ARSENE WENGER

  • Arsene Wenger proud as Arsenal keep winning streak going 5 days ago

    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...
  • 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...