HEGS exclusive: England’s Arsenal want Racing’s Yacob at season’s end

Now that the January transfer window has closed in England, I've been given the go-ahead to report, exclusive to HEGS, that a few days ago a representative of Arsenal's scouting team in London enquired about offering a contract to Claudio Yacob of Racing Club here in Buenos Aires. Yacob's contract with Racing expires in June,... Continue Reading →

The season’s started! And Riquelme’s staying at Boca

Arsenal de Sarandí have a reputation, as I mentioned in my club-by-club guide to the new season, for getting the rub of the green where refereeing decisions are concerned, and in the opening match of the 2010 Torneo Apertura, they've managed it again. Lanús had a clear penalty shout turned down in the first half... Continue Reading →

Real big transfer rumours

First, for all those who are as big on detail as myself, I apologise for that headline, because there's nothing I hate more than English speakers referring to the world's most modest, understated football club as 'Real'. But why let that get in the way of a not especially good headline? Real Madrid might be... Continue Reading →

Gaining their independence

Two Independiente players may be in line for moves to foreign climes soon. One of them you've probably heard of (if you follow the Argentine league, anyway), the other... well, if you've heard of the other you need to get out more. Lucas Pusineri, 32-year-old midfield stalwart, might have an offer from Major League Soccer,... Continue Reading →

Copa Sudamericana 2008 draw made

The initial draw for the 2008 Copa Sudamericana was made at the AFA headquarters on Tuesday. Not all the qualifiers are known yet, but so far we do know that River Plate, Boca Juniors (both invited rather than needing to qualify), Arsenal de Sarandí (as defending champions), San Lorenzo and Estudiantes (qualified via the league) will... Continue Reading →

Copa Sudamericana semi-final buildup

The all-Argentine semi-final of the Copa Sudamericana, between Arsenal and River Plate, will kick off at 8:45pm (local time) on Thursday night in El Viaducto, and both sides look like they're going to be operating with slightly tweaked starting lineups from the norms. For the hosts, Arsenal, former River midfielder Andrés San Martín cracked a rib... Continue Reading →

Arsenal 0 – 0 Chivas

Arsenal played their quarter-final first leg in the Copa Sudamericana on Wednesday night, looking to bounce back from their first home defeat in over a year to Lanús on Sunday. They didn return to winning ways, but they did at least not lose, and nor did they give Chivas any away goals. They did miss... Continue Reading →

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