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Arsenal snatch Spurs youngster Jonathan Dinzeyi 0

Posted on August 24, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have completed and officially confirmed the signing of Jonathan Dinzeyi, whose entire football journey so far has been with the youth setup at Tottenham Hotspur.

Born on October 13th, 1999, which means he’ll soon be turning 21, Dinzeyi is a versatile defender who primarily plays as a centre-back. Though his preferred foot is the right one, he can easily play on either side of the partnership, anywhere in a back three, or as a fullback. Standing no more than 5’9” tall, he appears extremely quick and agile.

Finishing below Tottenham 0

Posted on July 24, 2020 by Harry Kettle

St Totteringham’s Day has been cancelled.

For yet another year, Arsenal have failed to finish above Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, inviting a parade of questions regarding their ability to actually dethrone Spurs as the dominant force in North London. We already saw Jose Mourinho’s men win the derby a few weeks ago, and while the Gunners have certainly been making progress under Mikel Arteta, the inconsistency that they’ve shown along the way has been alarming, to say the least.

Given how poor Tottenham have been throughout the course of the campaign, you’d have to think this is a real low point for Arsenal – but it should also serve as real motivation.

Arteta reflects on disappointing Tottenham loss 0

Posted on July 13, 2020 by Harry Kettle

After a great deal of build-up, Arsenal fans were left feeling desolate on Sunday evening as they were beaten 2-1 by bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby. It was a real battle between the two sides with the Gunners often looking like the better team, but when push came to shove, they just couldn’t keep Spurs out – and they were made to pay for missing a handful of chances.

After the game, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta spoke with the media regarding the defeat.

New Arsenal, same old problems 0

Posted on July 13, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Mikel Arteta has indeed instilled a new sense of team play since he stepped into the Emirates dugout, there can be no doubt about that. However, the defeat in the North-London Derby on Sunday has highlighted the same problems the Gunners have been struggling with for a very long time.

Arteta has indeed increased Arsenal’s ability to control games. The high possession percentage from the Derby (62%) backs that up, albeit with a slight reservation given that Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho rarely ever cared about his teams seeing more of the ball. But once again it mostly comes down to individual mistakes.

North London Derby has arrived 0

Posted on July 12, 2020 by Harry Kettle

We’ve been waiting months to see it, and now, it’s finally upon us – Arsenal will head across North London and take on Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby.

There’s not all too much to say in regards to this showdown that hasn’t already been said, but from us to you, we just want to encourage fans out there to enjoy it. Everyone knows the problems that both sides have had over the course of the season, but it’s not about that this weekend.

Arteta looks ahead to Sunday’s North London derby 0

Posted on July 11, 2020 by Harry Kettle

This Sunday, Arsenal will face their biggest game of the season so far as they prepare to lock horns with their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Fans and pundits alike are already gearing up for a pretty bruising affair, and given the stakes involved, you’d have to imagine it’s going to be a pretty tense encounter, too.

Prior to the game, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta spoke with the media in his pre-match press conference where he spoke about a range of topics as the club goes after what would be a huge three points.

Jose Mourinho on Mikel Arteta and the North-London Derby 0

Posted on July 10, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal will hop across to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday to face their bitter rivals as both teams struggle to secure European football for next season.

Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the helm at Spurs mere weeks before Mikel Arteta arrived to take over from interim boss Freddie Ljungberg at Arsenal, following the sacking of Unai Emery.

Arsenal team news for Sunday’s North London derby 0

Posted on July 10, 2020 by Harry Kettle

It’s been a rollercoaster ride of a season for Arsenal fans, with more downs than ups, and the same could arguably be said for their mini-campaign since the restart. Nobody knows what’s going to happen between now and the end of the season, but with a place in either the Champions League or Europa League on the line, there’s still a whole lot to play for.

Ahead of their huge clash with North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon, has released some updated team news for fans to digest.

‘Lean’ transfer window ahead for Arsenal 0

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

As the Premier League and the 20 clubs competing in it prepare for a return to action behind closed doors next month, the time-frame of the upcoming transfer window remains undetermined. The extent of the financial consequences of the current situation, the effect that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on all clubs, is also yet to be fully felt.

One thing that remains unchanged is that Arsenal, like every other top club across Europe, continue to be linked with a large number of potential signings. However, Matt Law of The Telegraph claims that the Gunners, along with their fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur, wont have any money to spend on incoming transfers unless they sell some of their top stars.

Three Arsenal fixtures rescheduled 0

Posted on February 25, 2020 by Harry Kettle

One of the minor trials and tribulations that comes with being a Premier League club is the constant fixture changes that we all have to deal with. Teams up and down the league will their plans and preparations change, sometimes fairly dramatically, all in the name of television coverage.

While we all enjoy watching a game at home from time to time, especially if you’re a neutral, it can get a little bit frustrating to see the overwhelming power and influence that these television companies have over a league with the sort of reputation that the Premier League commands.

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