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Ian Wright reveals the two Arsenal qualities that impressed him during 1-1 draw vs Burnley
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Ian Wright reveals the two Arsenal qualities that impressed him during 1-1 draw vs Burnley

Arsenal legend Ian Wright hailed the Gunners' ability to create an array of chances and play out from the back during their 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday at Turf Moor. The Gunners made the perfect start in Lancashire, taking a sixth-minute lead through striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he latched onto Willian's forward pass. However, despite chances coming and going for Mikel Arteta's side, who were aiming to build on last Sunday's 3-1 win over Leicester City, they were made to pay shortly before half time when Granit Xhaka gifted the Clarets an equaliser. After receiving Bernd Leno's short pass, the midfielder looked to play the ball out to the right flank only for it to cannon straight into Chris Wood and into the back of the net, leaving the Switzerland international wi...
Match of the Day pundits troll Arsenal star Lacazette after ‘world-record’ scream vs Burnley
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Match of the Day pundits troll Arsenal star Lacazette after ‘world-record’ scream vs Burnley

By now, those of us in the media in the fortunate position to have been able to attend football matches during the pandemic have become used to the silence a football stadium can offer. For the past year, every word muttered has echoed around the ground, every footstep has been heard on the concourse and the noise generated by supporters has, very sadly, become a faint memory. Despite all of those things, which will soon hopefully disappear, this period of time has enabled journalists, as well as fans watching at home on TV without the added crowd noise feature, to pick up almost every word players have said between themselves and orders managers have barked out from the touchline. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soo...
‘Better than Bellerin!’ – Arsenal fans call for Calum Chambers decision after Burnley draw
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‘Better than Bellerin!’ – Arsenal fans call for Calum Chambers decision after Burnley draw

Arsenal fans have been raving over the performance of one player from the draw with Burnley on Saturday. The Gunners were left frustrated at Turf Moor, drawing 1-1 after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's early strike was cancelled out by a calamitous goal that saw Granit Xhaka blast the ball against Chris Wood from close range, an action that resulted in the equaliser. Mikel Arteta's men pressed and pressed but couldn't find the winner, hitting the woodwork more than once and pinning back a committed Burnley back-line to no avail. But while the latest Gunners slip-up will leave supporters frustrated, particularly after a dubious handball call that many believe should have resulted in an Arsenal penalty, there was one big positive. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Ta...
Stan Kroenke’s stance, true cost of hiring Mikel Arteta – 6 things learnt from Arsenal accounts
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Stan Kroenke’s stance, true cost of hiring Mikel Arteta – 6 things learnt from Arsenal accounts

Arsenal's accounts, released yesterday, revealed a loss of £47.8million despite a significant rise in commercial revenues, salary savings of almost £20million and more than £60million generated in player sales. Much of that is down to the impact of coronavirus, which has hampered two of their three main revenue streams, while their financial year ended on May 31 and therefore before Project Restart and their FA Cup win. But the figures should still come as a concern despite their strategic report referring to "the unwavering support and commitment" of the Kroenke family. “The results for the financial year have been materially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and the consequent lockdown and suspension of the 2019/20 football season," the club said. “The directors consider that the e...
Former Arsenal star says Willian ‘showed he is ready’ with message sent in win at Leicester
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Former Arsenal star says Willian ‘showed he is ready’ with message sent in win at Leicester

Former Arsenal star Gilberto Silva says that Willian sent a message with his performance against Leicester City, and it was an important to relieve some of the pressure on him. The Brazil international has not had the easiest transition after swapping Chelsea for Arsenal last summer, despite a great start in the opening game of the Premier League season against Fulham. After a number of performances that did not quite live up to his old standards, Willian was back on form with a man of the match performance in the 3-1 win against Brendan Rodgers' side at the King Power Stadium. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles And Silva says that it was important that he laid down a marker to prove that he still has what it takes to help the club. "Willian had a good game, it was...
Jack Grealish has explained his best position to Mikel Arteta amid Arsenal transfer links
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Jack Grealish has explained his best position to Mikel Arteta amid Arsenal transfer links

Jack Grealish says that he "could not care less" where he fits into a tactical system amid increasing links to an Arsenal transfer. The Aston Villa star has been almost constantly linked with a move away from the Midlands in recent seasons, with Manchester United also rumoured to be keen on the 25-year-old. Arsenal have been linked with a number of creative midfielders in the last year, with Houssem Aouar close to joining the club in the summer transfer window, while Martin Odegaard did join the club on a six-month loan deal from Real Madrid. Grealish insists that it does not matter to him where he is deployed on the pitch, and that his free role at Aston Villa gives him the opportunity to make an impact in a number of areas. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles "I ...
Arsenal can solve problem with Grealish and Lamptey as Arteta voices Tottenham frustration
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Arsenal can solve problem with Grealish and Lamptey as Arteta voices Tottenham frustration

Here are your Arsenal morning headlines for Thursday, March 4 Arteta complains at Spurs' fixture switch Mikel Arteta admits next weekend's north London derby won't be played in "equal conditions" because the switching of Tottenham's Europa League first-leg tie against Dinamo Zagreb favours them. Both Arsenal and Spurs were due to play next Thursday's Round of 32 ties away from London but Tottenham's game has now been moved back to the capital due to UEFA rules that teams from the same city can't play at home on the same It means Arsenal must travel to Greece to play Olympiacos before flying back and preparing for Sunday's derby, whereas Spurs would have remained at home. Read More Related Articles "Unfortunately it’s not going to change,” Arteta said, in quotes reported by The Guardian...
Arsenal fans spot potential Martin Odegaard transfer hint amid talk of Real Madrid exit
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Arsenal fans spot potential Martin Odegaard transfer hint amid talk of Real Madrid exit

Arsenal fans believe Martin Odegaard is getting very comfortable at the Emirates Stadium. Odegaard has now been with the Gunners for just over a month having joined on a loan deal from Real Madrid until the end of the season late in the January transfer window. The Norwegian has since made seven appearances for Arsenal, starting four, and he also came off the bench in the first half on Sunday as Mikel Arteta's men defeated Leicester City in the Premier League. Odegaard is yet to contribute with a goal or an assist, but his influence has been felt, playing a part in the build-up to a number of goals, including one from Nicolas Pepe last time out. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now And there i...
Tony Adams tells Martin Odegaard what he must prove during Arsenal loan spell
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Tony Adams tells Martin Odegaard what he must prove during Arsenal loan spell

Arsenal legend Tony Adams believes the 'jury is out' on Real Madrid loan star Martin Odegaard. The Gunners signed Odegaard on loan until the end of the season towards the end of the January transfer window with Mikel Arteta short of creativity in the first half of the campaign. Odegaard was introduced teasingly, but he has started two of Arsenal's last three and he also came on in the first half as Arsenal beat Leicester City 3-1 away from home on Sunday. The Norwegian midfielder's influence has been felt with quick, smart passes aplenty, but former Arsenal defender Adams is still unsure whether Odegaard is suited to the Premier League. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “The Premier League...
Arsenal need to sacrifice Europa League football to fulfil Mikel Arteta’s rebuilding project
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Arsenal need to sacrifice Europa League football to fulfil Mikel Arteta’s rebuilding project

Arsenal had a rare high in the Premier League on Sunday, fighting back from behind to defeat Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium. The Gunners' victory over Brendan Rodgers' top-four chasers was the best result under Mikel Arteta since the turn of the year, with the impressive victory reminding fans of the Boxing Day win against Chelsea. While Arsenal are still outsiders to secure a top-four finish and Champions League football, the eight-point deficit to a West Ham side currently occupying the position is a margin that can be cut in the final 12 matches of the season. The issue for Arsenal, however, is that it would take a considerable turn of events for that to occur and if they fall short, another season in the Europa League could be on the cards. Video Loading Video...