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Arteta talks about pre-season goals 0

Posted on July 21, 2021 by Harry Kettle

The fact that the club has had to pull out of the Florida Cup will certainly give weight to the idea that this pre-season is already not going Arsenal’s way – but instead of just accepting that, we feel as if it’s the duty of the club and the manager to give everything he’s got ahead of what will undoubtedly be his most challenging season yet.

During a recent interview with Arsenal.com, Arteta pinpointed where and how he wants this club to improve as the countdown to the new Premier League campaign continues.

The fine margins for Mikel Arteta 0

Posted on June 25, 2021 by Harry Kettle

We all know about how much scrutiny managers get in the modern age of the beautiful game, especially in the English Premier League. They aren’t given nearly as much time to deliver the goods as you would be given in other jobs or other leagues or perhaps even other sports. Still, even after all of the issues he’s been through, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta seems to have just about made his way through an incredibly turbulent campaign.

It was littered with disappointments but instead of dwelling on the past, the intention is to focus on the future – and rightly so.

Bellerin talks up Arteta impact 0

Posted on June 21, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Mikel Arteta has ‘completely changed’ Arsenal since he took charge of the team in December 2019, according to Hector Bellerin. However, the Spanish right-back doesn’t expect the fans or the pundits discussing the Gunners to see it, at least not straight away.

There can be no arguing the fact that the 2020 FA Cup and Community Shield triumphs came as a much-needed painkiller at the end of Arteta’s first season in the job. However, the inconsistencies which followed throughout 2020-21 and the failure to qualify for any European competition for next season have been as disappointing as those trophies were encouraging.

The waiting game 0

Posted on June 21, 2021 by Harry Kettle

While the Euros and Copa America are serving as the priority right now for football fans across the globe, it isn’t going to be too long before we get back to the status quo of transfer rumours and, perhaps, the Summer Olympics.

But instead of feeling a sense of dread about the transfer stories that are bound to circulate, we think this isn’t the time for panic. Arsenal fans are well aware of the issues that lie ahead of them in terms of trying to lure top players to the Emirates now that they don’t have European football to fall back on.

Arteta nominated for EPL Manager of the Month 0

Posted on May 26, 2021 by Harry Kettle

While the entire season as a whole will be viewed as a failure, Arsenal’s end to the Premier League season was pretty much perfect. In the month of May, they were able to win all five of their PL fixtures against Newcastle, West Brom, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Brighton – scoring 11 goals and conceding just two in the process.

Why the Gunners weren’t able to show that kind of resolve when it matters the most remains to be seen but as per Arsenal.com, Arteta may end up being rewarded anyway after it was announced he was in the running to win the PL Manager of the Month award for May. He’s up against Marcelo Bielsa of Leeds, David Moyes of West Ham and Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool, all of whom also enjoyed pretty strong ends to the campaign.

Arteta looks back on final day success 0

Posted on May 24, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were able to finish off the season with a nice win over Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday but in truth, it all felt a little bittersweet. From finishing eighth to missing out on European football, there are some serious questions that need to be answered by the club over the course of the next few months – and a few nice wins when the pressure is off just won’t be enough to shift that narrative.

After the game, manager Mikel Arteta took some time to reflect on the season when speaking to the media.

Arteta speaks to media before final day 0

Posted on May 22, 2021 by Harry Kettle

For the final time this season, Arsenal will lace up their boots and head into battle in the Premier League. We all know it’s been a pretty underwhelming season for the Gunners and while they could still finish anywhere between 7th and 10th, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out this campaign has been incredibly underwhelming for the fans.

Now, as we get closer to the final day game against Brighton & Hove Albion, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has spoken with the media for the last time before the summer.

Newcastle to test Arsenal resolve on Willock 0

Posted on May 21, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Newcastle United are still determined to try and sign Joe Willock from Arsenal on a permanent transfer this summer, despite Gunners boss Mikel Arteta insisting the 21-year-old, who joined the Magpies on loan at the very end of the winter transfer window, would return to North London for pre-season and be given a chance to fight for a place in the team for 2021-22.

Arteta reacts to Arsenal’s win over Crystal Palace 0

Posted on May 20, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal, somehow, have now won four Premier League games on the bounce after they were able to end Roy Hodgson’s run at Selhurst Park with a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace last night. They certainly made hard work of it and waited until injury time before they struck the key goals they needed, but a win is a win and it keeps the Gunners well and truly in the hunt for European football next season.

After the game, Mikel Arteta spoke with the media as the attention turns to the final game of the campaign.

Arteta looks ahead to Crystal Palace clash 0

Posted on May 19, 2021 by Harry Kettle

On a night that will serve as Roy Hodgson’s official send-off from Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace boss, Arsenal know they have a job to do. They need to do everything in their power to ensure this isn’t a favourable day at the office for Roy, because sometimes in this game, you need to be selfish.

Arsenal need to win both of their remaining fixtures to even stand a chance of qualifying for Europe next season, and when speaking to the media before kick-off, Mikel Arteta was clearly aware of that.

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