Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has had his say on his team’s top-four hopes in the Premier League ahead of the London Derby duel with Brentford on Saturday. Arteta was asked about the possibility of finishing in the top-four places at the end of this season’s Premier League campaign during his pre-match presser for the Brentford game. The Gunners had earlier been installed by the bookmakers as favourites to clinch fourth spot behind the top three namely defending champions Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. Arsenal were made favourites after their rivals dropped points over the past one week.Mikel Arteta and his players are in a fight for fourth spot with Manchester United, West Ham United, Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur.

On the fight for top-four, Mikel Arteta told the media men at his virtual press conference that they are looking far ahead of themselves and that they are taking it a game at a time.
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Arsenal have fourth spot in their sights ahead of their Premier League home clash with London rivals West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium later this week. The Gunners welcome their London opponents with the knowledge that a win will take them above their guests and into the top four for the first time this season as far as the Premier League log is concerned.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has seen his team waste an opportunity to take fourth position on the league table in the past weeks and he would be hoping that history won’t repeat itself against the Hammers.
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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says the Premier League encounter with Norwich City is a must-win game for him and his players. The Gunners manager said this in his pre-match presser ahead of the game billed for the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Mikel Arteta is under pressure to deliver the three points at stake against Norwich City after the poor start to the season which saw Arsenal lose all their first three games without scoring any goal. Mikel Arteta told reporters during his pre-match press conference earlier this week that Arsenal need to start winning games to climb up the league table. Continue reading


Arsenal have been handed an early preseason boost following the news that two young players are on the verge of committing their futures to the club. It was revealed by Football London that teenage winger Kido Taylor-Hart and highly rated shot stopper Arthur Okonkwo are closing in on new contracts with the Gunners. The news released on Thursday evening said that they will sign long-term Arsenal contracts.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and the first team playersreturned to training this week as they begin preparations for the new season.Arteta and the Arsenal players will travel to Scotland for a training camp next week and the aforementioned young players are expected to be in the travelling party. While they are in Scotland, Mikel Arteta and his players will take on Hibernian and Scottish champions Rangers.
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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has a lot of work to do as he prepares for the new campaign which starts in August. He was the man at the helm of affairs as the Gunners failed to qualify for European football for the first time in 26 years.

Mikel Arteta is now under more pressure to arrest the recent decline at Arsenal and a lot of the his players have been linked with moves away from the club as he prepares to carry out a major surgery on his team in time for the new season. The Gunners have been linked with several players to potentially replace the outgoing players. Some of the players being linked to Arsenal include Norwich City midfielder Emiliano Buendia, Ajax Amsterdam shot stopper Andre Onana, Inter Milan right-back AchraafHakimi and many more.
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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta expressed his satisfaction with the performance of his players during the 4-0 thrashing of hosts Sparta Prague in the second leg of their round of eight tie in the Europa League. Arteta and his players needed to win to have a chance of going through to the semis of the competition after the first leg ended in a 1-1 draw.

The Gunners were wasteful in the first leg at the Emirates Stadium last week Thursday with Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette the big culprit. He missed some gilt-edged opportunities before Ivorian player Nicholas Pepe gave the hosts the lead at the expense of the Czech Republic guests in the last five minutes of the encounter. However, Mikel Arteta and his players could not hold on with Sparta Prague defender Tomas Doles getting the all-important equaliser.

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Arsenal fans will be excited about the recent news coming out of the London club after manager Mikel Arteta confirmed that the Gunners will be on the lookout and in the hunt for new players so they can continue the build-up process and get back to where they belong.

Following the unofficial departure of Mesut Özil, the club’s supporters kept raising their eyebrows and asking questions like who they would be signing as the German playmaker’s replacement after ending his nightmare career at Arsenal. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirmed on Friday afternoon that Mikel Arteta has finally convinced young midfielder Martin Odegaard to finally make a loan switch to the north side of London from Spanish giants Real Madrid as they continue to rebuild the squad. Continue reading



Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has paid to the late Diego Armando Maradona who passed away on Wednesday. Argentine Diego Maradona is widely regarded as one of the best players to ever grace the round leather game and tributes have been pouring in for the man who’s also known as D1OS or El Pibe.

Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 after succumbing to cardiac arrest. In his tribute, Mikel Arteta said that Maradona inspired cities wherever he played as described him as a true great.The Arsenal boss confessed that he was a big fan of the 1986 World Cup winner. Mikel Arteta said his death is a sad moment for the footballing world. Continue reading



Mikel Arteta is keen on adding a midfielder to the first team before the summer window closes in two weeks, per reports. The Arsenal first team manager – promoted recently from his Head Coach role when he joined in December – has been on the heels of Atletico’s Thomas Partey and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar, hoping to land one this summer.

The Gunners have started the season well, beating Fulham 3-0 away and West Ham at home 2-1, off the back of their Community Shield win over Premier League champs Liverpool.
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Arsenal could part ways with club captain and top goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The player and the club have agreed to part ways. The player told the club he will not sign a new deal. Both club and player weigh up their respective options looking ahead, and it has been decided that it is best they go separate ways.

Aubameyang who arrived as a club record signing for the Gunners has less than 18 months on his contract. He arrived just a little over two years ago and has scored 61 goals in fewer than 100 appearances. Still, it is now possible that the relationship between the two is just a short one.
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