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Lacazette defends Emery, hopes for post-break revival

London, United Kingdom | AFP | French striker Alexandre Lacazette has leaped to the defence of under-fire Arsenal manager Unai Emery saying fans were being fickle in criticising him after not praising him when they were on a good run last season. The pressure on the 48-year-old Spaniard grew with a 2-0 defeat by Leicester …

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Arsenal stumble again at Vitoria Guimaraes

Guimaraes, Portugal | AFP | Arsenal’s faltering form continued as a much-changed side limped towards the last 32 of the Europa League with a 1-1 draw at Vitoria Guimaraes on Wednesday. Shkodran Mustafi’s header 10 minutes from time looked set to hand the Gunners a barely deserved three points and …

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Xhaka stripped of Arsenal captaincy

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal manager Unai Emery confirmed on Tuesday that Granit Xhaka has been stripped of the club captaincy after an emotional outburst towards supporters. The Swiss international swore and threw the captain’s armband to the floor after being booed as he was substituted against Crystal Palace 10 days ago. Pierre-Emerick …

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Arsenal held by Palace as Emery’s problems increase

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Unai Emery’s problems mounted as Arsenal blew a two-goal lead amid VAR controversy and captain Granit Xhaka feuded with fans in Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace. Emery was already under pressure after Arsenal slumped to a shock defeat at Sheffield United on Monday …

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Time running out for Emery to show progress at Arsenal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal fans would be forgiven for having flashbacks as the Gunners needed two late Nicolas Pepe free-kicks to see off Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League on Thursday. Empty seats at the Emirates, grumbles from those who were there and calls for the manager …

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Blades burst Arsenal bubble as Mousset strikes

Sheffield, United Kingdom | AFP | Unai Emery claimed Arsenal were unlucky to suffer a shock 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United as Lys Mousset condemned the Gunners to their latest away-day flop on Monday. Emery’s side are without an away Premier League win since the opening weekend of the season after …

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Ozil did not deserve place in Arsenal squad, says Emery

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Unai Emery said Mesut Ozil did not deserve his place even in a squad packed with youngsters after Arsenal beat Standard Liege in the Europa League. Ozil, the highest-paid player in the history of the club, was once again left out of the matchday squad …

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