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Mikel Arteta warned two Arsenal stars could pose the same problem as Mesut Ozil

Arsenal legend Alan Smith is concerned Nicolas Pepe and Willian's careers may follow Mesut Ozil's trajectory unless Mikel Arteta can "get more out of" the pair. Ozil, 32, ended his long-term stand-off with Gunners boss Arteta by completing his transfer to Fenerbahce on Sunday. The German did not play for Arsenal for 10 months, yet he continued to receive £350,000 per week in wages. Meanwhile, two of Arteta's current players,

Arsenal transfer news round-up as Gunners offered Draxler in swap deal

Arsenal’s January transfer window is heating up after the Gunners agreed to send Mesut Ozil to Fenerbahce. Martin Odegaard is set to jet into London today to put pen to paper on a loan deal until the end of the season as his replacement. Mikel Arteta is also set to offload numerous other players as he continues to trim his squad ahead of the second half of the campaign. Matt

Edu comments on Mesut Ozil's "professionalism" as he completes Arsenal exit

Arsenal technical director Edu has praised Mesut Ozil's "professionalism" whilst negotiating a deal to leave the club. The Gunners have confirmed the German playmaker has joined Turkish giants Fenerbahce, ending his seven-and-a-half year stint at the club. The 32-year-old has not featured this season under Mikel Arteta and, after being left out of both the Premier League and Europa League squads, agreed a deal to cut short his contract and

Saliba hailed as "boss of defence" after latest impressive display for Nice

William Saliba has been lauded by the French press following a superb performance in Nice's 1-0 win against Lens on Saturday. The 19-year-old centre-back is on loan from Arsenal for the remainder of the season after he failed to break into the Gunners' first-team under Mikel Arteta. Despite an up-and-down start with the Ligue 1 side Saliba appears to be rapidly improving, and his showing against Lens was probably his

Arsenal transfer round-up as Gunners monitor Ivan Toney and Barcelona block move

Mesut Ozil has landed in Istanbul as he prepares to complete his move to Fenerbahce, ending a seven-and-a-half year spell with Arsenal. The German playmaker will shortly undergo a medical and told Turkish outlet NTV : "I am so happy. I'm a Fenerbahce fan. God wanted me to play football in Fenerbahce. I'm proud. "I am coming tonight with my family to Istanbul, thank God who gave me the opportunity

Folarin Balogun slammed for 'toxic' tweet after Arsenal dumped out of FA Cup

Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun has been slammed by Gunners fans for posting a “toxic” tweet just minutes after his side were dumped out of FA Cup. Mikel Arteta’s men failed to score against Southampton as they fell to a 1-0 defeat on the south coast courtesy of an own goal from Gabriel. Eddie Nketiah played as the lone striker at St Mary’s, with Alexandre Lacazette benched and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missing

Arsenal boss Arteta offers update on Mesut Ozil's imminent Fenerbahce transfer

Mikel Arteta gave an update on Mesut Ozil's transfer to Fenerbahce after Arsenal's 3-0 win over Newcastle United. Arteta's young guns were instrumental in lifting Arsenal into the top half of the Premier League table, with Emile Smith Rowe setting up Bukayo Saka for the second goal. At the same time, the Gunners were preparing to say goodbye to the old guard, with Mesut Ozil in Turkey finalising his move.

MIkel Arteta's Arsenal kitty boosted by ditching Mesut Ozil's excessive wages

Mesut Ozil 's Arsenal nightmare appears to be nearing its conclusion. The playmaker's seven-year stay in north London is all-but over, with reports suggesting a Fenerbahce transfer could be sealed this weekend. Arsenal and Ozil have reached an agreement which will see his contract terminated with immediate effect so he can leave the Emirates on a free. With the player's deal due up at the end of the season, it

Inside Edu's Martin Odegaard charm offensive as Arsenal star weighs in

Don’t wait 30 years – sign up for our daily football email newsletter today! Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the signing of Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid. According to Football.London, the Norwegian youngster, 22, is set to choose the Gunners over Real Sociedad as he eyes a temporary move in search of regular first-team football. Odegaard told Real Madrid last week he wanted to leave the club

Arsenal seal surprise Mat Ryan loan from Brighton until end of 2020/21 season

Don’t wait 30 years – sign up for our daily football email newsletter today! Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan on loan from Brighton until the end of the season. Ryan, 28, has made 124 appearances since joining the south-coast side in 2017, but he has struggled to hold down a regular place in Graham Potter’s starting XI this season. But the Gunners have taken him