Arteta admits fringe players could feature against Man Utd

Mikel Arteta has told his Arsenal fringe players they have worked their way into contention for Sunday’s clash with Manchester United after a strong Europa League showing in the win over Dundalk. The Gunners made 11 changes for the game against their Group B opponents as goals from Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe secured a comfortable 3-0 victory. The wholesale alterations came…

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Arteta blocked Ainsley Maitland-Niles Barcelona move

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was linked with a departure from Arsenal throughout the summer, but Mikel Arteta played a key role in ensuring the defender wasn’t sold to Barcelona. According to Sky Italia, the Catalan club identified Maitland-Niles as a potential target as they looked for a new right-back. In the end, Barcelona signed Dutch full-back Sergino Dest from Ajax to fill the…

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Arteta made a mistake in letting Martinez leave for leno -Adams

Tony Adams has suggested Mikel Arteta may have made a big mistake in selling Emiliano Martinez in favour of Bernd Leno. Martinez had been an Arsenal player since 2010 but emerged on the scene as a first team contender last season, after Leno suffered an injury. The shot-stopper went on to win the FA Cup and Community Shield with the Gunners, but…

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Xhaka thanks Arteta -“I was very close to leaving”

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka revealed he was “very, very close” to leaving the club in January and has thanked head coach Mikel Arteta for giving him a second chance. Xhaka looked set for the exit after he was stripped of the captaincy in November for reacting angrily to supporters who jeered him when he was substituted during a 2-2 draw…

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MANCITY VS ARSENAL: Preview, Team news & match build-up

MANCITY VS ARSENAL: Preview, Team news & match build-up

Mancity locks horns with Arsenal tonight in their opening fixture after the coronavirus lock down, join us for the match preview and build up, and follow us for the live commentary and highlights later today. Exactly 100 days after the last taste of Premier League action, England’s top flight returns on Wednesday and the headline fixture of the first night…

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Shame:Arsenal to loose David Luiz after just one season

It was thought that Brazilian super defender David Luiz had joined Arsenal on a two-year deal from Chelsea last summer, but the Sky Sports claims that the deal was only reached on an initial 12-month stay.  According to journalist James Benge, Arsenal have a one year option to extend Luiz’s deal which they are yet to activate. But huge wages…

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Arsenal Players set for training return amid COVID-19 pandemic

Arsenal Players set for training return amid COVID-19 pandemic

Arsenal will reportedly allow their players to return to training next week for individual outdoor sessions, following suspension of football activities due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Since Manager Mikel Arteta’s diagnosis with coronavirus on March 12, Arsenal’s training ground has been closed to the first team who have been undertaking workout sessions from home.  But Sky Sports have reported that the club are willing…

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