LONDON (AP) — Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is in contention to play against Southampton this weekend after missing the last four games following his angry reaction to being jeered by the team’s...
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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal manager Unai Emery is planning to leave Granit Xhaka out of the side to play Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday after his captain responded angrily to abuse from his own...
What to watch in the leading football leagues in Europe this weekend:
Arsenal hosts Wolverhampton on Saturday after sliding to fifth in the Premier League by collecting only...
LONDON (AP) — By recounting weeks of threats and vile insults, Granit Xhaka is trying to regain the respect of Arsenal fans who turned on their captain.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka appeared to swear at his team's own supporters after being substituted on Sunday when a two-goal lead was surrendered against Crystal Palace to draw 2-2...
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal and Tottenham scored early before it all started to unravel for the north London clubs in the Premier League on Sunday.
Arsenal established a two-goal lead over Crystal...
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal fought back from two goals down against Tottenham to draw 2-2 in the Premier League on Sunday, with the Gunners' much-anticipated attacking trio unable to see off their...
LONDON (AP) — A wide-open north London derby fizzing with tension and littered with errors highlighted flaws that show why Arsenal and Tottenham are some way off from challenging for the Premier...
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Arsenal players Granit Xhaka and Sokratis Papastathopoulos want to win the Europa League title for teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is missing the final for political...
LONDON (AP) — Soaked by the rain swirling around Arsenal's stadium, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched helplessly as his dream Premier League start as Manchester United manager was brought to a halt on...
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's unbeaten run in the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday to leapfrog its rival into the top four.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal bounced back from its mauling by Liverpool by easing past Fulham 4-1 in the Premier League to move to within two points of the Champions League qualification positions on Tuesday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrapped up a routine victory in the 84th minute with his 14th goal of the campaign, leaving him the league's top scorer and giving him as many in 21 games as Alexandre Lacazette managed in leading Arsenal last season.
LONDON (AP) — Henrikh Mkhitaryan ensured Arsenal's unbeaten run in all competitions will extend beyond three months by scoring an 86th-minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal's 11-game winning run in all competitions ended with a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday.
Luka Milivojevic converted a penalty — his second of the afternoon — in the 83rd minute to earn Palace a point at Selhurst Park as Arsenal failed to win a game for the first time since mid-August.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Arsenal defeated Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday to record successive away English Premier League victories for the first time in more than a year.
Granit Xhaka scored from a long-range free kick and helped to set up Mesut Ozil for Arsenal's second before a late Ciaran Clark header ensured a nervous finish.
After losing his first two matches in charge of the club, Unai Emery has guided Arsenal to three consecutive victories.
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — The president of Switzerland's soccer federation says he won't resign amid tense relations with the players after the World Cup, though he will not stand for re-election next year.
Peter Gillieron hosted a press conference Friday to address the fallout from Switzerland's Round of 16 exit, and a subsequent debate about the loyalty of players with dual nationality. That followed pro-Kosovo goal celebrations in a group-stage win against Serbia.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The prime minister of Albania opened a bank account on Tuesday to allow his country's people to offer their "symbolic contribution" to pay the fines levied against two Swiss soccer players of Albanian origin.
The account, named "Don't Be Afraid of the Eagle," was opened at Raiffeisen Bank by Prime Minister Edi Rama, who urged Albanians "to pay FIFA's absurd fine on Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri."
MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA has fined three Switzerland players for making hand gestures of an Albanian national symbol to celebrate World Cup goals against Serbia, and cleared them to continue playing.
Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri received a warning and a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100) for unsporting behavior, in a judgment Monday by FIFA's disciplinary panel.
Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner was warned and fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,050).
MOSCOW (AP) — Despite goal celebrations seen as inflaming political tensions with Serbia, the head of Switzerland's soccer federation said Sunday he doesn't expect FIFA to suspend his players.
FIFA has added a third Swiss player — captain Stephan Lichtsteiner — to an investigation of both scorers in a 2-1 win who made hand gestures of a two-headed eagle that is an Albanian national symbol. Lichtsteiner also made the gesture during the match.
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who officiated their country's 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring.
MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA's disciplinary committee has opened proceedings against Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri for goal celebrations during their 2-1 win over Serbia in Kaliningrad.
FIFA also said Saturday it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Serbian Football Association for crowd disturbance and the display of political and offensive messages by Serbian fans. FIFA also is reviewing statements that Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic made after the match.
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Albania's national flag was at the center of Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia on Friday at the World Cup.
Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri celebrated their goals by making a nationalist symbol of their ethnic Albanian heritage.
LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's soccer federation says midfielder Granit Xhaka injured his left knee in a training session and will need an MRI scan.
Xhaka's injury scare Thursday comes 18 days before Switzerland's opening World Cup game against Brazil.
He was helped away limping after being hurt in a challenge with teammate Valon Behrami during practice on a rain-soaked pitch Thursday.
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Arsenal completed a dreadful week by losing 2-1 at Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday to slip 13 points off the Champions League qualification positions and pile more pressure on manager Arsene Wenger.
After back-to-back 3-0 losses to Manchester City across two competitions, Arsenal stumbled again following two errors by goalkeeper Petr Cech on the south coast.
LONDON (AP) — Two fortuitous goals helped Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 on Wednesday and seal a League Cup final meeting with Manchester City, providing a glimmer of joy in a gloomy domestic campaign.
Both Arsenal goals received a helping hand from Chelsea defender Antonio Ruediger as the semifinal meeting of London rivals came to life after a sterile, scoreless first leg two weeks ago.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal scored three times in five minutes to wipe out Liverpool's two-goal lead before capitulating again to draw a wild English Premier League encounter 3-3 on Friday.
Such were the depths of Arsenal's defensive ineptitude that the players were booed off at halftime at Emirates Stadium. And that was only when Arsene Wenger's side was trailing 1-0 following Philippe Coutinho's header.
LONDON (AP) — Mesut Ozil scored with a fine strike as Arsenal toiled to a 1-0 victory over struggling Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.
Having taken just two points from their last three games, the Gunners reignited their push for a top-four place. But Newcastle is without a win since Oct. 21 and has relegation worries.
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Substitute Cristiano Ronaldo lifted Portugal to a labored 2-0 win at Andorra on Saturday, and set up a showdown against Switzerland next week that will decide who advances to the World Cup.
Ronaldo was rested and watched the first half from the bench. Without its superstar, the European champion struggled against the 144th-ranked minnow. In desperation, Ronaldo was sent on and his 63rd-minute goal helped earn an eighth straight win in Europe Group B.
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been named Switzerland's player of the year for last season.
The Swiss soccer federation announced the results of a public vote at an awards ceremony on Monday.
Xhaka has helped Switzerland to the top of its World Cup qualifying group with six straight wins and won the FA Cup with Arsenal.
LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger got the better of managerial rival Jose Mourinho for the first time in a competitive game as Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday to keep alive its Champions League qualification hopes.
Granit Xhaka, with a deflected shot, and former United player Danny Welbeck, with a bullet header, scored goals in a four-minute span early in the second half to end United's 25-match unbeaten in the league dating to October.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been questioned by police after being accused of racially abusing an employee at Heathrow Airport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
The paper said that the Switzerland international was taken to a west London police station for questioning Monday evening.
Arsenal says "this is a private matter in the hands of the police."
LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger apologized after appearing to push the fourth official during a fiery conclusion that saw two penalties scored in stoppage time as Arsenal beat Burnley 2-1 on Sunday to go second in the Premier League.
Burnley looked like taking its second point on the road this season when substitute Francis Coquelin tripped Ashley Barnes and Andre Gray powered home the first spot-kick in stoppage time to cancel out Shkodran Mustafi's header.
GENEVA (AP) — European champion Portugal failed to overcome the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo this time, and lost 2-0 to Switzerland in a World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday.
For Portugal's first competitive match since beating France in the Euro 2016 final, Ronaldo was left out of the squad while he recovers from the knee injury sustained in the opening minutes in Paris.