Arteta’s unpopular transfer demand justified despite Arsenal’s draw
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The Seagulls salvaged a point right at the death against Crystal Palace last time out, while Mikel Arteta’s men ran riot in the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners claimed their third successive Premier League victory, though their most recent triumph against Spurs on Sunday will have given Mikel Arteta a huge boost, having previously been under pressure earlier on this season.
The Spaniard headed to Stamford Bridge on loan during transfer deadline day, with the Blues possessing the option to purchase him permanently for around £30 million.
The Gunners have returned to winning ways of late and Mikel Arteta would have been pleased to see his side add goals to their recently-discovered guile with this 3-0 victory.
Norway international Odegaard curled home the only goal in the 30th minute to further ease the pressure on Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.
Mikel Arteta’s side scraped a 1-0 victory over Norwich City in gameweek four, whereas Burnley’s winless start continued with a 3-1 defeat at Everton.
The Gunners were torn apart by champions Manchester City before the international break, while Norwich suffered a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City.
Melaye did a short video after the North London club’s 5-0 demolition by Manchester City on Saturday and was close to tears
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta, back at the Etihad Stadium where he worked as an assistant between 2016 and 2019, watched in horror as his team fell apart early on, with Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres giving City a 2-0 lead inside 12 minutes.
Both sides recorded crushing victories in their most recent encounters, with City easing to a 5-0 success over Norwich City, while the Gunners thrashed West Bromwich Albion 6-0 in the EFL Cup.
The 23-year-old has followed Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga to the Emirates during a busy summer of spending for the Gunners and is understood to have penned a five-year deal with the North London club.
According to the latest report from The Athletic, Onuachu is the subject of major interest from the Premier League
The Scottish international, who arrived at the Emirates from Celtic in 2019 in a move worth around £25million, has put pen to paper on a five-year deal to keep him in north London until 2026.
The Gunners have lost seven home games in the top-flight this campaign, four more than last season, and are also winless in their last six at the Emirates Stadium in all competitions.
The Gunners’ owners KSE have been widely criticised by the Arsenal fanbase during their time at the club, and their involvement in the failed European Super League project saw supporters protest outside the Emirates in the hundreds.
The Gabon international, starting his first game after returning from a bout of malaria, struck after 66 minutes – the fifth successive game in which he has scored against the Magpies – to cement the Gunners’ 17th win in 18 outings against the Tyneside club.
Unai Emery will face his former side on Thursday for the first time since being sacked in December 2019 – and replaced by current manager Mikel Arteta.
Balogun, 19, is tipped for a bright future despite having not yet made his league debut for the Gunners – although he has scored twice in six cup appearances for the senior side.
Mikel Arteta’s side were seconds away from a first ever home defeat against Fulham as they laboured to find a response to Josh Maja’s second half penalty.