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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...
‘More complicated with Emery and Arteta’ – ‘Maestro’ Ozil backed by ex-Arsenal captain Koscielny
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‘More complicated with Emery and Arteta’ – ‘Maestro’ Ozil backed by ex-Arsenal captain Koscielny

The former Germany international has been given support by a former team-mate who played alongside him under the Arsene Wenger era at Emirates Stadium Estranged Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has been defended by former Gunners centre-back Laurent Koscielny. The former Germany international playmaker is presently out of the picture at the Emirates Stadium, having been left out of the Premier League squad and the Europa League squad by manager Mikel Arteta. He has been involved in a very public battle with the club, notably offering to pay the wages of sacked mascot Gunnersaurus having refused to take a pay cut due to the coronavirus crisis. As the club’s highest earner, his case has been regularly debated in the media, and Koscielny has backed his former colleague.
Mesut Ozil’s agent says Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has ‘failed to be honest’ about player.
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Mesut Ozil’s agent says Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has ‘failed to be honest’ about player.

Mesut Ozil's agent has inclined up the playmaker's debate with Arsenal by asserting Mikel Arteta has not been honest about the purposes behind banishing him from the squad. It appears to be sure Ozil has played his last game for Arsenal after he was discarded from their Premier League and Europa League squad this month. On Wednesday Arteta said he had "fizzled" Ozil, who has not highlighted since March, by not getting the best out of him yet Ozil's camp are determined that his nonattendance is inferable from factors past exhibitions in preparing or games. "Arsenal fans merit a legitimate clarification, not [Arteta] saying: 'I failed Özil,'" said Erkut Sogut, Özil's delegate, in a meeting with ESPN. "You didn't bomb Özil: you neglected to be reasonable, legit and straightforward a...
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...
“I Failed With Ozil” Arteta Says, As Excludes Ozil Totally From The Arsenal Squad
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“I Failed With Ozil” Arteta Says, As Excludes Ozil Totally From The Arsenal Squad

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he feels he has "failed" with midfielder Mesut Ozil after leaving him out of his 25-man Premier League squad. The German, who had also been omitted from the Europa League squad, can now only play for Arsenal Under-23s until his deal expires in summer 2021. The 32-year-old, who joined Arsenal for a then club record £42.4m in 2013, has not played for the club since 7 March. "My conscience is very calm because I have been really fair," said Arteta. "What I can say from my side is that it is just a football decision. My level of communication with him has been really high and we know what to expect with each other. "Obviously a player of that dimension, with the career he has had, everything that happens around him has a big impact. It has been...
‘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 ...
Mikel Arteta Furious That VAR Failed To Take A Second Look At Kyle Walker’s High Kick
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Mikel Arteta Furious That VAR Failed To Take A Second Look At Kyle Walker’s High Kick

A fuming Mikel Arteta revealed his fury over VAR’s failure to check a possible penalty when Kyle Walker raised his boot dangerously to challenge Gabriel during Arsenal’s defeat at Manchester City. The incident happened just moments before half-time, but Arsenal’s animated appeals for a penalty were swiftly waved away by the referee. Walker’s foot was head high as he attempted to challenge Gabriel from a corner and came close to making contact with the Arsenal man. https://twitter.com/SkySportsPL/status/1317517335624822784?s=20 And Arteta was incensed at full-time after VAR appeared to opt against reviewing the incident. ‘That has to be checked [by VAR],’ Arteta said after the 1-0 loss. ‘They said that they checked, and I asked ‘How the hell have you checked if you took two second...
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 ...
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 ...
Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Casts Doubt Over Mesut Ozil Future
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Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Casts Doubt Over Mesut Ozil Future

Arsenal misfit Mesut Ozil is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates Stadium after Mikel Arteta snubbed the German for the win over Leicester City in the Carabao Cup. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has admitted it is hard for outcast Mesut Ozil to barge his way into his plans at present. The Gunners’ top earner continues to pocket a hefty wage, despite not featuring at all since football restarted. Ozil was left out completely as Arsenal beat Leicester 2-0 at the King Power Stadium, despite a host of fringe players making the team. And Arteta says he must pick the players in the best shape, hinting Ozil will struggle to get back into the starting XI at the Emirates. “The players that we are changing that we are using,” he said after victory. It is very difficult for Mes...
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.
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Boost for Arsenal as David Luiz back ahead of schedule

The Brazilian defender had looked to be set for a spell on the sidelines, however he has recovered quickly and could return to the pitch soon David Luiz has returned to full training following a neck injury ahead of schedule, in a boost for Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta. The Brazilian defender signed a contract extension last season and remains a key first-team player for Arteta's FA Cup holders, despite making a number of high-profile errors that have led to fierce criticism from fans and pundits. Luiz however is a popular and respected member of the first team at Arsenal, which meant his recent suffering of a neck problem, which threatened to keep him out for a period of matches, was a real blow for the Gunners.
Aston Villa complete signing of £20m Arsenal goalkeeper
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Aston Villa complete signing of £20m Arsenal goalkeeper

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will turn his attention back to off the field issues after guiding the Gunners to a magnificent win over Fulham in their opening Premier League fixture. Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes both made a huge impact on debut, and Arteta will be hoping he can bring in more quality additions before the end of the transfer window. The main talking point at the Emirates Stadium right now is around the goalkeeper situation. Emiliano Martinez is understood to be nearing a move away from the club, while David Raya from Brentford is being lined up as his replacement. Emiliano Martinez has completed a medical with Aston Villa ahead of a £20m move away from Arsenal. The Argentine goalkeeper was left out of the squad that beat Fulham on Saturday, with Bernd Leno returning t...
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...
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.
Why I Choose Arsenal FC – Gabriel Magalhaes
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Why I Choose Arsenal FC – Gabriel Magalhaes

Gabriel Magalhaes said the influence of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu convinced him to join the Gunners after completing a reported £22 million ($30 million) move from Lille on Tuesday. The 22-year-old defender was also in demand from Manchester United and Napoli after impressing as Lille finished fourth in the curtailed 2019/20 Ligue 1 season. Gabriel adds to Arsenal’s growing Brazilian contingent since the club’s former midfielder Edu left his role as coordinator for the Brazilian national team to become technical director last year. Arteta, who has guided the Gunners to the FA Cup and Community Shield in his first nine months in charge, also helped swing Gabriel’s final decision. “Edu and I had several chats about Arsenal and the new project, we had...
Arsenal Officially Announce Signing Of Gabriel Magalhães
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Arsenal Officially Announce Signing Of Gabriel Magalhães

Arsenal have completed the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille in a deal worth up to £27million. The central defender becomes Mikel Arteta's second major arrival of the summer transfer window. Arsenal have seen off competition from Everton, Manchester United and Napoli for Magalhaes, who completed a medical last week ahead of signing a long-term contract at the Emirates Stadium. The 22-year-old who will wear our number 6 shirt joins fellow Brazilian Willian in joining the Gunners this summer. The former Chelsea winger arrived on a free earlier in mid-August after his deal at Stamford Bridge expired. Arsenal have long been hampered by defensive frailties but appear to be a more solid proposition under Arteta, who took charge last December. Magalhaes' arrival coupled with William...
After Winning Community Shield, Arsenal Boss Arteta, Speaks On Aubameyang Signing New Deal
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After Winning Community Shield, Arsenal Boss Arteta, Speaks On Aubameyang Signing New Deal

After Winning Saturday’s Community Shield Trophy, Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Speaks On Aubameyang Signing A New Contract. Arsenal defeated Liverpool on Saturday after star striker, Aubameyang netted an early goal to get the Gunnar’s above marks keeping Liverpool on score lines with them. They won 5-4 on penalties and the Gabon striker’s stay at the club could be questioned as his eyes are on the league title and the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY which he would definitely not win with Arsenal. Arsenal Coach Mikel Arteta believes the striker would renew his contract with Arsenal, in his words he said – Ads “I keep saying the same thing [on Aubameyang’s future]. I try to do my job which is to convince him that he’s at the right place and the right environment here to produce...
We’re Going To Enjoy If Messi Comes To England – Mikel Arteta
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We’re Going To Enjoy If Messi Comes To England – Mikel Arteta

Arteta’s remarks come after reports surfaced that Messi has conveyed his message to Barcelona that he no longer wants to stay with the club. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he is going to enjoy if the “best player in football history” Lionel Messi joins a Premier League club as it will make the league competitive. Arteta’s remarks come after reports surfaced that Messi has conveyed his message to Barcelona that he no longer wants to stay with the club. The 33-year-old sent a fax to the club, asking them to allow him to activate a clause in his contract that will allow him to leave on a free transfer this summer, Goal.com had reported. “He has been linked everywhere, you know? He has more clubs than any other player in history after him. I’ve been a Barcelona fan since I...
Arsenal boss Arteta clears Guendouzi for Villarreal move
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Arsenal boss Arteta clears Guendouzi for Villarreal move

Wantaway Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has agreed personal terms with Liverpool. RMC says the Reds have agreed a four-year deal with Thiago. Jurgen Klopp's side are on track to complete a £27million move for the Bayern Munich star. Thiago has already said his goodbyes to his team-mates in Germany. The source states that the 29-year-old has even already found somewhere to live in England. Liverpool and Bayern Munich now have to reach an agreement over the transfer fee.
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.
Willian: Arteta Told Brazil Winger is Better than Pepe, Will Make Gunners Stronger
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Willian: Arteta Told Brazil Winger is Better than Pepe, Will Make Gunners Stronger

A former Arsenal midfielder, Perry Groves, has urged manager, Mikel Arteta, to conclude the signing of Chelsea winger, Willian, this summer because he would make the Gunners’ stronger’. Groves also believes that Willian is far better than Arsenal’s record signing, Nicolas Pepe. DAILY POST recalls that Arsenal had already made a formal three-year contract offer to Willian. The deal will see the Brazil international earn more than £100,000-a-week at the North London club. Willian, 31, will be a free agent once Chelsea’s Champions League campaign concludes this month after he recently rejected the Blues’ latest offer to sign a new two-year contract at Stamford Bridge. “It is a no-brainer, an absolute no-brainer,” Groves told talkSPORT on Arsenal’s pursuit of Willian. ...
Arsenal Board Reach Decision to Sell Utility Player Despite Arteta’s Plea
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Arsenal Board Reach Decision to Sell Utility Player Despite Arteta’s Plea

Arsenal board have decided to sell utility player, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, this summer despite a plea from manager, Mikel Arteta, to keep the 22-year-old, according to The Telegraph. Arteta had appeared to deem Maitland-Niles surplus to requirements but the player’s end-of-season form, where he featured in the Gunners’ FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City, convinced the Spaniard that he had a future at the North London club. The former Man City assistant coach made this point to Arsenal hierarchy, but the club is under pressure to raise cash this summer and have overruled his decision by putting Maitland-Niles up for sale. Arteta is believed to have also made the case that Maitland-Niles could prove crucial for Arsenal’s Europa League campaign next season. However...
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...
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...
Arteta Reveals Why Arsenal Lost 2-1 to Tottenham
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Arteta Reveals Why Arsenal Lost 2-1 to Tottenham

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has blamed his individual error and lack of defensive solidity for his side’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. It is a result that damaged the Gunners’ hopes of sealing a European place. Arsenal took the lead thanks to Alexandre Lacazette’s rasping drive, but a loose Sead Kolasinac pass, allowed Son Heung-Min to equalise soon after. Toby Alderweireld gave Spurs victory late on with a header from a corner. It also saw Arteta lose his first North London derby as a manager. “We gave them the game again, an individual error and the set-piece that cost us three points again. “We talked about it before the game today that set-pieces in this game are crucial, and today it cost us the t...
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 ...
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.
What Arteta told Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat to Brighton
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What Arteta told Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat to Brighton

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said he told his players to control their emotions better, after a scene was created during their 2-1 defeat at Brighton last Saturday. Some of Arteta’s squad members were furious with Neal Maupay after he clashed with goalkeeper, Bernd Leno in the first half. Leno was later taken off on a stretcher and replaced with Emi Martinez. Maupay went on to score the winner late in extra time as Arsenal lost two of their matches since the restart. The striker was surrounded by Arsenal players after the final whistle and Matteo Guendouzi had to be pulled away after placing his hands around Maupay’s throat. “When we show frustration, we have to show it in the right way. “I haven’t seen the images (of Guendouzi) or what h...
Arteta Gives Update On Leno Injury After 2-1 Defeat At Brighton
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Arteta Gives Update On Leno Injury After 2-1 Defeat At Brighton

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said that the club will find out the extent of Bernd Leno’s injury in the coming days. Leno went down holding his knee, following a collision with Neal Maupay in the first half of their 2-1 defeat at Brighton on Saturday. The German goalkeeper was replaced by Emi Martinez, who went on to concede the two goals. There are fears that Leno could now miss the rest of the season, but speaking to BT Sport after the game, Arteta said it was too early to tell how serious the injury is. “It doesn’t look good but we don’t know anything yet. It is too far from me, I haven’t seen the actions. “I always believe players don’t have intentions to injure people and I am sure he did not intend to do that,” Arteta said.
Apostle Johnson Suleman Reveals Why Arsenal Lost 2-1 To Brighton
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Apostle Johnson Suleman Reveals Why Arsenal Lost 2-1 To Brighton

Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries, has blamed Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, following Gunners’ 2-1 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday. According to the cleric, Arteta featured a weak team against Brighton, adding that most of the players the Spaniard selected are not on premiership level. Arsenal, who lost 3-0 at Manchester City on Wednesday, took the lead through Nicolas Pepe in the second half at the Falmer Stadium. However, Lewis Dunk forced the ball in for 1-1, before Neal Maupay grabbed the winner late on for the host. “When I complained about Arteta, Gunners said I should calm down,” Apostle Suleman wrote on his Twitter handle. “It’s not about the board, please. “Arteta has weak selections. Most of the players that were featured a...
Arteta slams Arsenal for ‘unacceptable’ Brighton defeat
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Arteta slams Arsenal for ‘unacceptable’ Brighton defeat

Neal Maupay struck an injury-time winner on Saturday after Arsenal threw away the lead, leaving their manager furious Mikel Arteta slammed Arsenal for an "unacceptable" 2-1 Premier League defeat to Brighton on Saturday. The Gunners went ahead at Amex Stadium through a sublime Nicolas Pepe strike but were stunned by goals from Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay. Dunk scrambled the ball over the line after a quick Brighton corner before a 95th-minute winner from Maupay, who was involved in an earlier collision that saw Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno taken off on a stretcher.
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.
Arteta Gives Ozil Conditions to Play for Arsenal Again
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Arteta Gives Ozil Conditions to Play for Arsenal Again

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has told Mesut Ozil that he will be restored to the team, when he “can give his best”. Ozil was dropped for the Gunners’ trip to Manchester City on Wednesday night. Before the COVID-19 enforced break, the German playmaker featured in all games since Arteta took over in December. Arteta, who claimed Ozil was left out of his squad for the 3-0 defeat for tactical reasons, told a press conference on Thursday, that he is always open with the player. “A lot has happened to him in the last few weeks and I have to respect the timing of every player. Sometimes they need a little bit of time. “It has been difficult preparation in the last two months to get players ready. “Again, I am the first one who wants Me...
Our Defeat To Man City Was My Fault – David Luiz
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Our Defeat To Man City Was My Fault – David Luiz

Arsenal defender David Luiz accepted responsibility for their 3-0 defeat at Manchester City, but said he still hopes to play for the club again. Luiz, who is out of contract at the end of the month, was sent off to cap an error-strewn return to action. "It's my fault," the 33-year-old said. "The team did well, especially with 10 men. The coach is amazing, all the players are amazing, it was my fault. "I want to be here. The coach knows. He wants me to stay." Luiz only joined Arsenal last summer - moving from Chelsea on deadline day for £8m - but he was left on the bench against City amid confusion surrounding his contract status. He came on in the 24th minute after Pablo Mari was injured, and was at fault for Raheem Sterling's opener. He then hauled down Riyad Mahrez ...
‘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.
Saka contract a priority for Arsenal, says Arteta
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Saka contract a priority for Arsenal, says Arteta

The teenager has another year left on his current deal and has been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United Mikel Arteta has confirmed sorting out a new contract for Bukayo Saka is a priority for Arsenal alongside resolving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future. Saka has enjoyed a breakthrough season at the Emirates Stadium and has made 29 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and supplying 10 assists. He impressed as a makeshift left-back in the weeks leading up to the coronavirus lockdown, but is keen to revert to his more natural position on the left wing in the future.
Arsenal Need To Make Aubameyang Feel Valued – Mikel Arteta
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Arsenal Need To Make Aubameyang Feel Valued – Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal needs to make Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to feel valued in order to convince the Gabonese to sign a new deal. The Gunners boss during his virtual press conference ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League game against Manchester City spoke extensively about the 31-year old’s contract situation at the club. “We have many discussions with Pierre, with his family and his agent. I’m pretty positive we can find the right agreement for all parties,” Arteta said during the live session. “It is our responsibility to make him feel this is the right next step in his career. “In order to do that he needs to feel valued. He needs to feel like he belongs to us and we want him. He really needs to believe we can take this club forward in the way we want to do and he’s going to be a...
‘I am positive’ – Arteta hopeful over Aubameyang’s new Arsenal contract
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‘I am positive’ – Arteta hopeful over Aubameyang’s new Arsenal contract

The Gunners skipper is out of contract in 2021 and has been linked with Barcelona and Serie A heavyweights Inter Mikel Arteta says it’s Arsenal’s responsibility to show Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang that his future is best served at the London club and remains hopeful his top scorer will sign a new deal. The Gunners skipper is about to enter the final year of his contract and admits he has not yet decided whether he will extend his stay in the English capital. Aubameyang has labelled his decision as “maybe the most important” of his career and, speaking to Telefoot over the weekend, the 31-year-old hinted that the current stalemate in talks is down to Arsenal rather than him. “We have had exchanges with the club, for a fair few months now,” said Aubameyang. “And they kn...
Aubameyang called me to request Arsenal stars be allowed to show support for Black Lives Matter – Arteta reveals
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Aubameyang called me to request Arsenal stars be allowed to show support for Black Lives Matter – Arteta reveals

The Gunners striker asked that the players be able to wear T-shirts in support of the movement prior to the friendly defeat to Brentford on Wednesday Mikel Arteta has revealed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang called him to request a show of solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. The Gunners squad warmed up for their behind-closed-doors friendly with Brentford on Wednesday wearing T-shirts in support of the widespread protests which have swept the world since the death of George Floyd in US police custody last month. Teenage winger Bukayo Saka wore a shirt which stated: 'My skin is not a crime', while Kieran Tierney wore a T-shirt with the words: "I can't breathe”, the same words uttered by Floyd while he was being held on the floor by police before he died. ...
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...
Saka proving popular figure amongst Arsenal teammates
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Saka proving popular figure amongst Arsenal teammates

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka is emerging as a popular man in the dressing room. The 18-year-old has burst onto the first team picture this season under Unai Emery and then Mikel Arteta. Not only has he impressed as a winger and temporary full back, but he is fun in the dressing room as well. Saka posted a clip of himself on social media, where he is goofing around during training. And many of his teammates responded with snarky comments, highlighting their affection for him. David Luiz wrote: "I love this boy" with a red heart emoji. Gabrielle Martinelli commented: "What a player" and added the heart emoji.
‘I would like to stay at Roma for another few years’ – Arsenal loanee Mkhitaryan
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‘I would like to stay at Roma for another few years’ – Arsenal loanee Mkhitaryan

The Armenian is due to return to Emirates Stadium this summer, but he would prefer to remain in Italy Arsenal loanee Henrikh Mkhitaryan has admitted that he "would like to be at Roma for another few years", but also says he will be "ready to play" if Mikel Arteta calls him back to the Emirates Stadium. Mkhitaryan joined Roma on a season-long loan in September, with no option or obligation to buy included in the final deal. The 31-year-old has been hampered by a string of niggling injuries at Stadio Olimpico, but has still been able to contribution  
‘Arsenal have to spend big on a new No.10’ – Arteta needs creativity & goal threat, says Parlour
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‘Arsenal have to spend big on a new No.10’ – Arteta needs creativity & goal threat, says Parlour

The ex-Gunners star is looking for another playmaker to be added to the ranks, while he is also hoping that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can be retained Arsenal need to be spending “big money” on another No.10, says Ray Parlour, with Mikel Arteta considered to be in need of greater creativity and goal threat from those that line up behind proven strikers. The Gunners have continued to lean heavily on the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette when it comes to inspiration in the final third of the field. Sizeable investment has been made behind Gabonese and French frontmen, with Nicolas Pepe a £72 million ($91m) club-record signing and Mesut Ozil a World Cup winner.
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 boss Arteta to oversee a massive senior player sale
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Arsenal boss Arteta to oversee a massive senior player sale

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is set to oversee a massive senior player sale this summer. The Daily Express says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil are among the stars that have been tipped to leave. Arteta is also planning to offload four of his defenders to make room for new arrivals. It is understood that he is willing to cut ties with Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Rob Holding and Sead Kolasinac. Arteta is planning to keep hold of David Luiz - who is said to be close to signing a new deal with the Gunners. Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka have been also linked with a move away and the club seem prepared to lose Matteo Guendouzi