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Arsenal Banish Mesut Ozil

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he feels he has “failed” with midfielder Mesut Ozil after leaving him out of his 25-man Premier League squad.

The German, who had also been omitted from the Europa League squad, can now only play for Arsenal Under-23s until his deal expires in summer 2021.

The 32-year-old, who joined Arsenal for a then club record £42.4m in 2013, has not played for the club since 7 March.

“My conscience is very calm because I have been really fair,” said Arteta.

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Transfer Window Winners And Losers

January Transfer Window

In a transfer window where COVID-19 really impacted player sales, who won the window in the Premier League. And what teams did not buy well?

Transfer Window Winners

Aston Villa
Aston Villa only secured their Premier League status on the final day of last season – now the club’s owners have backed manager Dean Smith in ambitious fashion to make the most of that escape.

The biggest signing was record buy Ollie Watkins, brought in from Brentford for £28m potentially rising to £33m, the 24-year-old well known to Smith from his time in charge at Griffin Park.

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Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Complete £45m Deal For Midfielder

Arsenal have signed Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid on a long-term deal after paying his 50m euros (£45.3m) release clause. Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24, has moved in the opposite direction and joined the La Liga side on loan.

The 27-year-old Ghana midfielder made 35 league appearances and scored three goals for Diego Simeone’s side as they finished third in La Liga last season.

Arsenal have been linked with Partey, who has 29 international caps, throughout the summer transfer window.

Partey won the 2017-18 Europa League and 2018 Super Cup with Atletico and signed a new deal at the Wanda Metropolitano in 2018, until the end of June 2023.

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Europa League Draw: Celtic to face AC Milan and Rangers to play Benfica

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FA Cup winners Arsenal will face League of Ireland side Dundalk, Rapid Vienna and Molde in Group B of the 2020-21 Europa League.

Tottenham have been drawn alongside Bulgarian champions Ludogorets, LASK and Royal Antwerp in Group J, while Leicester City will face Braga, AEK Athens and Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk in Group G.

Scottish champions Celtic face a tough task in Group H as they take on AC Milan, Lille and Sparta Prague and Rangers are in Group D alongside Benfica, Standard Liege and Lech Poznan.

The first three group matches will take place on successive Thursdays from 22 October.

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Carabao Cup Quarter-Final Draw: Manchester City face Arsenal

Holders Manchester City will travel to Arsenal in the standout tie of the Carabao Cup quarter-final draw.

Joint Premier League leaders Everton welcome Manchester United to Goodison Park, while Tottenham are away to Championship side Stoke City.

Meanwhile, Brentford’s reward for beating Fulham is a home tie against Newcastle United in the club’s first ever League Cup quarter-final.

All quarter-final ties are to be played the week commencing 21 December 2020.Arsenal progressed in a penalty shootout against Liverpool following a goalless draw in the final tie of the fourth round on Thursday.

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Arsenal 2020-2021 Fixtures

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The 2020-2021 Premier League schedule has been released and Arsenal have been dealt a tricky October period as they face Manchester City, Leicester and Manchester United all in the same month.

Mikel Arteta’s side will also have their eyes set on December 5 and March 13, the two dates for the North London derby against Tottenham; with the latter being held at the Emirates.

Arsenal also have been set up with a blockbuster Boxing Day clash against London rivals Chelsea. They open their season against newly-promoted Fulham on September 12.

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Mikel Arteta Happy As Arsenal Beat Fulham

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Arsenal got off to a flying start in the Premier League with a classy performance and three points at Craven Cottage on Saturday

Alex Lacazette, debutant Gabriel and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were on target while the outstanding Willian claimed two assists on his first appearance for the Gunners.

Afterwards Mikel Arteta had this to say about this team’s performance.

on Gabriel and Willian…

Yeah, they were both really good. Obviously for Willian it’s a little bit different because he knows the league, the country and he’s very settled here, so I knew his performances would happen straight away. With Gabriel it was a big challenge for him to come in today having not played any football for the last six months and he had a terrific performance.

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Klopp Admits Liverpool Failed To Break Down Defensive Arsenal

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Jurgen Klopp has admitted that the way Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta set his side up made life difficult for Liverpool in the Community Shield.

The Gunners claimed victory over the Reds at Wembley on Saturday, winning a penalty shootout 5-4 after the two sides couldn’t be separated during the 90 minutes.

It means Liverpool are the first side ever to lose the Community Shield on penalties in back-to-back years – but Jurgen Klopp played down the significance of the defeat.

Klopp said: “We were here to win the game, I hope that much was obvious. We didn’t lose the game but we lost the competition. If we scored earlier that would’ve helped but there wasn’t enough time.

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Arsenal Win Another Trophy Under Arteta

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Mikel Arteta remains positive over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future after his leading contribution in Arsenal’s Community Shield shootout win over Liverpool.

Aubameyang fired the Gunners to their second Wembley triumph of the month as Arteta’s side overcame the Premier League champions in the traditional season curtain-raiser.

Doubts remain over the striker’s future with the 31-year-old’s current contract set to expire in less than 12 months but talks are ongoing and Arteta feels that his talisman will be staying in North London.

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FA CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW: MManchester United face Chelsea while Arsenal take on Manchester City at empty Wembley

Manchester United face Chelsea while Arsenal will play Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

The draw features three of the Cup’s four most successful sides, with Arsenal the record 13-time winners.

United, who beat Norwich to reach the last four, have won it 12 times, while Chelsea, who edged past Leicester in the quarter-finals, have eight wins.

Both ties will be played at Wembley on the weekend of 18 and 19 July. The final is scheduled for Saturday, 1 August.

City booked their clash with the Gunners after a Kevin De Bruyne penalty and Raheem Sterling goal saw off Newcastle on Sunday evening.