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Aissa Mandi: Villarreal sign Algeria defender after Real Betis exit
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Aissa Mandi: Villarreal sign Algeria defender after Real Betis exit

The 29-year-old will remain in the Spanish top-flight to continue his career with Unai Emery's side next season Villarreal have confirmed the signing of Aissa Mandi on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract at Real Betis. The Algeria international penned a four-year deal on Wednesday to become the second African in Unai Emery’s team after Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze. Mandi is not new to Spanish football having spent the last five years at Real Betis and he will link up with his new teammates when the Yellow Submarine kick-off their pre-season training on July 20.
Samuel Chukwueze deserves defining Europa League final after season of growth
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Samuel Chukwueze deserves defining Europa League final after season of growth

The Nigeria international has come on in leaps and bounds under Unai Emery, and the UEL final would be a poorer spectacle without him In the summer of 2019, following a first season in charge of Arsenal that had culminated in a painful Europa League final defeat by Chelsea, Unai Emery laid his transfer demands before the Arsenal board. At the top of it was Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, a player who the Spanish manager was convinced could “win games on his own”, and allow a shift away from the back three system that had fallen short against Chelsea in Baku. Instead, the Emirates Stadium hieratchy opted to sign Zaha’s international teammate Nicolas Pepe for a club record fee, believing his potential and greater upside made up for his lack of experience of English football. ...
Villarreal’s Chukwueze doubtful for Europa League final after suffering hamstring injury
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Villarreal’s Chukwueze doubtful for Europa League final after suffering hamstring injury

The Super Eagles winger was stretchered off at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday and he could miss the final of the European competition Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze faces a fitness race to be ready in time for the Uefa Europa League final after the club confirmed he has suffered muscle damage in his left leg. The 21-year-old was stretchered off in pain during Thursday's Europa League semi-final clash with Arsenal in North London as Unai Emery’s men held their hosts to a goalless draw. A 2-1 win from the first-leg helped Villarreal advance to the final and they will battle Manchester United for the European crown at the PGE Arena Gdansk on May 26.
Arteta Under Huge Pressure after Being Embarrassed by Unai Emery – Keown
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Arteta Under Huge Pressure after Being Embarrassed by Unai Emery – Keown

  Former Arsenal defender, Martin Keown, has warned Mikel Arteta that he is now under immense pressure, after they crashed out of the Europa League against Villarreal. The Gunners lost 2-1 and could only draw 0-0 with Unai Emery’s side at the Emirates on Thursday night. Although Arteta insists he is still the best man for the job, there are already speculations about his job. Arsenal sit in ninth place in the Premier League and are now staring at the prospect of a season without European football for the first time since 1995/1996. “The manager comes under enormous pressure, you start to look at the wisdom of a young manager coming in to take a job here. It’s a huge job, massive job at this football club. “You have to be a quick learner as a manager. I’m not sayi...
Europa League: Unai Emery Calls Aubameyang “killer” ahead of Semi-final Second leg
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Europa League: Unai Emery Calls Aubameyang “killer” ahead of Semi-final Second leg

Villarreal manager, Unai Emery, has said that his team is “expecting the best version” of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while describing the Arsenal captain as a “killer”. Emery’s men travel to the Emirates Stadium for the second leg of their semi-final tie against the Gunners on Thursday night, with a 2-1 aggregate lead. Aubameyang played the last few minutes of the game at El Madrigal but will be available for selection tomorrow. Emery, who worked with Aubameyang for a year-and-a-half at Arsenal before he was sacked in November 2019, is wary of the threat the Gabon international could pose to his side. “He’s a killer and always will be,” the Spaniard told a pre-match press conference. “He’s back now, and that means the alarms go off. He’s very hard to stop. “We work exp...
Europa League: Unai Emery Fumes Over Pepe Penalty, Warns Arsenal Ahead of Second leg
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Europa League: Unai Emery Fumes Over Pepe Penalty, Warns Arsenal Ahead of Second leg

  Villarreal manager, Unai Emery, has questioned the decision to award Arsenal a penalty in their 2-1 win in their Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday. The LaLiga side raced into a two-goal lead in the first leg, thanks to Manu Trigueros and Raul Albiol. However, Nicolas Pepe converted a second-half penalty with just over a quarter-hour left on the clock, after Buyako Saka was deemed to have been fouled by Trigueros inside the penalty area. “The penalty is not a penalty. We deserved this victory,” Emery told BT Sport. Emery added in his post-game press conference that the call was a “very important refereeing error and also, with VAR, you can see it.” He insisted that they will stick to their game plan for the second leg at the Emirates next week. “...
Pepe Provides Europa Lifeline For 10-man Arsenal
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Pepe Provides Europa Lifeline For 10-man Arsenal

Nicolas Pepe's penalty provided a Europa League lifeline for 10-man Arsenal as they were beaten 2-1 by Unai Emery's Villarreal in a dramatic semi-final first leg in Spain. Arsenal endured a dismal first half at Estadio de la Ceramica as poor defending allowed Manuel Trigueros to smash home from inside the box (5), before an unmarked Raul Albiol doubled Villarreal's lead from close range following a corner (29). Arsenal were second best to their former manager's side and their hopes of reaching the final appeared in even greater doubt when Dani Ceballos was shown a second yellow card for planting his studs on Villarreal's Dani Parejo early in the second half. But the Gunners were handed a scarcely-deserved route back into the tie when Bukayo Saka was tripped by Trigueros to win...
Arsenal Should Give Arteta More Time, Says Emery
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Arsenal Should Give Arteta More Time, Says Emery

Villarreal coach Unai Emery has urged former club Arsenal to show patience with current manager Mikel Arteta as he prepares to meet the Gunners in Thursday's Europa League semi-final first leg for the first time since being sacked in November 2019. Emery was fired less than one and a half seasons after taking the reins following 21 years under Arsene Wenger and he believes the club should show faith in Arteta despite poor domestic results. Arteta guided Arsenal to the FA Cup last season but they sit 10th in the Premier League standings and winning the Europa League looks like being their only chance to qualify for continental competition next season. "This is a process that needs a bit of time to execute a game plan. I am convinced we need to let managers work, we need to have...
Europa League: Samuel Chukwueze Talks Tough Ahead of Arsenal Semi-final
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Europa League: Samuel Chukwueze Talks Tough Ahead of Arsenal Semi-final

  Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze, has made it clear they are not afraid of Arsenal, ahead of Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg. The two sides will meet first in Spain, before the return leg at The Emirates next week. Speaking at an event for LiveScore, Chukwueze said: “When the time comes, it will be up to the manager and the tactics he chooses. “All I need to do is just enter the field using the skills I have practiced and give everything I have. “We are going to play our football as normal. We are not scared or anything, we are just going to play our football as a team.” When asked about Villareal manager, Unai Emery, Chukwueze added: “I enjoy playing under Unai Emery. He’s amazing, and so tactical in everything he does. “He can push you to ...
Europa League: Unai Emery Name-checks 11 Arsenal Players Ahead of Semi-final
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Europa League: Unai Emery Name-checks 11 Arsenal Players Ahead of Semi-final

  Villarreal manager, Unai Emery, has praised some of the players he worked with while at Arsenal. The Spaniard is preparing his side to face the Gunners in the Europa League semi-final. Emery spent 18 months at Arsenal, before being fired in November 2019 and replaced by Mikel Arteta. Having taken over at Villarreal last summer, Emery is bidding to take the club to their first major final at the expense of his former employees. He told UEFA: “Saka made his debut on 1 January [2019] against Fulham, which I remember we won 4-1. I think it kicked off at 12:30pm, and he played the last eight to 10 minutes and didn’t touch the ball. Now he’s establishing himself at a high level. “Many of the players I coached are still there. I have fond memories of them: Hector Bell...
Villarreal vs Arsenal: Mohamed Elneny Takes Swipe at Unai Emery
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Villarreal vs Arsenal: Mohamed Elneny Takes Swipe at Unai Emery

  Arsenal star, Mohamed Elneny, has taken a veiled swipe at the club’s former manager, Unai Emery, ahead of the Gunners’ UEFA Europa League semi-final tie with Villarreal on April 29. Elneny said he is now happy at Emirates under current Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, adding that Emery didn’t give him a chance to play. The midfielder made 17 appearances in all competitions during Emery’s regime at Emirates. The 28-year-old was loaned out to Besiktas last season but was offered an opportunity to resurrect his Arsenal career at the start of the current campaign under Arteta. “If you are good, you will play, if you are not good, you will be on the bench, or you will be out of the squad,” Elneny told Sky Sports. “This is what I love from Mikel Arteta because it is fa...
Arsenal, West Ham Battle for Samuel Chukwueze
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Arsenal, West Ham Battle for Samuel Chukwueze

  Arsenal are one of three Premier League clubs chasing Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze, according to Fichajes. Last year, the Super Eagles star was a potential target for Liverpool, but a deal never materialized. But the Gunners remain admirers of Chukwueze, who continues to impress in LaLiga under Unai Emery. Arsenal are looking for more options in attack this summer. Willian has failed to live up to expectations since joining as a free agent from Chelsea. There are also doubts over if Martin Odegaard will remain permanently after his loan from Real Madrid ends. Nicolas Pepe has also not delivered since he arrived in 2019. But if Chukwueze is the player Mikel Arteta want, Arsenal will not have a clear path at him. The report also adds that West Ham and E...
Arsenal vs Everton: Kanu Nwankwo Opens up on Alex Iwobi’s Exit From Gunners
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Arsenal vs Everton: Kanu Nwankwo Opens up on Alex Iwobi’s Exit From Gunners

Arsenal hero, Kanu Nwankwo, has opened up on Alex Iwobi’s exit from the Gunners. Arsenal sold Iwobi, who spent 15 years at Emirates, to Everton for around £30 million in 2019 during Unai Emery’s regime. But Kanu is now insisting that he was “surprised” Arsenal sold Iwobi to Everton, adding that Mikel Arteta’s side would be a “better team” if he was still at the North London club. “I was surprised they let Alex Iwobi go when they did,” Kanu told Ladbrokes ahead of Arsenal’s home Premier League clash with Everton on Friday. “He was supposed to be a part of this team, and I think they would be a better team with him in it. He’s Arsenal blood, and he’s always given his all for the team. “He plays at an international level. “I believe he’d be much more comfortable in this ...
Chukwueze Ends 17-Game La Liga Goal Drought With Brace In Villarreal Win
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Chukwueze Ends 17-Game La Liga Goal Drought With Brace In Villarreal Win

The 21-year-old returned to the scoresheet in style as Unai Emery's side bounced back to winning ways in the Spanish top-flight Samuel Chukwueze has ended his 17-game goal drought in La Liga with a brace in Villarreal's 5-1 hammering of Levante on Sunday. It was the first time the Nigeria international scored a goal since December 3, when he found the back of the net against Sivasspor in the Uefa Europa League and against Real Valladolid in a league match on November 2. Chukwueze stretched the visitors' lead at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia in the 63rd minute to make it 3-1 after Gerard Moreno's first-half strike and Postigo's own goal in the ninth minute. Nine minutes after his first goal of the night, Levante conceded another own goal through Ruben Vezo and Chukwueze w...
UEL: Unai Emery Reacts to Semi-finals Clash with Arsenal, Discloses how he’ll Beat Gunners
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UEL: Unai Emery Reacts to Semi-finals Clash with Arsenal, Discloses how he’ll Beat Gunners

Unai Emery has said that his history with Arsenal is ‘less important’ than the challenge of leading Villarreal to their first ever European competition final as both sides face each other in the Europa League semi-finals. The Spaniard also revealed how his team intends to beat Arsenal and progress to the final. Emery, a former Arsenal boss, will come up against his old side in the Europa League semi-finals as Villarreal secured a 3-1 aggregate win over Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday. Villarreal have made it to the semi-finals four times failing to progress any further on each of those occasions. Emery was the manager that replaced legendary Arsene Wenger in north London in 2018 and led them to the Europa League final in his first season in charge. He was, however, sacked just...
Arsenal Cruise into Europa League Semi-finals after 4-0 Win Against Slavia Prague
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Arsenal Cruise into Europa League Semi-finals after 4-0 Win Against Slavia Prague

A blistering first-half display saw Arsenal cruise past Slavia Prague 4-0 to progress to the Europa League semi-finals 5-1 on aggregate. The visitors arrived in the Czech capital knowing they had to score to have a chance of qualifying against a Slavia team who had not lost at the Eden Arena for 18 months, but they had an early 'goal' ruled out by the Video Assistant Referee for the tightest of offsides against Emile Smith Rowe. However, Mikel Arteta's side soon made up for that disappointment when Nicolas Pepe's neat, close-range finish gave them a deserved 18th-minute lead, which they soon doubled thanks to Alexandre Lacazette's penalty (21). Three minutes later Arsenal were in dreamland when Bukayo Saka's low drive from the edge of the box made it 3-0, with their captain La...
Mikel Arteta Reacts to Arsenal midfielder’s plea to leave Emirates
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Mikel Arteta Reacts to Arsenal midfielder’s plea to leave Emirates

  Mikel Arteta has responded to Lucas Torreira’s emotional public plea to leave the club. Arteta is calling on the midfielder to remain calm after the Arsenal midfielder requested to be sold this summer following the death of his mother. Torreira joined Arsenal in the summer of 2018 and made a positive impression under former manager, Unai Emery. The Uruguay international, however, found life much difficult during his second season at the club, after Emery put him in a more advanced role. He then featured prominently during the early weeks of Arteta’s reign but was hit by an ankle injury and he is now struggling to win his place back in the team upon his return to fitness. The midfielder was sent out on loan to Atletico Madrid following Arsenal’s decision to sign...
Elneny eyeing new contract at Arsenal after earning second chance under Arteta
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Elneny eyeing new contract at Arsenal after earning second chance under Arteta

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

  Villarreal boss, Unai Emery has described Super Eagles international, Samuel Chukwueze’s return to form as great news for the club. According to the former Arsenal boss “Chukwueze’s return is news for the future of the team in this final part of the season.” The Spaniards added that the team were “beginning to see the Chukwueze that most fans knew and that this year for some reasons we had not seen.” The Super Eagles attacker overcame a groin injury, which needed surgery after it compromised his performances over time. And despite the Yellow Marines’ defeat to Atletico Madrid at the weekend, the Nigerian forward was the most dangerous player on the pitch. Also speaking about the player, popular sports figure, Javier Mata of AS newspaper pointed out that Chukwue...
Liverpool interested in £71m rated Samuel Chukwueze
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Liverpool interested in £71m rated Samuel Chukwueze

Liverpool are reportedly one of the sides interested in Nigeria and Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze. Reports from Spanish tabloid La Razon claims Liverpool Boss, Jurgen Klopp could be keen on bringing the pacy winger to Anfield next summer. The 21-year-old has a £71m release clause in his contract on the four-year deal he signed last summer and it is understood that Villarreal could lower their asking price should they receive concrete offer for the player. Chukwueze has been on the steady rise since making his debut for the Yellow Submarine two seasons ago. He was the hero for Villarreal last weekend coming off the bench to win the penalty that earned Unai Emery’s side a point against Real Madrid.
Nketiah can help Arsenal move to the next level – Arteta
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Nketiah can help Arsenal move to the next level – Arteta

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

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka is emerging as a popular man in the dressing room. The 18-year-old has burst onto the first team picture this season under Unai Emery and then Mikel Arteta. Not only has he impressed as a winger and temporary full back, but he is fun in the dressing room as well. Saka posted a clip of himself on social media, where he is goofing around during training. And many of his teammates responded with snarky comments, highlighting their affection for him. David Luiz wrote: "I love this boy" with a red heart emoji. Gabrielle Martinelli commented: "What a player" and added the heart emoji.
Unai Emery Reveals Player he Wanted Arsenal to Sign Instead of Pepe
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Unai Emery Reveals Player he Wanted Arsenal to Sign Instead of Pepe

Former Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has revealed he wanted the club to sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace instead of Nicolas Pepe. Pepe became the Gunners’ record signing, when he completed a £72million move from Lille last summer. However, the Ivorian winger struggled to live up to that price tag in the early stages of the season. Pepe netted just one goal from the penalty spot in his first 12 Premier League appearances, with the last of those coming in Emery’s final game against Southampton. His form has, however, improved under Mikel Arteta and he has scored three times in the league since the Spaniard took charge. Emery says he was always worried the 24-year-old would take time to adapt. “We signed Pepe. He’s a good player but we didn’t k...
I hope Arteta can bring back Arsenal’s culture – Wenger
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I hope Arteta can bring back Arsenal’s culture – Wenger

The legendary former Gunners boss wants to see the man who currently occupies the hot seat restore the team's identity on the pitch Arsene Wenger has expressed his hope that Mikel Arteta can bring back Arsenal's unique "culture", which he hints has been missing since his departure. Wenger's 22-year reign at Emirates Stadium came to an end in the summer of 2018, with Unai Emery drafted in to succeed the Frenchman after a successful spell at Paris Saint-Germain. Unfortunately, Emery was unable to restore the glory days for the Gunners, who limped to a fifth-place Premier League finish last season while also suffering a painful Europa League final defeat at the hands of Chelsea.
Arteta Reveals What he Discovered at Arsenal after Replacing Unai Emery
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Arteta Reveals What he Discovered at Arsenal after Replacing Unai Emery

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said the energy was not right when he replaced Unai Emery at the club. Emery was fired following a seven-game winless streak. Arteta took over after Freddie Ljunberg was put in charge temporarily. His arrival from Manchester City has since brought an improvement in results at the Emirates. Speaking to Ian Wright, Arteta said: “Coming into the club in that moment wasn’t easy but you mention a key word which is ‘energy’ and I felt that the energy around the training ground and the stadium wasn’t right for this magnificent club. “I was here and was lucky to play here so everyone first of all has to feel in that way. “There was a lot of disconnection in many areas and I wanted to bring everyo...
‘Arsenal are more of a team under Arteta’ – Podolski positive about new era for Gunners
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‘Arsenal are more of a team under Arteta’ – Podolski positive about new era for Gunners

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

Erkut Sogut, the agent to Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, has insisted the player will not leave the club before his current contract expires in 2021. Ozil had been linked with DC United in the Major League Soccer (MLS), but his agent has said there is “no chance” he will leave the Premier League club. “He still has 15 months to go. Until then, he will stay at Arsenal, for sure. He will stay until the end of his contract. There’s no chance he’ll leave,” Sogut told iNews. Ozil struggled for playing time under Unai Emery at the beginning of the season, but new boss Mikel Arteta has made him a mainstay of the team. The German scored his first goal of the season recently in a 4-0 win over Newcastle.
Wenger Hits Back at Unai Emery Over Comments on Arsenal
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Wenger Hits Back at Unai Emery Over Comments on Arsenal

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has hit back at his successor at the Emirate Stadium, Unai Emery after the Spaniard claimed he inherited the club in decline. Emery took over from Wenger who spent 22 years at the club and left in 2018. Emery had gotten Wenger frustrated when he said that, “Arsenal was a club on a downward slope for two years before I arrived.” “We stopped this fall and even began to rebuild the club with the Europa League final and fifth place in the league…” he told France Football. The Spaniard, who was sacked after a miserable reign in November, offended Wenger by his comments. Wenger dismissed that assertion in response, pointing to their regular finishes in the Premier League top four, as well as their 2017 FA Cup triumph. The Frenchman said...
Arsenal, Worst Team in Premier League – Paul Merson
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Arsenal, Worst Team in Premier League – Paul Merson

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

Unai Emery has claimed he convinced Neymar to swap Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. Neymar became the costliest footballer in the world, after the Ligue 1 club activated his €222million release clause. Most fans and pundits believed at the time that the Brazilian was desperate to step out of Lionel Messi’s shadow at the Camp Nou. But Emery, speaking with France Football, says he spoke with Neymar and explained how he would build a team around him. “I always felt supported by President Nasser [Al-Khelaifi]. “For example, when we were on the verge of signing Neymar, it was up to me to personally explain to him that we were going to build the team around him. “The president and the board spoke about the contract. However, it is up to the coach to convince him a...
I Miss Guardiola – Arteta
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I Miss Guardiola – Arteta

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has admitted he misses Pep Guardiola. Arteta worked as Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City for three years, before he replaced Unai Emery at the Emirates in December. The Gunners are currently in 10th place in the Premier League, while City have fallen 22 points behind leaders Liverpool. Arteta, who is currently with the Arsenal squad in Dubai, says he is still in contact with Guardiola and was “privileged” to have learned from him as a manager. When asked by reporters whether he missed Guardiola, Arteta said: “Absolutely. I am a big friend of his and I admire him. I had a lot of joy working together and success. We spent a lot of time together and he is a friend. “I always talk with him. He is a really good friend of mine. I respect h...
Unai Emery Blast Arsenal Players For His Failure As Manager Of The Club
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Unai Emery Blast Arsenal Players For His Failure As Manager Of The Club

Unai Emery finally breaks silence since he was relived off his job as Arsenal football club manager last November, giving reasons why he was unable to succeed at Arsenal. The 48-year-old Spaniard Emery was appointed Manager at Arsenal in the summer of may 2018 signing a two-year deal and an option to extend his contract, replacing former Manager Arsene Wenger after his 22 years in charge of the club. Emery took charge of 78 games with the London side, getting 48 wins, 16 draws and 19 losses in total. He was sacked following a series of poor results and a winless run of seven games. The former Sevilla and Paris-Saint-German manager speaking to France Football, Emery discussed his time at Arsenal saying; “Arsenal was a club on a downward slope for two years before I...
Ozil’s near deadline exit from Arsenal
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Ozil’s near deadline exit from Arsenal

    Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil, almost left the club on transfer deadline day, the UK Mirror reports. The German had an offer from a Qatari club, but the deal fell through with the Gunners blocking his exit. Although Ozil was ready to consider leaving the Emirates, Arsenal felt the timing was too short. It is also understood that manager Mikel Arteta, was willing to let the 31-year-old go, especially as the suitor was going to foot his huge salary. But the timing of the proposed switch left the Gunners with little time to source any source of replacement. Ozil, who was frozen out under Unai Emery, has started every game under Arteta. The former Real Madrid man appears to be enjoying his football again, with Arteta allowing him to play in his favourite ...
Jurgen Klopp beat Guardiola, Valverde to rank No 1 Coach, Mourinho missing in Top 20
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Jurgen Klopp beat Guardiola, Valverde to rank No 1 Coach, Mourinho missing in Top 20

Jurgen Klopp beat Guardiola, Valverde to rank No 1 in the latest coach Ranking. The new ranking sees the former Barcelona coach been replaced by Klopp. The sacked Barcelona coach was ranked number one, with Liverpool boss in second position, but the new performance by the Reds Coach sees him to the top of the list.   Klopp has set new records in the Premier League, and he us about to break Arsenal Invisible records. Another movement in the ranking was Juventus boss Sarri who left Chelsea for Juventus move ahead of Man City coach Guardiola. Meanwhile Atletico Madrid Manager Simeone is ranked 11th. Former Arsenal manager, Unai Emery is among the top 20, despite been sacked by  Gunners for his woeful performance last year December. Ma...
Unai Emery Send Message to Neymar Jr
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Unai Emery Send Message to Neymar Jr

Former Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has urged Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar to seek for a transfer move back to the Spanish La Liga. Emery, who coached Neymar during his time at PSG, believes the Brazilian star has all the attributes to become the best player in the world. DAILY POST had reported that Neymar attempted to engineer a move back to the Camp Nou during the summer, just two years after his world-record €222million transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. However, a deal did not materialise despite Barca’s efforts. “He is 27 years old and has all the conditions to be the best player in the world,” Emery told Cadena SER. “In Spain I would like him to come back because the best players have to be in the best teams. “You hear a lot that he will return to Barcelon...
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang takes a swipe at Manchester United fans after Arsenal’s 2 – 0 win
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang takes a swipe at Manchester United fans after Arsenal’s 2 – 0 win

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has finally had the last laugh after Arsenal defeated Manchester United on New Year's Day. Arsenal thrashed Manchester United 2 - 0 on Wednesday, January 1, with goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos to hand Mikel Arteta his first win since replacing Unai Emery as head coach. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang takes a swipe at Manchester United fans after Arsenal Before the game, Aubameyang was filmed by a United supporter who taunted him, saying: You're getting no goals tomorrow innit,' the United fan @98DALLA told Aubameyang in a video posted to Twitter. 'No goals, no goals! Absolutely no chance. Phil Jones' pocket, how about that!' After the match, an Arsenal fan left a comment on Aubameyang's Instagram post saying: "Your work rate ...
Former Manchester United Coach Joins Arsenal
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Former Manchester United Coach Joins Arsenal

Former Manchester United assistant manager, Steve Round, has joined Mikel Arteta at Arsenal. He confirmed to Sky Sports that he will become Arteta’s new assistant head coach. Arteta was confirmed as the Gunners’ long-term replacement for Unai Emery, who was sacked last month.“Mikel called me in the week and asked me if I would join his staff and I jumped at the chance straight away,” Round told Sky Sports.“It’s a great opportunity at a magnificent football club and just having brief conversations with Mikel I think he’s going to be a really, really top manager.“It’s a bold decision because he’s young and it’s his first time, but having spoken to him he sounds to me like a really experienced guy already.“I had the privilege of coaching him as a player at Everton and he was an outstand...
Arsenal Extra Confident Of Making Mikel Arteta Appointment In Next 48 Hours
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Arsenal Extra Confident Of Making Mikel Arteta Appointment In Next 48 Hours

Arsenal are increasingly confident of appointing Mikel Arteta as their next manager this week after holding late-night talks with the Spaniard on Sunday, sources have told Metro.co.uk. Senior figures from the Gunners, including managing director Vinai Venkatesham and contract negotiator Huss Fahmy, were seen leaving Arteta’s Manchester residence early on Monday morning following City’s 3-0 win against the Gunners on Sunday afternoon. Metro.co.uk revealed on Saturday that City expected an approach from the Gunners following Sunday’s clash at the Emirates and the club had already given Arteta permission to speak to his former side about an exit from the Eithad. The meeting at Arteta’s house lasted around two-and-a-half-hours, where he was given promises about the club’s budget, ...
Photo Of Emery Reading News Of Arsenal 0 Vs 3 Man City
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Photo Of Emery Reading News Of Arsenal 0 Vs 3 Man City

Below is a picture of Emery reading news of Arsenal vs Man City. Recall that Unai Emery was fired due to poor results weeks ago and was replaced by interim manager Freddie Ljungberg. Although, Ljungberg is yet to get things running with the London club, with only one win in his last three games. The latest loss came from Manchester City as Gunners lost 3-0 at the Emirates on Sunday.
Arsenal Can Still ‘100 % Make Top Four’ – Caretaker Manager Freddie Ljungberg Says
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Arsenal Can Still ‘100 % Make Top Four’ – Caretaker Manager Freddie Ljungberg Says

On Sunday, Arsenal suffered another disheartening draw away at Norwich which would have even been a loss for Arsenal if VAR(video assistant referee) hadn't stepped in to re-award another penalty to Arsenal after the first one was caught by the keeper.   Two goals from Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescued a point for Arsenal at Carrow Road after Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell edged Norwich ahead twice and the result followed the dismissal of Unai Emery on Friday, with interim manager Ljungberg taking charge. Despite this being Arsenal's worst start to a league campaign since 1975, Ljungberg still believes Arsenal can make the top four.   Ljungberg said to reporters after the game: ‘100 per cent [Arsenal can still make the top four]. Teams d...
Apostle Suleman Reacts To Arsenal Sacking Unai Emery
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Apostle Suleman Reacts To Arsenal Sacking Unai Emery

Apostle Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries has reacted to the sack of Unai Emery as Arsenal manager. Unai Emery was sacked a few hours ago following the club’s 2-1 loss to Frankfurt at the Europa League. Freddie Ljumberg has now been appointed as interim manager. Reacting to the news, Apostle Suleman who expressed his love for football stated that Unai Emery almost gave people a ”heart attack”.
Arsenal Fans Stay At Home As Gunners Faced Frankfurt In Near-Empty Stadium
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Arsenal Fans Stay At Home As Gunners Faced Frankfurt In Near-Empty Stadium

Arsenal fans sent under-fire Unai Emery and the board a clear message this evening as thousands stayed away for 2-1 home loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. Emery claimed ahead of the game that all players and backroom staff support him amid a dire run of results, telling reporters: "I feel the club, everyone responsible in that area is backing me. Really I appreciate it a lot." However, the swathes of empty seats is another damning indictment on fans' unhappiness with Emery in charge, especially on a night where qualification for the Europa League knockout stages was on the line. The official 'tickets sold' figure was 49,419 but the number of those in seats inside the group could have been as low are half that figure. Screenshot_20191128232035 Arsenal have...
Unai Emery Sacked as Arsenal manager
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Unai Emery Sacked as Arsenal manager

Unai Emery has been sacked as Arsenal's manager after 18 months in charge. The Spaniard was hired as the replacement for long-term manager Arsene Wenger in the summer of 2018 but has overseen Arsenal's worst run of form since 1992 in recent months. They lost 2-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday evening in the Europa League and have not won in the Premier League since early October. Arsenal chiefs held a meeting on Friday morning to discuss his future following the loss and decided to can Emery. Before the Frankfurt game, Emery was expected to get the chance to lead Arsenal into the match against Norwich and turn around their form. But the defeat in the Europa League accelerated the process and they decided to end his contract early. Former Arsenal player Freddie Lj...
Arsenal: Nuno Espirito Santo Becomes Favorite To Replace Unai Emery
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Arsenal: Nuno Espirito Santo Becomes Favorite To Replace Unai Emery

Nuno Espirito Santo is the leading candidate to be Arsenal's next manager Unai Emery's future is under scrutiny after a poor start to the season His position is being considered on a game-by-game basis by the board Raul Sanllehi has a long-standing relationship with Nuno's agent Jorge Mendes. The future of Gunners boss Unai Emery is under scrutiny after the club's poor start to the season. The Spaniard's position is being considered on a game-by-game basis, and head of football Raul Sanllehi has a long-standing relationship with Nuno's agent Jorge Mendes. Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with a move across north London after leaving Tottenham. But Nuno has impressed the Arsenal hierarchy with the job he has done at Wolves. The 45-year-old Portuguese manager led W...
Arsenal Fans Are Happy As Club Line Up Former Captain To Replace Unai Emery
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Arsenal Fans Are Happy As Club Line Up Former Captain To Replace Unai Emery

According to the Times, Arsenal are eyeing former captain Mikel Arteta and ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri as potential replacements for Unai Emery former captain to replace Unai Emery. The Times report that the Gunners were keen on sticking with Unai Emery for the season but yesterday’s unflattering performance has shifted their position and the Spaniard may be on the chopping block. former captain to replace Unai Emery. It’s also added that any failures in upcoming matches against relegation candidates Norwich, as well as Brighton and London rivals West Ham will see the former Paris Saint-Germain boss relived of his duties at the Emirates. The north London outfit have failed to win any of their last five games in the Premier League. After an impressive early start t...
Arsenal Sticking With Emery But Warns Him That Results Must Improve
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Arsenal Sticking With Emery But Warns Him That Results Must Improve

Unai Emery has been offered public backing by the Arsenal hierarchy, but warned results must improve. Emery's position is under scrutiny after a run of just two wins from their last 10 Premier League games. However, Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham say they have no immediate plans to make a change of manager. "We firmly believe Unai is the right man for the job," they told Arsenal staff at a meeting. "We are as disappointed as everyone else with both our results and performances at this stage of the season. "We share the frustration with our fans, Unai, players and all our staff as they are not at the level we want or expect. Things need to improve to meet our objectives for the season. "We are all working intensively behind ...
Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang
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Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang

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

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has hinted that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be made captain on a permanent basis, if he decides to strip Granit Xhaka of the armband. Aubameyang stepped in to lead in his absence, and opened the scoring midway through the first half with his 50th goal for the club, before Raul Jimenez's header earned Wolves a point. The Gabon forward is already part of Emery's five-man leadership group - alongside Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Hector Bellerin – and when asked whether he may be the man to take the job full-time, Emery said: “[He] could do. “I think he can take that responsibility and today he did that,” Emery added. “He is one of the captains and I think he can take that responsibility, but we are going to analyse the match first and the...
Arsenal Held By Wolves At The Emirates
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Arsenal Held By Wolves At The Emirates

The Gunners were held 1-1 by Wolves at the Emirates following another awful display despite the best efforts of their stand-in captain up front Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deserves so much better than this. The Gabon international has carried Arsenal all season, but he can only do so much when he has a coach who consistently fails to get the best out of what is a talented squad. Unai Emery’s negative tactics have cost Arsenal dear several times since the start of the campaign and they did so once again on Saturday afternoon as his team drew 1-1 with Wolves at the Emirates. With Mesut Ozil deservedly back in the side following his impressive performance against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup in midweek, Emery had the ideal opportunity to send his team out with a positive mindset aga...
Arsenal To Offer Counseling To ‘Devastated’ Xhaka After Confrontation With Fans
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Arsenal To Offer Counseling To ‘Devastated’ Xhaka After Confrontation With Fans

Arsenal will offer counselling to captain Granit Xhaka after his angry confrontation with home fans during Sunday's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace. The Swiss midfielder was booed while he walked off the pitch, prompting him to cup his ear, walk past boss Unai Emery and storm down the tunnel. Emery said: "He is upset, devastated and very sad. "It is not only yesterday and today. He is feeling the supporters don't like him." The Gunners manager said he did not want to speak about whether Xhaka may lose the captaincy. "His behaviour was perfect in training [on Tuesday], with the group and with the club. He knows he was wrong. He feels it inside very deeply," said Emery. Emery said Xhaka should apologise to fans, but added: "I don't need his apology. Because I know he is...

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