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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.

Arteta reacts to Arsenal’s thumping Newcastle victory 0

Posted on January 19, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal didn’t exactly seem to be at their lethal best in the first half of last night’s game against Newcastle United, but in the blink of an eye, they were able to turn the game on its head in the second half and run out 3-0 winners over the Magpies. It was the definition of a dominant display, and it was a win that took the Gunners back into the top half of the Premier League table.

After the game, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta spoke with the media about the result.

Arteta reacts to disappointing Crystal Palace draw 0

Posted on January 15, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Even after a nice string of victories, one slip-up is all it takes for Arsenal fans to get wound up again. Last night, the Gunners were unable to capitalise on a golden opportunity to make a statement at the Emirates as they fell to a disappointing 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace. In many ways, you could make the argument that they even deserved to lose given how disappointing their play was at times.

After the game, manager Mikel Arteta spoke candidly about why his side wasn’t able to come away with the win.

Arteta looks ahead to Crystal Palace game 0

Posted on January 13, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal have been on a solid run of form as of late but if they’re serious about challenging for a place in the top four, they need to keep winning – because even the smallest slip-up in this incredibly unpredictable Premier League campaign could cost them in a big way. Their next test will come in the form of another London derby, this time at the Emirates against Crystal Palace.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta recently spoke with the media and previewed his side’s upcoming encounter against the Eagles.

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.

Arteta on Ozil future and Omar Rekik 0

Posted on January 07, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking to the press ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Newcastle United on Saturday, manager Mikel Arteta was asked about the situation and the ongoing rumours about Mesut Ozil potentially leaving the club this month, as well as the progress when it comes to signing Omar Rekik from Hertha Berlin.

With Ozil’s £350,000-per-week contract expiring at the end of the season, he is now allowed to talk to clubs outside England and even sign a pre-contract agreement with one. However, there appears to be a reasonable possibility that he could leave the Emirates this month already, given that he’s practically certain to stay frozen out of the squad for the rest of his contract if he stays. Reports of interest from the likes of DC United and Fenerbahce have been doing the rounds in the last few days.

Why Arsenal’s loan exits are so important 0

Posted on January 05, 2021 by Harry Kettle

The January transfer window is officially open and thus begins the month-long speculation surrounding just about every player in world football. That’ll especially be the case in the Premier League because, as we know, it is so often regarded as the very best division across Europe – and potentially even the entire sport.

The next few weeks are going to be really important for so many clubs but we feel as if that’s especially the case for Arsenal. After a dreadful run of form back at the start of December, they finally seem to be putting the right pieces in place for another run at the top six. You could argue that may even be pushed up to the top four, but we wouldn’t suggest getting ahead of yourselves.

Arteta reacts to dominant West Brom win 0

Posted on January 03, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Don’t look now, but Arsenal have registered three consecutive wins in the Premier League. It’s been a tough, tough journey to get to this point but after talks of a change at the top just a few weeks ago, the Gunners are now in a position of strength heading into the rest of January.

They may not go on to qualify for a place in Europe and they may still struggle to break into the top half come the end of the season, but manager Mikel Arteta will just be happy to see his side win a few games.

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