Arsenal performance nosedive as Porto win, gain upper hand in UEFA Champions League clash

February 22, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Galeno curled in a sublime stoppage-time strike as FC Porto defeated Arsenal 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in Portugal on Wednesday. Appearing in a first knockout match in Europe’s premier club competition for seven years, Arsenal struggled to break down an organised Porto defence before Galeno’s last-gasp stroke of brilliance. The defeat ended Arsenal’s Read More

EPL: Arsenal beat Liverpool to close gap at the top

February 4, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Arsenal have now closed the gap between themselves and Liverpool, thanks to a 3-1 win over the Premier League leaders on Sunday. The Gunners came into the game at the Emirates knowing that a negative result could see their title ambitions suffer. Bukayo Saka gave the hosts an early lead, converting Kai Havertz’s rebounded shot. However, a mix-up in Arsenal’s Read More

Arsenal end 2023 in defeat, go down on Premier League table

December 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge suffered another blow in a 2-1 defeat at Fulham on Sunday. The Gunners’ high hopes of a first league title in 20 years have been rocked by two damaging defeats in four days. Mikel Arteta was looking for a response after losing 2-0 at home to West Ham on Thursday and the visitors started brightly Read More

Jesus, Havertz score as Arsenal return to Premier League summit

December 17, 2023 Admin III 0

Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League table as goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kai Havertz secured a dominant 2-0 win over Brighton at the Emirates Stadium. Jesus headed the opener from a corner soon after half-time and Havertz added a breakaway second from substitute Eddie Nketiah’s pass in the closing stages. Arsenal spurned a succession of other Read More

Arsenal, Manchester City only Premier League clubs standing as UEFA Champions League knockout draws beckon

December 14, 2023 Admin III 0

Only Arsenal and Manchester City are through to the last 16 from the five British clubs who qualified for the Champions League this season. After a dismal Champions League campaign, Manchester United are not merely out of the competition but also out of Europe after finishing bottom of Group A. Unfancied Copenhagen have progressed from the group as runners-up behind Read More

Pictures: Relief moment for hospitalised patients as Kanu leads Enyimba on community service

December 14, 2023 Editor 0

Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Champions, Enyimba Int’l FC, have continued to raise the bar under the leadership of FIFA Ambassador, Kanu Papilo Nwankwo. Following the back to back sponsorship acquisitions, the administration of the former Super Eagles captain has added a positive and unique twist to football administration in Nigeria by launching the Enyimba Foundation in conjunction with Kanu Read More

UEFA Champions League: Arsenal lead group after PSV draw

December 13, 2023 Admin III 0

A much-changed and lacklustre Arsenal were held 1-1 at Dutch league leaders PSV Eindhoven Tuesday, a result that still sees the Gunners top Champions League Group B. The pressure was off as both sides had already secured their ticket to the last 16 and Arsenal in particular appeared to lack a competitive bite at the Philips Stadion. PSV have been Read More

Premier League: Aston Villa push Arsenal out of top spot

December 9, 2023 Admin III 0

John McGinn’s early goal led surging Aston Villa to a club-record 15th consecutive home Premier League victory on Saturday, a breathless 1-0 win over Arsenal that prevented Mikel Arteta’s Gunners from reclaiming top spot in the table. Unai Emery’s Villa, who shocked champions Manchester City in a dominant 1-0 win on Wednesday, are now third on 35 points after 16 Read More

‘Arsenal best yet to come’

December 9, 2023 Admin III 0

Mikel Arteta’s suspension means he will be confined to the director’s box at Villa Park on Saturday but he is focusing on the positives. “A really nice view,” he smiles. Besides, there isn’t much he would change about those delirious scenes against Luton. “I think you get more from winning it in the way we did it,” he tells Sky Read More

Premier League slams ban on Mikel Arteta

December 6, 2023 Admin III 0

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will not be on the touchline when they travel to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. The Spaniard picked up a yellow card for celebrating the Gunners’ winning goal against Luton Town on Tuesday. It was Arteta’s third of the season and that triggered a one-match ban. This rule was introduced at the start Read More

Arsenal escape Luton Town in Premier League clash, go 5 points clear

December 6, 2023 Admin III 0

Luton had gone toe-to-toe with the league leaders and were moments away from grabbing a famous point on what was becoming a frustrating night for Mikel Arteta’s men. However, Declan Rice’s late show meant that in the blink of an eye, the whole mood and narrative changed as the winning goal, in the seventh minute of added time, sparked wild Read More

UEFA Champions League: How Arsenal plundered Lens to hit last 16

November 30, 2023 Admin III 0

Arsenal cruised through to the Champions League last-16 as group winners after a breathtaking first half saw them beat Lens 6-0 at the Emirates. The pressure had been turned back on the Gunners by PSV, whose late comeback win against Sevilla in the early kick-off meant Arsenal needed a point to qualify for the knockout rounds. And they answered the Read More

Arsenal thrash Lens, hit UEFA Champions League records

November 30, 2023 Musa Mohammed 0

Arsenal created UEFA Champions League records after thrashing Lens 6-0 on matchday five in Group B at the Emirates on Wednesday. The win means Arsenal have qualified for the round of 16 and will finish top of the group with a game to spare. The Gunners had six different scorers with Kai Havertz, Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Read More

Arsenal turn down offer for Ramsdale

November 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Arsenal have rejected an offer for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale from another Premier League team, according to a report. A team from the bottom half of the Premier League have made an approach for the England international, according to Football.London, but the Gunners have turned it down. The London team have no intention of letting Ramsdale go despite his status as Read More

VAR comments: Arteta dares FA

November 24, 2023 Admin III 0

Mikel Arteta will reportedly contest the FA’s decision to charge him for his “embarrassing” VAR comments after Newcastle defeat. After Arsenal’s loss to Newcastle, courtesy of a controversial Anthony Gordon winner following three video checks, Arteta criticized VAR decisions meted out by Stuart Attwell and Andy Madley, calling them “embarrassing” and a “disgrace” to the sport. The Gunners manager was Read More

Bayern target Arsenal defender

November 22, 2023 Admin III 0

Bayern Munich are reportedly ‘pushing hard’ to sign Takehiro Tomiyasu as Harry Kane and Co seek versatility in defence. According to Sky Germany, the Bavarians remain adamant about getting Tomiyasu in the upcoming January transfer window after pursuing him extensively last summer. The 25-year-old Japanese star has caught Bayern’s attention with his ability to play as a centre-back, right-back, and Read More

‘Misconduct’: FA heaps charges on Arteta

November 17, 2023 Admin III 0

Mikel Arteta has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made after Arsenal’s defeat by Newcastle earlier this month. The Gunners boss branded the VAR decision not to rule out Anthony Gordon’s goal in his side’s 1-0 defeat at St James’ Park “an absolute disgrace”. An FA statement read: “Mikel Arteta has been charged with a breach of Read More

Neville supports Arsenal to win Premier League title, 20 years after

November 16, 2023 Admin III 0

Arsenal have been backed to end 20-year wait for Premier League title by Gary Neville despite ‘slow’ start to the season. The Gunners have made a steady start to their league campaign which sees them placed third in the table after 12 games, level on points with Liverpool in second and just a point behind table toppers Manchester City. Neville Read More

Ramsdele’s father hits Arteta over son’s snub

November 15, 2023 Admin III 0

Aaron Ramsdale’s father has criticised the manner in which Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta dropped his son for David Raya. Ramsdale – who has been Arsenal’s No 1 for the last two seasons – has not started a Premier League game for Arsenal since September 3, with on-loan goalkeeper Raya now Arteta’s first-choice shot stopper. Since Raya moved from Brentford this Read More

Premier League: Arsenal subdue Burnley, occupy second position

November 11, 2023 Admin III 0

Arsenal got back to winning ways by seeing off a stubborn Burnley 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium to move level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City. The Gunners controversially lost 1-0 at Newcastle United last time out but had no such problems on Saturday afternoon, easing to victory, albeit after being made to work hard for the win. Read More

VAR rant: Souness defend Arteta

November 11, 2023 Admin III 0

Graeme Souness expresses his total sympathy for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta over his VAR rant. Arteta’s remarks on Premier League officials have received a lot of scrutiny after Newcastle’s goal against Arsenal last Saturday was controversially given. Pundits have heavily condemned the Gunners’ following statement, which supported their boss and called out the PGMOL, although Souness is among a small Read More