Day: 6 February 2021

Mikel Arteta provides injury update on Thomas Partey

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that midfielder Thomas Partey picked up a muscular injury which led to his second-half substitution against Aston Villa. The Ghana international joined the Gunners from Atletico Madrid last summer and he has since missed a number of games due to multiple thigh injuries. He was forced off the pitch …

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Martin Odegaard rejected Arsenal as a 15-year-old

Martin Odegaard rejected Arsenal as a 15-year-old despite dining with Arsene Wenger and decided to join Real Madrid instead. In an interview with The Times, former youth scout Steve Morrow lifted the lid on his detailed pursuit of current Arsenal loanee Odegaard, 22. He said: “I first scouted him when he was 14 and was just amazed …

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Joe Willock got his Newcastle career off to a dream start

Arsenal loanee Joe Willock got his Newcastle career off to a dream start with a goal against Southampton. The 21-year-old ran onto Allan Saint-Maximin’s cross to put the Magpies 1-0 up against Saints, before Miguel Almiron made it two with a deflected effort. And on a busy day for loanees, Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino pulled one …

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Mikel Arteta was fuming with the officials during Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

The Gunners boss, who confronted the officials at the full-time whistle, told talkSPORT: ““No I don’t mean the decisions from our team, but the officials. “There were many decisions.” The Spaniard was also left raging at his own players, who ‘dominated’ the game but gifted chances to Villa and failed to convert their own. He …

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