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Arsene Wenger is already eyeing his replacement as manager of Arsenal 0

Posted on January 07, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly eyeing up Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta as his replacement, with the former-Gunner impressing as a coach under Pep Guardiola for the league leaders. The move would likely see Wenger move into a role in the boardroom with his contract cut short.

Arsenal were held to a gripping 2-2 draw in their last Premier League game. The stalemate saw no end of goals, moments of magic and controversy, and it was a fantastic advert for the Premier League. The draw means that Arsenal are now sitting in sixth with 39 points, two short of Tottenham in fifth, and five behind Liverpool in the final Champions League spot.

Manchester United trail Laurent Koscielny 0

Posted on June 03, 2016 by David Nugent

According to French media outlet LeSport 10 and the Metro, Manchester United have been knocked-back in a bid to sign Arsenal and France centre-back Laurent Koscielny this summer.

The 30-year-old is current away on international duty with his country in preparation for Euro 2016 in his home land. The talk of a move would probably mystify him just as much as the rest of us.

Mourinho interested in defensive reinforcements

The Metro claims that United boss Jose Mourinho is looking to strengthen his defensive options and is willing to sell Dutch defender Daley Blind, if a reasonable offer is made for the former-Ajax star. The Portuguese boss is likely to make wholesale changes to his squad this summer.

Mikel Arteta admits being below-par for Arsenal in his final season 0

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has admitted being sub-standard in his last season at the Emirates Stadium as he bows out of the game. The Spaniard is set to retire from football at the age of 34, and made just nine Premier League appearances in 2015/16, all from the bench.

The last two seasons has seen Arteta struggling with injuries, and he’s admitted being well below the level required to play for Arsenal. “I thought for the last few months I wasn’t good enough to represent this club on the pitch. It has been a long time to be playing football and I didn’t want to cheat them. It is time. I want to leave it like this,” he said.

Arteta confirms he is set to hang up his boots 0

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has moved to confirm that he is almost certain to end his playing career this summer as his contract at the Emirates is due to expire.

The Spaniard made his final appearance for the Gunners as he came on as a second half substitute in the 4-0 triumph over Aston Villa that saw the Emirates outfit secure a second-place finish in the Premier League.

Arteta admits he was delighted to have been given a chance to say goodbye to the fans at the Emirates in what was most likely his last ever appearance as a professional football player.

Could Arsene Wenger introduce some fringe players for this weekend’s Aston Villa clash? 0

Posted on May 14, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal lock horns with already-relegated Aston Villa in their final Premier League clash this weekend, and while the Gunners could still have a top-two finish to fight for, manager Arsene Wenger might use the opportunity to name fringe players in the side who haven’t heavily featured on Sunday.

The likes of David Ospina, Calum Chambers, Mikel Arteta and Joel Campbell might be given minutes after being completely unused in the second-half of the season, and a select few of the fringe players may be given a farewell ahead of a summer exit.

Mikel Arteta set for Manchester City switch 0

Posted on May 14, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta is almost certain to join Manchester City when the current season comes to an end as Arsene Wenger moved to confirm that the veteran footballer will not be staying at the Emirates in any capacity.

The Arsenal captain will soon see his contract with the club come to an end and it appears that he will hang up his boots this summer and take up a coaching role.

According to reports, Mikel Arteta is expected to join Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff at Manchester City, becoming yet another Gunners to move to Etihad Stadium.

Arsenal set to sign Granit Xhaka 0

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Premier League giants Arsenal could soon be announcing the first signing of the summer transfer window as they are reportedly closing in on Borussia M’gladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.

Rheinische Post has suggested that an agreement is on the horizon after the Gunners submitted a £34 million offer for the Switzerland international, having previously had a £21.7m proposal rejected.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to wrap up the deal as soon as possible, with Xhaka set to join the Switzerland squad for the pre-Euro 2016 training camp.

Mikel Arteta could be set for move to Manchester City 0

Posted on May 06, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, veteran Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is set to move to Premier League rivals Manchester City this summer.

The 34-year-old’s contract at the Emirates Stadium this season and it now looks inevitable that he will leave the north London club at the expiration of his contract.

City have endured a disappointing campaign this season and a place in the Champions League is even in jeopardy. The Gunners face City this weekend, with Pellegrini’s side odds of 6/4 to claim a win over Arsene Wenger’s side.

Pep Guardiola wants him on his backroom staff

Arsenal’s veteran midfield trio bracing summer exits as no new deals on the horizon 0

Posted on May 05, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s ageing midfield trio look set to depart the Emirates Stadium this summer with their contracts up at the end of the season and no deals being table to extend their stay into 2016/17. Combative midfielder Mathieu Flamini, deep-lying player Mikel Arteta and industrious playmaker Tomas Rosicky are all out of contract next month, and have made 24 Premier League appearances between them this season.

With Jack Wilshere returning from injury to strengthen a central midfield that includes Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny, there’s no longer a place for Arsenal’s veterans. Arteta and Flamini have proven to be useful when the Londoners were suffering an injury crisis, but Rosicky has been out of action for the majority of the season.

Man City, Spurs showing interest in Mikel Arteta 0

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Premier League rivals Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are looking to prize Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta away from the Emirates at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mirror.

Before you start wondering why on earth would the title contenders want the 34-year-old in their midfield department, we should note that the two clubs want the Spaniard to take up a coaching role.

Namely, the veteran midfielder could decide to retire from football at the end of the current campaign, with his contract at Arsenal set to expire and the injury problems still very much present.

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