles in previous transfer windows, things are moving very quickly at Liverpool. After announcing the signing of Ricky Lambert from Southampton for a mere £4.5 million, the Reds have reached an agreement to sign German U-21 captain Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen for around £9.75 million. Brendan Rodgers is setting out his stall and wasting no time in recruiting his targets. Can, formerly of Bayern Munich, is highly rated by many across Europe and at …
Euro 2012 Preview: In-depth Germany Profile

Euro 2012 Preview: In-depth Germany Profile

Germany qualified for Euro 2012 with a 100% record in their qualifying group, finishing 13 points ahead of 2nd placed Turkey. They are many people's favorites to win the tournament with the likes of Gomez, Özil, Schweinsteiger and Lahm in their ranks and are expected to be there or thereabouts in Kiev for the final. They faced no real challenges in their qualifying group, however, and there were a few close calls. This relatively young squad with new tactics and …