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Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette hails Mikel Arteta’s tactics

Speaking to RMC, Arsenal’s leading goalscorer pointed to Mikel Arteta’s switch to 3-4-3 as the reason the team have been able to start winning games as the bottom of the table came flying up at them fast.
Mikel Arteta celebrates with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after victory over Brighton

Arsenal ease pressure on Mikel Arteta amid coronavirus concerns

Arsenal further eased the pressure on manager Mikel Arteta with a 1-0 win at Brighton on Tuesday, but the continuation of the Premier League in the coming weeks was cast into doubt after a record 18 positive tests for coronavirus among players and staff earlier in the day.
Chelsea’s English striker Tammy Abraham reacts after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 26, 2020. (Photo by Julian Finney - POOL - AFP)

Frank Lampard unimpressed by ‘lazy’ Chelsea after Arsenal defeat

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard let rip at his players following their 3-1 Premier League defeat at struggling London rivals Arsenal on Saturday, saying their “lazy” performance had cost them the chance of going second in the Premier League.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham was unimpressed by Buyako Saka's wonder goal for Arsenal in their win on Saturday.

Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham unimpressed by Buyako Saka’s Arsenal wonder goal

The Gunners ran out comfortable winners against their London rivals at The Emirates, storming into a two-goal lead in the first half thanks to Alexandre Lacazette's penalty and a superb Granit Xhaka free-kick.
Arsenal shocked their London rivals Chelsea with a huge victory in their Boxing Day battle

Kieran Tierney hopeful victory over Chelsea a turning point for Arsenal

Coach Mikel Arteta was forced into a reshuffle due to illness and a coronavirus scare , and the changes paid off for the Spanish coach as his side looked far more hungry than Chelsea.
Bukayo Saka celebrates after making it 3-0. Tom Jenkins-NMC Pool-The Observer

Arsenal beat Chelsea to end seven-match winless league run

A rejuvenated Arsenal recorded an important victory over Chelsea to end their seven-game run without a win in the Premier League and ease the pressure on boss Mikel Arteta.
Mikel Arteta is making really unusual decisions, according to Martin Keown, who says the Arsenal boss cannot afford to make any more mistakes heading into the new year.

Martin Keown: Mikel Arteta making really unusual decisions

Mikel Arteta is "making really unusual decisions", according to Martin Keown, who says the Arsenal boss cannot afford to make any more mistakes heading into the new year.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said his side did everything he had asked of them in a 2-0 defeat by north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur but described their lack of goals as “unsustainable”.

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal did all he asked in defeat vs Tottenham

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said his side did everything he had asked of them in a 2-0 defeat by north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur but described their lack of goals as “unsustainable”.
Tottenham’s Son Heung-min (right), who scored his side’s first goal, celebrates with Harry Kane, who scored the second goal, during Spurs’ Premier League victory against Arsenal. Glyn Kirk-AP

Tottenham beat Arsenal 2-0 to top Premier League table

A crowd of 2,000 Tottenham fans enjoyed their return for the first time in nine months as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min combined again to beat Arsenal 2-0 and move back top of the Premier League on Sunday.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta should build his team around Mesut Ozil, according to Jermaine Pennant, who thinks the midfielder has been given a new lease of life.

Arsenal fan launches operation bring Mesut Ozil back

Arsenal welcomed back 2,000 fans to the Emirates for their 4-1 win over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday and one supporter took the opportunity to show their support for Mesut Ozil.
Nicolas Pepe was sent off for a stupid headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski. Reuters

Mikel Arteta calls Nicolas Pepe’s behaviour ‘unacceptable’

Nicolas Pepe appeared to headbutt Leeds defender Ezgjan Alioski in an off-the-ball challenge and Arsenal’s club record signing was given a red card in the 51st minute after Anthony Taylor consulted with the video assistant referee.
Louis Saha believes Paul Pogba is the only world-class player at Manchester United right now and is adamant he has Ballon d'Or potential.

Paul Pogba denies quitting France team over president’s comments

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba on Monday denied media reports that claimed he had quit the French national team over comments made by the country’s president, Emmanuel Macron.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped plaudits on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward impressed in Thursday night Europa League win against Zorya.

Kelechi Iheanacho hails Leicester City Europa League win vs Zorya

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped plaudits on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward impressed in Thursday night Europa League win against Zorya.
Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were beaten by the superior side as the Gunners lost 3-1 at Liverpool on Monday evening.

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal were beaten by superior side

Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were beaten by the superior side as the Gunners lost 3-1 at Liverpool on Monday evening.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that Arsenal have submitted a bid for Houssem Aouar, but insists the offer was “too far” from his valuation.

Lyon president claims Arsenal are ‘too far’ from Houssem Aouar valuation after bid

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that Arsenal have submitted a bid for Houssem Aouar, but insists the offer was “too far” from his valuation.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has identified Manchester City playmaker, Kevin de Bruyne, as among the three best players in the world, behind Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jamie Carragher names third best player in the world

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has identified Manchester City playmaker, Kevin de Bruyne, as among the three best players in the world, behind Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were lucky in a 2-1 win over West Ham but was pleased with his team’s belief on Saturday.

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal were just lucky against West Ham

Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were lucky in a 2-1 win over West Ham but was pleased with his team’s belief on Saturday.

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