ARSENE WENGER

  • Arsenal can still win Premier League, says Arsene Wenger 5 hours 9 minutes ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Arsene Wenger challenges Arsenal to show title credentials September 13, 2014

    Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal have a golden opportunity to underline their title credentials when they host champions Manchester City on Saturday. Wenger's side had a dismal record against the Premier League's top clubs last season and humiliating defeats at Chelsea, Liverpool and City ended the Gunners' hopes of challenging for...
  • Arsene Wenger in no rush to bolster attack despite Olivier Giroud injury August 28, 2014

    Arsene Wenger confirmed Olivier Giroud is expected to be out until at least December with an ankle injury but the Arsenal manager stressed he was in no rush to buy another forward. Giroud, 27, who was Arsenal's top scorer last season with 22 goals in all competitions, is expected to be...
  • Arsene Wenger has no regrets at rejecting Cesc Fabregas return August 21, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted on Thursday that it felt strange for him to see Cesc Fabregas playing in a blue Chelsea shirt, but insisted he had no regrets at not resigning him. Wenger told reporters at a news conference that his only regret was that Fabregas had left Arsenal in...
  • Per Mertesacker on standby for Arsenal's European qualifier August 18, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering bringing defender Per Mertesacker back from his postWorld Cup layoff early as injury cover for Tuesday's Champions League first leg playoff against Besiktas. Mertesacker and his Germany team mates Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski were given the extended break by Wenger after the World...
  • Arsene Wenger eyes further signings after serene summer August 15, 2014

    Arsenal could strengthen their squad again before the transfer window closes, although manager Arsene Wenger may wait until after they have guaranteed a place in the Champions League. The Gunners, who face Turkish club Besiktas in the first leg of their playoff round tie next Tuesday, have been busy, signing striker...
  • EPL Team Preview: After trophy drought ends, Arsenal need EPL title August 12, 2014

    London: For nine torturous years the absence of a trophy eluded Arsene Wenger. That burden was lifted when Wenger celebrated in May after clinching the FA Cup. It was a joyful moment, but still tinged with whatifs. Arsenal spent longer than any side at the top of the Premier League but...
  • Beaming Arsene Wenger all set for new season to start August 11, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave the impression of a man who cannot wait for the new season to begin after praising his side following their 30 demolition of Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday. "It was a complete performance in the first half, we defended well...
  • Arsenal's Jenkinson joins West Ham on seasonlong loan August 1, 2014

    London: West Ham United have bolstered their defensive options with the signing of England fullback Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal on a seasonlong loan, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The 22yearold joined Arsenal from Charlton Athletic in 2011, making 57 appearances as backup to firstchoice right back Bacary Sagna. After Sagna...
  • Calum Chambers is our kind of player, says Arsene Wenger July 28, 2014

    Nineteenyearold Calum Chambers is a quality player who has everything Arsenal look for in a youngster, manager Arsene Wenger said of his new signing on Monday. "The way he adapted to the Premier League last season with Southampton at a young age shows that he has tremendous quality," Wenger told the...
  • Arsene Wenger bemoans Arsenal's preseason tour schedule July 25, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has echoed the sentiments of new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal in criticising the demands of their preseason tour. Wenger said it was "impossible" to prepare his squad properly for the upcoming Premier League campaign, which begins on August 16, given the demands of their preseason...
  • Wenger positive but Walcott will miss start of EPL season July 20, 2014

    Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will miss the start of the Premier League season but should be back in full training by the end of August and playing again soon afterwards, manager Arsene Wenger said. The 25yearold England international ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during an FA Cup...
  • Arsene Wenger signs new threeyear deal at Arsenal May 30, 2014

    London: Arsene Wenger signed a new threeyear deal to manage Arsenal until 2017, renewing his commitment to the club on Friday after ending a nineyear trophy drought. The new deal was announced by Arsenal to the London Stock Exchange and will take Wenger into his 21st year at the club, where...
  • Wenger put England before Arsenal, says grateful Wilshere May 29, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dissuaded Jack Wilshere from rushing his comeback from injury to ensure he would be fit and ready for the World Cup campaign, the England midfielder has said. The injuryprone 22yearold, who broke his foot in March, said he had been desperate to get back to first team...
  • Arsenal celebrate FA Cup win with trophy parade May 18, 2014

    For the tens of thousands Arsenal fans lining the streets of north London on Sunday, it had been a long time coming. After nine years spent desperately waiting for a title, they finally got the chance to celebrate the end of the drought as the Gunners paraded the FA Cup on...
  • Wenger hails Arsenal's Cup win as his most important success May 18, 2014

    London: Arsenal's dramatic Wembley win against Hull City was the most important victory of Arsene Wenger's 18 years in charge, the fivetimes FA Cup winning manger said on Saturday. Despite winning eight major trophies including three Premier League titles, during his long reign at the club, the Frenchman ranks their 32...