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.
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.
Manchester City outclasses Arsenal again 3-0 in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City outclassed Arsenal by 3-0 for the second time in less than a week, this time humiliating the Gunners in front of their home fans in the English Premier League on Thursday.
City had three goals well before halftime, as Bernardo Silva, David Silva, and Leroy Sane capitalized on Arsenal's ever-present defensive frailties.
"Mentally, we were strong," City manager Pep Guardiola said. "We were clinical. We scored three outstanding goals."
Marquee signings could be solutions, problems for EPL powers
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It was the obvious question, and a fairly unconvincing answer.
Just how was Arsene Wenger planning to fit newcomers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan into an Arsenal attack already containing previous club-record signings Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette?
"It's always possible," Wenger said on Friday, with a furrowed brow. "Will I do it? Maybe. I don't know."
Aubameyang departure is the latest in Dortmund’s demise
BERLIN (AP) — The big-money moves of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele show that Borussia Dortmund is still struggling to compete at the highest level.
Both players forced their way out after feeling the need to showcase their talents on bigger and better stages.
Aubameyang skipped a team meeting and refused to engage with the club before eventually sealing a 63.75 million euro ($80 million) move to Arsenal on Wednesday, the last day of the transfer window.
Aubameyang move to Arsenal caps record January spend in EPL
LONDON (AP) — A transfer window that produced record spending by Premier League teams closed with a shuffle of strikers.
A logjam was broken on deadline day in European soccer when the path was cleared for Arsenal to pay a club-record 63.75 million euros ($80 million) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Batshuayi in, Auba out; Dortmund dominates deadline day
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund dominated the end of the transfer window in Germany with a flurry of activity that saw star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave and Michy Batshuayi take his place on Wednesday.
The Bundesliga club also made what it called a "big concession" on the transfer fee to allow defender Marc Bartra to go to Real Betis after a tumultuous Bundesliga spell, while it signed promising winger Sergio Gomez from Barcelona.
Aubameyang apologizes to Dortmund fans after Arsenal move
BERLIN (AP) — Having sealed his move to Arsenal, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has apologized to Borussia Dortmund fans for the breakdown in his relations with the German club.
Aubameyang moved to the Premier League club on Wednesday for 63.75 million euros ($80 million), a record fee for Arsenal.
Aubameyang back in Dortmund team, transfer still possible
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is back in Borussia Dortmund's starting lineup for Freiburg's Bundesliga visit on Saturday despite being linked with a big-money move to Arsenal.
The 28-year-old forward, who was left out of games against Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg, has been brought back in after what coach Peter Stoeger described as "a very concentrated and professional" week of training.
Dortmund held again after dropping Aubameyang for 2nd game
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund was held to another Bundesliga draw on Friday as the club dropped star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the second match in a row.
Shinji Kagawa salvaged a 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin when he capitalized on a rare defensive lapse from the otherwise well-organized home side with 20 minutes remaining.
"We have to live with the point," said Dortmund coach Peter Stoeger, whose side missed the chance to go second ahead of the rest of the 19th round.
Dortmund drops Aubameyang again for Hertha Berlin game
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund left star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of its squad for the second Bundesliga match in a row on Friday.
The Gabon player, who was dropped from the squad for Dortmund's 0-0 draw with Wolfsburg last Sunday, was again omitted from the side that drew 1-1 at Hertha Berlin.
"It's not a suspension but a sporting decision," Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told Eurosport before the game.
Dortmund leaves ‘not so focused’ Aubameyang out of squad
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund left star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of its squad to face Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday for "disciplinary reasons."
It was the second time this season that the Gabon striker has been dropped by Dortmund in this way, and the third time overall.
Dortmund held 0-0 after leaving out star striker Aubameyang
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund was held 0-0 by draw specialist Wolfsburg on Sunday after leaving out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from its squad for "disciplinary reasons" for the second time this season.
Dortmund announced the decision to drop its star striker before the Bundesliga game, but neither the 17-year-old Jadon Sancho nor 18-year-old Alexander Isak proved an adequate replacement.
Dortmund had 19 efforts on goal compared to the visitors' nine.
Egypt’s Mohamed Salah wins African Player of the Year
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Mohamed Salah won African Player of the Year on Thursday, a reward for success on all fronts in 2017 for the Egypt forward after he inspired his country to a long-awaited World Cup place and had a phenomenal start to his career at Liverpool.
Salah won ahead of Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the other finalists at the Confederation of African Football awards ceremony in Accra, Ghana.
Pulisic rescues Dortmund with goal completing comeback
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Christian Pulisic completed Borussia Dortmund's comeback against Hoffenheim on Saturday, securing a 2-1 victory in the Bundesliga.
The 19-year-old Pulisic took the ball past Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann with his right boot and knocked it into the net with his left one in the 89th minute.
It was Dortmund's second win in as many games under new coach Peter Stoeger.