Arteta wants ‘pain’ from Europa League exit to spur on his Arsenal players

Mikel Arteta wants his Arsenal players to harness the pain of their Europa League exit to Villarreal to sink lowly West Brom on Sunday. The Gunners could only draw 0-0 against former boss Unai Emery’s side on Thursday night as they missed out on a coveted Europa League final place. After an inconsistent Premier League […]

Arteta will still be Arsenal boss next season but pressure is mounting

Mikel Arteta is under increasing pressure to transform Arsenal’s fortunes following their feeble European exit to Villarreal, but is expected to be given until the start of next season. The Gunners crashed out of the Europa League with a whimper, a result that virtually ended their hopes of qualifying for European football next season. It […]

Arteta: Arsenal can’t be distracted by takeover talk before UEL semi-final

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says his players cannot afford to be distracted by talk of a takeover at the club ahead of their Europa League semi-final second leg against Villarreal. It was confirmed by Thierry Henry this week that Spotify owner Daniel Ek has “reached out” to the Kroenke family to present an offer to […]

Arteta defends Aubameyang after Carragher & Neville criticism

Mikel Arteta has defended Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after fierce criticism from Sky Sports duo Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher last month, insisting ‘they can comment sometimes without knowing all the details’. The punditry pair were brutal in their assessment of Arsenal’s recent form last month and labelled the Gunners ’embarrassing’ after their 3-0 Premier […]