ARSENE WENGER

  • Mourinho plays down his supremacy over Wenger 2 days ago

    Chelsea may be two wins away from regaining the Premier League title, but manager Jose Mourinho insists he is taking nothing for granted -- including his unblemished record against Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The London rivals meet on Sunday with Chelsea 10 points clear at the top of the table. Victory...
  • Arsene Wenger not worried by poor record against Jose Mourinho 3 days ago

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to put an end to his winless run against Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho when the Premier League leaders visit the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in a top-of-the-table clash. Leaders Chelsea are 10 points clear of second-placed Arsenal with six games remaining this season but Wenger,...
  • Arsene Wenger's joy after 'lucky' Arsenal reach FA Cup final April 19, 2015

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger conceded luck played a big part in deciding Saturday's FA Cup semi-final after 120 minutes against a Reading outfit fuelled with "ready to die" resilience. Few predicted the Championship side would put up much of a fight on Wembley's wide pitch that seemed perfectly-suited to Arsenal's mesmeric...
  • Arsenal won't be caught napping by Reading, says Arsene Wenger April 16, 2015

    London: Holders Arsenal are unlikely to start slowly against Championship side Reading in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday having learned the lessons from a year ago at the same stage against Wigan Athletic. Like Reading, Wigan were also in the second tier having been relegated from the Premier...
  • Arsenal's winning streak surprises Arsene Wenger April 14, 2015

    Arsenal's eight-match winning streak in the Premier League has taken even manager Arsene Wenger by surprise, according to the Frenchman whose side retain an outside chance of winning the title. "I always hope to get the best out of my team, but no manager in the world if he is serious...
  • Arsene Wenger heaps praise on Arsenal defence after Burnley win April 12, 2015

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said his team's defence played a decisive part in the 1-0 win against Burnley in the English Premier League (EPL) football tournament. "Our defence was a very important factor because our back line played very well defensively and anticipated a lot. Overall, they certainly played...
  • In-form Arsenal hope to gun down Chelsea, says Arsene Wenger April 9, 2015

    London: Arsenal are still playing catch-up to Chelsea but the in-from Gunners will be ready to pounce if the leaders suffer from some end of season yips, manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday. Arsenal are riding high in the Premier League and have shot up to second with 63 points from...
  • Wenger, Giroud awards lift Arsenal ahead of Liverpool game April 3, 2015

    London: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and striker Olivier Giroud were named the Premier League manager and player of the month on Friday in a double boost a day before they host Liverpool in a potentially decisive game. Arsenal's superb run of six straight league wins in the run-up to the international...
  • Greg Dyke's reform could work if clubs are brave enough: Arsene Wenger April 2, 2015

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger backs FA chairman Greg Dyke's plans to improve the England team but says Premier League clubs must show more faith integrating young players despite the pressure to succeed being so high. Dyke has proposed changes to the home grown player rule in English soccer to help more...
  • Arsene Wenger proud as Arsenal keep winning streak going March 22, 2015

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he was proud of his players after they stayed hot on the heels of second-placed Manchester City with a 2-1 Premier League win at Newcastle United on Saturday. After the heartache of a midweek Champions League exit to Monaco, despite a valiant 2-0 win on the...
  • Arsene Wenger joins Blatter in calling for change to away goals rule March 19, 2015

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday the away goals rule should be changed following his club's defeat to AS Monaco in the Champions League under the rule after the teams finished level at 3-3 over the two legs. Wenger is not the first to call for the rule to...
  • Champions League: Monaco fortunate to eliminate Arsenal, says Wenger March 18, 2015

    Monaco were fortunate to reach the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Tuesday after his team's 2-0 win at Louis II failed to overturn their first-leg defeat. Monaco won 3-1 in London three weeks ago but were overwhelmed by a dominant Arsenal side in the...
  • FA Cup: Arsene Wenger still haunted by Giggs wonder goal March 8, 2015

    London: Arsenal's FA Cup quarter-final at Manchester United on Monday will revive bitter memories for manager Arsene Wenger who says he is still spooked by a Ryan Giggs wonder goal in 1999. Giggs scored one of the most memorable goals ever in the competition's long history when he weaved his way...
  • EPL: Arsenal need 'strong response' against Everton, says Arsene Wenger February 27, 2015

    London: Arsenal need to find a "strong response" against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday after their miserable Champions League defeat by AS Monaco, manager Arsene Wenger said. The Gunners' hopes of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals were shattered by the French side on Wednesday as Monaco romped to a...
  • Champions League: Wenger focused on victory over AS Monaco, not nostalgia February 24, 2015

    London: Arsene Wenger had little time for a nostalgic look back to the start of his coaching career with AS Monaco on Tuesday before his former club meet his Arsenal side with a place in the Champions League quarter-finals awaiting the winners. The Frenchman made his name at Monaco between 1987...
  • Arsenal must be ready to storm the Palace, says Arsene Wenger February 20, 2015

    Arsenal must brace themselves for an "intense" battle against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday when they try to break into the Premier League's top four, manager Arsene Wenger said. Arsenal, who have 45 points from 25 matches and trail fourth-placed Southampton by a single point, travel to a rejuvenated...
  • Olivier Giroud has been transformed at Arsenal, says Arsene Wenger February 16, 2015

    Arsene Wenger paid tribute on Sunday to his FA Cup match winner Olivier Giroud, recognising how the Frenchman has improved and became a more complete striker in his three years in London. Giroud again demonstrated the quality which persuaded Cup holders Arsenal to pay around 10 million pounds ($15.42 million) for...
  • English clubs can rule European football, says Arsene Wenger February 13, 2015

    The Premier League's 5.136 billion pounds ($7.90 billion) television deal will enable English clubs to dominate European football once again, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. Sky Sports, the pay-TV channel, has agreed to spend 4.2 billion pounds to show 126 live Premier League matches a season from 2016 to...
  • Arsenal's Sanchez to miss Tottenham trip, Welbeck returns February 5, 2015

    Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez will miss their trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday but manager Arsene Wenger can call on the returning Danny Welbeck for the north London derby. Top goalscorer Sanchez, who has struck 18 in all competitions since his arrival from Barcelona in the close...
  • Gabriel Paulista ready to make Arsenal debut against Villa: Wenger January 30, 2015

    London: Arsenal's new signing Gabriel Paulista could make his Premier League debut against Aston Villa but leading goalscorer Alexis Sanchez is not likely to be risked with a hamstring injury, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. The 24-year-old defender joined the Gunners from Spanish side Villarreal earlier this week and 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...