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Pat Nevin warns Chelsea ahead of Brentford clash
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Pat Nevin warns Chelsea ahead of Brentford clash

Former Chelsea star, Pat Nevin, has issued a warning to Thomas Tuchel’s side ahead of their away Premier League clash with Brentford on Saturday evening. Nevin said Chelsea couldn’t afford to take the threat posed by Brentford lightly when both teams clash at the Brentford Community Stadium. Brentford have made a strong start to life in the Premier League following their promotion from Championship. The Bees currently sit in the seventh position on the Premier League table with just four points behind leaders Chelsea. Writing in his column for Chelsea’s official website, Nevin said: “Brentford add yet another London Premier League derby to an already decent-sized list, as if Spurs, Arsenal, West Ham and Crystal Palace weren’t enough! “I am never sure if I should add Watfor...
Partey’s goal wins Ghana massive three points as pressure mounts on South Africa
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Partey’s goal wins Ghana massive three points as pressure mounts on South Africa

The Arsenal midfielder proved his worth with the solitary goal which earned the Black Stars three points in the matchday four fixture Thomas Partey’s first-half effort proved the difference as Ghana registered a 1-0 away victory over Zimbabwe in 2022 World Cup qualifying on Tuesday. The Arsenal man’s free-kick earned the Black Stars a valuable three points in the Group G matchday four fixture at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. The win has sent Ghana two points clear atop the table but the status could change when second-placed South Africa host Ethiopia in the other game of the matchday later on Tuesday.  
EPL: Arsenal tipped to finish in top four this season
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EPL: Arsenal tipped to finish in top four this season

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has said Arsenal are the outsiders to watch in the race for the Premier League’s top four this season. Despite the Gunners starting the campaign with three straight defeats, Carragher feels they are still in contention for Champions League spots. Before the season began, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United were tipped to finish in the top four. But Carragher believes Arsenal should be “watched closely”, as they have recovered with victories over Burnley, Norwich and Tottenham, before drawing with Brighton before the international break. Mikel Arteta’s side are in 11th place, having taken 10 points from their first seven games. “We can already see which are the top four strongest Premier League teams. “The team that...
Richest clubs in Premier League revealed after Newcastle Utd takeover
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Richest clubs in Premier League revealed after Newcastle Utd takeover

Newcastle United have been taken over by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, PIF, meaning the Magpies now have the richest owners in the English Premier League. Newcastle is now ahead of the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United in terms of the wealthiest club in the Premier League, Mirror reports. Newcastle supporters celebrated into the night on Thursday after Mike Ashley’s 14-year ownership of the club came to an end as PIF purchased the club for £305million. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has purchased an 80 per cent share in the Magpies, with the Reuben Brothers and Amanda Staveley each owning 10 per cent. Below is the top five richest clubs in Premier League currently; 1. Newcastle – Saudi Public Investment Fund (£320bn) ...
Arsenal confirm Jack Wilshere’s return
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Arsenal confirm Jack Wilshere’s return

Arsenal have confirmed that ex-England international, Jack Wilshere, has been training with the club. The 29-year-old has been without a club since he left Bournemouth at the end of last season. However, Wilshere is looking to keep fit, with the hope of getting a new club soon. Until then, the Gunners have allowed their former midfielder to work on his fitness at the Colney training ground. “He is going to be training sometimes with us, he is going to be around the place. “He is going to be continuing his coaching badges that he is very interested in, try to get him fit, try to get his experiences across to our players, our young players, our academy and I think it is great influence to have around,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said.
Arsenal star Saka limps off against Brighton
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Arsenal star Saka limps off against Brighton

The England international failed to complete the 90 minutes and had to be replaced by Ashley Maitland-Niles   Arsenal were dealt a potential injury blow on Saturday when Bukayo Saka failed to finish his side's Premier League clash against Brighton. The Gunners drew 0-0 on the south coast to consolidate their recovery following an awful start to the 2021-22 season. But both they and England could be counting the cost of a knock suffered by their No.7 in the final minutes at the Amex Stadium.
Arsenal hit 35-year offensive low after scoreless draw with Brighton
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Arsenal hit 35-year offensive low after scoreless draw with Brighton

The Gunners have been shut out in four of their seven league matches thus far Arsenal have reached a 35-year offensive low after their 0-0 draw against Brighton on Saturday. The scoreless affair meant the Gunners now have just five goals from their opening seven league games, their lowest total since the 1986-87 campaign. The result left the Gunners in ninth in the table, having three wins, one draw and three defeats in 2021-22 thus far.  
Defences on top as Arsenal held by Brighton
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Defences on top as Arsenal held by Brighton

Arsenal’s three-game winning run came to an end at Brighton as the teams played out a 0-0 draw in wet and windy conditions at The Amex. In a game that produced 29 shots, 21 of those from Brighton, both teams were guilty of lacking a clinical final finish as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the post for the Gunners and Shane Duffy squandered the hosts' best chance late on. It means it was another clean sheet for the Arsenal defensive axis of Aaron Ramsdale, Gabriel Magalhaes and Ben White, who have only conceded one goal in their last four Premier League games. Ramsdale had to be at his best in the final 10 minutes, making three saves to help his team to a gritty point. The result leaves Brighton in fifth place ahead of the international break and Arsenal in ninth.
EPL: Owen predicts Liverpool vs Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal fixtures
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EPL: Owen predicts Liverpool vs Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal fixtures

Former Real Madrid player, Michael Owen, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, games that will be played this weekend. Liverpool will host Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday evening, while Manchester United will take on Everton on Saturday afternoon at Old Trafford. Chelsea will host Southampton on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, and Arsenal will face Brighton in an away Premier League tie on Saturday evening. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Everton haven’t won at Old Trafford since 2013 and I don’t think they’ll be winning this one. I’m predicting a 3-1 Man United win.” Commenting on the Chelsea vs Southampton match, Owen said, “Chelsea were disappointing against Man City. But I felt they were a little too defensive against Man ...
Chelsea don’t know how to use Lukaku, says ex-Blues and Inter boss Conte
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Chelsea don’t know how to use Lukaku, says ex-Blues and Inter boss Conte

The Italian tactician, who delivered a Premier League title to Stamford Bridge, worked with the Belgian striker at San Siro Chelsea have failed to “figure out how to use” Romelu Lukaku, with former Blues and Inter boss Antonio Conte questioning Thomas Tuchel’s tactical approach. The Belgium international striker was taken back to Stamford Bridge for a second spell during the summer transfer window in a £98 million ($136m) deal. Lukaku hit the ground running in west London with a goal against Arsenal on debut and four efforts in his first four appearances, but has since gone four games without finding the target.  
Guendouzi joins Pogba & Martial in France squad for Nations League Finals as Giroud misses out
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Guendouzi joins Pogba & Martial in France squad for Nations League Finals as Giroud misses out

The former Arsenal midfielder joins the Manchester United duo in Les Bleus' squad, but there is no place for AC Milan's veteran striker Matteo Guendouzi, who was loaned out to Marseille by Arsenal during the summer transfer window, has been included in France’s squad for the Nations League Finals alongside Manchester United pair Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial. There are a number of familiar faces within Didier Deschamps’ selection, with Les Bleus looking to get back on the trophy trail after suffering a disappointing last-16 exit at Euro 2020. France, who claimed World Cup glory in 2018, are set to face Belgium in the semi-finals of the Nations League on October 7, with the winners taking on either Italy or Spain in the final.  
EPL: Arteta has not explained why I was dropped for Ramsdale – Leno
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EPL: Arteta has not explained why I was dropped for Ramsdale – Leno

Arsenal goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, has claimed manager Mikel Arteta has not given him any reason why he has decided to go with Aaron Ramsdale as first choice. Leno admits he could leave the Emirates as early as January after losing his spot. The Gunners spent £24million to bring Ramsdale in from Sheffield United in August. The 23-year-old has quickly forced his way into Arteta’s starting XI ahead of Leno who is now considering his future in north London. “There was no clear reason why I was out, but it had nothing to do with my performance. “He is the trainer, he decides. Of course, it’s difficult for me,” Leno told Sport Bild. Inter Milan are reportedly keeping a close eye on the 29-year-old’s situation.
Thierry Henry names best striker in Champions League
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Thierry Henry names best striker in Champions League

Former Arsenal captain, Thierry Henry has named Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo as the best striker in the Champions League. According to Henry, the 36-year-old has not gotten enough credit for what he has done throughout his career. Ronaldo has won an array of individual and team awards, including five Champions leagues and five Ballon d’Ors across his spells at United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. Since returning to Old Trafford this summer, Ronaldo has netted four times in three Premier League appearances. “You have to give this guy a lot of credit, why? Because simply what he has done with the national team, what he’s doing right now for United. “What he has been doing for Juve, Real Madrid and United before, it is second to none if we’re talking about a No.9, you ha...
UEFA to drop legal action against Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus over attempted breakaway
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UEFA to drop legal action against Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus over attempted breakaway

UEFA is dropping legal action against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, the three remaining clubs who are still insisting on the European Super League. The football body is informing the Madrid commercial court that it will no longer pursue legal action, according to Sky Sports. The three clubs had argued in court that the attempt to punish them for setting up a breakaway league was against European competition law. UEFA will also reach out to the other nine clubs involved in the attempted breakaway and inform them they will no longer have to pay the fines imposed on them for trying to set up the Super League in April. The nine clubs are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan. In May,...
I thought Arsenal had lost Aubameyang’ – Manchester United legend Neville
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I thought Arsenal had lost Aubameyang’ – Manchester United legend Neville

The Gunners skipper played a crucial role in helping the team claim a vital win against rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday Manchester United legend Gary Neville has admitted he thought Arsenal had lost their star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a few months ago owing to his inconsistencies. The 32-year-old scored in Sunday's North London derby against sworn rivals Tottenham Hotspur in a 3-1 win in the Premier League assignment at the Emirates Stadium. The remaining two goals were scored by youngsters Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka. "Before [the Sunday game], when you saw that team come through and you saw [Saka, Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard] behind Aubameyang," Neville said in his podcast.
‘Best day of my life!’ – Arsenal star Smith Rowe elated after scoring in derby win over Tottenham
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‘Best day of my life!’ – Arsenal star Smith Rowe elated after scoring in derby win over Tottenham

The 21-year-old scored one goal and assisted another as his side made it three Premier League wins in a row   Emile Smith Rowe said scoring in Arsenal's 3-1 win against Tottenham on Sunday made it the best day of his life. Smith Rowe scored the opening goal and set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the second as his side dominated against their north London rivals. The 21-year-old became the youngest Arsenal player to score against Spurs in a Premier League match since 2014, and he was delighted his family were there to see it.
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Arteta’s tactical superiority wins North London Derby
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Arsenal vs Tottenham: Arteta’s tactical superiority wins North London Derby

Sunday was a day of derbies in England and Italy. For Premier League enthusiasts, the focus was on Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates. Mikel Arteta started the season with three straight defeats, which immediately put pressure on him from fans and the media. However, in the past few weeks, he has been able to weather the storm and put the Gunners back on track with consecutive wins. For Nuno Espirito Santo however, the reverse was the case. The Portuguese who replaced his compatriot Jose Mourinho at White Hart Lane began the season with three straight victories. Since then, their brilliant start has been done with two 3-0 defeats to Crystal Palace and Chelsea. Against their eternal rivals Arsenal, it was a chance to halt the decline and take bragging rights. ...
Mertesacker reveals position Arsenal will finish this season
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Mertesacker reveals position Arsenal will finish this season

Former Arsenal defender, Per Mertesacker, has predicted the position Arsenal will finish this season in the English Premier League, EPL. Arsenal is currently in the 13th position on the Premier League table with six points after five matches. Mikel Arteta’s men finished eighth on the Premier League table last season behind Tottenham, Liverpool, Man United, Leicester City and champions Manchester City. But Mertesacker expects Arsenal to finish outside of the top four this season. Asked if Arsenal will finish top-four this season, Mertesacker told The Beautiful Game Podcast, “Probably not [top four this season], that is what I have learnt. I am looking more long-term, Edu needs to look long-term sometimes, we need to build a foundation for the next three or four years. Me, in t...
‘The quality of Arsenal’s players the problem’ – Alex Song on Gunners’ struggles
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‘The quality of Arsenal’s players the problem’ – Alex Song on Gunners’ struggles

The 34-year-old puts blame on the quality of players featuring in Mikel Arteta’s reign for their poor start to the season   Alex Song has blamed Arsenal’s poor start to the Premier League campaign on the quality of players they have in their squad. The 34-year-old former Cameroon international, who made 133 appearances and scored seven goals for the Gunners before he left the club in 2012, believes the quality of the current squad cannot be compared to the players he played alongside during his tenure. “It is the quality of players that is the problem at Arsenal now, when I was there we had so many good players,” Song said as quoted by mozzartsportke before his team AS Arta Solar 7 played against Kenya’s Tusker in the preliminary round of the Caf Champions League on Satu...
Arsenal’s Arteta reveals Partey’s new role after impressive display at Burnley
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Arsenal’s Arteta reveals Partey’s new role after impressive display at Burnley

The 28-year-old Black Star played a crucial role in the midfield as the Gunners recorded their second top-flight win at Turf Moor Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed the role he has asked midfielder Thomas Partey to play after returning from injury. The Ghana international was influential throughout on his return to the starting line-up as the Gunners registered their second win in the Premier League this season after downing Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday. It was midfielder Martin Odegaard who scored the lone goal from a well-curled free-kick to hand Arteta and Arsenal a second straight win, coming after they had beaten Norwich City 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium last week.  
FA opens investigation after Arsenal’s 1-0 win at Burnley
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FA opens investigation after Arsenal’s 1-0 win at Burnley

The Football Association (FA) has opened an investigation into the crowd trouble at the end of Arsenal’s 1-0 victory at Burnley on Saturday. The rival fans were housed in the Cricket Field Stand and threw plastic bottles and other items at each other for several minutes after the final whistle. The incident started when the Arsenal players came over to applaud the travelling supporters. The UK Mirror reports the home fans began throwing items over the barrier separating the two sets of supporters The FA is aware of the trouble and will be looking into it. The fans dispersed after five or 10 minutes and it is believed no one was hurt. Arsenal won the game 1-0, thanks to Martin Odegaard’s exquisite free kick in the 30th minute. Burnley were awarded a second-half penalt...
Burnley vs Arsenal: Sweet Odegaard free-kick helps Gunners win
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Burnley vs Arsenal: Sweet Odegaard free-kick helps Gunners win

Martin Odegaard’s exquisite free-kick handed Arsenal a 1-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday as Mikel Arteta’s team recorded back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time this season. The Norway midfielder guided a shot above Burnley’s wall from 25 yards out in the 30th minute to score his first goal since joining Arsenal permanently from Real Madrid in August. The Gunners had recorded their worst start to a league campaign in 67 years after losing their first three matches without scoring a goal. But a 1-0 win against Norwich last week eased the pressure on beleaguered manager Arteta and Arsenal followed it up in the northwest after withstanding Burnley’s expected aerial barrage. Thomas Partey made his first league start of the season as Arteta brough...
Iwobi reveals his best position for Everton, Super Eagles
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Iwobi reveals his best position for Everton, Super Eagles

Alex Iwobi has said his best position at Everton is as a winger while he prefers to be either a number 10 or number 8 for Nigeria. The 25-year-old has been deployed into different positions since he left Arsenal in 2019 for Goodison Park. During his early days, Iwobi was compared with his legendary uncle, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, who was a playmaker in his active days. But Iwobi has told Everton’s official website: “I think playing different roles has helped me to understand the game a bit more, especially those defensive roles. I’m not going to complain – playing right wing-back, right midfield, left midfield, I’ll play anywhere and I’ll always give my best. “My aim is to get more goals and assists but if I’m asked to do it at right wing-back, then I’ll do it and try my best! ...
Arsenal confirm deal for Hein ahead of Burnley clash
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Arsenal confirm deal for Hein ahead of Burnley clash

Arsenal have confirmed that goalkeeper, Karl Hein, has signed a new long-term contract with the club. The North London club disclosed this in a statement via their website on Friday ahead of their Premier League clash with Burnley on Saturday. The statement read in part, “Young goalkeeper Karl Hein has signed a new long-term contract with us. “The 19-year-old, who made his non-competitive first-team debut in July in the pre-season match at Hibernian, was also a member of the first-team matchday squad six times in the Europa League last season. “Hein is a full Estonia international and has now made 10 appearances for his country.” Hein made his full international debut for Estonia in September 2020 in a Nations League match against Georgia. He kept a clean sheet against ...
Paul Merson predicts Tottenham vs Chelsea, West Ham vs Man Utd, Arsenal fixtures
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Paul Merson predicts Tottenham vs Chelsea, West Ham vs Man Utd, Arsenal fixtures

Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, fixtures that will be played this weekend. Chelsea will tackle Tottenham Hotspur in an away Premier League tie on Sunday evening, while West Ham will host Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. Arsenal will face Burnley in an away Premier League tie on Saturday. Providing his predictions, Merson told Sportskeeda, “Burnley were bang unlucky against Everton and lost the game thanks to that bad five-minute spell in the second half. “They were the better team for about 45 minutes, but all of a sudden the game was over as Everton scored three quick-fire goals. “What I’m trying to say is that Burnley aren’t a bad team, so this could be a good Premier League contest. “As for Arsenal, they ...
Burnley vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without three key players for EPL clash
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Burnley vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without three key players for EPL clash

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, will be without three key players when they take on Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday due to injury and suspension. The players are Mohamed Elneny, Rob Holding and Granit Xhaka. Arsenal disclosed this in a statement via their website on Thursday. The Gunners head to the game following a 1-0 victory against Norwich City in their last Premier League encounter. The statement read, “Mohamed Elneny – Left hamstring. Mo has worked hard with the medical team after suffering a hamstring strain and is aiming to be back in full training next week. “Rob Holding – Right knee. Rob sustained heavy bruising to his right knee during training ahead of the Norwich City match last weekend. Rob has progressed his rehabilitation back into training but wil...
FIFA 22 ratings: Miedema, Bronze, Rapinoe and the best female footballers revealed
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FIFA 22 ratings: Miedema, Bronze, Rapinoe and the best female footballers revealed

  There are no representatives from the USWNT in the top four ranked players, with star turns from Arsenal, Manchester City and Lyon leading the way Arsenal and Netherlands forward Vivianne Miedema has been confirmed as one of the best female players on FIFA 22 with a rating of 92, but who joins her at the top of the game? Star turns from Arsenal, Manchester City, Lyon and Chelsea make up the top four, with Lucy Bronze, Wendie Renard and Sam Kerr figuring prominently, while six members of the United States Women's National Team (USWNT) side are in the highest-rated 22. Who else makes that list? Goal brings you the full rundown.      
Wilshere responds to Arteta’s Arsenal offer as free agent midfielder seeks new club
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Wilshere responds to Arteta’s Arsenal offer as free agent midfielder seeks new club

  The former England international has been out of work since leaving Bournemouth, but he has been sent an invite by the Gunners Jack Wilshere is planning to hold talks with Arsenal after seeing Mikel Arteta state that the "doors are always open" for a familiar face at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners boss offered that olive branch to his former team-mate last week after seeing the midfielder, who has 34 England caps to his name, fail to find a new club. Wilshere has been a free agent since reaching the end of his contract at Bournemouth over the summer, with Arsenal happy to let him train with them as he searches for another opportunity.      
USMNT’s Sargent suffers hamstring injury as Norwich boss Farke hopes for swift return of ‘key player’
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USMNT’s Sargent suffers hamstring injury as Norwich boss Farke hopes for swift return of ‘key player’

  The Canaries head coach remains optimistic the injury is not too serious Norwich boss Daniel Farke says Josh Sargent has suffered a hamstring injury but remains hopeful the forward will be able to make a swift return. The USMNT star suffered the injury on international duty and sat out the Canaries’ 1-0 defeat against Arsenal on Saturday. However, Farke says the injury is not too serious and he could be back in action sooner rather than later.
Aubameyang Winner gets Arsenal off the mark
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Aubameyang Winner gets Arsenal off the mark

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a second-half tap-in to give Arsenal their first goal and first points of the Premier League season as they sent Norwich to the bottom table. Both sides ran out at the Emirates Stadium having lost their opening three league games of the campaign and, following a game lacking quality, Aubameyang settled the contest as his close-range finish earned the Gunners a 1-0 victory. Even then there was a nervy wait as a VAR check for offside ultimately went the way of the home side, who travel to Burnley next weekend with something to build on. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta made seven changes from the galling defeat at Manchester City before the international break as deadline-day signing Takehiro Tomiyasu started at right-back. The Canaries also showed alt...
Arsenal no longer a top 6 team in England – Gary Neville
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Arsenal no longer a top 6 team in England – Gary Neville

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has insisted Arsenal are no longer a top-six club in England. The Gunners clinched three Premier League titles in the space of seven years at the turn of the century. However, they have not won it since 2004, when Arsene Wenger’s team went unbeaten. Under Mikel Arteta, they finished eighth in the past two seasons and did not qualify for Europe this year. Arsenal have made their worst-ever start to a league campaign, losing their first three matches without scoring a goal. When asked to name the top-six in England, Neville told LADbible TV: “Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and then Tottenham and Leicester based on recent seasons. “Arsenal fans will probably come up with some stat now… they think I hate them a...
David Luiz’s new club after leaving Arsenal revealed
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David Luiz’s new club after leaving Arsenal revealed

David Luiz is set to sign for Flamengo after leaving Arsenal as a free agent. According to transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, the defender has reached a verbal agreement with the Brazilian club. Luiz will sign a deal with Flamengo, which will keep him at the club until December 2022. Romano tweeted: “David Luiz to Flamengo, verbal agreement reached and here we go! “The Brazilian centre back has accepted the contract proposal until December 2022. He’s now set to join Mengão. “Paperworks time now. Mission: winning the league also in Brazil.” Luiz played two years at Arsenal after joining from Chelsea, winning the FA Cup and Community Shield.
Merson predicts Arsenal vs Norwich, Man Utd vs Newcastle, Chelsea vs Villa
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Merson predicts Arsenal vs Norwich, Man Utd vs Newcastle, Chelsea vs Villa

Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, has predicted some of the Premier League fixtures that will be played this weekend. The English top flight resumes on Saturday following a two-break of international football. One of the most anticipated games is Manchester United vs Newcastle, when Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his second debut. Merson said: “It will be quite interesting to watch Manchester United adapt to having Ronaldo in their ranks. United should be able to blow Newcastle away this weekend. “I hope Ronaldo scores a hat-trick on Saturday – it won’t be easy, but I wouldn’t put it past him. Manchester United 3-0 Newcastle United.” Arsenal are without a win or a goal in three fixtures, but Merson expects a big win for Mikel Arteta’s men against Norwi...
Omari Hutchinson: Arsenal’s teenage internet sensation who wowed PeleCharles Watts
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Omari Hutchinson: Arsenal’s teenage internet sensation who wowed PeleCharles Watts

The 17-year-old winger is one of the most highly-rated youngsters coming through at the Gunners after earning a reputation for his amazing skills There are not many 12-year-olds who suddenly find themselves as the centre of attention in the world of football. But that is exactly what happened to Arsenal youngster Omari Hutchinson when he became an internet sensation overnight thanks to his remarkable ability with the ball at his feet. Hutchinson was the star of a video which went viral online alongside the F2 Freestylers, with football fans from around the globe stunned to see someone so young pulling off the tricks he had been teaching himself since the age of five
Arsenal team news: White & Partey set to return for Norwich clash as Gunners seek Tomiyasu work permit
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Arsenal team news: White & Partey set to return for Norwich clash as Gunners seek Tomiyasu work permit

Mikel Arteta is welcoming an England international defender back from quarantine, while an all-action midfielder has shaken off an ankle injury Arsenal have been boosted by the news that Ben White and Thomas Partey will come back into contention this weekend for a crunch clash with Norwich. The Gunners, who remain without a point or a goal in the Premier League this season, are due to play host to the Canaries at Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Mikel Arteta desperately needs to find inspiration from somewhere, and two big-money signings are set to aid his cause by returning to the fold from enforced absences
EPL: Enjoy the win – Keane mocks Arsenal after Saka’s goal for England
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EPL: Enjoy the win – Keane mocks Arsenal after Saka’s goal for England

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane mocked Arsenal following England’s win over Andorra on Sunday. Keane aimed a dig at the Gunners after their winger, Bukayo Saka scored in England’s 4-0 win over Andorra. “I’m sure he’s going to enjoy the win because he’s not getting many at club level,” he said. Saka, who celebrated his 20th birthday on Sunday, headed in the last goal in England’s 4-0 win over Andorra at Wembley. Arsenal sit bottom of the Premier League table having lost their opening matches of the new season without scoring a single goal and the Manchester United legend was very happy to mock Saka’s club. “Football’s all about dealing with disappointments. He had a tough summer, he’s reacted well, seems a good kid,” Keane said on ITV. “Obviously a nice...
Our transfer window is over’ – Salernitana chief denies move for David Luiz after sealing Ribery deal
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Our transfer window is over’ – Salernitana chief denies move for David Luiz after sealing Ribery deal

The Serie A newcomers will not be making any further additions despite reports linking them with the former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Salernitana sporting director Angelo Fabiani has denied reports the club are interested in signing David Luiz. Rumours had suggested the Serie A side were ready to offer the 34-year-old a route back into football after leaving Arsenal at the end of last season. Fabiani, however, says the club's transfer business is now complete following the arrival of former Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery.
I was not happy at Arsenal – Willian opens up
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I was not happy at Arsenal – Willian opens up

Willian has admitted he was unhappy at Arsenal, in his first interview since leaving the club. The Brazil midfielder agreed to terminate his three-year contract with the Gunners and has now signed for Corinthians. His departure from the Emirates came only one year after he arrived on a free transfer from Chelsea. Willian found the back of the net just once in 37 appearances. The 33-year-old is now relieved to have put his time at Arsenal behind him. “I really thought a lot, together with my family and close people. Unfortunately, my time at Arsenal was not good, I wasn’t happy at the club. “I don’t need to go into details, but I wasn’t happy and I thought that returning to Brazil was the best option. “I studied some other opportunities, but I wanted to return to Cori...
Conte breaks silence on agreeing deal with Arsenal to replace Arteta
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Conte breaks silence on agreeing deal with Arsenal to replace Arteta

Antonio Conte’s agent, Federico Pastorello has insisted the coach has not agreed a pre-deal with Arsenal. There have been speculations that Conte is in line to replace Mikel Arteta at the Emirates. Arteta is under serious pressure in North London, having failed to win a single game this season in the Premier League. The Gunners have also not recorded any goal in their defeats to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City. Although Conte is out of work having left Inter Milan, he is not close to returning to the dugout. Transfer specialist, Fabrizio Romano, tweeted: “There’s absolutely NO pre agreement between Antonio Conte and Arsenal. Conte has no verbal/pre agreement with any club and he’s free. “Federico Pastorello – agent close to Conte since years – confi...
Conte agrees on terms with Arsenal to replace Arteta
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Conte agrees on terms with Arsenal to replace Arteta

Arsenal have agreed terms in principle with Antonio Conte, as Mikel Arteta continues to struggle this season, according to Todo Fichajes. The Gunners are bottom of the Premier League after three fixtures, having not won a game or scored a single goal. While sporting director Edu and the rest of the Arsenal hierarchy have showed faith in Arteta, it is believed he is walking a tightrope. And Arsenal are already putting together plans to replace Arteta, should they decide to terminate his contract in the coming weeks. Conte would surely be the number one preference, as he is available since leaving Inter Milan. The Italian has already turned down Arsenal rivals Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
Arsenal must beat Norwich or Arteta loses his job – Joe Cole
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Arsenal must beat Norwich or Arteta loses his job – Joe Cole

Former Chelsea midfielder, Joe Cole, has said Arsenal must defeat Norwich after the international break or else Mikel Arteta risks losing his job. According to Cole, Arteta is “in the storm at the moment”. The Gunners are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table having failed to pick up a point, or score a single goal in their first three fixtures. Having lost to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City, Cole believes that anything less than victory over Norwich on September 11 is “probably the end” for Arteta. He told Coral via Metro: “The future at Arsenal is obviously up in the air. I know they’ve played Chelsea, they played Manchester City, the two best teams, but it’s the manner of both defeats. “They had all pre-season to prepare for the Brentford game and they...
Roma director claims Xhaka wanted out of Arsenal but saw Emirates Stadium exit blocked
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Roma director claims Xhaka wanted out of Arsenal but saw Emirates Stadium exit blocked

Tiago Pinto says missing out on the Swiss midfielder is his biggest "regret" of the summer, but claims positive business was done at Stadio Olimpico Roma director Tiago Pinto claims Granit Xhaka wanted to leave Arsenal but had his Emirates Stadium exit blocked and a new contract put on the table. The Switzerland international midfielder was expected to head out of north London this summer, the 28-year-old making no secret of his desire to take on a new challenge. It appeared as though he would link up with Jose Mourinho at Stadio Olimpico, but no deal was done and Arsenal eventually tied Xhaka down on fresh terms.
Arsenal chief claims ‘most exciting’ transfer strategy after record £145m spend
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Arsenal chief claims ‘most exciting’ transfer strategy after record £145m spend

Vinai Venkatesham concedes there is much work to be done at Emirates Stadium, but believes positive steps are being taken Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham is encouraged by the club's record £145 million ($200m) spend during the summer transfer window and claims the Gunners will continue to scour the market for "Europe’s most exciting young talent". Mikel Arteta is seeing questions asked following a pointless start to the 2021-22 Premier League campaign, but he has been backed by his board. Deals have been done for Nuno Tavares, Ben White, Sambi Lokonga, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale and Takehiro Tomiyasu - with all of those recruits aged 23 or younger.
Former Chelsea players Cech, Luiz, Willian went to Arsenal as Agents – Drogba
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Former Chelsea players Cech, Luiz, Willian went to Arsenal as Agents – Drogba

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, has claimed some of the club’s former players who joined Arsenal were agents. Drogba hailed Willian, who left the Emirates this summer with the Gunners bottom of the Premier League, telling him his “mission” had been successful. Willian left Stamford Bridge last summer on a free transfer and agreed a £220,000-a-week salary with Arsenal. The Brazilian, like many players who have swapped the Blues for the Emirates, endured a rather disappointing career with the Gunners. He netted just one Premier League goal throughout the 2020/2021 season and was a mainstay in Mikel Arteta’s side that failed to qualify for Europe for the first time in over two decades. Now Drogba has opted to twist the knife, bringing up other Chelsea legends who...
Arsenal’s Xhaka tests positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Switzerland
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Arsenal’s Xhaka tests positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Switzerland

The midfielder returned a positive test on Wednesday ahead of a match against Greece Granit Xhaka has tested positive for Covid-19, the Swiss federation announced on Wednesday. The Arsenal midfielder was left out of the squad to face Greece on Wednesday after showing symptoms earlier in the day. A PCR test produced a positive result, ruling Xhaka out, while a member of Switzerland's backroom staff has also gone into quarantine.
Arsenal confirm £16m transfer of Bologna defender Tomiyasu
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Arsenal confirm £16m transfer of Bologna defender Tomiyasu

  The 22-year-old made a major impression in Serie A, leading to interest from all across Europe Arsenal have confirmed the signing of defender Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna. The 22-year-old Japan international joins for a fee of £16 million (€19m/$22m) and will wear the No.18 in north London. Tomiyasu is a natural centre-back but has played mostly at right-back since joining Bologna in 2019, and will likely feature there after Hector Bellerin joined Real Betis on a season-long loan earlier in the day.  
Arsenal defender Bellerin in talks over Real Betis transfer
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Arsenal defender Bellerin in talks over Real Betis transfer

The Gunners right-back could seal a loan move away from the club before Tuesday's 11pm transfer deadline Hector Bellerin is in talks over a deadline day move away from Arsenal. The right-back has spent the summer looking for a transfer, with the Gunners open to letting him leave after more than a decade at the club. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have been interested, but Bellerin is now closing in on a loan move to Real Betis for the season.
Willian Admits That He Left Arsenal Because He Couldn’t Accept Never Winning
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Willian Admits That He Left Arsenal Because He Couldn’t Accept Never Winning

  Willian has left Arsenal. The 33-year-old has agreed to rip his contract up as he heads back home to Brazil to sign for Corinthians. And some things have been said. The Gunners will be delighted to get the former Chelsea man off their wage bill and the player has admitted he has taken the action to walk away without a pay-out on his reported 200K weekly deal to show that he didn't sign in North London for financial reasons. But it's not those comments which have got fans thinking in a statement made by the player departing The Emirates "All my career I have done everything to be the best I can be. I always want to win and I find it hard to accept not doing so."
Arsenal terminate Willian’s contract after just 12 months at the Club
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Arsenal terminate Willian’s contract after just 12 months at the Club

Arsenal have confirmed the club have mutually terminated Willian's contract after his 12-months stay at the club. The Brazilian joined Mikel Arteta's side on a free transfer last summer but struggled in 2020-21 season, scoring only one goal in 37 appearances. Arsenal have been looking to offload Willian this summer and Corinthians have been interested in ending his Gunners nightmare.  But his wages, believed to be more than £220,000 per week was one of the frustrating issues in negotiations. The former Chelsea star is now set to complete a move back to his native Brazil after the two parties reached an agreement to terminate the remaining two years left on his contract, saving the club around £20million in wages. In a statement, Arsenal said: 'We have reached a mutual agree...

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