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Wilshere open to Arsenal return following Arteta invitation 0

Posted on September 14, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Former Gunner Jack Wilshere has revealed he would be interested in returning to Arsenal, following what appears to have been an invitation from manager Mikel Arteta.

“He is someone that I know who I shared the dressing room with,” Arteta said. “Someone who is so loved around the club with every person here and our doors are always open.”

The Norwich win – turning point or false hope? 0

Posted on September 13, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal managed to scrape their first win, and indeed their first goal of the season too, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang placed the ball over the goal-line in the 66th minute after a desperate scramble involving Nicolas Pepe on one side, and Brandon Williams and Tim Krul on the other. It seemed the goal could be disallowed at one point, with Aubameyang clearly in an offside position as Pepe fought with Williams for the ball, but the officials in the VAR room appeared to have judged that the ball came off the Manchester United loanee, which would obviously make Aubameyang’s position irrelevant.

Arteta reflects on relief of Norwich win 0

Posted on September 13, 2021 by Harry Kettle

After three games it seemed as if things couldn’t get much worse for Arsenal in the Premier League, but it’s funny how much tension can come with playing the worst team in the league at home. Norwich City were always going to put up a fight but if the Gunners were serious about vaulting back into the top six race, they needed all three points – and it didn’t really matter how they got them.

In the end a 1-0 win handed Arsenal the spoils and after the match, manager Mikel Arteta spoke of his relief at finally getting a victory on the board after three straight PL defeats.

Arteta looks ahead to huge Norwich clash 0

Posted on September 10, 2021 by Harry Kettle

It’s a bit dramatic to suggest that any one game will determine the future of a football manager’s career but if Mikel Arteta can’t guide this Arsenal side to a win over Norwich City tomorrow, serious questions are going to be asked about his longevity in the role. The Gunners are currently stuck at the bottom of the Premier League table without a goal or a point to their name, and the only other sides joining them down there are Norwich and Wolves.

Ahead of this huge clash against the Canaries, Arteta spoke about what he’s hoping to see from the fixture.

No Conte approach amid Arteta pressure reports 0

Posted on September 06, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

The 2021-22 season for Arsenal hardly got off to a good start. It fact, it can be argued that things could hardly have turned out worse so far, with Mikel Arteta’s team sitting at the bottom of the Premier League table without any points, or even goals scored.

There have been reports lately suggesting the pressure on Arteta has risen significantly, and even hinting the Spaniard could be sacked if the results don’t pick up soon. Following losses to newly promoted Brentford, Champions League holders Chelsea and Premier League champions Manchester City, it’s Norwich City at the Emirates next, the team sitting directly above in the table.

Arteta can’t hide Manchester City disappointment 0

Posted on August 31, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal went into Saturday’s game knowing that they had a huge task ahead of them but instead of facing it head on, they managed to fall apart incredibly quickly as they were torn to shreds by reigning English champions Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s men put a severe beating on the Gunners and managed to come away with a 5-0 win, whilst never really having to get out of first gear.

After the game, manager Mikel Arteta attempted to explain what happened – but even he wasn’t able to do so.

Willian agrees Corinthians transfer 0

Posted on August 30, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to multiple sources, Willian has reached an agreement with Corinthians and is not set to join the Brazilian side as a free agent, with Arsenal more than happy to cut him loose without compensation two years before his contract would have expired.

The experienced winger arrived to the Emirates from Chelsea last year as a player of notable pedigree and a reputation of a proven winner. He had won the Premier League title twice at Stamford Bridge, along with one FA Cup and one League Cup. He was also named Chelse’s Player of the Year twice, in 2015-16 and 2017-18. Overall, he had spent seven years there, scoring 63 goals along with 62 assists in 339 games in all competitions.

A mood change around Arteta on the horizon? 0

Posted on August 27, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are – still – in a difficult transition phase, and even though it had to happen, there is a general feeling that it has been stretched for far too long. The club have obviously put their money where their mouths were back in the spring and backed manager Mikel Arteta in the transfer market, spending well over¬†¬£100 million on new signings, players believed to have been the club’s primary targets. They now expect to see some results, and so far, it hasn’t happened.

Arteta looks ahead to Manchester City challenge 0

Posted on August 27, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal managed to get back to winning ways in the League Cup earlier in the week with an emphatic 6-0 win over Championship high-flyers West Bromwich Albion. Still, while that may have been a nice win on the night, the club’s focus immediately needs to shift to the monumental task they have coming up on Saturday – Manchester City.

The Gunners have been able to get one over on City in the Arteta vs Pep battles in the past, but in this instance, a positive result could prove to be a real turning point, as Mikel Arteta noted during his pre-match media obligations.

Arteta reflects on dominant West Brom win 0

Posted on August 26, 2021 by Harry Kettle

It was a potential banana skin that turned out to be a real moment of triumph for Arsenal last night as they tore through West Bromwich Albion with a ruthless and efficient 6-0 win in the Carabao Cup. Many will point to the fact that the Baggies had a weakened side out whereas the likes of Aubameyang and Saka were present for the visitors, but at the same time, you can only beat what’s put in front of you and that’s what they did.

After the game, manager Mikel Arteta spoke to the media about the relevance of the win and what comes next.

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