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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 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.
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. ...
‘Pepe has a big future at Arsenal’ – Arteta still believes in £72m winger, says Campbell
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‘Pepe has a big future at Arsenal’ – Arteta still believes in £72m winger, says Campbell

A former Gunners striker is confident that the Ivory Coast international "will come back better" after being sent off against Leeds United Nicolas Pepe has a "big future" at Arsenal, according to Kevin Campbell, who says Mikel Arteta still believes in the £72 million ($96m) winger. Pepe has flattered to deceive since arriving at Emirates Stadium from Lille for a club-record fee in the summer of 2019. The 25-year-old established himself as one of the most exciting young players in Europe at Stade Pierre-Mauroy but has so far been unable to build on that reputation in the Premier League.
Arsenal boss Arteta admits ‘something is missing’ with the Gunners
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Arsenal boss Arteta admits ‘something is missing’ with the Gunners

The Gunners have now gone 476 minutes without scoring a goal from open play in the Premier League Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has admitted that "something is missing" with his side, who have gone five straight Premier League games without a goal from open play. The Gunners have only scored once in those five matches - a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty against Manchester United on November 1 in a 1-0 win for the Gunners. It has been a struggle offensively for the Gunners, who enter Sunday's match against Wolves in 14th place in the league table.
Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Has Drafted In Four Youngsters For His Side’s Europa League Trip To Molde
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Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Has Drafted In Four Youngsters For His Side’s Europa League Trip To Molde

ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta has drafted in FOUR youngsters for his side’s Europa League trip to Molde. After struggling in the Premier League, Mikel Arteta is set to give youth a chance in Europe. Most recently, the Gunners slipped to a 0-0 draw at Leeds after Nicolas Pepe was sent-off for a headbutt. In their previous match, they were thumped 3-0 by Aston Villa. Arsenal now sit 12th in the Premier League table after their horror start to 2020-21, scoring just nine goals in nine games. However, the Gunners have won all three of their opening Group B fixtures in the Europa League – while averaging three goals per game. And having beaten Molde 4-1 at the Emirates earlier this month, Arteta is seemingly confident he can win in Norway with a youthful XI. The Arsenal chief ha...
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...
Analysing Partey’s first Premier League start for Arsenal
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Analysing Partey’s first Premier League start for Arsenal

The Ghanaian played from the off domestically for the first time on Sunday, but Leicester City threw a spanner in the works at the Emirates Stadium Leicester City’s 1-0 success at Arsenal on Sunday was an anomaly in every saense of the word. The Foxes’ win in North London was their first victory on the road over the Gunners in 27 games in all competitions dating back to 1973. While Leicester’s first success in 47 years at the home of the historic club felt like a deviation from the expected, Jamie Vardy netting the game’s only goal was par for the course. Indeed, the Englishman’s headed strike with 11 minutes to play was his 11th in 12 appearances against the London side. As for Arsenal, their first home defeat under Arteta since Chelsea got the better of them 2-1 in December 2019 w...
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...
‘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...
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).
Arsenal yet to start contract talks with Lacazette – Arteta
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Arsenal yet to start contract talks with Lacazette – Arteta

The Gunners boss confirmed there were no contract talks underway with their French forward but stressed he has been happy with his performances Arsenal are yet to begin contract talks with Alexandre Lacazette, manager Mikel Arteta confirmed. Lacazette is contracted at the Premier League club until 2022 after joining from Lyon 2017, but there has been speculation over the forward's future. The Frenchman scored his 50th goal for Arsenal during Saturday's 2-1 win over West Ham at Emirates Stadium.
Arteta: Arsenal were lucky against West Ham and still very far away from where we want to be
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Arteta: Arsenal were lucky against West Ham and still very far away from where we want to be

The Gunners were fortunate to claim all three points and their manager believes plenty of work lies ahead Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were lucky in a 2-1 win over West Ham, but was pleased with his team's belief on Saturday. After Michail Antonio cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette's opener at Emirates Stadium, Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score an 85th-minute winner for Arsenal. West Ham had 14 attempts at goal to Arsenal's seven, although Bernd Leno was only forced into two saves.
‘I wouldn’t want to play us on our day’ – Williamson issues warning to Arsenal’s WSL rivals
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‘I wouldn’t want to play us on our day’ – Williamson issues warning to Arsenal’s WSL rivals

The pre-season hype centred mainly around Chelsea and Man City, but the Gunners reminded everyone of their class in last week's 6-1 win over Reading Leah Williamson is happy for Arsenal to be underestimated – but has warned rivals that they are “a team on a mission” after a disappointing season last year. Following a summer of hype centred mainly around Chelsea and Manchester City, something head coach Joe Montemurro commented on recently, the Gunners made a statement in their opening Women’s Super League fixture, thrashing Reading 6-1. Arsenal now head into their second game of the new season, against West Ham on Saturday, top of the table after Chelsea dropped points at Manchester United and Manchester City only won 2-0 at newly-promoted Aston Villa.
Arsenal told Guendouzi-Aouar deal won’t happen as Lyon have no interest in Gunners midfielder
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Arsenal told Guendouzi-Aouar deal won’t happen as Lyon have no interest in Gunners midfielder

Juninho, who is sporting director of the Ligue 1 outfit, says a French star in north London is “the wrong profile” for his side Arsenal have been informed that no deal involving Matteo Guendouzi and Houssem Aouar will be considered by Lyon, with the Ligue 1 club’s sporting director ruling out a player-plus-cash agreement. The Gunners are reported to have stepped up their interest in a highly-rated 22-year-old playmaker. Aouar continues to see his stock rise in France and, with Lyon set to be without European football in 2020-21, is expected to secure a high-profile switch at some stage in the near future.
‘Ozil has to meet Arsenal halfway’ – Campbell wants end to ‘stand-off’ with World Cup winner
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‘Ozil has to meet Arsenal halfway’ – Campbell wants end to ‘stand-off’ with World Cup winner

The former Gunners defender hopes a compromise can be reached in a long-running saga in north London that suits all parties Mesut Ozil needs to meet Arsenal “halfway” in a long-running “stand-off” that is doing nobody at Emirates Stadium any favours, says Sol Campbell. The opening of another transfer window has seen further questions asked of a World Cup winner in north London. Former Germany international Ozil has entered the final 12 months of a lucrative contract he penned in January 2018.
Arsenal to complete Ceballos transfer as Real Madrid star arrives for medical
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Arsenal to complete Ceballos transfer as Real Madrid star arrives for medical

The Spain international will spend a second successive season on loan with the Gunners having impressed in the second half of the 2019-20 campaign Dani Ceballos will soon be announced as an Arsenal player again after arriving in England to undergo a medical and complete his return to the Gunners. The Spain international will spend a second successive season on loan with Mikel Arteta’s side having rejected several offers to go elsewhere during the summer. It is understood that Arsenal will cover all of the 24-year-old’s wages while he is north London and that the deal does not include an obligation to buy at the end of the campaign.
Atletico Madrid Star Partey Keen To Join Arteta’s Arsenal Revolution
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Atletico Madrid Star Partey Keen To Join Arteta’s Arsenal Revolution

Thomas Partey is keen on a move to Arsenal but the Gunners’ hopes of landing the midfielder this window will rest on the club’s ability to move players on over the coming weeks. The Ghana international has long been the north London club’s priority capture this summer, but talks with Atletico Madrid have so far proved unsuccessful. Madrid do not want to lose Partey and still hope to convince him to sign a new contract. His current deal runs until 2023 and there had been talks over extending his stay
Arsenal Deserve To Be in Champions League – Tierney
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Arsenal Deserve To Be in Champions League – Tierney

The Gunners defender is determined to ensure the club secures a return to Europe's elite competition next season Arsenal full-back Kieran Tierney said the club deserve to be in the Premier League's top four and Champions League following their Community Shield victory over Liverpool. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winning penalty as FA Cup holders Arsenal edged Premier League champions Liverpool 5-4 in a shoot-out to claim the Community Shield at Wembley on Saturday. Takumi Minamino's first Liverpool goal cancelled out Aubameyang's 12th-minute opener in London, where Arsenal's transformation continued under head coach Mikel Arteta in the new season's curtain-raiser.
Gabriel Magalhaes’ Probable Shirt Number at Arsenal Revealed
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Gabriel Magalhaes’ Probable Shirt Number at Arsenal Revealed

Gabriel Magalhaes would have to pick a new shirt number when he completes his Arsenal move, the UK Mirror reports. The Brazilian defender has agreed to a five-year deal with the Gunners, after reportedly passing his medicals. Magalhaes is expected to line up alongside William Saliba in Mikel Arteta’s first full season in charge. Both Saliba and Magalhaes were among the top young defenders in Ligue 1 last season. But Saliba benefitted from getting to Arsenal first and took the No.4 shirt. This means Magalhaes will not be able to wear the number which has brought him so much success at Lille. Instead, he could take the No.6 shirt, which has been unused at Arsenal since Laurent Koscielny left. The No.5 shirt could also become available if Sokratis Papasthopolous who has...
Gabriel Set For Arsenal Medical After Gunners Agree £22.6m Fee With Lille
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Gabriel Set For Arsenal Medical After Gunners Agree £22.6m Fee With Lille

Arsenal look set to complete the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes with the defender set to undergo a medical today. According to The Telegraph , Arsenal have won the race to land the in-demand Lille centre-back having agreed a £22.6million fee. It is claimed they have now agreed a five-year deal with the 22-year-old defender - and further reports claim he is set to finalise the deal with his medical. But coronavirus restrictions mean his medical is expected to take place in France before he completes his Premier League move, unless he can gain special exemption to avoid 14-day quarantine and undergo the tests in London. Magalhaes has been heavily linked with Napoli, who have also had a bid accepted. The young Brazilian has spent the week deliberating his future with offers ...
Mikel Arteta to play Willian in new Position as Brazilian Undergoes Arsenal Medicals
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Mikel Arteta to play Willian in new Position as Brazilian Undergoes Arsenal Medicals

Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta, intends to play Willian in a central position next season, the UK Mirror reports. Willian has already confirmed his Chelsea exit and is believed to have undergone his medicals with the Gunners. During his time at Stamford Bridge, the 32-year-old was mostly used as a right winger. However, Willian’s always felt that he was used incorrectly and that his best position is in a more central role behind the striker. Arteta clearly agrees and plans on using Willian in a no.10 role next term. While the length of Arsenal’s contract offer is believed to have been key in Willian’s move to the Emirates, Arteta’s plans for him have clearly influenced his thinking. He will however take a slight salary cut from his £120,000-a-week deal wi...
Willian Undergoes Medical at Arsenal
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Willian Undergoes Medical at Arsenal

Brazil winger, Willian, has reportedly undergone his medical at Arsenal on Monday, after confirming on Sunday he is leaving Chelsea. According to The Telegraph, Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, made a special request to the club’s board and asked them to “specifically” sign Willian, despite his age. Arteta is said to be a big fan of the 32-year-old and strongly believes that he will improve the Gunners next season. DAILY POST recalls that Willian had announced he is leaving Chelsea after seven years at Stamford Bridge. The former Shakhtar Donetsk star confirmed his exit in an open letter to fans on Sunday. Arsenal had since made a formal three-year contract offer to Willian worth over £100,000-a-week.
Arsenal Offer to Pay Off Ozil’s £18m Contract
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Arsenal Offer to Pay Off Ozil’s £18m Contract

Arsenal offer to pay off Ozil’s £18m contract Arsenal are ready to reach an agreement over Mesut Ozil’s £18m contract nightmare, the UK Mirror reports. The Gunners will make an offer to pay the German playmaker off or reach a deal to subsidise his £350,000-a-week wages if he joins another club. Ozil is into the last year of his deal with the club and is not ready to leave the Emirates. The 31-year-old is ready to sit out the last months of his contract, but Arsenal want to find a compromise to help free up money in their wage bill for transfer business this summer. Ozil did not play a single minute for the Gunners after football returned in June. He was also not allowed to join the rest of the squad to Wembley for the FA Cup final against Chelsea and travelled to Tur...
Tottenham Makes move for Arsenal star after Gunners’ Board Overrule Arteta
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Tottenham Makes move for Arsenal star after Gunners’ Board Overrule Arteta

Tottenham Hotspur could make a surprise move for Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles, the UK Sun reports. The club has put the 22-year-old up for sale against manager Mikel Arteta’s wishes. Maitland-Niles is eager for more playing time, having just started one Premier League game for the Gunners. However, the versatile youngster did impress in the FA Cup against Manchester City and Chelsea. Arteta is keen to keep Maitland-Niles in his squad, but Arsenal’s decision-makers feel differently. The Gunners need to raise funds in order to spend this summer and believe they can get as much as £30million for Maitland-Niles. Tottenham have now registered their interest in Maitland-Niles and made it known they would be keen to prise him away from their rivals. The midfielder-tu...
Willian Confirms Chelsea Exit as Arsenal Move Looms
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Willian Confirms Chelsea Exit as Arsenal Move Looms

Willian has announced he is leaving Chelsea after seven years with the club. The Brazilian confirmed his exit in an open letter to fans on Sunday. It read in part: “The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my teammates. I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans. “I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!” Willian is believed to have rejected a two-year contract extension with the Blues. He will now sign for their London rivals Arsenal in the coming days after the Gunners offered him a three-year deal.
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Barcelona Threaten Arsenal’s Three-year Deal for Aubameyang

Barcelona remain a threat to Arsenal keeping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang beyond this summer, the UK Sun reports. The Gunners’ hopes of getting Aubameyang to commit his future to the club depends on Barca’s transfer fans. Both parties have reached a verbal agreement over a new three-year deal, that will see the Gabon sign a £250,000-a-week deal. However, Aubameyang is yet to officially sign the contract extension. Barcelona would be in the market for a striker, especially if Luis Suarez leaves the Camp Nou this summer. Although their first choice to replace him would be Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez, the Catalans are keen admirers of Aubameyang. Chelsea were said to have made a move for Aubameyang in January, but have since added Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech to their s...
Arteta Chooses Between Willian and Coutinho
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Arteta Chooses Between Willian and Coutinho

Arsenal have chosen Willian over Philippe Coutinho, according to the UK Mirror. The Gunners are now expected to seal a deal for the Chelsea midfielder by next week. Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season and build on the recent success of winning the FA Cup. Arsenal were offered the opportunity to sign Coutinho, with Barcelona desperate to get the former Liverpool playmaker off their books. But Arteta has snubbed the opportunity to sign Coutinho, even on loan for the season, in favour of landing Willian. Willian, 31, is the cheaper option of the two players and Arteta is very keen to work with him. The Gunners technical director Edu has a good relationship with Kia Joorabchian, who represents both Willian and Coutinho and is an Arsenal f...
‘Arsenal can’t let Aubameyang become another Ozil’ – FA Cup hero compared to Henry by Keown
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‘Arsenal can’t let Aubameyang become another Ozil’ – FA Cup hero compared to Henry by Keown

The former Gunners defender is looking for bosses at Emirates Stadium to make a definitive decision on the future of the talismanic frontman Arsenal cannot allow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract saga to mirror those of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, says Martin Keown, with the Gunners urged to make a definitive decision on the future of a striker he thinks is proving to be comparable with Thierry Henry. The prolific Gabon international proved he belongs in illustrious company when netting the match-winning double in the FA Cup final against Chelsea. His efforts at Wembley, which saw him convert from the penalty spot and net a stunning solo strike, mean that Arsenal will have continental competition in the Europa League next season.
FIFA Reacts as Arsenal Defeat Chelsea to Win FA Cup
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FIFA Reacts as Arsenal Defeat Chelsea to Win FA Cup

FIFA has congratulated Arsenal for winning this year’s FA Cup final. The Gunners beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 at an empty Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the star of the show with two goals, cancelling out Christian Pulisic’s opener. The world football governing body took to their official Twitter feed, to hail Arsenal’s achievement. The tweet read: “14 – @Arsenal12 – @ManUtd8 – @ChelseaFC8 – @SpursOfficial “Arsenal had the joint-3rd most FA Cup triumphs when the 21st century began. “They’ve astonishingly won the last 7 finals in which they’ve played to leapfrog fierce rivals Spurs & Man Utd & go clear at the top.” On Aubameyang’s performance, FIFA added: “70 – @Aubameyang768 – @MoSalah65 – @sterling7 “Since Aubameyang’s deb...
Mesut  Ozil Reacts as Arsenal Beat Chelsea 2-1
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Mesut Ozil Reacts as Arsenal Beat Chelsea 2-1

Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil, has congratulated his team-mates after they won the FA Cup on Saturday. A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw the Gunners come from a goal down to beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, after Christian Pulisic had opened the scoring. Ozil was absent at the game, having been told by manager, Mikel Arteta that he wasn’t going to be in his matchday squad, in which he could name nine substitutes on the bench. The German took the opportunity to travel to Turkey. However, after the game, he took to his Instagram page to post a picture of Aubameyang with the trophy. He wrote: “Great job my boys!” Arteta was asked about Ozil’s absence after the match and replied: “We don’t have Matteo here and Mesut but they deserve credit as they played their part....
Aubameyang avoids Future Question but Arteta Optimistic Arsenal’s FA Cup Hero will Stay
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Aubameyang avoids Future Question but Arteta Optimistic Arsenal’s FA Cup Hero will Stay

The Gabonese striker netted twice to help the Gunners overcome the Blues at Wembley and was eager to steer clear of contract talk afterwards. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang refused to be drawn on his future after netting a match-winning brace for Arsenal in the FA Cup final. The Gabonese striker underlined his value to the Gunners cause with two goals against Chelsea on Saturday. Mikel Arteta’s side have continued to look to their captain for inspiration throughout the uncertainty surrounding his contract situation. Aubameyang is yet to agree an extension to a deal at Emirates Stadium that now has less than 12 months to run. The 31-year-old has remained coy on his plans, with plenty suggesting that major silverware would be required in order for a prolific presence to put pe...
Aubameyang Masterclass Seals First Major Trophy for Arteta
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Aubameyang Masterclass Seals First Major Trophy for Arteta

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang produced a moment of magic to give Arsenal their 14th FA Cup triumph in a dramatic 2-1 Wembley win over 10-man Chelsea.  The striker, whose future with the Gunners remains uncertain, slotted in a first-half penalty to cancel out Christian Pulisic’s opener, before firing home a classy match-winning strike in the 67th minute.It meant the battle of the rookie bosses was won by Mikel Arteta, with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea ending the game a man down following a red card for Mateo Kovacic.Arsenal’s success means they earn a place in next season’s Europa League, having finished a disappointing eighth in the Premier League.  An early breakthrough came after five minutes for Chelsea when Pulisic clipped in a neat close-range finish after former...
Arsenal Emerge Favourite to Sign Barcelona midfielder, Philippe Coutinho
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Arsenal Emerge Favourite to Sign Barcelona midfielder, Philippe Coutinho

Arsenal have emerged favourite to sign Barcelona midfielder, Philippe Coutinho. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Gunners are now in pole position to sign Coutinho ahead of Tottenham, Leicester City and Newcastle United. Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has been working on securing a move to England for his client. Joorabchian has close ties with members of the Arsenal chiefs including Raul Sanllehi, the head of football who is leading negotiations for a deal to sign Coutinho this summer. David Luiz and Cedric Soares, who are both clients of Joorabchian, recently signed new deals at Arsenal. Joorabchian’s relationship with the decision-makers at Arsenal could greatly influence Coutinho’s next move. This is coming after Coutinho had asked Arsenal for an extensi...
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Arteta Apologises to Gunners Players after 2-1 Loss
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Tottenham vs Arsenal: Arteta Apologises to Gunners Players after 2-1 Loss

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has apologised to his players following the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Arteta said he was really sorry for his players, adding that the result of the match was a massive blow in their race for European competition next season. Alexandre Lacazette’s goal was not enough as Jose Mourinho’s men defeated Arsenal, thanks to two goals from Son Heung-min and Toby Alderweireld. “It’s a massive blow [in the race for Europe] because we know the results this weekend. We will fight in two different ways, in the league and FA Cup, to do everything we can. “I’m disappointed and frustrated and really sorry for the boys. “The personality they showed, nullifies them and makes them hit the ball long ...
Mourinho Gives Reason Next Season will be Different For Tottenham
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Mourinho Gives Reason Next Season will be Different For Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has disclosed that next season would be different for his team because Spurs are going to make some changes in their squad. The Portuguese also explained that Tottenham’s next season would not be so full of negative episodes like the current 2019/20 campaign because he would start working from day one. Mourinho said this following Tottenham’s Premier League 2-1 victory against Arsenal on Sunday. Mourinho’s men defeated the Gunners at home, thanks to two goals from Son Heung-min and Toby Alderweireld. Alexandre Lacazette did score for Mikel Arteta’s side. Speaking after the game, Mourinho told Football London: “Next season is going to be different from this one. “[I am optimistic] because I start working from day one, be...
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Arteta Reveals why he Dropped Saka for London Derby
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Tottenham vs Arsenal: Arteta Reveals why he Dropped Saka for London Derby

Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, has given reasons for dropping Bukayo Saka against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The 18-year-old is enjoying a fine season with the Gunners and has scored four times and provided 10 assists so far. However, Arteta, dropped Saka to the bench for their 2-1 defeat at Spurs, preferring to start with Nicolas Pepe. He was asked to explain his decision ahead of the match and suggested he is merely resting the teenager. “He’s played a lot of games, we have a lot of games coming up, we have to rotate some players, we had some issues during the week. “Every week will be a little bit different,” Arteta told Sky Sports. Saka recently signed a new four-year deal at Arsenal, which will keep him at the club until 2024.
Jose Mourinho Speaks on Tottenham Finishing Above Arsenal after 2-1 win
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Jose Mourinho Speaks on Tottenham Finishing Above Arsenal after 2-1 win

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he is not bothered about his side finishing above Arsenal this season. Mourinho was speaking after a 2-1 win over the Gunners on Sunday. “That’s a fan view. I have to be more ambitious than that. “I can even be a bit selfish and say that if the Championship started when I arrived here. Despite all the problems after then, we will probably be fourth or fifth on the table. “But I don’t want to see it from a fan’s view or be selfish. I want to qualify for the Europa League,” he told reporters. Alexandre Lacazette’s opener was cancelled out by Heung-Min Son, before Toby Aldeweireld headed in the winner. Spurs now have 52 points, two more their North London rivals.
COVID-19: How Three Arsenal Players were Pulled from Training Over ‘Positive’ Test
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COVID-19: How Three Arsenal Players were Pulled from Training Over ‘Positive’ Test

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Three Arsenal players were forced to withdraw from training, after testing positive for COVID-19 last week, The Athletic reports. Ever since the Gunners returned to football, they have lost their two Premier League fixtures. Mikel Arteta saw his side suffer a 3-0 humiliation on his return to Manchester City, before throwing away a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 at Brighton two days later. It is now believed their preparations for the restart may not have been ideal. Arsenal had been informed by the Premier League that one of their players ha...
‘I had Drogba, Benzema and Zlatan, so Kane has no problem!’ – Mourinho defends striker record
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‘I had Drogba, Benzema and Zlatan, so Kane has no problem!’ – Mourinho defends striker record

The Portuguese boss has responded to Arsenal legend Paul Merson's suggestion that he doesn't get the best out of his centre-forwards Jose Mourinho has defended his record with strikers ahead of Tottenham's clash with West Ham on Tuesday, insisting "Harry Kane has no problem" given his previous experience with the likes of Didier Drogba, Karim Benzema and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Arsenal legend Paul Merson expressed his belief that Mourinho's preferred playing style could force Kane to consider his future at Spurs during his latest column for Sky Sports. After analysing the England international's subdued performance during Friday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United, the former Gunners midfielder said: "I think he'll have a serious think at the end of the season. I don't see him getting 2...
Saka, Pepe provide rare consolation on dark day for Arsenal
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Saka, Pepe provide rare consolation on dark day for Arsenal

The Gunners’ troubled week got even worse with a 2-1 defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe provided rare encouragement for Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta on a day when his Gunners side were defeated 2-1 by struggling Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League. It was already shaping up to be a difficult week for the Londoners following their midweek thumping by a rampant Manchester City side, a game which also saw injuries to Granit Xhaka and Pablo Mari. That contest also included a miserable 41-minute cameo by David Luiz, who contributed an error leading to a goal and then brought down Riyad Mahrez in the box, giving away a penalty and seeing a red card.
Arsenal should give Aubameyang ‘performance-based’ deal – Ex-Crystal Palace chairman Jordan
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Arsenal should give Aubameyang ‘performance-based’ deal – Ex-Crystal Palace chairman Jordan

The Gabon International is yet to commit a new deal with the Gunners with a year left to run on his existing contract Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has advised Arsenal to give Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a new contract which is "performance-based". The 31-year-old Gabonese forward's deal at the Emirates Stadium expires in June 2021 and there has been no progress in talks to renew his contract. He recently admitted that nothing has been brought to the table and he is yet to personally decide on his future.
‘We can’t stand still’ – Arteta issues Arsenal transfer warning
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‘We can’t stand still’ – Arteta issues Arsenal transfer warning

The Gunners boss admits he is unsure whether he will be able to bring in the targets he wants this summer Mikel Arteta has warned that Arsenal risk falling further behind their rivals if they ‘stand still’ while others strengthen this summer. The Gunners return to action for the first time in 102 days on Wednesday night when they take on Manchester City in the Premier League. Arteta’s side go into the game sitting ninth in the table, but could move to within two points of fifth with a victory, depending on Sheffield United’s result at Aston Villa earlier in the day. With fifth spot potentially enough to earn a place in next season’s Champions League due to Manchester City’s impending European ban, Arteta is acutely aware of how important the next six weeks w...
Nketiah can help Arsenal move to the next level – Arteta
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Nketiah can help Arsenal move to the next level – Arteta

The Gunners boss is "convinced" that the England U21 international has a key role to play in his squad going forward Eddie Nketiah can help Arsenal move to "the next level", according to Mikel Arteta, who has been impressed with the striker during the first few months of his tenure at Emirates Stadium. Nketiah rose through the youth ranks at Arsenal before graduating to the senior squad in 2017, but was made to wait for his breakthrough after a string of cameo appearances. The 21-year-old notched his first Premier League goal on the final day of the 2018-19 campaign against Burnley, and went onto enjoy a strong summer under Unai Emery.
Prince William ask Aubameyang to Leave Arsenal for Rivals
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Prince William ask Aubameyang to Leave Arsenal for Rivals

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has urged Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave Emirates for another Premier League club, Aston Villa this summer’s transfer window. Aubameyang’s future at Arsenal remains uncertain. The Gabon captain is yet to agree on fresh terms with the Gunners and has been linked with an exit. His current contract with Arsenal runs out next summer. “I just want to say, Pierre, I hope you are at Aston Villa next year,” Willian was quoted by Metro UK as telling Aubameyang during a video chat. William added: “I have got to put that in there, just in case. “Mikel [Arteta] and I will have some words later.”
Referee for Man City vs Arsenal confirmed
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Referee for Man City vs Arsenal confirmed

The Premier League has confirmed that Anthony Taylor will be the man in charge of the Manchester City vs Arsenal game next Wednesday. The match is one of the two fixtures that will be played that day, to kick off the restart of top flight football in England. Aston Villa vs Sheffield United gets us underway at 6 pm and Michael Oliver will take charge of the fixture. Two hours later, City will host Arsenal, with Manchester-born Taylor the referee. The Gunners could move up as high as sixth with a win at the Etihad. It would leave them just five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, in the battle to clinch slots for European football next season.
Arteta Lists Reasons Arsenal Lost 3-2 to Brentford in Friendly
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Arteta Lists Reasons Arsenal Lost 3-2 to Brentford in Friendly

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has reacted to his side’s shocking 3-2 loss to Brentford in a friendly on Wednesday evening. Speaking with Sky Sports, Arteta claimed the players were still finding their rhythm and fitness. The Gunners thrashed Charlton Athletic 6-0 in the first friendly last Saturday, but fell to the Championship side in their second warm-up game. Joe Willock opened scoring, but Brentford equalized after the break through Tarique Fosu. Alexandre Lacazette put Arsenal back in front, but goals from Halil Dervisoglu and Shandon Baptiste sealed the win. “We’re trying different things. We’re trying to give minutes in their legs to all of the players, obviously you have to change a lot of players through the games. “Getting adapted to playing in an empty sta...
Arsenal warned ‘Achilles heel’ will end top-four hopes as Keown highlights long-standing problem
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Arsenal warned ‘Achilles heel’ will end top-four hopes as Keown highlights long-standing problem

The former Gunners defender doubts that Mikel Arteta’s side can come into Champions League contention as their away form remains an issue Arsenal have been warned that their long-standing issues away from home are likely to scupper any top-four ambitions when Premier League football returns, with Martin Keown considering form on the road to still be the Gunners’ “Achilles heel”. Top-flight action in England has been given a green light to resume amid the coronavirus pandemic from June 17. Arsenal will be among the first back out onto the field, as they prepare to take in a meeting with Manchester City.
‘Arsenal won’t sell Tierney, he’s an exciting talent’ – Parlour not convinced by Leicester transfer talk
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‘Arsenal won’t sell Tierney, he’s an exciting talent’ – Parlour not convinced by Leicester transfer talk

The former Gunners ace has seen it suggested that a Scottish full-back could be reunited with ex-Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers at the King Power Stadium Kieran Tierney may have sparked talk of a reunion being put in place with former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at Leicester, but Ray Parlour cannot see Arsenal agreeing to part with “a very exciting player”. The Gunners only moved to snap up a highly-rated Scotland international during the summer of 2019. Tierney had seen a move to England mooted for some time, with the decision finally taken to head for north London as he severed emotional ties with his boyhood club in Glasgow.
Arsenal lack kudos and cash to sign top players’ – Smith expects tough transfer market for Arteta
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Arsenal lack kudos and cash to sign top players’ – Smith expects tough transfer market for Arteta

The former Gunners striker is not convinced that the very best talent wants to move to north London, which presents a serious problem at the Emirates Arsenal lack the “cash or the kudos to attract the top players”, Alan Smith has warned, with Mikel Arteta considered to be facing a tough challenge in the next transfer market. The current Gunners boss has started piecing together recruitment plans. He inherited his squad in north London from Unai Emery midway through the 2019-20 campaign and has made few changes to it. An opportunity to bolster the ranks, with comings and goings, will present itself over the summer. Arsenal are, however, facing the threat of losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and may find it difficult to plug that striking gap if the talismanic club captain moves on....