Watford draws with Arsenal on Flores return, Everton loses
LONDON (AP) — After spells in charge of Espanyol in Spain and Shanghai Shenhua in China, Quique Sánchez Flores returned to the thrills and spills of the Premier League on Sunday as his Watford...
Flores sees Watford fight back in 2-2 draw with Arsenal
WATFORD, England (AP) — Quique Sánchez Flores returned for his second reign as Watford manager and watched his team fight back to earn a well-deserved 2-2 draw against visiting Arsenal on Sunday...
Injured Pogba off France duty, Guendouzi in
PARIS (AP) — An ankle injury is keeping Paul Pogba out of international duty with France, opening the door for Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi to win his first cap.
Aubameyang scores another winner, Arsenal beats Burnley 2-1
LONDON (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a winning goal for the second straight weekend as Arsenal beat Burnley 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.
Arsenal starts its EPL season with 1-0 win at Newcastle
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Arsenal's club-record signing Nicolas Pépé watched as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored to give his team a 1-0 win at Newcastle in their Premier League opening game on...
Arsenal breaks transfer record to sign Pepe from Lille
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal has broken its transfer record to sign winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille as the London club tries to return to the Champions League.
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Arsenal couldn't overtake London rival Tottenham but had the consolation of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sharing the Premier League Golden Boot after scoring twice in the...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England became the first country to provide two finalists in both European competitions in the same season after Chelsea and Arsenal made it through to the title match...
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal looks set to finish outside the Premier League's top four for the third straight year after being held to a 1-1 draw against Brighton on Sunday in the Gunners' final home...
The possibility of an all-English final in the Europa League grew likelier after Arsenal and Chelsea moved into strong positions in the semifinals on Thursday.
Liverpool wins 5-0 as Salah, Mane vie for Golden Boot
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Beating Manchester City to the title might not be the only thing occupying the minds of Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane heading into the final two weeks...
LONDON (AP) — Christian Benteke's first goal in almost a year set Crystal Palace on its way to a 3-2 victory at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, denting the north London club's top-four...
WATFORD, England (AP) — Arsenal benefited from a bizarre goal from a goalkeeping error and Watford striker Troy Deeney's red card to claim a 1-0 win that lifted the team back into the Premier...
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart has appointed former Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat as sporting director.
Aubameyang helps Arsenal reach Europa League quarters
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored two goals and set up another as Arsenal overturned a two-goal deficit to reach the Europa League quarterfinals with a 3-0 home win over Rennes on...
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...
Arsenal beats Man United 2-0 to go 4th in Premier League
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) — Hugo Lloris saved a late penalty to secure a 1-1 draw for Tottenham against Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday after Harry Kane had equalized with a spot kick of his...
UK government calls soccer chiefs to summit to tackle racism
LONDON (AP) — The British government is calling soccer leaders to a summit to discuss the spate of racist abuse and other forms of discrimination in recent months.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling have been subjected to racism, and incidents of abuse have been reported from fans at clubs, including Chelsea and Millwall in London.
Title-chasing Man City beats Arsenal, helping United go 5th
LONDON (AP) — As hat tricks go, Sergio Aguero's 14th for Manchester City was unconventionally perfect.
It involved three different methods of scoring against Arsenal: A header, a right-footed tap-in and, finally, a nudge with the left arm.
"I honestly thought it was my chest," Aguero said after City's 3-1 Premier League victory on Sunday. "But now I have seen it on the TV it was handball."
Cardiff loses 2-1 at Arsenal as teams pay tribute to Sala
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both scored in the second half to give the Gunners a 2-1 win over Cardiff in the Premier League on Tuesday, in the visitors' first game since the plane carrying record signing Emiliano Sala disappeared last week.
Arsenal’s head of recruitment leaves club after 1 year
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal's head of recruitment is leaving the Premier League club after barely a year in the job.
Sven Mislintat joined Arsenal in December 2017 from Borussia Dortmund but Arsenal says he will be leaving on Feb. 8.
Arsenal did not provide a reason for his departure, with Mislintat saying he is "looking forward to new challenges."
Prolific Kane adds Cardiff to list of Premier League victims
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Harry Kane's third-minute goal set Tottenham on its way to a 3-0 win at Cardiff on Tuesday, ensuring the prolific England striker has scored against all 28 teams he has faced in the Premier League.
Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min also netted first-half goals as Tottenham moved back into second place, a point above Manchester City and six behind Liverpool. City and Liverpool play each other on Thursday.
Arsenal beats Fulham 4-1, keeps in touch with EPL’s top 4
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.
Aubameyang making it a 3-way fight to be EPL’s top scorer
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It appears Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah have some company as they vie for the second straight season to be top scorer in the Premier League.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the Bundesliga's leading marksman in his last full season in German soccer — with 31 goals for Borussia Dortmund in the 2016-17 campaign — and he is proving just as prolific in England after reaching 14 this season by scoring Arsenal's fourth in a 4-1 win over Fulham on Tuesday.
Salah, Mane, Aubameyang compete for African award
CAIRO (AP) — Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, are the three finalists for the African player of the year award in a repeat of last year's shortlist.
The winner will be announced on Jan. 8 in Dakar, Senegal.
The Confederation of African Football announced the finalists on Tuesday from an original list of 34 players.
Locadia equalizer helps Brighton draw with Arsenal 1-1
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Juergen Locadia pounced on a defensive mistake as Brighton rallied to secure draw with Arsenal 1-1 at home in the English Premier League on Wednesday.
The opening stages suggested the visitors would have little trouble seeing off Brighton, especially after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claimed his 13th league goal.
Two attempted clearances were charged down and when Leon Balogun was caught in possession by Alexandre Lacazette in front of goal, Arsenal took full advantage.
Ozil returns as Aubameyang double leads Arsenal past Burnley
LONDON (AP) — Mesut Ozil made a winning return as captain with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring twice to earn Arsenal a 3-1 victory over Burnley in the English Premier League on Saturday.
After losing their last two matches following a 22-game unbeaten streak, Unai Emery's side got back to winning ways, while Aubameyang moved clear of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah as the league's leading scorer on 12 goals.
Tottenham fan banned by court for throwing banana skin
LONDON (AP) — A Tottenham fan has been banned from soccer games for four years for throwing a banana skin at an Arsenal player who is black.
Averof Panteli was found guilty of a "targeted gesture" aimed at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a "racial element."
Aubameyang was celebrating scoring a goal in front of visiting Tottenham fans at Emirates Stadium on Dec. 2.
Premier League urges fans to report racism at games
LONDON (AP) — The Premier League has urged fans in England to report racism at games after a series of incidents this month.
The league says in a message on its Twitter account that support for a team should "never include excessive aggression or discrimination toward the opposition."
It asks fans to report "unacceptable behavior" to stadium staff or the Kick It Out anti-discrimination group.
Arsenal will speak to players in laughing gas video
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal says the club will talk to the players who were recorded apparently inhaling nitrous oxide in a London nightclub.
The Sun newspaper published footage of a number of players, including Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, appearing to inhale the substance also known as laughing gas. The paper said the incident took place in August, before the start of the season.
4 men charged after fan disorder at Arsenal-Tottenham
LONDON (AP) — Police say four men have been charged following misbehavior by fans at the north London derby in the English Premier League, during which a banana skin was thrown at Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The banana skin was thrown onto the perimeter of the field after Aubameyang scored the opening goal of Arsenal's 4-2 win on Sunday and celebrated in front of Tottenham's travelling supporters.
Fights, flares as Arsenal beats Tottenham 4-2 in spiky derby
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal scored three goals in the second half to come from behind to beat Tottenham 4-2 in a dramatic north London derby on Sunday that saw clashes between players, fans lighting flares and throwing projectiles onto the field, two penalties and a red card.
The Gunners extended their unbeaten run to 19 games and moved back into the Premier League's top four.
Arsenal is knocking on the Champions League door
LONDON (AP) — In its second season away from the Champions League, Arsenal is showing signs it intends to return to the elite competition.
The Gunners won 2-1 at Bournemouth on Sunday to move within one point of fourth-placed Chelsea and the Champions League spots.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his eighth Premier League goal of the season as Arsenal extended its unbeaten run to 17 matches in all competitions.
Aubameyang helps Arsenal to 2-1 win at Bournemouth
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his eighth Premier League goal of the season to earn Arsenal a hard-fought win at Bournemouth on Sunday.
The Gunners had drawn their last three league games but Aubameyang's second-half strike was enough to extend their unbeaten run to 17 matches in all competitions.
Arsenal’s 11-game winning run ends with 2-2 draw at Palace
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.
Arsenal beats Leicester 3-1 for 10th straight win
LONDON (AP) — The brilliance of Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang kept Arsenal rolling along on Monday.
Ozil scored one goal and helped set up Aubameyang for two more as Arsenal came from behind to beat Leicester 3-1 in the English Premier League.
The win was the Gunners' 10th straight overall, their longest run in 11 years.
It was also their seventh consecutive league victory and moved them up to fourth place, two points behind leaders Manchester City.
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 stars as Arsenal beats Everton 2-0 for 5th straight win
LONDON (AP) — A fifth straight win. A first clean sheet. Even the sight of under-fire goalkeeper Petr Cech chipping the ball over an onrushing forward to find a teammate.
Things are really starting to click for Arsenal under new coach Unai Emery.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in the space of three second-half minutes to lead Arsenal to a 2-0 win over Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.
Europa League wins for Chelsea, Milan, Arsenal, Sevilla
Chelsea maintained its perfect start to the season when Brazil forward Willian scored in a 1-0 Europa League victory at PAOK Thessaloniki on Thursday.
Two goals from Ever Banega and Wissam Ben Yedder led Sevilla, the most successful team in Europa League history, to a 5-1 thrashing of Standard Liege while Eintracht Frankfurt opened its campaign by upsetting Marseille 2-1.
Late Lacazette strike for Arsenal gives Emery 1st away win
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Alexandre Lacazette's late strike gave Unai Emery his first away win as Arsenal manager in the Premier League as the Gunners overcame Cardiff 3-2 on Sunday.
Arsenal was twice pegged back as goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were canceled out by Victor Camarasa and Danny Ward as both teams defended poorly in Cardiff.
Dortmund looking for Alcacer’s goals to put it in contention
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund is looking for goals, and hoping Paco Alcacer provides them.
Despite an array of attack-minded players, Dortmund has struggled to score since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang departed last season for Arsenal. The Gabon striker scored 98 goals and set up 25 more in 144 league appearances. Replacement Michy Batshuayi managed seven in 10 games before his loan spell from Chelsea was ended by injury.
Dortmund finds its striker: Barcelona’s Paco Alcacer
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund has agreed to sign Spanish forward Paco Alcacer on loan from Barcelona with an option to buy.
The Bundesliga side says the 24-year-old Alcacer completed a medical on Tuesday and will wear the No. 9 for the club.
Should Dortmund take up the option to keep the player, he will be tied to the club for a further four years after the one-year loan spell.
Chelsea beats Arsenal 3-2 for 2nd straight win in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Eden Hazard came off the bench to set up a late winning goal by Marcos Alonso as Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in a frenetic London derby on Saturday for its second straight win in the Premier League.
It is the first time Arsenal has opened a Premier League season with back-to-back losses.
Coming off a 3-0 victory at Huddersfield last weekend, Chelsea started rampantly and scored through Spaniards Pedro Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata in the opening 20 minutes.
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Wenger is now out.
Protesting Arsenal fans finally saw off Arsene Wenger on Sunday when the manager's 22-year reign ended with a 1-0 victory at Huddersfield.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the final scorer of the Wenger era, sliding in to convert Aaron Ramsey's cross in the 38th minute of the Frenchman's 1,235th game in charge.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Arsene Wenger will end his tenure at Arsenal without an away point in the Premier League in 2018 after his team lost 3-1 at Leicester on Wednesday.
It was the seventh straight loss on the road for Arsenal since the turn of the year, an embarrassing statistic for Wenger at the culmination of his reign of 22 years. Arsenal last had such a run of defeats in 1966.
Arsenal beats relegation-threatened Southampton 3-2
LONDON (AP) — Danny Welbeck's late header gave Arsenal a 3-2 victory over relegation-threatened Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.
Charlie Austin came off the bench to equalize for Southampton with his first touch after Shane Long's earlier effort had been canceled out by goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Welbeck.
But Welbeck was on hand to score his second of the game and give Arsenal a third successive league victory.
Arsenal beats Stoke 3-0 in Premier League
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal broke through Stoke resistance with three goals in the last 15 minutes to win 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring from a penalty after Bruno Martins Indi was adjudged to have fouled Mesut Ozil, only for replays to show he won the ball.
Aubameyang added a second before substitute Alexandre Lacazette marked his return from knee surgery with another spot kick.
UEFA to ease Champions League rules on January signings
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has relaxed its player registration rules so January signings can play for their new clubs in the Champions League and Europa League.
UEFA says starting next season clubs "may register three new eligible players without any restrictions."
LONDON (AP) — Few goalkeepers get the man-of-the-match award when their team wins 3-0. Petr Cech did just that on Sunday in Arsenal's victory over Watford as he set a Premier League record for keeping a clean sheet.
The Czech Republic and former Chelsea 'keeper also saved a penalty on his way to bringing up a 200th EPL clean sheet over the last 14 years. It was the first time the 35-year-old Cech has kept out a spot-kick since joining Arsenal in 2015.