Day: 12 February 2021

Bielsa explains why he thinks Arsenal boss Arteta is a ‘great coach’

Marcelo Bielsa has praised Mikel Arteta as a ‘great coach’ ahead of Leeds clash with Arsenal at the Emirates this weekend. Leeds travel to face the north London side with the two sides just one place apart in the Premier League table, the visitors currently sitting 10th and one point ahead of the Gunners following …

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Mikel Arteta provides update on Folarin Balogun’s contract situation

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has provided an update on the contract situation of Folarin Balogun ahead of the Premier League game against Leeds United on Sunday. The 19-year-old striker has less than five months remaining on his Gunners contract and the club have yet to convince him to sign a fresh deal. Balogun is said …

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Arsenal to face Benfica in Greece

Arsenal’s home leg of their Europa League last-32 tie against Portuguese side Benfica will be played in Athens because of Covid-19 restrictions. The match, which takes place on 25 February, will be played at Olympiakos’ Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis. It was switched after the UK government imposed strict travel restrictions on arrivals from Portugal. The first …

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Arteta on injury blows, Pépé form, Martinelli and online abuse

Arsenal are back in action on Sunday after two defeats in a row and there’s plenty of pre-game conversation for Mikel Arteta to tackle. Here’s the latest from the Arsenal boss … On Partey’s fitness issues “He felt something during the game and we didn’t think it was too bad but after the scan it …

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Arteta’s family subjected to social media threats

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed he received threats to his family on social media and called for more to be done to protect those in football from abuse. Footballers being subjected to vile messages online has become an increasingly prominent issue over recent weeks, with Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Chelsea’s Reece James among …

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