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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, Arsenal.com 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.

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.

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.

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.

Arteta hopeful of Tierney being available to play against Manchester City 0

Posted on October 15, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hopes he will be able to count on Kieran Tierney for the Manchester City showdown this weekend. The boss is set to lead the team against his former employers on Saturday in a game which will be a part of the fifth round of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.

While on international duty with Scotland, Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong tested positive for Covid-19. Tierney, along with Celtic midfielder Cyrus Christie and two members of Scotland’s backroom staff, have been identified as the ones to have had close contact with Armstrong the most, and have therefore been requested to undergo a 14-day self-isolation by the Lothian Health Protection Team.

Gabriel is Arsenal’s September Player of the Month 0

Posted on October 15, 2020 by Harry Kettle

It’s been a positive start to the new season for Arsenal and while they’ve still got a lot of work to do before being dubbed a successful top four contender again, the early signs are good. As reported by Arsenal.com, there is one new signing from the summer transfer window above all others who helped to make September a success – and that man is Gabriel Magalhaes.

The one thing that Arsenal needed heading into the new campaign was some stability at the back and Gabriel seems to have introduced that into this side. Sure, he needs to do it for longer than just a few games in order to be taken seriously at this level, but he’s definitely managed to get off to a positive start.

Wenger did not want Robin van Persie back at Arsenal 0

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

The move of Robin van Persie from Arsenal to Manchester United in 2012 caused a lot of pain an anger among the Gunners’ supporters. Arsene Wenger reveals in his new book “My Life in Red and White”, that a lot of the blame was laid at his door.

Partey discusses Arsenal move in first interview 0

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans are eagerly awaiting the return of Premier League football this weekend, but before then, there’s also been some real joy on display around the Emirates as Thomas Partey arrives in North London. The midfielder is expected to introduce some real intrigue and fascination into proceedings and while he may not be the only one that can make a difference within the club this season, he’s certainly going to be a leading force.

Prior to Arsenal’s tough game against Manchester City on Saturday, Partey has given his own thoughts on the move and what the future holds for him in English football.



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