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Willian keen on Chelsea return 0

Posted on May 25, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Willian joined Arsenal from Chelsea as a free agent last summer. The Blues reportedly worked very hard to extend his contract but refused to offer him a three-year deal, complying with their well-documented policy of being extra careful with long-term contracts for players over 30.

The addition of Willian to Mikel Arteta’s ranks for free seemed like a shrewd move at the time – a proven player of vast Premier League, Champions League and international experience, one off whom younger attackers could potentially pick up a few tricks, but who could also give direct, notable contribution on the pitch. However, things have turned out quite differently, and according to Sky Sports, the 32-year-old winger is being placed back on the market and keen to return to Stamford Bridge only a year after leaving it.

Willian and David Luiz to leave Arsenal 0

Posted on May 17, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

A few days ago, reports broke claiming David Luiz and Arsenal have agreed to part ways this summer, and according to Fabrizio Romano, Willian is likely to be on his way out as well.

Luiz’s contract is about to expire and the club haven’t offered him a new one, and as revealed by The Athletic’s David Ornstein, the Brazilian defender has made it clear he wouldn’t accept it even if they did.

Summer sales expected to fund incoming transfers 0

Posted on April 27, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal remain in the dark as to the size of the funds to be made available for incoming transfers this summer, and much of it is expected to depend on whether the Gunners manage to secure Champions League football for next season. The chances of that task being accomplished through Premier League placement are practically non-existent, even if the possibility isn’t yet mathematically ruled out. At this point, the likeliest route towards UEFA’s elite club competition is through winning the Europa League, where Arsenal will be facing Villarreal in Spain in the semifinals, which will see the first leg being played this Thursday.

Arteta provides update on Tierney and Luiz 0

Posted on April 05, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Two of the biggest topics of conversation outside of the actual loss to Liverpool were the injuries sustained to David Luiz and Kieran Tierney. We’ve since come to learn that Luiz has undergone a small procedure, of which we’ll provide an update below, but there are still plenty of question marks about what the future looks like for the pair heading into the next few weeks and potentially even months.

During an interview with Arsenal.com, Mikel Arteta went into more detail on the situation as it stands.

A quick look at the Liverpool defeat 0

Posted on April 05, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Liverpool are still the reigning Premier League champions, and by no means are they an easy opponent at any given moment despite having their first three centre-backs ruled out for the season, together with their captain. There is much quality in that team even so, and getting outplayed by them is no tragedy. Nonetheless, the overwhelming feeling after the 0-3 defeat at the Emirates on Saturday is disappointment.

David Luiz to be offered Arsenal contract extension 0

Posted on February 15, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to offer a new contract to David Luiz, according to Miguel Delaney of the Independent.

The Brazilian already signed a one-year extension last summer, having arrived on an initial one-year deal from Chelsea for around £8 million in 2019. He has so far worn the Arsenal shirt on 63 occasions in all competitions, scoring three times. This term, the defender started 12 Premier League games and came on off the bench twice more. He even wore the captain’s armband in the win over Leicester City in the third round of the Carabao Cup back in September.

Team news ahead of Leeds clash 0

Posted on February 11, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have had a number of players absent from the last couple of fixtures, and here’s the official verdict when it comes to some of them being involved when the Gunners face Leeds United on Sunday.

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno was sent off for a, for a lack of a better word, foolish moment when he handled the ball outside the penalty area in the 2-1 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers on February 2nd. He has now served his one-match suspension – the 1-0 defeat away to Aston Villa on Saturday last, which means he is available for Sunday.

Arteta hopes Luiz red card is overturned 0

Posted on February 04, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is hopeful that the red card received by David Luiz against Wolverhampton Wanderers will be overturned.

The Gunners were in a 0-1 lead at the Molineux, courtesy of a great goal by Nicolas Pepe in the 32nd minute, when Luiz was was judged in the final seconds of the first half to have committed a last-man foul on Wolves striker Willian Jose in the box. Referee Craig Pawson gave the penalty and sent the Brazilian to the dressing room directly, and his decision was upheld by John Moss in the VAR room. The misery soon got worse as Joao Moutinho scored another one for the home team four minutes after the break, and then turned to a complete disaster when Bernd Leno also received a red card for a rash trip out of the box and touching the ball with his hand there.

Martinelli, Ryan and Odegaard make Europa League squad 0

Posted on February 03, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s 25-man list for the knockout stages of the Europa League has been revealed, and as expected, there were a couple of changes compared to the one submitted for the group phase back in October.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Mesut Ozil missed out back then, and they both left the club in January. That may not be too relevant, but the departures of Sead Kolasinac and Shkodran Mustafi, who were both on that list, certainly are as they opened up two spots for foreign players to be added. Those spots have now been filled by goalkeeper Mat Ryan and attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard, both of whom arrived last month on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion and Real Madrid, respectively.

Mentality is the key – David Luiz 0

Posted on January 29, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Not too long ago, Arsenal were very close to the relegation zone. The performances were bad at all levels, both as a team and individually. Nothing seemed to work.

But after the defeat to Everton at Goodison Park in mid-December and the Carabao Cup exit to Manchester City shortly afterwards, Arsenal have won five Premier League games on the trot, doubling their points tally in the process. They now have 30, enough for the ninth place for the time being.

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