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Arteta looks ahead to West Brom game 0

Posted on January 01, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal have been able to piece together back to back wins in the Premier League for the first time in what feels forever, and this weekend, they’ll attempt to take it a step further when they make the trip up to the Midlands to take on struggling West Bromwich Albion.

The season isn’t going to be defined by whether or not the Gunners are able to win this game, but as noted by Mikel Arteta during his pre-match press conference, it’s certainly important for the club to try and build up some momentum to kickstart 2021.

Arteta reacts to win over Brighton 0

Posted on December 30, 2020 by Harry Kettle

It wasn’t easy and it certainly wasn’t pretty, but Arsenal were just about able to get the job done against Brighton & Hove Albion last night. The Gunners were forced to endure some tense moments both in the first half and the second half but they did win the game, building on their victory over London rivals Chelsea in the process.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta would’ve easily been one of the most relieved individuals inside the Amex last night, and after the full time whistle went, he spoke with the media about the importance of the result.

Arteta looks ahead to Brighton showdown 0

Posted on December 29, 2020 by Harry Kettle

While Arsenal may have been able to register an impressive win over rivals Chelsea at the weekend, that one success alone isn’t going to be enough to take the weight off the shoulders of Mikel Arteta. The Spaniard knows that he still needs to dig deep and produce some big results over the course of the next few weeks, because if he doesn’t, his future is very much still in jeopardy at the Emirates.

Before the upcoming game against Brighton & Hove Albion tonight, the Gunners boss took the time to preview the game.

Arteta reacts to huge win over Chelsea 0

Posted on December 28, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were on a dreadful run of form prior to the weekend, but out of nowhere, they were able to pull off arguably their best result of the season so far as they beat London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates. The win may not entirely take the pressure off of Mikel Arteta’s shoulders, but it definitely proved what this side are capable of.

Arteta spoke to the media after the match as fans prepare for a really quick turnaround before the Gunners take on Brighton.

“The situation is frustrating for everyone” – Ozil 0

Posted on December 24, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil did a Q&A session on Twitter on Wednesday, and he said a few interesting things.

Among other things, the German was asked to name the most underrated player he had ever played alongside with, and not only did he name Matteo Guendouzi, he also tagged the young midfielder in his reply.

“I’m sure he will be a big football player one day”, said Ozil.

The Mirror have interpreted this statement as a suggestion that manager Mikel Arteta made a mistake with the way he handled Guendouzi’s well-documented disciplinary issues, though quite frankly, it doesn’t seem that way. Guendouzi’s talent and football quality was never questioned, by Arteta or anyone whose opinion would be relevant. He was frozen out for disciplinary reasons alone.

“We have to turn it around” – Arteta 0

Posted on December 23, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

“We have to turn it around, there is no question,” Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta told Sky Sports after the Carabao defeat to holders Manchester City.

“If we don’t, we are in big trouble, so this is the moment that is going to decide our season.”

It seems we’ve been here and heard words similar to these several times before. It’s quite obvious that the run of results the Gunners are currently on cannot continue for much longer, or the reported words of the recently appointed West Bromwich Albion boss Sam Allardyce, that Arsenal are their rivals in the battle against relegation, might just come true.

Arsenal ready for upcoming transfer windows – Arteta 0

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have their activities for the next two transfer window, the one in January and the one that comes in the summer, mapped out, says manager Mikel Arteta.

“The planning is done, what we want to do in January and in the summer,” Arteta said, speaking to the press ahead of the upcoming Carabao Cup game against his former employers Manchester City.

At the moment, the boss is not involved in those operations himself, needing to keep his focus on the matches ahead and the performances of the players already at his disposal. Technical director Edu is taking care of those things instead. It is his job to make the most of what he has.

Arteta prepares for huge Manchester City clash 0

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Cup and European competitions have been Arsenal’s salvation so far this season and, in general, they’ve been the saviour of manager Mikel Arteta. Gunners fans will be desperate for that trend to continue on into 2021 and beyond, but before we get there, Arsenal must first try and edge their way past Manchester City in a huge Carabao Cup quarter-final tie tonight.

In what some still believe could be one of his final press conferences as manager, Mikel Arteta took the time to speak with the media prior to the game.

Aubameyang ruled out for Manchester City clash 0

Posted on December 21, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be playing in Arsenal’s Carabao Cup clash with Manchester City on Tuesday, manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed. The Gabonese forward has not recovered from the injury that kept him out of contention in the 2-1 Premier League defeat away to Everton on Saturday.

Aubameyang picked up a calf problem ahead of the game at Goodison Park, as Arteta revealed on Saturday, adding that it’s a ‘small strain’ and that the captain would need a few more days.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the boss said it was certain Aubameyang would not be playing against City.

Arteta reacts to disappointing Everton loss 0

Posted on December 20, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Another game, another Premier League defeat for Arsenal as they were beaten by Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday night. The Toffees just seemed to grind out the result and while the Gunners did have some fight in them, it just wasn’t enough to pick up a positive result. Instead, Arsenal fans now know that a Brighton win over Sheffield United today will drop them into 16th.

The club’s manager Mikel Arteta gave his own thoughts on what is rapidly turning out to be a nightmare season for the Spaniard.

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