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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta with the Community Shield after the FA Community Shield match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arteta’s best moments as an Arsenal player

Mikel Arteta will always be well-respect amongst the Arsenal fans.
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

Rob Holding’s first season at Arsenal

Rob Holding emerged as one of Arsenal's most exciting prospects when he arrived in the 2016/17 season but he almost left on loan just a few months after arriving.
Nicolas Pepe dedicating his celebration to his new-born baby (Photo via Pepe on Instagram)

Nicolas Pepe offered to PSG

According to a number of reports from France, Nicolas Pepe has been offered to PSG.
Real Betis' Spanish defender Hector Bellerin runs on the pitch during the Spanish league football match between Real Betis and Granada FC at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, on May 15, 2022. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Betis confident Arsenal will give in and reduce player’s price

Real Betis and Hector Bellerin are reportedly confident that Arsenal will 'give in' to their demands for a lower transfer fee.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on April 16, 2022. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s window of opportunity in their quest for the Champions League

The dust has settled on another enthralling Premier League season and it’s feeling like more of the same for the Gunners.
LONDON, ENGLAND: General view of the Emirates Stadium during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Sevilla FC at Emirates Stadium on July 30, 2017. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

What countries bet on sports the most?

Since the 11th century, gambling has been in high demand throughout the world. Many types of gambling have since been created, including sports betting.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Arsenal fans during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on May 22, 2022. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Episode 330: Reasons to be cheerful

This week Matthew is joined by Anita, Helen & Paul to look back at the end of season day in the sun against Everton, talk about the atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium, and how we all feel now the dust has settled, and why.
A picture shows the front of a Findus 320g beef lasagne frozen readymeal box taken near Sunderland on February 8, 2013. Tests confirming beef lasagne sold under the Findus brand contained up to 100 percent horsemeat sparked a wider food scare in Britain on February 8 with authorities ordering urgent tests on all beef products on sale. Findus tested 18 of its beef lasagne products manufactured by French supplier Comigel and found 11 meals containing between 60 percent and 100 percent horsemeat, the FSA said. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES

Tottenham and the lasagne: What really happened?

In 2006, Spurs finally found themselves with an opportunity to qualify for the Champions League. What happened next is the stuff of legend, but it's not true
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal (R) interacts with teammate Bukayo Saka as he is substituted off following an injury during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on May 16, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Episode 329: Arsenal falter at the moment of truth

Matthew and Paul try to find catharsis in talking about back to back defeats at Tottenham and Newcastle, as well as asking how, why and what could we have done differently.
STUTTGART, GERMANY: Konstantinos Mavropanos of VfB Stuttgart looks on during the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and VfL Wolfsburg at Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 30, 2022. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

How much did Arsenal sell Mavropanos for?

How much will VfB Stuttgart pay as they make Konstantinos Mavropanos' loan transfer permanent and what is Arsenal's sell-on clause in the deal?
The Emirates Stadium

Who has been the standout Arsenal player this season?

With Arsenal sitting in fifth place in the EPL table at the time of writing, this is a good moment to take a look back over the season and consider which players have stood out in the games to date.
BENEVENTO, ITALY - APRIL 07: Paulo Dybala of Juventus celebrates after scoring the 2-3 goal during the serie A match between Benevento Calcio and Juventus at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on April 7, 2018 in Benevento, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Juventus 28yo will sign for Arsenal if they secure Champions League

Paulo Dybala will sign for Arsenal if they qualify for the Champions League, according to an Italian journalist who spoke to people close to the player.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, celebrates their side's win after the final whistle of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on May 08, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal close in on the Champions League

Discover the current state of Arsenal by reading our analysis of the club’s Premier League season, as they close in on a top-four finish.

The Arsenal tactics that have them on verge of Champions League

Join Stephen Bradley as he reviews Arsenal's 2-1 wins over both West Ham and Leeds in the Premier League.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on May 08, 2022. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Episode 328: Eddie steadies Arsenal as D-day approaches

Matthew and Paul look back at the win over Leeds, praise Nketiah's ability to repeatedly close down goalies and try not to soil their undergarments ahead of Thursday's visit to the toilet bowl.
Bayern Munich's German midfielder Serge Gnabry celebrates the 1-1 own goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart in Munich, southern Germany on May 8, 2022.(Photo by KERSTIN JOENSSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid interest complicates Bayern Munich Serge Gnabry renewal attempts

Bayern Munich believe Real Madrid's interest in signing Serge Gnabry this summer is complicating their attempts to get the former Arsenal winger to renew his contract.
Frankfurt's French defender Evan N'Dicka celebrates after winning the UEFA Europa League Last 16, 2nd-leg football match Eintracht Frankfurt v Real Betis in Frankfurt, western Germany, on March 17, 2022. (Photo by Daniel ROLAND / AFP)

Arsenal have relationship with agent but Newcastle complicate things

Newcastle United are apparently continuing to scout Evan N'Dicka ahead of the January transfer window, despite the player being reportedly close to Arsenal less than a month ago.
UDINE, ITALY - APRIL 16: Pablo Mari of Udinese Calcio in action during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and Empoli FC at Dacia Arena on April 16, 2022 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

Forgotten Arsenal man wanted by Serie A side on permanent deal

One of Arsenal's forgotten men, Pablo Mari, is impressing so much with Udinese in Serie A that the Italians want to sign the defender permanently.

Tactics: How Arsenal got back on track against Chelsea and Manchester United

In this edition of the Tactics Board, Stephen Bradley returns to recap a rather eventful few weeks for Arsenal Football Club, in his own intuitive style.
Nice's French midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide reacts during the French L1 football match between Nice and Saint-Etienne at the "Allianz Riviera" stadium, in Nice, southern France, on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Jeff Reine-Adelaide: It’s the worst thing to ever happen to me

Former Arsenal youngster, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, has admitted he considered retiring from playing due to his injury problems as he lay alone in a hospital room for a month during the pandemic.
Everton v Sheffield United - Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture date: Sunday, May 16, 2021. Copyright: Gareth Copley

Calvert-Lewin ‘intrigued’ about signing for Arsenal but Isak more likely

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is reportedly 'intrigued' by the idea of signing for Arsenal as the Gunners search for two strikers this summer but Alexander Isak is said to be marginally more likely to arrive.
SALERNO, ITALY: Alvaro Morata of Juventus celebrates after scoring the 0-2 goal during the Serie A match between US Salernitana v Juventus at Stadio Arechi on November 30, 2021. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Juventus man rejects Arsenal move because of Chelsea nightmare

Arsenal are reportedly 'strongly interested' in signing Alvaro Morata as their hunt for a striker goes on but the former Chelsea man has no intention of returning to England where he endured a 'nightmare' with Chelsea.
Marseille's French defender William Saliba looks on during the UEFA Europa Conference League match between Basel and Marseille (OM) at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium in Basel, northern Switzerland, on March 17, 2022. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Arsenal make William Saliba decision

William Saliba will return to Arsenal this summer to fight for a place in Mikel Arteta's squad despite Marseille's interest in keeping the 21-year-old.
TURIN, ITALY - MAY 03: Andreas Cornelius of Parma Calcio 1913 competes for a header with Gleison Bremer of Torino FC during the Serie A match between Torino FC and Parma Calcio at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on May 03, 2021 in Turin, Italy. Sporting stadiums around Italy 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 Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Arsenal make phonecalls about 25yo £27m Torino man

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Gleison Bremer from Torino as Mikel Arteta looks to have four centrebacks at the club he can trust.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: Jordi Osei-Tutu of Rotherham United during the Papa John's Trophy Final between Rotherham United and Sutton United at Wembley Stadium on April 03, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal right-back on crutches as manager admits “It doesn’t look good”

Arsenal's Jordi Osei-Tutu's injury problems don't seem to be giving him a break with the defender now on crutches, with his foot in a boot, after Rotherham United's game against Portsmouth.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Jay Emmanuel Thomas of Livingston is seen during the Betfred Cup Final match between Livingston and St Johnstone at Hampden Park on February 28, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. 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 Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Another former Arsenal youngster has contract terminated

Former Arsenal youngster, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (JET), has had his Aberdeen contract terminated with immediate effect.
Tim Akinola with the Arsenal u21s (Photo via David Price on Twitter)

Arsenal midfielder’s season over as he undergoes ankle surgery

Arsenal's Tim Akinola has undergone 'successful' surgery on the ankle problem he picked up in training.
BILBAO, SPAIN - DECEMBER 22: Luka Jovic of Real Madrid battles for the ball with Inigo Lekue of Athletic Bilbao during the LaLiga Santander match between Athletic Club and Real Madrid CF at San Mames Stadium on December 22, 2021 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Door opens for Arsenal to sign 24yo Real Madrid forward

Arsenal have apparently revived their interest in signing Luka Jovic who wants to leave Real Madrid due to a lack of playing time.
Khayon Edwards playing for the Arsenal u23s in pre-season (Photo by Dan Critchlow)

Chelsea contact Arsenal man over free transfer despite sanctions

Chelsea have reportedly contacted Kahyon Edwards about the possibility of a free transfer despite not being allowed to sign any players under the terms of the government's sanctions.
German midfielder Mesut Ozil gives a press conference after he signed his new three-and-a-half year contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk ilgaz facilities on January 27,2021 in Istanbul. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal problems repeat at Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce have reportedly 'started the process' of terminating Mesut Ozil's contract with Inter Miami interested in signing the former Arsenal man.
Real's Eden Hazard pictured after a soccer game between French club Paris Saint-Germain and Spanish club Real Madrid, Tuesday 15 February 2022 in Paris, in the round of sisteen (1/8 final) of the UEFA Champions League. (Photo by BRUNO FAHY/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal meet with 31yo Real Madrid man’s reps

Arsenal have apparently met with Eden Hazard's representatives to discuss a possible loan deal with an option to buy.
LISBON, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 20: Darwin Nunez of Benfica reacts after a missed opportunity during the UEFA Champions League group E match between SL Benfica and Bayern Muenchen at Estadio da Luz on October 20, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

22-year-old striker ditches agent ahead of summer move

Arsenal target, Darwin Nunez, has ditched his agent to sign for Jorge Mendes as he heads towards a summer move.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Team GB and Arsenal's Leah Williamson during the Team GB Tokyo 2020 Women s Football Team Announcement at the Botanical Gardens, Birmingham. Picture date: Thursday May 27, 2021. Copyright: Zac Goodwin

Leah Williamson confirmed as England captain for Euro 2022

Arsenal's Leah Williamson has been confirmed as the England captain for the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euros.
Kieran Tierney with Scotland (Photo via ScotlandNT on Twitter)

Kieran Tierney knee ‘damage’ requires specialist & possibly surgery

Arsenal were missing a few key names when they announced their squad for the game against Crystal Palace which contained a very youthful bench.

How it went so wrong for Arsenal at Crystal Palace

Join Stephen Bradley as he discusses just what wrong in Arsenal's 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Former Arsenal captain retirement plans change

In a statement hitting back at Bordeaux ultras' claims about him, Laurent Koscielny seemed to confirm his retirement from football last month, but all is not what it appears...
10-13th March 2021, Selhurst Park, London, England - Crystal Palace versus West Bromwich Albion Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace. Photo: John Patrick Fletcher

Crystal Palace sweat on 2 key players ahead of Arsenal clash

Crystal Palace could be without two key players against Arsenal next Monday, with Wilfried Zaha and Michael Olise both injury doubts.
Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (R) celebrates with Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (L) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 19, 2022. - - (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal loving Lacazette but looking for new options up front

On this week's podcast, Matthew is joined by Paul, Anita and Lyon-loving Lana to look back at beating Aston Villa, talk Mesut Ozil, Aubameyang and Lacazette while looking forward to future forwards (and wondering who they might be).

Exciting Arsenal 21yo right-back target available for bargain fee

Arsenal could land themselves a bargain this summer, with Djed Spence said to be available for between £12m and £15m.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal looks on following the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 06, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Takehiro Tomiyasu injury update

Arsenal were hoping to get Takehiro Tomiyasu fully fit before the end of the international break, and it seems as if the defender is close.