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Arteta reflects on Southampton defeat 0

Posted on January 24, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta knew the importance of the FA Cup coming into this weekend with the competition serving as the Gunners’ best chance of winning silverware this season. In the end, though, they couldn’t quite get over the hill that was Southampton, and the reigning champions lost their crown to the Saints in the fourth round.

Arteta spoke with the media after the 1-0 defeat as Arsenal start to think about what their priorities are in a season where their only real chance fo winning a trophy now stems from the Europa League.

Ryan reflects on his Arsenal swich 0

Posted on January 23, 2021 by Harry Kettle

While Mathew Ryan isn’t going to be the number one goalkeeping option for Arsenal Football Club, we think it’s fair to suggest he’s a solid back-up option to Bernd Leno. Ryan has made the loan move over from fellow Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion until the end of the season, and during a recent interview with Arsenal.com, he spoke about what Gunners fans can expect when he eventually takes to the pitch.

“I’d say on the field it’s probably my reliability as a goalkeeper,” Ryan told Arsenal.com. “I feel like I’m quite consistent with my performances.

Arsenal sign Ryan and close in on Odegaard 0

Posted on January 22, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have completed and confirmed the signing of Brighton and Hove goalkeeper Matt Ryan on loan for the remaining part of the season.

The 28-year-old Australia international arrives to the Emirates to boost the competition for the spot between the posts, although, in all honesty, he doesn’t look very likely to pose a serious threat to Bernd Leno in that respect. He is more likely to compete, and probably beat, Alex Runarsson for the place on the bench, with the Icelander not very impressive for the Gunners since his arrival.

Arteta prepares for FA Cup meeting with Southampton 0

Posted on January 22, 2021 by Harry Kettle

It’s time to turn our attention back over to the FA Cup as Arsenal prepare for a scintillating fourth round tie against fellow Premier League side Southampton on the south coast. They will be battling it out for the right to move into the fifth round, aka the last 16, where they will meet the winner of tonight’s highly-anticipated Chorley vs Wolves game.

Before the 12.15pm kick off gets underway tomorrow, manager Mikel Arteta has spoken to the media about the game and the competition as a whole.

Arsenal confirm four fixture changes 0

Posted on January 21, 2021 by Harry Kettle

While we’d all like to get back to something resembling normality right now, it doesn’t appear as if that’s going to be the case anytime soon – at least not in the English Premier League. There are constant changes that teams and fans have to be made aware of on an almost daily basis, and Arsenal aren’t immune from that disruption.

As reported by Arsenal.com there are going to be even more changes in February as the Gunners, and all 19 other teams in the league, attempt to get through the campaign.

Arsenal approach Real Madrid for Martin Odegaard 0

Posted on January 20, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to a fresh report by Sky Sports, Arsenal have approached Real Madrid with an offer of a loan deal for Martin Odegaard.

The 22-year-old is an extremely gifted attacking midfielder, which perfectly suits what technical director Edu recently confirmed the club are on the lookout for. He spent last season on loan with Real Sociedad, and even though that deal was supposed to last two years, his excellent performances at the Anoeta Stadium, coupled with the financial issues Real are going through due to the ongoing pandemic, prompted an early recall.

Arsenal terminate Sokratis contract 0

Posted on January 20, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have terminated the contract of Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

“Working closely with Sokratis and his team, we have decided to cancel his contract by mutual consent. This gives Papa the freedom to negotiate a contract with a new club and return to action as soon as possible,” says an official statement on the club website.

Sokratis joined the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2018 for a reported fee of around £17.6 million. The Greek centre-back made a total of 69 appearances for the club, scoring six times, and helping the team reach the 2019 Europa League final and win the 2020 FA Cup.

Cedric Soares reflects on Arsenal’s win over Newcastle 0

Posted on January 20, 2021 by Harry Kettle

During Arsenal’s emphatic 3-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday Night Football, many fans were happy to see that Cedric Soares was given a chance to shine in the starting XI. Regardless of whether or not he becomes a regular fixture in the line-up, it was interesting to see Mikel Arteta take a different stance on how he approached the game – and especially how he approached the second half after going into half-time at 0-0.

During an interview with Arsenal.com, Soares spoke about the game and his own performance.

Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Buendia, Torreira 0

Posted on January 19, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

As David Ornstein repeatedly claims, Arsenal remain on the hunt for an attacking midfielder. Mesut Ozil has gone to Turkey where he will be playing for Fenerbahce after having his contract terminated, but manager Mikel Arteta obviously feels the team needs a player of similar qualities. If you remember, the pursuit of Houssem Aouar came to nothing towards the end of last summer’s transfer window, and although a number of reports since suggested that the interest would soon be reignited, there has been no further developments.

Arteta reacts to Arsenal’s thumping Newcastle victory 0

Posted on January 19, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal didn’t exactly seem to be at their lethal best in the first half of last night’s game against Newcastle United, but in the blink of an eye, they were able to turn the game on its head in the second half and run out 3-0 winners over the Magpies. It was the definition of a dominant display, and it was a win that took the Gunners back into the top half of the Premier League table.

After the game, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta spoke with the media about the result.



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