Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe leaves the pitch after being sent off after clashing with Leeds United's Macedonian midfielder Ezgjan Alioski 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)

Mikel Arteta doesn’t hold back about Nicolas Pepe red vs Leeds United

Mikel Arteta did not hold his tongue when he was asked by reporters what he thought of Nicolas Pepe getting a straight red against Leeds United
Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian reacts during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 19, 2020. (Photo by Will Oliver / POOL / AFP)

0 since Fulham: Weak Willian Arsenal stats do not tell a good story

Willian Arsenal stats do not make pretty reading after the former Chelsea man stunk up the place against Aston Villa in the Premier League
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures from the sidelines during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 8, 2020. (Photo by Andy Rain / POOL / AFP)

Arteta angry at Arsenal attitude against Aston Villa

Mikel Arteta will not accept the mindset he saw from Arsenal players against Aston Villa as they collapsed 3-0 at home in the Premier League.
Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno celebrates saving a penalty during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 1, 2020. (Photo by PETER BYRNE/AFP via Getty Images)

Emi Martinez vs Bernd Leno: Did Arsenal make the right decision?

Emi Martinez vs Bernd Leno was always going to be the big talking point as he returns to the Emirates, so how is he doing v Bernd Leno?
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal appeals to referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Brighton, 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 Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Horror referee gets 1st Arsenal game of the season for Aston Villa

We've had to wait until November, but Martin Atkinson has finally been selected to referee an Arsenal match this season and that's not good news
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.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa leads his team out prior to the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park on November 01, 2020 in Birmingham, 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 Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Emi Martinez signing annoyed friends says Aston Villa manager

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has revealed he annoyed a few friends when he signed Emi Martinez while Arteta says he didn't want to sell him
Arsenal's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (L) vies with Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba (R) during 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 Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Episode 262: Arsenal’s Monster Midfield Partey’s over Manchester United

This week, Matthew is joined by Anita and Stephen to look back at a good run out for the squad players against Dundalk and a long overdue comfortable win at Old Trafford.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny (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 Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Arteta inspires Iniesta in an Elneny suit against Manchester United

Mohamed Elneny starred as Arsenal beat Man United at Old Trafford in the league for the first time in 14 years, so let's have a look at the Egyptian Ray Parlour's stats
Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba reacts 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 Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP)

Paul Pogba admits Arsenal win was his fault

Paul Pogba has claimed full responsibility for giving away the penalty that saw Arsenal win at Old Trafford despite Mike Dean being in charge.
Arsenal's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (L) vies with Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba (R) during 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 Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Thomas Partey bosses it against Manchester United

Thomas Partey announced himself as an Arsenal player to the wider footballing world as he bossed the Manchester United midfield
Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel (CR) jokes with Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (CL) 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 Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

5 out of 5: Gabriel Magalhaes shuts out Manchester United

Gabriel was one of Arsenal's stand out performers at Old Trafford so let's take a closer look at the defender's match stats.
FILE PHOTO (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF IMAGES - Image numbers 1178800802,1196064545 - GRADIENT ADDED) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United (L) and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal. Arsenal FC and Manchester United meet on January 1,2020 in a Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium in London,England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 03: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group L match between AZ Alkmaar and Manchester United at ADO Den Haag on October 03, 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/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)

Manchester United and Arsenal: Battle of the fallen giants

20 years ago it seemed unthinkable Manchester United and Arsenal would be fighting it out in midtable yet here we are
FILE PHOTO (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF IMAGES - Image numbers 1178800802,1196064545 - GRADIENT ADDED) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United (L) and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal. Arsenal FC and Manchester United meet on January 1,2020 in a Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium in London,England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 03: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group L match between AZ Alkmaar and Manchester United at ADO Den Haag on October 03, 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/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)

Manchester United without 3 Arsenal 4 for showdown

Manchester United will face Arsenal next weekend without at least three players while the Gunners will be missing at least four, if not five. Arsenal...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis and Sergio Aguero of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Manchester, 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 Michael Regan/Getty Images)

No retroactive punishment for Manchester City man after Arsenal game

Sergio Aguero will not face any retroactive punishment following Arsenal's game at the Etihad when the Manchester City man put his hands on the assistant referee.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 4, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP)

Mikel Arteta delivers his opinion on Nicolas Pepe’s performance

Mikel Arteta praised Nicolas Pepe after he came off the bench to score the goal that was the difference between Arsenal and Sheffield United
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 4, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal beat Sheffield United as Sky obsess about David Luiz non-red card

Arsenal beat Sheffield United at the Emirates on Sunday in what was a drab game that was dominated by Sky Sports inane commentary.
Referee Andre Marriner reacts during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 30, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

VAR for Arsenal vs Sheffield United same as for Liverpool defeat

Andre Marriner will be the VAR against Sheffield United at the Emirates on Sunday, his second Arsenal match in a row
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)

Mikel Arteta confident Premier League can handle Covid 2nd wave

Arteta is confident the Premier League can maintain its bubble as second waves sweep the globe and players jet off on international duty.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts following his sides victory 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp: I loved pretty much each second

Jurgen Klopp couldn't contain his happiness as his Liverpool side showed Arsenal just how far they still have to go.

Can Arteta make it 3 in a row? Liverpool vs Arsenal head-to-head record

Arsenal and Liverpool meet again in what will be Mikel Arteta's biggest test this season so far but what is their head-to-head record like?
via Arsenal.com

Kieran Tierney injury: Is he fit for Liverpool?

Kieran Tierney dropped out of the Arsenal starting line up against West Ham with a reported hip problem so will he be fit for Liverpool?
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Arsenal without 10-12 for Liverpool match: Who’s fit and who’s out?

Arsenal travel to Anfield on Monday night for the first of their double-header against Jurgen Klopp's men, so who is in and who is out?
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta on why Mesut Ozil isn’t playing

Mikel Arteta says he isn't picking Mesut Ozil as he is opting for players who are in a 'better condition' than the German.
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) and Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta gesture on the touchline after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 15, 2020. - Arsenal won the game 2-1. (Photo by PAUL CHILDS / POOL / AFP)

Mikel Arteta on Liverpool’s weaknesses: I think they are getting better

Mikel Arteta spoke to the media ahead of Arsenal's trip to Anfield and was asked to identify any weaknesses he could see in Klopp's side.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 04, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Is Mesut Ozil available for Liverpool vs Arsenal?

Mesut Özil says he doesn't want to leave Arsenal and he wants back into Mikel Arteta's team so let's play a game for 20/21...is Mesut Ozil available for selection?
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta looks on during a Arsenal Training Session at London Colney on February 19, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta on Arsenal’s remaining transfer business

Arteta spoke with the press ahead of Arsenal's game against Liverpool at Anfield on Monday night and was asked about Jorginho and others
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Match Referee Craig Pawson is seen adjusting his hearing device ahead of the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Southampton FC at Vitality Stadium on July 19, 2020 in Bournemouth, 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 Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Officials announced for Liverpool vs Arsenal

Craig Pawson will take charge of Arsenal's trip to Liverpool this weekend in for their Premier League fixture.
West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 19, 2020. (Photo by IAN WALTON / POOL / AFP)

Wilshere plays as David Moyes and West Ham players test positive for Covid

David Moyes, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have all tested positive for Covid-19 following their game against Arsenal at the weekend.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who provided the assist during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 19, 2020. (Photo by Ian Walton / POOL / AFP)

Unai Emery’s ghost haunts Arsenal as they rob West Ham

Arsenal put in an Unai-Emeryeque performance against West Ham but they ground out a result and took all 3 points from the Emirates.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (L) high-fives Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (R) as Saka goes off substituted during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on July 4, 2020. (Photo by Michael Steele / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal vs West Ham lineups

Mikel Arteta made two changes to his starting lineup for Arsenal's first home game of the season against West Ham. See how both sides lineup
Referee Michael Oliver gestures during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 2, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

Arsenal get a rare referee for game vs West Ham, thankfully!

Michael Oliver will take charge of Arsenal's game against West Ham on Saturday, a referee we thankfully rarely see can we rarely win.
Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere

Mikel Arteta on Jack Wilshere: It’s a big shame

Mikel Arteta says he feels 'sad' for Jack Wilshere as another injury looks to keep him out of yet more football.
IPSWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Jack Wilshire of West Ham United during the Pre-Season Friendly between Ipswich Town and West Ham United at Portman Road on August 25, 2020 in Ipswich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Jack Wilshere: Is he fit to play against Arsenal?

There could be an Emirates return for Jack Wilshere this weekend even as his injury problems continue at West Ham.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs new Arsenal contract (via@Arsenal)

Willian makes more recoveries than assists and Mikel Arteta is happy

Whether you think he got two assists or three, there is no denying Willian stole the show against Fulham delivering a debut to remember.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel (2L) celebrates with team-mates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage in London on September 12, 2020. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / 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 BEN STANSALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Gabriel’s Arsenal dream debut

Gabriel got his Arsenal career off to the best possible start with a goal and a cleansheet as Arsenal beat Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Gabriel of Arsenal celebrates with his team mates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage on September 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall - Pool/Getty Images)

3 Willian assists as Mikel Arteta spanks Scott Parker: Fulham vs Arsenal player ratings...

Arsenal opened their 20/21 season by thumping Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage in Saturday's early kick-off with Willian and Gabriel superb.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Martinez + 7 out: Who is fit to lineup for Arsenal vs Fulham?

Arsenal start their 20/21 Premier League campaign this weekend against newly-promoted Fulham, so who is fit and who is out ahead of the game?
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta is seen ahead of the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Portsmouth and Arsenal at Fratton Park stadium in Portsmouth, southern England, on March 2, 2020.

Mikel Arteta and Scott Parker discuss Fulham vs Arsenal

Mikel Arteta and Scott Parker both spoke to the media ahead of Arsenal's trip to Fulham in their Premier League opener this weekend.