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Mikel Arteta says Arsenal’s priority in the January transfer window is to trim their bloated squad as he seeks to build on a mini-revival at the Premier League club.

Mikel Arteta sure Arsenal can still reach Europa League semi-finals

Mikel Arteta still has total belief that Arsenal can beat Slavia Prague and reach the semi-finals of the Europa League.
Bukayo Saka celebrates his goal against Benfica. (Giuseppe Maffia-NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Arsenal handed triple injury boost ahead of Slavia Prague tie

Arsenal have been handed a boost ahead of their Europa League quarter-final against Slavia Prague on Thursday as fitness doubts Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Granit Xhaka all trained on Tuesday.
FIFA has explained why some votes for Mohamed Salah to win The Best FIFA Men's Player award was not counted.

Egypt coach: Mo Salah is the only overage player in Olympic squad

The event’s football competition is typically between national under-23 sides, with the caveat that countries can call up three players over the age limit as senior party members.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says that new loan signing Martin Odegaard was always going to be fighting a losing battle when being compared to Barcelona great Lionel Messi, but believes the Norwegian has the necessary qualities to thrive with the Gunners.

Martin Odegaard tells friends his stance on potential Arsenal transfer

According to football.london, the Norway international has been impressed by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta since joining on loan from Real Madrid in January, and could now be keen to stay.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Darren Bent: Jose Mourinho’s tactics ‘a bit dated now’

Jose Mourinho's tactics are "a bit dated now", according to Darren Bent, who says that a Carabao Cup final triumph would only "paper over the cracks" at Tottenham.
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.

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal must improve to stand chance in Europa League

Mikel Arteta saw his Arsenal side reach the Europa League quarter-finals despite losing at home to 10-man Olympiacos before declaring they must improve in the next round or be knocked out.
Arsenal hero, Ray Parlour, has hit out at skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal hero blasts team skipper over act of indiscipline

Parlour believes the current crop of Gunners players would be well within their rights to “have a little word” with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after his lateness cost him a place in the north London derby.
Pressure on Mikel Arteta increased after Arsenal’s home defeat to Burnley. Laurence Griffiths-Reuters

Mikel Arteta accused of lacking ‘trust’ at Arsenal after summer transfer mistake

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez says the Gunners “didn’t deserve” to keep him after he was continually overlooked by the club.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) jokes with Raul Jimenez (right), who visited Wolves while training

Wolves boss ‘confident’ Raul Jimenez will return this season

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is "totally confident" Mexico striker Raul Jimenez will be back from his fractured skull before the end of this season.
Raheem Sterling’s second minute header was enough to beat Arsenal and give Manchester City an 18th consecutive victory, including 13 in the Premier League.

Martin Keown: Arsenal showed Manchester City too much respect

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes that his old club paid Manchester City too much respect in their 1-0 defeat to Pep Guardiola’s men on Sunday.
A Raheem Sterling early earned Manchester City a hardfought 1-0 win against Arsenal at the Emirates, in Sunday’s Premier League tie.

Arsenal create unwanted record in home defeat to Manchester City

A Raheem Sterling early earned Manchester City a hardfought 1-0 win against Arsenal at the Emirates, in Sunday’s Premier League tie.
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 boss hails Manchester City as ‘best in Europe’

City have won a club-record 17 successive games across all competitions and are 10 points ahead of local rivals Manchester United at the summit of the English top-flight heading into this weekend's round of fixtures.
Match of the Day host Gary Linekar had words of praise for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he produced an impressive run against Leeds.

Gary Lineker hails Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following hat-trick

Match of the Day host Gary Linekar had words of praise for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he produced an impressive run against Leeds.
The Gunners head coach told reporters of Aubameyang- I thought he was superb today. He's been training really good the last week or so, he was back to normal, he looked really committed in training, really hungry.

Arsenal boss: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘back to normal’ with Premier League hat-trick

The Gunners head coach told reporters of Aubameyang: "I thought he was superb today. He's been training really good the last week or so, he was back to normal, he looked really committed in training, really hungry.
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 boss reveals his family have received online threats

The Gunners boss is currently overseeing a rebuild at Emirates stadium, with fringe players having been moved on as the Spaniard looks usher in a new era of success in north London.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey admitted that his performance in their goalless draw against Manchester United was not good enough.

Arsenal confirm Thomas Partey absence vs Leeds

Thomas Partey has handed Arsenal a fresh injury headache, with the Ghanaian midfielder being ruled out of a Premier League clash with Leeds on Sunday.
Ahmed Elmohamady praised his Aston Villa teammates after they secured a 1-0 win over Arsenal in Saturday’s Premier League encounter.

Ahmed Elmohamady: Aston Villa players were ‘class’ against Arsenal

Ahmed Elmohamady praised his Aston Villa teammates after they secured a 1-0 win over Arsenal in Saturday’s Premier League encounter.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey admitted that his performance in their goalless draw against Manchester United was not good enough.

Arsenal’s Thomas Partey admits Manchester United draw not his best game

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey admitted that his performance in their goalless draw against Manchester United was not good enough.
Luke Shaw has bemoaned Manchester United's sloppy display against Arsenal, insisting to be in the title race we have to be winning these games.

Luke Shaw bemoans Manchester United’s ‘sloppy’ display vs Arsenal

United had been billed as genuine title contenders before their surprise home defeat to Sheffield United in midweek, but that result left them sitting one point behind leaders Manchester City having played a game more.
Nicolas Pépé sends his shot just wide of the far post late in the game. Tom Jenkins-NMC Pool-The Observer

Manchester United set new club record after draw vs Arsenal

Manchester United set a new club record after holding Arsenal to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates stadium on Saturday.
Bruno Fernandes' disappointing form against the traditional big six is worrying for Manchester United, according to Paul Scholes.

Paul Scholes: Bruno Fernandes’ disappointing form against the big six is ‘worrying’ for Manchester...

Fernandes has been a revelation at Old Trafford since making his way to Manchester from Sporting CP for €55 million (£49m/$67m) in January 2019. The 26-year-old has contributed 28 goals and 18 assists to United's cause in his first 53 appearances across all competitions.
Arsenal legend Robert Pires has claimed Nicolas Pepe is not cut out for the rigours of the Premier League.

Robert Pires: Nicolas Pepe not cut out for Premier League

Arsenal legend Robert Pires has claimed Nicolas Pepe is not cut out for the rigours of the Premier League.

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