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Arteta – Pepe needs more game time to thrive
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Arteta – Pepe needs more game time to thrive

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has vowed to help Nicolas Pepe succeed in his time at Arsenal, and stated that the winger needs more playing time to flourish at the club. Pepe joined Arsenal from Lille in 2019 in a deal worth £72million, making him the club's record signing. In his first season, he scored 8 goals but has struggled to make a mark and establish himself as a mainstay in Arteta's first eleven. Arteta criticized the Ivorian for being sent off in the draw against Leeds before Christmas. However, due to the injury to Gabriel Martinelli and Willian's poor run of form, he may find himself playing more games. "We need to help him to (succeed)," Arteta said. "In order to do that he needs minutes, he needs consistency in the team and when he has that, he needs to show he is capa...
Arteta asked to play Emile Smith Rowe ahead of Willian and Pepe
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Arteta asked to play Emile Smith Rowe ahead of Willian and Pepe

Ian Wright has advised Arsenal to give Emile Smith Rowe more game time ahead of the likes of Willian and Nicolas Pepe or regret losing him. Smith Rowe has started the last three games for the Gunners under the tutelage of Mikel Arteta and the three games have ended in victories for the North Londoners. Therefore, Ian Wright has urged Arteta to stick with the 20-year-old in upcoming games or lose the potential the Englishman possesses. It can be recalled that Arsenal let Serge Gnabry leave for just £5million back in 2016 and the German international has established himself as a mainstay at Bayern Munich. In a chat with Wrighty's House Podcast, he said: 'It must be brilliant going into training at the moment for someone like Emile Smith Rowe. READ: Keane – Fernandes must do mo...
Gunners thrashing highlights Blues’ recent poor away form
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Gunners thrashing highlights Blues’ recent poor away form

December has been a frustrating month for Frank Lampard and Chelsea in the Premier League, and more so with the 3:1 loss to an out-of-sorts Arsenal team on boxing day. The Blues have been inconsistent away from home and have now lost 3 in a row to Everton, Wolves, and Mikel Arteta's Arsenal. Arsenal had been struggling for weeks in the Premier League but still took the Blues to the cleaners even with an unfamiliar line-up. It was a game where their London rivals were supposed favorites for all three points. The Blues who have been impressive since Edouard Mendy replaced Kepa Arrizabalaga are now struggling for goals, and have been very poor on the road. GET THE LATEST FREE FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS HERE Further proof of their disastrous away-form is the result against Arsenal who...
Arteta – Arsenal must take the bullets for poor season
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Arteta – Arsenal must take the bullets for poor season

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has called on his squad to take the bullets as they continue to receive heavy criticisms for what has been a disappointing season thus far. He went on to vow that he would lead by example in accepting the criticisms. Arsenal have made their worst start in the Premier League since 1974. The 1 nil loss at home to Burnley on Sunday ensured that they had lost 4 consecutive league home games for the first time in 61 years, and sit just 5 points above the relegation zone in 15th. This wasn't envisaged after Mikel Arteta and his men won the FA Cup in his first season in charge. Regardless, he has urged his squad to be up and doing when they host a high flying Southampton side in the Premier League on Wednesday. "I feel the pressure all the time," he said. ...
Blow for Arsenal! Leipzig set to get cut-price deal for Szoboszlai
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Blow for Arsenal! Leipzig set to get cut-price deal for Szoboszlai

Hungary star Dominik Szoboszlai was the subject of interest from some of Europe's elite clubs and Premier League outfit Arsenal were strongly linked with a move for the player.  However, it appears that Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig are set to close a deal as recent reports suggest that the Germans may pay less than the original €25 million buyout clause in his Red Bull Salzburg contract.  This will be a major blow for Arsenal who were hoping for a deal in January, with the player's services urgently needed at the Emirates. According to a previous report by The Athletic, any club harboring an interest in Szoboszlai and looking to activate the clause would have to notify the player by the 15th to inform Salzburg of his desire to move elsewhere. The club in question would then sub...
Arteta calls for VAR to be introduced in the Europa League
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Arteta calls for VAR to be introduced in the Europa League

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has called for VAR to be introduced to the Europa League. His side beat Molde 4:1 on Thursday night to maintain their 100% start in the competition but the Spaniard was forced to question an awful offside call against Eddie Nketiah. The Norwegians took the lead in the game against all odds via a long-range effort from Martin Ellingsen before a goal by Nketiah from a Nicolas Pepe cross was chalked off after the assistant raised his flag. Replays of the incident showed that Nketiah was at least a yard onside. However, due to the absence of VAR, the goal was ruled out. Arsenal bounced back with goals from Kristoffer Haugen and Sheriff Sinya before Pepe and Willock capped it off with fine finishes. Regardless, Arteta was not pleased with UEFA's decision...
Roy Keane compares Partey to old rival Patrick Vieira
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Roy Keane compares Partey to old rival Patrick Vieira

Former Man United captain Roy Keane has praised Arsenal's new boy in midfield Thomas Partey after an impressive and commanding display in the center of the park in the Gunners' 1 nil victory over the Red Devils at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday. He added that the Ghana international reminded him of his old rival Patrick Vieira. Partey joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid this summer and has been impressive for the Mikel Arteta led side since making his debut last month. The gallant midfielder was a stand-out performer in the victory at Old Trafford and Keane couldn't help but applaud and compare the Ghanaian to another Arsenal midfield great in the person of Patrick Vieira. “Partey was outstanding,” Keane told Sky Sports.  “The more I look at him, the more I wish h...
Top 10 imports for the 2020/21 Premier League season
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Top 10 imports for the 2020/21 Premier League season

Premier League action returns this weekend with some cracking fixtures. Regardless, all eyes will be on some of the high profile imports to England as they go about their business on the pitch.  Some of the new players have hit the ground running while some are still warming up to the style of football in the Premier League.  We wait to see how they prove their skills and consistency as Premier League football returns this week. Here are our top 10 new imports to the Premier League for the 2020/21 season in no particular order, and we wait to see how things pan out for them at their various clubs this season. Kai Havertz - Chelsea The 21-year-old German international has been described as a generational talent. He arrived at Chelsea this summer after impressing with Bayern Leve...
Why Arsenal should make Thomas Partey a priority
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Why Arsenal should make Thomas Partey a priority

Arsenal are one of the Premier League clubs that have made the news in recent weeks with regards to reinforcements in midfield. They've been heavily linked with summer moves for Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid and Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyon. The Gunners have started the season brilliantly, although they were pegged back by the 3:1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield on Monday night. The London-based Premier League club now under the management of Mikel Arteta have been heavily linked with a summer move for the aforementioned duo. However, it remains to be seen if the parent clubs of these targets will be willing to agree to their terms being offered by the Premier League club as this has not been the case thus far. READ: The Flick and Bayern combo is just too formidable Regar...
Arsenal to settle for second loan move for Ceballos
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Arsenal to settle for second loan move for Ceballos

Dani Ceballos will have to wait for a while before making his dream permanent move to Arsenal. Real Madrid are still in charge of the player's future and it appears that he may make another loan move to the Emirates. The Spaniard was hoping for a permanent move to Arsenal this summer as there is no room for him at Santiago Bernabeu. Reports even suggested that Arteta discussed with him, on the possibility of another return to the Premier League for another year. Arsenal went on to seek a move for the player and it appears that they will be getting him for just another year. Ceballos was decent for the Gunners last season and was crucial in their FA Cup triumph against Chelsea. The Spaniard was impressive under Mikel Arteta. "I'm very happy at Arsenal," Ceballos said to Sky Sports ...