With the current holder of the Arsenal captain’s armband, Mikel Arteta, having started only two games for the Gunners this season and neither of them was in the Premier League, it looks ever more likely that the curtains will close on his Arsenal career in the summer. His playing career at least as there is talk of the Spaniard staying with the club in some sort of coaching capacity.
As always, Arsenal have many promising youngsters coming through from our expensively assembled academy and the latest to be given a chance to impress in the first team is Alex Iwobi, who replaced Theo Walcott for the last 20 minutes of the 0-0 draw against Stoke.
Mikel Arteta MUST stay on the Arsenal bench by DN
I have absolutely no doubt about Mikel Arteta’s previous ability and the contribution he has made to the team in the last few years, but due to the emergence of Francis Coquelin last season and his constant injuries have seen him drop to third choice Defensive Midfielder at this present time.
We do not know if this little nugget of an Arsenal transfer rumour is actually right, but after Arsene Wenger signed a central midfielder Mohamed Elneny in the January transfer window and with the three current Arsenal players in question being generally on the fringe of the first team and being on the wrong side of the maghic 30-year old mark I would say there is definitely something in it.
What a brilliant game of football. Joel Campbell has arrived at Arsenal. By Galen Sona
This has been a crazy midweek of football which has made me to think of telling the FA to scrap the weekend games and change to midweek. I feel disappointed as we missed an opportunity to extend our lead against Manchester City. I would like to use this article to assess the 5 big talking points of the game.