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I could leave Arsenal in January – Lacazette
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I could leave Arsenal in January – Lacazette

Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has said he could leave the club in January, as his agents are actively seeking potential moves away. Lacazette is into the last few months of his current deal at the Emirates. The 30-year-old will be free to negotiate with foreign teams from the start of the New Year. Arsenal were open to selling Lacazette in the summer, while the winter window will be the last chance they have to receive a transfer fee for the player. “Of course, my agents are starting to look to the right and to the left. “But not until January, I really want to focus on something. “And then we will see what is on offer, if the challenges are interesting, if there are beautiful projects, how they are counting on me… so there are still many questions, I prefer to ...
Smith Rowe Strikes again as Arsenal beat Watford
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Smith Rowe Strikes again as Arsenal beat Watford

Emile Smith Rowe scored for the third Premier League game in a row as in-form Arsenal marked Mikel Arteta's 100th game in charge with a 1-0 win over Watford at the Emirates. The Gunners, now unbeaten in 10 games across all competitions, had been by far the better team in the first half without reward. Bukayo Saka had an early strike overturned by VAR for offside and, after Danny Rose's blatant foul on Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty was superbly stopped by the impressive Ben Foster 10 minutes before the break. But Watford have now not kept a clean sheet in the top flight for 21 games and their defence was eventually beaten on 56 minutes when Smith Rowe swept in from 18 yards for his fifth goal of the season - although there was some controversy, with Clau...
Arteta gives fresh injury update on Aubameyang, Lacazette as Arsenal defeat Aston Villa
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Arteta gives fresh injury update on Aubameyang, Lacazette as Arsenal defeat Aston Villa

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has provided the latest injury update on strikers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. Arteta withdrew Aubameyang at the stroke of full-time for Gabriel Martinelli during his side’s Premier League 3-1 win against Aston Villa on Friday night. Aubameyang had picked up an injury at full-time during Arsenal’s clash with Aston Villa. His teammate, Lacazette, also limped off during the clash. Arsenal defeated Arsenal thanks to goals from Thomas Partey, Aubameyang and Emile Smith Rowe. “No, no he [Aubameyang] was just cramping,” Arteta was quoted by Arsenal’s official website as saying after the game. He added, “Laca was fatigued. He hasn’t played that many minutes. He worked so hard and at some stage, he just said ‘I’ve had enough’ a...
Vieira speaks on returning to Arsenal as manager as pressure mounts on Arteta
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Vieira speaks on returning to Arsenal as manager as pressure mounts on Arteta

Crystal Palace manager, Patrick Vieira, has said he will always be an Arsenal fan and remained coy on if he will return to the club. The former Gunners skipper saw his side denied three points on Monday night, thanks to a last-gasp Alexandre Lacazette goal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened scoring for Mikel Arteta’s men, before Palace turned the scoreline around through Christian Benteke and Odsonne Eduoard After the game, Vieira asked about the loud ovation he got from the Arsenal fans and if he is thinking of returning to the Emirates in a managerial capacity. The Frenchman, who only took the Palace role this summer, replied: “I spent nine years here and we played some really good football at times. “I am always going to love this football club and the fans. I will always ...
EPL: Ian Wright blames two Arsenal players after 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace
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EPL: Ian Wright blames two Arsenal players after 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has called out Ben White and Nicolas Pepe following their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Monday night. Wright feels Patrick Vieira’s men were “unfortunate” not to win at the Emirates. Second-half substitute Alexandre Lacazette ensured the Gunners got a point, scoring with the last kick of the play. Goals from Christian Benteke and Odsonne Edouard had given Palace hope of winning, following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s eighth-minute opener. The result stretched Arsenal unbeaten streak to six matches in all competitions and moved Mikel Arteta’s men up to 12th in the Premier League table. But Wright was not impressed with White and Pepe. “I think it’s a little bit of a worry for Arsenal because when you look at both goals, we’re not getting defend...
Arteta tells Arsenal players to take COVID-19 vaccine
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Arteta tells Arsenal players to take COVID-19 vaccine

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has urged his players to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Arteta warned that “the team will pay the price” of another outbreak within the squad. Granit Xhaka became the latest member of the Gunners’ squad to test positive while away on international duty with Switzerland. This season alone, captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Willian and Alex Runarsson missed the start of the campaign after contracting the virus. The £50million summer signing Ben White was also ruled out of games against Chelsea and Manchester City due to his own positive test. “We are trying to explain all the reasons why we believe it is the right thing to do,” Arteta said. “How much it will protect first of all the club, secondly their teammates and the en...
West Brom vs Arsenal: Arteta singles out two players after 6-0 win
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West Brom vs Arsenal: Arteta singles out two players after 6-0 win

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has praised debutant Aaron Ramsdale and Martin Odegaard, following their 6-0 win over West Brom in the Carabao Cup second round. It was the Gunners’ first win of the season, following back-to-back 2-0 defeats in the Premier League to Brentford and Chelsea. Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a hat-trick, while Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette also got on the score sheet. Arteta told Sky Sports: “The attitude the team had from the beginning [was good]. We were disappointed not to win the two games in the league. “When you lose the most important thing is to win the next match to get some confidence. We scored some good goals.” Odegaard and Ramsdale were making their first appearances this season....
Odegaard gets Arsenal clearance as Tierney & Lacazette return to training
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Odegaard gets Arsenal clearance as Tierney & Lacazette return to training

Hector Bellerin and Gabriel Martinelli are also working with the rest of Mikel Arteta's squad, but Ben White remains absent Martin Odegaard has been cleared to begin life as a permanent addition at Arsenal, following his £30 million ($41m) transfer from Real Madrid, while Kieran Tierney and Alexandre Lacazette are back in full training. The Gunners have stumbled out of the blocks in 2021-22, suffering back-to-back Premier League defeats, with untimely injury blows and positive Covid-19 tests doing Mikel Arteta's cause few favours. An opportunity to get back into a winning habit will present itself in a Carabao Cup second-round clash with West Brom on Wednesday, with a number of senior stars in contention to figure in a fixture that could act as a warm-up for a meeting with Manches...
Chelsea playmaker, Christian Pulisic tests positive for Covid-19; to miss Arsenal game on Sunday
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Chelsea playmaker, Christian Pulisic tests positive for Covid-19; to miss Arsenal game on Sunday

Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that winger Christian Pulisic has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating. Pulisic will now miss Chelsea’s Premier League London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday, August 22. His diagnosis comes a week after Ruben Loftus-Cheek contracted Covid-19, while Arsenal have also been dealing with their own outbreak after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Willian and Alex Runnarson were all affected. Thomas Tuchel confirmed: “Christian has unfortunately had a positive test and needs to follow the protocols. He’s not been training and is not available for the game.” The German also warned his players to beware a backlash from Arsenal as they battle their own Covid situati...
Two senior players absent from Arsenal training ahead of Chelsea clash
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Two senior players absent from Arsenal training ahead of Chelsea clash

Two senior Arsenal players, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, were absent from the club’s training session on Wednesday ahead of their Premier League derby with Chelsea on Sunday. Aubameyang and Lacazette featured prominently for Arsenal throughout pre-season but were ruled out of the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat against Brentford last Friday due to illness. Brentford defeated Arsenal at home in the absence of their most experienced forwards, with Premier League debutant Folarin Balogun struggling to make an impact during the encounter. Asked to clarify why Aubameyang and Lacazette didn’t feature against Brentford, Arteta only gave a brief explanation, saying: “They feel unwell, that is all I can say “It is [a big miss], but in the world that we are living in, I think...
Arteta, Aubameyang clash as Arsenal set deadline to sack manager
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Arteta, Aubameyang clash as Arsenal set deadline to sack manager

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has seen his relationship with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang become strained, even as the board’s faith in him begins to waver, according to Eurosport. The Gunners lost their first Premier League game of the season 2-0 to Brentford last Friday. Aubameyang was unavailable for the game along with strike partner Alexandre Lacazette. Their absence was attributed to illness, but there have been suggestions that something else is at play. It is understood Aubameyang is free to leave if a suitable offer was received, as his relationship with Arteta has soured. During a pre-season in which the striker failed to net a single goal, there has been noticeable ‘friction’ between the manager and the club’s top earner which has created a p...
Barcelona to replace Messi with Lacazette, Aubameyang
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Barcelona to replace Messi with Lacazette, Aubameyang

Barcelona are considering moves for Arsenal strikers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, according to Sport. However, the LaLiga club will only pursue the transfer, if they are able to offload Martin Braithwaite for a significant fee. Barca manager, Ronald Koeman, had already admitted that he would like to bring in a new striker. Due to their financial problems, the Catalans will not be able to afford a fee for either Aubameyang or Lacazette, so any deal would have to involve a player exchange. Following Lionel Messi’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona are determined to bolster their attacking options. They can already call upon Antoine Griezmann, while wingers Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele are also capable of making a major impact. ...
Barcelona to Replace Messi with Lacazette, Aubameyang
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Barcelona to Replace Messi with Lacazette, Aubameyang

Barcelona are considering moves for Arsenal strikers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, according to Sport. However, the LaLiga club will only pursue the transfer, if they are able to offload Martin Braithwaite for a significant fee. Barca manager, Ronald Koeman, had already admitted that he would like to bring in a new striker. Due to their financial problems, the Catalans will not be able to afford a fee for either Aubameyang or Lacazette, so any deal would have to involve a player exchange. Following Lionel Messi’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona are determined to bolster their attacking options. They can already call upon Antoine Griezmann, while wingers Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele are also capable of making a...
‘Lacazette and Aubameyang feel unwell’ – Arteta explains absence of Arsenal’s star attackers
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‘Lacazette and Aubameyang feel unwell’ – Arteta explains absence of Arsenal’s star attackers

The Gunners boss turned to Folarin Balogun to start the season opener against Brentford Mikel Arteta has said that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were left out of Arsenal's season opener against Brentford because the two "feel unwell". Both Aubemeyang and Lacazette featured for Arsenal in pre-season, but the club's two star attackers did not make the matchday squad for Friday's Premier League opener. Folarin Balogun has been handed his Premier League debut in their stead as the England Under-20 striker joined Arsenal's attack alongside the likes of Nicolas Pepe, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli.
Lacazette agent responds to Roma transfer rumours with move mooted for Arsenal striker
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Lacazette agent responds to Roma transfer rumours with move mooted for Arsenal striker

The experienced France international has seen a switch to Serie A giants speculated upon, but no talks have been held as yet The agent of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette claims to have had no contact with Roma as speculation continues to link his client with a move to Serie A. The France international striker has seen his future in north London speculated upon for some time, with an expiring contract ticking the rumour mill into overdrive. Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, now in charge at Stadio Olimpico, is said to be keen on doing a deal for Lacazette but no formal approach has been made from the Italian capital.
Brentford vs Arsenal: Aubameyang, Lacazette out of Arteta’s squad for EPL opener
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Brentford vs Arsenal: Aubameyang, Lacazette out of Arteta’s squad for EPL opener

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and fellow striker, Alexandre Lacazette, will both be unavailable for their Premier League opener at Brentford on Friday night. The Athletic reports that both players are ill and may not be ready for the fixture. This will be a big blow to club manager, Mikel Arteta, who is looking to start the 2021/2022 campaign on a high. Arteta has led the Gunners to two consecutive eighth-place finishes in the league. The Spaniard would have to tweak his attack against Brentford. Nicolas Pepe is expected to start on the left, while either Bukayo Saka or Gabriel Martinelli could partner him in attack. Arteta could even opt to throw in Folarin Balogun, who was promoted to the first team last season. Kick off is 8pm WAT. ...
Arsenal offer two Players in Swap Deal for Inter’s Lautaro Martinez
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Arsenal offer two Players in Swap Deal for Inter’s Lautaro Martinez

Arsenal have offered two players to Inter Milan in a bid to sign their forward, Lautaro Martinez. According to Pete O’Rourke on the Football Terrace podcast, the Gunners included Hector Bellerin and Alexandre Lacazette in a player-exchange deal that would see the duo move to the San Siro and Martinez to the Emirates. Inter will only accept a £65million straight-cash offer and do not want either of the players. Martinez was impressive for Inter Milan last season. The 23-year-old Argentine scored 17 goals for Inter Milan last season as they won their first Serie A title since their all-conquering 2010 side. It’s unclear whether Arsenal would be prepared to pay the fee upfront, having just spent £50million to sign Ben White from Brighton this season. ...
Arsenal Agree to Tammy Abraham’s Demands
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Arsenal Agree to Tammy Abraham’s Demands

  Arsenal are ready to meet the wage demands of Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, according to the Daily Express. The Gunners are very keen to land the 23-year-old this summer. Abraham has always scored for Chelsea and shown his ability during loan spells at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa. But Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is unconvinced and left the forward out of a number of his matchday squads last season. A potential stumbling block in Abraham’s move to Arsenal was his wage demands. He is currently earning £80,000 a week and wants to be paid £125,000. Arsenal have now made it clear during talks that they are prepared to meet the player’s demands, as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his attacking options. Abraham has scored 30 goals in 82 appearanc...
Arsenal Put Lacazette for Sale to Fund Tammy Abraham’s Transfer
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Arsenal Put Lacazette for Sale to Fund Tammy Abraham’s Transfer

  Arsenal are ready to sell Alexandre Lacazette for £15 million this summer in order to fund a deal for Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham. Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, is keen on bringing Abraham to Emirates if a deal for the 23-year-old can be struck. According to The Sun, Arsenal are now willing to accept a £15million fee in a bid to get Lacazette off their wage bill. Lacazette, who joined Arsenal from Lyon in a £46.5m deal in 2017, has just a year remaining on his contract with the North London club. Arsenal have decided not to extend the 30-year-old’s current £175,000-a-week deal and are now looking for a buyer before the end of the transfer window. The report added that Arteta is happy to keep Lacazette if no buyer is found, but it would mean that Arsenal are li...
EPL: Arsenal set to sell three players
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EPL: Arsenal set to sell three players

  Arsenal are ready to let Alexandre Lacazette, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson leave this summer, according to Sky Sports. Joe Willock’s future with the Gunners is also in the balance, with the club yet to decide on whether they see a role for him. Lacazette’s contract is due to expire in one year and no talks underway or planned over a new deal. The 30-year-old will be allowed to leave as a free agent in 2022, if no suitable offers come in for him during this transfer window. Lacazette cost Arsenal around £47m four years ago and they would obviously not get anything close to that money now. With his wages reportedly around £180,000-a-week, the club are very keen to get him off the books and free up space on the wage bill for new players. Both Maitland-N...
EPL: 2020/21 Premier League Highest Scorers [Top 21]
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EPL: 2020/21 Premier League Highest Scorers [Top 21]

  The 2020/21 English Premier League season will come to an end on Sunday with Manchester City already crowned champions. However, the battle for who emerges the highest goal scorer is still very much on. Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane are currently joint top scorers with two games left. Both Liverpool and Tottenham stars are tied on 22 goals each going into Wednesday’s clashes against Burnley and Aston Villa respectively. DAILY POST brings you the top 20 scorers in the 2020-21 Premier League season: Harry Kane – 22 Mohamed Salah – 22 Bruno Fernandes – 18 Son Heung-Min – 17 Patrick Bamford – 16 Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 16 Jamie Vardy – 13 Ollie Watkins – 13 Alexandre Lacazette – 13 Ilkay Gündogan – 13 Callum Wilson – 12 Danny IngsIng...
Arsenal Send West Brom Down with 3-1 Win
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Arsenal Send West Brom Down with 3-1 Win

Arsenal sent West Brom down with a 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium as Sam Allardyce suffered relegation from the Premier League for the first time in his career. The Gunners, 10th in the Premier League table ahead of kick-off and playing for little more than pride after their Europa League exit on Thursday, took the lead when the excellent Bukayo Saka, playing at left-back, crossed for Emile Smith Rowe to volley home (29). Arsenal doubled their advantage soon afterwards when Nicolas Pepe cut inside from the right flank and curled a stunning effort beyond the outstretched Sam Johnstone (35), but they had some nervy moments after that. West Brom pulled a goal back in superb style when Matheus Pereira broke forward from inside his own half and, with Arsenal defenders backing off ...
Arsenal: I feel sorry for Aubameyang – Jack Wilshere
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Arsenal: I feel sorry for Aubameyang – Jack Wilshere

  Former Arsenal star, Jack Wilshere , has admitted he ‘felt sorry’ for captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, after the Gunners were eliminated from the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night. Arsenal was knocked out from the Europa League by Villarreal on a 2-1 aggregate defeat following a 0-0 draw in the semi-final second-leg encounter at Emirates. Aubameyang hit the post twice against Villarreal, but Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta replaced the Gabonese striker with Alexandre Lacazette with 10 minutes to go as the North London club pushed for the winning goal. “I felt a bit sorry for Aubameyang last night because he did not have much service,” WIlshere told talkSPORT. “He did look the most dangerous when they were in the final third. I am sure he will be frustrated, he...
Emery’s Villarreal End Arsenal’s Europa League Hopes
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Emery’s Villarreal End Arsenal’s Europa League Hopes

Arsenal's season was left in tatters as Villarreal held on for a 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium to secure a 2-1 aggregate victory and a place in the Europa League final against Manchester United. Following a 2-1 defeat in Spain in the first leg last week, the Gunners were sluggish as they tried to find the goal they so desperately needed, but they did have chances. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's volley struck the outside of the post in the first half and the Gunners skipper's header hit the inside of the upright and bounced out with 11 minutes remaining. The hosts, who threw on Gabriel Martinelli, Alexandre Lacazette and Willian in the closing stages, piled forward, but it was not to be their night as Unai Emery got the better of his former side, with Villarreal reaching their ...
Europa League: Arteta Receives Triple Injury Boost ahead of Villarreal Second leg
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Europa League: Arteta Receives Triple Injury Boost ahead of Villarreal Second leg

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, could have Kieran Tierney, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang feature in their crucial Europa League semi-final second leg clash with Villarreal on Thursday. Aubameyang is in contention to start against the LaLiga side, having returned to action after contracting malaria. The striker came on late in the first leg and played 77 minutes of the Gunners’ 2-0 win over Newcastle at the weekend. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Arteta said: “He played well [vs Newcastle] and he felt much better than the days before that. Obviously, scoring a goal is really important for him as well, so he’s in a good place.” Also, Tierney and Lacazette are back in full training, but Arteta will make a late call on their involvement...
Arsenal vs Everton: Aubameyang, Lacazette, others ruled out of EPL
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Arsenal vs Everton: Aubameyang, Lacazette, others ruled out of EPL

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, would be without strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, for the visit of Everton in the Premier League on Friday. Aubameyang is recovering from malaria, while Lacazette pulled his hamstring last week during the 1-1 draw with Fulham. A club statement said: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Auba continues to recover after contracting malaria on international duty. Auba will be unavailable for Friday’s match against Everton but is hoping to resume light training by the end of this week. “Alex Lacazette – Left hamstring. Alex has sustained a strain to his left hamstring and will be unavailable for Friday’s match against Everton. He will continue to work with the medical team and will be assessed ahead of next week’s matche...
Mikel Arteta Reveals how UEFA, Match Officials, Felt About Lacazette’s Gesture Before Slavia Game
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Mikel Arteta Reveals how UEFA, Match Officials, Felt About Lacazette’s Gesture Before Slavia Game

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has revealed how he, the club, UEFA and the match officials felt about Alexandre Lacazette’s powerful gesture ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League tie against Slavia Prague on Thursday. The Frenchman, who captained the Gunners for the night, took the knee directly in front of the Slavia players and stared them down. All the other Arsenal players joined him, kneeling in unison, in a gesture to raise awareness in combating racism. And while the Arsenal team passed the message, the Slavia Prague team stood with their arms around each other’s shoulders. UEFA had earlier in the week handed Slavia Prague player, Ondrej Kudela, a 10-match ban for ‘racist behaviour’ towards Rangers’ Glen Kamara. And the football body’s decision of just a 10-ma...
Arsenal Cruise into Europa League Semi-finals after 4-0 Win Against Slavia Prague
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Arsenal Cruise into Europa League Semi-finals after 4-0 Win Against Slavia Prague

A blistering first-half display saw Arsenal cruise past Slavia Prague 4-0 to progress to the Europa League semi-finals 5-1 on aggregate. The visitors arrived in the Czech capital knowing they had to score to have a chance of qualifying against a Slavia team who had not lost at the Eden Arena for 18 months, but they had an early 'goal' ruled out by the Video Assistant Referee for the tightest of offsides against Emile Smith Rowe. However, Mikel Arteta's side soon made up for that disappointment when Nicolas Pepe's neat, close-range finish gave them a deserved 18th-minute lead, which they soon doubled thanks to Alexandre Lacazette's penalty (21). Three minutes later Arsenal were in dreamland when Bukayo Saka's low drive from the edge of the box made it 3-0, with their captain La...
Why Arsenal Continue Winning Without Aubameyang
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Why Arsenal Continue Winning Without Aubameyang

The absence of the Gabon captain did not stop Mikel Arteta’s side from cruising to a crucial win at Bramall Lane Following their 3-0 hammering of Sheffield United, Arsenal have now won four of their six Premier League matches without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this season. They have won 66.6 per cent of their six league matches without Aubameyang – four wins, a draw and a loss compared to 36 per cent of nine wins in the 25 league games he has featured in so far in this campaign. The 31-year-old reportedly missed Sunday’s game at Bramall Lane with the flu, but his absence did not stop Arsenal from ending their four-game winless run in all competitions. Alexandre Lacazette’s double and Gabriel Martinelli’s effort secured maximum points for the Gunners which saw them move to ninth ...
Arteta to Replace Lacazette with £15m Striker
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Arteta to Replace Lacazette with £15m Striker

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has made Celtic striker, Odsonne Edouard a target, as a potential replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, according to the UK Telegraph. For some time now, Leicester City have felt they had won the race to sign the 23-year-old, with a £15million agreement close to being reached. However, Arsenal have been monitoring Edouard for over a year and will look to make a move for the striker, who will have just one year remaining on his contract with Celtic this summer. Lacazette will also have just one year left on his deal this summer, and the Gunners are set to make a decision over whether he will be sold or handed a contract extension. Leicester believe they are in a strong position to sign Edouard, as Brendan Rodgers has already managed th...
Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad
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Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has told his players they must take Gary Neville’s harsh criticism “on the chin” ahead of their Europa League quarter-final clash against Sparta Prague on Thursday. The Gunners were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool on Saturday night, with their lethargic performance even more damaging than the result. Neville, speaking on Monday Night Football, particularly laid into skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette, branding them a “little mafia”. While Arteta would not be drawn on whether a disconnect had emerged between himself and his players, he feels any criticism of the side was justified. When asked to respond to Neville’s “little mafia” comments at a press conference on Wednesday, Arteta replied: “No, no respons...
Gary Neville reveals some Arsenal players have become ”mafia” against Artet
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Gary Neville reveals some Arsenal players have become ”mafia” against Artet

  Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has claimed a group of Arsenal players have constituted themselves into “a little mafia” under Mikel Arteta. Neville was speaking about the Gunners’ 3-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend on Monday Night Football. According to him, he felt “uncomfortable” with what he saw at the Emirates on Saturday night. Neville singled out their front six – Dani Ceballos, Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette for criticism. He said: “I have to say, coming out of Saturday, we don’t know what goes on behind the scenes at Arsenal but there were a few of those players on the front part of the pitch, it looked like a little mafia. “It looked like a little group of players who w...
Carragher wants three players dismissed from Arsenal, says Aubameyang, lazy
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Carragher wants three players dismissed from Arsenal, says Aubameyang, lazy

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has described Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s performances for the Gunners this season as ‘lazy’. Carragher also urged Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, to get rid of three Arsenal players, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe and Willian. According to him, It will be a ‘painful’ process for Arsenal, but Lacazette, Pepe and Willian need to move on. The former defender stated this ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League tie against Slavia Praha on Thursday. Arteta’s side head to the game after losing 3-0 to Liverpool in the Premier League over the weekend. “It’s going to take a lot of pain for Arsenal,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “It’s the players, get rid of them. Stick with Arteta and get the young players in the team. “Odegaard h...
Ian Wright Names Two Best Players for Arsenal in 3-3 draw with West Ham
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Ian Wright Names Two Best Players for Arsenal in 3-3 draw with West Ham

  Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has identified Martin Odegaard and Calum Chambers as the best players on the pitch for the Gunners in their 3-3 draw with West Ham United on Sunday. Arsenal were 3-0 down within the opening 32 minutes, with goals from Jesse Lingard, Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek for the home side. Gunners fought back to earn a point at the London Stadium after the west London side conceded 2 own goals from Tomas Soucek and Craig Dawson and Alexandre Lacazette equalising for the visitors. Chambers spent a year sidelined with an ACL injury and only returned to action in December but played a key part in the two own goals conceded by West Ham with his excellent service from right. And Odegaard, loaned in from Real Madrid was also bright, and Wright urged A...
Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette
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Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette

  Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has insisted that his teammates didn’t respect manager Mikel Arteta’s game plan in the first half of the Gunners’ 3-3 draw with West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. West Ham gave themselves a three-goal advantage inside 32 minutes, with Jesse Lingard, Jarred Bowen and Tomas Soucek scoring for the Hammers against Arsenal at the London Stadium. But Arteta’s men drew level thanks to own goals from Soucek and Craig Dawson before Alexandre Lacazette’s header from substitute Nicolas Pepe’s cross to give both teams a point each. “My feeling is mixed between being proud of the team because we came back in the second half and disappointed with the first half we did,” Lacazette told reporters during his post-match press conference aft...
He’s Moaning – Redknapp blasts Tierney as Arsenal drew with West Ham
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He’s Moaning – Redknapp blasts Tierney as Arsenal drew with West Ham

Former Liverpool player, Jamie Redknapp, has slammed Arsenal star, Kieran Tierney, for ‘moaning’ at his teammates after turning his back in the buildup to West Ham’s second goal against the Gunners in the Premier League on Sunday. Redknapp also accused Arsenal’s backline of not ‘doing their job’ against West Ham. Arsenal played a 3-3 draw against West Ham United at the London Stadium, thanks to goals from Jesse Lingard, Jarrod Bowen, Tomas Soucek, Craig Dawson and Alexandre Lacazette. “Watch Jesse Lingard, how bright and alive he is,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “‘Everyone else is sleeping. He gets on the ball, he surveys the situation and plays fast. “That’s what you want to do. That’s a bright football mind. Look at the flip side from Arsenal’s point of view. As soon as ...
You Lack Intensity – Mourinho Blasts Bale, Ndombele
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You Lack Intensity – Mourinho Blasts Bale, Ndombele

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has slammed Gareth Bale and Tanguy Ndombele for their performances during Spurs’ Premier League derby 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. Mourinho said Bale and Ndombele lacked ‘intensity’ during the encounter against the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium. Recall that the Portuguese gaffer removed Bale just before the hour mark and Ndombele five minutes later. Both players were replaced with Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli respectively as a goal from Martin Odegaard and a penalty from Alexandre Lacazette gave Mikel Arteta’s men Gunners all three points against the visitors. Erik Lamela’s first-half goal was not enough to give Tottenham a point against the host. “Intensity. Gareth and Tanguy. We need more Intensity in that game,” Mourinho t...
Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette Offered to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Juventus
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Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette Offered to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Juventus

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette 'offered to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Juventus by his representatives' with Frenchman 'keen for a new experience overseas' Alexandre Lacazette enters the final year of his Arsenal contract this summer He has endured limited game time under Gunners boss Mikel Arteta this term The Frenchman has scored nine goals in 23 matches in the league this season European giants Barcelona, Juventus and Atletico Madrid have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Alexandre Lacazette. Lacazette - who will enter the final year of his Arsenal contract this summer - has been in and out of the first team this season under Mikel Arteta, scoring nine goals in 23 matches in the Premier League. And according to Calciomercato.com, Lacazette is ready to le...
Arteta Warns Gabriel Martinelli after Arsenal Defeated Leicester City 3-1
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Arteta Warns Gabriel Martinelli after Arsenal Defeated Leicester City 3-1

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has warned forward, Gabriel Martinelli, that he needs to keep working hard to get back to his best following his side’s 3-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday. Arteta also explained why he continues to overlook the 19-year-old Brazilian youngster in recent Arsenal’s matches. Martinelli has been an unused substitute in Arsenal’s last five recent games, including against Leicester City as goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette, and Nicolas Pepe gave Arteta’s side all three points against the Foxes at the King Power Stadium. Asked why Martinelli was left on the bench yet again, Arteta said at post-match: “Well, he needs to keep working and make it difficult for us [to leave him out]. “He’s a player that is going to give us a lot, but he...
Finally Arsenal Seal First Away Win At Top Three Premier League Team In Six Year
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Finally Arsenal Seal First Away Win At Top Three Premier League Team In Six Year

Yes finally Arsenal recorded their first away win against a top three Premier League team for six years when they beat Leicester 3-1 on Sunday. The Gunners went behind just six minutes into the clash with the Foxes as Youri Tielemans fired low past Bernd Leno, but Mikel Arteta's team fought back later in the half when a free-kick from Willian was met by the head of David Luiz and evaded Kasper Schmeichel's grasp, before Alexandre Lacazette converted a penalty in stoppage time. Nicolas Pepe then rounded off the scoring in the second half as the visitors recorded their second win in six Premier League matches. 2015 - This was Arsenal’s first away victory against a team starting the day in the top three of the Premier League table since January 2015 (2-0 v Manchester City) – they were...
Ian Wright Rejects Penalty Call Against Ndidi in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal
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Ian Wright Rejects Penalty Call Against Ndidi in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal

  Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has given his verdict on the first penalty call against Wilfred Ndidi in Leicester City 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. Referee Paul Tierney had adjudged Ndidi to have brought down Pepe in the box and awarded a penalty but after the video assistant referee’s check the decision was changed to a freekick outside the box Wright, however, believes that both VAR and Tierney were wrong insisting that Ndidi did not make contact with the Ivory Coast winger. Arsenal beat Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday with goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolás Pepé for the Gunners after Youri Tielemans had opened the scoring for the home team. Kelechi Iheanacho, playing in a number 10 role, went the distance along ...
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta Gives Injury Updates On Saka, Lacazette, Tierney for Match Against Wolves
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Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta Gives Injury Updates On Saka, Lacazette, Tierney for Match Against Wolves

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said it will be “difficult” for Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka to face Wolves on Tuesday night. However, Arteta expects Alexandre Lacazette to play. Tierney (calf) and Saka (hip) both missed the 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Saturday. But it was hoped they would return for the midweek trip to Molineux. “They haven’t been able to train yet with us, so I think it will be really difficult for them,” Arteta said. “I don’t know, we are going to try until the last minute – see how they are feeling.” One player who should be available, however, is Lacazette. The Arsenal forward had to go to hospital after Saturday’s game, having suffered a heavy landing in the closing stages following a challenge with Harry Maguire. “We have to follow...
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 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’m really happy at Arsenal – Alexandre Lacazette
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I’m really happy at Arsenal – Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette insisted he is “really happy” at Arsenal after helping the Gunners kick off the new Premier League season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Fulham. Summer signings Willian and Gabriel both starred on their Arsenal debuts at Craven Cottage, the former Chelsea playmaker finishing with three assists while the ex-Lille defender headed home his side’s second. Lacazette had opened the scoring in the eighth minute when he capitalised on a loose ball, with strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang adding Arsenal’s third before the hour mark. Lacazette has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid but the French forward dismissed any suggestions he is unhappy at the Emirates Stadium. “I am really happy,” he told the club website after the game. ...
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: Jose Mourinho Reacts to 2-1 Victory
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Tottenham vs Arsenal: Jose Mourinho Reacts to 2-1 Victory

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to his side’s 2-1 victory against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring for Mikel Arteta’s men in the first half before Son Heung-min equalised for Spurs two minutes later. Toby Alderweireld then scored a late second-half goal to give Mourinho’s men all three points against the Gunners. Mourinho said his players did everything he asked them tactically and emotionally. He also said that he was proud of his player’s performances against the visitors, adding that they now need to fight for the Europa League spot. “The way the match was, everybody forgot that [about the less time to prepare],” Mourinho told a post-match press conference after the game. “They did...
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 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

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