Arsenal table bid for Thomas Partey as Atlético Try to Hold On to the Midfielder

Arsenal have reportedly made an offer worth £43.3 million for Atlético Madrid's defensive midfielder Thomas Partey. Arteta's men have shown a strong desire to improve defensively. Under the Spaniards leadership, the Gunners have conceded 9 goals in 10 games. This is already a great improvement compared to 70 goals in 51 games under Emery. Lucas Torreira was previously brought in for this position, but a number of injuries have stuttered his Arsenal career. It is rumoured that AC Milan are…

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Chelsea and Arsenal Battle for West Ham’s £70 million man Declan Rice

West Ham have had a number of big talents over the years, and the latest star is midfielder Declan Rice. The youngster is in demand, and the East London side will have a battle to keep him for the next season - whenever that is. Ties with the Blues Having grown up at the Chelsea academy, the English midfielder was released at the age of 14. Rice has since proved his worth, but will he want to rejoin the club…

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In Arteta We Trust – Part Two: Arsenal Tactical Analysis

If you haven’t already, we recommend you read part one of this segment: In Arteta We Trust - Part One: The Making of a Modern Day Head Coach. In the previous article we looked into the early days of Mikel Arteta’s career right up to his big breakthrough at Everton and FA Cup successes with Arsenal. We also touched on how his knowledge and experiences led him to become Pep Guardiola’s No. 2 at Manchester City. All of this helped…

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In Arteta We Trust – Part One: The Making of a Modern Day Head Coach

On 31st August 2011, Arsenal completed a surprising FOUR deadline day signings. It was a busy day for the North London club, with many pundits and fans claiming that these were ‘panic buys’ as Arsene Wenger frantically looked for reinforcements. It was a summer of change at The Emirates stadium. There were notable departures including club icon Cesc Fàbregas, who returned home to Barcelona, and both Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri moving up north to Manchester City. Cesc Fabregas carried…

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