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Arteta satisfied with Aston Villa win 0

Posted on March 22, 2022 by Harry Kettle

In front of a lively Villa Park crowd on a sunny Saturday, Arsenal went old school by grinding out a nice 1-0 win over Aston Villa to keep their top four hopes going strong. The Gunners knew they’d be coming up against stiff opposition and while the hosts did have their moments, Arsenal were largely in control throughout.

It’s no secret that these are exactly the kind of games the club needs to be winning and with the final eight-game stretch on the horizon, manager Mikel Arteta seemed to be feeling confident when speaking with the media after the victory.

“That’s football” – Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard responds to Saka physicality complaints 0

Posted on March 21, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal returned from their trip to Villa Park on Saturday victorious, with Bukayo Saka netting the only goal on the half-hour mark. The 20-year-old winger was unsurprisingly good, quite apart from the goal, continuously testing the home side’s defence throughout until he made way for Nicolas Pepe in a like-for-like substitution in the 69th minute.

Speaking after the game, Saka complained about needing more protection from the officials when taking players on. He drew a number of fouls from the opposition, including a bookable offence from Tyrone Mings just three minutes after scoring, for which a number of Arsenal players wanted the Villa defender to be sent off.

Gunners set two strikers and midfielder as summer priority 0

Posted on March 09, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Like any other club serious about being competitive at top level, Arsenal are already preparing for the summer transfer window and drafting potential targets according to the assessments of what the squad needs to become stronger. According to the Evening Standard, the Gunners have set signing two strikers and a midfielder as their top priority, with a left-sided centre-back and a right back slightly lower on the wish list.

Aubameyang, Chambers leave Arsenal 1

Posted on February 01, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have done some outgoing business in the last few days of the January transfer window, with Calum Chambers joining Aston Villa, and Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang making his way to Barcelona.

The situation has been pretty straightforward for a long time when it comes to Chambers. A fine defender on his day, his time at the club was heavily strewn with ups and downs, with the fluctuations mostly caused by injury issues. He was never able to nail down a starting spot, despite spending a total of seven and a half years on the books of the club.

Arteta heaps praise on Arsenal after Aston Villa triumph 0

Posted on October 25, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Friday Night Football was back in our lives last week and in a nice “retribution” win following their defeat to Brentford back at the start of the season, Arsenal were able to shine under the lights in victory of Aston Villa. It was the kind of win that highlights what this side is capable of when they play to their full potential and while their inconsistency can be annoying, games like this always help smooth things over.

Mikel Arteta spoke with the media after the 3-1 success to discuss the win and where the club goes from here.

Arteta gears up for Aston Villa showdown 0

Posted on October 22, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Friday Night Football is back in our lives this week with Arsenal preparing to host Aston Villa at the Emirates. Their Premier League season has been a bit touch and go up to this point but if they can make a statement against Villa, it’ll extend their unbeaten run to six.

Prior to kick-off, manager Mikel Arteta spoke to the media about what we can expect to see from the Gunners in a fixture that could give us a good insight into the rest of the campaign.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa – Preview 0

Posted on October 21, 2021 by Harry Kettle

We’re back with another edition of Premier League football on Friday night as we prepare to kickstart the latest weekend of action in England’s top flight. There’s a whole lot to get excited about when it comes to this set of fixtures but today, we’re going to pay particularly close attention to Arsenal vs Aston Villa at the Emirates – obviously.

It’s a big game for both sides but for the Gunners especially, they’ll want to erase the memory of their Friday Night Football embarrassment at the hands of Brentford to start the season.

Friday Night Statement? 0

Posted on October 20, 2021 by Harry Kettle

On the opening night of the new Premier League campaign, Arsenal were outright embarrassed in a humbling 2-0 defeat to Brentford on Friday Night Football. It was the kind of defeat that proved just how far the Gunners had fallen and while things have somewhat improved since their tough start, this Friday offers up an important chance for the club to right this wrong.

They’ll host Aston Villa at the Emirates and while we wouldn’t outright say it’s a “must win”, it’s definitely the kind of fixture that could raise a few eyebrows amongst the fanbase if Arsenal can’t get all three points under their belt.

Smith Rowe close to signing new Arsenal contract 0

Posted on July 16, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Emile Smith Rowe is very close to signing a new contract with Arsenal, according to the Evening Standard.

The Gunners are obviously busy in the transfer market these days, with one signing completed recently and a few more said to be in the pipeline. Left-back Nuno Tavares has arrived from Benfica and could feature on Saturday when Arsenal take on Rangers at the Ibrox. Midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga is set to follow from Anderlecht, while there’s reportedly still a lot of work to do regarding Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White. Arsenal have been credited with interest in Euro winner Manuel Locatelli of Sassuolo, but they face competition from Juventus and the Italy international is believed to prefer a move to Turin.

Arteta rules out Smith Rowe departure, less firm on Willock 0

Posted on July 14, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal were beaten 2-1 by Scottish side Hibernian in the opening match of the 2021 pre-season at the Easter Road in Edinburgh. Naturally, nothing can be deduced about the way the team will be set up next season so early in the summer, and the hope is merely that manager Mikel Arteta and his staff have taken away their own conclusions from the match to help them choose the right paths going forward.

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