It’s Now European Qualification or Bust for Mikel Arteta

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And then there was one. Because Arsenal failed to qualify for Europe last season, they were only ever going to compete in a maximum of three competitions this season and after the recent cup calamities, including the Carabao Cup semi-final second-leg defeat to Liverpool, they now only have European qualification through the league to aim […] READ MORE



Midfield Remains Arsenal’s Biggest Problem

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When your opponent gifts you an assist, as was the case when Fred trod on David De Gea’s ankle and Emile Smith Rowe scored while the Spanish goalkeeper was still writhing around on his goal-line, and you still lose the match, you know you have a problem winning big games away from home. And so […] READ MORE



Mikel Arteta Hoping for Eddie Nketiah Stay Amidst Contract Saga

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After his side’s Carabao Cup fourth-round 2-0 win over Leeds United, Mikel Arteta was asked a few questions over Eddie Nketiah’s future. As ever with questions over player’s futures and contracts, the response was uncertain. Not much can be given away in these situations, yet what was clear is that the Spaniard believes Nketiah has […] READ MORE


Dominic Calvert-Lewin Considered Top Target for Arsenal Next Summer

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin is considered to be a priority for Arsenal next summer, according to Football.London. The Everton and England international striker is recognised as one of the best out-and-out strikers in the Premier League, and could replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack. Dominic Calvert-Lewin on Arsenal’s Transfer Targets Perfect Age to Replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang? Aged 24, […] READ MORE



Arsenal and Mikel Arteta Must Finally Find Some Consistency

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Consistency is the sporting equivalent of the Holy Grail – the ultra-elusive but utterly priceless commodity or quality that everyone endlessly seeks. At the moment, perhaps nobody seeks it more than Mikel Arteta and his Arsenal team, who have rebounded from losing their first three Premier League games to win the next three, including the […] READ MORE



Mikel Arteta Looks Like a Dead Manager Walking

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For Arsenal fans, it must feel like déjà vu all over again. And again. And again. And so on, ad infinitum. Indeed, it is arguably now more than 15 years since the club last had a manager worthy of the title, when Arsène Wenger was just the brilliant manager who focused exclusively on what happened […] READ MORE