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Has Arteta found the right formula? 0

Posted on September 27, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It’s been a very long time since we’ve seen Arsenal show as much quality and spirit as they did in the North London Derby on Sunday, and it was certainly a welcome sight for sore eyes. Particular praise should go to Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka, who grabbed a goal and an assist each.

There has been criticism directed at those responsible at the club, mostly manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu, about the best players in the team being the two boys practically just out of their teens. However, both Saka and Smith Rowe clearly showed on Saturday that they are ready to step up and deliver on big occasions. And as Arteta said before the game, they don’t come any bigger than Tottenham Hotspur coming to the Emirates Stadium.

Can Arsenal get Aubameyang to hit top form again? 0

Posted on September 16, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal endured a disappointing start to the season, suffering three defeats straight, at the hands of Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City, before finally picking up their first win of the campaign as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck the only strike in the match against Norwich City last week. It seems the international break gone by could not have come at a better time.

With those three points, the Gunners are currently in 16th place in the Premier League table, and they were forced to look on as their usual top-six rivals embarked upon their respective missions in European competitions midweek.

Let’s stop talking about Aubameyang replacements 0

Posted on September 09, 2021 by Harry Kettle

While he may not have quite been at the races last season in what proved to be a pretty dismal campaign for just about everyone associated with the club, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang still holds the distinction of being a once in a generation type of striker. Nobody can move, think and finish like he can and while that sounds a bit over the top, it’s all about the style of play he has and the way in which he executes in possession.

Barcelona to offer Coutinho for Aubameyang? 0

Posted on August 17, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to a recent report by Sky Sports, Barcelona are interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal, and given their extremely difficult financial situation, they are willing to offer Phillipe Coutinho in exchange for the Gabonese.

The fact that Arsenal are trying to sign a creative attacking midfielder, which what Coutinho unquestionably is, cannot be hidden. The Gunners’ interest in Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard and Leicester City’s James Maddison has been reported on for months now.

However, is Coutinho the answer? The former Liverpool playmaker is 29, and though he boasts considerable Premier League experience and quality proven in the English top flight, he is five years older than Maddison and seven than Odegaard.

The Auba and Laca factor 0

Posted on August 17, 2021 by Harry Kettle

A supposed illness kept Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette out of the starting XI and out of the squad altogether for Arsenal’s game against Brentford last Friday. In truth, the team really did miss their forward pressing and attacking intent – but the question now lies with whether or not those two men alone could serve as the catalysts behind Arsenal turning this ship around.

The reason that’s going to be a popular topic in the weeks to come is because both men have been linked with supposed moves away from the Emirates before the end of the summer transfer window. It makes sense, given the fact both men are world class forwards and they probably want to be playing European football, but we don’t think the club should be actively encouraging the idea.

Arteta confirms three players are in Villarreal contention 0

Posted on April 28, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Tomorrow night, Arsenal will venture overseas to take on Villarreal in the first leg of their highly anticipated Europa League semi-final. This competition marks a great opportunity for the Gunners to get back into the Champions League and while it still feels like a long shot, they’re only three games away from making that a reality.

One piece of good news that’s been announced came via Mikel Aretata in the lead up to the first leg. The boss has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kieran Tierney and Alexandre Lacazette are all in contention to play which, in itself, is the kind of news that’ll give fans a huge boost of excitement.

Aubameyang not guaranteed a start against Olympiacos – Arteta 0

Posted on March 17, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It can’t have been an easy decision for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta when he left Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of the starting XI for the North-London Derby on Sunday. There will always be questions when you drop your best player and captain for an important game.

Aubameyang reportedly arrived late to the match, and the manager and his staff obviously saw that as a breach of pre-match protocols and refused to show any leeway to the 31-year-old despite his status at the club. He was left on the bench and remained there throughout the contest, and was later reported to have left the Emirates immediately after the final whistle, while the remaining unused substitutes performed the standard warm-down drill.

Back the manager 0

Posted on March 17, 2021 by Harry Kettle

While many of us believe that the focus after the weekend should’ve been on Arsenal beating Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby, that’s not quite how things turned out. Instead, the Gunners were forced into a situation whereby the only thing people wanted to talk about was the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang situation.

For those of you who don’t know, the club’s star striker was dropped from the starting line-up by manager Mikel Arteta after showing up late for the game against Spurs. Some think that was a silly decision that could’ve cost the team, but others have stuck up for the Spaniard for making such a tough call.

Aubameyang speeds away after Derby win 0

Posted on March 16, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was initially planned to start the North-London Derby on Sunday, but in another disciplinary incident manager Mikel Arteta has had to deal with, the forward turned up late to the Emirates and the boss decided to drop him to the bench.

“We made what we thought was the right decision, and we draw a line there, and now let’s move on again,” Arteta said after the match. “We know how important Auba is for us, for the club, and that’s it, that’s been dealt with.”

Asked if the captain had accepted his punishment, Arteta said he hoped so.

Disciplinary issues persist 0

Posted on March 15, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Sunday was, overall, a great day for the Gunners. There’s nothing quite like beating Tottenham Hotspur in an exciting Premier League North-London Derby, though it would, of course, have been better if the fans were allowed in and the stadium was rocking.

Arsenal came out victorious through a deflected effort from Martin Odegaard in the 44th minute and a penalty coolly taken by Alexandre Lacazette in the 64th, after Davinson Sanchez was judged by referee Michael Oliver to have fouled the Frenchman inside the box. These two goals overturned a lead initially taken by the visitors through a cheeky 33rd-minute ‘rabona’ from Erik Lamela, who had just come on to replace the injured Son Heung-min and was sent off after picking up two yellow cards in quick succession in the second half.

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