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Arsenal press conference: Mikel Arteta on Europa League exit and poor Gunners display

Mikel Arteta is set to face the press after his side’s 0-0 draw with Villarreal at the Emirates Stadium in their Europa League semi final second leg which saw them go out 2-1 on aggregate. The Gunners went close on a few of occasions as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck the woodwork twice but ultimately hardly laid …

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Player Ratings: Arsenal 0-0 Villareal – Bellerin and Partey disappoint but Smith Rowe impresses

Bernd Leno: Some smart saves when called upon but not really too much to do on the night. Decent playing out from the back when required. 6.7 Hector Bellerin: Was deservedly given the nod after a strong display against Newcastle but did little to reward his manager’s faith. Gave the ball away frequently and awful in …

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Arsenal v Villareal : Confirmed line-ups – Arsenal name an attacking side for the semi-final clash

Arsenal have named their starting line-ups for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg at Emirates Stadium. Xhaka at LB, with Saka in the Ceballos role? Or Saka at LB with Xhaka back in midfield? Source: arsenal.com Villareal Line-up: 13 G. Rulli – 2 Mario Gaspar (c) – 3 Albiol – 4 Pau Torres – 24 Pedraza …

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Arsene Wenger weighs in with his Arsenal v Villarreal prediction

Arsene Wenger has predicted Arsenal’s game vs Villarreal at the Emirates later today. The Gunners faces Unai Emery’s side, hoping to reach the final of the competition. They lost the first leg in Spain 2-1 and they will want to make their away goal count for them in this return leg. The game is arguably …

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Lacazette and sharp Tierney seen in Arsenal training ahead of Villarreal semi

Alexandre Lacazette and Kieran Tierney were seen at Arsenal training on Wednesday ahead of their Europa League semfinal against Villarreal. Both striker Lacazette and fullback Tierney are fitness doubts for the game tonight, but they looked sharp in training at the club’s London Colney base. Tierney particularly appeared ready to play after taking part in …

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Player Ratings: Villareal 2-1 Arsenal – A poor performance by Arsenal

Despite the the poor performance Arsenal managed to get an all important away goal through Pepe penalty. Here are the ratings: Bernd Leno – 6.8 Can’t blame him for the goals and pulled off a great save that kept Arsenal in the game. Calum Chambers – 5.2 Very average performance by the Englishman. Pablo Mari – 5.0 …

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Match Report: Villareal 2-1 Arsenal – A game of two different halves

Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat to Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final tie on Thursday. A tense encounter in the province of Castellon saw both sides finish the match with ten men, as Villarreal boss Unai Emery managed to upset his former employers. Five minutes …

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Villareal v Arsenal Confirmed Line-ups: Ødegaard starts, Aubameyang returns to the bench

Martin Ødegaard making his return to the starting line-up in the place of Eddie Nketiah as Mikel Arteta has made one changs from the side that lost 1-0 to Everton last Friday. This will be the first time that the Gunners have come up against their former manager Unai Emery since he quit the club …

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Arteta admits looking forward to clash with ‘predecessor’ Emery

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will take on Unai Emery‘s Villarreal in the semi-final of the Europa League, and the Spaniard claims he is looking forward to meeting his predecessor. The Gunners boss admits he is expecting a ‘tough game’ when his side take on the Spanish side, naming Emery as the competition’s most successful manager. Will this …

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Arsenal clash ‘nothing new’ for Emery ahead of Europa League semi-final

Unai Emery insists facing a former club is nothing new to him as he aims to steer Villarreal to a first European final at the expense of previous employers Arsenal. Villarreal made it through to the last four of the Europa League thanks to a 3-1 aggregate triumph over Dinamo Zagreb, who were surprise conquerors of Tottenham …

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