September 09, 2021 by
Speaking to the press ahead of Arsenal’s encounter with Norwich City on Saturday, manager Mikel Arteta said he wasn’t looking for any excuses for the poor results of the first three Premier League rounds, but he is looking forward to having some players, previously absent, available for selection.
“Well, I’m really looking forward to having everybody available and trying to start the season the way we want,” Arteta said.
“We don’t want to use any excuses. We know how difficult the start was, with injuries, with a lot of COVID issues that we had, and with difficult games we had to play. We have to reset now, and hopefully get everybody back on track, and start winning football games, which is what we have to do.” .......Read more here.....
September 01, 2021 by
The two transfers that were announced as imminent were completed late on Tuesday, the final day of the summer transfer window. Hector Bellerin has left the club to join Real Betis on loan, and Tahekiro Tomiyasu has arrived on a permanent deal from Bologna. Also, goalkeeper Alex Runarsson has joined Belgian side OH Leuven on loan.
The decade Bellerin spent at the Emirates has been marked by 239 first-team appearances, three FA Cup trophies and two Community Shields. There can be no doubt that the Spaniard gave all he had, even though his efforts were severely hampered by injuries. There is also a strange feeling that his time as an Arsenal player coincides with a period of the club gradually losing ground on their Premier League rivals, though that can hardly be put on his account. .......Read more here.....
August 31, 2021 by
Arsenal have reached an agreement with Real Betis over a loan move for Hector Bellerin, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic.
The 26-year-old right-back has been keen to leave the club for a while now. He was first linked with Paris Saint-Germain, then Inter Milan as PSG signed Achraf Hakimi, but it seems he’ll be spending the rest of the 2021-22 in his homeland instead. The deal between the two clubs does not include an option for the La Liga side to make the switch permanent. .......Read more here.....