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Arsenal vs Everton: Aubameyang, Lacazette, others ruled out of EPL
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Arsenal vs Everton: Aubameyang, Lacazette, others ruled out of EPL

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, would be without strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, for the visit of Everton in the Premier League on Friday. Aubameyang is recovering from malaria, while Lacazette pulled his hamstring last week during the 1-1 draw with Fulham. A club statement said: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Auba continues to recover after contracting malaria on international duty. Auba will be unavailable for Friday’s match against Everton but is hoping to resume light training by the end of this week. “Alex Lacazette – Left hamstring. Alex has sustained a strain to his left hamstring and will be unavailable for Friday’s match against Everton. He will continue to work with the medical team and will be assessed ahead of next week’s matche...
Mikel Arteta reacts as Aubameyang misses Arsenal’s 4-0 Win Over Slavia Due to Malaria
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Mikel Arteta reacts as Aubameyang misses Arsenal’s 4-0 Win Over Slavia Due to Malaria

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had contracted malaria while on international duty with Gabon. The player was released from hospital on Thursday after contracting malaria and is ‘feeling good’. Before the match, the Gabon international posted a picture of him in hospital on social media, explaining why he was not part of the squad in Prague He wrote on Instagram, “Hey guys, thanks for all the messages and calls. Unfortunately I contracted Malaria whilst being on national team duty in Gabon a few weeks ago.” The sickness forced him out of the Gunners’ 4-0 Europa League win against Slavia Prague. And after the match, Arteta said, “We just spoke with him.” “He’s at home, he’s fine. He’s completely fine at the moment. He had two days...
Arsenal Striker Pierre Aubameyang Shares Photo from Hospital Bed as he Recovers From Malaria
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Arsenal Striker Pierre Aubameyang Shares Photo from Hospital Bed as he Recovers From Malaria

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has posted images on his social media pages to reveal that he has been suffering from Malaria since going on international duty with Gabon last month. Aubameyang missed the clash at the weekend between Arsenal and Sheffield with an illness, with many thinking it was COVID-19 but the striker has now revealed that it was in fact Malaria which has been affecting him. “I’m already feeling much better every day, thanks to the great doctors that detected and treated the virus so quickly,” Aubameyang said in a post on Instagram, alongside a photo of himself on a hospital bed. “I wasn’t really feeling myself the last couple weeks but will be back stronger than ever soon!” Since returning from international duty, he has played two games...
Erling Haaland Names 7 Strikers that are Better Than him
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Erling Haaland Names 7 Strikers that are Better Than him

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has named seven strikers in world football that are currently better than him. According to Haaland, the seven forwards who clearly outperform him at present are Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Man City’s Kun Agüero, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Chelsea’s Timo Werner. The 20-year-old chose them in an interview with a Norwegian outlet, the ‘Verdens Gang’. The Norway international didn’t choose other attackers of much quality like Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar because he focused on those footballers more specialists in the finish. Among the notable players not mentioned are Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, Inter Mi...
Europa League: Arsenal Ceceive Double Boost Ahead of Slavia Prague Second leg
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Europa League: Arsenal Ceceive Double Boost Ahead of Slavia Prague Second leg

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

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

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , will be unavailable for selection when they play Sheffield United on Sunday evening. The Athletic reports that Aubameyang is down with flu and is out of the game. Midfielder, Emile Smith-Rowe will also miss the match with an ankle problem. Ahead of this weekend’s clash against the relegation-threatened Blades, Arsenal released an injury update. Mikel Arteta will have Calum Chambers available for selection, after he recovered from a slight knock. David Luiz has been ruled out, after undergoing a small operation on his right knee last weekend. Martin Odegaard continues to be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match regarding his availability. Kieran Tierney will miss a few weeks with a sustained ligament damage to his left knee du...
Mikel Arteta Gives Reasons for late substitutions during 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague
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Mikel Arteta Gives Reasons for late substitutions during 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has insisted that he made his substitutions at the right time during his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague on Thursday night. This is despite coming under fire for his decisions that have now seen Arsenal’s Europa League chances hang in the balance. Arsenal conceded an injury-time equaliser with Tomas Holes header which cancelled out Nicolas Pepe’s opener. The Gunners are now in a dicey situation going into the second leg in Prague next Thursday. Arteta introduced Gabriel Martinelli in the 73rd minute and both Pepe, Mohamed Elneny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang five minutes later and many Arsenal supporters were disappointed by Arteta’s decision to wait for so long. Ian Wright had tweeted his frustration saying: “Take the chanc...
Arteta Opens up on Dropping Aubameyang, Pepe against Slavia Prague
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Arteta Opens up on Dropping Aubameyang, Pepe against Slavia Prague

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has explained why he dropped several players for the Europa League clash with Slavia Prague. Gunners captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli all started from the bench. Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe all came back into the team, as well as Granit Xhaka, Willian, Hector Bellerin and Cedric Soares. “We had to pick the right team to try and start the game in the best possible way and as well have the options to change the game. “In Europe we have the possibility to make five subs and that’s a big thing. We want to use our full squad in the best possible way,” Arteta told BT Sport. The Gunners missed a host of great chances to score, before Nicolas Pepe came off the bench to score what looked like a l...
Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad
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Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has told his players they must take Gary Neville’s harsh criticism “on the chin” ahead of their Europa League quarter-final clash against Sparta Prague on Thursday. The Gunners were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool on Saturday night, with their lethargic performance even more damaging than the result. Neville, speaking on Monday Night Football, particularly laid into skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette, branding them a “little mafia”. While Arteta would not be drawn on whether a disconnect had emerged between himself and his players, he feels any criticism of the side was justified. When asked to respond to Neville’s “little mafia” comments at a press conference on Wednesday, Arteta replied: “No, no respons...
Gary Neville reveals some Arsenal players have become ”mafia” against Artet
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Gary Neville reveals some Arsenal players have become ”mafia” against Artet

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

  Former Arsenal defender, Martin Keown, has urged manager Mikel Arteta to drop captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. According to him, Gabriel Martinelli should take Aubameyang’s place in the starting XI. Arteta dropped Aubameyang a few weeks ago for the North London Derby clash against Tottenham Hotspur, after he arrived late for a team meeting. The Gabon striker was again ineffective as Arsenal lost 3-0 to Liverpool on Saturday. And ahead of their Europa League quarter-final clash against Slavia Prague at the Emirates, Keown feels Arteta has to make a similar decision again. “Arteta has a big decision to make on his captain. He set an example by dropping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the north London derby recently. “Should Arteta not be dropping him for perfo...
Rashford Names best African Player in Premier League
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Rashford Names best African Player in Premier League

Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford, has named Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, as the best African footballer in the Premier League. Rashford stated this on Monday during a Q&A session with his Twitter followers. When specifically asked about the best African player he’s faced since making his Premier League debut in 2015. “I think there’s some great African talent in [the] league at [the] moment. Mane particularly,” he replied. Since Rashford burst onto the scene, he has faced top footballers from the continent like Yaya Toure, Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. During that time, 28-year-old Mane has won both the league title and the Champions League with Liverpool, while clinching the Golden Boot in the 2018/2019 season when he scored 22 goals. While Ma...
AFCON 2022: All the countries that have qualified so far
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AFCON 2022: All the countries that have qualified so far

  After Thursday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, half of the teams that will play at the tournament have been confirmed. Comoros, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana and Egypt have joined Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Tunisia and hosts Cameroon in January’s tournament. Gambia qualified for their first-ever AFCON after a 1-0 win over Angola. Assan Ceesay netted the winning goal after an hour, ensuring The Gambia clinched one of the two tickets from Group D. The other slot was secured by Gabon who beat DR Congo 3-0. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Denis Bouanga, and Aaron Boupendza scored the goals for the Panthers. Egypt’s 1-1 draw with Kenya, was enough to get the point they needed in Group G to qualify, while Ghana drew 1-1 in South Africa to make it throu...
Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Aubameyang Confirms Discussion With Arteta after Punishment
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Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Aubameyang Confirms Discussion With Arteta after Punishment

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

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has decided he will not take Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang off captaincy duties despite his disciplinary issues last weekend, according to the UK Sun. Aubameyang was dropped to the bench for Arsenal’s Premier League derby win against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday after the striker broke the club’s rules by arriving late to a team meeting ahead of the game. The Gabonese international looked furious on the bench throughout the match at Emirates. He did not also take part in the post-match warm down, choosing to leave the Stadium early instead. Some had suggested Arteta may choose to strip Aubameyang of the captaincy in order to further punish the 31-year-old for his behaviour. However, Arteta considers that the issue has been dealt with and does not w...
Burnley vs Arsenal: Premier League Releases Statement over Penalty Decision
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Burnley vs Arsenal: Premier League Releases Statement over Penalty Decision

  The English Premier League, EPL, has explained the decision not to award Arsenal a penalty in Saturday’s clash against Burnley at Turf Moor. Arsenal was angry in the 75th minute when Nicolas Pepe’s touch inside Burnley’s box led the ball to hit Erik Pieters’ outstretched arm, but the Gunners were not awarded a penalty following a VAR review. Two goals from Chris Wood and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave both teams a point each. However, the Premier League has now issued a statement on the matter, which read: “The ball hit him from close proximity and he had no time to react. “It was not given on-field, and the VAR did not think it was a clear error.” The result against Burnley means Arsenal are now in the tenth position on the EPL log with 38 points from 27 games...
Burnley vs Arsenal: Arteta Reacts to Xhaka-Leno Mixup After 1-1 Draw
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Burnley vs Arsenal: Arteta Reacts to Xhaka-Leno Mixup After 1-1 Draw

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

  Former Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, singled out Bukayo Saka for praise after the Gunners defeated Benfica 3-2 in the Europa League last-32 second leg fixture on Thursday at Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece. Fabregas, who spent almost a decade at Arsenal, was impressed by Saka’s display against Benfica. The former Chelsea star described the England youngster as a “game-changer” after the match. A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a strike from Kieran Tierney ensured Arsenal qualified for the last-16 ahead of Benfica on 4-3 aggregate. Both teams had played a 1-1 draw in the first leg last week. Reacting, Fabregas wrote on Twitter: “Saka is such a good player. “Such a maturity and intelligence for his age. Game changer.” Meanwhile, Aubameyang belie...
Arteta Responds To Claims Arsenal Captain Aubameyang Is ‘Past His Best’ & ‘Lost
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Arteta Responds To Claims Arsenal Captain Aubameyang Is ‘Past His Best’ & ‘Lost

The Gunners boss claims to have no complaints with a striker who has hit 11 goals this season and remains an important part of future plans Mikel Arteta has shrugged off claims that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “past his best” and “lost his superpower”, with the Arsenal boss adamant that the Gunners’ club captain still has an important role to play at Emirates Stadium. Questions have been asked of a Gabonese frontman throughout the 2020-21 campaign, with a 31-year-old tied to a lucrative contract proving to be less prolific than he has been in recent times. Aubameyang does, however, have 11 goals to his name across all competitions and retains the full support of his manager, regardless of what others might think.
Mark Lawrenson Predicts Man United vs Newcastle, Arsenal vs Man City
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Mark Lawrenson Predicts Man United vs Newcastle, Arsenal vs Man City

  A former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson, has backed Manchester United to secure a 2-0 win against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday night at Old Trafford. Lawrenson also predicted Manchester City to beat Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening. Providing his predictions, Lawrenson told BBC Sport: “Newcastle are the team that everyone in the bottom three thinks they can catch – realistically, they’re the only other team who could still be dragged into the relegation places. “The Magpies aren’t playing well, and that gives the sides below them hope that if they keep going, they can catch them. “I don’t see anything happening at Old Trafford to change that. “Manchester United have had a few problems at home in breaking down teams who...
‘I Should Score’ – Pierre-emerick Aubameyang Apologises
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‘I Should Score’ – Pierre-emerick Aubameyang Apologises

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed one of the easiest chances he’ll ever find in Thursday’s 1-1 Europa League draw against Benfica, side-footing a first-half shot wide of an open net from just outside the six-yard box. The Gunners only mustered one goal despite creating abundant opportunities in front of net. The Gunners likely need to win the continental competition to qualify for the Champions League next year given their positioning in the domestic table, and they now face a tense second leg against their Portuguese opponent next week. Aubameyang has, however, apologised for his wastefulness on social media following the match. “We deserved better and I should Score couple goals today but still one Game to Go we keep going,” Aubameyang wrote on Twitter. Arsenal gaffer Mikel Arteta h...
Aubameyang, Arsenal’s Young Playmakers a Match Made in Heaven
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Aubameyang, Arsenal’s Young Playmakers a Match Made in Heaven

The Gunners skipper scored a hat-trick as Mikel Arteta's side put on Valentine's Day showing that will have warmed the hearts of their supporters There was never any doubt. People may have debated about the supposed demise of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this season, but no-one at Arsenal believed for a second that their captain’s best days had been and gone. On Sunday, he gave a timely reminder to all of his doubters outside of north London that if he is given the chances in front of goal, he will take them. Aubameyang was at his lethal best against Leeds, scoring his first ever Premier League hat-trick as Arsenal bounced back from two successive defeats in the Premier League with a 4-2 victory. Mikel Arteta’s side were exceptional in the first half, with the attacking tri...
Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Arteta Provides Update on Aubameyang, Pepe, Others Ahead of EPL Clash
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Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Arteta Provides Update on Aubameyang, Pepe, Others Ahead of EPL Clash

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has provided the latest update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mathew Ryan and Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon at Villa Park. Arteta’s side head to the game following 2-1 defeat against Wolves in their last fixture on Tuesday. Providing an update on his players, Arteta was quoted by Arsenal’s official website as saying, “Mat has not been available to train yet, and Alex is available, so we will have the choice between the two of them for the weekend. “If Mat is able to train, and they are both fit, we will have a decision to make. If Mat is not fit, obviously Alex will be in goal. “Well Auba is available, he played a few minutes after ...
‘We’re Doing Everything We Can’ – Arteta Offers Hope Of Aubameyang Return
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‘We’re Doing Everything We Can’ – Arteta Offers Hope Of Aubameyang Return

The Gunners host the Red Devils on Saturday but may need have to face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side without their talismanic captain Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that the club is doing everything within its power to have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang available to face Manchester United. According to Goal, Aubameyang has been missing from the Gunners’ last two matchday squads and confirmed on Wednesday. His mum was in ill health, thanking fans and team-mates for their support during a trying time for his family. The Gabon international will have to produce a negative Covid-19 test before he can return to action, having left the Arsenal bubble, while Arteta is also wary of rushing his skipper back into the fold if he is not in the right mental state to lead the squad.
Arsenal’s Aubameyang extends incredible record against Newcastle United
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Arsenal’s Aubameyang extends incredible record against Newcastle United

The Gabon international has enjoyed great fortune against the Magpies, and that run continued on Monday evening at the Emirates Stadium Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang continued with his impressive goalscoring run against Newcastle United thanks to his double in Arsenal’s 3-0 triumph on Monday evening at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners’ skipper has either scored (five) or assisted (two) in six of his seven games against the Magpies in all competitions, finding the net in each of his last four outings against the St James' Park giants. In his 400th appearance in European League football (Arsenal 102, Borussia Dortmund 144, St Etienne 87, Monaco 19, Lille 14 and Dijon 34), the Gabon international’s second-half brace helped Mikel Arteta’s side return to winning ways against Steve Bruce...
Alex Lacazette And Pierre-emerick Aubameyang Hustle On Mesut Ozil’s No 10 Shirt
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Alex Lacazette And Pierre-emerick Aubameyang Hustle On Mesut Ozil’s No 10 Shirt

Arsenal stars, Alex Lacazette and Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang hustle on Mesut Ozil's No 10 shirt Arsenal's two star forwards Alex Lacazette and pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are already hustling for Mesut Ozil's No 10 shirt, despite the playmaker's move to Fenerbahce not being formalised yet. The jersey was previously worn by club legend Dennis Bergkamp and was inherited by Ozil after Jack Wilshere's departure from the club in 2018. Lacazette appears to have won the battle for the number, which he wore at Olympique Lyonnais, according to an exchange between- the two played out over Instagram Stories.
Buendia can be ‘very clever signing’ for Arsenal, says Campbell amid talk of transfer raid on Norwich
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Buendia can be ‘very clever signing’ for Arsenal, says Campbell amid talk of transfer raid on Norwich

Norwich playmaker Emiliano Buendia would be a “very clever signing” for Arsenal says Kevin Campbell, with the Gunners urged to invest in another creative influence. Mikel Arteta has been short of inspiration in the final third at times this season. Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have not been firing on all cylinders, while wide men Willian and Nicolas Pepe have struggled to find a spark. Mesut Ozil has been frozen out of the first-team picture, with faith now having to be shown in youth. Emile Smith Rowe is among those to have stepped up and delivered, but alternative options to the talented 20-year-old are wanted at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal boss Arteta admits ‘something is missing’ with the Gunners
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Arsenal boss Arteta admits ‘something is missing’ with the Gunners

The Gunners have now gone 476 minutes without scoring a goal from open play in the Premier League Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has admitted that "something is missing" with his side, who have gone five straight Premier League games without a goal from open play. The Gunners have only scored once in those five matches - a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty against Manchester United on November 1 in a 1-0 win for the Gunners. It has been a struggle offensively for the Gunners, who enter Sunday's match against Wolves in 14th place in the league table.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night at the airport
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night at the airport

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night sleeping on the airport floor ahead of their vital 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Gambia. Aubameyang used social media to highlight their plight after arriving at Banjul airport on Sunday, ahead of Monday’s Group D clash in the Gambian capital. The Gabon delegation were told they were not allowed to leave the airport because of an administrative problem. They were forced to sleep on the floor before being allowed to leave in the morning after government intervention. No reason was given for not allowing the team to exit the airport and head to their hotel after arrival. Even by previous standards of gamesmanship in African football, this was unusual. Gabon’s football...
Paul Pogba Admits He Made A “Stupid Mistake” After Conceding Penalty To Arsenal
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Paul Pogba Admits He Made A “Stupid Mistake” After Conceding Penalty To Arsenal

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt Sunday's Old Trafford contest had "0-0 all over it" until Pogba needlessly lunged in on Hector Bellerin midway through the second half. Bellerin appeared to be in a position of no danger when Pogba moved in and succeeded only in kicking the Spaniard, drawing the penalty which Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted to settle the game. "Maybe I was a bit out of breath and it made me do this stupid mistake," the France international told BBC Sport. "I felt like I touched him a bit and I knew I was in the box. I shouldn't have given a penalty away like that. "I'm not the best defensively in the box but I can learn and work on that." It was the third time Pogba, 27, had conceded a penalty during Solskjaer's time as United manager. No-one ...
Arsenal beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for first time in 14 years
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Arsenal beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for first time in 14 years

Arsenal won away at Manchester United in the Premier League for the first time in 14 years as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty earned a thoroughly deserved 1-0 win for the Gunners on Sunday. . United’s run without a home win in the league stretches to six games as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men sink to 15th in the table. . Starved of the chance to counter-attack by the visitors’ disciplined set-up, United were far from the threat that thrashed RB Leipzig 5-0 in the Champions League in midweek. . Arsenal have struggled for goals of late, but were gifted the chance to win the game by Paul Pogba’s mis-timed lunge on Hector Bellerin and Aubameyang’s first league goal since the opening day of the season moved Mikel Arteta’s men up to eighth. . Victory also ended a run of 29 games wit...
Liverpool Boss Klopp Takes Blame For Brewster’s Penalty Miss In Community Shield
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Liverpool Boss Klopp Takes Blame For Brewster’s Penalty Miss In Community Shield

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken on the blame for Rhian Brewster's decisive miss in their penalty shoot-out defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield. The Premier League champions finished seven places and 43 points ahead of the Gunners last term, but Arsenal ultimately lifted the trophy on Saturday at Wembley. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the Gunners an early lead with a fine strike but Liverpool, who attempted to dictate proceedings, levelled 17 minutes from time through Takumi Minamino. The game went to penalties and Aubameyang netted the decisive kick after Brewster failed to convert, as the Gunners won the shootout by a 5-4 margin. Klopp was insistent that the miss won't damage the 20-year-old, who looks set for his first season with Liverpool's senior squad ...
Pastor Sam Adeyemi Sends Strong Message To Arsenal Fans
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Pastor Sam Adeyemi Sends Strong Message To Arsenal Fans

Sam Adeyemi, the senior pastor of Daystar Christian Centre has celebrated with Arsenal fans on Saturday after the club won its 16th Community Shield. Arsenal achieved the feat by defeating the Premier League Champions Liverpool. Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lifts the trophy at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 29, 2020. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stole the show with a superb goal and the winning spot-kick as the Gunners beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Commenting on the victory, Sam Adeyemi said: “Congratulations Arsenal and all Gunners. Everything doesn’t go downward at the same time, even in a challenging year like 2020.”
Arsenal Deserve To Be in Champions League – Tierney
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Arsenal Deserve To Be in Champions League – Tierney

The Gunners defender is determined to ensure the club secures a return to Europe's elite competition next season Arsenal full-back Kieran Tierney said the club deserve to be in the Premier League's top four and Champions League following their Community Shield victory over Liverpool. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winning penalty as FA Cup holders Arsenal edged Premier League champions Liverpool 5-4 in a shoot-out to claim the Community Shield at Wembley on Saturday. Takumi Minamino's first Liverpool goal cancelled out Aubameyang's 12th-minute opener in London, where Arsenal's transformation continued under head coach Mikel Arteta in the new season's curtain-raiser.
Community Shield: Atiku, Apostle Suleman React As Arsenal Defeat Liverpool
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Community Shield: Atiku, Apostle Suleman React As Arsenal Defeat Liverpool

Former PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted as Arsenal Football Club clinched the Communitty Shield. Reacting, Atiku Tweeted: Exhilarating game, Arsenal! Victoria concordia crescit (Victory through harmony). Also, Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries commended Arsenal's striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his efforts during the game. He tweeted: Arsenal!...Liverpool did their thing though..But we are the Arsenal!..Auba is key..Our boys making us proud..Winners of 2020/2021 Community Shield..We move..#COYG
After Winning Community Shield, Arsenal Boss Arteta, Speaks On Aubameyang Signing New Deal
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After Winning Community Shield, Arsenal Boss Arteta, Speaks On Aubameyang Signing New Deal

After Winning Saturday’s Community Shield Trophy, Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Speaks On Aubameyang Signing A New Contract. Arsenal defeated Liverpool on Saturday after star striker, Aubameyang netted an early goal to get the Gunnar’s above marks keeping Liverpool on score lines with them. They won 5-4 on penalties and the Gabon striker’s stay at the club could be questioned as his eyes are on the league title and the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY which he would definitely not win with Arsenal. Arsenal Coach Mikel Arteta believes the striker would renew his contract with Arsenal, in his words he said – Ads “I keep saying the same thing [on Aubameyang’s future]. I try to do my job which is to convince him that he’s at the right place and the right environment here to produce...
Aubameyang Pays Tribute To Boseman With Black Panther Celebration
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Aubameyang Pays Tribute To Boseman With Black Panther Celebration

Aubameyang pays tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman with his iconic Black Panther celebration. Chadwick Boseman who played a major role in Marvel’s “Black Panther” has died at age 43 after a 4-year battle with colon cancer. The world is currently mourning the loss of a hero. Chadwick Aaron Boseman has portrayed several real-life historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get on Up, and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall The actor’s family released a statement to the press saying “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.” They admitted that it was the honor of his career to bring King...
Arsenal Win Community Shield on Penalties
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Arsenal Win Community Shield on Penalties

Arsenal won the Community Shield 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time at Wembley after Rhian Brewster missed for Liverpool. The Gunners took the lead in the first half with a delightful goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who curled a wonderful shot past Alisson. Liverpool equalised through Takumi Minamino on 73 minutes to take the game to penalties, and after the first four were converted Brewster could only hit the bar with his effort. Aubameyang scored the decisive spot-kick to give Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta their second trophy at Wembley this month.
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Barcelona Threaten Arsenal’s Three-year Deal for Aubameyang

Barcelona remain a threat to Arsenal keeping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang beyond this summer, the UK Sun reports. The Gunners’ hopes of getting Aubameyang to commit his future to the club depends on Barca’s transfer fans. Both parties have reached a verbal agreement over a new three-year deal, that will see the Gabon sign a £250,000-a-week deal. However, Aubameyang is yet to officially sign the contract extension. Barcelona would be in the market for a striker, especially if Luis Suarez leaves the Camp Nou this summer. Although their first choice to replace him would be Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez, the Catalans are keen admirers of Aubameyang. Chelsea were said to have made a move for Aubameyang in January, but have since added Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech to their s...
FIFA Reacts as Arsenal Defeat Chelsea to Win FA Cup
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FIFA Reacts as Arsenal Defeat Chelsea to Win FA Cup

FIFA has congratulated Arsenal for winning this year’s FA Cup final. The Gunners beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 at an empty Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the star of the show with two goals, cancelling out Christian Pulisic’s opener. The world football governing body took to their official Twitter feed, to hail Arsenal’s achievement. The tweet read: “14 – @Arsenal12 – @ManUtd8 – @ChelseaFC8 – @SpursOfficial “Arsenal had the joint-3rd most FA Cup triumphs when the 21st century began. “They’ve astonishingly won the last 7 finals in which they’ve played to leapfrog fierce rivals Spurs & Man Utd & go clear at the top.” On Aubameyang’s performance, FIFA added: “70 – @Aubameyang768 – @MoSalah65 – @sterling7 “Since Aubameyang’s deb...
Mesut  Ozil Reacts as Arsenal Beat Chelsea 2-1
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Mesut Ozil Reacts as Arsenal Beat Chelsea 2-1

Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil, has congratulated his team-mates after they won the FA Cup on Saturday. A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw the Gunners come from a goal down to beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, after Christian Pulisic had opened the scoring. Ozil was absent at the game, having been told by manager, Mikel Arteta that he wasn’t going to be in his matchday squad, in which he could name nine substitutes on the bench. The German took the opportunity to travel to Turkey. However, after the game, he took to his Instagram page to post a picture of Aubameyang with the trophy. He wrote: “Great job my boys!” Arteta was asked about Ozil’s absence after the match and replied: “We don’t have Matteo here and Mesut but they deserve credit as they played their part....
Aubameyang avoids Future Question but Arteta Optimistic Arsenal’s FA Cup Hero will Stay
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Aubameyang avoids Future Question but Arteta Optimistic Arsenal’s FA Cup Hero will Stay

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

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang produced a moment of magic to give Arsenal their 14th FA Cup triumph in a dramatic 2-1 Wembley win over 10-man Chelsea.  The striker, whose future with the Gunners remains uncertain, slotted in a first-half penalty to cancel out Christian Pulisic’s opener, before firing home a classy match-winning strike in the 67th minute.It meant the battle of the rookie bosses was won by Mikel Arteta, with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea ending the game a man down following a red card for Mateo Kovacic.Arsenal’s success means they earn a place in next season’s Europa League, having finished a disappointing eighth in the Premier League.  An early breakthrough came after five minutes for Chelsea when Pulisic clipped in a neat close-range finish after former...
Arsenal 2-1 Better Than Chelsea in FA Cup Final
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Arsenal 2-1 Better Than Chelsea in FA Cup Final

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal came from behind to beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 to win the FA Cup final on Saturday and making it a record 14th FA Cup win for the club.  Christian Pulisic had given Chelsea the dream start, but the Blues unravelled after Aubameyang was brought down by Cesar Azpilicueta inside the area and converted the resulting penalty.  A brilliant finish from Aubameyang 23 minutes from time earned Mikel Arteta silverware in his first season as Arsenal boss before Chelsea were controversially reduced to 10 men when Mateo Kovacic was shown an extremely soft second yellow card.  Arteta said ahead of the final he hoped a taste of success would encourage Aubameyang, who only has a year left on his contract at the Emirates, to ...
Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski Breaks Aubameyang’s Bundesliga Record
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Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski Breaks Aubameyang’s Bundesliga Record

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski on Saturday broke the record previously held by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the most goals scored by a foreigner in a Bundesliga season. Lewandowski scored twice in the first half against Freiburg to give him 33 league goals in 30 matches this season, having netted a total of 48 times in 41 games in all competitions. The Poland striker's tally beats the previous record of 31 goals set by Gabon striker Aubameyang in 2016/17 for Borussia Dortmund before he moved to present club Arsenal the following season. With the Bundesliga season due to end next Saturday, Lewandowski is well short of Gerd Mueller's remarkable all-time record for the most goals in a German league season when he scored 40 in 1971/72. Bayern are already confirmed as Bundesliga ...
Arsenal should give Aubameyang ‘performance-based’ deal – Ex-Crystal Palace chairman Jordan
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Arsenal should give Aubameyang ‘performance-based’ deal – Ex-Crystal Palace chairman Jordan

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

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal needs to make Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to feel valued in order to convince the Gabonese to sign a new deal. The Gunners boss during his virtual press conference ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League game against Manchester City spoke extensively about the 31-year old’s contract situation at the club. “We have many discussions with Pierre, with his family and his agent. I’m pretty positive we can find the right agreement for all parties,” Arteta said during the live session. “It is our responsibility to make him feel this is the right next step in his career. “In order to do that he needs to feel valued. He needs to feel like he belongs to us and we want him. He really needs to believe we can take this club forward in the way we want to do and he’s going to be a...
‘I am positive’ – Arteta hopeful over Aubameyang’s new Arsenal contract
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‘I am positive’ – Arteta hopeful over Aubameyang’s new Arsenal contract

The Gunners skipper is out of contract in 2021 and has been linked with Barcelona and Serie A heavyweights Inter Mikel Arteta says it’s Arsenal’s responsibility to show Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang that his future is best served at the London club and remains hopeful his top scorer will sign a new deal. The Gunners skipper is about to enter the final year of his contract and admits he has not yet decided whether he will extend his stay in the English capital. Aubameyang has labelled his decision as “maybe the most important” of his career and, speaking to Telefoot over the weekend, the 31-year-old hinted that the current stalemate in talks is down to Arsenal rather than him. “We have had exchanges with the club, for a fair few months now,” said Aubameyang. “And they kn...

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