Tag Archives | Mikael Arteta


Who can Arteta call on as his central ‘Creator’ in a 4231 until January’s Window?

After an abject performance by Arsenal at home to Aston Villa, you can bet the last thing Arteta and his carefully selected coaching team wanted or needed was a prolonged, enforced period, in which they were unable to work with their squad. However, against Leeds, the line up and team structure at least suggested a […]

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Has MIkel Arteta the credentials to be Arsenal Manager?

Mikel Arteta, the next Arsenal manager On 12th of September last year Mikel Arteta told SER Catalunya: “I was about to leave [for Arsenal], but I stopped myself. The first [time] was different, the second [Newcastle] was mostly me.   “Firstly, that I am not in a hurry and I have not felt that I […]

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Watford vs Arsenal LIVE – Brought to you by Gunners Town & Europcar

Hello and welcome to Watford vs Arsenal LIVE… brought to you by Arsenal’s official car and van rental partner Europcar. It’s been a fantastic international break for the Gunners, with the squad that demolished Manchester United 3-0 a couple weeks ago, stealing the plaudits across Europe with some refined displays for their respective countries. But […]

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Arsene Wenger ASSESSING whether Arsenal NEED to make MORE SIGNINGS to an improved squad for the new season

Arsenal vs Manchester United, February .. 2014. We had just lost heavily to Liverpool and were given the chance to produce a roaring response against a team who had been having a poor season by their standards. Basically, the game was there to be won. But we played a frustrating goalless draw and didn’t create […]

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Arsenal fans MUST start to show MORE RESPECT to their new defensive-midfield leader

He is our new captain and he looks massively honoured and proud about it, he said it himself immediately after lifting the Community Shield at Wembley. Let’s give Mikel Arteta a break, gentlemen – can we? He’s not a powerhouse, he will never be Patrick Vieira or Gilberto Silva but he’s never failed to give his […]

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Arsene has earmarked Ramsey and Wilshere as the club’s future leadership

At the time it was revealed Cesc Fabregas wasn’t returning to Arsenal, reports (including me) suggested it was largely due to Mesut Ozil’s arrival last summer. However, after taking a deeper look at that line of thought, it occurred to me that it’s because Arsene was already beginning to build something special in central midfield, […]

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Santi shines once more, Poldi gives us a lovely problem and bring on the Toon

Two goals from Theo Walcott and another from Lukas Podolski cancelled out Carlton Cole’s opener as Arsenal came from behind to beat West Ham at Upton Park. It was an entertaining Boxing Day London derby with chances galore for both sides, but Arsenal’s superior quality eventually told and it was enough to send us back […]

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QPR 0-1 Arsenal – “Momentum” In Our Favour, As The End Is In Sight

In an ideal world, my first match report for Welcome To The Gunners Town match review would’ve followed a thrilling encounter packed with goals and talking points, maybe in the manner of the 5-2 victory against Tottenham Hotspurs, or even a gentle 7-3 win against a club managed by Alan Pardew. Either would’ve done nicely. As […]

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What’s the score with Jeremy Lebor! – Redknapp, tickets, Usmanov and more

Welcome to my new weekly column “What’s the score with Jeremy Lebor”. I aim to talk about current Arsenal topics, gossip and the like. Along with every other hardened Gooner, I do have an opinion and more often than not it is at odds with what others may think, buy hey, that’s half of the fun and […]

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