Mikel Arteta has lavished praise on the ‘phenomenal’ Eddie Nketiah following his performance for Arsenal on Thursday evening. The Gunners maintained their excellent form by thumping Bodo/Glimt 3-0 during a Europa League outing at the Emirates Stadium last night. And Nketiah opened the scoring for Arsenal, scoring for his fourth-successive Europa League game that he has started for the North Londoners.
AC MILAN OPEN TALKS WITH ARSENAL MIDFIELDER SAMBI LOKONGA OVER MOVE
According to Tutto Mercato Web, Albert Sambi Lokonga could leave Arsenal this summer with reigning Serie A champions AC Milan interested in acquiring his services. Lokonga signed for Arsenal only last year, arriving from RSC Anderlecht, penning a five-year contract until the summer of 2026.
ARSENAL: CITY REJECT GABRIEL JESUS BID
Premier League champions Manchester City have reportedly turned down a bid from Arsenal for one of their players. Brazil international Gabriel Jesus is a target for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal this summer and they have opened talks to sign the player. The aforementioned Arsenal bid was revealed by Charles Watts, the Arsenal correspondent for popular media outlet Goal. It was revealed that the Arsenal bid for Jesus was around £30m and it was rejected by City who want £50m for the player.
Manchester Cityhave boosted their attacking options with the signings of ErlingHaaland and Julian Alvarez ahead of the new season. To this effect, Jesus is keen to leave the club forregular first-team football. He was not guaranteed a place in the City starting XI amidst the plethora of stars at the club before the signings of Haaland and Alvarez. His playing time will most likely be affected more with thenew attackers set to join ahead of the new season.
ARSENAL STEP UP MOVE FOR JESUS AFTER ARTETA CHOOSES YOP TARGET
Arsenal will step up their pursuit of Gabriel Jesus after Mikel Arteta made the Manchester City striker his top forward transfer target. The Gunners are close to tying down Eddie Nketiah to a new five-year contract, worth around £100,000-a-week, and are ready to press ahead with a move for Jesus. Representatives for the 25-year-old Brazilian have been in England this week for talks over his future, with Tottenham and Juventus also interested.
Jesus has just one year left on his contract at City, who are inclined to sell him this summer if he will not agree an extension. Arsenal have been scouting several strikers in a similar mould to Jesus, including Lille’s Jonathan David, but their interest in the Canadian has cooled. Arsenal missed out on qualifying for the Champions League but it is hoped Jesus can still be tempted by the project under Arteta, with whom he worked at City during his time as an assistant to Pep Guardiola.
ARTETA SPEAKS ON TOP-FOUR HOPES
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.
ARSENAL EYE FOURTH SPOT AGAINST HAMMERS
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.
NORWICH, A MUST-WIN GAME – ARTETA
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 HANDED EARLY PRESEASON BOOST
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.
FIVE ARSENAL UNTOUCHABLES REVEALED
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.
ARTETA DELIGHTED WITH COMPLETE PERFORMANCE
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.