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Arsenal vs Benfica – Preview 0

Posted on February 24, 2021 by Harry Kettle

After the first leg ended in a 1-1 stalemate, Arsenal are set to go to war with Benfica once again in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League tie this week. The Gunners know that things are on a knife-edge after they were unable to fully get the upperhand on their Portuguese opponents last week, but they should also know they’ve more than got enough in their locker to progress into the Round of 16.

Today, we’re going to give our thoughts on the contest and where we see Arsenal going from here in the competition.

PSG to revive Bellerin interest? 0

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Paris Saint-Germain are set to revive interest in Hector Bellerin this summer, according to CBS Sports, and the Spaniard is apparently willing to consider leaving the Emirates, despite being contracted to Arsenal until the summer of 2023.

Arsenal are said to have rejected an offer worth up to $35 million (just under £25m) from the Ligue 1 champions last summer, valuing Bellerin’s services at $50m (£35m) at least. This term, the 25-year-old has played 22 times in the Premier League, scoring once and assisting three times.

Guardiola speaks about Arsenal and Arteta 0

Posted on February 19, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal will welcome Manchester City to the Emirates on Sunday evening, and it will be a chance for Mikel Arteta to catch up with some of his former colleagues, from the time he spent as an assistant manager at the Etihad.

Arteta joined City’s coaching staff in 2016, having been regarded very highly by Pep Guardiola who reportedly always believed the man he met as a boy at the Barcelona academy would one day become an excellent coach. He was one of the names considered to replace Arsene Wenger in 2018, but the club went for Unai Emery instead. They obviously believed that the former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain would do a better job given his experience, whereas Arteta had none as a head coach. However, the decision was reversed less than 18 months later, and Arteta left City to take over at Arsenal.

The pros and cons of Mikel Arteta 0

Posted on February 13, 2021 by Harry Kettle

The loss that Arsenal suffered at the hands of Aston Villa this past weekend seemed to once again put Mikel Arteta’s position as manager into sharp focus. With the Gunners’ top four hopes being in tatters and their top six ambitions also looking a bit suspect, there’s a growing opinion that Arteta isn’t the right man for the job.

Today, we’re going to try and walk through that theory with some analysis of our own.

Venue for first leg of Benfica vs Arsenal confirmed 0

Posted on February 10, 2021 by Harry Kettle

The COVID-19 pandemic has already caused substantial damage and disruption within the lives of billions all across the world, and that trend looks set to continue for many months to come. The same can be said for football, and as we approach the return of European competitions, things are about to shaken up once again.

Arsenal are scheduled to go toe to toe with Benfica in the UEFA Europa League’s Round of 32, but due to restrictions in place all over the continent, playing games in the set venues is going to be difficult. Therefore, as confirmed by Arsenal.com, the venue for the first leg has been officially moved.

Saliba happy playing for Nice 0

Posted on February 09, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

William Saliba appears to have lashed out at Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta for not giving him a chance.

The young defender arrived to the club for £27m in 2019. The team was in a crisis regarding the centre-back department at the time, and his arrival was seen as a significant promise for the future. He was sent back to Saint-Etienne on a season-long loan with the hope being he would have gained valuable first-team experience before coming back to the Emirates in 2020. However, the season in France was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Arteta later judged him not to have matured sufficiently to wear the Arsenal shirt yet.

Zidane should understand Odegaard’s decision 0

Posted on February 05, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has publicly criticized Martin Odegaard over his decision to leave his team and join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season.

“He wanted to leave, we have spoken about it two or three times,” the Frenchman said, as relayed by Marca.

“He is a player who wants to play. Martin wanted to leave, he wanted to get minutes and chances elsewhere. The player demanded it. I told him to stay and fight, but it wasn’t to be.”

Aston Villa vs Arsenal – Preview 0

Posted on February 05, 2021 by Harry Kettle

The action keeps coming thick and fast in this relentless Premier League campaign with the trend of stacked games continuing on through the weekend. Arsenal will be getting back to business when they make the trip up to the Midlands to take on Aston Villa. Both sides have had their fair share of ups and downs so far this season but both possess very realistic top six ambitions, and a win here could bolster their chances quite substantially.

For the Gunners especially, though, a defeat could set them back in a big way.

Wolves vs Arsenal – Preview 0

Posted on February 01, 2021 by Harry Kettle

The games keep on coming through thick and fast in the Premier League this season and with European football also being set to return this month, you can bet things are just going to get busier and busier as the weeks go on. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at Arsenal’s next league fixture as they make the trip up to the Black Country to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers.

If the Gunners can pick up all three points, they’ll be right back in the hunt for a place in the top six.

Arteta looks ahead to Manchester United clash 0

Posted on January 29, 2021 by Harry Kettle

After their win over Southampton, Arsenal are gearing up for a huge game this weekend as they prepare to lock horns with Manchester United. It’s a rivalry that will go on for many years to come and has been viewed as one of the biggest of the Premier League era, all the way back to the Ferguson vs Wenger days.

On Saturday, Mikel Arteta will attempt to keep the spark alive for the Gunners, as he spoke about during his pre-match press conference before the big game.



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