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Loyalty hard to come by – Ozil 0

Posted on October 21, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having been left out of the squad for both the Premier League and the Europa League this season, Mesut Ozil has broken his silence to address the Arsenal supporters.

The German attacking midfielder signed a new contract in 2018, set to keep him at the club until the summer of 2021 on £350,000 per week in wages, and he has hardly justified the faith he was shown since then. He had issues with Unai Emery who indicated on more than one occasion that Ozil didn’t fit his tactical ideas, and the troubles continued under Mikel Arteta. Upon his arrival, the former Manchester City assistant manager initially reinstated the 31-year-old’s role in the team, but it all changed after the long break in football caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Ozil hasn’t played a competitive game for Arsenal since, and the team has been looking very good without his help.

Xhaka discusses his progress & Partey signing 0

Posted on October 21, 2020 by Harry Kettle

After a mixed start to the new Premier League season, Arsenal will be getting back to their European roots tomorrow night as they prepare to take on Rapid Wien in their UEFA Europa League opener. Prior to that, however, spoke to midfielder Granit Xhaka about his progress across the last twelve months – as well as how he feels about the signing of Thomas Partey.

Xhaka has been on a rollercoaster ride during his stint at the Emirates but now, it finally seems as if he’s been able to turn a real corner in North London.

Holding injury, Mustafi set for Germany return 0

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having lost narrowly to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday, Arsenal are preparing for a trip to Vienna where they will take on Rapid in the opening round of this season’s Europa League campaign on Thursday. Meanwhile, let’s take around at some recent news reports concerning the club.

Holding injury

Rob Holding was pulled out of the starting line-up on Saturday due to an injury suffered in the warm-up process. The 24-year-old defender has had some serious issues during his career, and any sign of a problem is likely to cause worry for Mikel Arteta, especially given that he’s been on a fine run of form lately. He came close to leaving to join Newcastle United on loan during the summer transfer window, but the move eventually fell through.

Rapid Wien vs Arsenal – Preview 0

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Harry Kettle

The UEFA Europa League is back in our lives this week as the season prepares for a period of real chaos when it comes to just how many games are going to be played. Arsenal are once again going to be attempting to win this competition and break back into the UEFA Champions League, but at the same time, there are plenty of hungry clubs across the continent who are ready and willing to give them a run for their money.

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Gunners’ intriguing Thursday night clash against Rapid Wien.

Arteta to ‘respect the process’ with Thomas 0

Posted on October 19, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday, courtesy of a 23rd-minute goal by Raheem Sterling. Many were expecting to see Thomas Partey, Arsenal’s latest big-name signing, start against Pep Guardiola’s team, but the midfield powerhouse only came in off the bench for the final eight minutes of the Etihad contest, replacing Granit Xhaka, and managed to earn his first yellow card in England towards the very end.

The Europa League returns this week 0

Posted on October 19, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal have had a mixed start to their Premier League campaign and while that does deserve a lot of attention, the focus will be shifting in the next few days as the Gunners prepare for the return of the UEFA Europa League. This is a competition they’ve come painfully close to winning in the last few years and while many fans wanted to see them avoid competing in it this time around, they will indeed be entering into it once again.

Arteta reflects on Manchester City defeat 0

Posted on October 18, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were unable to complete their mission objective last night as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City at the Emirates. In many ways City were there for the taking but for whatever reason, the Gunners just couldn’t get going until late in the game and paid the price for that.

After the full time whistle blew Arteta, who was criticised for not putting Thomas Partey on earlier than he did, spoke to the media as Arsenal prepare to try and regroup before a difficult run of three Europa League games and three PL games against Manchester United, Leicester and Aston Villa.

Manchester City vs Arsenal – Preview 0

Posted on October 17, 2020 by Harry Kettle

The international break is officially over and in its place, we have the return of the Premier League and domestic football across the world. Arsenal have enjoyed a decent enough start to the season but they’ll face yet another big challenge later today when they make the trip up to Manchester to take on Manchester City at the Etihad.

It’s bound to be one of the hardest games of the campaign regardless of how City have played lately, and Mikel Arteta will be incredibly eager to get one over on his former mentor Pep Guardiola.

Arteta looks ahead to Manchester City clash 0

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Domestic football is back in our lives this weekend and that includes the Premier League. Arsenal will face an incredibly tough test in the form of Manchester City, and yet while they may be the underdogs, many believe they do actually stand a chance.

Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has taken the time to speak with the media ahead of the clash, and while a large focus was on the game, the dreaded Project Big Picture also came to the forefront of the conversation – as you’d expect.

Juventus to enter Aouar race? 0

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal were extremely keen on signing Houssem Aouar from Olympique Lyon before the international transfer window slammed shut early this month, by all accounts, including a few hints from the player himself. In the end nothing happened on that front, and with all we’ve seen and read, it seems very likely that Arsenal simply couldn’t afford to present Lyon with an acceptable offer after being obliged to trigger the release clause of Thomas Partey. They had to choose, and Partey was probably seen as the greater of the two needs at this particular moment.

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