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The Short Fuse Aug 21, 2014

Arsene Wenger open to buying a midfielder

With Mikel Arteta set for an run on the sidelines after getting injured in Tuesday's match versus Besiktas, Wenger hinted that he's looking closely at the transfer market for a replacement One of the many of the topics Arsene Wenger touched on in his customary Thursday press conference before Saturday league matches was how he was planning on dealing with midfielder Mikel Arteta's injury and spell on the sidelines.  In a very typical response, Wenger kinda sorta maybe confirmed that his solution to replacing the Spaniard currently resides outside of the club: Asked on Thursday morning if...
The Short Fuse Aug 21, 2014
Everton vs. Arsenal team news: Germans in, Arteta out

Everton vs. Arsenal team news: Germans in, Arteta out

Mikel Arteta's ankle will keep him out, but there may be reinforcements out of the former Holy Roman Empire As was expected by most everyone hearing of Mikel Arteta exiting the Besiktas match in a walking boot, the Spanish midfielder will miss the Everton match at Goodison Park this Saturday, according to Arsene Wenger on the official club site. He says everyone else who was available for Besiktas should be good to go, however, and in addition, he had this to say about Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker, and Lukas Podolski: I will check of course today and tomorrow to see if they will be ...
Daily Telegraph Aug 20, 2014
Arsenal transfers news: Arsene Wenger says he wants a new midfielder after Mikel Arteta's injury

Arsenal transfers news: Arsene Wenger says he wants a new midfielder after Mikel Arteta's injury

Arsenal manager says he would be keen to sign another defensive midfielder, with Lars Bender, Sami Khedira and William Carvalho considered
London24 Aug 17, 2014

Arteta likens Arsenal star to Chelsea ace after Palace win

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta believes “on fire” midfielder Aaron Ramsey can become as important a player as former skipper Cesc Fabregas was at the Emirates Stadium.
London24 Aug 15, 2014

Arsene Wenger gives update on Mikel Arteta’s contract situation as midfielder enters final season of deal

Arsene Wenger expects new club captain Mikel Arteta to extend his contract with Arsenal but admits a deal is not done.
The Independent Aug 12, 2014
Mikel Arteta claims Arsenal will have 'surprise factor' this season

Mikel Arteta claims Arsenal will have 'surprise factor' this season

Captain Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal now have the forward firepower to mount a long-overdue sustained assault on the Barclays Premier League title.
London24 Aug 11, 2014

Arteta looks to build on Community Shield win and reflects on captaincy

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has his sights fixed on more success after lifting the Community Shield following a comfortable 3-0 win over Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley.
Daily Mail Aug 10, 2014

Mikel Arteta is new Arsenal captain after Thomas Vermaelen's departure to Barcelona

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mikel Arteta will take over the Arsenal club captaincy following the decision to sell Thomas Vermaelen.
The Short Fuse Aug 10, 2014

Mikel Arteta named Arsenal captain

Clearly our poll yesterday was ignored. WHERE HAS OUR ARSENAL GONE After the sale of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona yesterday, Arsenal needed a new captain (well, technically at least). Today we have one, and I'm pretty sure absolutely nobody will be surprised by his identity. Wenger confirms Arteta #afc captain, Mertesacker vice-captain this season — Henry Winter (@henrywinter) August 10, 2014 After our very scientific and important vote yesterday, I think it's fair to say that Arsene Wenger refuses to listen to what the fans really want, and should be immediately sacked. I'll...
The Independent Aug 10, 2014
Mikel Arteta new Arsenal captain: Arsene Wenger confirms midfielder as new captain after Thomas Vermaelen leaves

Mikel Arteta new Arsenal captain: Arsene Wenger confirms midfielder as new captain after Thomas Vermaelen leaves

Mikel Arteta has been confirmed as Arsenal's new captain by Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger.
The Independent Aug 9, 2014
Thomas Vermaelen transfer latest: Mikel Arteta set to be named Arsenal captain as Vermaelen prepares £15m move to Barcelona

Thomas Vermaelen transfer latest: Mikel Arteta set to be named Arsenal captain as Vermaelen prepares £15m move to Barcelona

Arsene Wenger will resist the urge to hand one of his young guns the responsibility of taking over the captain’s armband as he looks set to name Mikel Arteta as Arsenal’s new skipper.

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