Malouda doesnt blame coaching staff

Florent Malouda does not think that the Chelsea coaching Staff was responsible for not him not getting playing time at the club towards the end of his career there.
As per Malouda, the coaches just did what they were asked to do by the Blues hierarchy and thus, there is no point putting blame on them.
Opening up to the press in France the other day, the veteran winger said, “They froze me out over there. They did whatever was possible to make sure that I suffer humiliation. They did not let me train with the first team. What they actually wanted to prove to me was that I didn’t have any right to make a call on my future.”

Florent Malouda does not think that the Chelsea coaching Staff was responsible for not him not getting playing time at the club towards the end of his career there. As per Malouda, the coaches just did what they were asked to do by the Blues hierarchy and thus, there is no point putting blame on them. Opening up to the press in France the other d…

Arteta Confident Arsenal Will Win More Trophies

Arsenal and Arsene Wenger accomplished a milestone during the previous season as they secured the FA Cup which ended their drought of trophies which saw them not being able on lifting any major pieces of silverware in over 7 years. Even though Arsenal failed on securing the Premier League title, it still was a fairly impressive season for Wenger as they were at the top of the English League for a substantially long period of time and one of the reasons why the team of Wenger dropped places was simply because of the astonishingly high amount of injured players.

Arsenal and Arsene Wenger accomplished a milestone during the previous season as they secured the FA Cup which ended their drought of trophies which saw them not being able on lifting any major pieces of silverware in over 7 years. Even though Arsenal failed on securing the Premier League title, it still was a fairly impressive season for Wenger as…

Arteta Future is “Major Concern”

Arsenal have been tracking the Bayern Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender in the last few weeks. The player could be signed for a reported £ 17 million in the summer. He play as the defensive midfielder for the German club. This transfer interest has started speculation about the future of midfielder Mikel Arteta. Manager Arsene Wenger determined that the future of Arteta is a major concern. The Spaniard, who came from Everton in an £ 10 million deal, only has a contract up until 2015. Wenger says that it is looking highly unlikely that Arteta will renew the deal since he might want a lengthier contract.

Arsenal have been tracking the Bayern Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender in the last few weeks. The player could be signed for a reported £ 17 million in the summer. He play as the defensive midfielder for the German club. This transfer interest has started speculation about the future of midfielder Mikel Arteta. Manager Arsene Wenger determined th…

INJURED ARSENAL

Some vital Arsenal players have suffered injuries off late and Mikel Arteta, the deputy skipper of the club, is worried about that, but, he hopes that his team keeps going as well as it has gone so far in the season and ends up winning the league.

In February, the Gunners will be up against a couple of strong opponents like Liverpool and Manchester United. They will have to defeat these two teams to keep themselves ahead of their title rivals, but, it’s hard to assume them doing that as they will be going into those matches with a slightly weaker line up.

Some vital Arsenal players have suffered injuries off late and Mikel Arteta, the deputy skipper of the club, is worried about that, but, he hopes that his team keeps going as well as it has gone so far in the season and ends up winning the league. In February, the Gunners will be up against a couple of strong opponents like Liverpool and Manches…

DRAW HURTS

Arsenal were involved in a 0-0 draw with Chelsea that hurt the chances of being top of the table on Christmas. Liverpool winning on Saturday meant that Brendan Rodgers’ men were top of the table on Christmas.

The match between Arsenal and Chelsea was a disappointment for the home team since they could not impose themselves on the match despite being the home advantage. Chelsea tried playing on the counter-attack and there were quite efficient with it. Frank Lampard came the closest to opening the scoring with an effort that hit the bar.

Arsenal were involved in a 0-0 draw with Chelsea that hurt the chances of being top of the table on Christmas. Liverpool winning on Saturday meant that Brendan Rodgers' men were top of the table on Christmas. The match between Arsenal and Chelsea was a disappointment for the home team since they could not impose themselves on the match despite …

ARTETA RELISHES SUAREZ BATTLE

Arsenal were heavily interested in signing Luiz Suarez from Liverpool for £40 million in the summer, but the Merseyside club decided not to sell him at any price to one of their domestic rivals. This resulted in the Uruguayan striker staying at Anfield despite stating that he would like to join Arsenal.

This season, he has been one of the exceptional seasons of the striker after having moved to the top of the goalscoring charts despite having missed much of the opening games due to suspension.

Even though Arsenal have a top quality striker in the form of Olivier Giroud, Arteta has stated that the club could have definitely done with the presence of the 26-year-old. The former Everton midfielder knows Suarez well after having lived very close to him during his Everton days.

Arsenal were heavily interested in signing Luiz Suarez from Liverpool for £40 million in the summer, but the Merseyside club decided not to sell him at any price to one of their domestic rivals. This resulted in the Uruguayan striker staying at Anfield despite stating that he would like to join Arsenal. This season, he has been one of the excep…

STRONGER NOW

Mikel Arteta has admitted that the new signings have strengthened Arsenal, but, at the same time, he has also said that it is a bit too early to compare this Arsenal side to the side that had lifted the Premier League trophy in 2004.

The Gunners have looked the best team in the ongoing Premier League so far. Their start was not the greatest as they had suffered defeat in their very first game against Wigan Athletic, but, after that, they turned things around in grand fashion. They won their next 5 league games on the trot and at this point of time, they are at the first position in the points table.

Not only the Gunners are going hammer and tongs in the Premier League games, they are doing the same in the matches of other tournaments too. Yesterday, they secured a convincing victory in a Champions League game against the Italian club Napoli. That was their second successive win in the Champions League.

In the press conference after that game, when Arteta was asked if he thinks this team is good enough to repeat what the team of 2004 had done, he said, “I wouldn’t say that we have got to that level, but, one thing is for sure that we are on the right path.”

“There is a close competition in the squad. All the guys know that they need to perform consistently; otherwise, they might end up getting dropped. So, everybody is working hard and trying to give 100%.”

When asked about the new signing Mesut Ozil who was the hero of Arsenal’s victory over Napoli, Arteta said, “We are fortunate to have got a player like him. His arrival has lifted the entire squad as well as the fans.”

Mikel Arteta has admitted that the new signings have strengthened Arsenal, but, at the same time, he has also said that it is a bit too early to compare this Arsenal side to the side that had lifted the Premier League trophy in 2004. The Gunners have looked the best team in the ongoing Premier League so far. Their start was not the greatest as t…

MORE SIGNINGS

Spaniard Mikel Arteta was a deadline day £ 10 million signing for Arsenal. He was one of players brought in after the humiliating 8-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

This is one of the biggest defeats suffered by Arsenal in their history and it was largely blamed due to the lack of new players in the team at the start of the campaign. Arsenal could be repeating history again because they have so far brought in only one player and that too on a free transfer. They have been in discussions with the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid to sign their players, but those attempts are proving futile.

Despite the lack of new names at the club, midfielder Arteta is confident that the club will be able to bring in a few names before the end of the transfer window. Arteta was a player who was capable of playing just behind the striker. He was primarily a playmaker, but the 30-year-old has been utilised as a defensive midfielder by Arsenal recently. This is due to the lack of players in this position following the departure of Alex Song. The club, though, have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich defensive midfielder Luis Gustavo, which could put Arteta in a more advanced position once again.

“It will happen. I have no doubts about it. It takes time but I know the boss is working really hard on it, and the board as well. It will happen for sure. I am very convinced but the great players normally come at the end of the transfer window. The clubs work hard to keep their best players and I think Arsenal will do well in the transfer window. I think we are going to start the season with new faces. That is what we are all hoping for,” said Arteta.

Spaniard Mikel Arteta was a deadline day £ 10 million signing for Arsenal. He was one of players brought in after the humiliating 8-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United. This is one of the biggest defeats suffered by Arsenal in their history and it was largely blamed due to the lack of new players in the team at the start of the campaign…

ARTETA LEARNS DARK ARTS

Spaniard Mikel Arteta used to be a creative playmaker during his Everton days, but he has been utilised more as a defensive midfielder by Arsenal since his £ 10 million move from Merseyside a few years ago.

Arsene Wenger has been using the 31-year-old as a defensive midfielder due to the lack of options, but it has become a position of his own in recent months. Arteta has now said that he has no worries about being played in a different position than he is used to playing in his career. Instead, he enjoys playing in a defensive position for Arsenal and he is happy to help the team out.

Alex Song used to be the defensive midfielder for Arsenal, but his surprise move to Barcelona meant that Arsenal were left without an option in this position at the start of the season. Arteta filled in this role, which later became his own position. It is unlikely to change in the new season as well.

Despite playing in a defensive role, Arteta contributed immensely to the team in goals as well. After making 43 appearances in all competitions, the Spaniard scored six goals in an otherwise poor season for Arsenal in which the once again failed to win any trophies.

“I feel very happy because I think I have found a level of consistency throughout the whole year. I was the man to play in a different role, I had to adapt and I did the best that I could. I have sacrificed myself a lot for the team and worked as hard as I could and tried to help my teammates. People may not understand why I don’t go forward more but this is my job, it wouldn’t be good for the team,” said the 31-year-old, who is a £ 10 million signing from Arsenal.

Spaniard Mikel Arteta used to be a creative playmaker during his Everton days, but he has been utilised more as a defensive midfielder by Arsenal since his £ 10 million move from Merseyside a few years ago. Arsene Wenger has been using the 31-year-old as a defensive midfielder due to the lack of options, but it has become a position of his own…

ARSENAL ON THE BRINK

Arsenal are on the brink of elimination from the Champions League this season after suffering a demoralising 3-1 defeat in the first leg against Bayern Munich. The Champions League was the only hope of a trophy for Arsenal this season, and this defeat has left Wenger with a lot of pressure.

The midfielder Mikel Arteta has added more pressure on Arsenal by saying that they were simply not good enough. Arsenal were thoroughly outplayed by a Bayern Munich team that finished in the Champions League final last season. Despite this, the team spent a lot of money on high profile players like Javi Martinez.

Arsenal, on the other hand, have been refusing to buy big name players for a number of years, which has contributed to their steady downfall. It has been eight years since Arsenal has lifted a major trophy, and there have already been calls for the manager Arsene Wenger to step down from his post. The prospect of qualifying for the Champions League next season looks extremely difficult leaving the team with several questions to be answered. Arteta has said that the team made several mistakes over the course of the match that proved to be the difference between the two teams.

“For them to be 3-1 up is not good enough from us. We made some mistakes that cost us a lot in the game. That was the difference. We put everything into the game. The first time they got around the box they scored. After that we conceded a sloppy goal at a corner again. Once it is 2-0 to a big team like this, it is a difficult game to play. We took some risks and we paid for it on the break. It’s hard to get it because it’s happening most weeks,” said Arteta.

Arsenal are on the brink of elimination from the Champions League this season after suffering a demoralising 3-1 defeat in the first leg against Bayern Munich. The Champions League was the only hope of a trophy for Arsenal this season, and this defeat has left Wenger with a lot of pressure. The midfielder Mikel Arteta has added more pressure on…