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Aubameyang: Ferdinand suggests what Arsenal’s Arteta should do to help striker fire on all cylinders again
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Aubameyang: Ferdinand suggests what Arsenal’s Arteta should do to help striker fire on all cylinders again

The former Manchester United defender thinks the 32-year-old forward is not getting enough support from the Gunners’ squad Rio Ferdinand has explained what Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta needs to do to get the best out of his striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Gabon international has not enjoyed a good start with Arsenal this campaign and has only managed to score one goal in the Premier League, against Norwich City in the 1-0 win at the Emirates Stadium Prior to that, the 32-year-old had missed the two opening matches - a shock 2-0 defeat against promoted Brentford in the opener, and the 2-0 loss against Chelsea.
Former Arsenal boss Wenger feels ‘responsible’ for Wilshere & Ramsey injury struggles
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Former Arsenal boss Wenger feels ‘responsible’ for Wilshere & Ramsey injury struggles

The Frenchman was in charge of the Gunners when two promising midfielders first saw fitness problems start to stunt their progress Arsene Wenger claims to feel "responsible" for the injury struggles that have blighted the careers of Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, with two promising midfielders first experiencing fitness problems during their time at Arsenal. The legendary French coach was calling the shots back then, but there was no VAR to rein in the physicality of English football that inevitably led to the odd bad tackle and untimely knock. Gunners academy graduate Wilshere, who is now a free agent, and current Juventus star Ramsey, who was snapped up as a teenager from Cardiff, were among those to find themselves on the receiving end of challenges that set an unfortunate ton...
Wenger reveals he was offered England job
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Wenger reveals he was offered England job

Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has revealed he was offered the England national team job in 2016. Wenger stepped down at the Emirates in 2018 after 22 years in charge of the Gunners. After leaving Arsenal, the 71-year-old took on the role of FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development. The Frenchman has now told The Telegraph he could have managed the Three Lions at the 2018 World Cup. After Roy Hodgson left the role in 2016, Wenger was offered the job, he has confirmed. When asked if 2016 was the last time the Football Association came calling, he said: “Yes, I think so.”
‘My heart skipped a beat’ – Arsenal defender White grateful to keeper Ramsdale after major error in Burnley win
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‘My heart skipped a beat’ – Arsenal defender White grateful to keeper Ramsdale after major error in Burnley win

The England international has reflected on the moment that almost cost the Gunners a crucial victory at Turf Moor   Ben White has expressed his gratitude towards Aaron Ramsdale after getting away with a major error in Arsenal's win over Burnley, admitting "my heart skipped a beat". Arsenal followed up last weekend's 1-0 home win over Norwich City by beating Burnley by the same scoreline at Turf Moor on Saturday, thanks to a superb Martin Odegaard free-kick. The Gunners moved up to 13th in the table and are now just three points outside of the top six, but White had Ramsdale to thank for sparing his blushes against the Clarets who might have earned a point were it not for the goalkeeper's quick reactions.
‘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.  
Mikel Arteta Singles one Player after Arsenal Defeated Burnley
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Mikel Arteta Singles one Player after Arsenal Defeated Burnley

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has singled out defender, Magalhães Gabriel for praise after the Gunners recorded their first away Premier League win of the season against Burnley on Saturday. Arsenal defeated Burnley 1-0, thanks to Martin Odegaard’s superb free-kick at Turf Moor as Arsenal clinched their second successive win of the new campaign. Arteta described Gabriel’s performance against Burnley as ‘terrific’. “We know he’s [Gabriel] a player with an incredible future who has already given us a lot,” Arteta said at his post-match press conference. “It doesn’t get much harder than playing here in the Premier League and he was terrific today.” Arteta added: “It was a hard-fought victory at a really tough place. You have to be ready for a fight. “In the firs...
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...
Europa League: Ex-Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil reacts after scoring first goal in three years
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Europa League: Ex-Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil reacts after scoring first goal in three years

Former Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil, has reacted after scoring his first European goal in three years after leaving the Gunners to join Fenerbahce. Ozil scored the only goal in Fenerbahce’s Europa League 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday. The playmaker tapped in from close range with his weaker right foot after just 10 minutes at the Deutsche Bank Park, but Fenerbahce were unable to hold onto their lead, with Sam Lammers equalising for their German club shortly before half-time of the encounter. The 32-year-old’s early goal marked the first time he has scored in European club competition since September 2018, when he netted in Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League group stages at Emirates Stadium. Reacting to the result after the game, Ozil in...
Arteta rubbishes Leno rift reports after dropping Arsenal goalkeeper for Ramsdale
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Arteta rubbishes Leno rift reports after dropping Arsenal goalkeeper for Ramsdale

  The Gunners boss accepts the experienced performer will not be happy at losing his spot, but insists he remains thoroughly professional Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has rubbished reports suggesting Bernd Leno has reacted badly to losing his starting spot to £24 million ($33m) summer signing Aaron Ramsdale. The Germany international goalkeeper started the 2021-22 campaign between the sticks for the Gunners, but conceded nine goals in their winless three-game opening. Ramsdale was drafted in for the 1-0 victory over Norwich, with speculation surfacing since then regarding a supposed display of anger in training from Leno.      
Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag wants Cameroon keeper Onana to stay
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Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag wants Cameroon keeper Onana to stay

  The 25-year-old goalkeeper has attracted interest from a host of clubs in Europe among them reportedly being the Gunners, Tottenham and Lyon Ajax head coach Erik Ten Hag has revealed the reason he named reported Inter and Arsenal target Andre Onana in his squad for the Caf Champions League. The 25-year-old Cameroon international is the subject of transfer interest with the Italian giants the latest to join the race for his services. Arsenal, Tottenham, Lyon, and Borussia Dortmund have all shown an interest in the custodian, according to reports, who has less than 12 months left on his current contract.      
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.      
Arteta reveals his ‘lowest’ point of this season
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Arteta reveals his ‘lowest’ point of this season

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said he was at his “lowest” point this season following a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City last month. The heavy loss at the Etihad left the Gunners bottom of the Premier League. Arteta saw Arsenal lose their first three league matches, before Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Norwich City lifted them to 16th. The Spaniard has now revealed how his friends and family helped him cope. He said: “You are upset with yourself, you are angry, you are tired. “You just want to hit yourself because you’re not doing things right and you’re not getting the outcome you think you deserve. After the loss against City probably I was at the lowest. “You start to try to analyse things, you hear different opinions … And then starts the importance of having the f...
Wenger rates Arsenal’s squad under Arteta
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Wenger rates Arsenal’s squad under Arteta

Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said the club’s current boss, Mikel Arteta, has a “quality” squad. Wenger, however, expressed sympathy over the Gunners’ difficult start to the new season. Arsenal faced both the reigning European and Premier League champions in two of their first three fixtures. Before Saturday’s narrow 1-0 win against Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium, Arteta’s side endured the club’s lowest point. The north London club went into the international break with a record of three games played, with zero points, zero goals scored and nine goals conceded. However, the victory over the Canaries lifted the Gunners off of the foot of the table and into 16th. Wenger told beIN Sport: “First of all, I like to usually say what I think – I believe in...
Ahh, I am really happy’ – Aubameyang after handing Arsenal win vs Norwich City
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Ahh, I am really happy’ – Aubameyang after handing Arsenal win vs Norwich City

  The Gabon international struck the only goal to end the Gunners' miserable start to the season with a win against the Canaries Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was happy with the impact the fans had on Saturday in their 1-0 win over Norwich City in the Premier League. The striker scored the goal that handed the North Londoners maximum points at the Emirates Stadium. It was an excellent way of ending a poor start to the 2021/22 campaign. It was a goal also that eased the pressure on Mikel Arteta's side who, prior to the result, were at the bottom of the table.
Arteta hails ‘best week of his career’ after Norwich win
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Arteta hails ‘best week of his career’ after Norwich win

After watching Arsenal beat Norwich 1-0, Mikel Arteta hailed it as "the best week of my career" as the Gunners got their season up and running. The Arsenal boss came into the game under the spotlight after starting the season with three defeats on the spin without scoring, and the tension was growing further inside Emirates Stadium until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck on 66 minutes. It was one of 30 shots Arsenal had on Norwich's goal in a performance that offered hope that a fruitful season could still be on the cards despite the worrying start. Arteta made seven changes in total from their defeat at Manchester City, with debuts handed to Aaron Ramsdale and Takehiro Tomiyasu, while Ben White and Gabriel were partnered at centre-half for the first time and looked assured Ga...
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...
Arsenal want to win Champions League within two years – Odegaard
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Arsenal want to win Champions League within two years – Odegaard

Arsenal playmaker, Martin Odegaard, has said the club wants to win the Champions League “within a couple of years”. The Gunners have not played in Europe’s biggest club competition since 2017. This season, they failed to qualify for any European competition entirely. Odegaard, who has signed a permanent deal with Arsenal this summer, is however confident that they will begin their rise again. When quizzed on his ambitions, he told Sky Sports : “To get the club up the table, near the top of the league and fight for European football and fight for trophies. “I think for this season obviously we want to get back to European football. That will be important for us, the players, the club and the fans. “Then hopefully with time, win trophies, Champions League an...
Miedema’s Arsenal future addressed by head coach Eidevall after landmark goal
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Miedema’s Arsenal future addressed by head coach Eidevall after landmark goal

The 25-year-old, who now has a century of goals for the Gunners after a UWCL hat-trick, has a contract in north London until next summer Arsenal head coach Jonas Eidevall spoke about the future of star striker Vivianne Miedema on Thursday night, after the 25-year-old scored her 100th goal for the club. Miedema hit a 12-minute hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Slavia Prague, a result which, combined with the 3-0 victory in the first leg, helped the Gunners secure their place in the UEFA Women’s Champions League group stages. The Dutch international’s contract in north London expires this coming summer and, as one of the best players in the planet, she will have plenty of options should she choose not to renew her current deal.      
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...
Sam Allardyce introduced to Arsenal as possible replacement for Arteta
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Sam Allardyce introduced to Arsenal as possible replacement for Arteta

Former Chelsea and Aston Villa star, Tony Cascarino has introduced former Bolton Wanderers boss, Sam Allardyce to Arsenal as a possible replacement to underperforming Mikel Arteta. According to the former Premier League player, Allardyce is in a much better position than Arteta and would make the north London side a better club. Arsenal have started the new season very poorly, losing all of their first three matches and scoring no goal against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City. Reports in England suggest that the Spanish manager has been told to win his next Norwich City or be sacked. The Gunners spent more money in the transfer market than any other Premier League club this season. Mikel Arteta lavished around £156million on new players in this summer and the former ...
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...
Wenger responds to Arsenal return question after pointless start from Arteta’s side
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Wenger responds to Arsenal return question after pointless start from Arteta’s side

The Frenchman spent 22 years in charge of the Gunners before walking away in 2018 and has no intention of retracing those steps Arsene Wenger has ruled out any chance of him accepting an SOS call from Arsenal, with the legendary former Gunners boss claiming to be "just a fan" of a club he dedicated 22 years of his life to between 1996 and 2018. Change in the dugout at Emirates Stadium is being mooted on the back of a pointless start to the 2021-22 Premier League campaign from Mikel Arteta's troops. An expensively-assembled squad continues to underperform, with similar issues stretching back to the end of Wenger's tenure, but the hope is that a £145 million ($200m) summer spend will help to deliver a reversal in fortune.      
Wenger reacts to Arsenal’s poor start, speaks on taking over from Arteta
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Wenger reacts to Arsenal’s poor start, speaks on taking over from Arteta

Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has insisted the club is “in good shape” despite their miserable start to the 2021/2022 season. The Frenchman has backed the Gunners to bounce back from their opening three defeats. Arsenal are rock bottom in the Premier League on -9 goal difference, after losing to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City. Current manager, Mikel Arteta, has been hamstrung by some injuries to first-team players as well as multiple COVID cases and has not been able to field anything close to his strongest XI. Arsenal will be back in action after the international break against Norwich City, who are also winless this season, and there are already suggestions the match could be a must-win game for Arteta. Wenger told BILD LIVE: “Today the club is in goo...
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...
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...
Willian terminates Arsenal contract to sign for Corinthians
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Willian terminates Arsenal contract to sign for Corinthians

The former Chelsea winger leaves the Gunners after just one season in north London Willian has left Arsenal after agreeing to terminate the remaining two years of his contract and is set to sign for boyhood club Corinthians. The 33-year-old signed a three-year deal when he joined on a free transfer from Chelsea last summer. However, he struggled to make an impact at the Emirates, scoring just once in 38 appearances. After holding talks about his future, the winger has agreed to forego the wages he was owed for the final two years of his contract and become a free agent.
‘Arteta knows how I love him’ – Guardiola defends Arsenal boss after Man City thrash Gunners
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‘Arteta knows how I love him’ – Guardiola defends Arsenal boss after Man City thrash Gunners

Three losses in three matches have put the red contingent of north London on edge Pep Guardiola defended managerial counterpart Mikel Arteta after Manchester City thrashed Arsenal 5-0 on Saturday. Guardiola, who had Arteta on his coaching staff for several years, said "Arteta knows how I love him" and pointed out the Gunners are competing without numerous first-choice players amid an injury crisis. However, the lopsided result has cast further doubt on Arteta's job security at Emirates Stadium as Arsenal are now without a win in their opening three Premier League matches this campaign.
Ozil reacts to Arsenal’s embarrassing defeat to Man City
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Ozil reacts to Arsenal’s embarrassing defeat to Man City

Mesut Ozil immediately took to Twitter to send a message to Mikel Arteta after Arsenal were hammered by Manchester City to leave them on the foot of the Premier League table. Arsenal lost 5-0 to Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions, with Granit Xhaka seeing red in the first half for a lunge on Joao Cancelo. With fans fuming on Twitter after the loss, Xhaka’s former Gunners teammate Ozil used one of Arteta’s favourite phrases, to sum up the game. The German simply tweeted: “Trust the process” in a nod to Arteta’s unflappable belief that all will come good for the Gunners under him. Arsenal have now lost their first three league games and are yet to even score a goal with the pressure rising on Arteta with his side rooted to the bottom of the table. Arteta left the comfo...
Man City vs Arsenal: Guardiola speaks on Arteta getting sacked after 5-0 defeat
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Man City vs Arsenal: Guardiola speaks on Arteta getting sacked after 5-0 defeat

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said there will always be rumours about coaches at big clubs getting sacked. Guardiola stated this when asked about Mikel Arteta’s future at Arsenal, following a 5-0 loss to the Premier League champions on Saturday. The result means the Gunners are yet to win or score in their first three league fixtures of the new campaign. “We know our job in the big clubs there are always rumours when you don’t win. “He helped me a lot to achieve what we achieved together. I learned a lot, he taught me many, many things. What we have at Man City now is thanks to him,” Guardiola said. The City boss also claimed that Arsenal had tough fixtures to begin the season with and backed his former assistant to bounce back. “When you fac...
British-Nigerian Footballer Samuel Oji Passes away at 35
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British-Nigerian Footballer Samuel Oji Passes away at 35

British-Nigerian footballer, Samuel Oji has died at the age of 35. The former Arsenal youth player and League of Ireland footballer is said to have been battling 'illness.' Oji kicked off his career at the Gunners as a teenager in 2000, but failed to make the grade and joined Birmingham in 2004. The defender,  the cousin of English singer,  Lemar - also turned out for Doncaster Rovers, Leyton Orient, Bristol Rovers, and Hereford United during his career. Oji was most recently working as assistant manager at non-league outfit Highgate United which play in the Midland League Premier Division - the ninth tier of English football. Tributes have been pouring in for the centre-back since the shock news of his passing. In a statement, Highgate United revealed: "All it is wit...
‘A bit of happiness’ – West Brom-slaying Aubameyang revels in Arsenal win
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‘A bit of happiness’ – West Brom-slaying Aubameyang revels in Arsenal win

A treble from the Gabon international powered the Gunners past the Baggies on Wednesday night, much to his delight Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveled in Arsenal’s first win of the 2021-22 campaign as the Gunners demolished West Bromwich Albion 6-0 in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup fixture. Having lost to Brentford and Chelsea in their first two league fixtures of the season, Mikel Arteta’s men put a commanding showing to obliterate the Baggies at the Hawthorns. The North Londoners got off to an impressive start by taking the lead after the 17th minute. Bukayo Saka sped into West Brom’s area and drilled a low shot that Alex Palmer could only tip into harm’s way with Aubameyang knocking the ball into an empty net.  
West Brom vs Arsenal: Arteta names two players that will drive their success
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West Brom vs Arsenal: Arteta names two players that will drive their success

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has expressed delight for having Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette back in his squad. Aubameyang only came off the bench in the second half of the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday. Lacazette has not played at all for Arsenal this season, after he tested positive for COVID-19. However, both strikers are expected to be involved as Arteta’s men chase their first win of the campaign in the Carabao Cup against West Brom on Wednesday night. Arteta said: “That’s really good news because we really need them. “We know that a big part of what we want to do, as I’ve mentioned before, is going to be determined in the boxes and these are the two players that have the biggest goal threat in the team. “They are both so ...
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Rio Ferdinand identifies Lukaku’s weak point ahead of EPL top-of-table clash
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Chelsea vs Liverpool: Rio Ferdinand identifies Lukaku’s weak point ahead of EPL top-of-table clash

Former Premier League star, Rio Ferdinand has identified the weak point of Chelsea new signing, Romelu Lukaku. Ferdinand, who watched Lukaku perform impressively in his debut for Chelsea on Sunday scoring the opening goal, said the Belgian’s hold up play towards goal still needs to improve. Lukaku scored Chelsea’s opener and gave Arsenal centre-back Pablo Mari a torrid time throughout the whole match. Ferdinand, a former Manchester United and England defender, branded Mari’s attempts to stop Lukaku an ’embarrassment’. He also criticised the Gunners’ poor methods in dealing with Chelsea’s new striker. But the former Manchester United defender is excited by the prospect of Lukaku’s battle with Virgil van Dijk this weekend as Chelsea face Liverpool at Anfield on Sa...
Arteta given October deadline to avoid Arsenal sack
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Arteta given October deadline to avoid Arsenal sack

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has been given until October to save his job, according to the UK Telegraph. The Gunners have started the 2021/2022 season miserably losing their first two matches. Arteta’s men lost 2-0 to newly-promoted Brentford on the opening day, before another 2-0 defeat at the Emirates against Chelsea on Sunday. Although Arteta has claimed silverware in successive seasons since his arrival in 2019, with FA Cup and Community Shield triumphs, he is now under pressure. The Spaniard was heckled by furious fans after the Chelsea game, with the supporters asking him to resign. However, the board will remain patient with the 38-year-old until after the international break and give him a chance to turn things around.
Willian in talks to leave Arsenal
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Willian in talks to leave Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder, Willian, is set to leave the club and return to Brazil with Corinthians, according to Daily Mail. The two clubs are in discussion over a deal for Willian, who would be allowed to leave on a free transfer. Negotiations are understood to be at an advanced stage with a willingness from all parties to complete a deal. Willian left Chelsea for Arsenal as a free agent last season. But his move has not gone according to plan for all parties involved. The Gunners are keen to remove his £190,000-per-week salary from the wage bill and would allow the Brazilian to leave the Emirates. The player is yet to feature in any match this season.
Arsenal board take decision on sacking Arteta after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea
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Arsenal board take decision on sacking Arteta after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Arsenal’s board will continue to support manager Mikel Arteta, despite the team’s poor start to the 2021/2022 season, the UK Mirror reports. The Gunners were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea on Sunday in their first Premier League game at the Emirates this campaign. After the game, angry supporters surrounded Arteta’s car and called on him to leave. Arteta is favourite with the bookies as next manager to be sacked, but Arsenal are still supporting him by trying to do business in the transfer window. The club want to bring in a new right back on the shopping list, with Hector Bellerin keen to leave. Lucas Torreira is a target for Fiorentina while Sead Kolasinac is set to leave and Crystal Palace are interested in Eddie Nketiah. Arsenal have spent close to £140...
Ian Wright names Arsenal’s best player in 2-0 defeat to Chelsea
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Ian Wright names Arsenal’s best player in 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has singled out the club’s new signing, Albert Sambi Lokonga for praise over his performance in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea. First-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Reece James secured a maximum three points for Thomas Tuchel’s side at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Arsenal’s defenders struggled to get to grips with Chelsea’s new boy Lukaku throughout the game, while the Gunners rarely troubled Blues defence in attack. Mike Arteta’s Gunners have lost both of their league games having fallen to a 2-0 defeat to Brentford last week. “What I saw today, apart from Lokonga, I thought he was very good today, [Nicolas] Pepe did a bit in places, I thought we looked really bereft of anything that we were doing,” he said. Brentford’s win over Arsenal...
Arteta reacts to Arsenal fans booing players during 2-0 defeat to Chelsea
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Arteta reacts to Arsenal fans booing players during 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has insisted the fans are behind him. Arteta and the players were booed off at half time and full time, as they lost 2-0 to Chelsea on Sunday. Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Reece James saw the Gunners lose two games in two league fixtures. It is 67 years since they lost their opening three and they face Manchester City next weekend. When asked about the frustrated supporters voicing their frustration, Arteta said: “No. I saw a lot of excitement from them at the beginning. “They really tried to push the team. When you are 2-0 down at half time nobody is happy. We are fooling ourselves if we think they were. But in the second half they were behind them. Even the players were saying that they felt it. But in the end, they were frustrated. “...
EPL: I will never play for Arsenal – Lukaku
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EPL: I will never play for Arsenal – Lukaku

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has said he would “never” sign for Arsenal, following their 2-0 win over the Gunners on Sunday. Lukaku only completed his return to Stamford Bridge last week, joining in a £97.5million deal from Inter Milan. The 28-year-old scored the first goal at the Emirates, before Reece James doubled the visitors’ lead. Following the win, Lukaku was asked by beIN Sports about Arsenal supporters, who were calling for him to join the Gunners this summer. But the Belgium striker smiled before he shook his head and replied: “Never. No chance.” When asked about his performance against Arsenal in a separate interview with Sky Sports, Lukaku replied: “It is good to start like this, I worked hard throughout the week, we knew it was a big game and we did well. ...
You’ll continue to lose matches – Bacary Sagna slams Arsenal after 2-0 loss to Chelsea
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You’ll continue to lose matches – Bacary Sagna slams Arsenal after 2-0 loss to Chelsea

Former Arsenal star, Bacary Sagna, has slammed the club’s board over their recruitment strategy. Sagna took aim at Gunner’s hierarchy over their summer transfers, adding that he feels the manager, Mikel Arteta’s side “are going to lose the majority of the time.” Arsenal have lost the two openings games of the new Premier League season to Brentford was followed up with a 2-0 loss at home to Chelsea on Sunday. This is despite the Gunners spending more than any other club in the EPL so far this summer with the signing of Ben White for £50 million, Martin Odegaard for £34m, goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale joined for £30m, Albert Sambi Lokonga cost £17.2m, while Nuno Tavares was brought in for £6.8m. But Sagna, who played over 284 games for the Gunners during his time at the club, accus...
Arsenal hit 128-year low as meek defeat against Chelsea condemns them to worst ever start to a season
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Arsenal hit 128-year low as meek defeat against Chelsea condemns them to worst ever start to a season

The Gunners have begun a league season without a point or goal from their opening two games for the first time in more than a century of competition A second consecutive Premier League defeat has condemned Arsenal to their worst-ever start to a season in their 118 seasons and 128 years of league competition. Having gone down 2-0 to Brentford on the opening day last Friday, the Gunners came unstuck by the same margin to another London rival, this time Chelsea. The mood is less than upbeat around Emirates Stadium right now, and finding out they have hit a new low is unlikely to raise spirits.  
‘The DNA of the club is gone’ – Sagna rips former club Arsenal after Chelsea defeat
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‘The DNA of the club is gone’ – Sagna rips former club Arsenal after Chelsea defeat

The full-back no longer has confidence when he watches the Gunners on TV Former Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna ripped Arsenal after their 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday, saying "the DNA of the club is gone". An everpresent force in Arsene Wenger's successful sides at Emirates Stadium of yesteryear, Sagna feels the team is now going to "concede a stupid goal" every time he watches the Gunners. Arsenal have now lost both of their games to start the campaign, which has piled further pressure on manager Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Stan Kroenke sends message to Gunners fans
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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Stan Kroenke sends message to Gunners fans

Arsenal owner, Stan Kroenke and his son Josh have sent an infrequent message to the club’s fans outlining their excitement for the future ahead of their Premier League clash with Chelsea at Emirates on Sunday evening. The Kroenke family have been unpopular figures at Arsenal since their arrival but have promised to improve communications with the support base, which has consistently called for them to sell the North London club after the Super League debacle earlier this year. It has been an eventful summer transfer window for the Gunners so far as they added new players, Nuno Tavares, Sambi Lokonga, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Martin Odegaard to their squad. “We know there is much work ahead to get back to where we need to be but we are confident about what can ...
Arsenal star Pepe highlights fans’ influence ahead of Chelsea game
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Arsenal star Pepe highlights fans’ influence ahead of Chelsea game

The Gunners are looking forward to playing in front of their supporters in a fully-packed Emirates Stadium on Sunday Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe is relishing the return of fans to the Emirates Stadium for their Premier League encounter against Chelsea. After playing almost all their games behind closed doors last season, Sunday's London derby will be without restrictions for fans. The last time Mikel Arteta’s side played at the Emirates Stadium without an attendance limit was a 1-0 win over West Ham United in March 2020 and Pepe explained how their presence inspires the team to deliver positive results.  
New Arsenal signing Odegaard claims lies spread about reasons for Real Madrid exit
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New Arsenal signing Odegaard claims lies spread about reasons for Real Madrid exit

The Norwegian midfielder has severed ties with the Blancos after just 11 competitive appearances and made a permanent move to England Martin Odegaard claims many lies have been spread about his reason for wanting to leave Real Madrid, with the Norwegian having now completed a permanent move to Arsenal. A £30 million ($41m) deal has allowed a talented 22-year-old to swap life in the Spanish capital for that in the English equivalent for a second time in his short career. Having caught the eye on loan with the Gunners last season, it was suggested that Odegaard would look to impress back at his parent club this summer, but he has returned London amid claims that he failed to win over Carlo Ancelotti at Santiago Bernabeu.  

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