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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their sides first goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on January 09, 2021 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli: I cried a lot

Gabriel Martinelli has revealed that the pain of his knee injury was so bad that he was in tears.
The Arsenal badge outside the Emirates Stadium

Who is the Arsenal Student?

The Arsenal student program is a unique opportunity that allows students to learn coaching skills and train academically, both at the same time.

Matt Macey leaves Arsenal to sign for Hibernian

Matt Macey has finally left Arsenal to join Hibernian on a permanent deal.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally signs new Arsenal deal LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal poses with Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal and the FA Cup Trophy after their 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)

5 of Arsenal’s best-ever January signings

The January transfer window isn't always the best to buy in, but let's take a look at some of Arsenal's top winter signings.
Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal - Premier League - AMEX Stadium Arsenal s Alexandre Lacazette Copyright: Markx Pain

Mikel Arteta gives update on Alexandre Lacazette contract situation

Mikel Arteta is enjoying Alexandre Lacazette's performances at the moment, but there are no plans to talk about his contract until the summer.
Arsenal's Kieran Tierney warms up prior to the Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Copyright: Michael Regan

Episode 270: Arsenal rising as Big Sam is Grand Slammed

Matthew and Paul enjoy the forgotten feeling of 3 Arsenal wins in a row and positive goal difference, while celebrating the return of beautiful football.
Rob Holding of Arsenal wearing the captains armband during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture date: 19th December 2020. Picture: Andrew Yates/Sportimage

25-year-old close to new Arsenal deal closing door on January move

Rob Holding is reportedly close to a new deal with Arsenal according to a report in The Telegraph [£].
Brazil's forward Neymar is comforted by team physio Bruno Mazziotti as he leaves the practice during a training session of Brazil national football team at Yug Sport Stadium, in Sochi, on June 19, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Bruno Mazziotti confirms Arsenal move, Edu key

PSG medic, Bruno Mazziotti, has confirmed his move to Arsenal by changing his bio on his Instagram profile.
arsenal on this day

Arsenal win first ever Christmas Day game 5-0

Arsenal played their first ever Christmas Day game on this day in 1889.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Gabriel after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton - Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s most expensive defenders compared to Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool made Virgil van Dijk the most expensive defender in history, so how do Arsenal's most expensive defenders compare?
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal looks dejected following his team's defeat in the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 19, 2020 in Liverpool, England. A limited number of fans (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli injury agony finally over

Gabriel Martinelli picked up a knee injury that required surgery, so when do Arsenal expect him to be available for selection?
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A Dive into Arsenal’s Football History

Arsenal is one of the most popular and the most celebrated football clubs in the world, and for good reason.
Arsenal's Thomas Partey during the UEFA Europa League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: 5th November 2020. Photo: David Klein / Sportimage

Writer’s Point of View: Signings at Arsenal 2021

Mikel Arteta looked satisfied by the time the deadline was over, having added strength to his team a strong player Thomas Partey who transferred from his team Atletico for 45 million pounds.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta reacts during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on December 6, 2020. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / POOL / AFP)

Who Should Arsenal Sign in January?

Mikel Arteta might have been feeling strong with the arrival of Thomas Partey for a £45m deal, but he now looks to need reinforcements in January.
Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey ‘felt something serious’ says Mikel Arteta

Thomas Partey suffered 2 injuries against Aston Villa but returned against Spurs only to make it worse, so when will he be back fit for Arsenal?
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur takes a drink prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on April 30, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Hart could start against Arsenal with Lloris a doubt

Hugo Lloris is a doubt for the North London derby, with Joe Hart preparing to potentially make a start against Arsenal on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 06, 2020 in London, England. A limited number of fans (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Glyn Kirk - Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal Woes Continue & The Schedule Ahead

Mikel Arteta joining Arsenal midway through the 2019/2020 season was a breath of fresh air. But now, Arsenal’s struggles are looking worse than ever.
30 Sep 1998: Martin Keown of Arsenal is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League match against Panathinaikos played at Wembley Stadium in London, England. The match finished in a 2-1 victory for Arsenal. (Shaun Botterill /Allsport)

5 matches that Arsenal fans will look back on with fond memories

Arsenal have provided the footballing world with plenty of entertainment over the years, and here we look at their 5 best matches.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by MOLLY DARLINGTON / POOL / AFP)

A fresh defensive approach from Arsenal FC

For many years, the talk of Arsenal has surrounded their exciting, attacking talent. However, are we seeing the start of a new era at the club, taking them in a different direction?
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz is seen with his head bandaged during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Julian Finney / POOL / AFP)

When will head injuries be taken seriously in football?

As watched David Luiz play on after a clash so severe it left Raul Jiminez with a fractured skull that needed surgery, we thought it was worth asking again
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Sead Kolasinac ruled out of Arsenal vs Wolves

Sead Kolasinac tested positive for Covid while on international duty with Bosnia and Herzegovina, so what is his prognosis and when can we expect him back?
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal in action during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Arsenal FC and Dundalk FC at Emirates Stadium on October 29, 2020 in London, 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 Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Mohamed Elneny available for Wolves

Mohamed Elneny tested positive for Covid while on international duty with Egypt, so what is his prognosis and when can we expect him back?
COMPOSITE OF IMAGES - Image numbers 1183588211,1196044327 - GRADIENT ADDED) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea (L) and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal . Chelsea and Arsenal meet in a Premier League fixture on January 21, 2020 at Stamford Bridge in London. ***LEFT IMAGE*** BURNLEY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Chelsea FC at Turf Moor on October 26, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Who is under more pressure, Arteta or Lampard?

The 2020/21 Premier League campaign is already in full swing as teams have completed almost a fifth of the season already.
Pablo Mari with Mikel Arteta (Photo via Twitter / Arsenal)

Pablo Mari injury update: When will he be fit?

Pablo Mari is finally close to a return to full match fitness, joining full training at last after recovering from another injury setback.
kieran tierney via arsenal

Arsenal’s greatest left-backs

Kieran Tierney has already made himself a favourite at Arsenal, but will he be able to claim a place amongst the club's greatest left-backs?

Nicklas Bendtner: From Arsenal’s great hope to the next cautionary tale

Nicklas Bendtner was never a footballer lacking in confidence, but should he have made more of his professional playing career?
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) embraces Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP)

Here’s why this will be a good season for Arsenal

It’s been some time since Arsenal fans had much to shout about and look forward to.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Thomas Partey of Arsenal shoots under pressure from Trezeguet of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on November 08, 2020 in London, 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 Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta gives Thomas Partey injury update

Mikel Arteta updates on the extent of Thomas Partey's injury after the midfielder was substituted on Sunday against Aston Villa.
Arsenal's Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez gives indications during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Emi Martinez almost signed new Arsenal contract until…

It was reported that Emi Martinez was close to signing a new contract with Arsenal but then he signed for Aston Villa, so what happened?
Emi Martinez after signing for Aston Villa (Photo via AVFC.co.uk)

Emi Martinez: Moving to Aston Villa was a step up in my career

Emi Martinez said after he left Arsenal that signing for Aston Villa was a 'step up' in his career.

4 Players Arsenal Let Go This Summer: Should We Have Let Them Go?

Arsenal was a hive of transfer activity over the summer, with The Gunners making an array of sizeable acquisitions such as the Thomas Partey deal, as well as shrewd signings like bringing Willian and Gabriel to the club.
Will we ever get to see Mesut wear this on the pitch?

Trouble for Özil and news from an old legend

Arsenal's Mesut Özil is not part of the club's squad in the Premier League or the Europa League after they chose not to register him.
Gabriel Martinelli (L) back in training with Arsenal (Photo via Twitter)

Arsenal look to strengthen their squad with Martinelli’s return

The Gunners can definitely feel a bit of a relief now that they know that striker Gabriel Martinelli is returning to full team training reassuring the squad and the fans.
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 01: Matteo Guendouzi of Hertha BSC is challenged by Felix Klaus of VfL Wolfsburg during the Bundesliga match between Hertha BSC and VfL Wolfsburg at Olympiastadion on November 01, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Matteo Guendouzi: Everything is perfect in Berlin

Matteo Guendouzi got his first minutes for Hertha Berlin on Sunday as they drew 1-1 at home with Wolfsburg and the Arsenal midfielder seems pretty happy to have made the switch.

Reasons for the popularity of sports betting

Betting on sports is arguably one of the most gratifying activities to engage in, especially if you are a punter yourself.
Khayon Edwards (Photo via Instagram)

Arsenal kick off new youth competition with win over Norwich City

Arsenal kicked off their u17 Premier League Cup campaign with a win over Norwich City on Tuesday, with Khayon Edwards grabbing the winning goal.
Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar arrives for a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 30, 2020, on the eve of the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais (OL). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal desperately want 22-year-old to fix creativity problem

Arsenal have identified the perfect playmaker to fix their struggles scoring goals but Juventus stand in the way of landing him in January
Abou Diaby (R), player of English premier league football team Arsenal, attends a press conference in Hong Kong on July 28, 2012. Arsenal will play Hong Kong side Kitchee on July 29. AFP PHOTO / Dale de la Rey

Jordan Pickford didn’t mean to hurt Virgil van Dijk so what did he intend?...

Pundits say that Jordan Pickford is 'not that kind of player' but they never are, something Abou Diaby knows too much about
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal is interviewed following his sides defeat in the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on September 28, 2020 in Liverpool, 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 Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

Is this Arsenal’s year? Maybe don’t bet on it

As far as things go in the Premier League this season, anything can happen.
Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (L) and Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta after the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on October 17, 2020. (Photo by Michael Regan / POOL / AFP)

Episode 260: Ozil can’t fix things at Arsenal as Pep’s protégé pipped to the...

How can Arsenal start scoring goals again and why Mesut Ozil can't fix things, now matter how much we'd all love him to