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 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


Manchester City faceSchalke O4 this evening in the first of two competitions slated for the Blues this week the other the FA Cup clash at Swansea in the weekend. If City are able to come out of the two clashes unscathed this would add more credence to the noise about a potential quadruple.

Pep Guardiola has been quick to downplay any notion about the quadruple but the longer Manchester City continue to win the louder it would grow. The excuse of injuries and the squad being stretched is true to some degrees but Guardiola and his coaching staff which includes Mikel Arteta have been able to manage this excellently.
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Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta is of the opinion that the club’s players are the best crop anyone can find in the world at the moment.

Arteta stood in for fellow Spaniard Pep Guardiola when the manager received a touchline ban for City’s Champions League opening game against Olympique Lyonnais in September last year.
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City can still improve

Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta believes that his team can still improve. He said that it is true that they have made a good start to the season but he thinks that the team can still become better. He said that when analyzing games afterward you can see that there are some mistakes and that they should work on eliminating those mistakes.

He said that when playing against the better sides these mistakes can cause problems and this is why they need to improve. He said that the Manchester City players should learn how to keep possession better and make sure that they do not open themselves up for counter-attacks.
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