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  •  Arsenal battled to beat Crystal Palace 2 0 on Friday as the new Premier League season got underway Gabriel Martinelli opened scoring for the first goal before home defender Marc Guehi turned the ball into his own net late on at Selhurst Park Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus who arrived from Manchester City in the close season looked set to get off to a flying start by dancing through the Palace defence only to see his shot blocked with Martinelli dragging the rebound wide of the post Oleksandr Zinchenko another new signing from City also looked lively and had an early shot blocked as Arsenal quickly raised the tempo but the Ukrainian soon had a hand in the opening goal as Palace were caught flat footed at a corner Bukayo Saka s inswinger found Zinchenko in acres of space and he headed the ball back across goal where Martinelli was on hand to nod it into the net Palace could have levelled before the break as Odsonne Edouard headed goalwards but visiting goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale pulled off a superb reflex save to preserve his side s lead The hosts wasted another great chance to draw level after the break when Wilfried Zaha sliced open the Arsenal defence with a perfect pass but again Ramsdale was quick to react getting out to block Eberechi Eze s shot Bukayo Saka s inswinger found Zinchenko in acres of space and he headed the ball back across goal where Martinelli was on hand to nod it into the net The hosts wasted another great chance to draw level after the break when Wilfried Zaha sliced open the Arsenal defence with a perfect pass but again Ramsdale was quick to react getting out to block Eberechi Eze s shot After guiding his side to a fifth place finish last term Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta looked worried as they became increasingly ragged in the second half but aside from Zaha the Palace attack looked out of sync Sensing they might snatch a draw Palace coach Patrick Viera threw everyone forward for the last 15 minutes but the visitors doubled their lead when Saka s cross was deflected into his own goal by Guehi in the 85th to seal the points for the away side We started really sharp to win here you need to suffer Arteta told Sky Sports We ve done it and that s part of the mentality that we want to build to come to these places and find a way to win French defender William Saliba was outstanding for Arsenal as he finally made his debut after three years spent on loan at different clubs in France We knew it would be hard here but we were strong and solid the 21 year old said I ve waited a long time to make my debut and I m happy to start with a clean sheet and a win it s important for confidence NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Own goal helps Arsenal win at Palace in Premier League opener
     Arsenal battled to beat Crystal Palace 2 0 on Friday as the new Premier League season got underway Gabriel Martinelli opened scoring for the first goal before home defender Marc Guehi turned the ball into his own net late on at Selhurst Park Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus who arrived from Manchester City in the close season looked set to get off to a flying start by dancing through the Palace defence only to see his shot blocked with Martinelli dragging the rebound wide of the post Oleksandr Zinchenko another new signing from City also looked lively and had an early shot blocked as Arsenal quickly raised the tempo but the Ukrainian soon had a hand in the opening goal as Palace were caught flat footed at a corner Bukayo Saka s inswinger found Zinchenko in acres of space and he headed the ball back across goal where Martinelli was on hand to nod it into the net Palace could have levelled before the break as Odsonne Edouard headed goalwards but visiting goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale pulled off a superb reflex save to preserve his side s lead The hosts wasted another great chance to draw level after the break when Wilfried Zaha sliced open the Arsenal defence with a perfect pass but again Ramsdale was quick to react getting out to block Eberechi Eze s shot Bukayo Saka s inswinger found Zinchenko in acres of space and he headed the ball back across goal where Martinelli was on hand to nod it into the net The hosts wasted another great chance to draw level after the break when Wilfried Zaha sliced open the Arsenal defence with a perfect pass but again Ramsdale was quick to react getting out to block Eberechi Eze s shot After guiding his side to a fifth place finish last term Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta looked worried as they became increasingly ragged in the second half but aside from Zaha the Palace attack looked out of sync Sensing they might snatch a draw Palace coach Patrick Viera threw everyone forward for the last 15 minutes but the visitors doubled their lead when Saka s cross was deflected into his own goal by Guehi in the 85th to seal the points for the away side We started really sharp to win here you need to suffer Arteta told Sky Sports We ve done it and that s part of the mentality that we want to build to come to these places and find a way to win French defender William Saliba was outstanding for Arsenal as he finally made his debut after three years spent on loan at different clubs in France We knew it would be hard here but we were strong and solid the 21 year old said I ve waited a long time to make my debut and I m happy to start with a clean sheet and a win it s important for confidence NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Own goal helps Arsenal win at Palace in Premier League opener
    General news2 months ago

    Own goal helps Arsenal win at Palace in Premier League opener

    Arsenal battled to beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on Friday as the new Premier League season got underway.

    Gabriel Martinelli opened scoring for the first goal before home defender Marc Guehi turned the ball into his own net late on at Selhurst Park. Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus, who arrived from Manchester City in the close season, looked set to get off to a flying start by dancing through the Palace defence only to see his shot blocked, with Martinelli dragging the rebound wide of the post.

    Oleksandr Zinchenko, another new signing from City, also looked lively and had an early shot blocked as Arsenal quickly raised the tempo but the Ukrainian soon had a hand in the opening goal as Palace were caught flat-footed at a corner.

    Bukayo Saka’s inswinger found Zinchenko in acres of space and he headed the ball back across goal where Martinelli was on hand to nod it into the net.

    Palace could have levelled before the break as Odsonne Edouard headed goalwards, but visiting goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale pulled off a superb reflex save to preserve his side’s lead.

    The hosts wasted another great chance to draw level after the break when Wilfried Zaha sliced open the Arsenal defence with a perfect pass but again Ramsdale was quick to react, getting out to block Eberechi Eze’s shot.

    Bukayo Saka’s inswinger found Zinchenko in acres of space and he headed the ball back across goal where Martinelli was on hand to nod it into the net.

    The hosts wasted another great chance to draw level after the break when Wilfried Zaha sliced open the Arsenal defence with a perfect pass but again Ramsdale was quick to react, getting out to block Eberechi Eze’s shot.

    After guiding his side to a fifth-place finish last term, Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta looked worried as they became increasingly ragged in the second half but, aside from Zaha, the Palace attack looked out of sync.

    Sensing they might snatch a draw, Palace coach Patrick Viera threw everyone forward for the last 15 minutes but the visitors doubled their lead when Saka’s cross was deflected into his own goal by Guehi in the 85th to seal the points for the away side.

    “We started really sharp … to win here you need to suffer,” Arteta told Sky Sports.

    “We’ve done it and that’s part of the mentality that we want to build, to come to these places and find a way to win” French defender William Saliba was outstanding for Arsenal as he finally made his debut after three years spent on loan at different clubs in France.

    “We knew it would be hard here but we were strong and solid,” the 21-year old said.

    “I’ve waited a long time to make my debut and I’m happy to start with a clean sheet and a win, it’s important for confidence.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Pierre Emerick Aubameyang tested positive for COVID 19 upon arriving in Cameroon for the African Cup of Nations AFCON after a video emerged of him partying with his teammates in Dubai on the eve of the tournament The 32 year old now has to isolate himself and is a big doubt for Gabon s first two games against Comoros on Monday and Ghana four days later Although it is not clear exactly how Aubameyang contracted the virus Aubameyang was photographed in Dubai one night with Mario Lemina who has since tested positive as well Arsenal had given Aubameyang a waiver of leaving early in preparation for the tournament after coach Mikel Arteta decided he would not be involved in last weekend s Premier League clash with Manchester City Aubameyang had been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy with reports revealing on December 22 2021 that the club was willing to hear offers for the forward in January after a deterioration in its relationship with Arteta The manager had grown weary of repeated disciplinary infractions and believed that Aubameyang was not setting the right example for the rest of the team claiming he lacked commitment and passion to play for Arsenal Consequently Aubameyang was told to train away from the rest of his teammates and was allowed to join Gabon several days earlier In contrast Arsenal retained Thomas Partey of Ghana Nicolas Pepe of Ivory Coast and Mohamed Elneny of Egypt until after the game against City The latest episode will cast new doubts on Aubameyang s attitude You have been warned about potential COVID 19 protocol violations in the past He was previously fined for missing a COVID 19 test before a Europa League match and last February Aubameyang was reminded of his responsibilities after images surfaced of him receiving a tattoo despite strict guidelines of the coronavirus Reuters NAN
    Aubameyang tests positive for COVID-19
      Pierre Emerick Aubameyang tested positive for COVID 19 upon arriving in Cameroon for the African Cup of Nations AFCON after a video emerged of him partying with his teammates in Dubai on the eve of the tournament The 32 year old now has to isolate himself and is a big doubt for Gabon s first two games against Comoros on Monday and Ghana four days later Although it is not clear exactly how Aubameyang contracted the virus Aubameyang was photographed in Dubai one night with Mario Lemina who has since tested positive as well Arsenal had given Aubameyang a waiver of leaving early in preparation for the tournament after coach Mikel Arteta decided he would not be involved in last weekend s Premier League clash with Manchester City Aubameyang had been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy with reports revealing on December 22 2021 that the club was willing to hear offers for the forward in January after a deterioration in its relationship with Arteta The manager had grown weary of repeated disciplinary infractions and believed that Aubameyang was not setting the right example for the rest of the team claiming he lacked commitment and passion to play for Arsenal Consequently Aubameyang was told to train away from the rest of his teammates and was allowed to join Gabon several days earlier In contrast Arsenal retained Thomas Partey of Ghana Nicolas Pepe of Ivory Coast and Mohamed Elneny of Egypt until after the game against City The latest episode will cast new doubts on Aubameyang s attitude You have been warned about potential COVID 19 protocol violations in the past He was previously fined for missing a COVID 19 test before a Europa League match and last February Aubameyang was reminded of his responsibilities after images surfaced of him receiving a tattoo despite strict guidelines of the coronavirus Reuters NAN
    Aubameyang tests positive for COVID-19
    Headlines9 months ago

    Aubameyang tests positive for COVID-19

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tested positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in Cameroon for the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, after a video emerged of him partying with his teammates in Dubai on the eve of the tournament.

    The 32-year-old now has to isolate himself and is a big doubt for Gabon's first two games against Comoros on Monday and Ghana four days later.

    Although it is not clear exactly how Aubameyang contracted the virus, Aubameyang was photographed in Dubai one night with Mario Lemina, who has since tested positive as well.

    Arsenal had given Aubameyang a waiver of leaving early in preparation for the tournament after coach Mikel Arteta decided he would not be involved in last weekend's Premier League clash with Manchester City.

    Aubameyang had been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy with reports revealing on December 22, 2021 that the club was willing to hear offers for the forward in January after a deterioration in its relationship with Arteta.

    The manager had grown weary of repeated disciplinary infractions and believed that Aubameyang was not setting the right example for the rest of the team, claiming he lacked "commitment and passion" to play for Arsenal.

    Consequently, Aubameyang was told to train away from the rest of his teammates and was allowed to join Gabon several days earlier.

    In contrast, Arsenal retained Thomas Partey of Ghana, Nicolas Pepe of Ivory Coast and Mohamed Elneny of Egypt until after the game against City.

    The latest episode will cast new doubts on Aubameyang's attitude. You have been warned about potential COVID-19 protocol violations in the past.

    He was previously fined for missing a COVID-19 test before a Europa League match and last February, Aubameyang was "reminded of his responsibilities" after images surfaced of him receiving a tattoo despite strict guidelines. of the coronavirus.

    Reuters / NAN

  •  New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said the new year presents his side with a real chance to build something important Arsenal s 2 0 win over Manchester United on New Year s Day was their first under Arteta who took over as manager on Dec 20 The win lifted Arsenal into the top half of the table and Arteta said he saw plenty to make him believe big things are possible in the future I think the performances in the last two games were getting better and today was perfect Arteta said New year new opportunity The 37 year old Spaniard a former captain of Arsenal as a player saw much more commitment from his side something he said is imperative if they are to be successful If we want to build something important that s a must he said I think they re buying into it they re enjoying it and it gives me encouragement Arsenal defender David Luiz said Arteta who learned his trade under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City had a lot to offer everyone at the club I believe he can improve every player Luiz said Mikel is a great coach and knows football He was a great player he brings things and I believe in his philosophy We are going to do big things in the future but step by step OLAL Edited by Olawale Alabi
    New year is new opportunity for Arsenal to improve, Arteta says
     New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said the new year presents his side with a real chance to build something important Arsenal s 2 0 win over Manchester United on New Year s Day was their first under Arteta who took over as manager on Dec 20 The win lifted Arsenal into the top half of the table and Arteta said he saw plenty to make him believe big things are possible in the future I think the performances in the last two games were getting better and today was perfect Arteta said New year new opportunity The 37 year old Spaniard a former captain of Arsenal as a player saw much more commitment from his side something he said is imperative if they are to be successful If we want to build something important that s a must he said I think they re buying into it they re enjoying it and it gives me encouragement Arsenal defender David Luiz said Arteta who learned his trade under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City had a lot to offer everyone at the club I believe he can improve every player Luiz said Mikel is a great coach and knows football He was a great player he brings things and I believe in his philosophy We are going to do big things in the future but step by step OLAL Edited by Olawale Alabi
    New year is new opportunity for Arsenal to improve, Arteta says
    Sport3 years ago

    New year is new opportunity for Arsenal to improve, Arteta says

    New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said the new year presents his side with a real chance to “build something important’’.

    Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester United on New Year’s Day was their first under Arteta, who took over as manager on Dec. 20.

    The win lifted Arsenal into the top half of the table and Arteta said he saw plenty to make him believe big things are possible in the future.

    “I think the performances (in) the last two games were getting better, and today was perfect,’’ Arteta said. “New year, new opportunity.’’

    The 37-year-old Spaniard, a former captain of Arsenal as a player, saw much more commitment from his side, something he said is imperative if they are to be successful.

    “If we want to build something important, that’s a must,’’ he said.

    “I think they’re buying into it, they’re enjoying it and it gives me encouragement.’’

    Arsenal defender David Luiz said Arteta, who learned his trade under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, had a lot to offer everyone at the club.

    “I believe he can improve every player,’’ Luiz said.

    “Mikel is a great coach and knows football. He was a great player, he brings things and I believe in his philosophy.

    “We are going to do big things in the future, but step by step.’’

    OLAL

    (Edited by: Olawale Alabi)

  •   Spaniard Mikel Arteta in talks to be the next Arsenal coach has no experience as a manager and will need help former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday Former Arsenal captain Arteta assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City is the leading candidate to succeed Unai Emery at the London club This emerged after their chief executive Vinai Venkatesham was pictured outside the 37 year old s house early on Monday Another of Wenger s former players Swede Freddie Ljungberg is currently interim head coach but looks set to be overlooked for the top job I am an Arsenal supporter and at the moment I support the manager in charge and the manager in charge is Ljungberg When Arteta will be in charge I will support Arteta said Wenger But the Frenchman who won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during nearly 22 years in charge of the club said he saw many positives in both men He Arteta is intelligent he has passion he has knowledge but Ljungberg does as well Wenger added I believe that Arteta has certainly a great future he has certainly learned a lot in his first position as an assistant coach and after that as well he will have to deal with the fact that he has no experience at that level and he will have to get surrounded well However Wenger 70 who left Arsenal in 2018 said the club needed to be smarter in their recruitment He added that it was not necessarily the case that they needed a lengthy period to get back to their best When I left the club was in a very strong financial position and they bought many players in between they have not all worked out he said I believe that it s not a question of time The change can be very efficient very quickly it s just about the right decision making and that s all that it s about in football it s about good players We speak about the success of Liverpool Of course they have a great manager but you have to say as well that in the last three to four years they bought the right players Last month Wenger was appointed FIFA s new chief of global football development and is in Doha observing the Club World Cup OLAL Edited by Olawale Alabi NAN
    Arteta has great future but no top job experience, Wenger tells Arsenal
      Spaniard Mikel Arteta in talks to be the next Arsenal coach has no experience as a manager and will need help former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday Former Arsenal captain Arteta assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City is the leading candidate to succeed Unai Emery at the London club This emerged after their chief executive Vinai Venkatesham was pictured outside the 37 year old s house early on Monday Another of Wenger s former players Swede Freddie Ljungberg is currently interim head coach but looks set to be overlooked for the top job I am an Arsenal supporter and at the moment I support the manager in charge and the manager in charge is Ljungberg When Arteta will be in charge I will support Arteta said Wenger But the Frenchman who won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during nearly 22 years in charge of the club said he saw many positives in both men He Arteta is intelligent he has passion he has knowledge but Ljungberg does as well Wenger added I believe that Arteta has certainly a great future he has certainly learned a lot in his first position as an assistant coach and after that as well he will have to deal with the fact that he has no experience at that level and he will have to get surrounded well However Wenger 70 who left Arsenal in 2018 said the club needed to be smarter in their recruitment He added that it was not necessarily the case that they needed a lengthy period to get back to their best When I left the club was in a very strong financial position and they bought many players in between they have not all worked out he said I believe that it s not a question of time The change can be very efficient very quickly it s just about the right decision making and that s all that it s about in football it s about good players We speak about the success of Liverpool Of course they have a great manager but you have to say as well that in the last three to four years they bought the right players Last month Wenger was appointed FIFA s new chief of global football development and is in Doha observing the Club World Cup OLAL Edited by Olawale Alabi NAN
    Arteta has great future but no top job experience, Wenger tells Arsenal
    General news3 years ago

    Arteta has great future but no top job experience, Wenger tells Arsenal

    Spaniard Mikel Arteta, in talks to be the next Arsenal coach, has “no experience” as a manager and will need help, former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday.

    Former Arsenal captain Arteta, assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, is the leading candidate to succeed Unai Emery at the London club.

    This emerged after their chief executive, Vinai Venkatesham, was pictured outside the 37-year-old’s house early on Monday.

    Another of Wenger’s former players, Swede Freddie Ljungberg, is currently interim head coach, but looks set to be overlooked for the top job.

    “I am an Arsenal supporter and at the moment I support the manager in charge and the manager in charge is Ljungberg. When Arteta will be in charge I will support Arteta,” said Wenger.

    But the Frenchman, who won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during nearly 22 years in charge of the club, said he saw many positives in both men.

    “He (Arteta) is intelligent, he has passion, he has knowledge, but Ljungberg (does) as well,” Wenger added.

    “I believe that Arteta has certainly a great future, he has certainly learned a lot in his first position as an assistant coach and after that as well he will have to deal with the fact that he has no

    experience at that level and he will have to get surrounded well.”

    However, Wenger, 70, who left Arsenal in 2018, said the club needed to be smarter in their recruitment.

    He added that it was not necessarily the case that they needed a lengthy period to get back to their best.

    “When I left the club was in a very strong financial position and they bought many players in-between, they have not all worked out,” he said.

    “I believe that it’s not a question of time. The change can be very efficient very quickly, it’s just about the right decision-making and that’s all that it’s about in football, it’s about good players.

    “We speak about the success of Liverpool. Of course they have a great manager, but you have to say as well that in the last three to four years, they bought the right players.”

    Last month, Wenger was appointed FIFA’s new chief of global football development and is in Doha observing the Club World Cup.

    OLAL

    (Edited by: Olawale Alabi)
    (NAN)