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Arsenal among clubs monitoring Samuel Chukwueze 0

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to a recent report from Spanish outlet Fichajes, there is plenty of interest in Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze when it comes to transfer plans for the summer of 2023.

Chukwueze left his homeland of Nigeria to join Villarreal’s Under-19 side in 2017, and having passed through the club’s “B” side rather quickly, he earned a place in the first-team squad in late 2018. Since then, he’s gone on to represent the Yellow Submarine on 176 occasions, scoring 27 goals and producing 24 assists in all competitions.

Arteta reflects on huge West Ham victory 0

Posted on May 02, 2022 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans knew they had to up their game in the wake of three straight defeats and in the last couple of weeks, they’ve done that in a big way. The Gunners have managed to defeat Chelsea, Manchester United and now West Ham United in a short space of time, with the latter of those three successes coming over the weekend.

It was a difficult win and the visitors rode their luck, but they got the job done – with Mikel Arteta noting how close they came to disaster in his post-match interview.

Arteta overjoyed with win over West Ham 0

Posted on December 16, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were always going to have their back against the wall in a clash with West Ham United given how the season has panned out up to this point for both clubs. The Gunners, though, would’ve fancied their chances a bit more given the fact they were at the Emirates, with the Hammers knowing their best strengths tend to come from the London Stadium as opposed to on the road.

In the end Arsenal came away with a nice 2-0 win and after the final whistle had blown, manager Mikel Arteta spoke candidly with the media about the result.

Arteta looks ahead to West Ham showdown 0

Posted on December 15, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal have faced some big tests so far this season and unfortunately when it comes to big Premier League fixtures, they’ve faltered more often than not. Alas, we can’t do anything to change the past and instead, the Gunners need to move forward and look ahead to what should be an enthralling clash with West Ham United tonight.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta spoke with the media about the game, what he expects to see and also the recent announcement that star forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been stripped of his captaincy.

On the captaincy decision:

Arsenal vs West Ham – Preview 0

Posted on December 14, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s rollercoaster ride of a campaign has, naturally, provided us with many ups and downs over the course of the last few months. As we look ahead to the remainder of the busy December schedule, something tells us that’s not going to quieten down anytime soon.

They’ve got a squad that’s capable of doing some really impressive things on a domestic front between now and May, but if they want to make some moves in the top four surge, they need to be a bit more consistent.

Nketiah unlikely to sign Arsenal extension 0

Posted on June 18, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have offered a new contract to Eddie Nketiah, according to multiple sources. It came as a bit of surprise for many who expected, or still expect, the 22-year-old striker to leave the Emirates this summer.

James McNicholas explains for The Athletic the club’s reasoning as rather straightforward. Having seen what a loan spell has done for Joe Willock, who exploded onto the scene while on loan with Newcastle in the second half of 2020-21 and is being heavily pursued by the Magpies now, they believe a similar scenario could be possible for Nketiah as well. Their aim is, therefore, to tie him down with a new deal and ship him out on loan for 2021-22, in the hope of a prominent role elsewhere increasing his market value for next summer, together with a contract binding him to Arsenal for four or five years.

Arsenal linked with Jesse Lingard 0

Posted on April 12, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It was only a matter of time before the impressive form Jesse Lingard has been on at West Ham started producing links left, right and centre. Arsenal are almost never left out of these speculative ‘reports‘, and so it’s no real surprise that they’ve popped up in relation to the 28-year-old forward.

Make no mistake, Lingard is a talented footballer. Natural ability has never been a problem for him, and it’s very likely that his attitude was the reason why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to put him far from his mind when it comes to shaping his squad on a matchday. This term, he only made three appearances for his parent club, two in the Carabao Cup and one in the FA Cup.

Arteta praises Odegaard after West Ham comeback 0

Posted on March 24, 2021 by Harry Kettle

There were plenty of heroes for Arsenal in the comeback draw against West Ham United, but after the game, Mikel Arteta was particularly pleased with the performance of Martin Odegaard. The on-loan Real Madrid star has enjoyed a strong start to his tenure at the Emirates and right now, it seems as if he’s going from strength to strength with each passing game.

When speaking to Arsenal.com, Arteta had great things to say about him as Arsenal fans now look ahead to a few weeks without any domestic football due to the international break.

Arteta looks back on dramatic West Ham comeback 0

Posted on March 22, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were staring into the abyss yesterday after falling 3-0 down against London rivals West Ham United. The Hammers were able to push them back and really punish them from the word go, but instead of panicking, the Gunners stayed focused and took it one goal at a time.

The end result was a 3-3 draw that really did highlight the spirit of this side and what they can achieve, even with their back against the wall. After the game, manager Mikel Arteta spoke about an incredibly dramatic afternoon of football.

Arsenal’s big chance 0

Posted on March 21, 2021 by Harry Kettle

While the international break may almost be upon us, Arsenal still have one more chance to improve their top six – and potentially even top four – aspirations. They’ll be making the short trip across London to lock horns with West Ham United in the 3pm kickoff and, really, there’s an argument to be made that this is their most important game of the campaign thus far.

The Gunners have already had many highs and lows this season but the big issue for them is going to be maintaining the consistency they needy to get back into Europe next season. Sure, they could always win the Europa League, but that’s easier said than done.

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