Day: 15 March 2021

David Ornstein explains Gabriel Martinelli absence vs Spurs

Gabriel Martinelli’s absence from the Arsenal squad for the North London derby was purely a selection decision, but he remains highly-rated at the club. When Arsenal named their 20-man squad for the North London derby, Gabriel Martinelli was a notable absentee. Though he hasn’t played much lately, the teenager was still in the squad for …

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Smith Rowe and Nketiah called up for u21 European Championships

Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah have both made it into the England u21 squad for the u21 European Championship Group Stage. England announced their u21 squad for March on Monday morning, with Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah and Emile Smith Rowe making the cut. The u21 European Championships kicks off later this month, with the group stage being played over the …

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Video: Arteta opens up on Smith Rowe’s personality & input

Emile Smith Rowe put in another highly impressive performance in the victory over Tottenham at the weekend, and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is more than happy with his input. The 20 year-old has been called up for the England Under-21 side ahead of the Under-21 European Championships this summer, closing the door on any outside …

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Arteta was totally correct to drop Aubameyang against Spurs

Arteta was right for dropping Aubameyang for being “late”. Arsenal were due to play Tottenham Hotspur. One hour before the kick-off, social media went into a meltdown after Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was named on the bench for the match against neighbours Spurs. Mikel Arteta in his pre-match interview said that his star striker’s absence was due …

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Tactical Analysis: How Tottenham Hotspur’s poor game plan played into Arsenal’s hands

The North London derby has always been quite an important football match, but it usually has a telling impact on the top-four besides the local bragging rights it offers. This time, though, Tottenham Hotspur went into the clash down in seventh place, with Arsenal as many points below them in 10th. The Gunners’ European hopes …

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Mikel Arteta provides injury update on Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has provided an injury update on Bukayo Saka following the club’s 2-1 comeback win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday. The Gunners were the dominant side from the start of the game, but fell behind after a stunning rabona strike from substitute Erik Lamela in the 33rd minute. …

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Video: Arteta happy for Arsenal fans after beating Spurs ‘Aubameyang decision made on day’

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was delighted with their derby triumph against Tottenham on Sunday. It marked Arteta’s first win against Spurs as Arsenal manager as his team came from a goal down to win 2-1. The result was all the more significant with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left on the bench. Arteta confirmed the reason was …

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