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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND: Leon Bailey of Aston Villa is congratulated by Tyrone Mings after his corner-kick led to their team's second goal, an own goal scored by Lucas Digne of Everton (not pictured), during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park on September 18, 2021. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

2 Villa players return from injury for Arsenal clash

Aston Villa have two players returning to fitness in time for their clash with Arsenal on Friday, including summer signing Leon Bailey.
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Noa Lang of Netherlands in action against, Julian Valarino of Gibraltar during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Netherlands and Gibraltar at De Kuip on October 11, 2021. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Arsenal to bid for Noa Lang after £25m transfer decision

In Arsenal's latest transfer bid, they're looking to sign a deal with Netherland’s football star Noa Lang.

Where Arteta’s tactics went wrong for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Join Stephen Bradley as he analyses just what went wrong on Monday night, when Arsenal drew 2-2 with their London rivals, Crystal Palace, in the Premier League.
LONDON, ENGLAND : Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 18, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Episode 310: Vieira’s Eagles clip Arteta’s wings as midfield issues remain

In this week's podcast, Matthew and Paul discuss the mixed emotions of the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, try to work out what's not working, and look at possible tweaks.
LONDON, ENGLAND : Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 18, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Carragher argues Arsenal have the foundations to build on

Jamie Carragher believes Mikel Arteta's young Arsenal side will need to accept some poor results as part of their learning process.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal shoots during the warm up prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Arsenal summer signing open to returning to Spain says former teammate

Mat Ryan believes Martin Odegaard is open to returning to Real Sociedad, after the Arsenal summer signing recommended the club to him.
BATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: In this photo illustration the new £1 pound coin is seen on April 4, 2017 in Bath, England. Currency experts have warned that as the uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues, the value of the British pound, which has remained depressed against the US dollar and the euro since the UK voted to leave in the EU referendum, is likely to fluctuate. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Newcastle United's takeover raises the stakes for Arsenal

Matthew and Stephen join forces to try to get their heads round the implications of the latest (and by far the biggest in financial terms) nation state buying their chunk of the sport we love.
Arsenal v AFC Wimbledon - Arsenal's Bukayo Saka applauds the fans after the Carabao Cup third-round match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Copyright: Tim Goode

Bukayo Saka continues to develop as a player

Bukayo Saka has made an excellent start to the 2020/2021 season and is now widely regarded as a crucial player for Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta vs Graham Potter: Tactics showdown

Join Stephen Bradley as he analyses Arsenal's hard fought 0-0 draw at Brighton in the Premier League.
Arsenal's british core

The five Arsenal players who failed to live up to expectations

Back in 2012, Arsenal had hopes that a core of British players would become first-team regulars in the future, but it didn't quite work out that way, so where are they all now?

Tactics: How Arsenal tore Tottenham apart

Join Stephen Bradley, as he analyses Arsenal's 3-1 besmirching of Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League yesterday afternoon.
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Tottenham Hotspur s Harry Kane appears dejected during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday September 26, 2021.Copyright: Nick Potts

Episode 307: Tottenham Get Battered as Arteta’s vision comes into focus

Matthew is joined by Helen and Paul to bask in the afterglow of putting our noisy neighbours, Tottenham Hotspur, back in their box, while also enjoying the first signs of Arteta-ball emerging.
Granit Xhaka wearing protective leg gear after his injury (Photo via Leonita Xhaka on Instagram)

Granit Xhaka’s wife posts worrying injury Instagram update

Granit Xhaka's wife Leonita has posted a worrying picture of the Arsenal midfielder, strapped up in protective leg gear.
Football - 2021 / 2022 Premier League - Burnley vs. Arsenal Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates with Bukayo Saka after he curls a free kick around the Burnley wall to put his team 1-0 ahead in the first half, at Turf Moor. COLORSPORT/ALAN MARTIN

2 top European sides monitoring Arsenal 20yo as clubs make contact

Juventus and Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in Bukayo Saka, but Arsenal aren't going to sell for less than €50m.
Burnley v Arsenal - Premier League - Turf Moor Arsenal s Martin Odegaard celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Picture date: Saturday September 18, 2021. Copyright: Anthony Devlin

Why Odegaard is Arteta’s key to Arsenal’s future: Tactics vs Burnley

Join Stephen Bradley as he analyses Arsenal's 1-0 away win over Burnley in the Premier League including why Martin Odegaard is key to any Arteta success
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Sponsors circle for new Smith Rowe deal

Emile Smith Rowe is set to be the centre of a battle for his next boot sponsor, as his deal with Nike came to an end this summer.
Lokomotiv Moscow v Olympique de Marseille: Group E - UEFA Europa League. Matteo Guendouzi of Marseille looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Lokomotiv Moscow and Olympique de Marseille on September 16, 2021. Copyright: Mike Kireev

Arsenal outcast makes Ligue 1 Team of the Week

Matteo Guendouzi made it into L'Equipe's Team of the Week for the most recent round of fixtures, as Marseille defeated Rennes 2-0.
Bournemouth v Swansea City EFL Sky Bet Championship 16/03/2021. Jack Wilshere 11 of AFC Bournemouth warming up ahead of the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Bournemouth and Swansea City at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England on 16 March 2021. Bournemouth Vitality Stadium Dorset England Copyright: Graham Hunt

Mikel Arteta confirms talks with former Arsenal midfielder

Mikel Arteta confirms the club are in conversations with Jack Wilshere, but plays down any talk of the midfielder getting a playing contract.
Mikel Arteta Arsenal head coach after a miss at the EPL match Arsenal v Norwich City, at the Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 11th September, 2021.

Where will Arsenal finish this season?

Arsenal finally have their first win of the season! A 1-0 home win against pointless Norwich might not seem like something to celebrate but for any Gooner who has watched the first few games of the season, anything other than a win was unacceptable.
Arsenal v Norwich City 11 September 2021 London, Premier League, Arsenal FC v Norwich City, Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale hugs his teammates before the match. Photo by Mark Leech. London UK *** Arsenal gegen Norwich City 11. September 2021 London, Premier League, Arsenal FC gegen Norwich City, Arsenal-Torwart Aaron Ramsdale umarmt seine Mannschaftskameraden vor dem Spiel Foto von Mark Leech London UK Copyright: Markx Leech Offside

A glimpse of Arsenal's future

Matthew is joined by Anita to look back at a much needed narrow victory over Norwich, to look at how the new boys fitted in and together, and to ponder the best midfield combinations.

How Thomas helped Arsenal get their Partey started: Arsenal tactics

Arsenal finally managed to get their first points of the 2021/22 Premier Season, with a well deserved 1-0 win over Norwich, but what did Mikel Arteta change to secure the points?
25th August 2021 The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England EFL Cup Football, West Bromwich Albion versus Arsenal Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal celebrates his team& x2019s first goal after 17 minutes 0-1 from Aubameyang Copyright: Graham Wilson

Why Aaron Ramsdale started for Arsenal against Norwich not Bernd Leno

Earlier in the week, it was reported that Aaron Ramsdale believed he was in for a Premier League start against Norwich City this weekend, but why did he think that?
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 28: Donyell Malen of PSV Eindhoven reacts at the full time whistle after the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and FC Barcelona at Philips Stadion on November 28, 2018 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Why did Donyell Malen leave Arsenal?

Former Arsenal youngster, Donyell Malen, sold for just £540k, made a big money move to Borrussia Dortmund this summer, but why did Donyell Malen leave Arsenal?
Miguel Azeez via Portsmouth

Arsenal insert recall clause into talented youngster's loan deal as they worry about midfield

Arsenal have made sure that Miguel Azeez's loan deal with Portsmouth contained a recall clause.
England v Andorra - FIFA World Cup, WM, Weltmeisterschaft, Fussball 2022 - European Qualifying - Group I - Wembley Stadium England s Jesse Lingard right celebrates with Bukayo Saka after scoring their side s third goal of the game during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match at Wembley Stadium, London. Copyright: Nick Potts

Bukayo Saka hailed by Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate doesn't believe that Bukayo Saka needs 'closure' after his torment at the Euros.
Hector Bellerin at Real Betis

Will the loss Of Bellerin impact Arsenal?

On deadline day, Arsenal loaned Hector Bellerin out to Real Betis; the loan is a straightforward one with no options to buy. Bellerin had been...
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Mercado Bitcoin becomes new sponsor of Corinthians

Corinthians have signed a new deal with Mercado Bitcoin, the largest bitcoin exchange in Latin America to become the club's new sponsor for the next 16 months, it's logo adorning the Corinthians shirt.
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Granit Xhaka warming up before the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021.Copyright: Lindsey Parnaby

Swiss editor calls Granit Xhaka ‘negligent’ for not getting vaccinated

The editor of huge Swiss publication, Blick, has hit out at Granit Xhaka for being negligent after it was revealed the midfielder had not only picked up Covid but had also not been vaccinated.
West Bromwich Albion v Everton - Premier League - The Hawthorns West Bromwich Albion s Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Picture date: Thursday March 4, 2021. Copyright: Nick Potts

Sam Allardyce: Ainsley Maitland-Niles only wants to play midfield

Sam Allardyce says central midfield is the only position Ainsley Maitland-Niles really wants to play, despite claims this week to the contrary.
HOUSSEM AOUAR, Ligue 1, Olympique Lyonnais vs Nizza 2-3, 2020-21 (Photo via Imago Images)

No late move for Houssem Aouar despite links to Arsenal, Spurs, Real Madrid

Houssem Aouar ended up staying at Olympique Lyonnais on deadline day, with all reports of a potential Arsenal move proving wide of the mark.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal takes photos on his camera after his teams victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Hector Bellerin joins Real Betis on loan

Hector Bellerin has left Arsenal to join his boyhood club Real Betis for the season on loan.
Reiss Nelson with Feyenoord (Photo via Feyenoord.nl)

Reiss Nelson signs new contract and joins Feyenoord

Reiss Nelson has signed a new Arsenal contract before joining Feyenoord on loan for the season.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 02, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal 26-year-old completes medical ahead of La Liga move

Hector Bellerin has completed his Real Betis medical ahead of a season-long deadline-day loan move from Arsenal.
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Arsenal deals: 10 in, 17 loans, 9 departures, 10 renewals, 1 termination

The transfer window is in it's final hours and Arsenal have completed 46 deals across all teams at the club. Let's take a look at them all.
Miguel Azeez via Portsmouth

Exciting Arsenal 18yo joins Portsmouth on loan after Emile Smith Rowe advice

Miguel Azeez has signed for Portsmouth and will spend the season on loan.
Manchester, England, 28th August 2021. Mikel Arteta manager of Arsenal applauds the fans after the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture credit: Darren Staples / Sportimage

7 minutes: How Arteta’s plan fell apart at Manchester City | Tactics

Join Stephen Bradley as he reviews Arsenal's miserable 5-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

How Arsenal finally broke their duck against West Brom | Tactics Board

It was six of the best for Arsenal, as they got their first win of the season with a fine 6-0 over West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup last night, but how did they manage it?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the Mind Series match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Copyright: Mark Pain

Juventus make contact over Aubameyang as Ronaldo replacement

Juventus have made contact with Arsenal over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as they look to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.
Aaron Ramsdale

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Get the hottest topics that Arsenal fans are talking about right here, updated regularly
Lucas Torreira, via Fiorentina

Lucas Torreira signs for Fiorentina, will wear #18

Lucas Torreira has left Arsenal to join Fiorentina on loan for the season although he is unlikely to return.