Arsenal face losing key midfielder, in wake of disastrous Aston Villa result: report

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta
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Arsenal could be about to lose one of their most important players following another potential title collapse.

The Gunners would have gone top of the table yesterday had they beaten Aston Villa at home, with Liverpool slipping up at Anfield against Crystal Palace. Yet under the pressure of the occasion, Arsenal succumbed to a 2-0 defeat, leaving Manchester City top of the league and in control of winning a fourth successive title. 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.