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Mesut Ozil: Arsenal midfielder will be rotated, says Unai Emery

Mesut Ozil’s previous full match was against Burnley in the Premier League on 22 December Arsenal boss Unai Emery said midfielder Mesut Ozil would continue to be rotated after making only his second start of 2019 in the Europa League victory over Bate Borisov on Thursday. The Gunners reached the last 16 as a 3-0 win at Emirates Stadium took them through 3-1 on aggregate. Ozil, 30, played the full 90 minutes for the first time since December. Emery said Arsenal will need the German “sometimes in the starting XI…

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Arsenal 3-0 (3-1) Bate Borisov: Gunners ease into Europa League last 16

Sokratis replaced the injured Laurent Koscielny in the second half and scored with his fifth touch Arsenal booked their place in the last 16 of the Europa League with a comfortable second-leg victory over Bate Borisov at the Emirates. Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, they scored inside four minutes when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross was turned in by Bate defender Zakhar Volkov. Centre-back Shkodran Mustafi made it 2-0 before the break with a powerful header from Granit Xhaka’s corner. Substitute Sokratis Papastathopoulos headed in the third goal after an hour.…

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Bate Borisov 1-0 Arsenal: Gunners suffer defeat in Belarus

Stanislav Dragun headed Bate in front shortly before half-time Arsenal slumped to a disappointing first leg defeat against Bate Borisov in the Europa League round of 32. Stanislav Dragun nodded home Igor Stasevich’s free-kick for the game’s only goal just before half-time. Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette had a goal disallowed early in the second half before being sent off for elbowing Aleksandar Filipovic. A resolute Bate held on for the win, their first over an English side at home in European competition. More to follow. Source link

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Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal midfielder signs £400k-a-week deal to join Juventus

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Juventus in the summer in a deal that will earn him over £400,000 a week. The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year contract that will see him join the Italian champions as a free agent, ending his 11-year spell with Arsenal. Ramsey passed a two-part medical in January, having picked Juve following talks with a host of European clubs. He will be the highest-earning British player ever based on basic salary. The Wales international’s Arsenal contract expires on 30 June…

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Tottenham stadium: London derby with Arsenal on 2 March to be played at Wembley

Tottenham’s new stadium was scheduled to open in September 2018 Tottenham’s Premier League match against north London rivals Arsenal on 2 March will take place at Wembley because their new stadium is not ready. Spurs were originally scheduled to move into the new ground in September but the project has suffered construction and “safety systems” delays. The club recently said their new stadium would not be ready to host matches until at least March. “Thank you all for bearing with us,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. “These next few weeks…

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Women’s FA Cup fifth round: Holders Chelsea to face Arsenal in repeat of 2018 final

Highlights: Bachmann brace wins Chelsea FA Cup Women’s FA Cup holders Chelsea will face 14-time winners Arsenal in this season’s fifth round, a repeat of the 2018 final. The Blues beat the Gunners 3-1 in front of a competition-record crowd of 45,423 at Wembley last season. Eight of the 16 fourth-round games are still to be played after cold weather affected Sunday’s scheduled fixtures. The fifth round is scheduled for Sunday, 17 February, with each winning side receiving £3,000 in prize money. Fourth-tier outfit Keynsham Town are the lowest-ranked side…

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Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal: Sergio Aguero scores hat-trick as City ease past Gunners

Aguero’s hat-trick is his 10th in the Premier League for Manchester City – only Alan Shearer (11) has more in the competition’s history Sergio Aguero’s 14th hat-trick for Manchester City closed the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to only two points after victory over Arsenal at Etihad Stadium. Aguero – as he did in Tuesday’s shock defeat at Newcastle United – put the reigning champions ahead inside the first minute, but Arsenal swiftly restored equality as Laurent Koscielny escaped poor marking to head home from a corner. City’s nerves…

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Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United in FA Cup fourth round

Highlights: Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd Alexis Sanchez made a goalscoring return to Arsenal to set Manchester United on their way to a fourth-round FA Cup win which makes it eight straight wins for interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Sanchez has struggled to produce his best form since swapping Emirates Stadium for Old Trafford a year ago but was at his sharpest to take Romelu Lukaku’s superb reverse pass in his stride and round Petr Cech to give United a 31st-minute lead. Lukaku was the creator again two minutes later as…

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Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea are ‘very difficult to motivate’ after Arsenal defeat

Chelsea players ‘lacked determination’ – Sarri Manager Maurizio Sarri said it seems his Chelsea players are “very difficult to motivate” as he heavily criticised their performance in defeat by Arsenal. The Blues lost 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium and only had one shot on target in the match. Chelsea have only won two of their last five matches and are now just three points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal and sixth-placed Manchester United. “I’m really angry about the approach that we adopted today,” Sarri said. “It’s an approach we can’t really…

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Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea: Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny score in important win

Arsenal would have been seven points off the top four had they lost to Chelsea Arsenal earned an important win in a pulsating London derby against Chelsea to keep themselves in the race for the Premier League top four. The victory moves the Gunners to within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea and back above Manchester United, who had gone fifth by beating Brighton. Alexandre Lacazette put Arsenal ahead in the 14th minute when he made the most of a poor Hector Bellerin cross with a fine first touch before turning…

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