Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Arsenal https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/arsenal Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:27:11 +1000 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[​West Ham keeper Fabianski explains Arsenal exit]]> <p>West Ham United goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has spoken about the reasons for his Arsenal exit.<br></p><p>The Polish keeper was at the club for seven years, but he only played 78 appearances for the Gunners.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/west-ham-keeper-fabianski-explains-arsenal-exit-4297034?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BArsenal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> West Ham United goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has spoken about the reasons for his Arsenal exit.

The Polish keeper was at the club for seven years, but he only played 78 appearances for the Gunners.

Since leaving, he has gotten the chance to shine at Swansea and West Ham United.

Now Fabianski is speaking about the reasons for his Arsenal departure.

He told Sky Sports of his experiences at Arsenal: "I wanted to prove myself on the pitch, but I didn't have many chances, so it put a lot more pressure on every single game that I played.

"I found myself in situations where I was so keen to show my qualities, but many times it worked against me and I was punished for being too eager.

"I think what happens when you don't play regularly is that all the little things that are very important for our position are a little bit off.

"Even when I started pre-season this year, I could feel a bit of a difference. Your timing is not there, your feeling of the game, your distances. When I made the decision to leave Arsenal, it was based on that."

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<![CDATA[​Watford midfielder Cleverley surprised by Arsenal approach]]> <p>Watford star Tom Cleverley was surprised at the way Arsenal played in the second half of their 2-2 draw.<br></p><p>The Gunners were in the drivers' seat of the game, winning 2-0 and looking comfortable.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/watford-midfielder-cleverley-surprised-by-arsenal-approach-4297026?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BArsenal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Watford star Tom Cleverley was surprised at the way Arsenal played in the second half of their 2-2 draw.

The Gunners were in the drivers' seat of the game, winning 2-0 and looking comfortable.

But a mistake while passing out the back allowed Cleverley to get one back, while Roberto Pereyra equalised from the penalty spot.

And Cleverley admits to being surprised at how Arsenal approached the game as it went on.

"I feel like we were well organised from their goal kicks," he said to reporters.

"It is something we worked on all week. We weren't surprised they tried to play like that.

"It was just more of a surprise they didn't adapt during the game and they were pretty stubborn with it."

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<![CDATA[Arsenal defender Holding fit for Europa League tie with Eintracht Frankfurt]]> <p>Arsenal defender Rob Holding believes he will be fit for their Europa League tie with Eintracht Frankfurt.</p><p>Holding hasn't featured for the Gunners since suffering a serious knee injury playing against Manchester United in December.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/arsenal-defender-holding-fit-for-europa-league-tie-with-eintracht-frankfurt-4297013?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BArsenal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal defender Rob Holding believes he will be fit for their Europa League tie with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Holding hasn't featured for the Gunners since suffering a serious knee injury playing against Manchester United in December.

But the central defender is hopeful of playing some part in Thursday's Europa League opener against Eintracht Frankfurt, says the Daily Mail.

After a number of outings for the Under 23's since the start of the season, the former Bolton Wanderers central defender believes he is finally ready to make his first-team return, news which will come as a major boost to manager Unai Emery following their capitulation against Watford on Sunday where they squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2.

Holding's pending return leaves Sokratis or David Luiz in danger of losing their place in the starting XI, particularly following their horror show against the Hornets.

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<![CDATA[Arsenal keeper Leno: We must continue to take risks]]> <p>Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno says the club will continue to take risks playing out from the back.</p><p>Sokratis' poor pass deep in defence allowed Tom Cleverley to make it 2-1 in Sunday's draw with Watford, who eventually scored again to steal a point.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/arsenal-keeper-leno-we-must-continue-to-take-risks-4296995?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BArsenal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno says the club will continue to take risks playing out from the back.

Sokratis' poor pass deep in defence allowed Tom Cleverley to make it 2-1 in Sunday's draw with Watford, who eventually scored again to steal a point.

But Leno says it is vital for his team to take risks in order to beat the opposition press.

"It is still a process we have to work on," said Leno. "We try to take the risk because if we beat the press of Watford, then there is a lot of space for our strikers.

"In the first half, we did it very well but in the second we didn't create too many chances from playing out from the back."

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<![CDATA[Leno reveals Arsenal players went 'crazy' after Watford draw]]> <p>Bernd Leno says Arsenal's players were going "crazy" after Sunday's draw with Watford.</p><p> The Gunners were up 2-0 at half-time but the hosts eventually clawed their way back to steal a point.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/leno-reveals-arsenal-players-went-crazy-after-watford-draw-4296994?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BArsenal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Bernd Leno says Arsenal's players were going "crazy" after Sunday's draw with Watford.

The Gunners were up 2-0 at half-time but the hosts eventually clawed their way back to steal a point.

And Leno has revealed how his teammates responded in the dressing room after the final whistle.

"The distances between all parts of the team were too big so they had so much space, especially in the second half," said the German keeper. "It was too easy for them and they could go around our box.

"I don't know why it was like that but everybody could see that we have to talk about this. In the first half it was better but not perfect. I think we have to be honest and analyse this game. We were lucky we didn't lose.

"Everybody was angry and disappointed after [the game]. Everybody was emotional, very mad and crazy. But that is normal.

"The manager is a very positive guy. He said 'calm down and then on Tuesday we analyse this game and then on Thursday we have another game'."

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<![CDATA[Arsenal hero Merson: Emery must take blame for Watford result]]> <p>Arsenal hero Paul Merson says Unai Emery must take responsibility for Sunday's draw with Watford.</p><p>The Gunners blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Vicarage Road, but Merson thinks the result could've been better had if not been for Emery.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/arsenal-hero-merson-emery-must-take-blame-for-watford-result-4296987?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BArsenal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal hero Paul Merson says Unai Emery must take responsibility for Sunday's draw with Watford.

The Gunners blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Vicarage Road, but Merson thinks the result could've been better had if not been for Emery.

"I've got to put it on the manager," former Arsenal star Merson told Sky Sports .

"People will say there were experienced players on the pitch, but he's the manager and they're paid to listen to him. You can't have a manager give instructions on how to play and then they go out and do their own thing. There would be mutiny, so they're listening to him and he's not getting it right.

"His substitutions weren't right. They needed to keep the ball in that game but they kept giving it away cheaply. The only player who didn't give the ball away all game was Mesut Ozil. You just knew that Arsenal needed to score another goal but he was bringing youngsters on in a game when you're under pressure."

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<![CDATA[Ex-'fatty' Arsenal youth teamer Donyell Malen hits stunning 5 PSV goals]]> <p>Former Arsenal youth teamer Donyell Malen has hit five goals for PSV Eindhoven in their thumping of Vitesse.</p><p>He opened the scoring after 18 minutes before adding further strikes ten minutes before half-time and immediately after the break.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ex-fatty-arsenal-youth-teamer-donyell-malen-hits-stunning-5-psv-goals-4296980?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BArsenal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Arsenal youth teamer Donyell Malen has hit five goals for PSV Eindhoven in their thumping of Vitesse.

He opened the scoring after 18 minutes before adding further strikes ten minutes before half-time and immediately after the break.

Malen then completed the 5-0 rout with two penalties in the final seven minutes.

The result still leaves Mark van Bommel's side behind Ajax on goal difference at the top of the Eredivisie, with four wins and a draw so far this season.

It takes the forward's total to ten this season, which included a goal on his senior Netherlands debut against Germany this month.

Malen was part of Arsenal's academy between 2015 and 2017.

Earlier this month, Malen admitted he still bristles over criticism from his time at Arsenal.

Malen was branded overweight by former Arsenal youth chief Andries Jonker, now in charge of Telstar, during his time with the Gunners.

"I heard him say that I came in too fat. That surprised me," Malen recalled to AD.

"They had been working at Arsenal for two months when I came. Then of course you are not immediately at the same level.

"I was not fit yet, but too fat? No."

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<![CDATA[Leeds boss Bielsa tells Arsenal: Nketiah a complete player]]> <p>Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is delighted with the impact of on-loan Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.</p><p>Nketiah came off the bench to grab his fourth goal in six games, then won a decisive penalty kick for victory over Barnsley.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/leeds-boss-bielsa-tells-arsenal-nketiah-a-complete-player-4296973?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BArsenal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is delighted with the impact of on-loan Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.

Nketiah came off the bench to grab his fourth goal in six games, then won a decisive penalty kick for victory over Barnsley.

Bielsa said: Nketiah is a striker who scores goals.

"Some players get involved a lot in finishing moves, more than creating them. He is a finisher.

He has good characteristics to combine with his team mates, to play in this side and give more options. He is a complete player."

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<![CDATA[Watford boss Sanchez Flores: What we said at halftime]]> <p>Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores says he didn't give his players an inspirational half-time talk against Arsenal.</p><p>The Hornets entered the interval down by two goals but eventually clawed their way back to secure a 2-2 draw.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/watford-boss-sanchez-flores-what-we-said-at-halftime-4296934?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BArsenal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores says he didn't give his players an inspirational half-time talk against Arsenal.

The Hornets entered the interval down by two goals but eventually clawed their way back to secure a 2-2 draw.

"I reminded them about how we played in the first 15, 20 minutes," he said.

"I said we could do it again and we tried to take care about their counter-attacks because these kind of counter-attacks is where they were making goals.

"We tried to avoid these kinds of situations and we tried to play a different match because the first-half we lost 2-0 so we tried to go for a new match in the second-half.

"To concede the first goal was difficult for us. We were not ready to concede again and this kind of kicked in our brain and in our head. We were not ready, we were playing well, so I think we didn't deserve to concede the first goal.

"The players, it's normal, they were a little bit down and tried to recuperate a little bit their memory about what happened in some matches before. It's normal, it's football, human beings playing football."

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<![CDATA[Arsenal striker Aubameyang: We miss Lacazette]]> <p>Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says Alexandre Lacazette's absence has impacted Arsenal.</p><p>The Gunners blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/arsenal-striker-aubameyang-we-miss-lacazette-4296933?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BArsenal'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says Alexandre Lacazette's absence has impacted Arsenal.

The Gunners blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday.

"I don't want to accuse anyone, you could say that us the attackers could have killed the game off and score a third goal, so I am not going to say it is someone's fault," he said.

"It is a shame to concede goals like we did I think it [Alexandre Lacazette's absence through injury] affects us.

"We know very well that he brings us so much in these sorts of games."

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