The Mirror reports that Sporting Lisbon eliminated Arsenal on penalties from the Europa League. Despite that, the gunners remain first in the Premier League, and Mikel Arteta has requested “clarity”.
Those with Arsenal tickets were left dejected on a torrid night.
Mikel Arteta advised his Arsenal players to use their disappointment at being eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday as motivation to win the Premier League.
The Arsenal manager does not want his team to go through the same feelings after their penalty shootout loss to Sporting Lisbon in May. That 5-3 penalty shootout defeat, which came after a 1-1 draw in North London made the match 3-3 on aggregate, was the kind that could sap players’ motivation.
But if they defeat a Crystal Palace team that has had a tough season recently, Arteta and his team will be able to move beyond title rivals Manchester City, even though they have played more games and still have a game against them left to play.
“I wanted to give a lot of clarity in the changing room, and the message was all about accepting it, swallowing it, and learning from it,” Arteta added. Therefore, there is no purpose in expending any effort or thinking right now that will interfere with our upcoming competitions.
“I witnessed several things on Thursday, especially when we lost many balls and suffered, that they accomplished together. When we gave up a goal, how they reacted, how they were, and how the game changed as a result… It gives me a lot of encouraging signals.
“The drawback is that, in the end, despite my belief that we deserved to win and advance, we were unable to do so because it was perhaps too late.”
Arsenal players selling cameos?
Four Arsenal players make thousands of pounds each year by selling clips to customers and businesses online, a subject that has elicited a range of responses from supporters who have Arsenal tickets. According to The Mirror, Gabriel Jesus, Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, and January acquisition Jorginho offer to post video messages online for a predetermined fee.
Jesus has only barely started playing again after missing the entire World Cup in Qatar due to a knee ailment. In January, Jorginho finished a £12 million transfer from London rivals Chelsea to expand Mikel Arteta’s midfield options.
Jesus, Jorginho, and Granit Xhaka, the Italian’s new colleagues, are linked on the internet site Cameo to offer video messages that patrons and companies pay for. Many athletes, media personalities, and musicians sell messages on Cameo for a 25% commission.
According to a claim in The Mirror, Jesus, the £45 million summer signing for Arsenal, receives £287 for each video and a staggering £8,200 for recorded business messages. According to reports, Jorginho earns £12,300 for business messages and £205 for online video greetings.
The comparable bundles that Swiss midfielder Xhaka offers to his teammates earn him £98 and £8,200. The Ghanaian midfielder told one fan in a video: “You have to be ready to wake up every day, not to give anything for cheap, study from your coaches, teachers, parents, and also to appreciate – always believe in yourself.” Partey provides £246 video clips, while corporate videos cost £4,100.
Partey has received two evaluations for his work on Cameo thus far, both of which gave him a rating of five stars. “He is extremely emotional… truly seems like he cares”, according to one assessment of one buyer.
The Mail quoted a football insider as saying: “There was a time when fans could write to clubs and receive a free personalised greeting, and that feels like a more innocent moment. Fair enough, Partey sincerely congratulates fans and, in some cases, even offers guidance.”
According to Arsenal, the players and Cameo reach a confidential deal on the footage. According to a spokeswoman, players frequently record messages of encouragement and sign club letters addressed to supporters dealing with illness or challenging situations.
In their battle with Manchester City for first place in the Premier League, this can be viewed as an unpleasant distraction. Yet, the athletes provide encouragement and sincere remarks to fans with and without Arsenal tickets who pay for a video greeting from one of their favourite athletes.
Gaspar to replicate Trossard swoop?
This summer, Edu Gaspar, the sporting director of Arsenal, may make another attack on Brighton to recruit star Kaoru Mitoma, who is now in excellent form. As evidenced by the acquisitions of Ben White & Leandro Trossard, Arsenal have a habit of stealing critical players from the Seagulls.
White signed a contract in 2021 after moving to the Emirates Stadium for £50 million, although Trossard only came in the most recent January transfer window for £27 million. The Gunners will try to add to Mikel Arteta’s roster once more during the summer transfer period in preparation for the upcoming campaign as they seek to continue their forward development trajectory in pursuing success and trophy success.
One of the Premier League’s unexpected standouts this season, Mitoma has drawn interest from some of Europe’s elite teams, including Arsenal supporters. The Japanese forward has made 26 appearances in all competitions in the 2022–23 season, with eight goals and another six assists.
The 25-year-Brighton old’s contract won’t run out until 2025, so the club may demand a high price for their star forward this summer. According to GOAL, the Seagulls want to give Mitoma a club-record new contract to stay with Roberto De Zerbi’s team and turn down interest from teams like Arsenal, Manchester City, and Real Madrid.
After stealing Trossard in the January transfer window, the Gunners failed to entice Moises Caicedo away from Brighton. The Seagulls turned down two offers from Arsenal and a verbal £55 million offer from Chelsea for the Ecuadorian playmaker.
Although Caicedo has signed a new, long-term contract with Brighton, a bidding war is still anticipated to surround him this summer. While Mitoma is the latest member of De Zerbi’s team to be connected with a transfer away from the south coast, Alexis Mac Allister and other club players may depart before the start of the upcoming season.
White’s move to Arsenal and Marc Cucurella’s summer transfer to Chelsea exemplify Brighton’s reputation for demanding astronomical payments before allowing its key players to leave. It would take a sizable sum for the Seagulls to consider letting Mitoma go and finish moving to north London if Edu is to raid them again.
In exciting tidings for those with Arsenal tickets, Ismael Bennacer, a midfielder for AC Milan and a former academy product, is a target for Arsenal, according to Calciomercatoweb.
According to the source, Arsenal is prepared to put out-on-loan forward Folarin Balogun in the agreement to persuade AC Milan.
Even though they failed with a £70 million deal in January, Arsenal plans to rekindle their interest in Ecuadorian enforcer Moises Caicedo after the season. The midfielder signed a new long-term contract at the Amex Stadium until 2027.
According to Football Insider, the Gunners are considering making a new deal for Caicedo in the summer to strengthen Mikel Arteta’s midfield unit in time for the upcoming season.
Gabri Veiga, a rising star for Celta Vigo, has caused a sensation in La Liga and piqued clubs’ interest worldwide. Despite interest from Liverpool, Manchester United, and Real Madrid, Veiga’ dreams’ of playing for Arsenal shortly, according to sources in AS.
Arsenal is now pushing hard for the Premier League crown. As iterated by Arteta, the gunners are set to leave no stone unturned in a quest for silverware this year. The north-London favourites are set to attract thousands of fans with their attractive football.Hence official retail sites might not be your best shot at buying Arsenal tickets. Reliable third-party sellers can help you source authentic tickets.