Day: 18 February 2021

Confirmed Arsenal team for Europa League clash with Benfica

The teams are out for tonight’s Europa League clash between Arsenal and Benfica in Rome. Arsenal starting XI: Leno; Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Cedric, Xhaka, Ceballos; Smith Rowe, Odegaard, Saka, Aubameyang Tonight will be the first of two-legs, both of which will be played in neutral stadiums due to different countries travel restrictions, with this evening’s clash being …

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Mikel Arteta provides updates on Thomas Partey, Kieran Tierney and Aubameyang ahead of Benfica tie

The Gunners will be boosted by the return of Tierney for Thursday’s Europa League match Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Kieran Tierney has travelled with the Gunners squad to Rome ahead of Thursday’s Europa League match against Benfica. Tierney has missed the last five Premier League matches for the Gunners, as well as …

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Ex-Gunner says Arsenal’s current declines shows how underappreciated Wenger was

Nacho Monreal was one of the under-the-radar signings that Arsene Wenger made at Arsenal and the Spaniard has so much admiration for his former manager. He was at the Emirates from 2013 to 2019 after arriving from Malaga and spent most of his Arsenal time under the management of the Frenchman. He recently granted an interview to The …

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Analysing the emergence of Emile Smith-Rowe at Arsenal

It has been a frustrating season for Arsenal, as they have been languishing in mid table under Mikel Arteta. However, there have been signs of recovery, not least the emergence of homegrown midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe. The academy graduate has long been considered a player for the future, but he is now proving that he is …

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Arsenal could offload nine first-team stars as part of summer overhaul

Arsenal are planning a summer overhaul which could see them part company with nine first-team stars, a report from The Sun claims. The north London side ended the previous season on a good note as they won the FA Cup and secured a spot in the Europa League. It was anticipated that they would kick on and …

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Arsenal manager Arteta delighted with Pepe progress in ‘every training session’

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has heaped praise on winger Nicholas Pepe. The Frenchman was feared as the club’s most expensive flop of all time. But Arteta has allowed Pepe to slowly adjust to the country and league, and now he is showing his best from for the Gunners. “The fact that we have the Europa …

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