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Transfer: Arsenal top January target wants to join Gunners’ rivals
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Transfer: Arsenal top January target wants to join Gunners’ rivals

Arsenal’s top target, Dusan Vlahovic wants to join rivals Manchester City, according to La Repubblica. The striker is holding out for a move to City despite receiving an offer from Arsenal. The Gunners have made £50 million offer, plus Lucas Torreira to Fiorentina for the 21-year-old but his representatives have refused to respond to the Gunners’ offer. Vlahovic’s representatives have also kept Fiorentina in the dark regarding the striker’s decision over his future. La Repubblica reports that Vlahovic ‘is in no hurry’ to make a decision over his next move but his ‘dream’ would be to move to Manchester City instead of Arsenal. Manchester City are said to be keeping tabs on the Serbia international’s situation also. Reports this week have claimed that Juventus have also e...
Arsenal offer Arteta new contract as Man City plan for Guardiola’s replacement
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Arsenal offer Arteta new contract as Man City plan for Guardiola’s replacement

Arsenal is ready to offer manager Mikel Arteta a new contract before this season ends, SportsMail reports. Arteta will be entering the final 12 months of his current deal in June. The Gunners’ hierarchy is satisfied with Arteta’s work since he replaced Unai Emery two years ago and want to keep him at the club, despite the team finishing eighth in both his seasons in charge. Arsenal is confident they are making progress under the Spaniard as he builds his team around young players like Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe. Arteta also played a key role in persuading players to take temporary pay cuts at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Arsenal is also conscious that the expiry date of Arteta’s contract in the summer of 2023 coincides with Pep Guardiola’s ...
Gabon not happy but have to bounce back from Aubameyang situation – Neveu
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Gabon not happy but have to bounce back from Aubameyang situation – Neveu

The Gunners attacker returned to London following health concerns that sidelined him from taking to the field in Cameroon   Gabon coach Patrice Neveu has stated he is still not happy about what happened with Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. After testing positive for the coronavirus and being ruled out of Gabon’s Group C opener against Comoros, Aubameyang failed to fully recover to take part in their second game against Ghana.
Aubameyang’s Message to Gabon as he Leaves Camp for Arsenal
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Aubameyang’s Message to Gabon as he Leaves Camp for Arsenal

Gabon forward, Axel Meye has revealed that captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang told Patrice Neveu’s men to ‘stick together’ before leaving the Gabonese camp for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. Aubameyang is leaving the Gabonese camp in Cameroon and is returning to Arsenal for medical checks. The 32-year-old striker was diagnosed with heart lesions forcing him out of the ongoing 2021 AFCON. Speaking ahead of Gabon’s final Group C fixture against Morocco tonight: Meye told CAF Online on Monday: “It was not easy for me because I missed the first game after testing positive for Covid-19. “It was a difficult moment to digest because I wanted to contribute. “Still, I hope to be an asset to the team. I feel better in all aspects, and I’m fit for tomorrow’s game....
AFCON 2021: Aubameyang speaks on being kicked out of Gabon’s camp over poor discipline
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AFCON 2021: Aubameyang speaks on being kicked out of Gabon’s camp over poor discipline

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is leaving the Gabonese camp for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and is returning to Arsenal for medical checks. The striker was diagnosed with heart lesions forcing him out of the competition. Now, the former Arsenal captain has hit out at ‘false rumours’ that he has been kicked out of Gabon’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign due to poor discipline. Recall that Aubameyang was stripped of the captaincy of Arsenal and later banished from the first team by manager Mikel Arteta for alleged disciplinary breach. But this time, the former Gunners captain is returning to the Emirates after he was diagnosed with heart lesions following testing positive for Covid. The North London club said last week they are confident Aubameyang’s issue is not a serio...
Arsenal manager Arteta blocked Edu from signing Tottenham right-back Emerson
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Arsenal manager Arteta blocked Edu from signing Tottenham right-back Emerson

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta blocked technical director Edu from signing Emerson Royal.   The Gunners were reportedly close to signing the Brazilian right-back from Barcelona. Emerson instead joined north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for £26m. According to The Guardian, Arsenal were frontrunners to sign Emerson but Arteta ordered the club to pull out of negotiations. Arteta's hunch about Emerson has since proven correct as the 23-year-old has failed to acclimatise to Premier League football. Edu instead signed Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna to play at right-back. The Japan international has been one of Arsenal's most impressive players this season.
Guardiola names one team Man City didn’t deserve to win
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Guardiola names one team Man City didn’t deserve to win

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has said his side does not deserve to beat Arsenal in their Premier League game last week. Manchester City defeated Chelsea on Saturday to move 13 points clear at the top of the table; Pep Guardiola insisted that his team worked hard to deserve the victory. Guardiola also recognised the significance of Manchester City’s 1-0 victory over Thomas Tuchel’s men but reiterated the title could not be won in January. Kevin De Bruyne struck with 20 minutes remaining at the Etihad to earn champions City a hard-fought victory. “But in January no one is champion. We can think about Chelsea, and Liverpool have games in hand. If they win it will be eight points and eight points in January is nothing,” the City boss told BT Sport. “I want to win games ...
North London derby Postponed after Arsenal Request
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North London derby Postponed after Arsenal Request

The north London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal on Sunday has been postponed. The Premier League has accepted Arsenal's request to call off the match after the Gunners claimed they had "many players currently unavailable across our squad as a result of Covid, injuries and players away with their countries at AFCON". Rushhoursport  understands the Tottenham hierarchy were angry at the thought of the game being postponed and believe there is not currently a coronavirus outbreak at Arsenal. A statement released by the Premier League on Saturday afternoon read: "Following a request from Arsenal, the Premier League board met today and regrettably agreed to postpone the club's away fixture against Tottenham. "With Arsenal having fewer than the required number of ...
Ten-man Arsenal hold Liverpool after Xhaka red
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Ten-man Arsenal hold Liverpool after Xhaka red

Arsenal held Liverpool to a battling goalless draw despite Granit Xhaka's early red card in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. With the tie finally getting under way seven days after its original date, following last week's postponement, Xhaka managed to last just 24 minutes at Anfield before being sent off for a reckless last-man challenge on Diogo Jota. But thanks to a brilliant defensive display, and a somewhat underwhelming Liverpool performance, Arsenal will have a real spring in their step ahead of the second leg at the Emirates Stadium in seven days.
EPL table: Emmanuel Petit makes shocking prediction about Arsenal, Chelsea
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EPL table: Emmanuel Petit makes shocking prediction about Arsenal, Chelsea

Arsenal legend, Emmanuel Petit has tipped his former side to finish above London rivals, Chelsea, in the Premier League this season. Arsenal’s form has picked up with the Gunners winning five matches in a row last month to climb to fourth in the table. Arsenal are eight points behind London rivals Chelsea with a game in hand. The Blues have drawn four of their last five league games to slip ten points behind Manchester City. “Can Arsenal make the top four? If you asked me this question two months ago, I would have said it would be a miracle,” Petit told bookmakers.com via Metro. “But after what Arsenal have done in the last few months, they now have an opportunity. “Now everyone is changing their minds. Confidence is back. “With what is happening to Chelsea at the mo...
Transfer: Brazilian star, Melo to become Arsenal’s first January signing
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Transfer: Brazilian star, Melo to become Arsenal’s first January signing

Juventus midfielder, Arthur Melo wants to move to Arsenal on loan until the end of the season. Arsenal want to add to their midfield options this January transfer window and Mikel Arteta has made this clear. And potential additions include Bruno Guimaraes, Yves Bissouma and Gini Wijnaldum, who are all heavily linked with moving to the Emirates in recent days. Arsenal are said to be focusing their attention on Arthur and want to have the Brazilian on a temporary deal. A move to Arsenal has become a realistic escape route for the out-of-favour midfielder and discussions are now at an advanced stage. Sky Sports reports that Arthur is willing to secure a six-month switch to the Emirates to boost his minutes. The 25-year-old is hopeful a successful loan spell in England could ...
Arsenal offer Vlahovic £300,000-a-week to seal January transfer
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Arsenal offer Vlahovic £300,000-a-week to seal January transfer

Arsenal must commit up to £150million if they want to complete a move this January for Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic. However, SportsMail reports the Gunners are not put off by the staggering financial outlay. The Premier League club are very eager to complete the deal for Vlahovic, who is seen as one of the best emerging talents in European football. Manager Mikel Arteta wants to sign a new centre forward and the club have identified Vlahovic as their preferred option this month. They also have an interest in Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but the chances of luring the England frontman from Goodison Park in January appear remote. Arsenal have been quoted a minimum £58million transfer fee for the Serbia international, while Vlahovic will command £160,000-per-week after tax in...
Arsenal’s Maitland-Niles Completes Roma Loan Move
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Arsenal’s Maitland-Niles Completes Roma Loan Move

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has completed a loan move to Roma from Arsenal until the end of the season. The Arsenal academy graduate, whose contract expires in the summer of 2023, has started just two Premier League games this season but will hope he can kickstart his career under former Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho in Italy, alongside former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. "I am just delighted to be here and can't wait to crack on. I want to help the team and show what I can do as a player," England international Maitland-Niles said. "Thank you to the fans for the support they have already shown me - I hope we can go on to do something great by the end of the season." Mourinho will be hoping the utility player, deployed at wing-back and central midfield, can make an impact a...
Arsenal Players wear all white kit to protest knife crime after a record 30 teenagers were killed in London in 2021
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Arsenal Players wear all white kit to protest knife crime after a record 30 teenagers were killed in London in 2021

Arsenal will not wear their famous red jersey this weekend as they will wear an all white kit in their FA Cup third round tie away at Nottingham Forest on Saturday as part of the No More Red campaign to protest knife crimes in London. Just last year 2021 there were 30 teenage murders in London, which is the highest annual figure since records began and the majority of those deaths involved knife attacks. The London club launched the initiative with adidas, and aims to keep young people safe from knife crime and youth violence by providing more safe, positive social spaces in London by highlighting talented individuals who are making a positive difference in their community. The kit will never be made available for sale. The shirts worn by the ten starting players ...
Aaron Ramsey takes final decision on joining Arsenal rivals
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Aaron Ramsey takes final decision on joining Arsenal rivals

Juventus midfielder, Aaron Ramsey has turned down a move to return to the Premier League to join one of his former club, Arsenal’s rivals. The Wales international has turned down a move to Burnley as he seeks a return to the Premier League. The former Gunner has fallen out of favour at Juventus under Max Allegri and Italian transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio said that Burnley and Newcastle want his services. “I can confirm that one Juventus player, Ramsey, can probably come back to the Premier League,” Di Marzio told Sky Sports Italia. “He had an official proposal from Burnley but he said ‘no’, he doesn’t want to play for Burnley.” According to him, Ramsey wants to play for a more challenging and ambitious Premier League club. “He would like to come back because now, at...
Arsenal vs Liverpool postponed due to Covid-19
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Arsenal vs Liverpool postponed due to Covid-19

Liverpool's Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Arsenal on Thursday has been postponed after the EFL accepted a request from the Merseyside club following further cases of Covid in their squad. Liverpool announced earlier on Wednesday their training ground would be closed for at least 48 hours and that Jurgen Klopp's assistant, Pep Lijnders, had tested positive. Lijnders was due to take the team as Klopp himself is also isolating. A request for postponement was submitted on Tuesday after the latest round of testing found more cases within the first-team bubble. Klopp and three players - Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip - were forced to miss Sunday's 2-2 draw at Chelsea after testing positive. An EFL statement on Wednesday confirmed Arsenal will now play Liverpool i...
Arsenal give Barcelona, Coutinho Conditions to sign midfielder
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Arsenal give Barcelona, Coutinho Conditions to sign midfielder

Arsenal are interested in signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona this January, but only on their terms, according to SPORT. The Gunners are looking to reinforce their midfield, with the team firmly in the fight for top four places in the Premier League. However, Mikel Arteta will not be arm-twisted in the winter transfer market. Arsenal want a loan deal for Coutinho without an obligation to buy the Brazilian. Also, they have asked that Barca pay part of the player’s salary or Coutinho lowers his wages to make the move happen. The 29-year-old left Liverpool in January 2018 to join Barcelona for £142 million, but has failed to meet expectations. His time in Spain has been blighted by injuries, constant changing of managers and a loss of form.
Carabao Cup: Liverpool demand for Arsenal game to be cancelled
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Carabao Cup: Liverpool demand for Arsenal game to be cancelled

Liverpool have officially requested for Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Arsenal to be called off. This comes after more cases of Covid-19 within the squad resulted in the cancellation of training on Tuesday. The request was put in after the latest round of testing found more cases within the first-team bubble. Last week, manager Jurgen Klopp and three players – Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip – missed Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Chelsea after testing positive. A club statement said: “The Reds have formally requested to the EFL that the fixture is rescheduled after further suspected positive tests were registered among players and staff, allied to other factors impacting selection, including illness and injury.” It added that “today’s application to t...
O’Hara names club to finish top four after Man United 1-0 defeat to Wolves
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O’Hara names club to finish top four after Man United 1-0 defeat to Wolves

Former Tottenham star, Jamie O’Hara has tipped the club to finish in the top four ahead of Manchester United, Arsenal and West Ham. He said Antonio Conte’s side are now favourites to finish in the top four this season. He said he was ‘unconvinced’ by Manchester United under Ralf Rangnick with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea expected to finish in the Premier League’s top three. Manchester United further lost the grip on the final Champions League spot last night after they fell 1-0 at home to Wolves. Arsenal, West Ham, Tottenham and Manchester United are the clubs battling for the position this season.. “People are going to call me mad and say I’ve got my Spurs hat on but I genuinely think Spurs,” O’Hara told talkSPORT. “We’ve now got the manager and he’s instille...
Relegation battling club winning race to sign Aubameyang from Arsenal
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Relegation battling club winning race to sign Aubameyang from Arsenal

Newcastle United are winning the battle to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal this January, according to Daily Mirror. The two clubs are currently in talks for a deal that could see the Gabonese become Newcastle United’s first signing this January. Since arriving the Emirates in 2018, Aubameyang has been a standout player for Arsenal, scoring 92 goals in 163 appearances. The Gabon international has also helped the club win the FA Cup and reach the Europa League final. But the 32-year-old may have played his last game for the club after being stripped of the captaincy and banished from the main team having been accused of a ‘disciplinary breach’. He has, however, been tipped to join Barcelona with Juventus also interested in him but Newcastle is now favoured to bri...
Arsenal self-destructs, Chelsea, Liverpool cursing their luck – Oliseh
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Arsenal self-destructs, Chelsea, Liverpool cursing their luck – Oliseh

Former Nigeria coach, Sunday Oliseh, has accused Arsenal of pressing the self-destruct button against Manchester City on New Year’s Day. He also claimed Chelsea and Liverpool will be cursing their luck in the title race. Bukayo Saka opened the scoring for the Gunners but Riyad Mahrez converted a second-half penalty to equalize for City. Gabriel received a second yellow two minutes later before Rodri grabbed a late winner. “In as much as we should applaud Man City for resilience & mental strength in winning vs Arsenal, I am disappointed for Arsenal fans as they auto-destructed with a give-away penalty and red card. “A golden opportunity lost? Chelsea & Liverpool must be cursing their luck right now,” Oliseh tweeted.
Man City has won Premier League title, Agbonlahor hints, names teams to finish top four
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Man City has won Premier League title, Agbonlahor hints, names teams to finish top four

Former Aston Villa striker, Gabby Agbonlahor has tipped West Ham to finish within the top four of the Premier League this season. Agbonlahor believes the race for the top four this season has been ‘the most exciting in years, with Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and West Ham all battling for the Champions League spot. Four points separates Arsenal from fourth place and Manchester United in seventh and that gap could close by the end of the weekend. Mikel Arteta’s side was beaten by Manchester City on Saturday but looks the best they ever have for years. Tottenham and West Ham both won hard-fought games to pile on even more pressure. And Agbonlahor said ”you can forget the title race because it has already been won by Manchester City, adding that the battle for the to...
Transfer: Arsenal in talks to sign Bruno as Tottenham heads for Griezmann
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Transfer: Arsenal in talks to sign Bruno as Tottenham heads for Griezmann

Arsenal has opened talks with Lyon over the potential signing of their player, Bruno Guimarães, according to Nicolo Schira. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta and the club’s technical director Edu are both keen admirers of Guimaraes, who is reportedly valued at around £38 million. Guimarães, 24, has featured in 22 games in all competitions for Lyon so far this season, registering five assists. Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur is considering a January move for Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, according to Fichajes. Tottenham manager, Antonio Conte, is said to be a keen admirer of Griezmann. Griezmann rejoined Atletico Madrid on loan from Barcelona last summer and the Liga champions have the option to extend the loan by an extra year or buy him outright for £34 million. Totten...
Tottenham to hijack Arsenal’s first January signing
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Tottenham to hijack Arsenal’s first January signing

Tottenham Hotspur are set to hijack Arsenal’s first January signing, Philippe Coutinho. Coutinho, who currently plays for Barcelona, is all but set to arrive at Arsenal after their manager Mikel Arteta gave the green light to pursue the deal. Coutinho’s representatives are traveling to London to conclude talks with Arsenal. But according to El Nacional, Tottenham could offer to take Coutinho off Barcelona’s hands. Antonio Conte’s side are considering trying to persuade the Catalan club to let the Brazilian join Spurs on a free transfer before the January window closes. However, it remains to be seen whether the Premier League side will be willing to match Coutinho’s current £370,000 per week wage. Coutinho has played in the Premier League before during his time at Liver...
They were better, we had no energy – Guardiola reacts to Man City’s 2-1 win over Arsenal
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They were better, we had no energy – Guardiola reacts to Man City’s 2-1 win over Arsenal

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has reacted to his side’s Premier 2-1 win over Arsenal on New Year’s Day. Guardiola said that Arsenal were better against Man City at Emirates Stadium, adding that his side had no energy during the encounter. Bukayo Saka put the Gunners in front before Riyad Mahrez leveled through a penalty. However, Rodri scored a late goal to ensure Man City defeated Arsenal to go eleven points clear on top of the English Premier League table. Speaking at his post-match press conference, Guardiola said, “Arsenal were better,” he said. “We face a team that in recent years has struggled to be in the top four. They start this season at the bottom and are now in the top four. “They had six days after beating Norwich, we had two-and-a-half days. It was ...
Arsenal hero Campbell pleas: Don’t let Saka contract to run down
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Arsenal hero Campbell pleas: Don’t let Saka contract to run down

Arsenal hero Sol Campbell has urged the club not to let Bukayo Saka to run down his contract.   Saka's current deal runs out in 2024, but there's concerns Arsenal will let his deal run down rather than extend it given his current form and influence. “When you get young players who just come out and do really, really well, you've got to protect them, you've got to secure them," the Invincibles legend told talkSPORT. “They're the lifeblood for the fans, for their country, England, and especially Arsenal. “You can't allow top, top players to run their contracts down and move on because you're taking too long. “It's happened before but that was all about big, big money, it took a long time to secure their contracts – why? “When a club takes so long to secure the fut...
Free agent Jack Wilshere: I want January move
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Free agent Jack Wilshere: I want January move

Free agent Jack Wilshere admits he'll be seeking a new club in January. The former Arsenal midfielder has been a free agent since his contract with Bournemouth ended in the summer and clubs will be looking for new faces in the January transfer window. Wilshere, who turns 30 on New Year's Day, suggested he may have some thinking about his future into the game if nothing materialises. “It's a big month for me," Wilshere said on talkSPORT. “I always said when I went back to Arsenal to train to get fit, it was for January. “Now we're at January, I'm 30 at the start of it and I'll see where it takes me. I'm obviously looking for a team and see what comes up. “If we go past January… how long can you be without a club and not playing week in, week out? Big month."  ...
Man City beat 10-man Arsenal after VAR drama
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Man City beat 10-man Arsenal after VAR drama

Manchester City scored in stoppage time to sensationally win 2-1 at Arsenal, who had Gabriel Magalhaes sent off during a game-changing and remarkable five minutes of play. Arsenal took a first-half lead when Bukayo Saka scored his fourth goal in three Premier League games, but they could have been in front earlier had they been awarded a penalty after 10 minutes. City keeper Ederson appeared to foul Martin Odegaard, but having been checked by VAR, it was decided Edersen had touched the ball and no penalty was given. The Gunners remained in control of the match until an incredible five minutes of action after half-time. Bernardo Silva went down in the penalty area under a challenge from Granit Xhaka that was originally waved away by Stuart Attwell but he overturned h...
Pep Guardiola names Arsenal’s most important player as ex-Man United coach takes charge of Gunners
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Pep Guardiola names Arsenal’s most important player as ex-Man United coach takes charge of Gunners

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has claimed Arsenal will be without ‘their most important player’ when both side in the Premier League on Saturday. Mikel Arteta will not be on the touchline against Manchester City as he is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19. He will watch the match from his London home, with former Manchester United coach Albert Stuivenberg set to fill in for him on the touchline. Arteta was Guardiola’s assistant for three years at the Etihad before being appointed to take his first steps into management with Arsenal in December 2019. Arsenal will also be without former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang against City but Guardiola feels Arteta’s absence is the most significant. “I would say Mikel is the most important player they have,”...
Arsenal make contact with Barcelona contract rebel Dembele
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Arsenal make contact with Barcelona contract rebel Dembele

Arsenal are interested in Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele. Foot Mercato says Arsenal are among clubs interested in signing Dembele and have already made contact. Dembele sees his contract at the Nou Camp expire at the end of the season and he is reportedly keen on leaving the La Liga outfit. It's emerged Dembele has been demanding €30m-a-year to re-sign with Barca, along with a €15m signing on bonus. The France attacker is also a target for Newcastle.  
Arsenal boss Arteta not giving up on Nketiah
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Arsenal boss Arteta not giving up on Nketiah

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta isn't giving up on keeping Eddie Nketiah. Nketiah is keeping his options open ahead of a potential summer transfer, with his contract expiring at the end of the season. Nketiah has signalled that he has no intention of signing a new deal, citing his lack of first-team opportunities as the reason behind him rejecting a contract offer. However, Gunners boss Arteta is expected to give the forward more opportunities over the coming month which could persuade him to commit his future to the club, says Football.London. The forward has the same agent as Bukayo Saka and Folarin Balogun, with the latter signing a contract just two months before his deal was set to expire last season.  
Gyan: Van Persie, Boateng, Kalou, others react to death of Ghana star
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Gyan: Van Persie, Boateng, Kalou, others react to death of Ghana star

Arsenal and Manchester United hero, Robin van Persie, and ex-Netherlands midfielder, George Boateng. among others, have reacted to the death of ex-Ghana international, Christian Attah Gyan. Gyan died at the age of 43 on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Gyan’s death was announced by his former club, Feyenoord, with whom he played for ten years between 1997 and 2007. Reacting, Van Persie, a former club teammate of Gyan at Feyenoord, posted on his Instagram account: “A beautiful soul is never forgotten. You were there for me in the early days of my career and supported me like a big brother. I will forever be thankful for those memories. Rest in peace Christian.” On his part, Boateng, who was a club-mate of Gyan between 1997 and 1998, also posted: “This is a hard one f...
Arsenal’s first January signing set to arrive North London
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Arsenal’s first January signing set to arrive North London

Former Liverpool star, Philippe Coutinho is all but set to arrive Arsenal after manager Mikel Arteta gave the green light to pursue the deal, according to Sport. The player’s representatives are travelling to London to conclude talks with the Gunners, according to the report. Coutinho left Liverpool in January 2018, joining Barcelona for £142 million but has failed to meet expectations. The 29-year-old’s time at Barcelona has been blighted by injuries, constant changing of managers and a loss of form. The former Liverpool star became available for transfer, with Arsenal in pole position to bring the Brazilian back to England. And the report says he is one step closer to joining Arsenal after Arteta gave approval for a transfer to go on. Spanish newspaper Sport said that...
Pep Guardiola names 3 teams that could defeat Man City after 1-0 win over Brentford
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Pep Guardiola names 3 teams that could defeat Man City after 1-0 win over Brentford

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has identified Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal as one of the top teams in the Premier League right now. Guardiola said this following Man City’s Premier League 1-0 victory over Brentford on Wednesday night. Man City defeated Brentford, thanks to Phil Foden’s first-half goal. Asked whether Manchester City were in control of the title race, Guardiola told Amazon Prime: “There are 54 points to play for. It is not expected to have this distance for eight and nine, but Liverpool play one game less. “But it is 54 points. In December, no one is champion. We are going to lose games. I see in my mind Arsenal, Chelsea, Southampton coming. “54 points to play… 54.” He added, “We have a game in London against Arsenal, maybe one of the top teams right no...
Five-star Arsenal thump Norwich on Arteta anniversary
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Five-star Arsenal thump Norwich on Arteta anniversary

Arsenal made it four straight wins in the Premier League as Mikel Arteta celebrated his two-year anniversary as Gunners boss with a thumping 5-0 Boxing Day win at Norwich. Bukayo Saka gave Arsenal the perfect start, stroking the ball past Angus Gunn to give the Gunners a sixth-minute lead. Kieran Tierney extended their lead just before the break (44) with a composed finish, before Saka, who gave Norwich a torrid afternoon, rounded off his impressive display with a fine strike from the edge of the penalty area (67). Alexandre Lacazette, who continued as captain in the absence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, scored from the penalty spot (84) after being fouled by Ozan Kabak, before substitute Emile Smith Rowe just about stayed onside to add the finishing touch ...
He’ll make Arsenal fans happy – Gabriel Magalhaes hails Gunners attacker
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He’ll make Arsenal fans happy – Gabriel Magalhaes hails Gunners attacker

Arsenal centre back, Gabriel Magalhaes has tipped his teammate Gabriel Martinelli to make fans and players of the club happy. Magalhaes praised the 21-year-old praise for his form so far after he struggled to break into the Arsenal starting XI at the start of the season. The Brazil youth international has started Arsenal’s last five Premier League matches, scoring three goals in their last top flight two games against West Ham United and Leeds United. “I am very happy for him. He has many great traits in a player, I’m sure it’s just beginning and he will make many Arsenal fans happy and he will make us happy as well,” he told Arsenal website. Arsenal face bottom table Norwich on Boxing Day as they look to extend their fine run of form.
Mark Lawrenson predicts Aston Villa vs Chelsea, Man City vs Leicester, others
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Mark Lawrenson predicts Aston Villa vs Chelsea, Man City vs Leicester, others

Former Liverpool ace, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted some of the English Premier League (EPL) match-day 19 fixtures. Newcastle United will host Manchester United on Monday night at St. James’ Park. Chelsea will tackle Aston Villa on Sunday evening in an away Premier League tie. Manchester City will host Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium on Boxing Day, while Arsenal will face Norwich City. Providing his predictions, Lawrenson told BBC Sport: “Leicester have done quite well against Manchester City in the past, but not this time. Man City 3, Leicester 0.” Commenting on the Norwich vs Arsenal game, Lawrenson said, “Arsenal are flying at the moment. “They [Norwich] pushed Manchester United close at Carrow Road a couple of weeks ago, but I still think a confident, in-form A...
Carabao Cup semi-final draw confirmed [Full fixtures
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Carabao Cup semi-final draw confirmed [Full fixtures

The draw for the Carabao Cup semi-final was conducted on Wednesday night. It took place after Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool all joined Arsenal in the final four of the competition. The Blues won 2-0 at Brentford, Spurs defeated West Ham 2-1 and the Reds won 4-3 on penalties against Leicester City, after fighting back to draw 3-3. Chelsea will now take on Tottenham in the semi-final, while Arsenal face Liverpool. The first legs will be played week of January 3, while the second legs will be played week of January 10. Manchester City are the current holders of the cup, but were eliminated by West Ham in the previous round.
Carabao Cup: Three semi-final slots to be decided Wednesday
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Carabao Cup: Three semi-final slots to be decided Wednesday

Arsenal became the first team to qualify for the Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday night. The Gunners brushed aside Sunderland easily at the Emirates winning 5-1. Eddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick, while Nicolas Pepe and Charlie Patino also got on the scoresheet. Three all-Premier League quarter-final clashes will be played on Wednesday. Brentford will host Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur clash with West Ham, while Liverpool welcome Leicester City. The Carabao Cup semi-final draw will take place live after these matches today. The last-four fixtures will be played weeks commencing 3 and 10 January with the Final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 27 February 2022. There will be a new winner this season, as Manchester City have been eliminated from the competition.
Carabao Cup: Arteta names Arsenal’s squad to tackle Sunderland
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Carabao Cup: Arteta names Arsenal’s squad to tackle Sunderland

Arsenal’s squad to face Sunderland in today’s Carabao Cup quarter-final tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has named a 23-man squad to tackle Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal head to the game following a 4-1 victory over Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday. Arteta’s side are currently in the 4th position on the Premier League table with 32 points from 18 games. Below is Arsenal’s full squad against Sunderland: Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, Bernd Leno, Arthur Okonkwo. Defenders: Kieran Tierney, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Takehiro Tomiyasu [doubt], Nuno Tavares, Calum Chambers. Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe, Ainsley Maitland-Ni...
Greenwood in shock move to Man Utd’s rivals
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Greenwood in shock move to Man Utd’s rivals

Manchester United star, Mason Greenwood, is set for a shock move to the Red Devils’ rivals, Arsenal. According to El Nacional, Greenwood is “upset” with his lack of playing time under Man United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, after being a regular under the club’s former coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Greenwood’s frustration stems from Cristiano Ronaldo always being the first name on the team sheet and his growing influence in the dressing room. The report added that the England international is looking into the possibility of leaving Man United, as a result, with Arsenal, Barcelona and Juventus linked with a move for the forward. Arsenal are favourites to sign the 20-year-old next year with the Gunners manager, Mikel Arteta, keen to bolster his squad in the second half of the ...
Souness names best team in Premier League, reveals positions Man Utd, Arsenal will finish
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Souness names best team in Premier League, reveals positions Man Utd, Arsenal will finish

Former Newcastle boss, Graeme Souness has named Arsenal as the best team in the Premier League at the moment. He also predicted the positions Manchester United and Arsenal will finish in at the end of the season Arsenal are in the fourth spot with 32 points from their opening 18 matches, they beat Leeds United 4-1 on Saturday. Manchester United on the other hand have found themselves in sixth place with two outstanding games. West Ham United currently sit in-between Arsenal and United in the table, and Souness believes the Gunners are the front runners to finish in the top four behind Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. “Right now they’re [Arsenal] the best of the rest. The front three for me are considerably better than any of the other teams,’ he told Sky Sports. ...
Early Martinelli Double Sees Arsenal Past Leeds
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Early Martinelli Double Sees Arsenal Past Leeds

Gabriel Martinelli scored in a second successive Premier League game as his early double saw Arsenal past an injury-hit Leeds, winning 4-1 at Elland Road. It was the only Premier League game to go ahead on Saturday after Aston Villa's match against Burnley was postponed due to a number of positive Covid-19 tests, and it was an entertaining encounter. Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa had told Sky Sports before the game he had seven defenders missing, and their absences showed as Arsenal overran their hosts in the first half. The Arsenal focus continues to be on the absence of former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but as they had shown in their last two games against Southampton and West Ham, the Gunners are not struggling for goals as Martinelli scored twice in under half an...
Again, Aubameyang missing as Arteta announces Arsenal’s squad against Leeds United
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Again, Aubameyang missing as Arteta announces Arsenal’s squad against Leeds United

Arsenal’s squad to face Leeds United in today’s English Premier League, EPL, tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has named a 24-man squad to tackle Leeds and excluded striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the list. Aubameyang has missed Arsenal’s last two games against Southampton and West Ham, respectively, due to a ‘disciplinary breach’. Arsenal head to the game following a 2-0 victory over West Ham United in their last game. Arteta’s men are currently in the 4th position on the Premier League table with 29 points from 17 games. Below is Arsenal’s full squad against Leeds United: Goalkeeper: Aaron Ramsdale, Arthur Okonkwo Defenders: Kieran Tierney, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Takehiro Tom...
Jack Wilshere predicts where Arsenal will finish this season
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Jack Wilshere predicts where Arsenal will finish this season

Former Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere has predicted the position Arsenal will finish this season in the Premier League. Arsenal are currently in fourth position on the Premier League table with 29 points from 17 games. Mikel Arteta’s men finished eighth on the Premier League table last season behind Tottenham, West Ham, Leicester City, Chelsea Liverpool, Man United and champions Manchester City. But Wilshere expects Arsenal to finish in the Premier League top-four this season. Speaking in an interview with talkSPORT, ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League tie with Leeds United on Saturday evening, Wilshere said: “I don’t think their target would have been top four at the start of the season. “But the way the league has gone, the way the teams around them are playing and the ...
Five players listed to replace Aubameyang as Arsenal captain
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Five players listed to replace Aubameyang as Arsenal captain

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lose the captaincy at Arsenal to either Ben White, Gabriel, Aaron Ramsdale, Alexandre Lacazette, or Granit Xhaka. The Cabonese’s position as the club’s captain is under threat after he was dropped against Southampton over a disciplinary breach. The Gunners’ manager had to drop the Gabon international from the matchday squad due to a disciplinary breach. Aubameyang’s actions in recent weeks have been heavily criticized with several calls for him to be stripped off the armband. Although Arteta has yet to decide if he will remain captain or not, The Mirror listed five realistic candidates to replace Aubameyang. And they are Ben White, who only joined the club in the summer but is highly rated at the Emirates having been signed for a mouthwaterin...
They always made me cry – Emmanuel Dennis Reveals why he stopped supporting Arsenal
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They always made me cry – Emmanuel Dennis Reveals why he stopped supporting Arsenal

Watford and Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Dennis has explained why he had to give up supporting Arsenal. Dennis said that the Gunners drove him to tears. The 24-year-old has scored seven goals for Watford in the Premier League this season and was on the score sheet during Friday’s agonising 2-1 defeat at Brentford. The Nigeria International grew up supporting Arsenal and was a big fan of former Gunners midfielder, Cesc Fabregas. He told Sky Sports: “I used to be an Arsenal fan. I like Cesc Fabregas. “But I’m no more an Arsenal fan. I was so much into Arsenal sometimes I could cry when they lose. That wasn’t good for me. “So I was like, ‘nah, I’m going to stick to myself and don’t care much because it’s not good for my health’. It’s just me and myself right...
Watford and Nigeria’s Dennis ‘could cry when Arsenal lost’ and no longer supports Gunners
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Watford and Nigeria’s Dennis ‘could cry when Arsenal lost’ and no longer supports Gunners

The 25-year-old Super Eagle explains why he no longer supports a club and his dream to become a priest while he was a young boy Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis has revealed he stopped supporting Premier League side Arsenal because they would bring him to tears when they lost. The 25-year-old Nigeria international is currently playing for the Hornets in the Premier League after he signed a five-year contract on June 21, 2020, arriving from Club Brugge.  
​Arsenal eyeing Everton striker Richarlison to revive attacking threat
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​Arsenal eyeing Everton striker Richarlison to revive attacking threat

Arsenal are showing surprise interest in Everton winger Richarlison. Alexandre Lacazette will be out of contract, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameynag is out of sorts this season. A report in Sport Witness suggests that Mikel Arteta may be interested in bringing the Brazilian to the Emirates Stadium in the summer. Richarlison scored against Arsenal for Everton during a come from behind 2-1 win on Monday, after having two goals disallowed for offside earlier in the contest.   Any move for Richarlison would involve big money, as he is one of the most important attacking players in Everton's squad.
Former Chelsea youth Richards signs professional contract with Arsenal
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Former Chelsea youth Richards signs professional contract with Arsenal

Arsenal youngster Amani Richards has signed his first professional contract.   The 17-year-old joined Arsenal from Chelsea in March and has impressed with the club's U23 side. "I feel great, it's a surreal feeling, especially because it's my boyhood club and I grew up supporting them," he told the club's website. "Representing Arsenal is crazy, no words can describe it, it's out of this world! "I had a lot of conversations with Per and many other people at the club and I just felt like they believed in me a lot and I felt like this was the best step for me in my journey. "Playing for the under-23s at 16, that was a really big moment for me, because it really showed how much the club believed in me at a young age, so that was really important to me." And Richards...

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