The Gunners seems to be enjoying their good run of victory under Mikel Arteta. Having been eliminated from FA and EFL Cup, Mikel Arteta has tactically led his men torwards settling for EUEFA Championship qualification next season. Gunners are fighting for the top four position in EPL.
Arsenal will travel to New White Hart Lane On Sunday evening to face a tough top four test against Antonio Conte's Tottenham Hotspur. The Gunners goes into this fixture sitting fifth on the League standings and only a win will better their European places next season and losing it will have a devastating impact on their dream.
Arsenal made six new signings last summer which includes Takehiro Tomiyasu, Aaron Ramsdale, Sambi Lokonga, Martin Ødegaard, Nuno Tavares and Ben White. Ramsdale has had time to show his potential in the first half of the season which ended seeing the player contending for the golden glove race against Ederson of Manchester City, Allison of Liverpool among others.
The international break is already underway and most players are representing their countries. Arsenal have most of their players who are taking part at the national level. A couple of Arsenal players were in action yesterday and performed really well. 1) Thomas Partey Partey helped his country to qualify for the 2022 World cup as they won to Nigeria.
With less than six hours remaining for the January transfer window to be closed, the Gunners still seem very reluctant to register new signatures into their books of records which currently raises endless questions on how their squad would look throughout the season. However, this article highlights a few changes to expect in Mikel's squad after the departure of Kolasinac, Chambers, Niles, Mari and Aubameyang without signing their replacements this January.
ARSENAL V WEST HAM Arsenal are hoping to win again after their last result, a 3-0 Premier League triumph over Southampton. In that game, Arsenal managed 62% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Arsenal, goals were scored by Alexandre Lacazette (21'), Martin Ødegaard (27') and Gabriel (62').
Arsenal's academy graduate Emile Smith Rowe is currently the top scorer for the club having netted nine times and has a total of 11 goal-involvements this season. In the previous season when Mikel called the Englishman into the senior squad, the manager tasked him with the creative role in the final third following the state of the club of lacking a playmaker.
Ahead of the Emirates where Mikel Arteta will be hosting Jurgen Klopp's men in a battle for the road to Wembley stadium, Arsenal fans can now smile after Mikel Arteta revealed to the press that four of his outfield players are now back in full training with the squad.
Two days from today, Arsenal should be heading to White-Hart Lane stadium for the North London Derby against Antonio Conte's side Tottenham Hotspurs. That should be marking the second match of the two London clubs after Spurs initially suffered 3-1 defeat at the Emirates stadium. Spurs would be looking forward to committing vengeance on Sunday but their mission is doubted to be accomplished following Arteta's current less squad depth which is in question
Tonight, Arsenal fans across the globe are now full of electrical excitement as the club warmly receives four of the senior players who make into the squad facing Liverpool at Emirates. In a match that is long awaited and shall decide the Carabao fates of both Liverpool and Arsenal, Emile Smith Rowe, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Martin Ødegaard and Thomas Partey get selected ahead of the second leg match.
Arteta could not hold the excitement he had following 5-0 victory he received at Carrow Road against Norwich City on Sunday. In a game that saw Martin Ødegaard being awarded the king of the match after giving two assists to Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney, Mikel Arteta heaped mountains of praises to the Norwegian midfielder saying how crucial Ødegaard's signing has been to the club off-late.Arteta explained that Martin has tremendous qualities to unlock situations and pass through opponents to generate open spaces especially in tight areas.
Since Mikel Arteta took charge as Arsenal head-coach, it's crystal clear that the Spaniard solely rely on the young profiles at the club in order to accomplish the project he started. This is confirmed by the age-bracket of the kind of signings he made in the previous transfer window including Tomiyasu (23), Ramsdale (23), White (22) among others.
Image source: independent.co.uk Arsenal put on an excellent performance this evening to beat Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City 2-0. Arsenal rose to the fourth place above Manchester United with only one point separating the two teams. Martin Ødegaard, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka were threatening in the early minutes of the game putting pressure on the Foxes defense.
Following his short but impressive display during his loan spell at Arsenal last season, Martin Ødegaard finally had his fortune knocking on his door the moment Mikel Arteta insisted on having the Norwegian in his squad this season. In what Mikel Arteta considered to be part of rebuilding a team for his long-term project, Martin made Emirates his home by accepting to pen down a deal with Arsenal towards the end the previous summer transfer market.
The battle for the player of the month carries on as premier league nominates seven best performers in the month of December. Among the nominees include two Arsenal players that is, Martin Ødegaard and Gabriel Martinelli who hugely contributed in the success of the Gunners last month. Will either of them beat Mason Mount, James Maddison, Joao Cancelo, Raheem Sterling and Son Hueng-Min in this race?
For Arsenal to compete effectively against the top league contenders in the premier league this season, they will solely depend on the goals from their four youngsters which include Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Martin Ødegaard. Their natural central strikers are far from appearing in this list since Lacazette who has been leading the frontline has only recorded a total of 15-shots on the goal throughout this season compared to Harry Kane of Tottenham who has had a total of 17-shots within January alone.
Tottenham Hotspurs was to host Arsenal tomorrow in a match famously termed as the North London Derby. However, due to inadequate number of players in Mikel Arteta's squad, the Premier League has officially called off the match following Arsenal's postponement request presented to them yesterday.
Arsenal will be guesting Norwich City today at Carrow Road to fight for three points. Norwich is looking forward to escaping the relegation threats while Arsenal eyes on sealing their fourth position on the table. With this potential lineup, Mikel can be sure of victory against Norwich despite missing Tomiyasu due to injury.Aaron Ramsdale will be guarding the 18-metre-yard box as Arsenal's number one Goalkeeper while Ben White together with Gabriel Magalhães will take control of the backline.
Arsenal fans across the globe now take a sigh of relief after today's medical assessment conducted for the players revealed the fitness of five of their players including Takehiro Tomiyasu, Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Ødegaard, Bukayo Saka and Collum Chambers ahead of the second leg of the Carabao Cup Semi-final against Liverpool tomorrow.
Arsenal hosted Sunderland last night for the Carabao Cup quarter finals draw. Contrary to the expectations, Mikel Arteta changed almost the entire squad that won him three points against Leeds United last weekend; the boss only left Smith Rowe, Ben White and Martin Ødegaard in his starting eleven yesterday.