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Arteta looks ahead to West Brom clash 0

Posted on August 25, 2021 by Harry Kettle

The majority of League Cup second round fixtures have been and gone but there are a few more ready for action tonight – and that includes Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion. The high-flying Championship side are going to be hosting the Gunners at the Emirates under the knowledge that there’s every chance they could secure an upset given the current state the red half of North London find itself in.

Before the game, manager Mikel Arteta has spoken to the media about a plethora of topics as kick-off edges closer and closer.

How long has Arteta got? 0

Posted on August 23, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

The last few seasons with Arsene Wenger in charge of the team saw Arsenal start a journey on a road no supporter wants to see his club take. From title races and regular involvement in the Champions League, the Gunners have reached a point where they aren’t taking part in any European competition.

Wenger was replaced by Unai Emery, and after about a season and a half, the club appointed their former captain and assistant manager at Manchester City, Mikel Arteta, to try and get things back on track. It’s fair to say we haven’t seen that yet, albeit the Spaniard did win the 2020 FA Cup,¬†followed by the Community Shield.

Arteta looks back at Chelsea disappointment 0

Posted on August 23, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Two games down, two 2-0 defeats registered in the Premier League for Arsenal. It’s a sentence that makes for grim reading if you’re Mikel Arteta and unfortunately, the tough games keep on coming from West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup to Manchester City in the league next weekend. There are many, many issues that need to be rectified sooner rather than later and during his post-fight press conference after the loss to Chelsea last night, Mikel Arteta was able to recognise just how much work needs to be done.

Arteta reflects on Brentford disappointment 0

Posted on August 16, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans didn’t exactly come into the new campaign with particularly high expectations, but they still would’ve been hoping for better than what they actually got on Friday night. The Gunners were outfought by Premier League newcomers Brentford in what proved to be a pretty depressing evening for Arsenal supporters across the globe.

After the match, manager Mikel Arteta attempted to explain away what happened – although we’re not sure he could’ve said anything that would’ve injected confidence into a fanbase that wants to know what this club keeps repeating the same mistakes.

Arteta previews Arsenal’s opener against Brentford 0

Posted on August 13, 2021 by Harry Kettle

The countdown is almost over as we prepare for the start of the new Premier League season tonight in London. Top flight newcomers Brentford are set to host Arsenal in a game that, based on everything we know about both clubs, has the potential to throw up a few surprises.

Before kick-off, manager Mikel Arteta previewed the game and also spoke about what he expects to see from his side in what will be easily his most challenging moment as the man in charge at the club.

Arteta responds to rampant transfer speculation 0

Posted on August 02, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is no fool and he knows how difficult the next few weeks are going to be. The Premier League season itself is obviously going to be tricky, but before we even get to that point, there’s the summer transfer window to deal with. The Gunners may not have had a strong campaign last season but that doesn’t mean they don’t still have some quality players, and in that line of thinking, it should come as no surprise whatsoever that Arteta has been faced with a parade of questions regarding his first team squad.

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.

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