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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.

Arteta looks ahead to Manchester City clash 0

Posted on July 18, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is well aware of the task that lies ahead of him as the Gunners prepare to face Manchester City in their FA Cup semi-final this evening. Prior to kick-off, Arteta spoke with the media and gave his thoughts on the game.

On whether he can target Manchester City’s weaknesses:
That’s what we will try to do as much as possible. Like any other team, they have some weaknesses as you mentioned and as well, it’s about stopping their strengths, which they have a lot of. This is part of any game plan, it’s not about City or any other opponent that we’re facing, and tomorrow we will do exactly the same.

Arsenal vs Manchester City – Preview 0

Posted on July 17, 2020 by Harry Kettle

It’s been a long old season for Arsenal Football Club, but on Saturday night, they will face arguably their toughest and most important test to date when they square off with Manchester City at Wembley. The two giants of English football will be competing for a place in the final of the FA Cup, which is a competition both sides have been able to thrive in over the course of the last decade or so.

You never really know what is going to happen in a game of this magnitude, but today, we’re going to try and put forward our own prediction as the Gunners lock horns with one of the most dominant sides in world football.

Arsenal set to face Manchester City in FA Cup semi-final 0

Posted on June 30, 2020 by Harry Kettle

While the FA Cup may not be viewed as a competition that has all too much of a spark left these days, we still think there’s something to be said for just how much the fans enjoy watching the drama unfold. This past weekend, we saw four fascinating quarter-final matches take place as Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United all booked their place in the final four.

Arsenal support Heads Up FA Cup campaign 0

Posted on June 12, 2020 by Harry Kettle

As reported on Arsenal.com, Arsenal Football Club has thrown their support behind the renaming of the 2020 FA Cup final to the 2020 Heads Up FA Cup final in order to raise awareness of mental health.

The project, largely done in association with Prince William, aims to open up the conversation behind mental health and just how many people struggle with it both around the world and in the United Kingdom on a day to day basis. Below you’ll find a series of quotes that further explain the process.

Arteta reflects on Portsmouth FA Cup win – part 2 0

Posted on March 03, 2020 by Harry Kettle

On Sokratis at right back:
He moans a little bit because it is not his position! But for certain games, he is very helpful and he always has the right attitude and he has the qualities to play there in essential moments when we need him.

On giving Sokratis a lot of instructions from the side:
Yes, sometimes you need to interpret that when we have the ball it is a little bit different for him to use the spaces like he should do in relation to what the opponents are doing, but in general I think he is doing really well.

Arteta reflects on Portsmouth FA Cup win – part 1 0

Posted on March 03, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal are the first team to progress into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after a comfortable 2-0 win over Portsmouth last night. Goals from Sokratis and Nketiah ensured that the Gunners were able to bounce back from their disappointing Europa League exit, and after the game, manager Mikel Arteta spoke to the media about the importance of the win.

On the performance:
To come here, to this stadium, with seven under-23 players, and to dominate completely is a little bit unrealistic but we went through that moment [at the start] and after that we started to take the ball and play in the opposition half and dominate the situation much better. We scored the goals and should have scored more.

Arteta looks ahead to Portsmouth FA Cup tie – part 2 0

Posted on March 02, 2020 by Harry Kettle

On Bukayo Saka and if he thinks he might get an England call-up:
I don’t know. He deserves a lot of credit for the way he is playing, because he is playing with a lot of courage as well. You could see the other night that in difficult moments he wanted to make an impact and he wanted to make risky decisions to try to generate goals. And that’s been him. He’s been very consistent with his performance, which at that age normally is not a common thing, but yes, I’m really pleased with him.

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