Mikel Arteta

  • Rampaging Everton crush Arsenal to eye Champions League spot April 6, 2014

    Everton crushed a woeful Arsenal side 3-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday to boost their chances of a top four finish and a possible place in next season's Champions League for the first time in nine seasons. Everton's sixth successive Premier League win meant that although they stayed in fifth place,...
  • Mikel Arteta apologises for Arsenal's 6-0 drubbing March 24, 2014

    Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has apologised to club and fans for Saturday's 6-0 drubbing at Chelsea and promised that the hurting players will do their best to make amends. Fourth-placed Arsenal, now seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea, are at home to lowly Swansea in the Premier League on Tuesday. Arteta said...
  • Arsenal held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea at Emirates December 24, 2013

    London: Arsene Wenger failed for the 10th time to get the better of Jose Mourinho as Arsenal were held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea on Monday, missing a chance to return to the top of the Premier League. The London derby, played with rain swirling around the Emirates Stadium, failed...
  • Suarez hat-trick keeps Liverpool on Arsenal's tail October 27, 2013

    London: Luis Suarez struck a clinical hat-trick as Liverpool thrashed West Bromwich Albion 4-1 at Anfield to keep pace with Premier League leaders Arsenal on Saturday. Suarez scored twice in five first-half minutes and again after the break as Liverpool remained two points behind Arsenal who prevailed 2-0 at Crystal Palace...
  • Arteta scores, sent off as Arsenal beat Crystal Palace October 26, 2013

    London: Mikel Arteta scored a penalty before being sent off as Premier League leader Arsenal won 2-0 at managerless Crystal Palace on Saturday. Arteta opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the London derby two minutes into the second half after Serge Gnabry was fouled by Adlene Guedioura. But Arsenal had...
  • Mikel Arteta ready for Arsenal return after injury September 20, 2013

    London: Influential Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is ready to return to the squad after missing the start of the season with a thigh injury, the Premier League club's manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. The Spaniard has missed the team's opening four league matches, as well as Wednesday's 2-1 win at...
  • Arsenal hit by injuries and more transfer frustration August 15, 2013

    Arsenal have concerns over key players before their opening Premier League match against Aston Villa, manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday. With the club struggling to bring in the big-name players fans were expecting, injuries to the existing squad ahead of Saturday's home match spells even more frustration. Santi Cazorla's fitness...
  • Arsenal register easy 4-1 win over Reading March 30, 2013

    Arsenal beat relegation threatened Reading 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium keeping up the pressure in the race for Champions League qualification with Reading going to the bottom of the goals. Gervinho scored the first goal in the 11th minute with Santi Cazola, Olivier Giroud scoring in the 48th and the...
  • Arteta's penalty gives Arsenal 1-0 win at Wigan December 22, 2012

    Wigan: Mikel Arteta scored from the penalty spot to enable Arsenal to complete a hat-trick of Premier League victories for the first time this season with a 1-0 victory at Wigan on Saturday. The Spanish midfielder netted on the hour after Theo Walcott was brought down by Jean Beausejour. Beating relegation-threatened...
  • Arsenal midfielder Cazorla's tumble sparks diving debate December 9, 2012

    London: Santi Cazorla became the latest player embroiled in a diving row when the Spaniard's tumble earned Arsenal the first of their two penalties in a 2-0 Premier League win home over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. There seemed to be no contact when Steven Reid attempted to stop Cazorla...
  • EPL: Mikel Arteta gives Arsenal 1-0 win over QPR October 27, 2012

    London: Mikel Arteta halted Arsenal's slump Saturday by producing a late winner against 10-man Queens Park Rangers, clinching a 1-0 victory in the Premier League despite another unconvincing performance from the hosts. Arteta's winner — four minutes after QPR defender Stephane M'Bia was sent off in the 80th minute — lifted...