Arsenal ace Ozil won’t fret about spot of bother, says Arteta

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Mesut Ozil won’t allow his spot-kick blunder against Marseille to dent his confidence, says Arsenal team-mate Mikel Arteta. Gunners playmaker Ozil had his penalty parried by Steve Mandanda just before the break as Arsene Wenger’s side ran out comfortable 2-0 winners in the Champions League clash at the Emirates. The victory puts Wenger’s men on […]

Monaco to Offer £34m for Walcott, Arteta Rejects Hansen’s Criticism, Rodgers’ Views on Arsenal’s Suarez Pursuit, Bender Extension…

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Monaco to Offer Arsenal £34m for Walcott – Report AS Monaco are thinking about making a £34million offer to Arsenal for Theo Walcott, according to a report published in the Daily Mail. The tabloid, as is customary with their rumours, haven’t given away any sources at all. There is no mention either of why the […]

Wenger Sings Ozil’s Praises, Napoli Win the Best of the Season for Arteta, Giroud’s Ballon D’Or Ambitions…

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Wenger Sings Ozil’s Praises Arsene Wenger, not for the first time, sang Mesut Ozil’s praises after the Arsenal playmaker ran the show in the club’s 2-0 win over SSC Napoli on Tuesday night at Emirates Stadium. The 24-year-old midfielder first opened the scoring in the eighth minute by superbly finishing Aaron Ramsey’s cross from the […]

Ozil and Di Maria Reject Arsenal Interest, Podolski Hamstrung, Flamini Signs, Walcott Unconcerned…

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Ozil and Di Maria Reject Arsenal Interest Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil has followed his teammates Karim Benzema and Angel di Maria in rejecting a potential move to Arsenal. There were rumours of the trio being unsettled due to Real’s big-money move for Tottenham winger Gareth Bale and their interest in Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. […]

Pardew Criticises Arsenal’s ‘Derisory’ Cabaye Bid, Carragher’s Views on Panicking Gunners, Pogba Bid Coming…

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Pardew Criticises Arsenal’s ‘Derisory’ Cabaye Bid Arsenal FC yesterday did to Newcastle United what Manchester United had done to Everton a day earlier. The Gunners, under pressure from their fans to strengthen their squad, decided to pursue Magpies midfielder Yohan Cabaye’s signature but offered only £10.2million for him, and their attempt was deservedly rejected. It refreshed […]

Gustavo Signs for Wolfsburg, Arteta Out for a Month, Wilshere Demands Mature Gunners, PSV Pair…

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Gunners Lose Gustavo Battle Too Arsenal FC’s efforts to recruit quality players have been met with yet another disappointment after it was confirmed that Brazil international Luiz Gustavo has rejected them in favour of signing for Wolfsburg. The Gunners had agreed a transfer fee of £17.2million with Bayern Munich and desperately wanted to sign him […]

Gervinho and Chamakh Leaving, Rodgers Accuses Arsenal Of ‘Playing Games’, Wilshere Wants Suarez…

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Gervinho and Chamakh On Verge Of Arsenal Exit Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho are close to leaving Arsenal for pastures new. The Gunners are ready to take a hit of almost £4million on Gervinho just two years after signing him from Lille for £10.8m. He is currently in Italy finalising his […]

Backpage Roundup: Arteta Retains Penalty Taking Role, No Progress Over Walcott Deal, Fans Told To Behave, Wilshere Defends Wenger’s Record and More

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Arteta Retains Penalty Taking Role Mikel Arteta will continue to take penalty kicks for Arsenal despite his last weekend’s injury time miss against Fulham, coach Arsene Wenger has confirmed. It was thought that the Spaniard would be relieved of penalty kicking duties after that miss, but Wenger has made it clear that he still has […]

Arsenal vs Schalke: Match preview

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After a disappointing defeat to Norwich City, Arsenal would be expected to respond tomorrow evening with the visit of Schalke to the Emirates Stadium. In recent seasons, Champions League home games have proved largely comfortable for the Gunners, especially in the group stages. The last time Arsenal lost a home game in the Champions League? […]

Backpage roundup: Wenger wants Lopez, Arteta has managerial bug, Djourou eyes loan exit, Martinez ready to help and more

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Wenger Wants Adrian Lopez Arsenal will be making a move for Atletico Madrid’s unsettled striker Adrian Lopez in the winter transfer window, according to a report published by Goal.com. The website claims coach Arsene Wenger has found out that there is a release clause in Lopez’s contract that can be triggered by a bid of […]

Deja vu, all over again

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We’ve been here before, haven’t we? Too many times. Star player…club captain…one-man team…selling club. The words have lost all meaning. Though I have been toughened up by so many recent experiences (or perhaps simly grown numb to the modern running of Arsenal FC) I have to, as ever, express my disappointment at Arsene Wenger and […]

There’s a talented player in there somewhere

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I have to admit that I naively raised an eyebrow yesterday when Roberto Mancini, chasing a much-needed win at Newcastle, took off attacking midfielder Samir Nasri for defensive midfielder Nigel De Jong. In the end, this turned out to be the masterstroke that won City the game, and possibly the league title. Having been largely […]

Arteta success story continues

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There could not be a more fitting match-winner yesterday than Mikel Arteta, who fired in a glorious late winner from long range to beat moneybags Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium. While Arsenal lost big names in Fabregas and Nasri last summer – the latter, importantly, going to City – the comparibly modest Arteta was […]

There is only the end of the season

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Yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to relegation strugglers QPR summed up Arsenal’s season, just as every game seems to do at the moment. We learned nothing new yesterday, and won’t until the season ends. I said it a few months ago – it’s all about who messes up least often. We put together a surprisingly good run […]

Tougher tests to come, but the confidence is flowing

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Arsenal made easy work of Aston Villa yesterday with a 3-0 win at the Emirates Stadium. In doing so, the Gunners made it seven league wins in a row, and did not concede a single shot on goal to their opponents; they are the first team to do this on more than one occasion this […]

EXCLUSIVE: RVP is so in love with Arsenal, says Arteta

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Mikel Arteta has revealed that Arsenal team-mate Robin Van Persie simply loves the club. And he has hailed the forward as one of the world’s greatest strikers. Gunners skipper RVP led AW’s troops to a magnificent, glorious and resplendent hammering of the team that dare not speak its name at the Emirates yesterday to boost our […]

Tactical blunder sends us packing

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Arsene Wenger has never been a great tactician, but tonight his bizarre decision killed us from the start. The boss was looking, as we all were, at the state of the San Siro pitch. The wings looked deliberately battered to give us a hard time in one of our stronger positions. We’ve played on some […]

Tasty Rambo’s Arsenal role is one to relish

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Welcome to Arsenal FC 2011 – home of the £9.90 burger. That’s what is cost me to fill my face at half-time yesterday as the glorious Gunners crusied to a 3-0 win over West Brom. Admittedly, I was in Club Level. Admittedly, it was a gourmet version with a few chips and a smattering of […]

Arteta: I must help Arsenal win trophies

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Mikel Arteta knows he must live with the pressure of being at Arsenal if he is to perform in a  can lead us to somne silverware. After a solid display in the 1-1 draw in Dortmund, he had his morning’s papers on his move from Goodison to the Ems.He tells the Daily Star: “Winning a […]

Why Arteta can make Arsenal tick again

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His arrival at Arsenal wasn’t met with anything approaching jubilation. He was no marquee signing. Consistent and efficient on the pitch, and quiet and modest off it, The contrast between Mikel Arteta’s understated entrance and Fabregas’ regal arrival at Camp Nou, could not be starker. But this contrast does not extend to their talents. You […]

Arsenal’s Arteta worth a flutter to gun down Swans

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Mikel Arteta is poised to make his Arsenal debut against Swansea in the Premier League at the Emirates today and it could be worth a flutter on the Spaniard scoring the first goal.   You can have  FREE £20 bet on this thanks to our partnership with Unibet. And they go 9.0 for him to […]

Wenger has changed and Arsenal will flourish

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For many Arsenal fans, Saturday brings a mixture of optimism and caution. Following the defeat at Old Trafford, the future direction of the club has been questioned and debated in the press and in the pubs alike. The collective voice suggests that Arsenal can no longer compete at the top level for player transfers and […]

New Arsenal star Mertesacker found woefully lacking

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Who would have thought that Swansea at home this Saturday would be such a pivotal game in the Arsenal’s Premier League campaign? Not this subscriber, that’s for sure. You see, I saw the season thus far panning out like this; Geordies away, three points, nae messin’, man. Bin-dippers at home? Well, our home record agianst […]

Arteta: I’m so excited ahead of Arsenal debut

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Mikel Arteta says he is really excited ahead of playing for the Arsenal and is keen to show Gooners how he can help us get back on track. The Spanish midfielder, signed for £10m from Everton on transfer deadline day, is in line to face Swansea at the Emirates in the Premier League in what will be his […]

Arsenal new boy Arteta gets young Gunners buzzin’

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Arsenal new boy Mikel Arteta is a quality signing judging by the impression he made on the young Gunners he trained with this morning. Arsene Wenger splashed out £10million for the Spanish midfielder from Everton as the transfer window closed on deadline day on a four-year deal. The purchase of the player was seen as a direct […]