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Arteta reacts to Sheffield United draw – part 2 0

Posted on January 19, 2020 by Harry Kettle

On whether he thinks we should have had a penalty:
I think it’s very clear.

On whether he’s spoken to the referee about it:

On Gabriel Martinelli stepping up:
Absolutely. He’s an 18-year-old kid with all the enthusiasm but as well, he’s so brave to make decisions, to threaten the opponent every time. He’s all the time in the middle of the goal, waiting for an opportunity to come. The fact he hasn’t played 90 minutes for a while – since his injury – but is still in the way he went about every single action is impressive.

Arteta reacts to Sheffield United draw – part 1 0

Posted on January 19, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta spoke with the media in a game that felt very ‘lather, rinse, repeat’ as the Gunners drew 1-1 with Sheffield United. They had the lead for a long time before the Blades were able to bite back with an equaliser, and it was clear to see and hear the disappointment from Arteta as the attention now turns towards the Chelsea clash.

On how frustrating the result is:
I’m very disappointed today. I think the performance deserved three points and I think we lost two points. In the Premier League, if you don’t put the game to bed then in the last 10 or 15 minutes this type of team just need a long ball, a second ball, a set-piece, and you can give the points away. That’s it.

Poor defending proves costly again 0

Posted on January 18, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

There’s no other way to describe what happened on Saturday when Arsenal played Sheffield United at the Emirates than two points thrown out the window.

The game ended in another draw, another lead nullified as Gabriel Martinelli’s first-half tap-in opener was cancelled late by John Fleck’s nicely taken volley. But let’s take a look at a few things that can be taken from this match, one by one.

Arteta looks ahead to Sheffield United game – part 2 0

Posted on January 16, 2020 by Harry Kettle

On what the team will miss most about not having Auba involved:
Auba has been around, he was very sad after the game. He was disappointed that he left the team with 10 men. It’s an action that is completely accidental in my opinion. He’s been superb under me, he’s trained really well, he’s working so hard. He’s scoring goals and has probably been the most important player on the team. So to lose him, obviously, is really bad news for us.

Arteta looks ahead to Sheffield United game – part 1 0

Posted on January 16, 2020 by Harry Kettle

We’ve already spoken about how big this upcoming Sheffield United game is and the implications that may come with it, and we’ve done that because the Blades are currently one of the frontrunners to claim sixth spot – and, at the very least, that’s the sort of position that Arsenal needs to be occupying.

Prior to the game, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta spoke with the media about everything from Sheffield United to the January transfer window and beyond.

Sheffield United is a must win 0

Posted on January 14, 2020 by Harry Kettle

There are plenty of reasons to be happy about the future of what Mikel Arteta’s reign as Arsenal manager could look like, and there are also plenty of reasons to be a little bit concerned. We’re five games into proceedings with four in the Premier League and one in the FA Cup, and so far, we’ve seen two wins, two draws and just one loss. When you put it like that, everything seems to be going fairly smoothly.

Arsenal fall to Sheffield United 0

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Despite it seeming like the idea of a poor away loss to a newly promoted club was almost too obvious to believe, Arsenal went ahead and did it anyway as they fell at the feet of Sheffield United on Monday Night Football. It was the kind of loss you need to see in order to believe, but take it from us when we say that seeing it was somehow worse than just reading about it on the news.

Xhaka furious over Arsenal mentality criticism 0

Posted on October 22, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Following Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Monday with a 30th-minute strike from Lys Mousset proving the difference between the two teams, former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra directed some sharp criticism at the Gunners, calling them “babies”. There were others who spoke about Arsenal’s problems away from the Emirates as well, due to Unai Emery’s team keeping a clean sheet only twice in the 24 away Premier League games since he took over last year, classifying them as signs of mental weakness.

Sheffield United vs Arsenal Preview 0

Posted on October 20, 2019 by Harry Kettle

While the remainder of the Premier League has already played, or will play later on today, Sheffield United and Arsenal have to wait until Monday Night Football in order to show what they’ve got in the wake of the international break. Both seemingly have something to prove despite having a decent enough start to the new campaign, with the belief being that they, respectively, still have a lot to give.

From our perspective, we think this could be a pretty intriguing encounter, but we don’t necessarily think intriguing is always a good thing. Either way, you won’t want to take your eyes off of this one.

Emery previews Sheffield United clash – Part 2 0

Posted on October 18, 2019 by Harry Kettle

On Alexandre Lacazette:
Today is his first training back with us. He finished it well and he’s feeling well with his injuries. Tomorrow we will be training again and he will be with us. We will decide. The most important thing is that first he is training, then secondly it’s whether he can be with us and it depends how he can feel in the next days training with us, whether his ankle is not giving him any more problems. It’s positive for us that he’s started training and that he’s a possibility for Monday. I don’t know whether he’s ready for 90 minutes or on the bench. We’ll decide that over the next days, but it’s very important for him to come back to training with us.

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