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Arsenal’s Aubameyang extends incredible record against Newcastle United
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Arsenal’s Aubameyang extends incredible record against Newcastle United

The Gabon international has enjoyed great fortune against the Magpies, and that run continued on Monday evening at the Emirates Stadium Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang continued with his impressive goalscoring run against Newcastle United thanks to his double in Arsenal’s 3-0 triumph on Monday evening at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners’ skipper has either scored (five) or assisted (two) in six of his seven games against the Magpies in all competitions, finding the net in each of his last four outings against the St James' Park giants. In his 400th appearance in European League football (Arsenal 102, Borussia Dortmund 144, St Etienne 87, Monaco 19, Lille 14 and Dijon 34), the Gabon international’s second-half brace helped Mikel Arteta’s side return to winning ways against Steve Bruce...
Alex Lacazette And Pierre-emerick Aubameyang Hustle On Mesut Ozil’s No 10 Shirt
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Alex Lacazette And Pierre-emerick Aubameyang Hustle On Mesut Ozil’s No 10 Shirt

Arsenal stars, Alex Lacazette and Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang hustle on Mesut Ozil's No 10 shirt Arsenal's two star forwards Alex Lacazette and pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are already hustling for Mesut Ozil's No 10 shirt, despite the playmaker's move to Fenerbahce not being formalised yet. The jersey was previously worn by club legend Dennis Bergkamp and was inherited by Ozil after Jack Wilshere's departure from the club in 2018. Lacazette appears to have won the battle for the number, which he wore at Olympique Lyonnais, according to an exchange between- the two played out over Instagram Stories.
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.
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.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night at the airport
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night at the airport

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night sleeping on the airport floor ahead of their vital 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Gambia. Aubameyang used social media to highlight their plight after arriving at Banjul airport on Sunday, ahead of Monday’s Group D clash in the Gambian capital. The Gabon delegation were told they were not allowed to leave the airport because of an administrative problem. They were forced to sleep on the floor before being allowed to leave in the morning after government intervention. No reason was given for not allowing the team to exit the airport and head to their hotel after arrival. Even by previous standards of gamesmanship in African football, this was unusual. Gabon’s football...
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 ...
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...
Liverpool Boss Klopp Takes Blame For Brewster’s Penalty Miss In Community Shield
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Liverpool Boss Klopp Takes Blame For Brewster’s Penalty Miss In Community Shield

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken on the blame for Rhian Brewster's decisive miss in their penalty shoot-out defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield. The Premier League champions finished seven places and 43 points ahead of the Gunners last term, but Arsenal ultimately lifted the trophy on Saturday at Wembley. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the Gunners an early lead with a fine strike but Liverpool, who attempted to dictate proceedings, levelled 17 minutes from time through Takumi Minamino. The game went to penalties and Aubameyang netted the decisive kick after Brewster failed to convert, as the Gunners won the shootout by a 5-4 margin. Klopp was insistent that the miss won't damage the 20-year-old, who looks set for his first season with Liverpool's senior squad ...
Pastor Sam Adeyemi Sends Strong Message To Arsenal Fans
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Pastor Sam Adeyemi Sends Strong Message To Arsenal Fans

Sam Adeyemi, the senior pastor of Daystar Christian Centre has celebrated with Arsenal fans on Saturday after the club won its 16th Community Shield. Arsenal achieved the feat by defeating the Premier League Champions Liverpool. Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lifts the trophy at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 29, 2020. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stole the show with a superb goal and the winning spot-kick as the Gunners beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Commenting on the victory, Sam Adeyemi said: “Congratulations Arsenal and all Gunners. Everything doesn’t go downward at the same time, even in a challenging year like 2020.”
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.
Community Shield: Atiku, Apostle Suleman React As Arsenal Defeat Liverpool
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Community Shield: Atiku, Apostle Suleman React As Arsenal Defeat Liverpool

Former PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted as Arsenal Football Club clinched the Communitty Shield. Reacting, Atiku Tweeted: Exhilarating game, Arsenal! Victoria concordia crescit (Victory through harmony). Also, Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries commended Arsenal's striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his efforts during the game. He tweeted: Arsenal!...Liverpool did their thing though..But we are the Arsenal!..Auba is key..Our boys making us proud..Winners of 2020/2021 Community Shield..We move..#COYG
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...
Aubameyang Pays Tribute To Boseman With Black Panther Celebration
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Aubameyang Pays Tribute To Boseman With Black Panther Celebration

Aubameyang pays tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman with his iconic Black Panther celebration. Chadwick Boseman who played a major role in Marvel’s “Black Panther” has died at age 43 after a 4-year battle with colon cancer. The world is currently mourning the loss of a hero. Chadwick Aaron Boseman has portrayed several real-life historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get on Up, and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall The actor’s family released a statement to the press saying “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.” They admitted that it was the honor of his career to bring King...
Arsenal Win Community Shield on Penalties
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Arsenal Win Community Shield on Penalties

Arsenal won the Community Shield 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time at Wembley after Rhian Brewster missed for Liverpool. The Gunners took the lead in the first half with a delightful goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who curled a wonderful shot past Alisson. Liverpool equalised through Takumi Minamino on 73 minutes to take the game to penalties, and after the first four were converted Brewster could only hit the bar with his effort. Aubameyang scored the decisive spot-kick to give Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta their second trophy at Wembley this month.
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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...
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 2-1 Better Than Chelsea in FA Cup Final
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Arsenal 2-1 Better Than Chelsea in FA Cup Final

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal came from behind to beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 to win the FA Cup final on Saturday and making it a record 14th FA Cup win for the club.  Christian Pulisic had given Chelsea the dream start, but the Blues unravelled after Aubameyang was brought down by Cesar Azpilicueta inside the area and converted the resulting penalty.  A brilliant finish from Aubameyang 23 minutes from time earned Mikel Arteta silverware in his first season as Arsenal boss before Chelsea were controversially reduced to 10 men when Mateo Kovacic was shown an extremely soft second yellow card.  Arteta said ahead of the final he hoped a taste of success would encourage Aubameyang, who only has a year left on his contract at the Emirates, to ...
Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski Breaks Aubameyang’s Bundesliga Record
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Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski Breaks Aubameyang’s Bundesliga Record

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski on Saturday broke the record previously held by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the most goals scored by a foreigner in a Bundesliga season. Lewandowski scored twice in the first half against Freiburg to give him 33 league goals in 30 matches this season, having netted a total of 48 times in 41 games in all competitions. The Poland striker's tally beats the previous record of 31 goals set by Gabon striker Aubameyang in 2016/17 for Borussia Dortmund before he moved to present club Arsenal the following season. With the Bundesliga season due to end next Saturday, Lewandowski is well short of Gerd Mueller's remarkable all-time record for the most goals in a German league season when he scored 40 in 1971/72. Bayern are already confirmed as Bundesliga ...
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.
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 Blames Arsenal Board For Stalling Contract Talks
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Aubameyang Blames Arsenal Board For Stalling Contract Talks

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has laid the blame of his contract situation at the feet of the club’s board, asking them to “do their job” to ensure he remains in north London. The attacker, who has 17 goals and a single assist in 26 Premier League appearances this season, is out of contract next June, meaning he will be free to start discussing terms with other clubs at the turn of the year. A likelier scenario is that Arsenal are forced to sell him this summer if they cannot agree a new contract for him, with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain two of the clubs credited with an interest in the 30-year-old. Aubameyang, meanwhile, says that there has been little progress towards signing fresh terms with the Emirates side – and he has pinned the blame firmly on the clu...
Aubameyang offered Real Madrid & Barcelona transfer warning by Arsenal legend Wright
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Aubameyang offered Real Madrid & Barcelona transfer warning by Arsenal legend Wright

The ex-Gunners striker believes an ageing frontman will struggle to find a top club and lucrative contract if he walks out on Arsenal as a free agent Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been warned that he may be working himself into a weaker position by shunning a new contract at Arsenal, with Ian Wright saying there is no guarantee that he will find a top club and contract as a free agent. As things stand, the Gabonese striker still has 12 months left to run on his current deal at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners had been hoping to tie their talismanic club captain to fresh terms by now, bringing an end to the uncertainty surrounding his future.
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.”
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. ...
‘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 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
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....
Arsenal have NOT offered Aubameyang new contract
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Arsenal have NOT offered Aubameyang new contract

Arsenal have NOT offered a new contract to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Daily Express says Arsenal have not offered Aubameyang a new contract to remain at the Emirates beyond 2021, despite reports from France stating fresh terms have been tabled. Aubameyang's future is a major dilemma for the Gunners, with the current agreement of the club's most valuable player expiring in a year's time. Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan are among the many sides across Europe linked with the Gabon international, who had been valued at around £50million prior to the coronavirus pandemic. And with the repercussions of COVID-19-enforced break having taken its financial toll on the north London club, it is widely expected Aubameyang will leave this summer
Arsenal pursuing Lyon striker Dembele for 5 years
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Arsenal pursuing Lyon striker Dembele for 5 years

Arsenal are pushing hard to sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembele this summer. The Daily Record says Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is desperate to put his own stamp on proceedings at the Emirates and could be forced into the market due to a double striker sweat. Star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has just 12 months remaining on his current deal and Alexandre Lacazette is a target for Inter Milan. But the Gunners' attraction in Dembele isn't new, in fact, they have maintained an interest in him since 2015 and were reportedly ready to rival Spurs six months before his Parkhead switch. They were strongly linked in the summer of 2017 and now appear keen with the potential of reuniting Dembele with his former Celtic team-mate Kieran Tierney. And that could also have a knock-on effect for ...
Arsenal couldn’t fault Aubameyang if he wants Real Madrid move’ – Wright would understand exit
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Arsenal couldn’t fault Aubameyang if he wants Real Madrid move’ – Wright would understand exit

The legendary former Gunners striker can appreciate why an ambitious frontman, who is now 30 years of age, may be tempted by the Blancos Arsenal could not fault Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if he opted to leave for Real Madrid, says Ian Wright, with an ambitious striker at a stage of his career where he needs to be a little selfish. The prolific Gabonese is now 30 years of age and approaching the final 12 months of his contract with the Gunners. No extension has been agreed to that deal as yet, with transfer talk now raging around a prized asset that those at Emirates Stadium cannot afford to lose as a free agent.
Arsenal Star, Alexandre Lacazette Seen Inhaling ‘Hippy Crack’ again Despite Previous Warning from the Club
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Arsenal Star, Alexandre Lacazette Seen Inhaling ‘Hippy Crack’ again Despite Previous Warning from the Club

Arsenal and French star,  Alexandre Lacazette has been pictured inhaling from a balloon during the lockdown. The French striker, 28, filmed himself at his home and text his friends saying he was “at home, chilling and doing balloons”, reports the Daily Star.   This comes 18 months after the France International and several team-mates were warned over the use of nitrous oxide “hippy crack”. Back in August 2018, a group of players including Lacazette, Matteo Guendouzi, Mesut Ozil, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were filmed passing out after inhaling the gas known as “hippy crack”. They were seen among a dozen players as well as 70 girls who were partying at the Tape nightspot in London just days before the start of the season. Nitrous oxide gas is used as a pain...
Wenger Picks Kanu As His Greatest-ever Arsenal January Signing
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Wenger Picks Kanu As His Greatest-ever Arsenal January Signing

Arsene Wenger picks his greatest-ever Arsenal January signing... no, not Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but cult hero Kanu, who he picked up for just £4m from Inter Milan in 1999 Arsene Wenger has named Nwankwo Kanu ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as his best January signing while manager of Arsenal. Kanu joined the Gunners in 1999 after making the move from Inter Milan for a fee of £4.15million and he quickly became an important player in the second half of his first season. He came off the bench in his first few games, netting goals against Derby, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and north  London rivals  Tottenham. The striker scored 17 goals in his first full season, including a 15-minute hat-trick against Chelsea, and helped his side reach the UEFA Cup final. When asked...
Arsenal to Sell Six Players to Pay up Pepe’s £72m Fee
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Arsenal to Sell Six Players to Pay up Pepe’s £72m Fee

Arsenal could have to sell up to six players, to fund the remaining money left to pay for Nicolas Pepe, according to Bleacher Report. The Gunners agreed a club-record £72million deal with Lille for Pepe in the summer. The Ivorian winger then put pen to paper on a five-year contract at the Emirates. The deal came as a shock, following suggestions Arsenal had a tight budget to do business with. It later emerged the transfer would be paid in five instalments. The club is now looking to sell up to six players in the next window, to ensure they have the cash to cover the money owed to Lille. Skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and strike partner Alexandre Lacazette have both been linked with a move away from London recently, wi...
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Names Brazil Great as Favourite Player
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Names Brazil Great as Favourite Player

The Arsenal and Gabon forward has named two-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo as his favourite player of all time Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that Brazilian legend Ronaldo was and still is his favourite footballer. Ronaldo, now a majority owner at Real Valladolid, is often listed among the best players to ever grace the beautiful game, with his exploits for Brazil, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Barcelona. Apart from winning two Fifa World Cup titles, the forward boasts of numerous individual accolades, including two Ballon d'Or awards and three World Player of the Year crowns. Reacting to questions from fans as part of the Gunners’ online home learning activities, the 30-year-old named El Fenomeno as his favourite player ever. “My favourite car is t...
Arsenal sale on as Aubameyang ‘wants to quit this summer’
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Arsenal sale on as Aubameyang ‘wants to quit this summer’

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ready to leave Arsenal this summer. Sport says Aubameyang "wants to quit this summer" with Real Madrid and Barcelona considering moves for the striker. The 30-year-old Gabon international is yet to sign a new deal at the Emirates and with only a year left on the striker's contract, his long-term future with the Gunners is in serious doubt. Aubameyang is yet to get a taste of the Champions League since his move to the Emirates and the Gunners striker has asked to leave this summer, having refused to renew his current deal. Real Madrid have been heavily linked with the star and boss Zinedine Zidane is looking to fill the void left behind by Cristiano Ronaldo since his switch to Juventus two years ago
Atletico Madrid prioritise deal for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette
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Atletico Madrid prioritise deal for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette

Atletico Madrid have placed Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette top of their summer shopping list. AS says Atletico management have prioritised Lacazette's signing, confident the Gunners are prepared to sell. It emerged earlier this week that Real Madrid had been offered the Frenchman by Arsenal after making an enquiry for skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The sticking point for Atletico is the lack of free spending cash to meet Arsenal's valuation. It's suggested they will have to sell Diego Costa first to raise the necessary funds to meet the Londoners' asking price for Lacazette.
Aubameyang Refuses To Sign Fresh Arsenal Deal As Real Madrid, Barcelona Knocks
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Aubameyang Refuses To Sign Fresh Arsenal Deal As Real Madrid, Barcelona Knocks

Real Madrid have reportedly “made an enquiry” for Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Spanish giants are set to make re-inforcements to their forward line having failed to replace Cristiano Ronaldo when he left for Juventus in 2018. And according to France Football, their attentions are focussing on £44m-rated striker Aubameyang. The 30-year-old Gabon international is yet to sign a new deal at the Emirates with his contract only having another season to run after this one. The Gunners paid Borussia Dortmund £56million to sign the forward in January 2018. He has scored 61 goals in just 97 games and would represent a huge loss if he was to leave Mikel Arteta‘s North Londoners. Real’s big rivals Barcelona are also believed to be monitoring Aubameyang’s situation ...
Aubameyang Advised To Leave Arsenal And Signs For An Ambitious Club
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Aubameyang Advised To Leave Arsenal And Signs For An Ambitious Club

Gabon’s football association president (FEGAFOOT), Pierre Alain Mounguengui, has urged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to quite Arsenal. In an interview with ESPN, he urged his compatriot to “secure a contract with a more ambitious club”. Aubameyang is the reigning equal top scorer in the Premier League, after netting 22 goals for the Gunners last term. However, the 30-year-old is yet to win any silverware since swapping Borussia Dortmund for the Emirates Stadium in 2018. “I don’t want to say that Arsenal aren’t ambitious, but Arsenal don’t have ambitions as high as some other clubs as far as Europe is concerned,” Mounguengui said. “So if Pierre could secure a contract with a more ambitious club, he’d definitely find his place there. “On an individual level, we all consider...
Virgil Van Dijk Picks His Non Liverpool Premier League 5-A-Side Team
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Virgil Van Dijk Picks His Non Liverpool Premier League 5-A-Side Team

Virgil van Dijk has named his fantasy Premier League five-a-side team but the Liverpool defender wasn't allowed to pick any of his teammates. If you were picking aa football team made out of the players in the Premier League Van Dijk would be an early pick for most people. The Dutchman would most likely be in contention with his table topping teammates for first pick but choosing his own fantasy side, for Premier League productions via the Liverpool website, the former Saint wasn't allowed to pick any Reds' players. Van Dijk picked a 1-2-1 formation with Manchester City's Ederson in goal with teammate Aymeric Laporte in front of him in defence. A third City representative Kevin de Bruyne is paired with Son Heung-min in midfielder and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes up the team. ...
Aubameyang unfazed over Arsenal contract situation during Instagram Q&A
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Aubameyang unfazed over Arsenal contract situation during Instagram Q&A

The Gabon international has hinted he is open to extending his stay at Emirates Stadium beyond the summer of 2021 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has offered a positive update on his contract situation at Arsenal, suggesting he would be open to committing to fresh terms at Emirates Stadium. The 30-year-old frontman only has one year remaining on his current deal, with the Gunners yet to reach an agreement with their club captain over a renewal. Barcelona and Manchester United have been strongly linked with Aubameyang over the last few months, and it has been reported that Arsenal could cash in on a prized asset before he becomes a free agent. The Gabonese striker is on course to win the Premier League's Golden Boot for a second consecutive year, having hit 17 goals in 26 outings th...
Aubameyang Reveals What will Happen if he Doesn’t Win Trophies
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Aubameyang Reveals What will Happen if he Doesn’t Win Trophies

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has said he will still be regarded as a top striker, even if he never wins any trophy. Aubameyang is currently the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer with 17 goals. The 30-year-old has been linked with a summer exit and clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan are interested. Aubameyang will have only one year left on his current deal by the end of the season and is yet to win silverware since joining the Gunners in January 2018. The FA Cup represents this season’s last chance for Aubameyang to win his first trophy in England and he is yet to win a league title in his career, despite spending more than four years at Borussia Dortmund. “I’m a striker so I will defend my side – I don’t think you need trophies to be a ...
Aubameyang Reveals what Caused Late Miss as Arsenal Crash Out Against Olympiacos
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Aubameyang Reveals what Caused Late Miss as Arsenal Crash Out Against Olympiacos

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has blamed fatigue and cramps for his late miss, as they crashed out of the Europa League to Olympiacos on Thursday night. The Gunners led 1-0 from the first leg, but were forced to go to extra time after Pape Abou Cisse put the Greek side ahead in the 53rd minute at the Emirates Stadium. Aubameyang equalized with a superb overhead kick, to put his side back in front. But Youssef El-Arabi netted late on to restore Olympiacos’ lead with a minute remaining. Aubameyang was handed a clear-cut chance from seven yards out in the closing stages of the match, but he lashed his effort wide of goal. “Yeah… I don’t even know, I feel very, very bad, yeah that can happen, I don’t know how I missed this chance, I was tired, I had some cramps...
Arsenal’s Europa League Exit Hurts ‘Big Time’ – Mikel Arteta
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Arsenal’s Europa League Exit Hurts ‘Big Time’ – Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta watched Arsenal suffer late Europa League heartbreak against Olympiakos and said: "It hurts, big time". Youssef El Arabi's goal in the dying minutes of extra time ensured it was the Greek side who advanced to the last 16 on away goals following a 2-2 aggregate draw. The Gunners struggled to get going and fell to a 2-1 defeat on the night, though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang thought he had done enough to send Arsenal through when he equalised minutes earlier (113) with an overhead kick, after Pape Abou Cisse's header took the tie into an additional 30 minutes. "It hurts, big time," Arteta said. "We had a lot of hope in this competition. It was a great way for us to be able to go to Europe and it is a very beautiful competition to try to win. "I think we did ...
Gary Neville Compares Aubameyang to Thierry Henry
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Gary Neville Compares Aubameyang to Thierry Henry

Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has compared Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with the Gunners legend, Thierry Henry, after the Gabonese international scored a brace in his side’s Premier League 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday. Two goals from Aubameyang and a strike from Eddie Nketiah gave Mikel Arteta’s men all three points against Everton at the Emirates Stadium. Neville said Aubameyang’s first goal against the Toffees reminded him of Henry when the former France striker was playing for Arsenal. “Aubameyang’s first goal against Everton is a classic Thierry Henry’s goal,” Neville told Sky Sports. “Everything about the goal just reminds me of Henry. “How Aubameyang went through on goal, the sprint and finish including how he placed the ball far...
Arteta Speaks on Aubameyang Leaving Arsenal After 3-2 Win Over Everton
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Arteta Speaks on Aubameyang Leaving Arsenal After 3-2 Win Over Everton

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can be convinced to sign a new deal at the club. Aubameyang scored twice as the Gunners battled to a 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday. However, the Gabon striker will have only one year left on his current, when this season is over. Aubameyang has been linked with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. But Arteta says he could yet remain at the Emirates. “They (other teams) are completely right to want him because he’s a superb player. He completely deserves to be liked by other teams but hopefully, we can convince him that this is the right place for him. And he has a future here. “You know he wants to play for the biggest club in the biggest tournament and be up there with the best players in the world...
Arteta Reveals Arsenal Player that Has Proven him Wrong
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Arteta Reveals Arsenal Player that Has Proven him Wrong

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has admitted that he had doubts about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, before he was appointed as Unai Emery’s successor. Aubameyang scored twice on Sunday, as the Gunners defeated Everton 3-2 at the Emirates. Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Arteta revealed he was not sure about the Gabon striker’s work rate. He said: “Incredible, the amount of work that he is doing and how he takes on defensive responsibility. “Before I had my questions, but it shows the commitment that he’s showing with his teammates and with the club. “I wasn’t sure if he wanted to do it or if he could do it physically. But he showed that he can do it physically, so then it is about ‘Do you want to do it or not?”