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Ian Wright Tells Unai Emery To Start Four Players vs Tottenham

Amuda Segun

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has told manager Unai Emery that he must start four players when the Gunners face city rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the derby on Sunday.

Unai Emery and his players will host Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in what’s the first North London Derby (NLD) of the season.

Ahead of the game, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright advised Unai Emery to start four players namely Alexandre Lacazette, Nicholas Pepe, Lucas Torreira and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Ian Wright made this known via his official YouTube channel as he said that Arsenal were a better team with those four players on the pitch at once during the league defeat at the hands of Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Arsenal suffered their first defeat of the season last weekend on the back of the 3-1 loss to Liverpool.

The defeat ended their perfect start to the season having won the first two league games of the season until that game.

Ian Wright said that Arsenal created more chances while those players were on the pitch against Liverpool.

Nicholas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang started the game and also had chances to score for Arsenal in the first half of that Liverpool game, while Lucas Torreira and Alexandre Lacazette came off the bench to make a positive impact for the Gunners.

Lucas Torreira scored the consolation goal for the Gunners.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.

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Mesut Ozil makes future decision after squad snub

Timothy Aiyeku

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German international Mesut Ozil has told his friends at Arsenal that he is unmoved by his snub from matches as he will still see out his contract with the club.

Ozil currently enjoys a £350,000-a-week contract with Arsenal and it is expected that he would be shown the exit door because of his unsatisfactory performance but that has not happened.

Maybe it’s a ploy by the Gunners to discourage Mesut Ozil from staying but it’s obviously not working as he is yet to play a single game since the restart of the season, despite the huge weekly wage he pockets.

This, therefore, means that Ozil could leave as a free player as he is currently in his last 12 months at the Emirates Stadium. He would be permitted by the law of the game to begin pre-contract negotiations with any suitors in January.

The decision by manager Mikel Arteta to leave him out of his team is not unconnected with his poor performance as Mesut Ozil has only delivered 3 assists in 23 games for his team in all competitions.

There is no doubt that Arsenal have not benefitted from the service of the World Cup winner in the last months and that remains a big blow to the club.

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Arsenal get big advantage ahead of Liverpool clash

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This season will not end until North London club Arsenal face the current English Premier League, Liverpool in one of the mid-week fixtures.

However, the Gunners have been handed a major advantage ahead of the clash because they will be playing a Liverpool team with reduced strength as the Jurgen Klopp side will be without Jordan Henderson.

He sustained a ligament injury in their Wednesday’s 3-1 win against Brighton and have been confirmed to be out of the season after a scan was conducted to ascertain the gravity of the injury.

Jordan Henderson will now miss Liverpool’s games against Burnley, Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle.

Commentators have confirmed the development as a major advantage to Arsenal because Liverpool will be turning up with a reduced strength.

However, it promises to be a big game for both sides because they both have something at stake despite having the season decided already.

For Arsenal, it is a bid to have European football with a qualification for the Europa League as the Champions League has become almost impossible while Liverpool are looking to beat the 100 points record already set by Man City.

The manager Jurgen Klopp side are just eight points away from achieving this feat.

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Arsenal fans won’t love this Santi Carzola news

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Santi Carzola

The latest report claims that former Arsenal star Santi Carzola will soon be announced as a new signing for Qatari club Al Sadd.

The 35-year-old will now be ending his stay with Spanish La Liga outfit Villarreal for a new challenge.

This development will not be appreciated by Arsenal fans who wish to have Santi Carzola back at the Emirates Stadium.

It was earlier expected that the Spanish playmaker will make a return to the North London after expressing his love for the club and wishing to have a ceremonial exit. His impact at the club was too big for him to leave without any noise.

The Gunners fans have also called on the club to bring back the 35-year-old to the club because of his quality and what he can add to the team.

It has been widely suggested that Arsenal have not been able to replace Santi Carzola since he left the club and his exit was a big loss to the North London club.

Santi Carzola battled with an injury that almost cost his football career, reason why he left the club after staying away from the pitch for a season on the treatment table.

However, there are reports that Santi Carzola will still return to the Emirates Stadium but that will happen in the future and he would be returning as a coach to help manager Mikel Arteta.

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Sanchez’s Man United fate could have been decided

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Alexis Sanchez

It is feared that the fate of Chile international Alexis Sanchez at Man United could have been decided already ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Chile international joined Man United from Arsenal and has failed to live up to expectation. He has struggled to deliver the form he was known for at the Emirates Stadium with Arsenal and Barcelona.

This made the Red Devils force him out on loan to Italian Serie A outfit where he spent the last 12 months. Inter Milan are already considering an option of another loan deal for a year but reports claim Man United are no longer interested.

It is reported that Man United have already decided to sell the player on a permanent deal. His £500,000 weekly wage has been a burden to the club and they are willing to let go of it in this summer window as they cannot get his fine performance in return.

However, Man United will struggle to offload the former Arsenal player because most clubs have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and will not be able to meet with his asking price, as well as pay his high weekly wage.

Sanchez must be ready to take a pay cut to be able to sanction a deal with a new club ahead of the coming season.

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Former Arsenal player on his way back to EPL?

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Aaron Ramsey

Emerging reports reveal the possibility of former Arsenal player and Juventus ace Aaron Ramsey returning to the English Premier League in the coming summer transfer window.

Life has not been the same for the Wales international since he left Arsenal on a free deal to join the Italian Serie A giants after his contract expired. His journey with the club has not been smooth. He has not been a regular as expected.

It is, therefore, claimed that Juventus are keen on the signature of Chelsea star Jorginho and are ready to release Aaron Ramsey as bait to have the Italian international.

Jorginho seems also not needed at the Stamford Bridge which makes a deal likely as Chelsea will not mind the idea of having Aaron Ramsey at the club.

Aaron Ramsey has a good knowledge of the English Premier League and was highly rated and wanted by the Blues team before his exit from England.

Jorginho is also needed at Juventus with manager Maurizio Sarri hoping on a reunion with the Italian midfielder.

However, the Italian Serie A outfit are also ready to add Adrien Rabiot in the deal that will have Jorginho join the club ahead of the new season.

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Why Arsenal may no longer suffer any defeat until the end of the season

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Mikel Arteta

If the emerging analysis of the Arsenal team is anything to go by, then the North London outfit will no longer suffer any defeat until the season ends.

The Gunners have been inconsistent in their results so far this season and manager Mikel Arteta has been struggling to get hold of the team to get positive and consistent results.

The latest analysis claim that Mikel Arteta has finally gotten the right formation that would accommodate some important players in his squad and that will make his team more formidable.

According to the analysis, the Spanish boss could now continue with the 3-4-2-1 formation that will accommodate Bukayo Saka, Kieran Tierney, and Gabriel Martinelli.

There is no doubt about the form and stability of the trio in the Arsenal team, especially as Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli have just been handed new long deals at the club.

With Kieran Tierney at the back and his mobility, he could easily link up with Saka who will be ahead in the formation while Gabriel Martinelli expects to operate from the left at the front. He would be able to open up for Saka.

It is claimed that the connection between the three players, adding to the quality of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can go a long way in helping the Arsenal team with more wins.

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Tottenham clash: Arteta makes a NO case for Aubameyang

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been faced with questions on what would be the role of Gabon International Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when his team resume hostilities against Tottenham in the North London derby.

This question has become necessary with Eddie Nketiah facing a ban after being handed a red card in Leicester City draw game following his tackle on James Justin.

It is no longer news that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not been playing as a central striker despite his goals tally at the club and there could be a need to have a formidable force when Arsenal meet Tottenham in their next game.

Mike Arteta has therefore given the answer “NO” as he claims to have a number of options for the central striker role and will put then into consideration.

Alexander Lacazette has not been in the best of form for the past few games as he has not been consistent with goal scoring. This is the reason why it was asked if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be given the nod to lead in the attack ahead of anyone.

Arteta noted that there is a need to keep up the firepower of the team without losing its balance and that will strongly inform the choice of players for the game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s leading goal scorer this season having scored 23 so far, with 20 coming in the English Premier League.

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Arsenal receiving Lacazette temptation, will they overcome?

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Alexandre Lacazette

Hardly will a day go by without speculations of Arsenal parting ways with France international Alexandre Lacazette ahead of the summer transfer window.

L’Equipe are the latest to report that the former Lyon striker is being linked with a move to Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan with all clubs establishing contact with the North London outfit.

Some reports claim that the Gunners will favour a move for the striker to Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid as a bait to land their major target Thomas Partey.

The Gunners are keen on Partey to add depth to their midfield and create a cover for the shaky defence.

Howbeit, this comes as a temptation to the Gunners who are obviously not interested in Laazette’s exit.

The France international has two years left to run out his contract with Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta has made it clear that he wants to have more of the player, adding that there will be talks of a contract extension at the end of the season.

But the fact that Arsenal will land some financial benefits, as well as sanction other target deals, could tempt the club to let go of Lacazette, making him the sacrificial lamb.

Alexandre Laazette was on target in the Gunners last EPL game and there are hopes that he has a lot to score at the Emirates Stadium.

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