Arsene Wenger

  • Arsene Wenger in no rush to bolster attack despite Olivier Giroud injury 5 days ago

    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 re-signing 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 post-World 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 what-ifs. 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 3-0 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 season-long 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 season-long loan, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The 22-year-old joined Arsenal from Charlton Athletic in 2011, making 57 appearances as back-up to first-choice right back Bacary Sagna. After Sagna...
  • Calum Chambers is our kind of player, says Arsene Wenger July 28, 2014

    Nineteen-year-old 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 pre-season 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 pre-season 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 pre-season...
  • 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 25-year-old England international ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during an FA Cup...
  • Arsene Wenger signs new three-year deal at Arsenal May 30, 2014

    London: Arsene Wenger signed a new three-year deal to manage Arsenal until 2017, renewing his commitment to the club on Friday after ending a nine-year 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 injury-prone 22-year-old, 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 five-times 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 3-2...
  • Arsenal end nine-year title drought with FA Cup win May 18, 2014

    London: Doused in champagne by Arsenal's victorious players, Arsene Wenger was a success again. The nine-year wait for a trophy was over, and the manager, who had felt the pressure of the drought, could finally celebrate on the Wembley Stadium field. For the fifth time in Wenger's 14 years, the Gunners...
  • FA Cup Final: Arsenal seek end to trophy drought May 17, 2014

    When Arsenal beat Manchester United in a penalty shootout to win the FA Cup in 2005, few imagined that Arsene Wenger's team would still be waiting for its next piece of silverware nine years later. Yet that is the situation facing Arsenal ahead of their latest opportunity to end the trophy...
  • Arsene Wenger under pressure like never before in FA Cup final May 16, 2014

    During Arsene Wenger's most successful period as manager of Arsenal, the FA Cup final became a regular date in the club's diary. From 1998 onwards they played in English football's showpiece five times in eight seasons, winning four of those games. Yet since the last success, a lucky one on penalties after...
  • FA Cup win could spark success for Arsenal and Wenger May 16, 2014

    The pressure is all on Arsenal ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final against Hull City, but if they can end their nine-year trophy drought then good times lie ahead with Arsene Wenger at the helm, former midfielder Ray Parlour has told Reuters. The future of the French manager has been called...
  • Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny signs new deal May 9, 2014

    London: Laurent Koscielny has committed his future to Arsenal by signing a new contract with the Premier League club. The 28-year-old France defender has played 163 times for the north London club in the four years since leaving French side Lorient. Manager Arsene Wenger says "Laurent has proven himself to be an...
  • EPL: Arsene Wenger says he'll be back at Arsenal next season May 4, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted on Sunday that he'll be back for another season at the club, ending speculation that he might leave after nearly 18 years at the helm. Wenger is yet to sign a new contract, with his current deal expiring after this campaign, and was asked after a...
  • EPL: Arsene Wenger left to rue injuries, settles for fourth May 2, 2014

    Arsenal could secure a top-four finish and the chance of Champions League football for the 17th successive season on Saturday without kicking a ball, but coach Arsene Wenger was left ruing what might have been on Friday. Arsenal will be assured of finishing fourth in the Premier League before their home...
  • Arsene Wenger feels sorry for 'sacked' David Moyes April 25, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the quality of managers and coaches will diminish in future if sackings continue at the present rate. He told reporters at the club's training ground on Friday that new talent would be deterred from coming into the profession because there was so little security. Speaking...
  • Wilshere will be back and polished for World Cup: Arsene Wenger April 21, 2014

    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere should be fit to return for the FA Cup final against Hull City next month and "just polished" enough to make England's World Cup squad, manager Arsene Wenger has said. Wilshere has not played since suffering a foot fracture playing for Roy Hodgson's England in their 1-0...
  • Wenger gamble on Arsenal's golden oldies pays off April 16, 2014

    London: Arsene Wenger took a risk by picking Arsenal's old guard against West Ham United on Tuesday but it paid off with a 3-1 win as his weary side regained fourth place in the Premier League. The Frenchman fielded a team with an average age of 29 at the Emirates, with...
  • Arsenal need another quality FA Cup performance, says Wenger April 10, 2014

    London: Arsenal must continue their fine form in the FA Cup if they are to beat current holders Wigan Athletic in the semi-finals at Wembley on Saturday, manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday. Arsenal have reached the last four for a record-equalling 27th time after impressive wins over Tottenham Hotspur, Coventry...
  • Arsenal must get back to basics, says Arsene Wenger April 7, 2014

    London: Arsenal must get back to basics quickly if they are not to surrender their proud record of qualifying for the Champions League, manager Arsene Wenger said on Sunday after a 3-0 defeat at top-four rivals Everton. An abysmal Arsenal performance at Goodison Park allowed Everton to move to within one...
  • Arsenal still hold title hope, says Arsene Wenger March 28, 2014

    Arsenal can put their morale-sapping recent results behind them and win the Premier League, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday ahead of a crucial home clash with title favourites Manchester City. Fourth-placed Arsenal have endured a dismal week as a 6-0 thumping by leaders Chelsea, followed by a home draw...
  • Arsenal have to look over their shoulders, says Wenger March 26, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger all but conceded that their title bid is over and warned that his side had to focus on finishing in the top four after a 2-2 home draw with Swansea City in the Premier League on Tuesday. Wenger's men started the week as title contenders but they...
  • Swansea draw 2-2 at Arsenal in Premier League March 26, 2014

    London: Arsenal conceded an injury-time own-goal to give Swansea a 2-2 draw on Tuesday and fall further behind in the Premier League title race. Coming off a 6-0 drubbing at Chelsea on Saturday, Arsenal endured another demoralizing result after rallying for a 2-1 lead - only to concede a fluke equalizer. Per...
  • Wenger urges shattered team to respond in the right way March 25, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger promised the club's stunned supporters they would do everything they could to "respond in the right way" to Saturday's 6-0 defeat at Chelsea when they play Swansea City at the Emirates on Tuesday. Wenger, who only spoke to TV reporters at Stamford Bridge and did not...