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Arsenal ‘Make Loan Approach’ For Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard
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Arsenal ‘Make Loan Approach’ For Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard

  Arsenal have made a loan offer for Real Madrid star Martin Odegaard as he searches for regular first-team football. Odegaard has expressed his desire to leave the club in a bid for minutes under his belt having played just seven La Liga games this season. And with Arsenal recently offloading Mesut Ozil, Sky Sports say Mikel Arteta has approached the Spanish giants over a short-term deal. Arteta wants him on loan for the rest of the season which will give the midfielder and his side to figure out his long-term future. The 22-year-old wasn't included in his side's humiliating Copa del Rey upset to Alcoyano on Wednesday with a move away on the cards. Manchester United are reportedly also keeping tabs on the Danish international. Dani Ceballos, who's on loan from Re...
Emile Smith Rowe’s Highlights vs Newcastle Prove He’s The Player Arsenal Have Needed For A Very Long Time
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Emile Smith Rowe’s Highlights vs Newcastle Prove He’s The Player Arsenal Have Needed For A Very Long Time

  You know what they say; when one door closes, another one opens. For many Arsenal fans, the departure of Mesut Ozil was a disappointing one. For years, the club have needed a playmaker to link play, create chances and score goals - and at one stage, the German provided that must-needed creative spark. In the 2015/16 campaign, Ozil picked up 19 assists in 35 Premier League matches. On his day, he was one of the best in world football but those days became few and far between towards the end of his time in North London. He struggled to maintain a place in the club's starting line-up and the rest is history. Ozil has now departed for pastures new and in his place, 20-year-old Emile Smith Rowe has come in and taken his opportunity with both hands. Gary Neville compared hi...
Mesut Ozil: Arsenal Defender Sends Sweet Message To Compatriot
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Mesut Ozil: Arsenal Defender Sends Sweet Message To Compatriot

Arsenal defender, Shkodran Mustafi has branded new Fenerbahçe signing, Mesut Ozil, "the most unselfish player on and off the pitch" he has ever played alongside. Ozil landed in Turkey on Sunday night and was pictured with a Fenerbahce scarf and his M10 branding. https://twitter.com/Fenerbahce_EN/status/1350942504091316233?s=20 All that stands in his way is a medical and once that is passed, football followers expect official confirmation of Ozil as a free acquisition some time today (Monday). The world-cup-winning midfielder spent roughly eight years at the London club and has now called time on a not-so-successful Gunners' career. Praising Ozil for his footballing attributes, Mustafi who himself is the subject of transfer speculation, said Ozil "will be always remembere...
Mesut Ozil Confirms Move To Turkish Club, Fenerbahce
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Mesut Ozil Confirms Move To Turkish Club, Fenerbahce

Mesut Ozil has officially confirmed his move to Fenerbahce, bringing to an end his topsy-turvy seven-and-a-half year stay at Arsenal. The 32-year-old, who had not featured for Arsenal since March 7, joins the Turkish club on a free transfer after his £350,000-a-week Gunners contract was terminated. While the news has not yet been officially confirmed by either club, Ozil has now officially spoken out about the move, admitting he is 'very excited' in an interview with Turkish television channel NTV, also confirming that he will arrive in Istanbul on Monday morning. 'I am a Fenerbahce fan. That is why I am very happy to be coming to Turkey with Fenerbahce,' Ozil said. 'I'm very excited. God gave me the chance to wear this jersey as a Fenerbahce fan. God willing, I will carry it wi...
Ozil Set To Terminate His Arsenal Contract And Move To Fenerbache
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Ozil Set To Terminate His Arsenal Contract And Move To Fenerbache

The 32-year-old still has half a season left on his Arsenal contract but both parties are in advanced talks which they expect to lead to an agreement to terminate it. That would pave the way for the move to Istanbul in the coming days. Ozil has not played for Arsenal since a 1-0 win over West Ham in March and has been frozen out by boss Mikel Arteta. He joined the club in a £42.4m move from Real Madrid in 2013 and helped them win the FA Cup three times. Ozil spoke of his admiration for the Turkish side during a social media question-and-answer session during the week. "Fenerbahce is like Real Madrid in Spain. The biggest club in the country," he told followers. Media reports in Turkey earlier this month claimed Fenerbahce would be signing Ozil in January. And when ...
Ozil to leave Arsenal for Fenerbahce after breakthrough in contract termination talks
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Ozil to leave Arsenal for Fenerbahce after breakthrough in contract termination talks

The attacking midfielder's transfer could be announced as early as Sunday evening as his time in north London comes to an end Mesut Ozil’s seven-and-a-half year spell at Arsenal could come to an end as early as this weekend, with the Gunners star on the verge of leaving for Fenerbahce. Talks have been ongoing for weeks between the club and Ozil’s representatives in a bid to reach an agreement over ending his £350,000-a-week contract - which expires this summer and still had around £7 million left to run - early. And Goal can confirm that an agreement which will allow the 32-year-old to end his stay in north London has now been reached in principle following a breakthrough in negotiations, with only a few finer details left to resolve.
Buendia can be ‘very clever signing’ for Arsenal, says Campbell amid talk of transfer raid on Norwich
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Buendia can be ‘very clever signing’ for Arsenal, says Campbell amid talk of transfer raid on Norwich

Norwich playmaker Emiliano Buendia would be a “very clever signing” for Arsenal says Kevin Campbell, with the Gunners urged to invest in another creative influence. Mikel Arteta has been short of inspiration in the final third at times this season. Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have not been firing on all cylinders, while wide men Willian and Nicolas Pepe have struggled to find a spark. Mesut Ozil has been frozen out of the first-team picture, with faith now having to be shown in youth. Emile Smith Rowe is among those to have stepped up and delivered, but alternative options to the talented 20-year-old are wanted at Emirates Stadium.
Mikel Arteta Planning A Clear Out In The Arsenal Squad
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Mikel Arteta Planning A Clear Out In The Arsenal Squad

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta is ready to rebuild his Arsenal squad and is now ready to let go of a few players. The manager is willing to let go of these few players in order to influence the funds for getting the new guys. Already, midfielder Mesut Ozil seems to be on his way out of the Emirates this January transfer. The team rebuild will happen during the January transfers as well as the summer transfers. Sokratis Papastathopoulos is also on the verge of joining another club. Other players who The Gunners would be getting rid of are; Shkodran Mustafi, Mohamed Elneny, Callum Chambers, and Lucas Torreira. Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Folarin Balogun, and Konstantinos Mavropanos are also part of the players leaving. Mesut Ozil and Sokratis are part of his list but a...
Arsenal Midfielder Mesut Ozil Agrees Three-Year Deal With Fenerbahce In Turkey To End Arsenal Career
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Arsenal Midfielder Mesut Ozil Agrees Three-Year Deal With Fenerbahce In Turkey To End Arsenal Career

Arsenal midfielder and Germany international player Mesut ozil is set to finally end his arsenal career after rumors says the midfielder is set to join Turkish side Fenerbahce. Mesut Ozil joined arsenal from real Madrid in 2013 but since the appointment of Mikel Arteta he hasn't played a single game under Arteta which caused alot of people to criticize Mikel Arteta. Reports says that it is a big move for Ozil so he could regain fitness again and get more playing time, he agreed three and half years contract which brings to an end his £350,000 per week deal at London club ARSENAL. It was also reported that Mesut ozil was in talk with america side DC united, Mesut ozil himself posted a throwback photo of himself in istanbul and captioned the photo 'THIS CITY'. Arsenal signed ...
Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal
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Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal

  Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed how he once played in a Premier League game against Arsenal while drunk. The teenage Ferdinand was at the start of his career with West Ham at the time. He's since explained how there was a drinking culture within the squad, which influenced his behaviour. The future England defender wasn't supposed to be in the matchday squad for the first game of the 1996/97 season at Arsenal, so had three drinks at the bar. Only to find himself summoned to the changing room after West Ham winger Paulo Futre stormed out of the ground in a bizarre row about not getting the No 10 shirt. "When I was young, I was crazy, I could spend all day drinking," Ferdinand explained on The Mo Giligan Podcast. "I could drink 10 pints and then switch ...
Arsenal Off To Worst League Start In 39 Years After North London Derby Defeat
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Arsenal Off To Worst League Start In 39 Years After North London Derby Defeat

The Gunners were condemned to their sixth Premier League reverse of the new campaign, making some unwanted history in the process Arsenal's woes were deepened in defeat on Sunday as their north London derby loss to Tottenham continued to pile the pressure on Mikel Arteta, leaving the club facing their worst league start for almost four decades. The Gunners were condemned to their sixth Premier League reverse of the new campaign, leaving them closer to the relegation zone than to the summit thanks to goals from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane. With almost a dozen top-flight games under their belt already, Arteta's side look to be facing an uphill battle to secure a top-six berth once more, having only qualified for this year's Europa League through their FA Cup victory in August. ...
Mourinho congratulates Arteta for ‘tough match’ as Tottenham beat Arsenal in derby
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Mourinho congratulates Arteta for ‘tough match’ as Tottenham beat Arsenal in derby

The home side returned to the top of the Premier League after beating their city rivals but the coach says it was anything but an easy win Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said Arsenal made it difficult for his side as they won 2-0 in the north London derby on Sunday, and congratulated Gunners counterpart Mikel Arteta after the match. Spurs took the lead just 13 minutes into the Premier League clash when Son Heung-min smashed home from outside the box. Harry Kane doubled his side's lead when he ran onto a pass from Son and put it past Bernd Leno in first-half stoppage time.
My Unbeaten Arsenal Record Means Nothing — Mourinho
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My Unbeaten Arsenal Record Means Nothing — Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says his 100 per cent managerial home record against Arsenal means nothing as his Tottenham side prepare to face their North London rivals on Sunday, live on Sky Sports. The Spurs boss has hosted Arsenal a total of 10 times as manager of Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham and has never tasted defeat, winning six and drawing four of those encounters. But Mourinho is wary of any such stats, believing they are to be broken and even citing his previous hoodoo away to Newcastle United (failing to win in seven attempts) before smashing that record with a 3-1 victory at the end of last season. “It means nothing for this game, it’s history and that’s it, I don’t really care” Mourinho said. “When I went to Newcastle the last time, the question was that I had neve...
Arsenal Outcast Guendouzi ‘Worth Every Penny’, Says Hertha Berlin Chief
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Arsenal Outcast Guendouzi ‘Worth Every Penny’, Says Hertha Berlin Chief

The Frenchman was cast aside by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta following his spat with Neal Maupay in the fiery 2-1 defeat to Brighton back in June. Guendouzi, 21, had to bide his time on the fringes, before sealing a season-long loan move to Hertha on Deadline Day, after a recommendation from Friedrich’s former Germany team-mate, and Gunners academy boss, Per Mertesacker. After recovering from coronavirus, Guendouzi has become an important figure for Hertha, featuring in their last four Bundesliga matches. And Friedrich, 41, has raved about the Gunners misfit’s impact, while also highlighting Mertesacker’s role in the transfer. He said: “He’s a fantastic player. “We spoke to Arsenal before the transfer obviously, and I also spoke to Per Mertesacker, with whom I played in the...
Raul Jimenez Suffers Broken Skull After Clash Of Heads With David Luiz
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Raul Jimenez Suffers Broken Skull After Clash Of Heads With David Luiz

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has had surgery on a fractured skull suffered in a clash of heads during his side's Premier League win at Arsenal. Sunday's match at Emirates Stadium was in its early stages when Jimenez and Gunners defender David Luiz accidently collided at an Arsenal corner. He was given oxygen on the pitch before being taken to hospital. "Raul is comfortable following an operation last night," Wolves said in a statement. "He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery. "The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help." The game was stopped for arou...
Molde 0-3 Arsenal: Pepe makes amends as Gunners reach next round
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Molde 0-3 Arsenal: Pepe makes amends as Gunners reach next round

Nicolas Pepe scored a fine goal as Arsenal beat Molde to secure their place in the last 32 of the Europa League. Nicolas Pepe was on the scoresheet as Arsenal won 3-0 at Molde to secure their place in the Europa League knockouts. The winger was chastised for being sent off for a headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski during the 0-0 Premier League draw with Leeds United last Sunday. Pepe was handed a chance for redemption by boss Mikel Arteta and duly responded with an impressive performance capped by a fine goal that broke the deadlock at Aker Stadion.
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Nigerian billionaire Orji Kalu announces plans to buy significant stake in Arsenal

  Nigerian billionaire Orji Kalu has announced he plans to buy a significant stake in Arsenal. Kalu, a senator, businessman, and newspaper owner with an estimated fortune of £760 million has now said he wants to make a major investment in the North London giants to help 'bring back trophies'. And it will not be his first foray into the beautiful game. Kalu previously backed Nigerian club Enyimba FC, helping them dominate the local football scene. The 60-year-old, worth $1bn, announced: “Our success with Enyimba FC between 2000-07 has continuously increased my passion for football. “As the pillar of sports in Africa, I am considering an investment in football and I will buy 35 percent stake in Arsenal FC. “Our target is to lift the Champions League and EPL, and val...
Arsenal 4-1 Molde: Willock seals it after own goals lift Gunners
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Arsenal 4-1 Molde: Willock seals it after own goals lift Gunners

Molde took a surprise lead at Emirates Stadium, but Arsenal fought back to make it three Europa League wins from three. Joe Willock capped an impressive display with a late strike after two own goals helped Arsenal fight back to score a 4-1 win over Molde in the Europa League. Martin Ellingsen's long-range strike gave the Norwegian champions a shock lead at Emirates Stadium on Thursday, but Kristoffer Haugen turned into his own net just before the break. Substitute Sheriff Sinyan also scored at the wrong end before Nicolas Pepe drilled home, and Willock added a fourth late on as a much-changed Arsenal raised their game in the second half.
Man Utd Contact Pochettino To Replace Solskjaer
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Man Utd Contact Pochettino To Replace Solskjaer

Manchester United have contacted Mauricio Pochettino with a possibility of him replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their manager. Pressure is growing on Solskjaer after United's latest defeat by Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League. The loss came just days after they were beaten 1-0 at home by Arsenal. The Red Devils are currently 15th in the Premier League, and could drop to just one place above the relegation zone if they lose to Everton on Saturday. United have now made an approach for Pochettino, but are reluctant to sack Solskjaer so early into the season. Pochettino has been out of work since he parted company with Spurs in 2019. The Argentine is keen to return to the Premier League, and has been linked with the Manchester United job for some time.
Solskjaer was a panic appointment & Man Utd have lost fear factor, says Ince
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Solskjaer was a panic appointment & Man Utd have lost fear factor, says Ince

The former Red Devil has expressed his belief that "something's not quite right" at Old Trafford after the club's poor start to the 2020-21 campaign Manchester United's board of directors "panicked" in appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Paul Ince, who says his old club have lost their fear factor under the current manager. Solskjaer brought up his 100th game in charge at Old Trafford on Sunday, but had very little to celebrate by the end of a heavyweight clash with Arsenal. The Gunners ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty, with the defeat compounding United's worst start to a top-flight season since David Moyes' doomed tenure in 2013-14.
Paul Pogba Admits He Made A “Stupid Mistake” After Conceding Penalty To Arsenal
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Paul Pogba Admits He Made A “Stupid Mistake” After Conceding Penalty To Arsenal

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt Sunday's Old Trafford contest had "0-0 all over it" until Pogba needlessly lunged in on Hector Bellerin midway through the second half. Bellerin appeared to be in a position of no danger when Pogba moved in and succeeded only in kicking the Spaniard, drawing the penalty which Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted to settle the game. "Maybe I was a bit out of breath and it made me do this stupid mistake," the France international told BBC Sport. "I felt like I touched him a bit and I knew I was in the box. I shouldn't have given a penalty away like that. "I'm not the best defensively in the box but I can learn and work on that." It was the third time Pogba, 27, had conceded a penalty during Solskjaer's time as United manager. No-one ...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Blames Empty Old Trafford For Manchester United’s Terrible Home Form
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Blames Empty Old Trafford For Manchester United’s Terrible Home Form

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has blamed an empty Old Trafford for his side's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang's penalty gave Arsenal the victory on Sunday as United's home woes continue. They're yet to win a Premier League game at home this season and Solskjaer thinks a lack of crowd is impacting his players. Per Daily Mail, he explained: "From the first half we never turned up. They were better than us. A couple of half decent chances, second half it didn't look like they would score other than a penalty, we have to turn up with more intensity. "That might be a reason, when you think you have played well you take foot off the pedal, but that's now how it works. We weren't at the races. "Today we were too sloppy, too many passes went ast...
Arsenal beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for first time in 14 years
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Arsenal beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for first time in 14 years

Arsenal won away at Manchester United in the Premier League for the first time in 14 years as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty earned a thoroughly deserved 1-0 win for the Gunners on Sunday. . United’s run without a home win in the league stretches to six games as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men sink to 15th in the table. . Starved of the chance to counter-attack by the visitors’ disciplined set-up, United were far from the threat that thrashed RB Leipzig 5-0 in the Champions League in midweek. . Arsenal have struggled for goals of late, but were gifted the chance to win the game by Paul Pogba’s mis-timed lunge on Hector Bellerin and Aubameyang’s first league goal since the opening day of the season moved Mikel Arteta’s men up to eighth. . Victory also ended a run of 29 games wit...
Arsenal Lose At Home To Leicester For The First Time In The EPL As Vardy Scores
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Arsenal Lose At Home To Leicester For The First Time In The EPL As Vardy Scores

Jamie Vardy came off the bench to score a customary goal against Arsenal and send Leicester to within a point of the Premier League summit with a first win at the Gunners' home since 1973. Vardy, 33, had missed two games with a calf injury but was reintroduced after a largely sterile opening hour at Emirates Stadium and promptly ended a 262-minute Leicester goal drought in the league. The former England international headed home fellow substitute Cengiz Under's smart pass to bring up a remarkable 11th Premier League goal against Arsenal in 12 appearances. Only Wayne Rooney, with 12, has more goals. Until Vardy's arrival Leicester had barely threatened but they have now won their opening three away league games for the first time. Arsenal were disappointing and, despite domi...
Lekki Shootings: Arsenal Sympathize With Nigerian Fans
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Lekki Shootings: Arsenal Sympathize With Nigerian Fans

Arsenal football club have sent her condolences to her Nigerian fans over recent happenings in the country between youths protesting against police brutality and security agents allegedly using brute force on peaceful protesters. #Coyg #EndSars
Partey And Gabriel Offer Unconvincing Arsenal Tantalizing Glimpse
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Partey And Gabriel Offer Unconvincing Arsenal Tantalizing Glimpse

The two big-money signings enjoyed impressive individual outings in Austria but elsewhere there was sloppiness in Mikel Arteta's ranks Arsenal spent £70 million ($93m) to bring in Thomas Partey and Gabriel during the off-season and that is already looking like money well spent. We saw the two big-money summer additions start for the first time for the Gunners on Thursday night and each produced a top class display as Mikel Arteta’s side edged past Rapid Vienna to get their Europa League campaign off to a winning start. Partey was superb in the middle of the park, showing exactly why Arsenal opted to trigger his £45m ($60m) Atletico Madrid release clause in the final hours of the transfer window. And behind him, Gabriel continued his impressive start to the season with...
‘Loyalty Is Hard To Come By’ – Mesut Ozil Reacts To Arsenal PL Squad Snub
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‘Loyalty Is Hard To Come By’ – Mesut Ozil Reacts To Arsenal PL Squad Snub

The ex-Germany international has promised to keep fighting for a place in Mikel Arteta's team despite being left out of his manager's top-flight plans, Mesut Ozil has reacted after being axed from Arsenal's 25-man Premier League squad, claiming "loyalty is hard to come by". Mikel Arteta left the German out of his official squad for the 2020-21 top-flight season on Tuesday, having kept him on the sidelines since the Gunners' return to action post-lockdown back in June. That decision has proven to be the last straw for the midfielder, who has posted a message to his followers on social media outlining his disappointment. *"This is a difficult message to write to the Arsenal fans that I've played for over the past few years. I'm really deeply disappointed by the fact that I have...
Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal Career All-but Over After He Was Left Out Of New 25-man Premier League Squad
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Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal Career All-but Over After He Was Left Out Of New 25-man Premier League Squad

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil is set for more misery at the Emirates by being left out of the 25-man Premier League squad, according to reports. The German playmaker is yet to play a single minute of action in any competition for the Gunners this season having fallen out of favour with manager Mikel Arteta, with the 32-year-old, who earns £350,000-a-week, failing to impress. But now he is set to sink to a new low in his exile from the team, with the Spanish boss preparing to leave him out of his domestic squad, according to reports reaching MCI. Arsenal will submit their list of players on Tuesday, with Ozil set to join centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos in being omitted, the report adds. Ozil had been hoping to make a comeback in the Gunners side this season but he looks set for no ...
The Incredible Moment Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhaes Ran On His Knees And Tackled Sergio Aguero
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The Incredible Moment Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhaes Ran On His Knees And Tackled Sergio Aguero

    Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhães stopped Sergio Aguero via some very unconventional means on Saturday night. The Argentine ace was making his return after a lengthy injury lay-off and played just over an hour in the 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium. He was rather quiet and that was largely because of the performance of Gabriel, signed from Lille in the summer for a reported £27 million fee. The Brazilian was extremely impressive defensively and not afraid to try a unique approach against Aguero. In the early stages of the game, Gabriel was seen running on his knees as he looked to thwart City's record goalscorer. Aguero was fed wide by Bernardo Silva and after looking like he had got past the center-back, Gabriel recovered superbly with some matrix style-defe...
Sergio Aguero Slammed After Grabbing Female Assistant Referee On Shoulder
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Sergio Aguero Slammed After Grabbing Female Assistant Referee On Shoulder

SERGIO AGUERO has been slammed after grabbing assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis on the shoulder. The Manchester City forward was arguing a throw in decision given to Arsenal when he put his hand on her shoulder. Aguero went unpunished after grabbing assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis on the shoulder The assistant referee was then seen putting her hand up to move Aguero away from her. The contact with brief, but in 2016 a new set of rules were brought in to protect officials. Any physical contact with a referee or assistant warrants either a yellow or a red depending on its severity. But Aguero will not be punished retrospectively after the FA revealed no formal action was required. Since the incident, the player has been slammed by football fans. Piers Mo...
Pep Guardiola Drove To Premier League Match With Arsenal In A Dent Electric Nissan
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Pep Guardiola Drove To Premier League Match With Arsenal In A Dent Electric Nissan

The car was a far cry from the supercars his players pulled up to the ground in. PEP tactical abilities is missing in his driving skills as he has ruined 4 cars worth ₦500m since taking over at City. Since his arriving at City, PEP has damaged a Mini Cooper, Mercedes GLE, Bentley Continental, and a Range Rover. The City boss has struggled with the roads in Manchester and had a couple of bumps. Guardiola was filmed driving into the Etihad car park in a Nissan Leaf – which costs around £30,000 – with a notable dent and scratch mark on the rear wing. PEP considered as one of the greatest football managers of all time. He holds the record for the most consecutive league games won in La Liga, the Bundesliga and the Premier League. Man City’s victory against Arsenal takes t...
Arsenal unveil new signing Thomas Partey after his £45m move from Atletico Madrid (photos)
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Arsenal unveil new signing Thomas Partey after his £45m move from Atletico Madrid (photos)

Thomas Partey has finally been unveiled as a new Arsenal player after joining the club in a £45m deal. Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta signed the Ghanaian midfielder on deadline day after the club paid Atletico Madrid his release clause to seal the deal. After the signing, Arteta said : "We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we're now delighted to add such a high-quality player to our squad. "He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy. He brings a lot of experience from a top club that has competed at the highest level in La Liga and the Champions League for several years. "We're very impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game. He's an intelligent footballer and we're looking forward to him integrating into our system and contributing to the progress ...
‘Saliba Situation Is Bizarre & Loan Talk A Mystery’ – Keown
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‘Saliba Situation Is Bizarre & Loan Talk A Mystery’ – Keown

The Gunners are open to the idea of letting the French centre-half spend the 2020-21 campaign in the Championship, despite giving him no minutes Arsenal’s willingness to let William Saliba leave on loan is “bizarre”, says Martin Keown, with it “a real mystery” why a defender held in such high regard has not been given a chance in 2020-21. The Gunners finally welcomed a promising centre-half onto their books over the summer. Having wrapped a deal with Saint-Etienne some 12 months earlier, those at Emirates Stadium were excited to get Saliba settled into new surroundings. He arrived with a blossoming reputation, along with a £27 million ($35m) price tag, and was expected to be an answer to Arsenal’s issues at the back. The 19-year-old is, however, yet to see a minute...
Why I Snubbed Super Eagles – Bukayo Saka
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Why I Snubbed Super Eagles – Bukayo Saka

Arsenal teenage forward, Bukayo Saka, has revealed why he chose to commit his international future to the England national team, Three Lions, instead of playing for Nigeria's Super Eagles. The versatile player said he's convinced with England's transformation that the future would be great and wish Nigerian team well. The Nigerian born young star has been handed call-up by the Three Lions for their upcoming games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark, following his outstanding performances for Arsenal since his promotion to the first team. "I feel like I'm really, really proud of my Nigerian heritage," Saka told Sky Sports. "I always still watch Nigeria's games where I can and I wish them all the best and support them all the way, but I've seen the process of how England is trans...
Arsenal Sign Ghanaian Midfielder, Thomas Partey From Athletico Madrid, To Jersey No.18
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Arsenal Sign Ghanaian Midfielder, Thomas Partey From Athletico Madrid, To Jersey No.18

The 27-year-old midfielder will be plying his trade in the Premier League throughout the 2020/21 campaign after Arsenal activated his £45 million release clause mere hours before the deadline. That way, the north London club were able to bypass negotiations with Atletico, who had stood firm on the release clause all summer, by paying up at the La Liga headquarters. Atletico confirm the news on Twitter Atletico confirmed the news on Monday night by tweeting that Partey had unilaterally terminated his contract by way of the release clause being released, essentially announced the move in tandem. The tweet read: "@Arsenal pay Thomas Partey’s buyout clause at LaLiga headquarters. The player has unilaterally terminated his contract with our club." The news was followed by confirm...
Patoranking Gives Arsenal Assistance In Partey Signing
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Patoranking Gives Arsenal Assistance In Partey Signing

Thomas Partey complete his £45m deal from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal on the deadline day. Taking to his social media account, Patoranking showed a screenshot of the chat he has been having with the new Arsenal man since June with the caption Tell @arsenal to cut me my check...I started this conversation since June #Arsenal....
Arsenal’s dinosaur mascot Gunnersaurus has been axed as part of cost-cutting measures at the club
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Arsenal’s dinosaur mascot Gunnersaurus has been axed as part of cost-cutting measures at the club

The man behind Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus has been let go by the club as part of their coronavirus cost-cutting process, according to The Athletic. Jerry Quy, who has dressed up as the friendly green dinosaur at home matches since 1993, is the latest victim of the club's streamlining measures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Arsenal announced 55 redundancies in August as the club contended with the financial impact of Covid-19, and the absence of fans on matchdays has now cost Quy his job - for now at least. The Athletic reports the Arsenal mascot will return, but Quy, who even missed his brother's wedding to dress up as the iconic dino at an Arsenal home match, will hang up his suit for the time being. Gunnersaurus is a popular character among Arsenal fans and is ...
I Will Return To Arsenal One Day – Arsene Wenger
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I Will Return To Arsenal One Day – Arsene Wenger

Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is ready to return to the club “one day”, having not set foot in Emirates Stadium since leaving two years ago. Wenger, 70, stepped down in May 2018 after helping the Gunners win three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his 22 years in charge. He has been invited back since, but says it was best to “cut completely” from the club after his departure. “I thought it’s better to follow from a distance,” he told The Times. Wenger says his exit from Arsenal was a “very lonely, very painful” separation and he currently has “no connection at all with the club”. That is in contrast to another of the Premier League’s long-serving managers, Sir Alex Ferguson, who was offered a seat on the Manchester United board when he retired from ma...
Arsenal Wants To Sign Jorginho From Chelsea As Torreira Nears Exit
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Arsenal Wants To Sign Jorginho From Chelsea As Torreira Nears Exit

Arsenal is eager to sign in Jorginho from London rivals Chelsea, according to Sky Sports. Jorginho is one of the midfielders the Gunners are keen on, with Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar also on their radar. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, was Pep Guardiola’s assistant when Manchester City came close to signing Jorginho from Napoli in 2018. However, the Italian international appears to be part of Frank Lampard’s plans at Chelsea and captained the side in both of their Premier League games so far this season. While Arteta continues to search for a new midfielder, it looks as though they will be without Lucas Torreira for the 2020/2021 season as he nears a move to Atletico. The LaLiga side is keen to take the Uruguay international on loan and retain the option ...
Liverpool Hit Seven To Set Up Arsenal Tie In Carabao Cup
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Liverpool Hit Seven To Set Up Arsenal Tie In Carabao Cup

Liverpool thrashed League One side, Lincoln to set up a Carabao Cup fourth-round tie with Arsenal next week. Xherdan Shaqiri curled a fine free-kick into the top corner to put them ahead. Takumi Minamino and Curtis Jones both scored twice as the second-string Reds cruised through - with £41m Diogo Jota one of three debutants in the game. Tayo Edun pulled one back, Marko Grujic added a sixth for Liverpool, Lewis Montsma scored for Lincoln and Divock Origi got the Reds' seventh. Liverpool handed debuts to defenders Rhys Williams and Kostas Tsimikas, with former Wolves forward Jota coming on in the second half. Most of their goals were excellent. After Shaqiri's free-kick, Minamino curled home from outside the box and teenager Jones scored from Origi's cushioned header. ...
Arsenal complete £1m deal to add goalkeeper Runarsson on four-year deal
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Arsenal complete £1m deal to add goalkeeper Runarsson on four-year deal

The Gunners have signed a new backup for Bernd Leno following Emiliano Martinez's departure Arsenal have completed the signing of Iceland international Runar Alex Runarsson, the club announced on Monday. The goalkeeper signs on a four-year contract from French club Dijon, moving to the Emirates in the wake of Emiliano Martinez's departure for Aston Villa. With Martinez gone, Arsenal were in the market for a backup goalkeeper, with Runarsson making the move to London to fill that role in a deal worth just over £1 million (€1.1m/$1.3m).
Aubameyang Signs A New 3-Year Deal With Arsenal
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Aubameyang Signs A New 3-Year Deal With Arsenal

The new deal is thought to be worth £250,000 per week for the next three years. That will place him behind only Mesut Ozil - on £350,000 per week - as the second-highest paid Arsenal player. Aubameyang secured Arsenal's player of the year award for last season with his 29 goals. That included 22 in the Premier League, only Jamie Vardy got more, and all four Gunners goals in the semi-finals and final of the FA Cup.
I’m really happy at Arsenal – Alexandre Lacazette
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I’m really happy at Arsenal – Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette insisted he is “really happy” at Arsenal after helping the Gunners kick off the new Premier League season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Fulham. Summer signings Willian and Gabriel both starred on their Arsenal debuts at Craven Cottage, the former Chelsea playmaker finishing with three assists while the ex-Lille defender headed home his side’s second. Lacazette had opened the scoring in the eighth minute when he capitalised on a loose ball, with strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang adding Arsenal’s third before the hour mark. Lacazette has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid but the French forward dismissed any suggestions he is unhappy at the Emirates Stadium. “I am really happy,” he told the club website after the game. ...
Arteta dazzled by Willian’s ambition to succeed at Arsenal as Premier League season nears
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Arteta dazzled by Willian’s ambition to succeed at Arsenal as Premier League season nears

The Brazilian still has the desire and ambition to be a driving force at the top level, according to his new manager Mikel Arteta believes Willian is the player who can drive Arsenal towards a push for more silverware and a top-four finish. Willian, 32, signed a three-year deal with Arsenal in August after leaving Chelsea as a free agent. The playmaker – who joined Chelsea from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 – scored 37 goals and provided 33 assists in 234 Premier League appearances for the Blues.
“I would have stayed at Chelsea if I knew you would join” – Willian tells Thiago Silva
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“I would have stayed at Chelsea if I knew you would join” – Willian tells Thiago Silva

Willian has joked with Thiago Silva that he would have stayed at Chelsea, if he knew his compatriot would sign for the Blues, the UK Telegraph reports. Silva, 35, penned a one-year deal with Frank Lampard’s side last month after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired. Before then, Willian had left Stamford Bridge for Arsenal, ending his seven-year stay at the club. After Silva arrived in London, Willian playfully told the defender: “If I had known you were moving to Chelsea, I would have stayed there after all.” However, another Brazilian played a key role in Silva joining Chelsea. Ahead of PSG’s Champions League campaign in Lisbon, Neymar gave Chelsea a ringing endorsement, saying he was “remarkably clear” in urging Silva to join Frank Lampard’s side.
Arsenal In Talks To Sign £54m Star As Arteta Looks To Seal Double Swoop
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Arsenal In Talks To Sign £54m Star As Arteta Looks To Seal Double Swoop

Arteta the Gunners boss is now focussed on overhauling his midfield and The Athletic journalist David Ornstein claims that Arsenal have held talks over a potential deal to sign Lyon attacking midfielder Aouar this summer. The 22-year-old has developed into one of the best young attackers in French football in recent years and he starred for Lyon last season having contributed 9 goals and 10 assists in 41 appearances in all competitions. Aouar’s potential has alerted a host of top European clubs and it appears Arsenal are in the running to sign the French U21 international but The Sun suggests that any deal would set the north Londoners back around £54m. Arsenal’s finances are tight so they’ll need to raise money if they’re to afford Lyon’s asking price and Ornstein claims the Gunn...
Real Madrid Midfielder Dani Ceballos Rejoins Arsenal On Loan
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Real Madrid Midfielder Dani Ceballos Rejoins Arsenal On Loan

Midfielder Dani Ceballos has rejoined Arsenal for a second successive season-long loan from Real Madrid. The 24-year-old Spain international, who moved to Madrid from Real Betis in the summer of 2017, made 37 appearances for the Gunners last season. He scored the winning goal in the FA Cup quarter-final win over Sheffield United, and started the final as they won the competition for the 14th time. "Dani was an integral part of our team last season," said boss Mikel Arteta. "I love Dani's passion and commitment and he's a highly skilful player. "We're all delighted to welcome him back and we look forward to seeing him pick up where he left off."
Arsenal Beat QPR 4-3 In First Of Multiple Planned Friendlies
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Arsenal Beat QPR 4-3 In First Of Multiple Planned Friendlies

Arsenal took on Queens Park Rangers in a behind-closed-doors friendlies on Tuesday. The game took place at London Colney and neither club showed a stream with Arsenal asking QPR not to show the game. Arsenal won the match 4-3 and the QPR site mentions that Arsenal put out a strong team but don’t detail who played for Mikel Arteta’s side, nor who scored. It is rumoured that Lacazette, Smith-Rowe, John-Jules and Aubameyang all scored for Arsenal. Miguel Azeez was believed to be with the squad. Arsenal initially went a goal down before firing back to make it 3-1. QPR made it 3-3 before Arsenal won the game.