Tempers flared during Villarreal and Marseille's pre-season friendly on Saturday evening. Early in the second half, former Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth was sent off after picking up a second yellow card. It's rare for a player to be dismissed from the field in a pre-season game, but it does happen and the decision from the referee prompted a wild reaction from ex-Arsenal manager Unai Emery.
The Brazilian forward is looking for the Gunners to burst out of the blocks in 2021-22 and start playing to their full potential Gabriel Martinelli has claimed Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is "one of the best in the world" despite the Gunners continuing to struggle for consistency under his watch.
Gabriel Martinelli claims current Arsenal side 'one of the best in the world already' despite recent struggles
The Brazilian starlet is currently representing his nation at the 2020 Olympics in Japan Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli has backed Mikel Arteta's side to improve next season while also claiming they are already 'one of the best' teams in the world. The 20-year-old joined the Unai Emery revolution back in the summer of 2019 and immediately hit the ground running, notching ten goals and four assists in just 26 games, an impressive feat considering he started just 15 of those matches.
The youngster was signed by Unai Emery in the summer of 2019 but has since failed to make a single appearance for the first team Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has admitted that he has been left baffled by the club's 'madness' of a decision to send William Saliba out on loan this summer.
Wenger left the Emirates in 2018 after 22 years managing the Gunners and has not been back in the dugout since - but he's been linked with a return following a recent departure in Europe Arsene Wenger has been linked with a return to management three years after leaving Arsenal.
The Super Eagles winger is working his way back to fitness and he is set for his fourth campaign in the Spanish top-flight with the Yellow Submarine Samuel Chukwueze’s Villarreal would not be among the top challengers for the La Liga title in the 2021-22 season, according to Goal Africa readers.
For Mikel Arteta’s second game in charge back in December 2019, he selected Calum Chambers at centre back, a defender in fine form, having established his place in the side under Unai Emery. It was a decision vindicated by Chambers’ assist to help give the Gunners an early lead.
Leeds United will play Europa League champions Villarreal in the club's final pre-season friendly ahead of the forthcoming Premier League campaign. The fixture will be played behind closed doors in a 7pm kick-off on Saturday, August 7. Villarreal say the venue for the game is to be confirmed.
After nearly ten years of playing Premier League football, David Luiz could be set for an audacious move across Europe where he would link up with Mario Balotelli Former Arsenal defender David Luiz could soon be set for a transfer to ambitious Turkish Super Ligue side Adana Demispor. The Brazilian defender has been a free agent since his contract with Arsenal expired at the end of June.
Pundit Paddy Kenny has called on Leeds United to include Helder Costa in a swap deal for AFC Bournemouth’s Arnaut Danjuma, speaking exclusively to Football Insider. After joining the Cherries in 2019 from Club Brugge, he was unable to make enough of an impact at the Vitality Stadium to save them from relegation, before turning it on last term and scoring 17 goals in the Championship.
West Ham United face losing out on one of their mooted summer transfer targets… What’s the word? Back in May, Football League World revealed that the Irons were among several Premier League clubs stepping up interest in Bournemouth star Arnaut Danjuma, but now it appears that they are lagging behind in the race to secure him.
Reviving Real Madrid's 'Japanese Messi': Kubo chasing Olympic glory after miserable La Liga loan spells
The winger struggled at both Villarreal and Getafe last season, but arrives in Tokyo as the poster boy for the host nation's hopes of football gold Last summer, following an occasionally exhilarating debut season in La Liga on loan at Real Mallorca, expectations were high for Real Madrid youngster Takefusa Kubo.
VILLARREAL remain frontrunners to sign Bournemouth star Arnaut Danjuma - despite Premier League interest. Unai Emery’s Yellow Submarine had a £13million bid rejected for the Dutchman earlier this month. Villarreal beat Manchester United to win last season’s Europa League. And SunSport understands the LaLiga outfit are still favourites to sign the wantaway Cherries forward.
Arsenal are said to have made an approach for Barcelona right-back Sergino Dest amid speculation surrounding Hector Bellerin's future. Bellerin has featured as Arsenal's first-choice right-back under Arsene Wenger, Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta, but he lost that role to Calum Chambers at the back end of last season.
Barry Fry has called on Mikel Arteta to bolster his squad in order to stop Arsenal’s decline. The Gunners will be without European football for the first time since 1995 after finishing in a disappointing eighth place in the Premier League standings last season. It was Arteta’s first full season at the helm, having succeeded Unai Emery in 2019, and the north Londoners’ poor form resulted in rumours that the Spaniard could be sacked earlier this year.
Villarreal have clinched the signing of Reims star Boulaye Dia. The Yellow Submarine announce a permanent deal for Dia on Tuesday evening: "Firepower for the Submarine. Villarreal CF have reached an agreement with Stade Reims for the transfer of French-Senegalese striker Boulaye Dia, who will play for the Yellows for the next five seasons.
The 20-year-old Frenchman is about to embark on his third loan spell away from the club in three seasons Arsenal are reportedly on the cusp of confirming William Saliba’s loan to French outfit Marseille ahead of the new season. Saliba, despite being omitted from France’s 2020 Tokyo Olympic Squad, has not travelled with the Gunners to Scotland for the first-leg of their pre-season tour.
AFC Bournemouth have rejected a transfer offer for Arnaut Danjuma from Spanish side Villarreal. Under former Arsenal manager Unai Emery, Villarreal finished seventh in Spain’s top flight last season. However, they also lifted UEFA’s second-tier cup tournament the UEFA Europa League and thus qualified for the premier tournament the UEFA Champions League for the upcoming 2021/22 season.
Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos has spent the last two years on loan at Arsenal. Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos has opened up about his time at Arsenal. The Spain international spent two years at the Emirates Stadium, playing under both Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta. But he’s now focused on forging a name for himself over at the Bernabeu, with Los Blancos primed to give him another chance.