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Arteta Reveals Kroenke Family Position after Failed European Super League Plan
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Arteta Reveals Kroenke Family Position after Failed European Super League Plan

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has disclosed that the Kroenke family (the club’s owner) apologized to him and his players over the Gunners’ failed European Super League plan. Arteta stated this on Thursday ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Everton on Friday night at Emirates. Arsenal, along with Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool, were one of the 12 founding members of the European Super League, which was created to replace the Champions League and the Europa League. But after widespread criticisms from fans, pundits, and some key figures in football, all six Premier League clubs announced on Tuesday night that they were withdrawing from the competition. When asked if he and his players have received an apology from the club’s hier...
I’m Disappointed, Gutted over 1-1 Draw with Arsenal – Fulham boss, Scott Parker
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I’m Disappointed, Gutted over 1-1 Draw with Arsenal – Fulham boss, Scott Parker

  Fulham boss, Scott Parker has said that he was disappointed and gutted after his team failed to hang on for a crucial win over Arsenal in their Premier League clash on Sunday. A win would have boosted Fulham’s chances in their bid to avoid relegation back into the Championship. Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to equalise for the Gunners in the injury-time after Josh Maja’s penalty put the visitors ahead. “I’m disappointed and gutted and the overriding factor is the team have worked tirelessly today, given everything, come to a place like this against a very good side and manged to get our nose in front,” Parker told a postmatch press conference. “I’m immensely proud of the team and the journey they have been on and I often say a young team lacking Premier League ...
God help Arsenal – Roy Keane blasts Gunners after 1-1 draw with Fulham
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God help Arsenal – Roy Keane blasts Gunners after 1-1 draw with Fulham

Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane has blasted Arsenal, describing Mikel Arteta’s side’s performance in their Premier League 1-1 draw against Fulham as ‘shocking’ and ‘dreadful’. Eddie Nketiah came on from the bench to score an injury-time equaliser to save Arsenal’s blushes after Josh Maja’s penalty put the visitors ahead. But Keane was shocked by Arsenal’s poor display and said that only God can help Mikel Arteta’s team. Sunday’s result leaves the Gunners ninth in the league, nine points behind fourth-placed West Ham United. Keane told Sky Sports: “I don’t think Fulham deserved to win, they were poor. But the lack of quality from both teams, it was dreadful. “Arsenal were even worse. God help Arsenal going forward. I thought they were shocking, dreadful. “N...
Arsenal vs Fulham: Arteta Set to Break Reliance on Saka, Smith Rowe
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Arsenal vs Fulham: Arteta Set to Break Reliance on Saka, Smith Rowe

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has admitted that the team depends too heavily on Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka. However, Arteta is hoping the Gunners can find a way to win when the two youngsters are rested. The Gunners’ record with Saka and Smith Rowe on the pitch, is much better to when they are left out of the starting XI. But with fixtures coming thick and fast, Arteta ahead of Sunday’s game against Fulham, is keen to avoid burnout and has called on the rest of the squad to step up in their potential absence. “They know that playing every game is impossible, so we have to change those stats. “That’s what we have to do. We have to find that solution. “It tells a lot about what has happened this season. Eight months ago, if anybody had said we were goin...
Arsenal vs Fulham: No more excuses – Arteta fires warning to Pepe
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Arsenal vs Fulham: No more excuses – Arteta fires warning to Pepe

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has warned Nicolas Pepe that his period of “adaptation” at the club is over and there are “no excuses” not to perform from now on. Pepe joined the Gunners in a club record £72million transfer. The Ivorian winger scored a goal in each of the two legs of Arsenal’s 5-1 aggregate Europa League win over Slavia Prague, but has struggled to perform consistently throughout his time at the Emirates. Arteta admits it has taken time for Pepe to settle, although he was clear that the period of transition has to end. “Nico has this ability – it depends on him, we can help him as much as we want but he needs to have the right mindset and consistency to do what he can do. “Because that is the level that we are going to ask of him, the level I am...
Mikel Arteta Reveals how UEFA, Match Officials, Felt About Lacazette’s Gesture Before Slavia Game
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Mikel Arteta Reveals how UEFA, Match Officials, Felt About Lacazette’s Gesture Before Slavia Game

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

  Arsenal will play Villarreal in the Europa Cup semi-final this season. The Gunners hammered Slavia Prague 4-0 in Czech Republic to book their place in the last four. Villarreal also beat Ajax 2-1. Manchester United saw off Granada, to qualify on a 4-0 aggregate. They face Roma in the semis.
Europa League: Arsenal Ceceive Double Boost Ahead of Slavia Prague Second leg
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Europa League: Arsenal Ceceive Double Boost Ahead of Slavia Prague Second leg

Arsenal has been uplifted with news that Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli should be fit to play against Slavia Prague in Thursday’s Europa League tie. The Gunners played out a disappointing 1-1 draw in the quarter-final first leg last week. During their 3-0 win at Sheffield United, Saka limped off the pitch and Martinelli was also withdrawn late on. However, the latest update is optimistic, with Martinelli declaring himself fit and Saka expected to be available. Arsenal doctors are confident Saka only suffered a dead leg at Bramall Lane, according to the Daily Mail. It was initially feared he had suffered a recurrence of the hamstring injury he sustained last month Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also set to be available after missing the Sheffield game with flu....
Why Arsenal Continue Winning Without Aubameyang
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Why Arsenal Continue Winning Without Aubameyang

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

  Former Tottenham Hotspur striker, Darren Bent, has warned Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, that he could be sacked if he fails to win the Europa League this season. The Gunners are struggling to qualify for Europe through the Premier League, as they currently sit ninth place and four points behind Spurs who occupy the last spot. However, they could qualify for the Champions League if they win the Europa League outrightly. “Yes, this season has been really inconsistent. But I don’t want Arsenal to become a club where they keep sacking managers. At some stage you’ve got to give someone a little bit of time. “The FA Cup win papers over a lot of cracks and if Arsenal go out of the Europa League and finish 10th or 11th, I think he could be out of a job,” Bent told talkSP...
Arteta Names Arsenal Player that’ll not Play Again this Season
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Arteta Names Arsenal Player that’ll not Play Again this Season

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Kieran Tierney is set to miss the remainder of the Gunners’ season due to injury. Tierney was forced off with a knee problem in Arsenal’s 3-0 loss against Liverpool in the Premier League earlier this month. The Scotland international was replaced by Granit Xhaka as Arsenal defeated Sheffield United 3-0 victory over the weekend. “He [Xhaka] had a specific role today for the game because we believed they were going to try to do something, and he had the right qualities to develop that role,” Arteta said at his post-match press conference after Arsenal’s win over Sheffield on Sunday. “It’s a joy to work with him because you would ask him to play as a centre forward, and he would say, ‘yeah, yeah, I will do my best’. That ...
Arteta ‘Losing Arsenal Dressing Room’ Ahead of Sheffield Utd Clash
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Arteta ‘Losing Arsenal Dressing Room’ Ahead of Sheffield Utd Clash

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, is beginning to lose the dressing room, according to the UK Sun. Senior members of the squad are said to be growing tired of being blamed for the club’s poor results. The Gunners are currently 11th in the Premier League table with just eight matches left this season. They sit 12 points adrift of Champions League places and the Europa League is their only hope of success this campaign. Arteta’s tactics were criticised following a 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague in their Europa League first leg on Thursday, with the Spaniard waiting until the 75th minute before making four changes. He also has a habit of leaving a big player out of his starting XI following a disappointing result, giving the impression that the individual is to blame. ...
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.
Why we Couldn’t Defeat Slavia Prague – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta
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Why we Couldn’t Defeat Slavia Prague – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, has given reasons for his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague at the Emirates on Thursday. Nicolas Pepe put Arsenal in front late in the first leg of their quarter-final tie but the visitors hit back with a dramatic injury-time goal through Tomas Holes. The result means that the Gunners will hope for a better result in the second leg with Slavia now in a more advantageous position. Arteta’s side failed to take a number of opportunities during the game and the Gunners’ Europa League ambition is now hanging in the balance. Arteta told reporters after the game, “It’s difficult [to beat them] because they were a good opponent. They have beaten some big teams and are really difficult to play against. “They have a lot of man-to-man si...
This is the worst Arsenal team ever – Merson
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This is the worst Arsenal team ever – Merson

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has labelled the current squad as the worst he has seen. The Gunners were thrashed 3-0 by Liverpool last weekend, leaving them in 10th place in the league. Arsenal face Slavia Prague on Thursday night in the Europa League, knowing they must win, if they want to stand any chance of playing in the Champions League next season. But it has been a disappointing season for Mikel Arteta’s men, one that has left Merson shocked. “They’ve taken that chance now to be completely and utterly judged on five more football matches. What I watched against Liverpool the other day was as bad as I’ve ever seen. “People will say about the times under Unai Emery and at the end of Arsene Wenger’s reign, but I never saw anything like that. “All I saw was rolling ...
Europa League: Arteta Identifies Arsenal Players he will drop
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Europa League: Arteta Identifies Arsenal Players he will drop

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has vowed to drop players in his squad, who act like they are on holiday. This follows Emmanuel Petit’s brutal review of his former club. Petit, who won the Premier League and FA Cup during his time with the Gunners, criticized the club’s recent recruitment and said too many players treat it like a “holiday retreat”. Arteta, speaking ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Slavia Prague, says he has taken Petit’s assessment on board and vowed to change his mind about Arsenal. “He [Petit] knows the club well. He was here in their most successful years and has that opinion. I’m here to change that opinion. “I am here to give my evaluation of what I see every day and where we are and I know where we are and where we want to go. ...
Gary Neville reveals some Arsenal players have become ”mafia” against Artet
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Gary Neville reveals some Arsenal players have become ”mafia” against Artet

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

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

The Gunners were crushed 3-0 by the Reds at the Emirates, and their manager was not happy Mikel Arteta has said Arsenal’s dismal loss to Liverpool left him "in shock," and has called on his players to show "big balls" and fashion a response. Arsenal’s outside hopes of making a late push for the European places suffered a huge setback with a 3-0 loss to Liverpool at the Emirates on Saturday. The score flattered Arsenal, as they were second best in every facet of the game.
Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta’s Team news Confirmed
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Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta’s Team news Confirmed

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has confirmed the latest update on his team ahead of the Gunners’ Premier League tie with Liverpool on Saturday night at Emirates. Arteta said Bukayo Saka has not trained with Arsenal’s squad ahead of the Liverpool clash, while Emile Smith Rowe has some discomfort in his hip. Arsenal head to the game following a 3-3 draw with West Ham United in their last Premier League encounter on March 21. “Bukayo has not trained with the team yet,” Arteta said at his pre-match press conference on Thursday. “He has been doing some individual work. “We had to pull him out of the England squad, unfortunately. He is feeling better, but he has not trained with the team yet. “Emile has some discomfort in his hip, and that is why they decided to k...
Wayne Rooney names Premier league greatest ever foreign player
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Wayne Rooney names Premier league greatest ever foreign player

  Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney, has named former Arsenal star, Thierry Henry as the Premier League’s greatest ever foreign import. Rooney also said that departing Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero is ‘right up there’ with some of the finest foreign imports to ever grace the league. But the former England captain maintains that Henry who stars for the Gunners is the best ever overseas player on these shores. “Aguero has been fantastic and is certainly right up there,” Rooney told a press conference on Wednesday. “But if I was asked to choose then I’d probably say, Thierry Henry was the best foreign player “There’s a few in a pack just behind him who are right up there like Aguero, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dennis Bergkamp and Eric Cantona .” Henry, a ...
Arsenal’s Elneny refuses to play as substitute, asks Egypt coach not to invite him again
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Arsenal’s Elneny refuses to play as substitute, asks Egypt coach not to invite him again

Arsenal midfielder, Mohammed Elneny, has rejected the Egypt coach, Hossam El Badry’s request for him to warm-up at half-time during their African Cup of Nations qualifying game against Kenya. The Arsenal star went ahead to tell the national team coach that he would not play and demanded that he be not invited to the team again. The 28 year-old was frustrated with the coach’s decision not to field him in the starting line-up, hence his refusal to come on as a substitute. Elneny remains as one of the biggest names of the Egypt squad despite that he does not play regularly for the Gunners. El Badry was said to have overlooked the Premier League star after promising to start him in the game. “After the first training camp under Hossam El-Badry, Elneny asked not to be called ...
Arsenal Fears Chelsea Could Hijack Odegaard Deal
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Arsenal Fears Chelsea Could Hijack Odegaard Deal

Arsenal fears they will lose Martin Odegaard to Premier League rivals, Chelsea as Real Madrid will demand £50 million for the player this summer, the Daily Star reports. Odegaard arrived at the Emirates in January for a six-month loan. The Gunners paid a fee of £1.8m but did not agree to an option to buy clause in the deal. Real valued Odegaard at £30m at the time but after his outstanding displays under Mikel Arteta, Arsenal is worried the LaLiga giants will make them cough up £50m to bring him in on a permanent deal. It is believed that the 22-year-old Norwegian is keen to continue in London, but it remains to be seen which of the teams in the city he might be playing for in the 2021/2022 season.
Real Madrid Takes Decision on Selling Odegaard to Arsenal
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Real Madrid Takes Decision on Selling Odegaard to Arsenal

  Arsenal has been dealt a blow, with Real Madrid not interested in offloading Martin Odegaard on a permanent deal, Marca reports. Odegaard joined the Gunners on loan in January 2021. The Norway captain has impressed during his short spell at the Emirates and Arsenal are believed to be keen on keeping him ahead of next season. However, Real is also happy with how the 22-year-old has performed in England and wants to bring him back. That will apparently see Odegaard given a chance at the Santiago Bernabeu in the future. Before leaving Madrid, he only made 11 first-team appearances for the club to date.
Real Madrid Give Arsenal two Conditions to Make Odegaard Deal Permanent
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Real Madrid Give Arsenal two Conditions to Make Odegaard Deal Permanent

  Arsenal are hoping to land Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid permanently in the summer, but it depends on two factors, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Gunners have been impressed with Odegaard since he arrived on loan in January. Both parties are happy to make it permanent ahead of the 2021/2022 season. However, Arsenal will have to talk to Real, and the opinion of their manager, Zinedine Zidane will be the most important factor. If Zidane needs Odegaard for next season, then he would return to Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blancos would also have to lower their asking price for Odegaard. The 22-year-old currently has a release clause of £300m, which is an unrealistic amount for any club, let alone Arsenal.
Ian Wright Names Two Best Players for Arsenal in 3-3 draw with West Ham
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Ian Wright Names Two Best Players for Arsenal in 3-3 draw with West Ham

  Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has identified Martin Odegaard and Calum Chambers as the best players on the pitch for the Gunners in their 3-3 draw with West Ham United on Sunday. Arsenal were 3-0 down within the opening 32 minutes, with goals from Jesse Lingard, Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek for the home side. Gunners fought back to earn a point at the London Stadium after the west London side conceded 2 own goals from Tomas Soucek and Craig Dawson and Alexandre Lacazette equalising for the visitors. Chambers spent a year sidelined with an ACL injury and only returned to action in December but played a key part in the two own goals conceded by West Ham with his excellent service from right. And Odegaard, loaned in from Real Madrid was also bright, and Wright urged A...
Arsenal Receive Coutinho Transfer Boost
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Arsenal Receive Coutinho Transfer Boost

Arsenal’s hopes of finally signing Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho have received a boost. The Gunners were in hot pursuit of Coutinho but Ronald Koeman’s appointment at Barcelona put the brakes on a potential deal. Arsenal signed Coutinho’s Brazilian compatriot Willian instead before later bringing in Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid. The duo have gone some way to fixing Arsenal’s creativity problem, but Mikel Arteta could still use someone like Coutinho, and he may now have a chance of getting his man. Coutinho has not featured for Barcelona in recent months due to an injury and is yet to kick a ball for the Catalan giants in 2021. The midfielder is no longer a first-team regular in Spain, but crucially, is just 10 fixtures away from triggering a clause that will f...
Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette
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Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette

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

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

  Arsenal have passed Bukayo Saka fit for their clash with West Ham on Sunday. However, Willian faces a late fitness test, ahead of the Premier League fixture. Both Saka and Willian missed the Gunners’ Europa League clash with Olympiacos on Thursday due to hamstring and calf problems respectively. “As a precaution, Bukayo was left out of the squad to play Olympiacos on Thursday,” read a statement on Arsenal’s official website. “During this week, Bukayo has responded well to treatment, has participated in training and is now available for selection. “Willian missed Thursday’s match with Olympiacos due to a tight calf. “Willian is recovering well, has participated in training and will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match regarding his availability.”...
Martin Keown Identifies Arsenal Star that did ‘Especially Well’ During 1-0 Defeat to Olympiacos
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Martin Keown Identifies Arsenal Star that did ‘Especially Well’ During 1-0 Defeat to Olympiacos

  Arsenal hero, Martin Keown has hailed Gabriel Martinelli for doing especially well during the Gunners 1-0 defeat to Olympiacos on Thursday. Arsenal secured a place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a 3-2 aggregate victory against Olympiacos despite losing 1-0 at the Emirates on Thursday night. Having built up a 3-1 lead in the away leg, the Gunners made lives difficult for themselves with a laboured display. Youssef El-Arabi cut inside and scored a deflected effort in the second half to put the pressure on Arsenal. Martinelli came on in the 81st minute and set up Aubameyang with a teasing cross, but the striker’s flick was saved and his athletic bicycle kick on the rebound sailed over the bar. The 19-year-old Martinelli, who impressed with 10 goal...
Mikel Arteta Points out why Dinamo Zagreb defeated Mourinho’s Tottenham 3-0
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Mikel Arteta Points out why Dinamo Zagreb defeated Mourinho’s Tottenham 3-0

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has suggested that Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham’s shock Europa League exit from the Europa League to Dinamo Zagreb was because the opposition was taken for granted. According to the Spaniard, the shock defeat shows the strength of opposition in the competition is still “taken for granted.” While the Gunners were able to move into the next stages of the Europa League after a 3-2 aggregate win over Olympiacos, their north London rivals, Tottenham crashed out to Croatian side, Dinamo Zagreb. Mourinho’s side suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat away in Zagreb, giving away a 2-0 lead from the first leg in London. Mislav Orsic scored a superb hat-trick to send the Premier League side crashing out of the competition. Reacting to Tottenham’s exit, ...
Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Aubameyang Confirms Discussion With Arteta after Punishment
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Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Aubameyang Confirms Discussion With Arteta after Punishment

  Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has said his disciplinary situation with manager Mikel Arteta has been resolved. Aubameyang was dropped from the starting XI for the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Tottenham last Sunday, after he arrived late for the squad’s meet-up before the game. On Wednesday, Arteta said he and Aubameyang have addressed the situation ahead of their Europa League fixture. Nowe, the Gabon striker also insists he is now keen to move on from the incident. “On my own situation, I have spoken with the boss and it’s all done now – we move on,” Aubameyang wrote in his matchday programme notes ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League tie with Olympiacos. “I’m focused on the next game and it’s a big one for us. We fought so hard last Thursday to get in this...
Elneny eyeing new contract at Arsenal after earning second chance under Arteta
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Elneny eyeing new contract at Arsenal after earning second chance under Arteta

The Egyptian midfielder spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Besiktas but has been welcomed back into the Gunners fold by a Spanish tactician Mohamed Elneny is looking to complete a remarkable turnaround at Arsenal by landing himself a contract extension. The Egyptian midfielder appeared destined to be heading for the exits when Unai Emery sent him out on loan to Besiktas at the start of the 2019-20 campaign, with alternative options being favoured in north London. Another Spanish coach, Mikel Arteta, has found room for the 28-year-old within his plans, though, and it could be that fresh terms are now thrashed out at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Arteta Names who to Blame for Martinelli’s Snub
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Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Arteta Names who to Blame for Martinelli’s Snub

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has accepted full responsibility for Gabriel Martinelli’s recent absence. The 19-year-old burst onto the scene last season, where he netted 10 goals in all competitions for the Gunners. But he picked up a serious knee injury in June, which ruled him out of action until December. Since returning to action he is yet to complete 90 minutes and has largely had to settle for cameo appearances off the bench. Ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League last-16 second leg against Olympiacos, Arteta was asked if Martinelli was to blame for his lack of minutes. But he replied: “No if anything it’s my fault. He’s done everything perfect. “His attitude cannot be any better. He needs to be a little bit patient and he will get his chance.”
Thierry Henry Points out What Arsenal Lack Under Arteta
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Thierry Henry Points out What Arsenal Lack Under Arteta

  Former Arsenal skipper, Thierry Henry , has said the team lacks consistency under manager Mikel Arteta. Henry was speaking on Monday Night Football, a day after the Gunners beat Tottenham 2-1 in the North London Derby. He insisted that the “table doesn’t lie” and Arsenal should be doing better than their 10th-placed position in the Premier League. When asked if Arsenal are making progress under Arteta, Henry said: “First and foremost, I would say yes in a way because I think Mikel bought himself some time by winning the FA Cup. Some people will say, “Yeah that’s last year”. “But on the way of winning it, the teams he won against bought him some time with the Arsenal fans and the team because he had something to show at the end of the season. “Now what I think t...
You Lack Intensity – Mourinho Blasts Bale, Ndombele
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You Lack Intensity – Mourinho Blasts Bale, Ndombele

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

  Michael Owen, a former Liverpool striker, has predicted Manchester United to beat AC Milan when both teams clash in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg fixture at Old Trafford on Thursday evening. Owen also predicted Arsenal to defeat Olympiakos at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece. According to him, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur will beat Dinamo Zagreb in England. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Manchester United and AC Milan have shared quite a few memorable ties in years gone by. Often this has been in the Champions League, but now they reacquaint in the Europa with both sides at similar stages of rebuilding after a few years of transition. “United will no doubt be happy to let Milan come at them. However, the Italians are a clever...
Arsenal, FIFA Head to Court Over Transfer Fines
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Arsenal, FIFA Head to Court Over Transfer Fines

  Arsenal and FIFA are heading for a legal battle at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after the Premier League side were fined for clauses inserted in players’ contracts when they were sold. The world football governing body imposed a £33,000 fine, but the Gunners have chosen to appeal and the case will be heard on Tuesday, March 16, according to the UK Sun. FIFA has deemed sell-on clauses in contracts as equal to third party ownership. Arsenal sold Chuba Akpom to PAOK and Joel Campbell to Frosinone in 2018, with sell-on clauses in both their new contracts. They would receive 30% of any future Akpom transfer from PAOK, unless it was to a British club when it would rise to 40%. The same clause was in Campbell’s contract, but it was 20% rising to 30%. Wh...
Burnley vs Arsenal: I’m Really Disappointed, we Gave Them Hope – Arteta
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Burnley vs Arsenal: I’m Really Disappointed, we Gave Them Hope – Arteta

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has expressed disappointment following his side’s Premier League 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday afternoon. The Spaniard said that Arsenal gave Burnley hope during the encounter because the Gunners allowed the host to score a goal in a situation they trained for. Goals from Chris Wood and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured both Arsenal and Burnley shared a point each at Turf Moor. “I’m really disappointed with the result, but the reality is that we generated so many big chances but only scored one goal,” Arteta told Arsenal Media after the game. “When you do that, and then you give a goal to the opponent as we did, then you don’t get the referee’s decision when it is clear and obvious, then it becomes really difficult to win a football...
Burnley vs Arsenal: Arteta Reacts to Xhaka-Leno Mixup After 1-1 Draw
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Burnley vs Arsenal: Arteta Reacts to Xhaka-Leno Mixup After 1-1 Draw

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has refused to blame midfielder Granit Xhaka and goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, for the mixup that led to Burnley’s goal on Saturday. The Gunners took an early lead through captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. However, the hosts were level just before the break, after Xhaka received a pass from Leno and hit straight at Chris Wood. The ball bounced off Wood to make it 1-1. On Xhaka/Leno mix-up, Arteta said: “It can happen in football. It is what it is. “It’s the way I want to play, we just need to know the risk in certain areas.” Arsenal failed to find another goal at Turf Moor as they dropped points on the road.
Arsenal Very far from Being my Team – Arteta admits
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Arsenal Very far from Being my Team – Arteta admits

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has admitted the current squad is still “very, very far,” from being his own team. The Gunners have won seven of their last 12 Premier League games since Christmas. However, they travel to Burnley in Saturday’s early kick-off in 10th place, after a poor first-half of the season. When asked how close the current Arsenal side was to being what he views as his own, Arteta said: “Very far. Very, very far. “There’s still a lot to improve, a lot of quality to add. [We need to be] much more efficient in decision-making, much quicker to open situations up when advantages are there, many more situations to feel when advantages are obtained. “More control of games, more defensive actions in the opponent’s half, fewer giveaways in our own half, more c...
Arteta Complains about Tottenham’s Advantage Ahead of North London Derby
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Arteta Complains about Tottenham’s Advantage Ahead of North London Derby

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has complained about Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa League scheduling ahead of the North London Derby on March 14. Spurs’ first leg against Dinamo Zagreb three days before the derby was initially supposed to take place in Croatia, but has been since moved by UEFA to London. The Gunners, however, will travel to Greece to play Olympiacos. Arteta called the change unfair, as it would allow Spurs get extra rest, while his own team must fly back from European action. “Unfortunately, it’s not going to change,” Arteta told reporters. “We can raise our voices and we should do that because we want to have two teams playing in equal conditions. “But the decision has been made and that’s it. I don’t want to use one bit of excuse going towards...
Arsenal Is Moving In A Good Direction – Arteta After Defeating Leicester
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Arsenal Is Moving In A Good Direction – Arteta After Defeating Leicester

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said his side are "taking a direction I like" after they followed up their Europa League win over Benfica with an impressive comeback victory at high-flying Leicester. Things started badly for a much-changed Gunners side, with poor defending allowing Youri Tielemens to run unchecked down the right before firing a low shot into the far corner with just six minutes played. Arsenal refused to be adversely affected, though, and took control of the game with impressive attacking intent and far greater fluency than Leicester. David Luiz headed them level from a free-kick before Alexandre Lacazette levelled from the penalty spot after the video assistant referee (VAR) judged that Wilfred Ndidi had blocked Nicolas Pepe's shot in the box with an outstretched a...
Finally Arsenal Seal First Away Win At Top Three Premier League Team In Six Year
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Finally Arsenal Seal First Away Win At Top Three Premier League Team In Six Year

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

  Mikel Arteta has hailed his Arsenal side following their 3-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday. Leicester took the lead early on at the King Power Stadium after Youri Tielemans fired the home side ahead with a clinical finish after some poor defending from Arsenal. But goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty and Nicolas Pepe ensured that Mikel Arteta’s went home with all 3 points. Addressing the press after the win that brought the Gunners into the top half of the table, Arteta said “I’m really proud of the team, the character we showed.” Giving reasons for the win, the Spaniard added, “We looked composed, confident, the energy and the positiveness around the team was really good.” Also reacting to the victory, Lacazette, who netted from the spot, ...
Ian Wright Rejects Penalty Call Against Ndidi in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal
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Ian Wright Rejects Penalty Call Against Ndidi in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal

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

Kelechi Iheanacho is back in Leicester City’s squad ahead of the big game against Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Sunday. Iheanacho missed the Europa League defeat to Slavia Prague on Thursday due to due to suspension, but he’s now set to feature against the Gunners. Reports claimed the former Manchester City striker could be handed a starting belt by manager Brenda with James Maddison, Ayoze Perez, Wesley Fofana, Dennis Praet, Wes Morgan, and James Justin all ruled out with injuries. Iheanacho has started only three matches in the premier league for the Foxes this season with his only league goal in the campaign coming against Fulham on the third of February. The Super Eagles attacker has bagged four goals and provided four assists in 20 appearances across all competi...
Olympiacos vs Arsenal: ‘There are Areas We Can Hit to Harm Them’ – Sokratis
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Olympiacos vs Arsenal: ‘There are Areas We Can Hit to Harm Them’ – Sokratis

  Olympiacos defender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, has expressed confidence Arsenal has areas his team can hit to harm them when both sides clash in the Europa League last-16 first-leg tie on March 11 in Greece. Sokratis spent almost three years with Arsenal before leaving the Gunners in January to join Olympiacos on a free transfer. Olympiacos knocked out Arsenal from the Europa League when both sides met in the competition last year. And Sokratis believes Mikel Arteta’s side still have weak spots in their team that Olympiacos can exploit. “It is something special because until a month ago I was with them. I think it will be a difficult game. Arsenal are a very big team,” Sokratis said as quoted by Metro UK. “We have to be focused during both games to repeat last...
Leicester City vs Arsenal: I Really Wanted to Stay at Chelsea – Willian
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Leicester City vs Arsenal: I Really Wanted to Stay at Chelsea – Willian

  Arsenal winger, Willian, has revealed he ‘really wanted to stay at Chelsea’ but was forced to leave the West London club due to a disagreement over his contract. The Brazilian international said this ahead of Arsenal’s away Premier League clash against Leicester City on Sunday afternoon. Recall that Willian joined Arsenal on a free transfer last summer transfer window. The 32-year-old, who played 339 times for Chelsea, won two Premier League titles and a Europa League title during his seven years at Stamford Bridge. “It was difficult to make that decision,” Willian told UOL Esporte. “Because the rivalry between the two clubs is very big, it was well thought out talking to my wife and even the agent many times. “I didn’t leave the club with a fight. I left th...

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