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No excuses from Arteta after shock defeat for City

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA49 hits

Mikel Arteta refused to use the absence of Pep Guardiola as an excuse after Manchester City suffered a shock loss to Lyon in their Champions League opener.City boss Guardiola could only watch from the stands due to a touchline ban as City were beaten 2-1 in the Group F encounter at the Etihad Stadium.The hosts were punished for mistakes as Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir struck in the first half a...Full Story »

Arsenal to hold talks with Mikel Arteta over manager's job

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Skysports.com119 hits

Mikel Arteta could succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager Arsenal will hold talks with Mikel Arteta on Thursday about becoming their new manager, according to Sky sources. Former Gunners midfielder Arteta is the leading candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger and if appointed, he would be handed a transfer budget in the region of £50m this summer. The Arsenal executives, who are responsible...Full Story »

Arsenal next manager: Gunners board stall over the appointment of Mikel Arteta

Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by hits

Arsenal are yet to make a decision on Mikel Arteta Majority shareholder Stan Kronke and the rest of the board are set to meet on Monday to discuss giving the job to the Spaniard. The preferred choice of chief executive Ivan Gazidis, former Arsenal midfielder Arteta, has emerged as red-hot favourite to take over from Wenger. He leapt to prominence after Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri had s...Full Story »

Mikel Arteta covers his face on way to training after being hurt in Manchester derby tunnel bust-up

Posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by hits

MIKEL ARTETA arrived for training with Manchster City today covering his injured face. The City coach allegedly had a bottle thrown at him in the tunnel after yesterday's Manchester derby. Mikel Arteta covers his face as he arrives at the Etihad campus Arteta was 'left with blood pouring down his face' after City's 2-1 win. The Spaniard was hit after Romelu Lukaku allegedly threw the bottle ...Full Story »

Midfielder Mikel Merino returns for Newcastle ahead of Watford clash

Posted Saturday, November 25, 2017 by PA27 hits

Midfielder Mikel Merino will return to the Newcastle squad for Saturday's Premier League clash with Watford. The Spaniard has missed the last three games with a back injury, and his availability provides manager Rafael Benitez with a timely boost as Isaac Hayden serves a one-match ban after collecting his fifth booking of the season at Manchester United last weekend. Full-back Paul Dummett is ...Full Story »

Newcastle star Mikel Merino dreams of call-up to the Spanish squad

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by hits

Newcastle star Mikel Merino is poised to get a Spain call-up The midfielder has made a huge impact at St James' Park following his move from Borussia Dortmund. And his form has not gone unnoticed back home where the 21-year-old is being tipped for a call-up to the Spanish squad in the near future. Merino cemented his popularity with fans, scoring a late winner against Crystal Palace on Saturd...Full Story »

Substitute Mikel Merino nets late winner as Newcastle topple Crystal Palace

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by PA44 hits

Mikel Merino came off the bench to head Newcastle to a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace with his first goal in English football. The Spaniard's bullet header from Matt Ritchie's 85th-minute corner handed the Magpies a win they barely deserved on an afternoon where they were poor for long periods before producing a late flurry. Palace, who enjoyed the better of much of the game, ultimately paid ...Full Story »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte treated John Obi Mikel worse than Diego Costa - Emmanuel Sarki

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by hits

John Obi Mikel left Chelsea in January The Italian chief has had a frustrating summer in the transfer market and desperately needs to offload Costa. The maverick target man was told he is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge via a text from Conte. But until a transfer is agreed, Costa is refusing to return to the club and is staying in Brazil. However, Sakri - who was a youth team play...Full Story »

2nd TIME LUCKY?! Mourinho wants Chelsea veteran Mikel at Man Utd

Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Tribalfootball.com156 hits

Jose Mourinho is targeting a winter move for Mikel John Obi, according to reports. The Sun suggests that Manchester United boss Mourinho is looking to reunite with the Chelsea defensive midfielder at Old Trafford. It is understood that United could sign the Nigerian for a cut-price in January, 10 years after the Red Devils thought they had originally signed him. Mikel left Norwegian club Ly...Full Story »

Mikel Arteta confirms decision to join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City following Arsenal exit

Posted Sunday, July 03, 2016 by squawka.com124 hits

Former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has revealed that he has officially retired from professional football and is to join the coaching staff at Manchester City under new manager Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard, who joined the Gunners in the 2011 summer transfer window from Premier League rivals Everton, released a statement via his official Twitter account in which he reflected on his five years ...Full Story »

Levante 2 - 2 Athletic Bilbao: Mikel San Jose equaliser leaves Levante on the brink of relegation

Posted Sunday, April 24, 2016 by PA53 hits

Levante are on the brink of relegation after throwing away a two-goal lead late on to draw 2-2 at home to Athletic Bilbao. Victor Casadesus put the hosts in front after 13 minutes and Xabier Etxeita's own goal in the 67th looked to have sealed victory for the struggling Valencia club which would have boosted their chances of survival. But a strike from Markel Susaeta pulled Athletic back into ...Full Story »

Mikel considering Chelsea future

Posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by Foxsports.com60 hits

John Obi Mikel has no intention of seeing out the final year of his contract at Chelsea if he cannot be guaranteed regular first-team football. The Nigeria international is in his 10th season at Stamford Bridge, but has seen appearances in the starting line-up wane over the years. Mikel has featured more regularly under interim Blues boss Guus Hiddink since he replaced Jose Mourinho at the h...Full Story »

Paris Saint Germain 2 - 1 Chelsea FC: John Obi Mikel goal gives Chelsea hope for Champions League second leg match

Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by PA117 hits

John Obi Mikel scored a vital away goal for Chelsea as Paris St Germain inflicted the first defeat of Guus Hiddink's second spell in charge at Parc des Princes. Mikel made amends for conceding a free-kick from which Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored to put PSG 1-0 up in the Champions League last-16 first leg. The striker's shot deflected off Mikel, who equalised from close range for a rare goal, bef...Full Story »

Real Sociedad 3 - 0 Granada CF: Mikel Oyarzabal double helps Real Sociedad see off Granada

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2016 by PA39 hits

Real Sociedad made it eight goals in their last two matches as a 3-0 win at home to Granada moved them into the top 10 in the Primera Division. Teenage midfielder Mikel Oyarzabal bagged a brace, with Cristian Jonathas also on the scoresheet in a comfortable victory against a Granada side who stay second from bottom. The visitors started brightly and Geronimo Rulli did well to tip over a far-po...Full Story »

Mikel Arteta hands Arsenal major injury boost with early return to training

Posted Saturday, January 02, 2016 by Caughtoffside.com99 hits

Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta has made an early return to training at the club and could play a big part in their new year programme, the Metro reports. The veteran midfielder was expected to be missing until the middle of January, but has since given his teammates a massive boost by returning to action well ahead of schedule. However, with him obviously lacking in match sharpness, it remains...Full Story »

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal: Arteta own goal sinks Gunners

Posted Sunday, November 22, 2015 by Goal.com97 hits

Olivier Giroud gave the visitors the lead but the Baggies quickly hit back and survived a late scare when Santi Cazorla sent a late penalty over the crossbar Mikel Arteta's own goal consigned Arsenal to a 2-1 defeat against West Brom that gives Manchester City the chance to take sole ownership of top spot in the Premier League. Santi Cazorla had a major chance to salvage a draw and spare his...Full Story »

Arsenal's Arteta: Wilshere still has amazing career ahead of him despite injury nightmare

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2015 by hits

ARSENAL captain Mikel Arteta admits his team must rally around Jack Wilshere following the England star's latest injury blow. Wilshere underwent surgery yesterday to have a small metal plate inserted in his left leg. It is the latest in a string of major fitness woes for the 23-year-old, who has now had to endure seven different operations over the last few years. By the time he returns from ...Full Story »

Arteta signs new Arsenal deal

Posted Thursday, July 09, 2015 by Foxsports.com71 hits

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has signed a new 12-month contract, Arsene Wenger has confirmed. The 33-year-old's previous deal was up this summer and he has not played since November, when the latest in a series of calf injuries eventually led to ankle surgery. Arteta said in April he would not commit to a contract extension until he had proved his fitness, but the deal is now signed. Wenger...Full Story »

Mikel sets sights on leaving Chelsea

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Foxsports.com108 hits

John Obi Mikel wants to leave Chelsea after failing to hold down a regular starting place last season, it is understood. The Nigeria international, who started 18 league games in the Londoners' championship-winning campaign, has reportedly been told he remains part of manager Jose Mourinho's future plans. Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates are interested in signing the midfielder, but there ...Full Story »

Mikel set for Al Ain

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Foxsports.com65 hits

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is expected to be unveiled at United Arab Emirates sided Al Ain in the near future. The Nigerian international has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge and finds himself behind Nemanja Matic in the pecking order at the London Club. With the emergence of England Under-21 midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, his playing time is expected to be even less next seaso...Full Story »

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