Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Arteta makes Saka selection decision, Onana battle, Gunners ‘eye move for wonderkid’


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William Gallas gives take on Arsenal celebration police

Former Arsenal star William Gallas has thrown his support behind the Gunners players after Jamie Carragher criticised Martin Odegaard’s post-match celebrations against Liverpool.

Speaking to Genting Casino, he said: “I think the players had a lot of pressure on their shoulders before that game.

“That game was very important for them because they knew they had to fight for the title. I think had they lost against Liverpool yesterday, then they would have been out of the title race.

“When you are under pressure, it’s never easy to go on the pitch, it requires so much focus and concentration.

“When you win a game like this, the emotions come out and you have to celebrate after the match. I don’t know how long they stayed on the pitch after the game but the title race is still on and there’s another 15 games left in the season.

“You have to be sure at the end of the season that you will be champions otherwise people, especially fans, will jump on you!

“If Carragher wasn’t happy with Arsenal players celebrating after the game, if Liverpool win the Premier League, I’m sure Carragher will make jokes about the celebrations from yesterday’s game. Arsenal have to play every game like they did against Liverpool!”

PL icon says Arsenal are better placed than Man City for title challenge

Dimitar Berbatov has claimed Arsenal are in a better place than Man City to win the league this season.

Speaking to Betfair, he said: “We now have a three-horse race for the Premier League title.

“I was hoping that Aston Villa would disrupt Arsenal, Liverpool, and Man City but unfortunately, despite their 5-0 win over Sheffield United, Villa have dropped points in games I expected them to win.

“Arsenal are in a great position after their win over Liverpool and if they correct the mistakes from last season, then I think they’re in the best position to win the Premier League.

“You can’t say anything is finished because Man City have a lot of experience. They came from behind last season so know what it takes to lift the trophy.

“Despite Liverpool’s loss against Arsenal, the Reds are still a force to be reckoned with and they’ll fight to the end too, but at the moment, Arsenal are the team for me. If they stay smart, I think they can win the Premier League.”

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Arsenal cult hero shows off stunning body transformation

Arsenal cult hero Nicklas Bendtner has showed off an amazing body transformation from his playing days.

Bendtner, 36, scored 47 goals in 171 appearances for the Gunners but retired from football in 2021.

The Dane explained he put on 10kg, as revealed in his book from his time at Juventus, and now sports an incredible lion tattoo on his chest.

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Arteta hints at Rice captaincy role

Mikel Arteta has hinted that Declan Rice could one day wear the Arsenal captain’s armband.

Asked about his leadership qualities, Arteta said: “Yeah, he has got every skill.

“Obviously he has been captain at youth level, he has been captain for West Ham and he is one that sometimes doesn’t need to have the armband.

“When he talks, people listen and pay attention – and he has got the natural ability to do that.”

Arsenal blow as Barcelona join race for Everton star

Barcelona will join the race to sign Amadou Onana – but only if Everton drop their £51m asking price.

Like the cash-strapped Toffees, Barcelona have their own financial issues and cannot afford to go beyond £34m as things stand.

But the Spanish giants are monitoring the Senegal international’s situation closely.

Everton will hope to generate an auction for the midfielder this summer, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea among the clubs to have him on their shortlist.

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Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Arteta makes Saka selection decision, Onana battle, Gunners ‘eye move for wonderkid’

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