ARSENE WENGER

  • No need for January signings, says Arsenal's Wenger December 12, 2014

    Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has risked angering frustrated fans by saying the under-performing London club do not need any January signings if everyone in the current squad stays fit. The Frenchman has come under mounting criticism in recent weeks as Arsenal's title challenge has faltered at an early stage again with...
  • Wenger still under pressure despite Champions League win December 10, 2014

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey's superb goal in Tuesday's Champions League win could not mask the fact that manager Arsene Wenger is under mounting pressure as the focus returns to their stuttering Premier League campaign. Club officials blocked unhappy supporters from displaying banners calling for Wenger to be sacked ahead of Arsenal's...
  • Arsenal will win EPL within three years, says Wenger December 3, 2014

    London: Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal are ready to challenge for the title and believes they will be crowned English Premier League (EPL) champions within three years. Arsenal have endured an indifferent start to the season, winning just five times in the league, 13 points adrift of leaders Chelsea and out of...
  • 'United' Arsenal are creating something special, says Wenger December 2, 2014

    Arsenal are united as a club and are in the process of creating something special despite a turbulent start to the season, manager Arsene Wenger said on Tuesday. Arsenal, who beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 on Saturday, have lacked consistency this season and are sixth in the Premier League table, 13...
  • Wenger brushes off 'time to say goodbye' Arsenal banner November 30, 2014

    England: Arsene Wenger looked a relieved manager after Arsenal won 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday although he refused to comment on a banner calling for him to leave the club. The visitors dominated the Premier League game and broke through after 60 minutes when a Santi Cazorla cross found...
  • Arsenal 'unlucky' with number of injuries, says Wenger November 28, 2014

    Arsenal have been unlucky with injuries but they will have to grin and bear it as they try to recover from their worst start to a Premier League season, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. Arsenal visit West Bromwich Albion on Saturday after a 2-1 defeat by Manchester United last weekend...
  • Champions League: Arsene Wenger proud of Arsenal but says they can do better November 27, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was proud his side had reached the knockout rounds of the Champions league for the 15th straight season on Wednesday but said they now needed to make a real impact in the competition. In the eight seasons since they lost the 2006 final to Barcelona, Arsenal...
  • Arsene Wenger will turn Arsenal's fortunes around, says Aaron Ramsey November 26, 2014

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is adamant Arsene Wenger is still the right man to lead the club and believes the Frenchman should not be perturbed by criticism from the club's second-largest shareholder Alisher Usmanov. Russian billionaire Usmanov has voiced his concerns over Arsenal's worst start to a Premier League season after...
  • Oliver Giroud faces fight to get back into Arsenal team, says Wenger November 21, 2014

    France international Olivier Giroud faces a fight to get back into the Arsenal team after recovering from a broken leg, manager Arsene Wenger said on the eve of Saturday's mouth-watering Premier League clash with Manchester United. Giroud, who has been out since breaking his leg against Everton on Aug. 23, has...
  • Arsene Wenger to be given cash pie in January window November 11, 2014

    London: Under-fire Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could be handed 20 million pounds in the January transfer window to help resurrect the English football club's faltering season. According to Daily Mail, Wenger will prioritise bringing in a central defender in January. Arsenal also have to think about signing a strong defensive midfielder with...
  • Arsene Wenger has no case for defence after Arsenal defeat November 10, 2014

    London: It was an all too familiar sight for Arsene Wenger as Arsenal threw away a lead to lose 2-1 at Swansea City on Sunday and the Frenchman acknowledged his flaky team are becoming a cause for concern. It may only have been their second Premier League defeat of the season...
  • Aaron Ramsey must focus on the basics, says Arsene Wenger November 7, 2014

    London: Under-fire Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will return to the top of his game as long as the Welshman "keeps his priorities right", manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. The 23-year-old was Arsenal's best midfielder last term, bagging 16 goals in all competitions despite being plagued by niggling injuries, and named...
  • Arsene Wenger slams Arsenal's defending after capitulation November 5, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger slammed his side's defending after watching Anderlecht claw their way back from three goals down to earn a 3-3 draw in Champions League Group D on Tuesday. The hosts were 3-0 ahead inside the hour and apparently cruising into the last 16 of the competition for a...
  • Champions League: Arsenal throw away three-goal lead to draw 3-3 against Anderlecht November 5, 2014

    A remarkable late collapse scuppered Arsenal's hopes of qualifying early for the Champions League last 16 as Aleksandar Mitrovic's 90th-minute goal earned Anderlecht a deserving 3-3 draw in Group D on Tuesday. A win would have ensured a place in the knockout rounds for the 15th season in succession and Arsenal...
  • European strikers have gone soft, says Arsene Wenger November 1, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes European forwards have gone soft and says the majority of the world's elite strikers now hail from South America. The Frenchman cited the demise of street football, which is still prevalent in South America, as the root of the issue. "If you look across Europe and...
  • Arsenal can still win Premier League, says Arsene Wenger October 31, 2014

    London: Arsenal are still in contention for the Premier League title and it is too soon to say that leaders Chelsea can go through the season undefeated, manager Arsene Wenger told a news conference on Friday. Wenger's so-called "Invincibles" team achieved that feat over 38 league games in 2003-04, but he...
  • Arsene Wenger hails 'super' Sanchez after Chilean sinks Sunderland October 26, 2014

    Alexis Sanchez was presented with two of the easiest goals he will ever score but it did not stop Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger purring about his striker's "super quality" after the Chilean's match-winning double against Sunderland on Saturday. Sanchez cashed in on two dreadful mistakes from defender Wes Brown and goalkeeper...
  • Champions League: Arsenal's injuries offer hope to Anderlecht October 22, 2014

    If Anderlecht are to have any realistic chance of prolonging their involvement in the Champions League beyond the group stage, a home win over Arsenal on Wednesday is paramount. The Belgium side are joint bottom of Group D with one point from their opening two games, two points behind Arsenal and...
  • Indian Super League will be a hit, says Arsene Wenger October 17, 2014

    London: Indian Super League has been a hit as far as the initial matches are concerned and the biggest endorsement for the ambitious project has come from none other than Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who has no doubts about ISL's impending success. Wenger said he was pretty much sure that the...
  • Wenger confirms Ozil out for at least six weeks October 16, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil faces around six weeks out with a knee ligament injury, a problem that was only discovered when the midfielder joined up with the Germany squad for international duty last week. Ozil, 26, first felt pain in the knee during Arsenal's 2-0 Premier...
  • Interview: Robert Pires consulted Arsene Wenger before saying yes to ISL October 15, 2014

    Arsenal legend Robert Pires is one of the star attractions of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) and the former French international will be in action on Wednesday in Goa FC's first match of the tournament at home. Being the marquee player of Goa, all hopes will be on Pires...
  • Watch: Wenger pushes Mourinho in Arsenal's 2-0 loss against Chelsea October 5, 2014

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger became involved in a touchline shoving match during their sides' Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Wenger was angered when Mourinho leapt from the dug-out to remonstrate after Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez went down under a challenge from Gary...
  • Arsene Wenger hungry to avenge Chelsea hammering October 3, 2014

    Arsenal have "a big hunger" to avenge their crushing defeat against Chelsea in March, a humiliation that Arsene Wenger said on Friday he and his club would never forget. The Arsenal manager seeks his first victory over a Jose Mourinho-managed club in a dozen attempts in Sunday's big Premier League derby...
  • Home fortress is key for Arsenal, says Wenger October 1, 2014

    Apart from when German clubs are in town, Arsenal's Emirates Stadium has been a fortress in the Champions League and manager Arsene Wenger says that must continue if his side are to continue their run of reaching the last 16. The Gunners have got past the group stage for the past...
  • Ramsey out for a month but Wilshere eases Wenger's injury pain September 30, 2014

    Arsenal will lose Aaron Ramsey for a month amid their injury crisis but manager Arsene Wenger revealed with relief that another key midfielder, Jack Wilshere, is fit to play a part in Wednesday's Champions League fixture against Galatasaray. As he reiterated the extent of Arsenal's current injury woes at a news...
  • Arsene Wenger taking nothing for granted against Spurs September 26, 2014

    Arsenal have only lost six times to Tottenham Hotspur in 43 matches since Arsene Wenger became their manager nearly 18 years ago, but the Frenchman is taking nothing for granted before the first north London derby of the season on Saturday. "North London derbies are always very intense and the players...
  • Arsene Wenger encouraged me to play in ISL: Robert Pires September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: French football legend Robert Pires says it was his 'second daddy' Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who convinced him to come out of retirement and play in Indian Super League. Pires, who is a World Cup winner, will turn out for FC Goa as their marquee player in the franchise-based league,...
  • Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy out for 3 months September 22, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says defender Mathieu Debuchy will be out for about three months with an ankle injury. The France right back injured his left ankle this month in a Premier League match against Manchester City. Wenger says Debuchy's surgery "went well," and adds that offseason signing Calum Chambers should...
  • Arsene Wenger asks for patience with Welbeck after Dortmund defeat September 17, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has asked fans and critics for patience with England striker Danny Welbeck and his team after a forlorn display in their 20 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. Wenger, who takes his team to secondplaced Aston Villa for a key Premier League fixture on Saturday,...
  • Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy out with bad ankle sprain September 13, 2014

    London: Arsenal right back Mathieu Debuchy has a badly sprained ankle and it's unclear how long he will be sidelined. Manager Arsene Wenger says Debuchy's injury "doesn't look good" and more tests will be needed to determine its severity. The 29yearold Debuchy landed awkwardly and clutched his left ankle in the second...