Day: 24 February 2021

Granit Xhaka praises Arsenal star that has made ‘difference’ since position change

Ahead of Thursday night’s crucial Europa League tie against Benfica, Granit Xhaka was the player selected to hold a pre-match press conference for Arsenal, with the star raving about Nicolas Pepe. Pepe, the side’s club-record signing at £72m per BBC Sport, has won back a stake as an important player for Mikel Arteta’s side since January. …

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Mikel Arteta explains Calum Chambers’ current situation

Mikel Arteta thinks Calum Chambers is now ready to step in and help the team, after a lengthy period making the squad but not featuring on the pitch. Arsenal defender Calum Chambers started this season recovering from an ACL injury, which is always a slow process. He made his first appearance back with the u21s …

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I’m sure that Bellerin would like to see the back of some Arsenal fans..

Bellerin Deserves The Last Laugh by Dan Smith When I read that Hector Bellerin was being linked with PSG and Juventus, it highlighted how frustrated I have become with a section of the Arsenal fanbase. My initial thoughts were not how a transfer would affect Arsenal, but how some Gooners deserved the irony of watching the worst …

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‘It’s a final’ – Arteta highlights importance of Thursday’s clash

Mikel Arteta has moved to describe this Thursday’s Europa League clash between Arsenal and Benfica as ‘a final’. The two sides played out a 1-1 draw over 90 minutes in Rome last week, in what is being considered the away leg for the Gunners, meaning that we will need to target a win in order …

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Arsenal will look to cash in on talented midfielder this summer

It’s clear that Arsenal will need to sell some players to raise transfer funds in the summer, so it means a few difficult decisions will need to be made. Ideally they would simply raise all they need from getting rid of unwanted players but that’s unlikely to be the case, so some first team players …

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Arsenal boss Arteta on Benfica pressure: The players should enjoy this!

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is confident his players can handle the pressure going into Thursday night’s huge test. Arteta has told his players they shouldn’t be at Arsenal if they do not relish the challenge and pressure of matches like Thursday’s one against Benfica. The Gunners are taking on the Portuguese side in the second …

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Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka: Online abuse killing football

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has hit out the online abuse he’s copped. Xhaka has condemned the social media abuse that has been aimed at his family and believes it is “killing football”. “If I showed the others what they write, I think I have to close my social media, everyone has to close social media,” …

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Arsenal welcome back Thomas Partey for crunch Benfica clash

Arsenal have received a huge boost ahead of their crunch Europa League clash with Benfica on Thursday. The Gunners welcomed Thomas Partey back to full training on Tuesday. The Ghanian star has missed the last three games due to a thigh injury. Partey was viewed training before Sunday’s meeting with Manchester City, but was ultimately …

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Arsenal target 2 homegrown right-backs as Bellerin replacements

Tariq Lamptey and Max Aarons are among the right-backs Arsenal are considering as potential Hector Bellerin replacements this summer. As the season goes on, the rumours continue to grow surrounding a potential departure for Hector Bellerin. Most recently, reports have suggested he’s eager to move on this summer, with at least three or four top European clubs …

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