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Arteta Devastated After Arsenal Crash Out Of Europa League

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Manager Mikel Arteta has revealed his hurt after Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League at the hands of Olympiacos.

Youssef El Arabi’s goal in the dying minutes of extra time ensured it was the Greek outfit who advanced to the last 16 on away goals following a 2-2 aggregate draw.

The Gunners struggled to get going and fell to a 2-1 defeat on the night, though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang thought he had done enough to send Arsenal through when he equalised with an overhead kick in the second period of extra time, after Pape Abou Cisse’s header took the tie into an additional 30 minutes.

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Arsenal Master Mikel Arteta Blueprint In Win Over Everton

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Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has praised his side for shrugging off their congested fixture schedule to beat Everton – and believes the players met his tactical demands for large periods of the game.

The Gunners came from a goal down to take all three points against the Toffees in a five-goal thriller at the Emirates Stadium to cap an impressive week, with three victories in the space of seven days.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin opened the scoring after just 51 seconds with an acrobatic strike before Eddie Nketiah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the hosts in front.

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Arsenal v Chelsea Rivalry

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The Arsenal v Chelsea rivalry pits the two most successful teams in London. Yes, Arsenal’s rivalry with North London neighbors Tottenham Hotspur is more bitter, but when Arsenal and Chelsea meet, there is usually a trophy, or Champions League place up for grabs.

The competitive nature of the fixtures involving the Gunners and the Blues became more intense in the 1930s even though the teams had been meeting for more than 25 years.

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Mikel Arteta Praises Improved Mindset At Arsenal

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Mikel Arteta has told his Arsenal players to enjoy the art of defending as the Gunners kept their third-consecutive clean sheet in a narrow Europa League victory at Olympiacos.

Alexandre Lacazette’s goal nine minutes from time was enough to ensure a 1-0 victory in Piraeus with Arsenal now in pole position to qualify from this round-of-32 clash.

While the France striker wasted a couple of other decent chances to really wrap up the tie, Arteta will again be impressed with the defensive work of his players.

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Arteta On Newcastle Win And City Ban

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Mikel Arteta picked out three Arsenal stars who impressed in their 4-0 victory over Newcastle at the Emirates stadium.

Newcastle edged a first half in which Arsenal failed to get going, but the Gunners were a completely different team after the break, as Mesut Ozil started to find more space to cause the visitors problems, and youngster Bukayo Saka superb throughout.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring with a fine header, Nicolas Pepe turned in a Saka cutback before Ozil and Lacazette ended their respective goal droughts to finish off a fine second-half display.

Arteta told BBC Sport:

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How Arteta Can Turn Draws Into Three Points

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Any Arsenal fans hoping that Mikel Arteta would provide the rocket boost their season so desperately needed have been left sorely disappointed.

The Spaniard has won just one of seven Premier League matches since taking charge but conversely he has only lost one.

The Gunners have become even more of a draw specialist, with 13 from their first 25 matches setting a new Premier League record.

Their sorry tally of just six wins is the club’s lowest after 25 games of a league season since 1912-13, when they suffered relegation from the First Division.

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Arteta Happy As Arsenal Draw At Bournemouth

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was delighted with the attitude of his players as the Gunners fought back from a goal down to earn a draw against Bournemouth.

Despite heavy pressure coming from Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in the opening stages, the Cherries opened the scoring through Dan Gosling after a defensive mix up led to the Bournemouth midfielder firing home.

Arsenal had the hosts parked in their own half for much of the second 45 minutes, and were rewarded for their hard work when Aubameyang latched onto a loose ball to level the game.

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Chelsea Close In On Jadon Sancho

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Chelsea are looking to beat both Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

The England international, rated at £120million, is currently a man in huge demand after shining in Germany with Dortmund and a return to the Premier League could very soon be on the cards.

According to media reports, Chelsea are now working on a deal which could see them fork out a club-record fee for one of the world’s biggest talents.

The Blues have reportedly emerged as the most likely destination for the 19-year-old winger after indicating they will match Dortmund’s big-money valuation.

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Mikel Arteta Wants To Win Trophies At Arsenal

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New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says that it is a “huge honor” to take over at his former club, adding that the board has made it “very clear” that he is to compete for trophies now that he’s in charge.

Arteta was appointed Arsenal boss on Friday following a week full of speculation and reports that he would take over as manager at the Emirates.

The former midfielder, who played for Arsenal from 2011-16, will now step in to replace Freddie Ljungberg, who has taken charge of the team following Unai Emery’s dismissal.

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Arsenal Sack Unai Emery

Unai Emery has been sacked as Arsenal manager after 18 months in charge and has been replaced on a temporary basis by assistant and former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg.

The Spaniard, who previously led Paris St-Germain to the French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla, was appointed Gunners boss in May 2018, succeeding Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal said the decision had been “taken due to results and performances not being at the level required”. The Gunners have not won in seven games and lost 2-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday. It is their worst run without a victory since February 1992, which was eight games under George Graham.