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Play WorldRemit Speed Stars

World Remit Speed Stars

WorldRemit – our official online money transfer partner – have created an online game to challenge the speed and reactions of some of our very own stars.

They pitted the players against each other to compete for a chance to be named WorldRemit’s ultimate Speed Star.

WorldRemit Speed Stars is a fun, reaction-based game which highlights multiple countries across the globe that WorldRemit send money to and from. The game is simple, you just tap the country hotspots as quickly as possible to highlight the money transfer routes that WorldRemit support. The fastest person to tap 50 countries gets to the top of the leaderboard.

Why are WorldRemit so hot on speed? Because they are fast themselves. Every three seconds someone makes a transfer with WorldRemit, and 90 per cent of their mobile money transfers arrive within 10 minutes.

To see who came out on top when the players went toe to toe, watch the full video here. Our players loved it and we hope you do too - play now!

Now, WorldRemit are putting the challenge out to the public to see if YOU can beat our players scores. You'll have to be fast to beat them and you'll want to be as WorldRemit are giving away a signed Arsenal shirt every month to whoever tops their leaderboard (T&Cs apply)


International Watch: Who’s playing and when?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action for Armenia

Ten of our first-team players have received call-ups to their national teams for this month’s international fixtures.

Scroll down to find out who’s in action and when they could be playing:
Laurent Koscielny has been called up to the France squad for their friendlies against Colombia in Paris on March 23 and Russia in Moscow on March 27.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been named in Armenia’s squad for their friendlies against Estonia on March 24 and Lithuania on March 27.
Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck have been called up to the England squad for their friendlies against the Netherlands in Amsterdam on March 23 and Italy in London on March 27.

Danny Welbeck scores for England

Mesut Ozil has been included in Germany’s squad for their friendlies against Spain in Dusseldorf on March 23 and Brazil in Berlin on March 27.
David Ospina has been named in Colombia’s squad for their friendlies against France in Paris on March 23 and Australia in London on March 27.
Alex Iwobi has been called up to the Nigeria squad for their friendlies against Poland in Wroclaw on March 23 and Serbia in Barnet on March 27.

Alex Iwobi in action against Nigeria

Granit Xhaka has been included in Switzerland’s squad for their friendlies against Greece in Thessaloniki on March 23 and Panama in Luzern on March 27.
Sead Kolasinac has been named in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s squad for their friendlies against Bulgaria in Razgrad on March 23 and Senegal in Le Havre on March 27.
And Mohamed Elneny has been called up to Egypt’s squad for their friendlies against Portugal on March 23 and Greece on March 27, with both games taking place in Zurich.

Mohamed Elneny


‘He got a great reception… it was justified’

Our 5-1 win over Everton last month was memorable for a debut goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and hat-tricks for Aaron Ramsey (goals) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (assists).

But there were another couple of heartwarming moments involving a former Gunner.
Theo Walcott returned in an Everton shirt and had his name sung loudly after going close to scoring. That was followed by a standing ovation when Theo was substituted in the second half.
Arsene Wenger isn’t surprised that our fans applauded our former No 14 almost as enthusiastically as our new No 14.
“I always say that players who did fight for our shirt and fought for our club, you ideally want them to be respected,” the boss told the Arsenal magazine.
“All our fans knew that Theo did not leave because he had any problem with Arsenal, it was just because he wanted to play and wanted to give himself a chance because he didn’t get enough games here. 

“Today, people are informed and you don’t fool them. Theo is experienced, is a real Arsenal lover and is a guy who always respected the fans and the club. It was completely justified and I’m very happy that he got a great reception.”
Theo scored 108 times in 397 appearances for us over 12 years, and the boss expects another Arsenal centurion to get a similar reception when he returns to north London - Olivier Giroud.

“Olivier is an Arsenal man as well,” the boss said. “He left for similar reasons to Theo Walcott, by being sad to leave but also objective enough to analyse his situation.
“His professional career demanded that he moved, but his heart wanted him to stay. Both Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud are similar cases on that front.”


Arsenal hosts eighth annual medical conference

SEMS conference 2018

The eighth annual Arsenal SEMS Conference took place at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, hosted by our medical team.

The event, organised by club doctor Gary O’Driscoll and head of medical services Colin Lewin, is designed to bring together Sports and Exercise Medicine and Science Professionals from a range of sporting backgrounds, to share knowledge and encourage learning and development within sports and exercise medicine and science.
This year’s theme was duty of care and athlete welfare in elite sport, and how advances in anti-doping, load management and performance can help our athletes.

Gary and Colin were joined by our goalkeeper Petr Cech as speakers at the event, and Dr Darren Burgess, our director of high performance. Other speakers included Professor Richard McLaren, Professor Erik Witvrouw, Professor Adrian Williams, Dr Alan McCall, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Professor Asker Jeukendrup and Dr Steffan Griffin.
Click here for more information about the Arsenal SEMS Conference


We will face CSKA Moscow in the Europa League

Arsenal team

We will face CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

We reached this stage of the competition by beating AC Milan 5-1 over two legs, while CSKA Moscow knocked out Lyon in the last-16.

Full fixture information as follows:

Arsenal v CSKA Moscow
Thursday, April 5
Kick-off: 8.05pm (UK time)
To be played at Emirates Stadium
CSKA Moscow v Arsenal
Thursday, April 12
Kick-off: 8.05pm (UK time)
To be played at VEB Arena

Stay close to for more information.


Important travel information for CSKA Moscow (a)

VEB Arena - CSKA Moscow

The safety of our fans is always a top priority for us and we will be working with the relevant authorities in London and Moscow in preparation for the game. 

We will keep you updated but in the meantime please follow the advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office which is as follows:

“Due to heightened political tensions between the UK and Russia, you should be aware of the possibility of anti-British sentiment or harassment at this time; you’re advised to remain vigilant, avoid any protests or demonstrations and avoid commenting publicly on political developments; while the British Embassy in Moscow is not aware of any increased difficulties for British people travelling in Russia at this time, you should follow the security and political situation closely and keep up to date with this travel advice.”

For more detailed information and the latest updates click here


British nationals travelling to our away match against CSKA Moscow will need to apply for a visa to enter Russia.
Here is a step-by-step-guide to organising your visa:

  • Firstly, you need to obtain a ‘tourist voucher & confirmation’. This can be provided by either your hotel in Moscow or by a Russian registered travel agent.
  • Secondly, complete the following online application here.
  • Thirdly, visit the Russia Visa Application Centre to submit required documents and to fingerprints. The London branch of the Russia Visa Application Centre is at 15-27 Gee Street EC1V3RD
  • Finally, you need to return to the application centre to collect your visa or – if you prefer – you can arrange for your visa to be posted back to you. 

Visas typically take six working days to process, but we have been advised that supporters apply under an ‘Urgent’ application. An express service is available for an additional fee, and we recommend you allow additional time wherever possible. 
Passports need to be valid for at least six months following the day of departure from Russia. Passports also need to have two blank visa pages, for the visa to be added.
A complete list of required documents for a tourist visa can be found here.
Further instructions on the application process can be found here or via the Russian Visa Application Centre help line - 0905 889 0149 - between 08:30 and 17:30 Monday to Friday except public holidays (call charges apply).


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