BERLIN (AP) — Germany will be without Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos for its upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia.
10-man Arsenal slumps to 3-0 loss at Leicester
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the Champions League qualification positions in the Premier League were damaged by losing 3-0 at Leicester on Sunday after playing more...
Aguero hat trick leads Man City to 3-1 victory over Arsenal
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero scored his 10th Premier League hat trick on Sunday to lead Manchester City to a 3-1 victory over Arsenal and close the gap on leader Liverpool to two points.
It was an unconventional treble for the striker, using his head, right foot — and left arm.
Milner milestone in vain as Arsenal holds Liverpool 1-1
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool midfielder James Milner's 50th English Premier League goal was not enough to secure victory as his side had to settle for 1-1 against fellow title chaser Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
The teams had first-half strikes ruled out for offside and the visitors were particularly unfortunate to see Sadio Mane's effort disallowed.
Liverpool to offer test of Arsenal’s improvement under Emery
It's time to find out if Unai Emery's new-look Arsenal is the real deal.
Since losing its opening two games of the season to Manchester City and then Chelsea, Arsenal has taken advantage of a relatively benign schedule to win 12 of its next 13 matches — and draw the other — in all competitions.
Lacazette and Aubameyang shine as Arsenal crushes Fulham 5-1
LONDON (AP) — Two goals each from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang led rampant Arsenal to a 5-1 thrashing of Fulham in the English Premier League on Sunday.
Arsenal went into the game at Craven Cottage in confident mood after a run of five straight league victories and took the lead after 29 minutes when Lacazette started and finished a sweeping move.
He fed Alex Iwobi on the left before latching on to a cross from Nacho Monreal and turning to drive the ball low into the net.
Cech out for up to a month, Leno set for chance at Arsenal
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has been ruled out for up to a month because of a left hamstring injury, giving backup Bernd Leno a chance to stake his claim for a regular spot in the team.
Cech limped off with the injury just before halftime in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Arsenal said Tuesday that Cech is "expected to return to full training in 3-4 weeks."
Goalkeeper Leno joining Arsenal from Leverkusen
LONDON (AP) — Goalkeeper Bernd Leno is leaving Bayer Leverkusen to join Arsenal.
The Premier League club said Tuesday that the 26-year-old Leno has agreed to join and that the "deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes."
Bundesliga team Leverkusen also announced the transfer, saying Leno "has penned a long-term deal with the North London club."
EPPAN, Italy (AP) — In a sign of Germany's depth of talent, Leroy Sane was left out of the defending champion's final World Cup squad on Monday.
The 22-year-old winger, who won the Premier League title with Manchester City and was voted young player of the year by the Professional Footballers' Association, didn't make the cut when Joachim Loew reduced his squad to 23 players.
Leverkusen moves 4th in Bundesliga with 2-0 win in Stuttgart
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Leon Bailey set up both goals for Bayer Leverkusen to move fourth in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win at promoted Stuttgart on Friday.
The Jamaican forward pulled the ball back for 18-year-old Kai Havertz to open the scoring in the 20th minute then sent in a corner for Lars Bender to seal the win with ten minutes remaining.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The learning curve facing an inexperienced and experimental German side became clearer to coach Joachim Loew after they were given a fright by Australia at the Confederations Cup on Monday.
It wasn't just goalkeeper Bernd Leno's two blunders but the way Germany eased off in the second half that bothered Loew. Still, Germany held on to open its Group B campaign with a 3-2 victory in Sochi.
Leipzig snaps up promising goalkeeper Koehn from Stuttgart
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig is continuing to build for the future with the signing of 18-year-old goalkeeper Philipp Koehn from second-division Stuttgart's under-19 team on a free transfer for next season.
The Bundesliga club says Koehn, No. 1 in Switzerland's under-19 team, has agreed to a contract through June 2021.
Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick says Koehn is "a proactive goalkeeper that fits in with us with his courageous way of playing."
Atletico beats Leverkusen 4-2 in Germany in Champions League
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — French forwards Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro tore Bayer Leverkusen's defense apart to put the Champions League quarterfinals within reach for Atletico Madrid with a 4-2 away victory on Tuesday.
Gameiro created one goal for Griezmann and scored another, with Saul Niguez setting the Spanish side on its way, before substitute Fernando Torres completed the scoring in the Round of 16 match.
Chicharito leads Bayer Leverkusen to 3-1 win at Augsburg
AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scored twice in a 3-1 win for Bayer Leverkusen at Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Friday, easing the pressure on coach Roger Schmidt.
Despite a good 3-0 win over third-place Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend, speculation continued during the week that Leverkusen was looking for a replacement for Schmidt after an inconsistent season so far.
With Hoeness back in charge, Bayern returns to winning ways
BERLIN (AP) — With Uli Hoeness back in charge again, Bayern Munich bounced back from two straight defeats to beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 at home and keep pace with Bundesliga leader Leipzig on Saturday.
Hoeness, who returned as president the night before, watched as Thiago Alcantara and Mats Hummels scored to ease the pressure on coach Carlo Ancelotti with the side's first win in four games across all competitions.