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Arsenal news: Mikel Arteta criticises Arsenal for not following plan during Man City loss | Football | Sport

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta claims his players did not follow through with their plan for Sunday’s match against Manchester City. Raheem Sterling put City into the lead inside two minutes at the Emirates. Sterling headed home a Riyad Mahrez cross after being left unmarked in the box. City dominated possession but failed to add anymore to the scoreline, seeing out a 1-0 victory in north London. After the match, Arteta said his team had worked on similar scenarios to Sterling’s goal. And therefore it was the nature of the goal…

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Arsenal news: Jamie Redknapp slams three players after Man City Premier League defeat | Football | Sport

“But I think down that left-hand side with Saka and Tierney always looks dangerous.” Aubameyang scored a hat-trick in his last league appearance for the Gunners in an otherwise difficult season for the Gabon international. Redkapp went further with his criticism of the forward, claiming he was “bullied” by the City defence at the Emirates. The pundit added: “Look at Aubameyang; Aubameyang is past his best. He’s going to have moments, he’s going to get hat-tricks. “When I watch him sometimes, it’s like he’s lost his super power. Source link

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Arsenal news: Alex Scott unconvinced by “bang average” Gunners star in Man City defeat | Football | Sport

Alex Scott has questioned Mikel Arteta’s decision to play Martin Odegaard over Emile Smith Rowe in Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City. The former Gunners star was unconvinced by the Norwegian’s “bang average” performance after being handed another chance to shine. Arsenal failed to create any real openings of note as they struggled to breakdown City’s impressive backline. Arteta’s side were excellent last time out at home to Leeds as they blew Marcelo Bielsa’s men away. But Arsenal’s blunt attack against City was a far cry from the quality on…

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Arsenal news: Mikel Arteta clearly wasn’t happy with three players during Man City loss | Football | Sport

“The fact that we have the Europa League gave the opportunity to almost everyone in the squad to be fit and available and compete for their place,” said Arteta. “[Pepe] has had some really good matches and scored some important goals as well and I think that has helped him for the Premier League form and the recent form that he’s shown. “I’ve seen a lot of things, in his mentality, the way he approaches every training session, in his understanding of the game as well. “It’s true that he…

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Arsenal news: Mikel Arteta may have hinted at first transfer victim for spending spree | Football | Sport

He is yet to score more than 14 Premier League goals in a single campaign, and is unlikely to do so this term having netted just eight so far. Speaking last month, Arteta insisted talks with Lacazette will not take place until the end of this season. “We will talk in the summer and make a decision then,” said Arteta. “We have not talked [now] about anything related to his contract. Source link

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Arsenal news: Arsene Wenger wants to see Bukayo Saka answer four questions | Football | Sport

Arsene Wenger believes Bukayo Saka will have to learn to cope with provocation and being targeted by the opposition if he is to take his game to the next level. The legendary former Arsenal boss is a huge admirer of Saka and believes the star has one last hurdle to overcome before he becomes top class. Saka has been arguably Arsenal’s best player this season as he continues his impressive development under Mikel Arteta. The England international was on target once again for the Gunners in midweek in the 1-1…

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Arsenal icons Gervinho and Eboue give Mikel Arteta transfer target glowing reference | Football | Sport

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has his sights set on a number of players heading into the summer transfer window. And one of the targets has received a glowing reference from former Gunners Gervinho and Emmanuel Eboue. Arsenal have ramped up their efforts to sign Club Brugge ace Odilon Kossounou ahead of the summer transfer window. The 20-year-old has been tipped as one of the best talents coming out of Africa in years. His impressive form, exhibited in Europe, has already convinced a number of scouts that the youngster could be…

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Arsenal team news: Expected 4-2-3-1 vs Man City as Mikel Arteta makes five changes | Football | Sport

Attack – Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang Bukayo Saka’s importance to the side could mean he is rested from the start, as he will be one of the first names on the team sheet on Thursday. That means Nicolas Pepe could be given a chance from the start. Alexandre Lacazette has not started either of the last two matches but could come into the middle of the attack. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick in his last Premier League appearance and will be crucial in the hosts’ chances of stopping City’s winning run.…

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Pep Guardiola singles out three Arsenal stars as he makes Premier League title prediction | Football | Sport

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has suggested that Arsenal trio Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka can help the Gunners return to the top of the Premier League in the near future. The Spaniard is preparing to face former student Mikel Arteta in the dugout once again when the two clubs meet on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium. Arteta’s first full season as Arsenal manager has produced a mixed bag, with the Gunners having struggled massively in the Premier League since the beginning of the campaign. The 13-time…

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Arsenal to rival Barcelona in transfer chase for £30m youngster but Gunners face setback | Football | Sport

Arsenal are ready to go head-to-head with Barcelona for the signing of Sevilla winger Bryan Gil, who is currently on loan at Eibar, according to reports. The 20-year-old is being closely watched by both clubs after impressing for the La Liga strugglers this season, scoring three goals and claiming two assists in 16 top-flight appearances. Gil is highly rated by parent club Sevilla, who have included a £35million release clause in his contract. He has already been compared to the likes of Brazilian star Neymar and is seen by many…

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