Day: 22 February 2021

Arsenal defender linked with summer move to Paris Saint-Germain

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has been linked with a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain. According to CBS Sports, PSG face competition from Barcelona and at least two clubs in Serie A. Bellerin has made more than 200 senior appearances for Arsenal and is contracted to them until 2023. The 25-year-old was close to joining PSG last …

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“All that does is build confidence, build momentum.” Wright says Arteta should have played this trio

Ian Wright has faulted Mikel Arteta’s decision to play Nicolas Pepe in the Manchester City game instead of the trio of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard. The youngsters had been in impressive form in Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Leeds United, yet the Spaniard changed things around for the City game. It backfired …

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Thierry Henry will have to wait until summer to begin his first step to being Arsenal boss

Most Gooners were excited last week when Thierry Henry was named favourite to take charge at AFC Bournemouth. It would have been Henry’s first managerial position in England, and logically a promotion from the Championship could be viewed as a huge step to being the next Arsenal manager. Arsenal have proven being open to the …

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Video: Arsene Wenger claims Saka is at ‘the final hurdle’ with club’s targeting him

Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger claims that Bukayo Saka is undergoing a big challenge at present, but is living up to that challenge. The Gunners lost 1-0 to Manchester City yesterday, in a match where the youngster was stifled by the opposition, and Arsene Wenger believes that he was targeted. It isn’t widely spoken of, but you could be forgiven …

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Ex-Arsenal, Juventus striker Bendtner admits retirement likely

Former Arsenal and Juventus striker Nicklas Bendtner has declared he’s likely to hang up the boots this year. Bendtner had been in line for a move to China last year before the lockdown in early 2020. The 33 year-old said on ‘Bendtner & Philine’: “Towards next year it will be exciting. Philine and I need …

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Pundit says Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gets ‘bullied on every occasion’

Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ‘past his best’. Speaking on Sky Sports after the Gunners’ 1-0 home defeat against Manchester City on Sunday, Redknapp questioned Aubameyang’s contribution to the team. “This is an important time for this club and the manager right now,” Redknapp said. “March 14th is a huge day for …

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Ajani Burchall: West Ham United may rival Arsenal for Bournemouth contract rebel

Reports by Football Insider earlier this month claimed West Ham Untied could rival Arsenal for the signature of Ajani Burchall, and David Moyes should be pushing the Irons hierarchy to secure the services of the AFC Bournemouth contract rebel. It was initially proposed by The Sun that the Gunners had begun chasing Burchall on a free transfer after the …

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Arteta gives exciting update on Odegaard’s involvement at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has claimed that we should expect to see much more of Martin Odegaard as this season runs on, and hints that we could see him stay at Arsenal beyond the summer. The Norwegian midfielder has started in each of our last three matches in all competitions, and has already showed glimpses of his exceptional talent. …

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Arsene Wenger optimistic about young Arsenal trio Martinelli, Saka & Smith Rowe

Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger is optimistic about the team’s future with the likes of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe. The Gunners may be mid-table in the Premier League, but former manager Wenger sees reasons for optimism. He believes building a squad around the trio of youngsters can drive the club forward in …

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Arteta admits Europa League ‘really important’ for Arsenal after Man City loss

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits his team is facing a “final” against Benfica in the Europa League. The Gunners must win at home or draw 0-0 if they hope to progress to the last 16 of the competition. And after losing to Manchester City on Sunday, Arteta admits his side must win the Europa League …

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Arsenal stopper Mari delighted being back to full fitness: I’ll give everything for this club

Arsenal defender Pablo Mari is delighted to return to full fitness. The Spanish centre-back is fit and played 90 minutes against Manchester City in his team’s 1-0 loss. He partnered Rob Holding in central defence, and the duo were beaten to a header in the early stages by Raheem Sterling – whose scored and won …

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Worrying statistics shows Arsenal may have made a huge mistake letting Arsene Wenger go

Arsenal fans had definitely had enough with Arsene Wenger towards the end of his time at the club. The Frenchman finally said his goodbyes after 22 years in charge of the Gunners at the end of the 2017/18 season, with his best years thought to have been far behind him. Still, Arsenal’s record in the …

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