Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta was full of praise for Nicolas Pepe, who scored a vital goal for the Gunners in their 3-1 win at Southampton on Tuesday. Stuart Armstrong gave the home side the lead after just three minutes before Pepe struck back five minutes later after he was played in by Granit Xhaka. […]

Mikel Arteta insists Nicolas Pepe is “trying his best” to live up to exceptions at Arsenal, but also admits that the club’s record signing is “suffering” amid widespread criticism. Pepe completed a £72 million ($97m) move to Emirates Stadium from Lille in August 2019, with Arsenal winning the race for his signature ahead […]

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hopes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first Premier League goal after 648 minutes of action will change everything for the Gunners. In Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Southampton, the 31-year-old levelled the scores for the Emirates Stadium giants after Theo Walcott had given Ralph Hasenhuettl’s men an 18th-minute lead after profiting from […]

Arsenal “were almost dead” before Mikel Arteta’s arrival, according to Dani Ceballos, who has praised the Gunners boss for bringing about “radical change” at Emirates Stadium. Unai Emery was sacked after 18 months in charge at Arsenal following a seven-match winless run in November 2019. Interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg was […]

Goings on at Arsenal over recent weeks will have “disturbed” Mikel Arteta, says Alan Smith, with the Gunners told they have been shooting themselves in the foot. The north London heavyweights were considered to be making positive progress heading into 2020-21, with FA Cup and Community Shield triumphs savoured. Arteta was putting his own […]

Mikel Arteta says he was “shocked” by the split between fans and the team upon his return to Emirates Stadium, with it his belief that Arsenal have been “badly damaged”. The Gunners turned to their former captain to steady the ship after deciding to sack Unai Emery in November 2019. Emery was […]