ARSENE WENGER

  • Tactical change reaps reward for new-look, solid Arsenal January 19, 2015

    London: A change of tactics reaped rewards as a new, more subdued but more solid Arsenal arrived at Manchester City on Sunday, saw less of the ball than usual yet still masterfully outplayed the champions. Arsenal registered just 35 percent possession -- their lowest total since these statistics were first compiled...
  • Value for money Alexis Sanchez could persuade Arsene Wenger to spend big January 17, 2015

    London: Alexis Sanchez's scintillating form since arriving in the Premier League could give frugal Arsene Wenger belief that Arsenal can find value for money during the January transfer window. The Chilean forward has been fifth-placed Arsenal's talisman this campaign, scoring 18 goals in all competitions and having a hand in many...
  • Fresh injury problems for Arsenal ahead of Manchester City trip January 17, 2015

    When Arsenal cannot beat the English Premier League's leading teams, the prospects of an imminent title triumph seem slim. Traveling to defending champion Manchester City on Sunday, the focus is just on returning to the top four for the side which was last champion in 2004. It's three years since Arsenal's last...
  • Fresh injury problems for Arsenal ahead of Manchester City trip January 16, 2015

    London: When Arsenal cannot beat the English Premier League's leading teams, the prospects of an imminent title triumph seem slim. Traveling to defending champion Manchester City on Sunday, the focus is just on returning to the top four for the side which was last champion in 2004. It's three years since Arsenal's...
  • I used to sell cigarettes: Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger January 10, 2015

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he was a cigarette seller in his younger days. The confession came in the wake of his team's goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny being involved in a controversy after being caught smoking in the dressing room following a poor performance where he was blamed for letting...
  • Lukas Podolski meets Inter Milan's boss and says goodbye to Arsenal January 4, 2015

    Milan: Lukas Podolski's transfer to Inter Milan moved closer on Saturday when the Germany forward met coach Roberto Mancini at the Serie A side's training ground and said his goodbyes to Arsenal. "The World Cup winner was at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti today to get to know his new training...
  • Arsene Wenger battles to vanquish Arsenal FC ghosts January 3, 2015

    London: Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal must deal with the spectre of their defensive "ghosts" if they are to get their spluttering season back on track. Wenger's side are desperate for a morale-boosting victory as they open their defence of the FA Cup in a repeat of last season's final against Hull...
  • Pressure piles on Arsene Wenger as Southampton stun Arsenal 2-0 January 1, 2015

    Southampton: Southampton beat Arsenal 2-0 at St. Mary's in the English Premier League on Thursday to maintain their surprise challenge for Champions League football. Sadio Mane's third goal in as many games from the narrowest of angles gave Southampton the lead in the 34th minute against one of their rivals for...
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger calls on FA to ban divers December 31, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on the Football Association (FA) to ban players who dive in order to rid the game of play acting to win free kicks or penalties. Diving is once again a hot topic in the Premier League after three Chelsea players, Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa...
  • Olivier Giroud deserved a red card, says Arsene Wenger December 27, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger vented his anger on his striker Olivier Giroud saying the Frenchman deserved the red card in their Boxing Day encounter against the QPR in an English Premier League encounter in which Arsenal won 2-1. "It was a deserved red card," Wenger was quoted as saying Friday...
  • 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...