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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.

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 to face Southampton or Shrewsbury in FA Cup fourth round 0

Posted on January 12, 2021 by Harry Kettle

As soon as Arsenal were able to dispatch of Newcastle United in the third round of the FA Cup, fans were already adjusting to the news that the draw for the fourth round – as well as the fifth round – had been made. The Gunners would’ve been hoping for a set of pretty easy draws to get them through to the quarter-final stage as they continue to try and defend their FA Cup title, but we’re not so sure that’s what they wound up with.

Arteta reacts to comfortable win over Newcastle 0

Posted on January 10, 2021 by Harry Kettle

The painful run that Arsenal Football Club were on just a few weeks ago now feels like a distant memory after the Gunners made it four wins in a row last night with a nice win over Newcastle United in the FA Cup. While this victory alone doesn’t get manager Mikel Arteta out of the woods just yet, it continues to build some confidence and momentum within the squad – and that can’t be a bad thing.

After the win, Arteta spoke with the media as the attention now turns to two winnable league games against Crystal Palace and, ironically, Newcastle again next week.

Arteta looks ahead to FA Cup clash against Newcastle 0

Posted on January 09, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s defence of their FA Cup crown will begin tonight as they prepare to host Newcastle United in a third round clash at the Emirates. The Gunners will be coming into the game as the favourites but as we’ve all come to learn about this team, that doesn’t mean a single thing until they actually go out there and play.

Mikel Arteta is probably feeling pretty good about himself after guiding Arsenal to three straight victories, and as he attempts to try and make it four, the Spaniard has taken the time to speak with the media about this tie.

Arsenal vs Newcastle – Preview 0

Posted on January 08, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Another weekend, another set of fixtures – but this time, the focus will be on the FA Cup as opposed to the Premier League with Arsenal attempting to defend their trophy once again. Mikel Arteta’s men have been through their fair share of ups and downs so far this season, and that trend is probably going to continue as we venture through these strange times.

This game offers up a great chance for the Gunners to build on their three-game winning streak, and given the team they’re facing, they should fancy their chances.

The importance of defending the FA Cup 0

Posted on January 06, 2021 by Harry Kettle

If Manchester City are considered to be the kings of the Carabao Cup, then the same has to be said for Arsenal with regards to the FA Cup. Even with the club supposedly being in their worst state for years under Mikel Arteta, the Spaniard still has two pieces of silverware to his name at the Emirates – the Community Shield and last season’s FA Cup.

The ‘magic’ of the cup is something that has served as a topic of great discussion over the last few years with many believing it isn’t quite as important as it once was. Even if that’s the case, winning the whole thing should still be viewed as an accomplishment that is worth celebrating.

Arteta reflects on Arsenal capturing FA Cup 0

Posted on August 03, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Many felt as if it was incredibly unlikely, but when it mattered the most, Arsenal Football Club stepped up to the plate and got the job done as they captured the FA Cup once again on Saturday evening. They were able to come from behind to beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 in the final at Wembley, cementing their place in next season’s UEFA Europa League in the process.

After the game, Gunners manager Mikel Arteta took the time to reflect on the victory when speaking with the media in his post-match press conference.

Arteta looks ahead to Heads Up FA Cup final 0

Posted on July 31, 2020 by Harry Kettle

After one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory, Arsenal fans are ready to put their heart and soul into backing the club one more time during this campaign as they prepare for the 2020 Heads Up FA Cup final on Saturday. The Gunners will go head to head with London rivals Chelsea, and if Arsenal win, they’ll book their place in next season’s UEFA Europa League competition.

Prior to the game taking place at Wembley, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta spoke with the media as the countdown to kickoff continues.

Arteta reflects on huge win over Manchester City 0

Posted on July 19, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Nobody thought they could do it, but when it mattered the most, Arsenal pulled a rabbit out of the hat and beat Manchester City to progress into the final of the FA Cup. After this monumental win, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta spoke to the media as the club looks ahead to another trip to Wembley.

On trusting the process:
Yes, we are really happy for what happened in the last four or five days, to beat probably the best two teams in Europe is not an easy thing to do. A lot of credit goes to the players for what they are doing and the performances and the level of fight and decision-making they are showing on the pitch.

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