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Piers Morgan tells Arsenal to sack Mikel Arteta
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Piers Morgan tells Arsenal to sack Mikel Arteta

Former CNN host, Piers Morgan, has told Arsenal to sack their manager, Mikel Arteta, if he doesn’t lead the club to a top-four finish this season. Morgan, a strong Arsenal fan, said this after Arsenal failed to beat Burnley in a Premier League tie at the weekend. Arsenal currently sits in the sixth position on the Premier League table with 36 points from 21 matches. “For all his tough guy talk and endless “trust the process” bull****, [Mikel] Arteta’s so far been a demonstrable failure at Arsenal,” Morgan told The Sun. “He’s been in charge for two years and 114 matches now and has a win record of just 53 percent, less than [Arsene] Wenger’s, whose last decade was woeful, and Unai Emery’s. “Yes, he won the FA Cup within months of taking over [thanks to two goals by Pierre-E...
Arsenal offer Arteta new contract as Man City plan for Guardiola’s replacement
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Arsenal offer Arteta new contract as Man City plan for Guardiola’s replacement

Arsenal is ready to offer manager Mikel Arteta a new contract before this season ends, SportsMail reports. Arteta will be entering the final 12 months of his current deal in June. The Gunners’ hierarchy is satisfied with Arteta’s work since he replaced Unai Emery two years ago and want to keep him at the club, despite the team finishing eighth in both his seasons in charge. Arsenal is confident they are making progress under the Spaniard as he builds his team around young players like Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe. Arteta also played a key role in persuading players to take temporary pay cuts at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Arsenal is also conscious that the expiry date of Arteta’s contract in the summer of 2023 coincides with Pep Guardiola’s ...
Arteta Reveals regret after Partey picks up red card against Liverpool
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Arteta Reveals regret after Partey picks up red card against Liverpool

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has said his only regret about Thomas Partey’s red card is that he will not be available for this weekend’s Premier League game against Burnley. Partey was introduced from the bench against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg despite only flying in from the Africa Cup of Nations. The tie was finely balanced after the first-leg ended 0-0 at Anfield last week, with Granit Xhaka also getting red-carded after 24 minutes. And Partey became the latest Gunner to see red in the tie, picking up two yellow cards in less than 10 minutes as they lost 2-0 at the Emirates. After the clash, Arteta was asked whether he regretted bringing Partey. “No. Well I regret that I cannot use him now, but he made the effort to come and we had to play. ...
Carabao Cup: Arteta Reveals why Arsenal failed to qualify for final
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Carabao Cup: Arteta Reveals why Arsenal failed to qualify for final

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has blamed his side’s lack of quality for their failure to qualify for the Carabao Cup final. Having drawn the first leg of their semi-final clash at Liverpool, the Gunners lost 2-0 in the reverse fixture on Thursday night. Diogo Jota scored both goals for the Reds, as they booked their place at Wembley, where they will battle Chelsea for the cup. “It is disappointing because obviously when you have the final one game away you have that excitement. “We did everything we could to put out a competitive team. “They [Liverpool] have the quality to finish the game off. “You need to have a squad of 22, 23 top outfield players and to do that, it takes time,” Arteta said at a news conference after the game.
So far to go: Arsenal’s need for transfers laid bare by Liverpool defeat
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So far to go: Arsenal’s need for transfers laid bare by Liverpool defeat

Thursday's loss showed just how much more the Gunners need to compete at a top level   If ever there was an example that Arsenal needed to get some new additions in, this was it. The Gunners started the day with hopes of Wembley, but ended it by seeing their Carabao Cup dreams dashed following a 2-0 defeat by Liverpool in their semi-final second leg. Mikel Arteta’s side have now crashed out of both domestic cup competitions in the space of two weeks - with a decimated squad unable to cope with a number of injuries, Covid cases and international absences
Tottenham would’ve killed Arsenal – Mikel Arteta
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Tottenham would’ve killed Arsenal – Mikel Arteta

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has defended the Gunners’ request to postpone Sunday’s north London derby. The Spaniard said Arsenal would have been ‘killed’ if they had gone ahead with it – just as they were earlier this season. Despite that Arsenal had just one positive COVID case in their squad, they requested that the match be postponed and the Premier League agreed. “When we played the first three games of the season, while other teams were postponing matches, and we played and we tried to play, and we were killed because people said, ‘Don’t be naive, because if you have that many players out, don’t play with your kids!” Arteta told the press conference ahead of Arsenal’s Carabao Cup clash against Liverpool on Thursday “And now we postponed the match [against Spurs] for all t...
Arsenal manager Arteta blocked Edu from signing Tottenham right-back Emerson
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Arsenal manager Arteta blocked Edu from signing Tottenham right-back Emerson

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta blocked technical director Edu from signing Emerson Royal.   The Gunners were reportedly close to signing the Brazilian right-back from Barcelona. Emerson instead joined north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for £26m. According to The Guardian, Arsenal were frontrunners to sign Emerson but Arteta ordered the club to pull out of negotiations. Arteta's hunch about Emerson has since proven correct as the 23-year-old has failed to acclimatise to Premier League football. Edu instead signed Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna to play at right-back. The Japan international has been one of Arsenal's most impressive players this season.
North London Derby could be called off – Arteta
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North London Derby could be called off – Arteta

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said that there is a “possibility” that their Premier League clash against Tottenham on Sunday could be called off. The Gunners are left with only 12 fit outfield players due to injury to COVID-19. They lost Martin Odegaard to a positive COVID test before their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Liverpool. Cedric Soares and Bukayo Saka also limped off with injuries during the game. A red card for Granit Xhaka means he is automatically out of the North London Derby. According to Premier League rules, teams must fulfil fixtures if they have 14 players – 13 outfield and a goalkeeper – available to play. “[Postponement] is a possibility in every game, from our side and the opponents’ side with the issues everyone is having and it is happenin...
Transfer: Brazilian star, Melo to become Arsenal’s first January signing
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Transfer: Brazilian star, Melo to become Arsenal’s first January signing

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

Juventus are expected to make a decision on whether Arthur can leave on loan after Wednesday night's Supercoppa final against Inter Milan. Arthur is thought to be one of a number of midfielders Arsenal are looking at this month. Manager Mikel Arteta admitted last week Arsenal want to strengthen in midfield. The Brazilian is also understood to be willing to make the move to the Emirates. Juve boss Max Allegri is said to be unsure about letting him go, however. The club want to move some players out to fund other signings. They have a number of central midfield players including Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Rodrigo Bentancur and Manuel Locatelli. Arthur has made only seven Serie A appearances this season but played four out of six Champions League group games. ...
FA Cup: Arteta slams Arsenal stars after shocking 1-0 defeat to Forest
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FA Cup: Arteta slams Arsenal stars after shocking 1-0 defeat to Forest

Mikel Arteta has insisted that Arsenal players must apologize for their embarrassing 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Sunday. The Spaniard also gave reasons for his decision to hook Nuno Tavares after half an hour. The Gunners suffered a 1-0 defeat to Forest in the third round of the FA Cup as Lewis Grabban came off the bench to give the home side the win and take them to the next round of the competition. “They won, they scored a goal and we didn’t,” Arteta told reporters after the game. “We were not good enough and we have to apologize for it. “I don’t want to use excuses, I expect the team I put out to do better and when you don’t in the cup, you are out. “Today showed we were not capable of winning against Forest away from home and didn’t put in the le...
Why I allowed him to Join Mourinho – Arteta Opens Up on Arsenal star’s exit
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Why I allowed him to Join Mourinho – Arteta Opens Up on Arsenal star’s exit

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has opened up on the reason behind Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ move to Roma to play under Jose Mourinho. He said the player relished the opportunity to play under Mourinho and wanted to leave Arsenal due to lack of playing time. Maitland-Niles struggled for regular playing time at the Emirates under Arteta The player was not allowed to join Everton on loan last summer, forcing him to vent his frustrations on social media. “Ainsley came to me and explained the reasons why he thought the best thing for him and his career was to move away,” said Arteta on Friday. “He felt the opportunity to go to Rome and work with Jose was a good one. “Being fair with the amount of minutes that he’s played he was entitled to that opportunity. We wish him the best. ...
Transfer: Arsenal open to make big move this January amid Vlahovic link – Arteta
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Transfer: Arsenal open to make big move this January amid Vlahovic link – Arteta

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has said that the Gunners are ‘open’ to make a big move in the transfer market this January. Arteta’s comments come amid ongoing links to Fiorentina striker, Dusan Vlahovic, who is valued at around £60 million. Vlahovic has been linked with a move to Arsenal this January transfer window. Reports in Italy have claimed the Premier League side are keen to sign the 21-year-old and are willing to include Lucas Torreira, who is currently on loan at Fiorentina, as part of the deal. However, speaking about the transfer window and the prospect of completing a huge deal for a player such as Vlahovic, Arteta was quoted by Arsenal’s official website as saying ahead of their FA Cup tie with Nottingham Forest on Sunday: “I think with the amount of things and t...
Arsenal striker Aubameyang tests positive for Covid-19 just days before Gabon’s AFCON opener
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Arsenal striker Aubameyang tests positive for Covid-19 just days before Gabon’s AFCON opener

The 32-year-old forward now appears likely to miss out on his country's opening game of the tournament against Comoros Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has tested positive for coronavirus just days before the start of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), GOAL can confirm, putting his participation for at least some of the tournament in doubt. Aubameyang has suffered a turbulent few weeks, losing his place in the Arsenal team after being dropped by manager Mikel Arteta due to a disciplinary breach. He was also stripped of the captaincy by Mikel Arteta and, having played little football recently, was hoping to make a big impact at AFCON, which gets underway on January 9, when hosts Cameroon face Burkina Faso.
Mikel Arteta picked to replace Pep Guardiola at Manchester City
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Mikel Arteta picked to replace Pep Guardiola at Manchester City

Manchester City want Mikel Arteta to replace Pep Guardiola at the Etihad. The Citizens are monitoring Mikel Arteta’s situation at Arsenal with the Gunners yet to extend contract of the former midfielder. The Spaniard’s current deal ruians aout at the end of next season, the same period as Guardiola’s. tptizens The Premier League leaders, according to The Athletic, are looking forward to replace Guardiola with his former assistant at Man City, Arteta. The 39-year-old swapped Manchester City for the Arsenal two years ago to take his first steps into management. Before joining Arsenal, Arteta was seen as a long-term option to succeed Guardiola. And City have maintained their interest in him since his move south, according to the report.
Transfer: Arsenal in talks to sign Bruno as Tottenham heads for Griezmann
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Transfer: Arsenal in talks to sign Bruno as Tottenham heads for Griezmann

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

Tottenham Hotspur are set to hijack Arsenal’s first January signing, Philippe Coutinho. Coutinho, who currently plays for Barcelona, is all but set to arrive at Arsenal after their manager Mikel Arteta gave the green light to pursue the deal. Coutinho’s representatives are traveling to London to conclude talks with Arsenal. But according to El Nacional, Tottenham could offer to take Coutinho off Barcelona’s hands. Antonio Conte’s side are considering trying to persuade the Catalan club to let the Brazilian join Spurs on a free transfer before the January window closes. However, it remains to be seen whether the Premier League side will be willing to match Coutinho’s current £370,000 per week wage. Coutinho has played in the Premier League before during his time at Liver...
Mikel Arteta shortlists four strikers to replace Aubameyang at Arsenal
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Mikel Arteta shortlists four strikers to replace Aubameyang at Arsenal

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has reportedly shortlisted four strikers to replace deposed Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, at Emirates. Aubameyang has not been selected by Arteta after he was punished for a ‘disciplinary breach’. The 32-year-old has since been exiled from Arsenal’s first-team and is reportedly willing to leave the North London club in the January transfer window. However, according to ESPN, Arteta’s list of potential targets to replace Aubameyang include Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic, Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak, Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewis and Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins. Arteta had on Friday confirmed that Aubameyang had left Arsenal to report early for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations’ camping with Gabon. The striker has scored four goals in ...
Pep Guardiola names Arsenal’s most important player as ex-Man United coach takes charge of Gunners
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Pep Guardiola names Arsenal’s most important player as ex-Man United coach takes charge of Gunners

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

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

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

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has given his approval for the club to move for Barcelona’s Phillipe Coutinho, according to Fichajes.net. The Gunners are currently in fourth place in the Premier League, but Arteta still wants to strengthen his squad when the January window opens. The North London side are now looking to beat Everton to Coutinho’s signature. Coutinho is Barca’s highest earner, but has reportedly fallen out of favour with new manager Xavi Hernandez. Xavi now deems the 29-year-old surplus to requirements at Camp Nou. Given the perilous financial situation the LaLiga club find themselves in, they are working round the clock to offload the Brazilian midfielder who rarely features. Barcelona however want club Coutinho eventually leaves for, to pay either part ...
Aubameyang breaks silence after being stripped of Arsenal captaincy, fallout with Arteta
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Aubameyang breaks silence after being stripped of Arsenal captaincy, fallout with Arteta

Former Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has broken his silence in the midst of his fallout with manager, Mikel Arteta. Aubameyang was stripped of the captaincy at the North London club following a ‘disciplinary breach’. The Gabonese striker has been left out of Arsenal’s squad by Arteta, putting his future at Emirates in doubt. Aubameyang has not featured for the Gunners since their Premier League defeat to Everton on December 6. The 32-year-old has missed Arsenal’s last four Premier League games against Southampton, West Ham, Leeds United and Sunderland. The forward may now leave Arsenal in January but took to social media to publish a post that many believe takes a swipe at Arteta and Arsenal. In a post via his Instagram account at the weekend, Aubameyang po...
White admits Arsenal players are all missing Aubameyang & addresses captaincy rumours
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White admits Arsenal players are all missing Aubameyang & addresses captaincy rumours

The England international has also conceded that he needed a "kick up the a*se" after his disappointing Gunners debut Ben White has admitted that all the players in the Arsenal squad are missing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and addressed rumours that he could be in line to replace the striker as club captain. Aubameyang has not played for the Gunners since their 2-1 defeat to Everton on December 6, with Mikel Arteta exiling the 32-year-old from his plans due to a disciplinary breach. The Arsenal boss also relieved Aubameyang of his captaincy duties, leading to question marks over his future at Emirates Stadium.  
‘That’s crazy’ – Agbonlahor slams Mikel Arteta over Aubameyang
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‘That’s crazy’ – Agbonlahor slams Mikel Arteta over Aubameyang

Aston Villa legend, Gabriel Agbonlahor has slammed Mikel Arteta’s decision to banish Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from first-team training, describing it as a ‘massive overkill.’ Agbonlahor feels the former Manchester City assistant coach’s treatment of the Arsenal striker is too harsh. Aubameyang was stripped of the club’s captaincy earlier this month after being accused of a ‘disciplinary breach.’ The manager has also stopped selecting the Gabon international for matches, reportedly ordering him to train away from the first team. “Arteta has done well as a manager but I think his treatment of players can be a bit too wild for me,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider. “For the offence, Aubameyang has committed I think he’s been overly punished. It’s been overkill. You’d think h...
I Will Pack my Bags and go – Arteta threatens Arsenal over Aubameyang
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I Will Pack my Bags and go – Arteta threatens Arsenal over Aubameyang

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has said he will pack his bags and leave the club if he cannot demand respect and commitment from his players. The Spaniard also insisted he is not being “dictatorial” in how he’s handling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s saga. Aubameyang was removed as captain of the Gunners earlier this month after his latest disciplinary breach. Since then, the Gabon striker has sat out the last four fixtures against Southampton, West Ham United, Leeds United and Sunderland. The 32-year-old will also continue to train apart from the first team before leaving for the Africa Cup of Nations next month. Arteta has now defended his handling of the situation. “I don’t establish my authority by being dictatorial or trying to be ruthless. “I just ask for one thing...
Paul Merson welcomes new Arsenal £50m signing
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Paul Merson welcomes new Arsenal £50m signing

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has described attacking midfielder Gabriel Martinelli as a special talent for Mikel Arteta’s side. Merson believes the Brazilian’s form of late has helped the Gunners turn a corner. Following the removal of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the team, Martinelli has been given an opportunity to impress Mikel Arteta. The Brazilian netted twice in Gunners’ 4-1 win over Leeds at the weekend and the 20-year-old will once again be hoping to lead the line in their EFL Cup quarter-final clash with Sunderland tonight. “Martinelli is a very special talent. I like him, but the question is: how long is he going to be fit for? If he can maintain his fitness, Arsenal have got a new signing – a £50m player,” he told Sky Sports. “On top of that there’s Bukayo Sak...
Carabao Cup: Arteta names Arsenal’s squad to tackle Sunderland
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Carabao Cup: Arteta names Arsenal’s squad to tackle Sunderland

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

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not play against Leeds on Saturday. Aubameyang continues to be unavailable for selection, after being stripped of the club captaincy earlier this week. The Gabon striker has been removed from the role because of his “latest disciplinary breach”. The 32-year-old was consequently left out of the squad for the 2-0 win over West Ham on Wednesday, and will not make his return to face Marcelo Bielsa’s side on Saturday. “No, he’s not available for selection,” said Arteta on Friday. When pressed on whether the striker has a future at the north London club, Arteta reiterated: “For this game, he’s not available for selection.”
Arsenal players to Vote for new Captain
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Arsenal players to Vote for new Captain

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said the players may have to vote for a new captain. This comes after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was stripped of the armband on Tuesday after his latest disciplinary breach. Aubameyang was left out of the Gunners’ 2-0 home win against West Ham in the Premier League on Wednesday. When asked about the prospect of holding a squad vote, Arteta refused to rule out the option. “There are so many different ways to do it. Sometimes the manager can decide the captain, or can decide the second or third captain, and the group has to defend who is going to represent them in that dressing room. “They are good [ways] and they can all work if you have the right people. “I have seen and have participated in both of them, and at the end wh...
Arsene Wenger Opens up on his Return to Arsenal, Joining PSG
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Arsene Wenger Opens up on his Return to Arsenal, Joining PSG

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has opened up on his future after being linked with a return to the club. Wenger has also been linked with taking up the sporting director role at Paris Saint-Germain. But the Frenchman distanced himself from the speculation, describing the rumour as ‘pre-Christmas imagination’. The 72-year-old left Arsenal in 2018 after 22 years and has been working as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development for the last two years. However, Wenger has been heavily linked with a return to Arsenal over recent weeks, with coach Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu talking about his return. Various reports emanating from France, meanwhile, have named Wenger as a target for PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. “This is just the pre-Christ...
You’ve not been fair to Aubameyang – Haibeh Slams Arsenal manager, Arteta
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You’ve not been fair to Aubameyang – Haibeh Slams Arsenal manager, Arteta

Somali national team manager, Said Abdi Haibeh has hit out at Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta. According to Haibeh, Arteta is showing that he is in charge of Arsenal but has not been fair to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. On Tuesday, Aubameyang was stripped of the captaincy armband due to a ‘disciplinary breach.’ Prior to the latest development, the Gabonese international was dropped from the Arsenal’s squad that defeated Southampton 3-0 last weekend. “Aubameyang took over as captain in November 2019 and he is by far the best player that Arsenal has. His form has dropped dramatically after he signed the new deal,” Haibeh told GOAL. “However, it’s difficult when your captain is struggling to lead the team. The best interest for the team could have been supporting their...
Mikel Arteta breaks silence after stripping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal captaincy
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Mikel Arteta breaks silence after stripping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal captaincy

Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta has broken his silence after stripping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the Arsenal captaincy in what he described as a "really unpleasant situation". A few minutes ago, the Gunners announced that Aubameyang would no longer be club captain and that the forward will not be considered for selection against West Ham on Wednesday night. Aubameyang was axed from Saturday’s Premier League 3-0 win over Southampton for what manager Mikel Arteta said was a “disciplinary breach”, which reportedly concerned a late return from an approved trip abroad last week. The Gabonese striker had traveled back to France last week Wednesday to go collect his sick mum and bring her back to England. He took to Instagram last week thanking fans for offering support. He wrote: 'M...
Update: Arteta Officially Removes Aubameyang as Arsenal Captain
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Update: Arteta Officially Removes Aubameyang as Arsenal Captain

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has officially stripped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the captain’s armband. This was confirmed in a terse statement published on the club’s official website on Tuesday afternoon. “Following his latest disciplinary breach last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no longer be our club captain, and will not be considered for selection for Wednesday’s match against West Ham United. “We expect all our players, particularly our captain, to work to the rules and standards we have all set and agreed. “We are fully focused on tomorrow’s match,” it read. Aubameyang was also dropped for the 3-0 win over Southampton last weekend after he failed to arrive back at the club as agreed. Arteta cited a “disciplinary breach” after the game at ...
Arteta has fallen out of love with Aubameyang at Arsenal – Martin Keown
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Arteta has fallen out of love with Aubameyang at Arsenal – Martin Keown

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has ‘fallen out of love’ with the captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. This claim was made by Arsenal legend, Martin Keown. According to Keown, Arteta doesn’t believe in the Gabonese international to solve Arsenal’s problems currently. Recall that Aubameyang was dropped to the bench for Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat against Everton last Monday as Alexandre Lacazette led the attack line. He was also left out of Arsenal’s squad as the Gunners defeated Southampton 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, thanks to three goals from Lacazette, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel. “[Arteta] He’s fallen out of love with the player [Aubameyang], he doesn’t quite believe in him,” Keown told talkSPORT. “OK, you have given him a new contract six months i...
Aubameyang dropped over ‘disciplinary breach’
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Aubameyang dropped over ‘disciplinary breach’

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been dropped from Arsenal's squad to face Southampton over a disciplinary breach, says Mikel Arteta. Asked why Aubameyang was not included before the Premier League match, Arteta said: "Unfortunately due to a disciplinary breach. I think we have been very consistent that we have certain non-negotiables in the team that we have set ourselves as a club, and he's not involved today He added: "It's not an easy situation and not a situation we want to have our club captain in."
Mikel Arteta Clears air on Arsenal Selling Aubameyang
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Mikel Arteta Clears air on Arsenal Selling Aubameyang

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has denied the club will sell captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window. Aubameyang has gone six games without a goal since Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa in October. Reports had emerged that Arsenal would seek to sell the 32-year-old due to his current form. Asked if plans were afoot to part company with Aubameyang, Arteta said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League tie with Southampton on Saturday: “We have never discussed something like this. “When players are in difficulty, we must give them our support. “Obviously, when a player is not scoring, it’s affecting his confidence, it’s affecting the mood and probably the belief, but you have to rebel against this situation, don...
​Arsenal eyeing Everton striker Richarlison to revive attacking threat
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​Arsenal eyeing Everton striker Richarlison to revive attacking threat

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

Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe will assess his options in January if his playing time doesn't improve. The Ivorian winger was once again on the substitutes bench as Arsenal lost 2-1 to Everton at Goodison Park. Pepe, the club's record signing, was snubbed by manager Mikel Arteta, who instead opted to introduce striker Eddie Nketiah as a left-winger. Having fallen out of favour with Arteta, Pepe is open to leaving the club if his situation doesn't change. A loan deal is the most likely scenario for Pepe, according to football.london. However, the 26-year-old's salary could be a stumbling block for any potential move. Arsenal paid £72.5m to sign Pepe from Lille in 2019.  
Arteta Reveals why he Snubbed Pepe for Nketiah against Everton
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Arteta Reveals why he Snubbed Pepe for Nketiah against Everton

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has insisted Eddie Nketiah deserved to play ahead of Nicolas Pepe. Arteta stated this while answering questions from reporters following a 2-1 defeat at Everton on Monday night. Martin Odegaard had given the Gunners the lead before half time, but second-half goals from Richarlison and Demarai Gray secured maximum points for the hosts. Arteta opted to leave both captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and £72million signing Pepe out of his starting XI for the match, with Gabriel Martinelli and Alexandre Lacazette preferred. After Martinelli picked up an injury in the 71st minute, the Arsenal manager decided to bring on contract rebel Nketiah to play on the wing. The 22-year-old, who is expected to leave as a free agent next year, misse...
Gary Neville reveals ‘problem’ player Arteta wants to sell after Everton loss
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Gary Neville reveals ‘problem’ player Arteta wants to sell after Everton loss

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has claimed trouble is brewing between Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta and his captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang started from the bench as the Gunners lost 1-0 at Everton. The Gunners took the lead through Martin Odegaard before half time. However, Rafa Benitez’s men fought back through Richarlison and Demarai Gray, to take all three points at Goodison Park. Before the game, Arteta explained Aubameyang sitting on the bench, as his decision to rotate his squad. When the Spaniard took Gabriel Martinelli off in the 71st minute, he opted to introduce Eddie Nketiah, who is in the final months of his current deal. There’s always that little bit of a bug there between Arteta and Aubameyang. “I know he’s the captain,...
Arteta blasts Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat at Everton
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Arteta blasts Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat at Everton

Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, has hit out his players for being “inconsistent”, following a 2-1 defeat to Everton on Monday. The Gunners went in front through Martin Odegaard. Richarlison, who saw two goals disallowed by VAR, drew the hosts level, before Demarai Gray fired in an unstoppable winner. Arteta, speaking to Sky Sports after the game, said: “In the first half, we were very inconsistent with the ball. I didn’t like it. No penetration. One of the few times we did it we scored. Second half we tried to do more of those things, created four big chances but conceded a very sloppy goal when you need to manage the game. “We couldn’t take the ball into the final third. They’re not going to give you time, at Goodison you know what to expect. I think the team tried to go, we ...
Mikel Arteta Reacts as Yaya Toure gets Coaching job
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Mikel Arteta Reacts as Yaya Toure gets Coaching job

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has offered to help former Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, insisting that the Ivory Coast legend can call him to ask a question. Arteta said this while reacting to Toure’s new coaching experience job with English Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur. DAILY POST had earlier reported that Toure is spending a couple of days with Tottenham’s academy staff and players as he works towards his UEFA A Licence coaching badge, sponsored by the Welsh FA. Toure was in a Tottenham tracksuit at the club’s Hotspur Way training last week, training the youth team. The 38-year-old is believed to be open to extending his stay with Tottenham’s development groups as he works with academy manager Dean Rastrick and head of academy coaching Chris Powell. S...
Arsenal boss Arteta moves to nick Yaya Toure away from Tottenham.
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Arsenal boss Arteta moves to nick Yaya Toure away from Tottenham.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made a move to nick Yaya Toure away from Tottenham. The Ivorian worked with Arteta at Manchester City when the Spaniard was Pep Guardiola's assistant at the Etihad. Toure is gaining experience ahead of completing his formal coaching qualifications. He was the assistant manager at Ukrainian outfit Olimpik Donetsk earlier in the year and currently holds a similar position at Russian side Akhmat Grozny. Toure is also volunteering at Tottenham, working alongside coaches Dean Rastrick and Chris Powell. Arteta is happy for the ex-player to leave Arsenal's biggest rivals and continue his managerial education at the Emirates. "He has my number because we spent some years together," said the Gunners boss. "He's a player I appreciate a lot and he ha...
Mikel Arteta hints at Arsene Wenger’s return to Arsenal
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Mikel Arteta hints at Arsene Wenger’s return to Arsenal

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has dropped a hint at Arsene Wenger’s new role at Arsenal when he finally returns to the Emirates. Wenger now works as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development after ending his 22-year reign at Arsenal back in 2018. But the 72-year-old would possibly return to the Emirates in the near future. Arteta, who served as Wenger’s captain from 2014 until his retirement, subsequently said his former boss’ presence would be a ‘great help’ due to the ‘respect, admiration and love’ he still has at Arsenal. Asked what role Wenger could take at Arsenal, during his press conference on Thursday, the Spaniard replied, “I cannot tell you now. “But what I can say is I would like him to be much closer to me personally because I think it would be a great help, ...
Arteta names Arsenal player that was ‘threat’ against Man Utd after 3-2 defeat
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Arteta names Arsenal player that was ‘threat’ against Man Utd after 3-2 defeat

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has identified Gabriel Martinelli as a ‘threat’ against Manchester United following his side’s Premier League 3-2 defeat against the Red Devils on Thursday. Arteta said Martinelli was a threat during the encounter because he worked hard for Arsenal against the host, adding that he created assists and had good moments. A goal from Bruno Fernandes and a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo gave Man United all three points against Arsenal. Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard did score for Arsenal at Old Trafford. Speaking at his post-match press conference, Arteta was ‘pleased’ with Martinelli’s display against Man United. “He [Martinelli] looked a threat,” Arteta said at his post-match press conference. “He had a big chance in the first half, and he proba...
Why Man Utd beat us 3-2 – Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta
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Why Man Utd beat us 3-2 – Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta

Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta has explained why his side lost 3-2 against Manchester United in the Premier League on Thursday night. Arteta said Man United defeated Arsenal because the Gunners lost ‘control’ during the Premier League fixture and conceded three goals against the host. DAILY POST reports that Man United defeated Arsenal at Old Trafford, thanks to Bruno Fernandes’s strike and a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo. Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard did score for Arteta’s men. Speaking at his post-match press conference, Arteta said,“It is what it is. If you concede three goals at Old Trafford, it is difficult to get a result. “I was disappointed with the goals that we conceded, But we have come a long way since the game at Anfield. We were able to maintain higher pe...
Mikel Arteta told to drop highest-paid player from Arsenal squad immediately
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Mikel Arteta told to drop highest-paid player from Arsenal squad immediately

Tony Adams has advised Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta to drop his captain and highest-paid player, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, from Arsenal squad. Aubameyang is the highest-paid player at the Emirates with a weekly wage of £250,000 but his current performance for the club no longer match that wage. The 32-year-old has now gone four games without a goal following another poor showing against Newcastle on Saturday. Aubameyang, who played in the absence of Alexandre Lacazette, struggled to make an impact and recorded the miss of the season when he somehow struck the post when just four yards out from a virtually unguarded goal. The Gabon international has also missed his last two penalties and Adams, a former Arsenal legend, believes Arteta would be best served by taking Aubameyan...
Arteta makes decision on Pepe’s Arsenal future ahead of January transfer window
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Arteta makes decision on Pepe’s Arsenal future ahead of January transfer window

The Ivorian winger has struggled to make the desired impact at Emirates Stadium, but he retains the full support of his manager   Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta insists the club will not be opening themselves up to offers for Nicolas Pepe in the January transfer window. The Ivory Coast international winger has struggled to live up to expectations at Emirates Stadium since completing a record-breaking £72 million ($96m) move from Lille during the summer of 2019. With just 122 minutes of Premier League action seen for the Gunners since the start of October, there have been suggestions that those in north London will look to cut their losses at the next opportunity and reinvest elsewhere.
Wilshere refuses to rule out signing with Arsenal
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Wilshere refuses to rule out signing with Arsenal

Jack Wilshere has not ruled out a return to Arsenal. The former Gunners midfielder has been training with Mikel Arteta's side to maintain his fitness. And Wilshere hasn't ruled out the possibility of signing up with his boyhood club. "I went there, very kindly invited by them to come and train, get my fitness back, which I've done," Wilshere told talkSPORT. "I am [training with the first team]. They've got a lot of midfielders, they've got Ainsley Maitland-Niles…" When asked whether he has played for the Under-23 side, Wilshere's replied, "no", but asked whether he could do so soon, he said, "maybe." And when pushed on whether there is a chance he could play for the first team again he said: "Erm, I don't know mate. Honestly, I don't know."  

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