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    IT’S BEEN nearly three-years since Mikel Arteta joined Arsenal – and his masterplan is finally coming together. The Gunners boss made two of the most impressive signings of the summer bringing in Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko. 1Gabriel Jesus has changed the way Arsenal play - and not just his goalsCredit: Getty After just two matches this season, you can already see how much those two have transformed the North Londoners. Jesus took just 23 minutes to get his Premier League tally off the mark and doubled that shortly after against Leicester today in their 4-2 win. But the goals were just one small part of an astonishing display of dynamism, guile and pure dribbling joy. He terrorised the Foxes defence all day, making runs in behind and coming short, a guessing game of cat and mouse. READ MORE ON ARSENAL GIFT OF GAB Arsenal ratings against Leicester as Jesus makes incredible Emirates debut The Brazilian’s movement hasn’t been seen in a striker at the Emirates for many years, not to this level of quality any way. His interplay with...
    CHELSEA boss Thomas Tuchel appears to have taken a sly dig at Mikel Arteta over his handling of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang was frozen out at Arsenal last season following a disciplinary issue in December. 2Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Thomas Tuchel enjoyed great success together at Borussia DortmundCredit: Reuters 2Following another window of significant investment, Mikel Arteta's Arsenal look set to seriously challenge for a place in the top fourCredit: Getty The ex-Gunners captain was then allowed to join Barcelona in the following January, where he scored 13 goals in 23 games. Tuchel oversaw Aubameyang's most prolific period in his career so far, with 79 goals and 17 assists in 95 games at Borussia Dortmund. Speaking ahead of his side's crunch London derby against Tottenham, Tuchel said: "I enjoyed a lot working with him. It was a pleasure. "This has nothing to do with the situation now, but some players stay your players because you were very, very close. We had a very close relationship. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTRANSFER NEWS PSG eye Rashford, Man Utd and Chelsea in Frenkie de Jong...
    ARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta could be sacked if he fails to make it to the top four in the Premier League table this season. That is according to former Gunners star William Gallas, who claims Arteta has to deliver after being backed in the summer transfer window. 2Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta may be sacked if he fails to get top fourCredit: AFP 2Former Arsenal ace William Gallas insists Mikel Arteta has to deliverCredit: Getty The North Londoners signed Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Matt Turner and Marquinhos. Gallas insists Arteta should at least seal Champions League qualification with the squad he currently has at his disposal. But if the Spanish tactician misses out on the top four, like he did last season when Arsenal collapsed in the final stages, then he could be dismissed by the club. Gallas told Genting Casino: "Of course he will be in trouble. Arteta has been asked to make the top four and he didn't do it last season. Read More on ArsenalGUNNERS NEWS Man City 'want' Tierney, Tielemans deal 'unlikely', Gunners eye Moussa...
    ARSENAL made the perfect start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. Now Mikel Arteta will have his sights firmly set on picking up three points in their first home game of the campaign against Leicester. 2How Arteta is set to line up against Leicester on Saturday But will the Spaniard make any significant changes to his team for the clash at the Emirates? Well, the performance at Selhurst Park suggests he will stick with the same XI. Arsenal's new signings Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko impressed in a Gunners shirt. William Saliba's Prem debut saw him win the man of the match award. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Tielemans deal 'unlikely', Gunners begin Tonali talks, Monza SIGN Pablo Mari Ben White looked accomplished despite being pushed out to right-back. The midfield three of Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard looked to have a nice balance. Bukayo Saka is always a guaranteed starter, while Gabriel Martinelli staked his claim ahead of Emile Smith Rowe with an opening day goal. None of the players who...
    ARSENAL defender Pablo Mari has completed a loan move to Monza. Mari, 28, will join the newly-promoted Serie A club on a season-long deal. 2Arsenal have completed a move to send Pablo Mari to Monza 2The centre-back will join the newly-promoted Serie A side on a season-long loan There reportedly includes an obligation to buy clause if the Italians avoid relegation. Arsenal released an official club statement reading: "Pablo Mari has joined Serie A side AC Monza on loan for the 2022/23 season. "Everyone at Arsenal wishes Pablo well in Italy with AC Monza during this next stage of his career. "The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes." READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Monza to 'unveil' Pablo Mari TODAY, Yeremy Pino 'set to sign for £33m' Mari has been at Arsenal since 2020 but is now deemed surplus to requirements having fallen down the pecking order at centre-back. The Spaniard has made 22 total appearances for Arsenal, scoring one goal. He also spent time away from North London last season, being loaned out to Udinese, also in...
    PIERS MORGAN has accused Mikel Arteta of "humiliating" Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal amid reports he could be set to join Chelsea. The 33-year-old saw his Gunners contract terminated back in January after several disciplinary issues. 3Aubameyang is being linked with a move to Chelsea this summerCredit: Getty 3Morgan leapt to the defence of Aubameyang on social mediaCredit: The Mega Agency He joined Barcelona for the second half of last season, scoring 13 times in 23 games. But now he is rumoured to be on his way back to the Premier League as Chelsea eye him up as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku. A potentially swift exit from the Nou Camp led to a tweet from @GoonerTalk who said: "Piers Morgan went on and on about Arsenal offloading 'world class striker' Aubameyang, just for Barcelona to try to get rid of him 6 months later. "If a player is rumoured to be problematic and then two teams bin him within 6 months, you can take those rumours as gospel." READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Monza to 'unveil' Pablo Mari TODAY, Yeremy...
    GRANIT XHAKA has revealed how his Arsenal career has been saved by the man he calls “a freak”. Because when Mikel Arteta was appointed as manager in December 2019, Swiss international Xhaka was all set to quit the club. 2Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka says frank talks with manager Mikel Arteta saved his Emirates careerCredit: Getty And it was only a heart to heart conversation with the new arrival which convinced him to give the club one last chance to repair their broken relationship. Less than two months previously Xhaka had suffered the ultimate humiliation when he was stripped of the captain’s armband by Unai Emery. The fiery midfielder had reacted furiously to the Emirates crowd sarcastically cheering his substitution, hurling his shirt to the ground as he made his way down the tunnel and telling his detractors exactly where they could go. He was even more unhappy with the perceived lack of support he received from the club in the immediate aftermath of that incident. READ MORE IN SPORTGUNNERS NEWS Tonali £46m interest, Yeremy Pino lined up, Youri Tielemans...
    ARSENAL have seen a bid for Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic rejected, according to reports. The Gunners' back three of Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba impressed on Friday night as Mikel Arteta's men secured a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace. 1Milenkovic is being linked with a move to the Emirates this summerCredit: Getty But Arsenal's strength in depth at centre-half remains a little concerning given Rob Holding's inconsistent performances at the Emirates. According to Corriere dello Sport, Arteta attempted to address that issue by putting in an offer for Milenkovic. But the man who is valued at around £18.5million saw the offer rejected by Fiorentina. Juventus, Inter Milan and Sevilla also approached the Serie A side about signing the 24-year-old Serbian. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Tonali £46m interest, Yeremy Pino lined up, Youri Tielemans deal ON Fiorentina swatted away interest from all of them and are now keen to tie Milenkovic down to a new deal. His current contract expires at the end of this season. And the Gigliati are confident they can extend that deal to 2025...
    ARSENAL have reportedly made an enquiry for AC Milan star Sandro Tonali as Mikel Arteta weighs up another big money move. The young midfielder could cost over £45m but could prove to be a long-term option in the centre of the park for the Gunners. 1Tonali has admirers across Europe after being a key part of AC Milan's title-winning side last seasonCredit: Rex The club have not been shy in spending cash this summer but are believed to still be in the market for a midfielder. Sandro Tonali is highly-rated in Europe but it is reported that he does have a price tag which could sway Milan to let him go. Calciomercato report that Arsenal have enquired about the 22-year-old's availability, with AC Milan trying to fend the London club off. But a price tag of £46.4m is an amount that would be too much for Milan bosses to turn down, according to the report. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Tonali £46m interest, Yeremy Pino lined up, Youri Tielemans deal ON Other reports suggest that...
    MIKEL ARTETA admits he still wants more signings despite Arsenal's 2-0 win at Crystal Palace. The Gunners' boss praised "superb" debutant defender William Saliba, while star summer recruits Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko also impressed in the Premier League's curtain-raiser on Friday night. 2Arsenal chief Mikel Arteta still wants more quality despite a solid victory in a tricky Premier League opener at Selhurst ParkCredit: Rex 2 But Arteta confirmed he wants to add to his haul of five newcomers before the transfer window shuts on September 1. Asked if there would be more arrivals, the Spaniard told Sky Sports: "We are going to try. "If we can do them, great. But now it's work with the players we have, the focus should be with the players we have. "You need the right balance because if you come short in terms of physicality in this game, you’re going to be exposed.  READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTRANSFER NEWS Barcelona line up £67m Alexander-Arnold bid, De Jong 'wants London move' FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS - BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS "The most important...
    MIKEL ARTETA claims he is leading Arsenal to the next level as they kick off the new Premier League season tonight. Arteta knows that nothing less than Champions League qualification will be enough after his team surrendered a top-four place to bitter rivals Spurs in the final week of last season. 3Mikel Arteta reckons Arsenal are heading to the next level with their new signingsCredit: Getty 3Gabriel Jesus is set to terrorise defences after joining from Man CityCredit: Getty But he is confident Arsenal are on the right path after a £120million summer spending spree including Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko. Ahead of facing Crystal Palace, Arteta said: “I am convinced that we are ready to go to a different level. It’s obvious what the teams who finished above us are doing. “They already had much stronger squads than we had and some of them have still recruited six or seven players. “So it’s not going to get any easier for us and all we can do is focus on what we can achieve, because we cannot do everything at...
    FORMER Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero sees Arsenal as dark horses to win the Premier League title. Aguero, 34, worked with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta while he was at City as Pep Guardiola's assistant and he has praised the Spaniard's work at the Emirates. 2Sergio Aguero has predicted that Mikel Arteta can guide Arsenal to a Premier League title fightCredit: Getty 2Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta's project at Arsenal is nearly complete claims Sergio AgueroCredit: Getty The goalscoring legend believes Arteta's project is coming together but his former club and Liverpool remain the most likely to lift the title. He said to Stake.com: "As always, I believe that the Premier League will show this season that it is one of the most competitive leagues in the world. "My candidates [to win the league] are Manchester City, which I think can repeat, Liverpool, Chelsea and I add Arsenal, who have strengthened very well and have had great games in the pre-season.  "We will have to be attentive to Arsenal's performance, they have put together a great project with the help...
    ARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that the club's transfer business is not over. The Gunners have already splashed the cash this summer bringing in five players including Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko spending more than £100million in total. 1Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has hinted that he could sign more players this summerCredit: Getty Arteta, 40, was speaking in a press conference ahead of the club's opening match of the Premier League season versus Crystal Palace tomorrow. He said: "We are really active as you can see with incomings and outgoings. "Everything is still open, it’s a long window, a lot has happened, it’s incredible how much business the clubs have done across the Premier League and it shows how competitive it is. "Players are going to have to leave, some others to move and everything is open still. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Maddison waiting on Gunners offer, Tielemans bid imminent, Jarrod Bowen LATEST "It’s always been my team. "It’s true that obviously we have trimmed the squad and changed the squad massively in the last two windows...
    ARSENAL have utterly transformed since Mikel Arteta took over as manager. The Spaniard has spent big once again this summer and could hand debuts to Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and William Saliba against Crystal Palace on Friday. 3Arsenal looked vastly different in Mikel Arteta's first game 3Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka are the only surviving members from Arteta's first gameCredit: Getty But the changes do not stop there, and the Arsenal team that lines up at Selhurst Park could feature JUST TWO players who started in Arteta's first game in charge - Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka. The Boxing Day 2019 fixture away at Bournemouth ended in a 1-1 draw with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring. Saka featured at left-back that day but will be tasked with providing a creative spark at Palace and helping get Jesus off to a flying start. The striker scored seven goals in pre-season and has replaced Alexandre Lacazette as Arsenal's main striker, who incidentally started in Arteta's first game. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Maddison waiting on Gunners offer, Tielemans bid imminent, Jarrod Bowen LATEST The...
    ARSENAL have changed considerably since Mikel Arteta took over as manager. The Spaniard has spent big once again this summer and could hand debuts to Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and William Saliba against Crystal Palace on Friday. 3Arsenal looked vastly different in Mikel Arteta's first game 3Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka are the only surviving members from Arteta's first gameCredit: Getty But the changes do not stop there, and the Arsenal team that lines up at Selhurst Park could feature just two players who started in Arteta's first game in charge - Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka. The Boxing Day 2019 fixture away at Bournemouth ended in a 1-1 draw with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring. Saka featured at left-back that day but will be tasked with providing a creative spark at Palace and getting Jesus off to a flying start. The striker scored seven goals in pre-season and has replaced Alexandre Lacazette as Arsenal's main striker, who incidentally started in Arteta's first game. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Maddison waiting on Gunners offer, Tielemans bid imminent, Jarrod Bowen LATEST The Frenchman...
    LORENA BERNAL is the wife of Arsenal's new manager Mikel Arteta. The hugely talented model speaks three languages and has also made her name as an actor and television host. 3 Lorena was borni n San mugeul de Tucaman, ArgentinaCredit: Getty Images - Getty Who is Lorena Bernal? Lorena was born on May 12, 1981 in Tucuman, Argentina - but she moved to San Sebastian in Spain at the age of one. But she was on the move again, this time to America to begin working as a model at seven years old. The brunette beauty has since worked as a TV host and actress in Spain and in America, featuring on Chuck and CSI: Miami. The model can speak French, Spanish and English. 3 Arteta is tipped to become the next Arsenal manager after failing to secure the job after Arsene Wenger leftCredit: REUTERS View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lorena Bernal (@lober99) Did she win the Miss World competition? She was named Miss Spain 1999 at the age of 17. But she could not represent...
    GABRIEL AGBONLAHOR has described Mikel Arteta's decision to play 'You'll Never Walk Alone' before Arsenal's trip to Liverpool as the "most pathetic thing" he has seen. The Gunners boss' training methods will be revealed on Thursday when the first three episodes of their Amazon All or Nothing documentary is released. 2Mikel Arteta decided to play 'You'll Never Walk Alone' before Arsenal's trip to LiverpoolCredit: Prime Video 2Former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has ripped into Arteta over his methodsCredit: Getty And in a promotional clip for the docuseries, a scene shows the Spaniard blaring out Liverpool's anthem during a training session. Arteta decided to replicate the atmosphere at Anfield for their away clash in Merseyside, with speakers blaring out the iconic song at London Colney. But it didn't help his players as Arsenal lost 4-0 to Jurgen Klopp's side in November 2021, with Arteta also involved in a touchline scrap with the German gaffer. Arsenal fan and SunSport columnist Piers Morgan has been critical of Arteta's approach as he labelled his unusual plan as "insane". READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS...
    THERE is positivity in the air ahead of the new season, that's for sure. The exciting new additions and an instant chemistry between Gabriel Jesus and his team-mates has got Arsenal fans relishing the curtain-raiser. 5Nicolas Pepe has underdelivered after his £72m transferCredit: Getty 5Hector Bellerin could leave if Real Betis stump up the cashCredit: Getty But there is also some concern at the number of players not part of Mikel Arteta’s plans still at the club. And some of those who are surplus to requirements will need to be shipped out before further additions come in. Frustratingly, to myself and many other Gunners fans, these individuals were taken on the pre-season tour, which deprived us of the chance to see more Hale Enders impress. So, who are the misfits Arsenal should shift before the transfer window closes to fund and make room for the desired central midfielder and another winger? READ MORE ARSENAL NEWSGUNNERS NEWS Bowen contact made, All Or Nothing reviewed, 11 players heading for EXIT Nicolas Pepe The Ivorian has been a constant...
    ARSENAL fans - including Piers Morgan - have been left baffled after Mikel Arteta blared Liverpool's famous 'You'll Never Walk Alone' anthem in training. A number of the Spaniard's unique methods are set to be revealed in Amazon Prime's All Or Nothing documentary on the Gunners, which is released tomorrow. 3Mikel Arteta prepared his players for their trip to Anfield in unusual fashion 3Arteta brought speakers onto the training pitch and played 'You'll Never Walk Alone'Credit: Amazon Prime Video 3Arteta watched his players train while music blared in the backgroundCredit: Amazon Prime Video Ahead of the release Amazon Prime shared a clip of Arteta preparing his side for their daunting trip to Anfield last season. Arteta spoke about how the only time he was ever overwhelmed on the pitch in his career was when he played in a match at Liverpool. So in a crude attempt to replicate the atmosphere at the stadium and prepare his players for the challenge, Arteta instructed his staff to bring huge speakers out onto the training pitch. The boss told his players: "Boys, mentally...
    ARSENAL have contacted West Ham to make an official enquiry about Jarrod Bowen, according to reports. The Gunners are looking to sign a new winger before the transfer window slams shut next month. 1Arsenal have enquired about £75m-rated winger BowenCredit: Getty Former Leeds star Raphinha was originally at the top of the club's transfer wishlist, but the Brazil international chose to reject both Arsenal and Chelsea in favour of a £55million move to Barcelona. As a result, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu have began to consider alternative options. According to transfer expert Ben Jacobs, the Gunners are considering a swoop for West Ham winger Bowen. When speaking to Give Me Sport, Jacobs said: "With Bowen, West Ham’s stance remains that they really don’t want to sell. Read More on ArsenalArsenal news Leicester 'expecting Tielemans bid', Werner LATEST, Leno closing in on Fulham "So there’s a lot of clubs circling over Bowen, but the challenge, much like Declan Rice, is persuading West Ham to sell during this window and West Ham remain pretty intent not to let him...
    MIKEL ARTETA reckons Martin Odegaard is lifting Gabriel Jesus to new heights after being confirmed as Arsenal’s new captain - before revealing the club's transfer activity was NOT yet done. The 23-year-old Norwegian playmaker has been handed the armband after Alexandre Lacazette’s recent return to Lyon. 2Gabriel Jesus celebrates a goal with his Arsenal team-matesCredit: Reuters 2Manager Mikel Arteta praised his new captain for lifting Jesus to higher heightsCredit: Getty And his leadership qualities have convinced Arteta that Jesus has found the perfect wingman following his £45million summer move from Manchester City. Brazilian international Jesus lit up his first Emirates appearance in an Arsenal shirt with a stunning hat-trick to sink Spanish giants Seville. It means he has now scored seven of the 20 goals which the Gunners have scored in their five pre-season victories. But it was Odegaard who was pulling all the strings again. READ MORE ON ARSENALArsenal news Gabriel Jesus HAT-TRICK in thrashing, Tielemans AGREED, Odegaard new CAPTAIN Arteta said: “Martin makes Gabby better and he needs that threat in front of him because he’s someone who...
    ARSENAL fans have been left divided over Mikel Arteta's rousing dressing room talk to his squad ahead of their clash against Norwich last season. A new trailer for the club's Amazon All or Nothing docuseries was released on Wednesday which sent social media into meltdown. 2Mikel Arteta opened up on heart surgery in an attempt to motivate his Arsenal side last season 2The Gunners went on an eight-game unbeaten run in the Premier League following Arteta's speech Arteta could be seen giving his players an inspirational speech thanking him for the "best week" of his football career as the club sat bottom of the table. Three consecutive defeats at the start of the 2021-22 season against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City left the Spaniard under huge pressure in North London. And in his effort to motivate his players prior to their home clash against the Canaries, Arteta recounted undergoing open heart surgery as a child. His words resonated with his squad, with the Gunners beating Norwich in what was the start of an eight-game unbeaten run in the top-flight. READ...
    MIKEL ARTETA recounted undergoing open heart surgery as a child as he delivered a speech to his Arsenal side during last season. The Gunners endured a torrid start to the campaign, losing their first three matches to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City. 4Mikel Arteta delivered a speech to his squadCredit: AMAZON PRIME 4Bukayo Saka listened intently to his managerCredit: AMAZON PRIME 4Aaron Ramsdale had just arrived from Sheffield UnitedCredit: AMAZON PRIME As his side sat bottom of the Premier League going into a home clash with fellow strugglers Norwich, Arteta tried to inspire his group of players with a personal story. As seen in a new promo for Amazon's latest All or Nothing series, he said: "In many industries there are high performance teams. "And these high performance teams are called like this because they all have something in common - because they get results. "When I was born, I was born with a big heart disease. And for two years they had to try to save my life until I had the opportunity to have the first open surgery...
    FULHAM have reached an agreement with Arsenal to buy goalkeeper Bernd Leno, according to reports. The deal is supposedly worth just £8million with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta giving the move the green light. 2Bernd Leno is set to make the move across London and sign for FulhamCredit: Getty 2Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has sanctioned the move, according to reportsCredit: Getty Sky Sports claim that the German stopper is now set for discussions over personal terms and is due to undergo a medical. The 30-year-old had fallen out of favour at the Emirates Stadium after the signing of Aaron Ramsdale last summer. Leno started the first three Premier League games that all ended in defeat and was consequently dropped playing just five more times for the club. Overall, Leno was Arsenal's first choice for three seasons following a £22.5million switch from Bayer Leverkusen, he playing a total of 125 times for the North London side. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS LATEST Paqueta wants new challenge, Jarrod Bowen boost, Arthur loan-to-buy agreed The nine-time capped international has...
    ARSENAL have so far enjoyed a perfect pre-season, with five wins from five including a 4-0 thrashing of rivals Chelsea. While it is dangerous to judge a team on what they have done in friendly games, this preseason feels like a very positive one from an Arsenal point of view. 11Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus scores against ChelseaCredit: Reuters 11Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been backed in the transfer market this summerCredit: Getty Many fans expect the club to achieve Champions League qualification as the minimum. And you cannot argue that the board have not backed their coach Mikel Arteta and their technical director Edu. Arsenal feel very much like a project that is turning a corner and starting to pick up momentum. This summer has seen significant investment in the squad with Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko both signed from Manchester City and Fabio Vieria signed from FC Porto. Read more football storiesGUNNERS LATEST Paqueta wants new challenge, Jarrod Bowen boost, Arthur loan-to-buy agreed Add to that the return from loan of William Saliba and Arsenal look like...
    ARSENAL will play a behind closed doors friendly against Brentford at London Colney on Wednesday. Mikel Arteta's squad returned from America with a 100 per cent pre-season win record. 2Arsenal will face Brentford in a friendly on Wednesday at their London training groundCredit: Reuters 2Arteta will get another chance to experiment with the starting XICredit: Getty And the Spanish boss will put his first team to the test again after getting back to England. The Gunners' have had a brilliant build-up so far - topped off by destroying London rivals Chelsea 4-0 in Orlando. The North London side dominated the first half and opened the scoring after just 15 minutes through a delightful Gabriel Jesus chip. Skipper Martin Odegaard added a second in the 36th minute before Bukayo Saka and Sambi Lokonga scored after the break. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS LATEST Arthur loan 'AGREED', Jarrod Bowen 'meeting', Paqueta interest CONFIRMED It was a promising performance by Arteta's side, who also face Sevilla in the Emirates Cup on Saturday. Jesus has netted four goals in as many games, including his first...
    MIKEL ARTETA is convinced that Stan Kroenke has silenced all the critics who wanted him out of Arsenal. Thousands of Gunners protested outside the Emirates a year ago demanding that Kroenke sell the club to Spotify owner Daniel Ek in a £2billion takeover deal. 2Mikel Arteta has given Stan Kroenke his backingCredit: AP 2Arteta reckons Kroenke has put his money where his mouth is over the last yearCredit: Getty They were furious at the club’s bungled attempts to sign up for a European Super League and blamed the absent American owner for their team’s failure to challenge for the Premier League title.  Yet Arteta has remained fiercely loyal to the controversial billionaire and insists recent events have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Kroenke is the right man to take Arsenal forward. And his latest talks with the man known as ‘Silent Stan’ have confirmed that belief. Kroenke and his son Josh both travelled from Denver to watch Wednesday’s 3-1 win against Orlando City and oversee the signing of £32million Oleksandr Zinchenko. READ MORE SUN STORIESGUNNERS LATEST Gunners...
    ARSENAL are reportedly interested in a move for PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo. Mikel Arteta is keen on adding another winger to his squad this summer. 1Arsenal are interested in signing PSV Eindhoven winger Cody GakpoCredit: Getty And Football London claims Gakpo has emerged as a target after Arsenal miss out on Leeds ace Raphinha to Barcelona. Gakpo, 23, has 42 goals in 135 games for PSV and is now a regular for Holland under Louis van Gaal. The versatile attacker is understood to be keen on a Premier League, where several compatriots including Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk ply their trade. And Arsenal could be set to make a move before the start of the new season. READ MORE SUN STORIESGUNNERS LATEST William Saliba has 'AGREED' a new deal, Gunners 'OFFERED' Thomas Lemar Arteta has already added forwards Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira to his side. But he was hoping to make a third attacking signing in Raphinha, who ended up going to Barcelona despite an offer from Chelsea. Gakpo could now be the man to salvage Arteta’s hopes for...
    EDDIE NKETIAH revealed just how close he came to quitting Arsenal this summer before a dramatic late change of heart. The England Under-21 striker was fed up at a lack of starting opportunities and looked set to leave as a free agent. 1Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is confident he can work well with big money signing Gabriel JesusCredit: Alamy But after playing second fiddle to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette for most of last season, a late run of goals convinced him he could still be a major player at the Emirates. Now he is eager to strike up a dynamic partnership with £45million Gabriel Jesus having signed a new five-year contract worth £100,000 a week. Nketiah, 23, explained: “When you’re in the final few months of your contract, you have to weigh up your options and I had a lot of offers from teams. “I wanted to wait until the end of the season before making any decisions and sat down with my agents, family and the manager to consider everything. Read More in FootballGUNNERS LATEST Zinchenko SPOTTED next...
    MIKEL ARTETA has hinted new signing Oleksandr Zinchenko will be utilised in the No10 role at Arsenal. The 25-year-old ace was watching from the stands during the Gunners' pre-season win over Orlando City. 2Arteta confirmed Zinchenko will be joining the Gunners but for 'a few formalities'Credit: PA 2The utility playmaker was spotted with technical director Edu at Arsenal's pre-season game in the US on Wednesday nightCredit: https://twitter.com/aBergsEyeView/status/1549911391963938822 Arteta worked with Zinchenko while he was an assistant coach at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola. And soon-to-be boss confirmed that the £30million reunion is all but finalised during post-game press conferences. The Spaniard said: “There are still a few formalities to get everything completed but we're really happy to have him. “I know the player really well, he's an exceptional footballer and he is someone that is going to bring as well another competitive edge to that dressing room. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS LATEST Zinchenko SPOTTED next to Edu in crowd, Arthur Melo talks, Orlando City win “He can play in both defence and midfield. He was a natural No10 early in...
    ARSENAL ace Granit Xhaka admits he wouldn't be playing for the club if it hadn't been for manager Mikel Arteta. Xhaka has endured a turbulent six-year stint at the Emirates, which saw him amass five red cards, and it all came to a head in 2019 while under Unai Emery, who made him captain. 3Granit Xhaka admits he would have left Arsenal if it wasn't for manager Mikel ArtetaCredit: AFP 3Granit Xhaka's future at Arsenal was bleak after an altercation with the fans in 2019Credit: Getty However, the midfielder was stripped of the armband after a game against Crystal Palace that saw Arsenal fans cheering while he was taken off the pitch. The Switzerland international retaliated by ironically gesturing and swearing at the crowd on camera. The 29-year-old's future at the club looked bleak but it all changed once Arteta replaced Emery shortly later. The Spanish tactician helped the Swiss ace turn his fortunes around in stunning fashion and reinstated him as a first-team regular. Read More on FootballGUNNERS LATEST Zinchenko move CONFIRMED by Guardiola, training BRAWL emerges, Melo talks...
    ARSENAL will reportedly continue to splash the cash once they announce the signing of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City. The Gunners have agreed a deal rising to £32million for the versatile Ukrainian left-back. 2Mikel Arteta is keen to improve his Arsenal side as they close in on their fifth summer signingCredit: Getty 2The Gunners have agreed a fee with Manchester City for Oleksandr ZinchenkoCredit: Getty Zinchenko is poised to put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal with the 25-year-old set to leave the Citizens' pre-season tour of the US to undergo a medical. His arrival will take Arsenal’s summer spending to around £115m following the signings of Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner. And according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth, the North London outfit are planning a "big" transfer as they look to bring in another winger. Arsenal lost out to Barcelona in the race to prise Brazilian ace Raphinha away from Leeds. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS LATEST Zinchenko TWIST after full agreement reached, Lucas Paqueta BOOST Meanwhile Arsenal were dealt a blow when former star Serge...
    MIKEL ARTETA will stamp out Arsenal’s captaincy problems after three years of chaos surrounding the Emirates leadership group. Norwegian skipper Martin Odegaard is the favourite to inherit the armband following Alex Lacazette’s return to Lyon. 1Mikel Arteta is determined to sort out Arsenal's captaincy issuesCredit: Getty And Arteta is determined to bring some stability to a job which has been diminished by the recent actions of Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Laurent Koscielny. He said: “The captaincy is a topic which has been discussed a lot, especially externally, and that hasn’t helped. “Obviously the situation has not been very consistent with a lot of behavioural problems within those groups. “That’s something we want to resolve to bring really strong leadership within the team. READ MORE ARSENALGUNNERS LATEST Zinchenko set to sign THIS WEEK, Arthur Melo in talks, Leroy Sane interest “I am very clear about how I want it. I don’t want one figurehead, I believe more in a leadership group. But in the end someone has to lead and direct others and that is really important. “The...
    GABRIEL JESUS might sound like an angel but is bringing Arsenal the devilment they have lacked for too long. The Brazilian international striker has hit the ground running since completing his £45million move from Manchester City less than two weeks ago. 3Jesus made it three games in two appearances this pre-season for the GunnersCredit: Getty And it’s not just his goals which have delighted new boss Mikel Arteta. Because the tough to impress Gunners manager is just as excited by the way his little hitman plays on the edge. Jesus was a constant pain in the butt for Everton defender Yerry Mina during the first-half of Saturday’s 2-0 pre-season win in Baltimore. Not only did he claim a goal and an assist for Bukayo Saka, but he was also engaged in a running battle with the giant Colombian Mina. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLGUNNERS LATEST Zinchenko deal AGREED with Man City, Gunners EYE Leroy Sane Arteta said: “Gabby creates chaos and uncertainty and I love those streetwise kind of players. “They know how to take advantage of any situation and that’s...
    ARSENAL defender Pablo Mari has emerged as a target for Turkish side Fenerbahce - with the defender NOT part of Mikel Arteta's plans this season. Turkish journalist Yagiz Sabuncuoglu has tweeted stating that the Spaniard is on the Istanbul club's shopping last as they look for a new centre back. 1Pablo Mari could be on his way to Fenerbahce this summer.Credit: getty The 28-year-old joined Arsenal for £5million in the summer of 2020 after an initial six-month loan spell from Flamengo. However in his two-and-a-half years at the Emirates, the Spaniard has played only 22 times for the club. The defender spent the second half of last season on loan at Udinese in Italy, where he played 15 times on the way to a 12th place finish. Mari is currently Arteta's fifth choice centre back at the club. READ MORE SUN STORIESGUNNERS LATEST Hutchinson 'AGREES' Chelsea move, Gunners 'prepare' bid for Tapsoba Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes formed a solid partnership in front of Aaron Ramsdale last season as the Gunners came within two points of their first top four...
    ARSENAL are reportedly weighing up a £42.5million move to bring Bayer Leverkusen defender Edmond Tapsoba to the Emirates. Mikel Arteta is known to be in the market for another centre-back to compete with Ben White, Gabriel Magaelhaes and William Saliba. 1Bayer Leverkusen defender Edmond Tapsoba is reportedly on Arsenal's radarCredit: Getty Ajax's Lisandro Martinez had been eyed up as an option with the Argentine ace able to play in the heart of defence as well as at left-back. But he opted to join Manchester United, leaving Arsenal to turn to Zinchenko for full-back cover as they near a £30m deal for the Manchester City man. The Ukraine international's arrival in North London will bring Arsenal’s summer spending to £115million following the signings of Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner. And the Gunners will not be slowing down in terms of future incomings, with a centre-back, central midfielder and winger all on the menu. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS LATEST Hutchinson 'AGREES' Chelsea move, Gunners 'prepare' bid for Tapsoba According to Football Transfers, Arsenal have identified Leverkusen's Burkina Faso star...
    WILLIAM SALIBA will demand to leave Arsenal if Mikel Arteta does not guarantee him a place in the starting line-up, according to reports. The 21-year-old French centre-back has spent the past three seasons on loan since being signed from Saint-Etienne for £27million in 2019. 2Saliba wants to leave Arsenal if he cannot be guaranteed first team footballCredit: Getty 2Arteta is going to assess Saliba during Arsenal's pre-seasonCredit: Getty He struck a deal with the Gunners three years ago but spent the 2019/20 campaign back on loan at Saint-Etienne. Since then, he has enjoyed spells at Nice and, most notably, Marseille last season. Saliba impressed while playing for the French side, making it into the Ligue 1 Team of the Year and being named the Young Player of the Year. Now he has returned to Arsenal's training ground and is keen to make an impression at the Emirates. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS LATEST Sergio Gomez lined up as Zinchenko alternative, Juve eye Gabriel-Rabiot SWAP However, according to The Independent, he wants away from North London if Arteta cannot promise him a...
    MIKEL ARTETA posed in the cockpit of Arsenal's private jet as the squad landed in the US ahead of their pre-season tour. The Gunners are set to play three matches in America over the coming nine days - taking on Orlando City, Everton and Chelsea. 8Arteta sat in the cockpit of Arsenal's private jetCredit: Getty 8He took a photo with the pilot as the Gunners began their US tourCredit: Getty 8The pair held up an Arsenal shirt and smiled for the camerasCredit: Getty And Arteta's men have now stepped foot on US soil as they look to get their pre-season schedule underway. The Arsenal manager was all smiles when posing with the pilot and holding up a team shirt from inside the cockpit. His players were then mobbed by American supporters as they made their way through the airport in Baltimore. The likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel all took photos with the US fans. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS LATEST Gunners 'in contact' with City for Zinchenko, Juventus EYE Gabriel Magalhaes 8The Arsenal players were mobbed by fans...
    LUCAS TORREIRA has agreed personal terms with Valencia in a bid to seal a move away from Arsenal. The out-of-favour midfielder, 26, has not put on an Arsenal shirt since 2020, having spent the last two seasons on loan. 2Torreira spent last season on loan at FiorentinaCredit: Reuters 2He returned to Arsenal for pre-season training last week despite having an agreement in place to join ValenciaCredit: Getty He enjoyed a successful spell with Atletico Madrid during the 2020-21 season, winning the La Liga title. Following his stint in Spain, Torreira spent 12 months with Fiorentina, helping the club to finish seventh in Serie A and qualify for the Europa Conference League. But, while the Uruguay international was keen to stay at the Artemio Franchi stadium, Fiorentina could not match his £12.5million release clause. As a result, he recently returned to North London for pre-season. Read More on ArsenalGUNNERS LATEST Gunners quoted £33m for N'Golo Kante, Milinkovic-Savic £42.3m offer lined up However, he has no intention of staying. And he could edge closer to an exit sooner rather than later as...
    ARSENAL are in the best position to sign Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta, according to reports. Paqueta, 24, has emerged as one of Mikel Arteta's top transfer targets this summer. 1Arsenal are looking to sign Paqueta from LyonCredit: Getty The Arsenal boss is a known fan of the Brazilian, who scored 10 goals in 34 appearances last season. He has even sent scouts to watch him on a number of occasions. While no formal bid has been made yet, the prospect of a move is 'very possible' according to transfer journalist Ben Jacobs, who has suggested that the Gunners will approach Paqueta before making an offer. Brazilian outlet UOL Esporte have also claimed that Arsenal 'appear the main candidate' to sign him. Read More on ArsenalGUNNERS LATEST Gunners quoted £33m for N'Golo Kante, Milinkovic-Savic £42.3m offer lined up Technical director Edu and Arteta are both keen to complete a deal, however, Lyon are demanding at least £55million for the midfielder. Arsenal will consider other options if an agreement cannot be struck, with Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans another known target. The Belgian...
    ARSENAL have bid £5.9million for Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo. The Gunners have been tracking the Spaniard, 26 - who employs the same agency as Mikel Arteta - as backup to fan favourite Kieran Tierney. 1Alex Grimaldo is on reportedly on Arsenal's radarCredit: Getty And they have made an offer after missing out on Aaron Hickey to Brentford, according to Portuguese reports. Grimaldo has one year left on his Benfica deal and the Eagles face losing him for nothing next summer - a situation they are keen to avoid. Lyon have also shown an interest in the former Barcelona ace. It has also been noted that Arteta and Grimaldo share the same agency, which could end up being a decisive swing factor. Read More Arsenal NewsGUNNERS LATEST Kante deal lined up, Tielemans top priority, Grimaldo interest intensifiedFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available from our bookmaker partners Grimaldo has made 246 appearances for Benfica since switching from Barca's B team in 2016. He has won three league titles in Portugal, as well as a further five domestic...
    ARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta has refused to rule out a transfer move for Youri Tielemans. Tielemans has been linked with a switch to Arsenal this summer with just one year remaining on his contract with Leicester. 2Arteta wants to make Tielemans his fifth signing of the summerCredit: Getty 2Tielemans is a regular Belgium international, having played 52 times for the Red DevilsCredit: Getty And following their thrilling 5-3 friendly victory over Nurnberg on Friday, Arteta acknowledged there were still deals they wanted to complete this window. He said: "There are more things that we would like to do if we can but the market will dictate what we can do, but so far we are happy with what we have done." SunSport exclusively reported earlier this week that the North London club were preparing to launch a £30million bid to sign the midfielder. Asked specifically about the speculation surrounding Arsenal and Tielemans, Arteta added: "We never talk about players that are not ours. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLGUNNERS LATEST Tielemans prefers Gunners move to United, Lucas Paqueta...
    PAUL MERSON has urged Arsenal to sign Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The midfielder, 27, caught the pundit's eye with his impressive performances in Serie A last season. 1Paul Merson wants Arsenal to sign Sergej Milinkovic-SavicCredit: Getty Images - Getty And Merson cannot understand why more clubs are not in the market to sign the Serbia international. In his column for the Daily Star Merson wrote: "Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is the player I would go for. "I think Milinkovic-Savic is a lovely player. A really top-drawer player. "The way he played for Lazio last season I personally think he is the best midfield player in Italy. Read More in FootballGET YOUR GOSS Barcelona close in on Lewandowski, Messi DISAGREEMENT with Mbappe over Neymar "I know Manchester United have been linked with him in the past, but why there isn't a queue of clubs lining up to buy the Serbian, I do not know. "I think a lot of clubs are missing a trick." One reason why clubs may be hesitant to make a move for Milinkovic-Savic is Lazio's £68million...
    MIKEL ARTETA showed he's still very much got it with a stunning piece of skill during one of Arsenal's pre-season training sessions. The Gunners have been in Germany for the last few days preparing for their pre-season opener against Nurnberg this afternoon. 3Mikel Arteta has been keeping a close eye on his Arsenal players during pre-season trainingCredit: GETTY 3The Spaniard has been getting involved in the training exercisesCredit: [email protected] 3And he showed he's still got it with several deft touch that left Martin Odegaard for deadCredit: [email protected] And the former midfielder showed he's still got one hell of a first touch during a training drill. Arteta reminded Arsenal fans of his silky skills with a delectable touch and turn on the edge of the box that left playmaker Martin Odeegard for dead. The Emirates faithful were quick to comment after Arsenal's official Twitter account uploaded the clip, with one saying: "Boss still has the #sauce." Another said: "Baller, my manager." READ MORE IN SPORTGET YOUR GOSS Barcelona close in on Lewandowski, Messi DISAGREEMENT with Mbappe over Neymar And another said:...
    ARSENAL have bid for the 'new Eden Hazard' - Lille winger Edon Zhegrova  -  - according to reports. The Kosova star, 23, would be a cheaper alternative to Chelsea and Barcelona target Raphinha. 1Edon Zhegrova is now rated a prime Arsenal target in their hunt for a new wingerCredit: Getty And Kosovan journalist, Arlind Sadiku claims the Gunners have made an 'official offer' for 28-cap Zhegrova. Brazil ace Raphinha is tipped to snub London clubs for a £40,000-a-week pay rise at Barca. That leaves Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta still looking to strengthen out wide, where Bukayo Saka is his only stand-out performer. Bringing back Serge Gnabry from Bayern Munich is a long shot. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLGUNNERS LATEST £72m Pepe one of SEVEN Arsenal players up for sale, £22m Asensio LATESTFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available from our bookmaker partners Real Madrid, plus Manchester United and City, have also been monitoring the Germany ace. Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe is one of seven players who could exit the Emirates in the next two months. The £72million club-record buy has spent three frustrating years at Arsenal....