Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder #11 Gabriel Martinelli reacts during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on May 12, 2024. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

“A bit sad how it ended”: Martinelli opens up about Arsenal’s Premier League heartbreak

Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli shares his thoughts on a bittersweet Premier League season, the impact of fan support, and his excitement for the Copa America.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Martin Odegaard and Declan Rice of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on April 14, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

4 Arsenal players named in Team of the Season

Four Arsenal players have been included in the BBC's Team of the Season for 2023/24, with the campaign coming to an end on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, acknowledges the fans following the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on May 19, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arteta and Odegaard rally Arsenal vowing to come back stronger

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and captain Martin Odegaard reflect on a record-breaking season, vowing to come back stronger and hungrier for trophies next year.
Arsenal's English midfielder #07 Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium, in London, on May 4, 2024. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka injury update as he misses Everton

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka misses the crucial final game against Everton, find out why here
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Where will the Premier League trophy be on Sunday?

The Premier League title race goes down to the wire. Discover the elaborate plans for awarding the trophy on the final day at either the Etihad or Emirates stadium.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: The Premier League Trophy is seen in front of the Nashville downtown area during the Premier League Mornings Live Welcome Party on April 5, 2024. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images for Premier League)

Who is eligible for a Premier League medal?

There will be identical Premier League trophies at both the Etihad Stadium and the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, according to a report.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United, embraces Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on February 11, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

David Moyes on helping Mikel Arteta and Declan Rice against Manchester City

Despite the Arsenal connections, David Moyes insists his team will not be thinking about Mikel Arteta or Declan Rice in the Premier League title...
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Referee, Michael Oliver during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal & Manchester City learn who will referee final games

The Premier League have confirmed their refereeing appointments for Arsenal and Manchester City's final fixtures of the current campaign.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden of Manchester City applaud the fans after the team's victory in the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 14, 2024. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Major VAR oversight may have cost Arsenal Premier League title

VAR did not check a potential Kevin De Bruyne offside in the build-up to Manchester City's opening goal on Tuesday, despite subsequent analysis appearing to show he was off.
Declan Rice signing for Arsenal alongside Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar (Photo via Arsenal.com)

When does the Premier League transfer window open and close?

The Premier League has confirmed the dates of the upcoming transfer windows, as well as their coordination with other major leagues.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta looks on during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 23, 2024. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal on the road to greatness despite Spurs disappointment

Arsenal's Premier League title challenge looks to fall short, but can they learn from this season's "valiant failure" and emerge stronger next year?
Tottenham descend again into small-club mentality Home supporters who did the Poznan after Haaland’s first goal underline problems swirling around Postecoglou The Daily Telegraph15 May 2024By Jason Burt CHIEF FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium We saw the Poznan. Except it was coming from Tottenham Hotspur fans inside the stadium; not from Manchester City. Those Spurs supporters turned their backs on the pitch and bounced up and down in unison celebrating. It was a City goal that led to that reaction and so we had our answer. The acid test would always be what happened when City scored. Or Spurs. And so when the first goal arrived, early in the second half, the extraordinary response said it all. It angered manager Ange Postecoglou and what he said spoke to the heart of just what Spurs are and what they want to achieve and maybe what is holding them back. It was almost an existential dissection and it was anchored in fury. Asked whether he wanted to give a positive spin, with foundations being in place Postecoglou angrily shot that down. “No, I think the last 48 hours has revealed to me that the foundations are fairly fragile, mate,” he said. “That’s just what I think. I just think the last 48 hours have revealed a fair bit to me. That’s all right. It just means I’ve got to go back to the drawing board with some things.” What did he think of the fans chanting ‘Are you watching Arsenal?’ after Erling Haaland’s first goal? “I’m not interested, mate. I just don’t care,” Postecoglou said before adding, somewhat ominously: “It’s been an interesting exercise.” It was about “outside [the club], inside, everywhere”. “Maybe I am just out of step,” Postecoglou continued before stating he just wanted to win and “so what other people, how they want to feel, and what their priorities are, are of zero interest to me”. Who was he criticising? The fans? The club? The media? It felt like it was everyone. Pre-match and Postecoglou could not have been clearer. He had spoken of his disbelief that Spurs fans might actually want their team to lose this game, to spite Arsenal and damage their title hopes, and here it was happening in front of his eyes. He looked absolutely furious and disbelieving. He had a point. What happened when Haaland tapped home – some Tottenham fans even clapped – felt like a small-club mentality. It might be argued it was belligerence but it signalled defeat and it ended Spurs’s dwindling hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. Surely that is what should have been pre-occupying them? Catching Aston Villa and finishing fourth – possible with a win as Villa had a trickier final day fixture away to Crystal Palace with Spurs at Sheffield United – had to be the priority in furthering their own ambitions. Yes, it may have effectively handed Arsenal the title. Yes, it may have led to more songs and goading with them having last been champions 20 years ago when they gained a result at White Hart Lane. But, so what? Football is about winning. Not about worrying about rivals and Spurs have diminished themselves and Postecoglou’s reaction showed how he felt. When that chant of “Are you watching Arsenal” rang around the South Stand it felt like a weight had been lifted. Instead it was a yoke being applied and an inferiority complex being confirmed. Before that those fans did not know whether to laugh or cry; whether to be angry or militant or enjoy the painful absurdity of it all. And, so, instead they were subdued until City scored. This was as muted as it has ever been here. It was surreal with Spurs and City half-and-half scarves being touted outside before kick-off and middle-aged men staring earnestly into the TV cameras up and down the Tottenham High Road declaring they would rather “sell their mother” than see their team help Arsenal win the Premier League. “We’re not really here,” chanted the City supporters and it seemed like many of those home fans would have nodded in agreement. It did not look like they really wanted to be here. Or, once here, they did not know what to do. Inside two minutes a loud rendition of “stand up if you hate Arsenal” rang around but it was not particularly intense. It was heard again after half an hour but by then the muscle memory of backing their team had slowly begun to kick in, a little. Did they want their team to score? Did they want their team to win even if it switched the advantage to Arsenal in the title race? Certainly it felt, when they attacked, like they did even if they may have been responding by instinct rather than rationale. But it did not feel natural. The City goal shifted the dynamic a little on the pitch and Spurs had chances even if a draw would not have been enough. If anything it was the worst result of all – it would still have meant they could not overtake Villa while it would have installed Arsenal as title favourites. No doubt they would have said it was, well, the most “Spursy” thing to do especially as it would mean little for them and everything to their neighbours. Instead it was Haaland who ended it from the penalty spot. This time both sets of fans sang “Are you watching Arsenal?” while there was a loud and prolonged chorus of “When the Spurs go marching on”. It riled Postecoglou even more. His interpretation? That was just defeatism not defiance. He had it right. Article Name:Tottenham descend again into small-club mentality Publication:The Daily Telegraph Author:By Jason Burt CHIEF FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Start Page:4 End Page:4

Tottenham labelled a ‘small club’ for their Arsenal obsession

Tottenham Hotspur fans' celebration of their loss to Man City has sparked outrage and raised concerns about the club's mentality and future ambitions.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Ange Postecoglou, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur, reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 14, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Tottenham fans mocked as they embarrass themselves over Arsenal

Tottenham fans' celebration of their loss to Man City, jeopardising Arsenal's title hopes and Champions League spot, draws widespread mockery.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring the team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on November 11, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Spurs manager says he doesn’t understand fans wanting to lose

Arsenal defender William Saliba admits the Gunners will be cheering for Tottenham against Man City in a crucial title-deciding match.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil warms up for the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019.

Mesut Ozil makes hilarious Tottenham promise ahead of City game

Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil pledges to never mock Tottenham again if they defeat Man City, aiding Arsenal's title hopes.
LONDON - MAY 12: Arsenal parade their trophies during Arsenal's open top bus parade of the AXA FA Cup and the FA Barclaycard Premiership trophy to their fans held on May 12, 2002 at the Islington Town Hall in London, England. (Photo by: Craig Prentis/Getty Images)

Arsenal Premier League title parade details released

Islington Council has unveiled plans for a potential Arsenal victory parade if the Gunners clinch the Premier League title this weekend.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Leandro Trossard of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's first goal with teammate Kai Havertz during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on May 12, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Arsenal star hits 14 goals/assists in last 13 games

Kai Havertz's impressive form for Arsenal, contributing 14 goals and assists in his last 13 games, has been crucial in their title challenge and could also benefit the German national team at Euro 2024.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates as David Raya of Arsenal (not pictured) makes the match-winning save from the fourth penalty from Galeno of FC Porto (not pictured) in the penalty shoot out during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between Arsenal FC and FC Porto at Emirates Stadium on March 12, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal 23yo insists it’s easy to perform well at the club

William Saliba insists it's easy to perform well in this Arsenal team, following his Player of the Match display against Manchester United.
Manchester United's Dutch manager Erik ten Hag (L) talks to Manchester United's Brazilian midfielder #18 Casemiro during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on May 12, 2024. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

“He’s lazy” Manchester United star criticised after Arsenal win

Manchester United legends Wayne Rooney and Roy Keane criticize Casemiro's costly error in the team's 1-0 loss to Arsenal, highlighting his defensive shortcomings.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Leandro Trossard of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's first goal with teammate Kai Havertz during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on May 12, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Kai Havertz: I’m going to be the biggest fan of Tottenham ever

Arsenal's 1-0 victory over Manchester United, courtesy of Trossard's goal, puts them back on top of the Premier League. Havertz jokingly pledges allegiance to Tottenham ahead of their clash with Man City.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Martin Odegaard, Gabriel and Jorginho of Arsenal celebrate victory as they walk towards their fans after defeating Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on May 12, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Trossard’s Old Trafford strike keeps Arsenal’s title dreams alive

Leandro Trossard's first-half goal secures a crucial 1-0 win for Arsenal against Manchester United, propelling them back to the top of the Premier League table and keeping their title hopes alive.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Ange Postecoglou, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur, looks dejected after the team's defeat during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 28, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Spurs boss insists they’ll try to beat Manchester City despite Arsenal implications

Ange Postecoglou insists Tottenham Hotspur will try to beat Manchester City and finish the season strongly despite the implications for Arsenal's title challenge.
Jurrien Timber in training with the Arsenal first team (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Early Arsenal team news for Manchester United as Timber rejoins squad

Arsenal's Jurrien Timber is back with the first-team squad for their match against Manchester United, travelling with the team to the game.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Mason Mount of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Latest on Manchester United injury crisis for Arsenal clash

Manchester United have had a few players ruled out of Sunday's clash against Arsenal through injury, with a few more assessed to be major doubts.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, applauds the fans after the team's victory in the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on May 04, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Arsenal have 2 key injury doubts for Manchester United clash

Mikel Arteta has suggested there are doubts over the fitness of a couple of Arsenal players ahead of Sunday's trip to face Manchester United.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 03: Willian of Fulham during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Fulham FC at Anfield on May 03, 2023 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Former Gunner hoping to help Arsenal in Manchester City clash

Former Arsenal winger Willian believes Fulham can get a result against Manchester City on Saturday, despite rating their opponents as the best in the world.

2 Arsenal midfielders up for Premier League top honour

Arsenal's Martin Odegaard and Declan Rice shortlisted for Premier League Player of the Year. Cast your vote now!
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, acknowledges the fans after the team's victory in the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal FC at City Ground on January 30, 2024 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arteta at risk of Everton suspension, all hinges on Manchester United match

Mikel Arteta's yellow cards spark debate. Could a suspension derail Arsenal's title hopes? Is he unfairly targeted?

When will the 24/25 Premier League fixtures be announced?

The Premier League have now confirmed when the 2024/25 fixtures will be released, as well as the start and end dates for the season.
Manchester United's Dutch manager Erik ten Hag gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park in south London on May 6, 2024. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s title hopes hinge on exploiting United crisis

Arsenal face a Manchester United side in disarray. Can they seize the opportunity and keep their Premier League title dreams alive?
Manchester United's English assistant coach Steve McClaren (R) speaks with English referee Paul Tierney (C) as the officials leave for half-time during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 4, 2022. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Same referee to take United-Arsenal clash as last season

Paul Tierney will referee Arsenal's trip to face Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend, the Premier League have confirmed.
The big screen shows the VAR (Video Assistant Referee) action, checking for a penalty for handball during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on May 7, 2023. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Premier League fans to get VAR decision explanations during matches

Premier League to introduce stadium PA announcements explaining VAR decisions. Will it reduce fan confusion?
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal lifts the FA Cup Trophy 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)

Football campaign group objects to FA Cup changes

Football campaign group Fair Game have opposed the recent changes to the FA Cup, calling for a new vote on scrapping replays.
Arsenal's English midfielder #07 Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium, in London, on May 4, 2024. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

VAR fails Arsenal again: Saka left bloody after appalling challenge

Bournemouth's Christie escaped a red card for a reckless tackle on Saka. Arsenal fans are outraged, reigniting the VAR debate.
Max Dowman plays for the Arsenal academy (Photo via Dowman on Instagram)

Who is the 14yo called up to Arsenal 1st team training?

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta included 14-year-old Max Dowman in first team training this week as they got ready to face Bournemouth on Saturday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, and David Raya of Arsenal embrace at full-time after victory in the penalty shoot out following the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between Arsenal FC and FC Porto at Emirates Stadium on March 12, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

David Raya wins Premier League Golden Glove award

Arsenal's David Raya wins the Premier League Golden Glove with 14 clean sheets.
OXFORD, ENGLAND: Referee David Coote during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Oxford United and Arsenal at Kassam Stadium on January 09, 2023. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal-Bournemouth referee appointment is ominous omen

David Coote is set to referee Arsenal's match against Bournemouth on Saturday, in a somewhat ominous omen for the Gunners.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Ange Postecoglou, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur, looks dejected during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 28, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Spurs on verge of setting embarrassing new record

Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of becoming the first club in Premier League history to win eight of their first 10 games and then finish fifth or lower.
Jurrien Timber celebrates his goal for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Mikel Arteta gives positive injury update for Bournemouth clash

Jurrien Timber is fit and available for Arsenal against Bournemouth on Saturday, giving Mikel Arteta a selection headache.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Declan Rice of Arsenal celebrates after the team's victory during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on April 23, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

2 Arsenal players make top-4 for Footballer of the Year award

Arsenal's Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard both made the top-six for the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award for 2024, but Phil Foden won the prize.