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Arteta speaks to media after Europa League exit 0

Posted on May 07, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s season is essentially over after they fell to another embarrassing Europa League exit last night at the Emirates. All the Gunners needed to do was register a 1-0 win, at home, in order to make it through to the final. Instead, Villarreal held on for a 0-0 draw that saw them go through 2-1 on aggregate.

The loss compounds the fact that this club is going nowhere in a hurry and as we look ahead to the future, Mikel Arteta’s future seems to be in doubt. After the game, he spoke with the media about another poor night at the office.

Arteta prepares for Villarreal challenge 0

Posted on May 06, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Forget about Unai Emery, forget about Aubameyang, because tonight is about one thing and one thing only – Arsenal beating Villarreal to reach the 2021 UEFA Europa League final. Technically speaking they only need a 1-0 win to get the job done, but in reality, they need to go out there with the intention of putting a beating on this team.

The Spaniards got the upper hand in the first leg but that away goal could change everything for the Gunners. Either way, it’s going to be a tense evening, and manager Mikel Arteta spoke about that and so much more with the media prior to kickoff.

The bank holiday reset 0

Posted on May 04, 2021 by Harry Kettle

It can so often be easy to get lost in the chaos of what’s happening around the world and we don’t at all blame folks for doing so – especially when our source of joy, Arsenal Football Club, continues to let us down at every available turn.

Still, the Gunners are coming off the back of a strong performance and win over Newcastle United which, in itself, should be enough to create some confidence within the fanbase that they can cause some damage between now and the end of the campaign.

Arteta reacts to woeful performance against Villarreal 0

Posted on April 30, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were considered to be the favourites to beat Villarreal over two legs and progress to the final of the UEFA Europa League but now, that’s no longer the case. The Gunners were beaten 2-1 by the Spaniards last night in the first leg and, in all honestly, they’re probably lucky that it didn’t get worse than that for them.

Mikel Arteta has a lot to answer for in the eyes of supporters and in his post-match press conference, he answered all of those concerns as the pressure continues to mount.

Arteta looks ahead to Villarreal clash 0

Posted on April 29, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal may not be destined for great things in the Premier League this season but the jury is still very much out with regards to the Europa League. They’re at the semi final stage of the competition and tonight, they face an exciting first leg encounter against Villarreal.

The winner will meet Manchester United or Roma in the final but for the time being, the focus needs to be on one thing and one thing only: building a solid lead heading into the second leg.

Prior to tonight’s festivities, Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has spoken to the media about the game.

Arteta reacts to Slavia Prague victory 0

Posted on April 16, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal are officially into the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League after a resounding second leg triumph against Slavia Prague last night. It was the kind of win that had most Gunners fans wondering why they can’t put together consistent performances like this every week – but hopefully, this can serve as a bit of a turning point.

After the game Mikel Arteta spoke with the media and not only praised his side’s performance in the 4-0 win, but also turned his attention towards Villarreal and former Arsenal boss Unai Emery in the semis.

Arteta looks ahead to Slavia Prague second leg 0

Posted on April 15, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal have a whole lot riding on the second leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final against Slavia Prague tonight. The Gunners are heading into the clash knowing that they have to at least score in order to avoid being knocked out on away goals, and while that rule may seem odd in the midst of a global pandemic, that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

As Arsenal fans prepare for what may well be the biggest game of the season so far, manager Mikel Arteta has taken the time to speak with the media as the countdown to kickoff continues.

Arteta reacts to Arsenal’s draw with Slavia Prague 0

Posted on April 09, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans could’ve been forgiven for thinking their side was heading to a 1-0 win over Slavia Prague after their late Europa League goal last night, but then again, this is the Gunners we’re talking about here.

The hosts wound up conceding a really avoidable late goal and now, the tie has completely changed heading into the second leg. Arsenal are the ones who need to go out and chase the result thanks to Slavia’s late goal, and after the game, manager Mikel Arteta gave his reaction to a disappointing night at the Emirates.

Arteta looks ahead to Slavia Prague clash 0

Posted on April 08, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal will step back into the fire tonight as they prepare to lock horns with Slavia Prague in the UEFA Europa League. The Gunners are currently at the quarter-final stage but the end goal, of course, is for the club to kick on and actually win the competition. If they do so, they’ll secure their return to the UEFA Champions League next season – but if they don’t, they’ll be left to scramble in the Premier League.

Prior to the game kicking off, manager Mikel Arteta has spoken with the media about the impending clash this evening.

Arsenal vs Slavia Prague – Preview 0

Posted on April 07, 2021 by Harry Kettle

It’s time to gear up for the final stretch of the season and while most will choose to focus their attention on the Premier League, there’s just as much intrigue behind what will happen with Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League. We’re at the quarter-final stage now and it’s not unreasonable to think they’re one of the favourites, especially heading into their two-legged tie against Slavia Prague.

Today, we’re going to be previewing the game as the countdown to kickoff in North London continues.



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