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Arteta praises Arsenal’s win over Chelsea 0

Posted on May 13, 2021 by Harry Kettle

With Arsenal quite literally having nothing left to lose this season, it only made sense for them to well and truly put their best foot forward against Chelsea last night. In the end that’s exactly what they did, and they managed to beat the Blues 1-0 and give themselves a slim chance of qualifying for Europe next season.

What version of Europe that’ll be is another conversation altogether but for now, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta rightly wants to focus on the positives – as he did in his post-match press conference.

Arteta looks ahead to crunch Chelsea clash 0

Posted on May 12, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal face a crossroads in their run under the guidance of Mikel Arteta. While they’ve been able to win an FA Cup under his leadership, they haven’t quite been able to live up to the hype in the Premier League or Europa League. Now, with just a few league games remaining, the Gunners need to win them all if they’re to stand any chance of playing European football next season.

Their next test will be Chelsea tonight and as you can tell by Arteta’s pre-match press conference, he’s feeling up for it.

Arteta coy on Arsenal transfer plans 0

Posted on May 11, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking to the press ahead of Arsenal’s short trip to Stamford Bridge on Thursday, manager Mikel Arteta answered questions about the club’s transfer plans for the upcoming summer window among other things, but he seemed very careful not to reveal too much at this point.

“We’ve been sitting down the whole year,” he said. ”

“We’ve been in constant communication and things will change, some things will stick to the plan that we already had and some other things will come out. But we sit down very, very regularly to talk about those things.”

Arteta reviews 3-1 win over West Brom 0

Posted on May 10, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s season has all but come to an end after they were knocked out of the Europa League, which fits in nicely alongside their poor run of form in the Premier League throughout the course of the campaign. Last night, however, they had something to smile about after the Gunners managed to grind out a 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion – relegating them back to the Championship in the process.

After the game, manager Mikel Arteta spoke about the victory and also some of his team’s individual stars throughout the evening.

Arteta reflects on deep pain ahead of West Brom clash 0

Posted on May 09, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans have one thing on their mind as we look ahead to their somewhat bleak future – Kroenke out, Ek in. Some are going to be interested in what happens with regards to the rest of their Premier League campaign but realistically speaking, there isn’t a whole lot left to fight for.

They’ll still battle it out with West Bromwich Albion with the intention of securing the win, but as per his interview on Arsenal.com, manager Mikel Arteta fully understands the pain that fans and players are going through right now.

Arteta out? 0

Posted on May 08, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were knocked out of the Europa League earlier this week by Villarreal in a tie that many saw as incredibly winnable for the Gunners. Sure, they had a bit of bad luck when hitting the post through Aubameyang, but for the most part, they just didn’t look like a team that particularly wanted to be there.

Instead of making excuses we need to start getting down to the nitty gritty of why that is, and we think a large portion of the blame needs to fall at the feet of Mikel Arteta.

Arteta speaks to media after Europa League exit 0

Posted on May 07, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s season is essentially over after they fell to another embarrassing Europa League exit last night at the Emirates. All the Gunners needed to do was register a 1-0 win, at home, in order to make it through to the final. Instead, Villarreal held on for a 0-0 draw that saw them go through 2-1 on aggregate.

The loss compounds the fact that this club is going nowhere in a hurry and as we look ahead to the future, Mikel Arteta’s future seems to be in doubt. After the game, he spoke with the media about another poor night at the office.

Arteta prepares for Villarreal challenge 0

Posted on May 06, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Forget about Unai Emery, forget about Aubameyang, because tonight is about one thing and one thing only – Arsenal beating Villarreal to reach the 2021 UEFA Europa League final. Technically speaking they only need a 1-0 win to get the job done, but in reality, they need to go out there with the intention of putting a beating on this team.

The Spaniards got the upper hand in the first leg but that away goal could change everything for the Gunners. Either way, it’s going to be a tense evening, and manager Mikel Arteta spoke about that and so much more with the media prior to kickoff.

Arteta’s biggest game amid dressing room worries 0

Posted on May 06, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

There can be no doubt that the second leg of the Europa League semifinal against Villarreal, played tonight (Thursday) at the Emirates, is the most important one of Mikel Arteta’s time in charge of the team so far. The whole season seems to be hanging on its result, but it’s actually more than that, for several reasons, some rather obvious, some perhaps less so.

The importance of playing in the Champions League cannot be overstated, either from the financial point of view, or in terms of club reputation. The Gunners have been trying for years, without success, and the Europa League has (too) long been their consolation battleground.

Arsenal not to be distracted by takeover talk – Arteta 0

Posted on May 05, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Manager Mikel Arteta says Arsenal cannot allow themselves to get distracted by recent reports of a potential takeover ahead of the second leg against Villarreal in the Europa League semifinals.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry confirmed earlier this week that Daniel Ek, the co-founder of Spotify, has contacted the Kroenkes with the aim of presenting an offer to buy the club. The bid, believed to be in the region of £1.8 billion, is due to be sent to the current owners in a few days, and Ek is apparently confident, with the full backing of Henry, Patrick Vieira and Denis Bergkamp, that it will be taken into consideration regardless of the Kroenkes’ recent statement that the club is not for sale.

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