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Arsenal handed injury boost ahead of Slavia Prague clash
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Arsenal handed injury boost ahead of Slavia Prague clash

Arsenal will be going into the Europa League quarter-final clash against Slavia Prague on Thursday with major confidence after being boosted by the return of Emile Smith Rowe, Granit Xhaka, and Bukayo Saka. The trio trained on Tuesday ahead of what could be a season-defining game for the Londoners. The three of them played no part in the 3 nil loss to Liverpool in the Premier League at the Emirates on Saturday. Xhaka missed the game due to illness while Saka and Smith Rowe were nursing hamstring and hip issues respectively. Mikel Arteta will be pleased with the return of the trio ahead of the first leg of the Europa League game against Slavia Prague at the Emirates on Thursday. READ: Home sides start on a high on day 1 of 2020/21 UCL quarterfinals However, whether the player...
Torreira wants Boca Juniors move, asks Red Devils star to join him
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Torreira wants Boca Juniors move, asks Red Devils star to join him

Arsenal FC midfielder Lucas Torreira who is presently on loan to Atletico Madrid has revealed that he wants to join Boca Juniors next season. The 25-year-old Uruguay international made this known in a chat with ESPN. Torreira explained his decision to want to play for the South American giants during the interview. He also added that he didn't want to join alone and wants his compatriot to join him on a new adventure if the move to Buenos Aires materializes. Reports suggest that Boca Juniors have been flirting with the idea of signing Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani in the last couple of months. Although the 33-year-old striker is discussing the possibility of extending his stay at Old Trafford, Torreira wants him to join him in moving to South America. READ: Buffon hi...
Sagna lauds Arsenal’s ‘clever’ treatment of William Saliba
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Sagna lauds Arsenal’s ‘clever’ treatment of William Saliba

Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has said that the club have not punished William Saliba by sending him out on loan this season. He went on to back the 20-year-old defender to still make his mark at the Emirates. Saliba joined Ligue 1 outfit Nice in January and is yet to make a senior appearance for the Gunners after his £27 million ($37m) move from Saint-Etienne in 2019. This action by the club resulted in suggestions that Mikel Arteta does not rate the Frenchman. Regardless, Sagna believes that Saliba will be a key man at the club. In a chat with Goal on whether he was surprised at the player's current situation at the club since he joined Saint-Etienne, Sagna responded: “I’m not surprised because he has joined the best league in the world. Being good in France is totally...
Stop picking Odegaard if he won’t sign a permanent deal
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Stop picking Odegaard if he won’t sign a permanent deal

Paul Merson has asked Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to stop picking Martin Odegaard for games if the midfielder is not going to make his move to the club permanent. The Norwegian is spending the second half of the 2020/21 season at the Emirates on loan from Real Madrid after finding game time difficult to come by under Zinedine Zidane. The North Londoners do not have the option of making the deal permanent and will need to return to the negotiation table in the summer if they wish to make a deal happen after the loan expires. Regardless, Odegaard's future at Real Madrid remains uncertain although reports suggest that the Norway captain has prioritized making it in Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Merson feels that Odegaard's arrival is hampering Emile Smith Rowe's development at the Emirate...
Odegaard opens up on his time at Arsenal thus far
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Odegaard opens up on his time at Arsenal thus far

Martin Odegaard has praised Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta for helping him at the club although he remains unsure about his future. The Norwegian has scored 2 goals in 12 games in all competitions since joining on loan from Real Madrid until the end of the season. Rumors are rife that the Gunners will make the deal permanent in the summer, and it is believed that such a deal will likely spell the end for the likes of Reiss Nelson and Dani Ceballos at the Emirates. Odegaard was very impressive in the Premier League game against West Ham as Arsenal came from 3 goals down to eventually draw 3 all on Sunday as he pulled strings in midfield. Regardless, when asked about his future in North London, he didn't give much away, saying; “I haven’t thought about what’ll happen in summer,” Od...
Silva – Partey is the type of player that Arsenal were missing
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Silva – Partey is the type of player that Arsenal were missing

Former Arsenal star and club legend Gilberto Silva has praised Thomas Partey and believes that the Ghana international is the best holding midfielder they've had since his departure in 2008. Partey made the move to Arsenal from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day, October 5 precisely after the London outfit paid his £45million release clause.  Although injuries have hampered his progress at the club this season, he is a good player and showed his class in the 2:1 win against Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby in the Premier League on Sunday. When Gilberto was asked if the Ghanaian is the best holding midfielder that Arsenal have had since his departure, he was full of praise for the midfielder and added that he makes others better such as Granit Xhaka and the defende...
Arsenal seal loan deal for Martin Odegaard
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Arsenal seal loan deal for Martin Odegaard

Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard has joined Premier League outfit Arsenal on loan until the end of the season. The 22-year-old spent last season on loan to Real Sociedad in La Liga where he impressed considerably. He returned to the Bernabeu in the summer and was expected to be given a role in the side under Zinedine Zidane. However, this was not the case as he found a place in the team hard to come by, hence the decision to leave on another loan adventure. READ: Arsenal join race for Barca target Eric Garcia Martin Odegaard was formerly one of the most talented and sought-after youngsters in Europe. He will now have the chance to show what he's made of in the Premier League; And where better than a club in dire need of a proper attacking midfielder? On agreeing to the...
Arsenal join race for Barca target Eric Garcia
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Arsenal join race for Barca target Eric Garcia

Arsenal have reportedly entered the race to sign Manchester City center-back Eric Garcia, reports in Spain have revealed. The 20-year-old is in the final six months of his contract with the Citizens and they are open to his departure for a fee of around £4.4million. La Liga giants Barcelona were the overwhelming favorites with Ronald Koeman keen to bring in the defender before the winter transfer window shuts on Monday. However, with the club's elections being delayed, any move may be unlikely this month. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Gunners have now joined the race for the young center-back. It can be recalled that Mikel Arteta played a part in the player's development in his time at Manchester City before leaving to become Arsenal boss in 2019. The report pointed out th...
Arsenal are now in a good place for the fight ahead
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Arsenal are now in a good place for the fight ahead

The 2020/21 Premier League season had been a dreadful one and one they were willing to forget in the red side of North London until the folks from the Blue side of London came visiting, and fortunes changed. Some months back, Arsenal were close to the relegation places but are now closer to the top 4 after rediscovering their mojo under Mikel Arteta, who surprisingly appears to have gotten his side back to their best. The Gunners have been revived and are now impressing in the Premier League despite struggling for a large part of the season. Just 5 points separate them from 4th place West Ham although some teams above and below them are yet to play. Mikel Arteta deserves the credit for steadying the ship as many folks had given up on the season, alongside top 4 hopes and title ...
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...