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Arsenal Set to Hijack West Ham’s Move for Lingard
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Arsenal Set to Hijack West Ham’s Move for Lingard

  Arsenal is set to hijack West Ham’s proposed move for Jesse Lingard this summer, according to The Daily Star. Lingard has rediscovered his best form under David Moyes, since leaving Manchester United on loan in January. Moyes is desperate to sign the England forward on a permanent deal when the initial agreement ends. However, Arsenal is now believed to be eyeing a swoop for Lingard. The Gunners will be prepared to pay as much as £30 million for the player, as Mikel Arteta continues his rebuild at the Emirates Stadium.
Arteta lining up summer targets for Arsenal with Gunners ‘planning everything’ for next window
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Arteta lining up summer targets for Arsenal with Gunners ‘planning everything’ for next window

The Spaniard admits work has already begun on identifying players that could be drafted into his ranks at Emirates Stadium Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal have already started planning for the summer transfer window, with the Gunners in the process of lining up potential targets. Work over the winter saw the north London outfit trim their squad, with deadwood such as Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi cleared from the Emirates Stadium decks. There is still much to do, with a 10th-place standing in the Premier League proving as much, but Arteta is confident that he and technical director Edu can make an ambitious club more “competitive”.  
Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Arteta’s squad for Europa League tie at Emirates confirmed
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Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Arteta’s squad for Europa League tie at Emirates confirmed

  Arsenal’s squad to face Olympiacos in today’s UEFA Europa League round of 16, second-leg tie at Emirates Stadium has been revealed. Arsenal had defeated Olympiacos 3-1 in the first leg in Greece. Mikel Arteta’s men head to the game after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 last weekend. According to Football London, Arsenal’s full squad against Olympiacos includes: Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Matt Ryan & Karl Hein. Defenders: Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, David Luiz, Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers & Kieran Tierney. Midfielders: Willian, Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson, Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Dani Ceballos, Mohamed Elneny, Martin Odegaard & Emile Smith Rowe. Strikers: Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubame...
Hector Bellerin Has Reportedly Already Agreed To Leave Arsenal This Summer
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Hector Bellerin Has Reportedly Already Agreed To Leave Arsenal This Summer

Hector Bellerin is reportedly certain to head for the exit door at Arsenal in the summer transfer window. The Spain international is currently Mikel Arteta's first-choice right-back and has made 27 appearances in all competitions this term, although he continues to be criticised by a portion of the Arsenal fanbase. Bellerin was linked with an exit last summer but ended up remaining at the Emirates Stadium after conversations with Arteta, who supposedly convinced him to stay on in North London for one more season. According to ESPN, as Bellerin has fulfilled Arteta's wishes by staying loyal to the Gunners this season, the Arsenal manager will not stand in his way if he wants to move on - an outcome which both sides are expecting. The 25-year-old has been at Arsenal since the a...
Sterling Strikes Early As Leaders Man City Sink Arsenal
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Sterling Strikes Early As Leaders Man City Sink Arsenal

Manchester City’s English midfielder Raheem Sterling (L) jumps to head home the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 21, 2021. Manchester City moved a step closer to the Premier League title as Raheem Sterling’s early goal gave the runaway leaders a 1-0 win against Arsenal on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s side made it 18 successive victories in all competitions thanks to Sterling’s second-minute header at the Emirates Stadium. With 13 games left, City are 10 points clear of second-placed Leicester, who had closed the gap to seven with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa earlier on Sunday. City have equalled the club record of 11 successive away victories in all competitions, set from May to Nove...
Arsenal Boss Arteta Hails Man City As ‘Best In Europe’
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Arsenal Boss Arteta Hails Man City As ‘Best In Europe’

Mikel Arteta believes his Arsenal team will be facing the best side in Europe when they take on Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. City have won a club-record 17 successive games across all competitions and are 10 points ahead of local rivals Manchester United at the summit of the English top-flight heading into this weekend's round of fixtures. Arteta knows City well after working under manager Pep Guardiola in Manchester for three years before returning to manage Arsenal, having previously played for the Gunners. "I think they are the best team in Europe at the moment," Arteta said of City. "The way they are performing, the football they are playing and the consistency of the results, take all that it and it makes them the best team...
‘Willian doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone’ – David Luiz backing fellow Brazilian at Arsenal
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‘Willian doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone’ – David Luiz backing fellow Brazilian at Arsenal

The Gunners defender has seen a countryman struggle for form in north London, but he believes a spark will be rediscovered in time David Luiz says Willian “doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone” as he continues to scratch around for form at Arsenal. The Gunners were considered to have pulled off quite a coup when luring the Brazil international onto their books in the summer of 2020. After seven years at Chelsea, which delivered two Premier League titles, the 32-year-old crossed London to take on a new challenge at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal cancel Sokratis’ contract as Real Betis target leaves Emirates Stadium on a free transfer
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Arsenal cancel Sokratis’ contract as Real Betis target leaves Emirates Stadium on a free transfer

The defender's deal was due to run until the end of the season but he has not been part of Mikel Arteta's plans during the 2020-21 campaign Arsenal have confirmed that defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has had his contract terminated by mutual consent. Sokratis’ deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but the 32-year-old has been freed up during the January transfer window to find a new club. The Greek centre-back had spent two-and-a-half years at the Emirates Stadium, but had not been included in Mikel Arteta’s squads for the Premier League and Europa League this season.
Arsenal’s Aubameyang extends incredible record against Newcastle United
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Arsenal’s Aubameyang extends incredible record against Newcastle United

The Gabon international has enjoyed great fortune against the Magpies, and that run continued on Monday evening at the Emirates Stadium Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang continued with his impressive goalscoring run against Newcastle United thanks to his double in Arsenal’s 3-0 triumph on Monday evening at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners’ skipper has either scored (five) or assisted (two) in six of his seven games against the Magpies in all competitions, finding the net in each of his last four outings against the St James' Park giants. In his 400th appearance in European League football (Arsenal 102, Borussia Dortmund 144, St Etienne 87, Monaco 19, Lille 14 and Dijon 34), the Gabon international’s second-half brace helped Mikel Arteta’s side return to winning ways against Steve Bruce...
‘Pepe has a big future at Arsenal’ – Arteta still believes in £72m winger, says Campbell
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‘Pepe has a big future at Arsenal’ – Arteta still believes in £72m winger, says Campbell

A former Gunners striker is confident that the Ivory Coast international "will come back better" after being sent off against Leeds United Nicolas Pepe has a "big future" at Arsenal, according to Kevin Campbell, who says Mikel Arteta still believes in the £72 million ($96m) winger. Pepe has flattered to deceive since arriving at Emirates Stadium from Lille for a club-record fee in the summer of 2019. The 25-year-old established himself as one of the most exciting young players in Europe at Stade Pierre-Mauroy but has so far been unable to build on that reputation in the Premier League.
Raul Jimenez Suffers Broken Skull After Clash Of Heads With David Luiz
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Raul Jimenez Suffers Broken Skull After Clash Of Heads With David Luiz

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has had surgery on a fractured skull suffered in a clash of heads during his side's Premier League win at Arsenal. Sunday's match at Emirates Stadium was in its early stages when Jimenez and Gunners defender David Luiz accidently collided at an Arsenal corner. He was given oxygen on the pitch before being taken to hospital. "Raul is comfortable following an operation last night," Wolves said in a statement. "He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery. "The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help." The game was stopped for arou...
Arsenal 4-1 Molde: Willock seals it after own goals lift Gunners
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Arsenal 4-1 Molde: Willock seals it after own goals lift Gunners

Molde took a surprise lead at Emirates Stadium, but Arsenal fought back to make it three Europa League wins from three. Joe Willock capped an impressive display with a late strike after two own goals helped Arsenal fight back to score a 4-1 win over Molde in the Europa League. Martin Ellingsen's long-range strike gave the Norwegian champions a shock lead at Emirates Stadium on Thursday, but Kristoffer Haugen turned into his own net just before the break. Substitute Sheriff Sinyan also scored at the wrong end before Nicolas Pepe drilled home, and Willock added a fourth late on as a much-changed Arsenal raised their game in the second half.
Arsenal Lose At Home To Leicester For The First Time In The EPL As Vardy Scores
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Arsenal Lose At Home To Leicester For The First Time In The EPL As Vardy Scores

Jamie Vardy came off the bench to score a customary goal against Arsenal and send Leicester to within a point of the Premier League summit with a first win at the Gunners' home since 1973. Vardy, 33, had missed two games with a calf injury but was reintroduced after a largely sterile opening hour at Emirates Stadium and promptly ended a 262-minute Leicester goal drought in the league. The former England international headed home fellow substitute Cengiz Under's smart pass to bring up a remarkable 11th Premier League goal against Arsenal in 12 appearances. Only Wayne Rooney, with 12, has more goals. Until Vardy's arrival Leicester had barely threatened but they have now won their opening three away league games for the first time. Arsenal were disappointing and, despite domi...
‘Saliba Situation Is Bizarre & Loan Talk A Mystery’ – Keown
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‘Saliba Situation Is Bizarre & Loan Talk A Mystery’ – Keown

The Gunners are open to the idea of letting the French centre-half spend the 2020-21 campaign in the Championship, despite giving him no minutes Arsenal’s willingness to let William Saliba leave on loan is “bizarre”, says Martin Keown, with it “a real mystery” why a defender held in such high regard has not been given a chance in 2020-21. The Gunners finally welcomed a promising centre-half onto their books over the summer. Having wrapped a deal with Saint-Etienne some 12 months earlier, those at Emirates Stadium were excited to get Saliba settled into new surroundings. He arrived with a blossoming reputation, along with a £27 million ($35m) price tag, and was expected to be an answer to Arsenal’s issues at the back. The 19-year-old is, however, yet to see a minute...
I Will Return To Arsenal One Day – Arsene Wenger
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I Will Return To Arsenal One Day – Arsene Wenger

Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is ready to return to the club “one day”, having not set foot in Emirates Stadium since leaving two years ago. Wenger, 70, stepped down in May 2018 after helping the Gunners win three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his 22 years in charge. He has been invited back since, but says it was best to “cut completely” from the club after his departure. “I thought it’s better to follow from a distance,” he told The Times. Wenger says his exit from Arsenal was a “very lonely, very painful” separation and he currently has “no connection at all with the club”. That is in contrast to another of the Premier League’s long-serving managers, Sir Alex Ferguson, who was offered a seat on the Manchester United board when he retired from ma...
Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Casts Doubt Over Mesut Ozil Future
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Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Casts Doubt Over Mesut Ozil Future

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

The former Gunners defender hopes a compromise can be reached in a long-running saga in north London that suits all parties Mesut Ozil needs to meet Arsenal “halfway” in a long-running “stand-off” that is doing nobody at Emirates Stadium any favours, says Sol Campbell. The opening of another transfer window has seen further questions asked of a World Cup winner in north London. Former Germany international Ozil has entered the final 12 months of a lucrative contract he penned in January 2018.
Aubameyang avoids Future Question but Arteta Optimistic Arsenal’s FA Cup Hero will Stay
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Aubameyang avoids Future Question but Arteta Optimistic Arsenal’s FA Cup Hero will Stay

The Gabonese striker netted twice to help the Gunners overcome the Blues at Wembley and was eager to steer clear of contract talk afterwards. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang refused to be drawn on his future after netting a match-winning brace for Arsenal in the FA Cup final. The Gabonese striker underlined his value to the Gunners cause with two goals against Chelsea on Saturday. Mikel Arteta’s side have continued to look to their captain for inspiration throughout the uncertainty surrounding his contract situation. Aubameyang is yet to agree an extension to a deal at Emirates Stadium that now has less than 12 months to run. The 31-year-old has remained coy on his plans, with plenty suggesting that major silverware would be required in order for a prolific presence to put pe...
Ex-Liverpool striker Crouch ‘concerned’ about Saka’s future at Arsenal
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Ex-Liverpool striker Crouch ‘concerned’ about Saka’s future at Arsenal

The Anglo-Nigerian winger has a year left to run on his current contract at the Emirates Stadium Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch has admitted he is “concerned” about Bukayo Saka’s contract situation at Arsenal, fearing he could leave. The 18-year-old’s contract runs out in 2021 and there has not been any talk. Should he fail to renew, it could mean he leaves at any stage from now or allows his contract to expire and leave as a free agent. Crouch is worried Saka’s situation could continue the trend of Arsenal losing their best players and not offering them better contracts.
Arsenal should give Aubameyang ‘performance-based’ deal – Ex-Crystal Palace chairman Jordan
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Arsenal should give Aubameyang ‘performance-based’ deal – Ex-Crystal Palace chairman Jordan

The Gabon International is yet to commit a new deal with the Gunners with a year left to run on his existing contract Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has advised Arsenal to give Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a new contract which is "performance-based". The 31-year-old Gabonese forward's deal at the Emirates Stadium expires in June 2021 and there has been no progress in talks to renew his contract. He recently admitted that nothing has been brought to the table and he is yet to personally decide on his future.
Nketiah can help Arsenal move to the next level – Arteta
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Nketiah can help Arsenal move to the next level – Arteta

The Gunners boss is "convinced" that the England U21 international has a key role to play in his squad going forward Eddie Nketiah can help Arsenal move to "the next level", according to Mikel Arteta, who has been impressed with the striker during the first few months of his tenure at Emirates Stadium. Nketiah rose through the youth ranks at Arsenal before graduating to the senior squad in 2017, but was made to wait for his breakthrough after a string of cameo appearances. The 21-year-old notched his first Premier League goal on the final day of the 2018-19 campaign against Burnley, and went onto enjoy a strong summer under Unai Emery.
Saka contract a priority for Arsenal, says Arteta
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Saka contract a priority for Arsenal, says Arteta

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

The ex-Gunners striker believes an ageing frontman will struggle to find a top club and lucrative contract if he walks out on Arsenal as a free agent Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been warned that he may be working himself into a weaker position by shunning a new contract at Arsenal, with Ian Wright saying there is no guarantee that he will find a top club and contract as a free agent. As things stand, the Gabonese striker still has 12 months left to run on his current deal at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners had been hoping to tie their talismanic club captain to fresh terms by now, bringing an end to the uncertainty surrounding his future.
‘I have been told he has signed for Arsenal’ – Gunners set to complete deal for winger Lewis
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‘I have been told he has signed for Arsenal’ – Gunners set to complete deal for winger Lewis

The 19-year-old had a trial with the Gunners in March and has seemingly done enough to earn a permanent move Arsenal have completed the signing of Norwegian winger George Lewis, according the sporting director of the teenager's former club. Jostein Jensen, sporting director of Fram Larvik, has said the 19-year-old has sealed a shock move to Emirates Stadium, though the deal has yet to be officially confirmed by the north London club. Lewis, who turns 20 in June, is currently a free agent having spent the past few seasons playing in the lower leagues of Norwegian football. He also had a short spell with League One side Ipswich earlier this year.
Arsenal couldn’t fault Aubameyang if he wants Real Madrid move’ – Wright would understand exit
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Arsenal couldn’t fault Aubameyang if he wants Real Madrid move’ – Wright would understand exit

The legendary former Gunners striker can appreciate why an ambitious frontman, who is now 30 years of age, may be tempted by the Blancos Arsenal could not fault Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if he opted to leave for Real Madrid, says Ian Wright, with an ambitious striker at a stage of his career where he needs to be a little selfish. The prolific Gabonese is now 30 years of age and approaching the final 12 months of his contract with the Gunners. No extension has been agreed to that deal as yet, with transfer talk now raging around a prized asset that those at Emirates Stadium cannot afford to lose as a free agent.
‘I am an Arsenal man’ – Fabregas reveals continued Gunners affinity despite Chelsea move
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‘I am an Arsenal man’ – Fabregas reveals continued Gunners affinity despite Chelsea move

He may have gone on to star at Stamford Bridge, but the Spain international will always feel a bond with the north Londoners Cesc Fabregas starred at both Arsenal and Chelsea over the course of his glittering career, but he admits that his spell at Highbury and the Emirates Stadium will always stand out as special. Fabregas moved to north London from Barcelona's La Masia academy in 2003 at just 16, and became Arsenal's youngest-ever first-team player months later by making his debut in the League Cup against Rotherham. He went on to spend eight seasons under Arsene Wenger at the club, making more than 300 appearances and lifting the FA Cup in 2004-05.
Kasim Nuhu advises Atletico Madrid’s Partey to join Arsenal
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Kasim Nuhu advises Atletico Madrid’s Partey to join Arsenal

The Ghanaian midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Kasim Nuhu has called on follow Ghana teammate and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey to leave for Arsenal. The 26-year old has been in the transfer rumour mill for months having been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Juventus and Bayern Munich. Recent weeks have however seen Partey linked with Arsenal, but there has been divided opinion over whether such a move is good for his career owing to the Gunners lack of success in recent seasons.
Arteta’s impact at Arsenal praised by club legend Vieira
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Arteta’s impact at Arsenal praised by club legend Vieira

The new manager's effect on the Gunners' performances has been lauded by the former skipper Patrick Vieira praised Mikel Arteta's impact on Arsenal, saying the head coach had brought energy back to the club. Arteta has been praised since taking the helm in December last year, having lost just two of 15 games in charge. Former Arsenal captain Vieira, who was also linked to the job, hailed Arteta for his work so far at Emirates Stadium.
Ajayi: I leant a lot from former Arsenal defender Mertesacker
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Ajayi: I leant a lot from former Arsenal defender Mertesacker

The 26-year-old Super Eagles centre-back has praised the impact of the former Gunners skipper on his football career West Bromwich Albion defender Semi Ajayi has revealed he learnt a lot during his stint at Arsenal especially from the club's former captain Per Mertesacker. The Nigeria international joined the Gunners youth academy in the summer of 2013 from Charlton Athletic after impressing on trial and went on to spend two years with the side. Ajayi, however, was not afforded a single first-team appearance before his departure from the Emirates Stadium, but has explained the lessons he leant during his time with the side has continued to help him in his career.
‘Arsenal are more of a team under Arteta’ – Podolski positive about new era for Gunners
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‘Arsenal are more of a team under Arteta’ – Podolski positive about new era for Gunners

The German forward, who spent three years at Emirates Stadium between 2012 and 2015, has cause for optimism with a new coaching team in place Arsenal are looking like “more of a team” under the guidance of Mikel Arteta, says Lukas Podolski, with the Gunners having rather lost their way during the ill-fated reign of Unai Emery. Following in the footsteps of Arsene Wenger was never going to be easy for a Spanish tactician in north London. Emery found that out the hard way, with just 18 months spent in the Emirates Stadium hot-seat before he was ushered through the exits.
Partey’s representatives deny Atletico Madrid midfielder is in negotiations with Arsenal
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Partey’s representatives deny Atletico Madrid midfielder is in negotiations with Arsenal

JJ Sports claim it's "totally untrue" that the player is discussing a switch to Emirates Stadium after quotes emerged from his father Thomas Partey is not in discussions with Arsenal over a possible move to Emirates Stadium, according to the Atletico Madrid midfielder's representatives. The player's father, Jacob Partey, had told Ghana-based radio station Tru FM that talks with the Gunners were taking place and that he would be happy if he made the switch to join Mikel Arteta's side. He said: "I called my son after hearing the rumours and he told me that the rumours are true. He told me they are holding talks between him and Arsenal. It all depends on the offer Atletico are demanding.
Aubameyang Advised To Leave Arsenal And Signs For An Ambitious Club
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Aubameyang Advised To Leave Arsenal And Signs For An Ambitious Club

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

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

Arsenal are exploring ways to give Santi Cazorla one last run out in the club’s colours, according to FourFourTwo. Cazorla played for the Gunners for six years and won two FA Cups during that time. The Spaniard, who was a fan favourite amongst the Emirates Stadium faithful, was hit by a career-threatening injury late in his Arsenal career. Cazorla eventually moved back to Spain, where he currently plays for Villarreal. The 35-year-old has previously expressed how sad he was, to have not had a chance to properly say goodbye to Arsenal. The club’s head of football Raul Sanllehi, speaking at a fans’ forum, said he is close to Cazorla’s agent and that they are talking about a possible return.
Arsenal, Worst Team in Premier League – Paul Merson
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Arsenal, Worst Team in Premier League – Paul Merson

Arsenal hero, Paul Merson says the club has been the ‘worst team’ in the Premier League without the ball over the last ten years. Merson said this ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Newcastle on Sunday evening at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal are presently in the tenth position on the Premier League table with 31 points from 25 matches. “I supported what former Arsenal manager, Unai Emery was saying about the team, because the Gunners are not supposed to be in this position in the Premier League table considering the quality of players in the squad,” Sky Sports quoted Merson as saying. “I found it hard watching Arsenal play under Emery. I supposed it was lenient like watching former manager, Arsene Wenger’s squads. “Arsenal have been the worst club in the English P...
Arsenal Goalkeeper Joins Polish Club On Loan
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Arsenal Goalkeeper Joins Polish Club On Loan

Arsenal goalkeeper, Deyan Iliev has left the club to join Polish top division side, Jagiellonia Bialystok on loan until the end of the season. The Gunners made this known in a statement on their official website on Tuesday. The statement read: “Deyan Iliev has agreed to join Polish top division side Jagiellonia Bialystok on loan until the end of the season. ‘The goalkeeper, who has just returned from a loan spell in Slovakia with Super Liga side SKF Sered, made 17 appearances for our under-23s last season, keeping five clean sheets in Premier League 2 and captaining the side against Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium. “Iliev, who has represented North Macedonia at every youth level, has been with us for eight seasons now. He joined the club in 2012 from FK Belas...
Between Atiku Abubakar And His Son Mustapha After Chelsea And Arsenal’s Match
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Between Atiku Abubakar And His Son Mustapha After Chelsea And Arsenal’s Match

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and his son Mustapha had a hilarious exchange on Twitter just after Chelsea defeated Arsenal in a premier league match played at Emirates Stadium yesterday December 29. The Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party in the 2019 general election was quite happy when Aubameyang opened up the scoreline for Arsenal in the match. He however slowed down after Arsenal lost the match following two quick goals Chelsea players, Jorginho and Tammy Abraham scored in the last 7 minutes of the match. Here is the exchange between Atiku Abubakar and his son below;
Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang
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Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang

Midfielder Granit Xhaka has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang taking over, Gunners' boss Unai Emery has confirmed. Xhaka, 27, was involved in an angry confrontation with home fans during the Gunners' 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on 27 October. "I had a meeting with him and told him he is no longer in the captain's group," said Emery on Tuesday. "He accepted my decision. I needed to take a decision and now it's closed." Last month, the Switzerland international was booed as he walked off the pitch at Emirates Stadium, prompting him to cup his ear, take his shirt off and head straight down the tunnel to the dressing room. Emery later said Xhaka should apologise to the club's supporters, saying the Swiss midfielder "knows he was wrong". H...
Lacazette Likes IG Post Calling For Emery To Be Sacked After Crystal Palace Draw
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Lacazette Likes IG Post Calling For Emery To Be Sacked After Crystal Palace Draw

Alexandre Lacazette has liked an Instagram post criticising Arsenal manager Unai Emery and club captain Granit Xhaka after the 2-2 home draw with Crystal Palace. Pressure is mounting on Emery after the Gunners spurned a two-goal lead and Xhaka appeared to tell fans to 'f*** off' as he was being substituted on the hour mark. And it would appear the jeers of disgruntled fans resonated with Lacazette, as the Frenchman liked troopzafc's post in the aftermath of the disappointing draw. 'Troopz', who is known for his appearances on Youtube channel AFTV, posted a picture of himself swearing towards the camera in the stands at the Emirates stadium. The caption read: 'I'm sorry, I’m done with this now. You can’t be 2-0 up at home to palace and draw. Emery I’ve backed you but bro, enough...
Arsenal’s Unai Emery admits Xhaka was ‘wrong,’ bemoans VAR interventions
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Arsenal’s Unai Emery admits Xhaka was ‘wrong,’ bemoans VAR interventions

Arsenal manager Unai Emery admitted that his captain Granit Xhaka was wrong to storm off the Emirates Stadium pitch while removing his shirt and gesturing toward the jeering crowd during Sunday's 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace. Xhaka cupped his ear as he left the pitch before walking straight down the tunnel and his manager said that it was the wrong reaction toward the home side's supporters. "He was wrong, he was wrong," Emery said in his press conference. "But I think now [we] stay calm and also speak with him, speak inside around that. His reaction was wrong. We are here because we have supporters. In football we are the workers inside [the pitch] but we play for them. We need to have respect for them when they are applauding us and also when they are criticising us." Emery d...
Kanu Nwankwo Blasts Arsenal For Selling Alex Iwobi
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Kanu Nwankwo Blasts Arsenal For Selling Alex Iwobi

Kanu Nwankwo, Ex Super Eagles captain has said to the public that Arsenal made a huge mistake by selling the 23-year-old player, Alex Iwobi to Everton. Speaking to Goal.com, he believes the Gunners should have kept Iwobi especially after the last AFCON, who was at the club since he was eight years. Alex Iwobi left the Emirates Stadium on deadline day, in a deal that could eventually total £40million ($49m). As for Ex Super Eagles Captain Kanu Nwankwo, the Arsenal’s decision to cash in on the 23-year-old Nigerian, was a wrong one. “I would say they made a mistake, 100 per cent. “Why they let him go, I don’t know." “He’s a boy who, in and out, is Arsenal. He always wanted to do his best for the club. He loves the club, but not only that he can play football. “What he brings w...
Bukola Saraki And His Sons Watch Arsenal Vs Tottenham Match At Emirates Stadium
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Bukola Saraki And His Sons Watch Arsenal Vs Tottenham Match At Emirates Stadium

The former senate president shared the photo and wrote, 'just getting to the Emirates stadium to watch the NLD (Arsenal vs Tottenham) with my sons, Seni and Niyi. Feels so refreshing to be able to watch the match of great rivals especially with family'. After the match, he wrote, 'what was a great game to watch. Arsenal showed a lot of heart coming down from two goals down. Like Arsenal showed us, determination is key to turning things around. It is never too late to turn things around. Wishing you all a great week ahead'.
Koscielny to join Bordeaux in €5m deal as Jenkinson also in talks over Arsenal exit
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Koscielny to join Bordeaux in €5m deal as Jenkinson also in talks over Arsenal exit

The French defender has made no secret of his desire to head home this summer and is now in the process of completing a return to Ligue 1 Laurent Koscielny is in France to undergo a medical at Bordeaux, with a €5 million (£4.6m/$5.6m) deal close to completion, while Carl Jenkinson is also edging towards the exits at Arsenal. Sources close to events in north London have confirmed to Goal that the experienced centre-half is set to see his wish granted of securing a return to his homeland. Koscielny, who still has one year left to run on his contract at Emirates Stadium, has made no secret of his desire to head home this summer .
Tierney backed to be ‘great player for Arsenal’ by last Scot to grace Premier League for Gunners
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Tierney backed to be ‘great player for Arsenal’ by last Scot to grace Premier League for Gunners

Scott Marshall graced the English top-flight back in the 1990s and believes moving for a defender on the books at Celtic makes a lot of sense Kieran Tierney has been backed to be “a great player for Arsenal” by Scott Marshall, the last Scot to make a Premier League appearance for the Gunners. It continues to be suggested that the Celtic left-back is a top target for those at Emirates Stadium. Unai Emery has seen two deals wrapped up for Dani Ceballos and William Saliba,but more movement is expected in north London before the summer transfer window closes.
‘We don’t want to sell him’ – Emery rules out Aubameyang’s exit from Arsenal
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‘We don’t want to sell him’ – Emery rules out Aubameyang’s exit from Arsenal

Spanish tactician issued an update on the future of the 29-year-old who has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer Arsenal boss Unai Emery has stated Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a ‘very rich’ option for the Gunners ahead of the 2018-19 Premier League season. The Gabon international has been linked with a move to league rivals Manchester United this summer after his impressive displays in his first full season in North London. Aubameyang scored 31 goals in the 2018-19 campaign and ended the league season as the joint-top scorer alongside Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Arsenal Fans Protest Against Kroenke, Club Owner Outside The Emirates Stadium
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Arsenal Fans Protest Against Kroenke, Club Owner Outside The Emirates Stadium

Supporter groups have united to express their dismay at the way Stan Kroenke is running Arsenal and urged the American owner to make “new and dynamic appointments” to reinvigorate a club that “feels like an investment vehicle”. In a combined statement on behalf of 14 separate supporter groups the signatories said Arsenal fans have “never felt more marginalised”, questioned whether the board is fit for purpose and called on Kroenke to explain how he intends to get the club in a position where it is capable of winning major trophies again. The statement, which reflects the growing sense of exasperation among Arsenal supporters about the way the club is going about its business on and off the field, read: “As Arsenal fans we have watched with frustration as the team’s football perfo...
Nketiah ‘good enough’ to battle Aubameyang & Lacazette for Arsenal striker berth
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Nketiah ‘good enough’ to battle Aubameyang & Lacazette for Arsenal striker berth

The promising 20-year-old frontman is determined to remain at Emirates Stadium this summer and prove that he can play a regular role under Unai Emery Eddie Nketiah intends to remain at Arsenal this summer as he believes he is “good enough” to compete with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette for a starting spot. At 20 years of age, the Gunners academy graduate is still learning his trade. He has figured in first-team plans at Emirates Stadium across the last two seasons, but has found regular minutes hard to come by.
Xhaka planning bid for Arsenal captaincy, not a summer switch elsewhere
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Xhaka planning bid for Arsenal captaincy, not a summer switch elsewhere

The Switzerland international midfielder is tied to a long-term contract with the Gunners and intends to stick around and honour that agreement Granit Xhaka has shut down any talk of him leaving Arsenal this summer, with the combative midfielder hoping to inherit the Gunners’ captain’s armband at some stage. The Switzerland international has been at Emirates Stadium since 2016. Across three seasons, he has taken in over 100 appearances and been a regular under both Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery.
Aaron Ramsey In Tears As He Bids Farewell To Arsenal
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Aaron Ramsey In Tears As He Bids Farewell To Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey’s bond with this club was there for all to see on Sunday on an emotional final appearance for him at Emirates Stadium. The Wales international will leave the club this summer to join Juventus, and received a rapturous reception from the Arsenal fans as he took part in a guard of honour. “It's been a pretty emotional day,” Ramsey told Arsenal Player. “It's 11 years of my life that I have spent here and so much has happened to me on and off the field. “I have really grown up here. I am just grateful for the opportunity to play for this club for such a long time. “I’ve met so many great people here, made great friends and Arsene bringing me to the club and giving me that opportunity was pretty special. “To last this long, at a club like this, is something in it...
‘I’ve got two more years on my contract’ – Ozil rejects reports of Arsenal exit
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‘I’ve got two more years on my contract’ – Ozil rejects reports of Arsenal exit

The former Germany international has not always been in favour with Unai Emery, but says that he hopes to remain at the Emirates Stadium Mesut Ozil has insisted that he “absolutely” wants to stay with Arsenal and Unai Emery, despite speculation that his days with the Gunners may be numbered. The playmaker has been an integral part of the framework at the Emirates Stadium for over half a decade since he joined the club under Arsene Wenger in 2013. In that time, the former Germany international has been a three-time FA Cup winner with the north London outfit, as well as winning World Cup honours with his nation in 2014.

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