Tag Archives | German World Cup

Arsenal boss responds to Paul Scholes’ criticism of Mesut Özil [Video]

Paul Scholes gave Arsenal a bit of a roasting in his Independent column yesterday, saying that the current team lack the leaders of the previous Invincibles generation. Scholes used Mesut Ozil as his prime example of an Arsenal player lacking in leadership, and damningly said the German World Cup winner took the easy option by […]

Man United & Arsenal target Mats Hummels isn’t in the top defenders list in the Bundesliga [Kicker]

Ever since 1956 German magazine Kicker have release bi-annual rankings for the players in the Bundesliga. The Rangliste lists the top players in each position on the pitch, and this week it was revealed that Borussia Dortmund’s much prized centre back Mats Hummels failed to make the cut. That news may surprise Man United and Arsenal fans, […]

Inter on the verge of a 6 month loan deal for Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski, will cost €1-2m [Gazzetta]

According to Gazzetta dello Sport on Sunday, Inter Milan are on the verge of agreeing a 6 month loan deal for Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski this winter. The news came after a Saturday in which an Inter director, Piero Ausilio, sat down for talks with Arsenal in London. Gazzetta note that after Podolski’s initial loan deal until the end […]

Lukas Podolski: ‘In the next few days I’m going to talk to Arsene Wenger’ [Super Express]

Polish daily Super Express scored an interview with Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski on Saturday, and the German talked frankly about his Gunners future. Barely a day goes past at present without a club in Europe being linked to the German World Cup winner, and the latest side leading the pack for Podolski is Inter Milan. Podolski, however, told […]

Supposed Arsenal & Man United target Christoph Kramer signs a new Bayer Leverkusen deal

Have you heard the one about Arsenal and Manchester United circling German World Cup winner Christoph Kramer? Well, that rumour has now been consigned to the rubbish bin. Despite constant stories that Kramer may move to the Premier League, the 23-year-old midfielder has today committed his future to Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen. The Daily Mail and Star, […]

Why Manuel Neuer should win the Ballon D’Or [Jeremy Wilson, Telegraph Video]

Depending on whether you view football through an individual or collective prism, you probably want either of Cristiano Ronaldo/Lionel Messi to win the Ballon D’Or, or a member of the German World Cup winning team. Cristiano Ronaldo looks like the outright favourite to retain the gong, but those who see football as a more collective […]

Real Madrid close in on €15m Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva, Sami Khedira is off [Marca]

The front page of Spanish daily Marca on Friday is dedicated to a Real Madrid transfer story. Having been talked up in the press over the past few weeks, Carl Ancelotti is trying to sign 21-year-old Cruzeiro defensive midfielder Lucas Silva for Los Blancos. According to Marca, Cruzeiro are calling for Real to stump up €15m for Lucas Silva, however […]