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Willian says the quiet bit out loud about Chelsea

Willian has reiterated that he wanted to stay at Chelsea last summer, only deciding to leave when they wouldn't offer a three-year deal.
Benfica v Arsenal UEFA Europa League Willian of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League match at Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus. Copyright: Yannis Halas

‘Special qualities’: Mikel Arteta on picking Willian over Martinelli or Pepe

Looking back on Arsenal's win over Benfica, Mikel Arteta has explained why he brought on Willian over Nicolas Pepe or Gabriel Martinelli.
PRESTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Jordi Osei-Tutu of Cardiff City receives medical treatment during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Cardiff City at Deepdale on October 18, 2020. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Return date set for Arsenal 22yo after 4-month absence

Arsenal loanee Jordi Osei-Tutu is targeting a March comeback from injury, according to Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka on leaving or staying at Arsenal

Granit Xhaka insists he always planned to join Arsenal for the long-term, and he's happy with how things are going for him at the moment.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hopes to bounce back by repeating history

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is hoping to bounce back from a couple of poor performances by repeating history against Benfica.
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 18: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal scores their sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between SL Benfica and Arsenal FC at Stadio Olimpico on February 18, 2021 in Rome, Italy. SL Benfica face Arsenal FC at a neutral venue in Rome behind closed doors after Portugal imposed a ban on travellers arriving from the UK in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 variants. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta explains what makes Bukayo Saka very unusual

Mikel Arteta answered more questions on young Arsenal star Bukayo Saka this week, as the teenager continues to impress.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Rob Holding of Arsenal receives medical treatment during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal 25-year-old ruled out of Benfica clash: Return date set

Rob Holding is unavailable for Arsenal's trip to face Benfica in Athens, but he'll return in time for Leicester City at the weekend.

Mikel Arteta gives encouraging Thomas Partey injury update

Thomas Partey will have one final test to determine whether or not he's available to play for Arsenal in their second leg against Benfica.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta congratulates Arsenal's English defender Calum Chambers (L) on the pitch after the UEFA Europa League 1st Round Group B football match between Arsenal and Rapid Vienna at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 3, 2020. - Arsenal won the game 4-1. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

Mikel Arteta explains Calum Chambers’ current situation

Mikel Arteta thinks Calum Chambers is now ready to step in and help the team, after a lengthy period making the squad but not featuring on the pitch.
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND: Jonathan Woodgate, Caretaker Manager of AFC Bournemouth looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and AFC Bournemouth at City Ground on February 13, 2021. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Bournemouth pick Jonathan Woodgate over Thierry Henry

After links to Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry, AFC Bournemouth have given their head coach job to Jonathan Woodgate.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Pablo Mari of Arsenal FC looks on prior to the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal FC U23s and Chelsea FC U23s at Meadow Park on February 17, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Arsenal do NOT have to pay another €1m for Pablo Mari after Manchester City...

Arsenal paid Flamengo a lot less for Pablo Mari than initial reports suggested, according to the Brazilian clubs vice president of finance.
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke on the sidelines before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

Stan Kroenke’s wealth drops $1.4bn as Arsenal chase a Woodman

Let's take a look at the Arsenal news and gossip from around the internet that didn't really seem to warrant articles all of their own.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City bumps fists with Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Why Mikel Arteta can fix Arsenal immediately

Despite what he says, Mikel Arteta’s default style seems to be evolving as a cautious one, more afraid of losing than anything else and that’s what’s hurting Arsenal.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy - Pool/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola picks out 2 Arsenal players for praise

Pep Guardiola singled out Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard for praise after Manchester City's victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal’s problem explained by Nicolas Pepe

Nicolas Pepe says the current Arsenal team need to address their concentration problems if they're going to succeed, following defeat to Manchester City.

13 players feature: Arsenal loan watch roundup

13 Arsenal players were in action for their loan clubs this season so let's take a look at how they got on in out Arsenal loan watch roundup
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (C) celebrates with Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg football match between SL Benfica and Arsenal at the Olimpico stadium in Rome on February 18, 2021. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

Arsenal contracts: How many years does everyone have left?

Arsenal managed to shift a number of players with expiring contracts during the January window but there are still a few issues that need to be dealt with.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City bumps fists with Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola praises Arsenal’s ‘quality’ as reason they ‘didn’t do more’

Arsenal looked in for a pasting when Raheem Sterling rose to nod home with barely 2 minutes on the clock but Arsenal rallied
Zach Awe signing his professional contract (Photo via Arsenal.com)

1 new contract, lots of football and a weird trial: Arsenal youth roundup

Arsenal u23s might have lost to their Manchester City counterparts 2-0 but that wasn't the only thing to happen in the Arsenal youth world this week
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette warms up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on February 6, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Alexandre Lacazette on his way out of Arsenal

This summer Alexandre Lacazette's contract will have just one year left and it looks like Arsenal will be getting rid of him.

Thomas Partey to be ‘assessed’ before Manchester City game

Arsenal dropped an injury news update that raised hopes everywhere that Thomas Partey could play some part against Manchester City on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

FIFA will allow players to skip international break

With the March international break just over a month away but the pandemic causing travel problems, FIFA have extended an exemption for player release.
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (C) celebrates with Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg football match between SL Benfica and Arsenal at the Olimpico stadium in Rome on February 18, 2021. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

What could have been: Why Arsenal could only draw with Benfica

It was a case of 'What could have been' for Arsenal as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Benfica in the first...

Mikel Arteta admits Bukayo Saka difficulty

Mikel Arteta admits it's a difficult balance to manage Bukayo Saka's minutes at the moment, because of his consistent performances.
James Olayinka with Southend United (Photo via SouthendUnited.co.uk)

Arsenal 20-year-old to return from ligament injury next week

Arsenal midfielder James Olayinka is set to return to loan club Southend United, with manager Mark Molesley setting a tentative return date for the midfielder.