Arsene Wenger & Champions League

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"We played 20 years in the Champions League, 17 before he arrived & 3 with him so he can get us back.". - A…
Alexis Sanchez can lead Arsenal back into the Champions League and will not be sold this summer, says Arsene Wenger.
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I'm not an Arsenal supporter,but I would love them to win the Champions League,for their long serving Manager Arsene Wenger.
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Carlo Ancelotti will be on the bench for his 148th game in the Champions League. Only Arsene Wenger (182) and Alex Ferguson
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Laurent Koscielny will be available for Arsenal’s trip to play PSG in the Champions League on Tuesday, according to Arsene Wenger.
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With defeat in Zagreb, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has become the first manager to lose 50 Champions League games.
Arsene Wenger becomes first manager to lose 50 Champions League matches
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Arsene Wenger reveals plans against Monaco to progress in the Champions League
Arsene Wenger - like his Arsenal team - has no defence after Champions League debacle ends in defeat to Monaco.
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One constant factor in all our Champions League debacle is Arsene Wenger. He cannot beat a top manager.
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Former Monaco star Ludovic Giuly (centre). Had he not been injured, Monaco might have won the Champions League in '04
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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal answer defensive doubts at Man City Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says victory over Manchester City has answered doubts about their defence and ability to beat top clubs away from home. Goals from Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal a 2-0 win at City in contrast to last season's 6-3 loss. "I am very pleased because our defence have been questioned a lot," Wenger, 65,Said. "The target was to put it right, and to win a big game away in the league which we've not done this season." The win lifted Arsenal to fifth in the table, a point off the Champions League places, but damaged Manchester City's title push and they now sit five points behind leaders Chelsea, who they meet at Stamford Bridge on 31 January. Wenger praised a "great unity, solidarity, togetherness and compactness in our team", as Arsenal recorded a seventh clean sheet in 22 league outings this season. Chelsea by comparison have shut out opponents 11 times but Wenger was pleased with his side's defensive display aft ...
ILKAY GUNNER Arsene Wenger could make a move for versatile Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan after he was issued a contract ultimatum by the German giants, according to the Mirror. It is believed Arsenal club could try to prize one of Jurgen Klopp’s prized assets away from the Signal Iduna Park with a £16m deal. Manchester United were thought to be among the clubs interested in Gundogan in the past, but a poor injury record has seen them, as well as other clubs, shy away from a deal for him. Dortmund want Gundogan, who netted in the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley, to commit his future to the club or face being sold – a move which has alerted potential suitors across Europe.
All the top stories from the sports pages making the headlines in today's morning newspapers. Daily Mirror Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been fined £20,000 by Manager Arsene Wenger after he was caught smoking in the shower after their 2-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day. West Ham defender Winston Reid appears set to leave Upton Park this summer. Tottenham will test Aston Villa’s resolve to keep Fabian Delph by offering a cut-price £3m for the England midfielder, who is out of contract in the summer. Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis has a £7m buyout clause in his contract and is keen to leave the Liberty Stadium in the current Transfer Window. Daily Telegraph Manchester City may be prepared to pay £50m in transfer fees and wages to sign Swansea striker Wilfried Bony, who has said he is keen to join a Champions League club this month. The FA is in danger of going a whole season without finding a sponsor for the Fa Cup after a deal fell through ahead of the third round. THE INDEPEND ...
Lukas Podolski: “I am not 20 or 21 years old, I can not afford to wait for a chance,” he said. “I’m 29, and I want to play. “What more can I do than what I’m already doing? I scored two goals in the Champions League and ended up on the bench right away. “I do not know what else I have yet to prove. In the coming days I will speak with the club. I have to understand their intentions towards me. Arsene Wenger is not blind, he sees what I can give.”
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Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger remains fully confident of a top-four finish in the Premier League this season. The Gunners climbed to fifth with a 2-1 win at West Ham and are involved in a fierce battle for the Champions League qualifying spots, with Sunday's oppponents, Southampton and Tottenham in the mix. Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United currently lead the chase but Wenger sees no reason why Arsenal will not once again finish in the top four. "We have done it for 17 years, so we are entitled to the belief that we can do it," the Frenchman told reporters. "It's all to do because, when you look at the league, everyone is fighting very hard for it. "Southampton, Tottenham, Manchester United, so many teams who can fight for these positions. I have always had that belief [that a top-four finish is possible] but it's far from done. "We just want to win the next game and be consistent in our performances. We were just caught by Liverpool [2-2] in the last minute and [on Sunday] we won away from h ...
West Brom boss Alan Irvine could be sacked on Monday after Baggies fans turned on him and his coaches after Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Stoke City made it seven losses in nine games Arsenal are planning a cut-price £4million January move for West Ham defender Winston Reid. Arsene Wenger is preparing to meet Sporting Lisbon's £20m asking price to bring midfielder William Carvalho, 22, to the Emirates in January. Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out releasing forward Lukas Podolski, 29, in January after the German admitted to being frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities. Meanwhile, Lukas Podolski moved a step closer to leaving Arsenal after the Gunners held talks with Inter technical director Piero Ausilio. The Italian side are willing to offer £6 million for the German, who is also wanted by Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid. Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, 26, says travelling to Champions League fixtures and Chile internationals has distracted him in his attempts to learn English, but insists he le ...
Arsene Wenger believes Thierry Henry could struggle to adjust to retirement, having called time on his illustrious playing career on Monday. The former Arsenal striker won three Premier League titles with the Gunners, the Champions League with Barcelona and the 1998 World Cup with France. Click link to read full story..
NEWS: Arsenal secretary David Miles says that the Gunners will not take Monaco for granted after being drawn against Arsene Wenger's former side in the Champions League round of 16 draw.
Arsène Wenger praying for Arsenal luck in Champions League draw
Arsenal may have played more than 180 games in Europe under Arsene Wenger but the Champions League format has aided…
Ramsey suffers another injury Aaron Ramsey looks set to miss Arsenal's festive fixture programme after Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed the midfielder has sustained a hamstring injury. Ramsey, 23, scored a memorable volley in Wednesday's 4-1 Champions League win at Galatasaray, but it seems that may be the last significant contribution he makes to the Gunners' cause in 2014. "We have the scan last night and I don't know enough the extent of his injury," Wenger told a news conference, adding that he could not put a timescale on the Wales international's recovery period. "It's a shame because he was getting close to his form." Ramsey's absence is one of many concerns Wenger is dealing with ahead of Saturday's home game against Newcastle, with his defensive injury woes increased as Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny are also out of this weekend's match. With Calum Chambers suspended, Wenger faces some big decisions in selecting a back line to face a Newcastle side that ended Chelsea's unbeaten start to the s ...
Arsene Wenger delights in 'strong response' from Arsenal as Gunners beat Galatasaray 4-1 in Champions League
Arsene Wenger admitted his side have regrets after finishing second in their Champions League group. Arsenal beat Galatsaray 4-1 in their final group game, but it wasn't enough to pip Dortmund to top spot.
sports 3 December 2014 Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger says he believes he can lead the Gunners to the Premier League title within the next three seasons. Wenger also says Arsenal legend Thierry Henry should be granted a final international appearance for France in a friendly against Brazil. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his side could blow the title if they get distracted trying to become the next "Invincibles". Jose Mourinho will prioritise winning over remaining undefeated as Chelsea go in search of trophies.The Blues are unbeaten after 20 matches in all competitions this season, leading to suggestions of a Premier League campaign without defeat. Vincent Kompany is a major doubt for Manchester City's Champions League decider against Roma.The centre-back and captain will miss the Premier League champions' Wednesday game at Sunderland and their home match against Everton on Saturday. Emmanuel Petit has accused France as a nation of being "hypocritical and cowardly" over a perceived lack of love for Thier ...
TRANSFER GOSSIP Manchester United are keen on Atletico Madrid central defender Diego Godin with boss Louis Van Gaal not ruling out meeting the 28-year-old's £28m buy-out clause with the Spanish side. (Daily Telegraph) An unnamed Qatari side have bid £9.5m for Abdul Majeed Waris, 23 - believed to be a target for Manchester United after assistant manager Ryan Giggs travelled to Turkey to watch the Trabzonspor striker in a Europa League fixture. (Daily Star) Diego Godin Uruguay defender Godin has 85 caps Former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes is considering Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam, 28, as his first signing for Real Sociedad. (Fichajes.net - in Spanish) Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will not make a decision on seeking to extend 36-year-old midfielder Frank Lampard's loan spell from New York City beyond January until after the Etihad side's final Champions League group match against Roma next week. (Daily Telegraph) Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is set to offload forward ...
Wenger ignores fans' banner Arsene Wenger vowed to continue to ignore his critics after seeing Arsenal win 1-0 at West Brom in the Premier League. The Frenchman came under fire from a section of Gunners fans at The Hawthorns on Saturday as they unveiled a banner reading 'Arsene, thanks for the memories but it's time to say goodbye'. Victory, earned by Danny Welbeck's second-half header, saw Arsenal seal successive wins after their 2-0 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night. Arsenal fans remain frustrated with the Gunners' failure to compete for the title, though, with some calling for Wenger to leave after 18 years in charge. However, the Gunners boss, who refused to answer questions about the banner, was unmoved. Wenger said: "I don't comment on that. Do I need to say it again? I don't comment on your question." He added: "Every person has responsibility to prepare for the future, always." And Wenger insisted he had also ignored any criticism after last Sunday's 2-1 defeat to ...
Arsene Wenger has once again praised the impact of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez after the in-form forward helped the Gunners progress to the last-16 of the Champions League. Sanchez has won rave reviews since his £30million summer arrival from Barcelona, and he netted his 13th goal of the season as the North London outfit beat Group D leaders Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium to book their place in the next round. French youngster Yaya Sanogo opened the scoring with his first Arsenal goal, but it was his strike partner who provided the cutting edge for the Gunners. And, asked what the Chilean brought to the team, Wenger said: "Unbelievable fighting spirit and his class as well. “He's a mixture of talent and desire." It was an assured performance from Arsenal, who refused to let their lead slip following the disappointment of the weekend’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United, something which pleased Wenger. “We had the focus to defend well together,” the French boss added. "We had a similar ...
It took Di Matteo around 3 months to win the Champions League. Arsene Wenger on the other hand...
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that unity and harmony at his club will help his side overcome difficulty on the pitch ahead of their crucial Champions League encounter against Borussia Dortmund.
Jurgen Klopp insists he will show no mercy to underfire Arsene Wenger on Wednesday, despite Borussia Dortmund's early qualification for the Champions League knock-out stages.
Wenger comes out fighting Arsene Wenger has hit back at criticism from shareholder Alisher Usmanov, telling him: we stick together at Arsenal. The billionaire, who owns more than 30% of the club but is not on the board of directors, gave an interview this week suggesting Wenger has not learned from past mistakes. Although Usmanov's tone was broadly supportive, he also said Arsenal need new players in every position to compete with the best clubs in England and Europe - claims which struck a chord with some supporters disillusioned after four wins from 12 Premier League games this season. Wenger was asked for a response ahead of the Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, when a draw or better will guarantee a knockout place for the 15th year running. He said: "Over the 18 years I've been here I've shown I can take criticism, and everybody has the right to an opinion. "Having said that, we have values at this club. The first is that when we go through a difficult patch we show solidar ...
Former Man Utd teammates Welbeck, Rooney prepares for “weird” match as Arsenal hosts Red Devils Wayne Rooney, Danny WelbeckAP Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney have spent a lot of time on the pitch together at Manchester United and with the English national team, so it’s going to be a little weird when the two face off on Saturday at 12:30 pm ET on NBC. Perhaps complicating the situation more is that the pair just completed a rollicking pair of wins as England stars on the international break, and Welbeck, of course, is at Arsenal. The 6-foot, 23-year-old striker has two goals and two assists in 8 Premier League matches for Arsenal this season, plus a trio of goals in the UEFA Champions League. His fine form after being sold by his hometown club has, quite obviously, not escaped the eyes of his Manager Arsene Wenger. [ PL PREVIEW: Arsenal vs. Manchester United ] “You can take every challenge in a positive way and that’s what he did,” Wenger said. “Rooney and Van Persie have an exceptional goals ...
Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview Scene-setter: After getting back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace before the international break, United will look to continue marching up the league table with an away win over traditional rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. With the chance to leapfrog the Gunners by beating them, Louis Van Gaal will be hoping to pile the pressure on the teams currently occupying the Champions League places. Form guide: Prior to the Crystal Palace result, United were on a three-game winless streak which included two draws against West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea and then a derby defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Head to head, the Reds can take confidence from having won 10 of the last 14 games against Arsenal in all competitions and losing only one – 1-0 at the Emirates on 1 May 2011, just prior to winning the league. Arsenal went into the club-football hiatus with a defeat away to Swansea, and although sitting a point above United, they too ...
• Sanchez scores sixth goal in his last four league games • Arsenal lose their second league match this season • Gylfi Sigurdsson scores his second goal of the campaign • Swansea have claimed 13 points from 18 at home Swansea came from behind with two late goals to claim a memorable win over Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium. Arsenal took the lead when Alexis Sanchez finished from close range after an excellent run and pass from Danny Welbeck. But a stunning Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick and a fine header from substitute Bafetimbi Gomis sealed Swansea's victory. The win sees Garry Monk's men leapfrog the Gunners into fifth place in the Premier League table. For Arsene Wenger's side, meanwhile, defeat caps a miserable week after their Champions League collapse against Anderlecht on Tuesday, in which they threw away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3. There were some nervy moments from the Gunners' defenders, with Calum Chambers surviving a Swansea penalty appeal after appearing to shove Wilfried Bony to the g ...
Arsene Wenger had attacked Paul Merson after the ex-Arsenal player had criticized the team’s performance in last week’s Champions League match where they squandered a 3-goal lead and allowed their opponents, Belgian team, Anderlecht into the match. Merson had described the performance, especially that of the defensive players as clueless. Wenger in a ferocious attack of his own, declared he was not interested in what the ex-player had to say; but in the end Paul Merson might have had the last laugh. Sunday’s Premiership game against Welsh team, Swansea at the Liberty Stadium proved one fact; Wenger is either clueless or he has totally lost it. - See more at:
Szczesny: Arsene Wenger told us we can’t get complacent in such situations, especially in the Champions League."
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It will be of scant consolation to Arsene Wenger, as he curses Arsenal’s missed opportunity to qualify early from their Champions League group, to be reminded that even the great Carlo Ancelotti, Europe’s champion manager, once saw a three-goal lead overturned — and in much more distressing…
Arsène Wenger aiming to get Arsenal to top of Champions League group
Arsenal strike late to break Anderlecht hearts 2014-10-23 06:45 London - Late goals by Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski have handed Arsenal a dramatic 2-1 win away to Anderlecht in their Champions League clash in Brussels on Wednesday evening. An Andy Najar header in the 71st minute looked set to give the Belgian champions a rare European victory at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium until Gibbs volleyed in a Calum Chambers cross with a minute left. Substitute Podolski then struck a minute into injury time to seal all three points, to the great relief of Gunners' Manager Arsene Wenger on the night of his 65th birthday. After a run of just two wins in nine games in all competitions, it looked set to be another evening to forget for Wenger, but the Frenchman can breathe a sigh of relief after a result that leaves the Premier League club in a strong position in Group D. Arsenal sit three points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, who were convincing 4-0 winners away to Galatasaray in the night's other game, but ...
Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski scored in the final minutes to give Arsenal a stunning 2-1 victory over Anderlecht and a Champions League birthday present to Manager Arsene Wenger.
Arsene Wenger celebrated his 65th birthday with a vital Champions League win as Arsenal scored twice in the final two minutes to beat Anderlecht. Two goals in two minutes give Arsenal precious win Podolski nets winner with first goal of the season The Gunners have six points from three matches Dortmund lead Group D with nine points After a dire first half, the Belgian champions looked set to ruin Wenger's day when Honduras winger Andy Najar headed in Dennis Praet's cross. But left-back Kieran Gibbs's volley at the far post brought the Gunners level. And Lukas Podolski smashed in the winner from close range as Arsenal maintained their grip on second place. Match facts Arsenal's two goals against Anderlecht were the final two shots of the game. Five of Arsenal's last six Champions League away wins have been by a single goal. The Gunners' remarkable fightback leaves them with six points at the halfway stage of Group D, with German side Borussia Dortmund leading the way with a perfect record of three wins. An ...
Adrian Durham makes a candid point .Time to extricate ourselves from the past.. Arsenal were unbeaten during the 2003-04 Premier League season But they didn't capitalise on their dominance and failed in Europe Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry weren't part of best-ever Arsenal side Anyone else fed up with the fawning over the Arsenal Invincibles 10 years on? Boring. Here’s what that team achieved – failure in Europe when the Champions League was there for the taking, and at the same time they directly helped Jose Mourinho become greater than Arsene Wenger. Funny how the Wenger lovers conveniently ignore all this. The myth of the Arsenal Invincibles grows beyond all credible recognition as every year passes without another title or any Champions League success for the Gunners. There has been so little to shout about since that unbeaten season in 2004 that Arsenal fans and admirers insist on relentlessly eulogising about the awesome power and glory of the Invincibles. One Gooner is living in the past so ...
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is expected to field inexperienced goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez in Wednesday's Champions League clash with Anderlecht in Brussels.
Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has rubbished suggestions that the Gunners will be better off without Mesut Ozil claiming Arsene Wenger should build his side around the German. Furthermore, Parlour expects Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to replace the injured World Cup winner in the Arsenal starting eleven. Ozil, 25, picked up a knee injury on international duty this week and will now miss 10-12 weeks of action which is a crucial blow for the North London club. The German hasn’t been in the best of form but his ability and whereabouts on the pitch always makes him a threat and Wenger will now have to find ways of replacing him. Arsene Wenger happy to see Kieran Gibbs in starting line-up Danny Welbeck was beginning to forge a good relationship with the Arsenal number 10 but it now seems that Santi Cazorla could operate behind the England forward. Parlour, who spent most of his playing days at Arsenal, believes Ozil will be a miss and admits people thinking he will benefit the club are completely wrong. Pa ...
Transfer talk »»» Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their interest in Schalke playmaker Julian Draxler after sending scouts to watch the Germany international recently. According to The Sunday People, The Gunners sent scouts to witness the 21-year-old in action during Schalke’s 1-1 Champions League draw against Maribor in midweek following long-term interest from Arsene Wenger. Draxler, who returned to action against the Slovenian side following suspension, nearly scored a late winner for his club on Tuesday but saw his close-range effort saved. The news comes after the midfielder admitted that he felt he wasn’t good enough to attract the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool following a difficult season with Schalke last term. Draxler – who has a £37million buy-out clause with the Bundesliga outfit – won the World Cup with his nation Germany in Brazil this summer
London Evening Standard Arsene Wenger today claimed Cesc Fabregas' wanted to re-join Arsenal from Barcelona rather than sign for Chelsea but the Gunners manager decided against it because of the midfielders already at his disposal. Danny Welbeck felt a sense of vindication on Wednesday night after scoring the first hat-trick of his senior career, and said his recent good form in front of goal was simply a result of his getting to play up front. Demba Ba has sensationally claimed that African players are undervalued by top clubs because of their nationality. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Manchester United are moving closer to a £43.5m permanent deal for Colombian striker Falcao. Dwight Yorke has labelled the £16m fee United received for Danny Welbeck a disgrace. LIVERPOOL ECHO Jose Enrique remains confident Liverpool will reach the knockout stages of the Champions League – despite this week's damaging 1-0 defeat to Basel. John Stones praised Everton's never-say-die spirit as they rescued a point against Kras ...
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger surprised by Danny Welbeck's speed, skill and finishing ability Arsene Wenger says Danny Welbeck surpassed even the Frenchman's expectations with hat-trick against Galatasary in the Champions League . By Jeremy Wilson, at the Emirates Stadium Arsène Wenger admitted that he had not appreciated that Danny Welbeck was a good finisher or so adept technically even after spending £16 million on making him the most expensive centre-forward in Arsenal's history. Welbeck followed Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Mike Newell and Andy Cole to become only the sixth English player to score a Champions League hat-trick. Asked what he had learnt about Welbeck in the past month, Wenger said: “I’ve learnt he’s a good finisher. Technically he’s very sound. That was a surprise. He’s technically clean and that he’s a good passer of the ball. “Honestly, I didn’t know he was so quick. I knew he was quick but he can be electric when he starts. He showed that instinct of . ...
It's 18 years at today for Arsene Wenger. Will he celebrate 3 Champions League pts?
In today's Hometime Headlines: Ahead of tonight’s UEFA Champions League action Arsene Wenger celebrates 18 years at Arsenal and the club v country row continues over Liverpool FC’s Daniel Sturridge. Meanwhile, Rory Mcilroy on the wild night of celebrations which followed Europe’s Ryder Cup triumph.
Today is a great day to be an Arsenal fan. 18 years ago, Arsene Wenger took the reins and began the slow process of re-building the club and moving in to a new stadium, all while maintaining Champions League throughout. I don't always see eye to eye with his decision-making and wish he would be a little more tactically adept... yet I wouldn't trade Wenger for any other manager. Proud to be a gooner and looking forward to the battle with Galatasaray! Arsenal v Galatasaray - COYG!!!
Arsene Wenger says he doesn't understand Arsenal's latest injury crisis with both captain Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey out of the upcoming games against Galatasaray and Chelsea. The pair picked up knocks in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Tottenham with Jack Wilshere also suffering a new ankle injury. Wenger says his medical team will be now be analysing the situation. "We have to really look at what happened," he said. "There's no logic as it's two players who were not involved in the week - no Arteta, not Ramsey - and they had quite a light week for them. We have to analyse what happened there. I don't understand." Calum Chambers, 19, looks likely to be used in midfield against Galatasaray in the Champions League to fill the void, but has been deputising for the injured Mathieu Debuchy at right-back and is one booking away from a suspension as well. "He's been excellent in every position. And from the first to the last minute he has an unbelievable engine. He gets forward and puts crosses in as well," Weng ...
VAN GAAL DROPS RONALDO HINT It looks like talk of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Man United is going to run and run (until he signs a new contract, at least) with Louis Van Gaal dropping another hint about his interest in the forward on Friday. "Yes, but it's always a discussion in the papers, and I don't think the media shall buy Ronaldo," he told reporters. "It is possible. That's what I have said with Falcao. Players like Ronaldo give a lot of extra to a team, but I don't think Real Madrid shall sell him." Perhaps not, but it's pretty clear United have the moolah to tempt Ronaldo if he is giving serious thought about leaving Spain. Full story here. ARSENAL WANT SCHAR Oh, now Arsene Wenger realises he needs another defender. According to the Daily Mirror, the Arsenal boss is chasing Swiss centre-back Fabian Schar, who is also being watched by Barcelona. 'The FC Basel man has been linked with a switch to the Emirates in the past, following a series of impressive performances in the Champions League - mos ...
Wenger: Ronaldo, not Drogba, was my biggest regret The Arsenal boss admits the fact that the Portuguese superstar ended up at rivals Manchester United "still hurts" and reveals he would have loved to manage the Chelsea legend 18 Sep 2014 16:00:00 Arsene Wenger has revealed his biggest regret as Arsenal manager was failing to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting in 2003. Ronaldo ultimately signed for Manchester United in a deal worth just over £12 million and has gone on to achieve global superstardom at Old Trafford and Real Madrid, as well as being voted the best player in the world in 2008 and 2013. The Portuguese also won three consecutive Premier League titles and a Champions League crown with United between 2006 and 2009 while Arsenal were trophyless over the same period, and Wenger admits he wishes he had acted differently. "My biggest regret, I was so close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo," Wenger revealed in a Huawei question and answer session. "And not only did I not get him, but he signed for Man ...
The following is a transcript of Wenger's call to Real Madrid's Customer Service hotline. RM Customer Service: Hello, I am Zinedine. Thank you for calling Real Madrid's Customer Service hotline. This call is being recorded for quality assurance. How may I help you? Wenger: Zinedine? Is this Zinedine Zidane? RMCS: No sir, my real name is Dave. How may I help you today? Wenger: This is Arsene Wenger. I purchased a player from your club last summer and I was interested to know what your return policy was. RMCS: Oh, I am very sorry Mr. Wenger, but we have a 30-day return policy, so I'm afraid if you purchased this player last summer it is no longer applicable. Wenger: Well, the player is defective. He has no stamina, he doesn't applaud the fans after away matches — he's the only German to miss two penalties in the Champions League! Surely he must still be under warranty. RMCS: Did you purchase the extended warranty for €1 extra, sir? Wenger: No, everyone laughed at me the last time I tried that. RMCS: Wel ...
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger explains why he has decided to start Hector Bellerin at right-back against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League tonight.
With Mathieu Debuchy sidelined with a serious ankle injury and Calum Chambers reportedly suffering from illness, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looks likely to a surprise start to young defender Hector Bellerin against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday evening. Should the Barcelona native get the nod for the Gunners’ Champions League clash, it would mark only his second appearance for the club, but it could prove to be a watershed moment for the player labelled as the ‘quickest’ at Arsenal. But just who is he and what does he offer? Good pedigree To a number of Arsenal fans, Bellerin’s name already carries a degree of weight, largely due to his schooling at Barcelona’s famous La Masia. Much like with Cesc Fabregas, the full-back made the move to North London, joining Arsenal in the summer of 2011 to finish his development. Immediately described by many as an ‘Arsene Wenger type of player’, Bellerin’s humility on and off the pitch has helped him immeasurably. Not one to talk himself up, he spoke wit ...
TEN REASONS TO BE EXCITED ABOUT THE RETURN OF THE Champions LeagUE Champions League football is back, and there are more reasons than ever to watch it. Here are ten of the top reasons to get stuck into European football this season. Tonight is the night everyone has been waiting for, the group stages of the Champions League gets under way, the likes of Arsenal and newly returning Liverpool featuring alongside Europe's elite. 10) Return of Liverpool After five agonizingly long years, Liverpool are back in the Champions League. Kicking off against relative minnows Ludogorets Razgard tonight, Steven Gerrard's Liverpool will be getting their first taste of top flight European football in years. With the captain previously admitting being jealous of Manchester United and Chelsea's runs in the competition, he will be looking to make up for lost time and go far in this year's tournament. 9) Arsenal's British core v Europe Arsene Wenger said he would give us an England.team, and he looks to be sticking to his wor ...
ARSENE WENGER is facing an injury nightmare for tonight's Champions League clash, with only three fit defenders to call on as well as rookie Hector Bellerin, who has never started a game for Arsenal.
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Arsene Wenger is set to gamble on 19-year-old Spanish right back Héctor Bellerín as injury-hit Arsenal prepare to face Borussia Dortmund in their opening Champions League fixture tonight
Arsene Wenger believes that the main Champions League contenders will come from Spain and Germany.
Small "tiny" things makes case for a great manager like Arsene Wenger not win Champions League - just a decent depth in experienced squad.
Jurgen Klopp wary of 'outstanding' Arsenal duo. The Borussia Dortmund manager believes his side are up to the challenge of facing Arsenal on Tuesday. Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is full of praise for Arsenal ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash, but insists that his side are well-prepared to face Arsene Wenger's side. The German manager is particularly wary of summer signings Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, but believes his team can get a positive result against the Gunners despite talisman Marco Reus missing the game through injury. "This group is a good mixture of old and new faces. We certainly know Arsenal better than the other sides, after all, we play against them all the time!" Klopp told the Evening Standard. "Facing the Gunners first off is a tough proposition, especially considering the injury problems we have at the moment and the fact we haven’t been able to train together very often. But we never complain and are looking forward to tackling the challenge tomorrow. "They ha ...
Arsene Wenger partnering Yaya Sanogo and Danny Welbeck up front together in the Champions League this season.
Arsene Wenger might well be frustrated. He is again counting the cost of missed chances following this 1-1 draw away at Leicester City and his need for a new striker grows by the game. The encouragement given to Olivier Giroud last week by his late equaliser at Everton counts for nothing now, with the France forward ruled out until the new year. Any pretence that Wenger might have had about Yaya Sanogo leading the line in his compatriot's absence, meanwhile, can now be given up. He remains a work in progress and that landmark performance - that great vindicator - does not look forthcoming. He will grow better in time but now he is learning his trade. With the Premier League and Champions League to be contested and Arsenal in a most difficult European group, Wenger cannot afford to have an apprentice forward learning on the job. Arsenal created more than 20 chances at the King Power Stadium and played, for the most part, in the Leicester City half, but with Sanogo at the sharp end of their attacks, their e ...
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Arsenal Land In Group Stage Alexis Sanchez’s first goal for Arsenal since his £35m move from Barcelona claimed the prize of a place in the Champions League group stage for the 17th successive season on a tense night at Emirates Stadium. The Chilean struck the goal that edged out Besiktas but Arsenal had to survive nervous moments – including playing the last 14 minutes with 10 men after Mathieu Debuchy was sent off – before winning this qualifier. And for Manager Arsene Wenger, Sanchez’s strike ensured a rich reward on his expensive summer investment as Arsenal once again go into Thursday’s draw for the group phase. Besiktas were furious when Jack Wilshere’s first-half tackle on Ramon Motta in the area went unpunished while Arsenal missed chances of their own to ease the anxiety sweeping around the stadium in the closing stages. With Aaron Ramsey suspended, Wilshere was at the heart of Arsenal’s best work with an energetic display that put recent poor form behind him, while Sanchez demonstr ...
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal will qualify even if Besiktas score in the UEFA Champions League play-off return-leg - Soccer News, Turkish-Football.com
Arsene Wenger admits that Olivier Giroud is a doubt for Arsenal's crucial Champions League play-off vs Besiktas
Give me your views on this : What price would you put on him if you didn’t know his name? A 27-year-old French international with 101 appearances and 40 goals from 80 starts in the last two seasons. A player with five starts in the Fa Cup and five goals and four assists. Five goals and seven assists in 14 starts in the Champions League. Two goals and one assist from one start in the League Cup. A striker in his prime years who has had a direct hand in 64 goals in 80 starts and 101 appearances overall. How much more would he have to do to not be seen as ‘rubbish’? How much would you pay for that striker if his name wasn’t Olivier Giroud? How much more would you rate Giroud if Arsene Wenger had paid £22m for him? Or £32m? The fact is that he was an absolute bargain for just £12m. Arsenal fans should be lauding the fact they got him for practically peanuts. and this : Yes, he is a bargain for 12 million. But he is our main striker, we need him to spearhead the attack, push us into games we thought ...
Arsene Wenger says the decision to send off Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey in the Champions League draw at Besiktas was "unbelievable".
Arsene Wenger was left frustrated during the first leg of Arsenal's Champions League qualifier with Besiktas, a match which saw Aaron Ramsey sent off and a bottle launched at the manager from the stands...
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was furious with Aaron Ramsey's red card during their Champions League clash Besiktas. The first-leg finished 0-0 in Turkey. Ramsey - who scored a stoppage-time winner against Crystal Palace on the opening day of the new Barclays Premier League season - was dismissed for a second yellow card with 10 minutes left when he was ruled to have pulled back former Arsenal midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup.
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger branded Aaron Ramsey's late sending off against Besiktas "unbelievable" following his side's goalless draw in the Champions League playoff first leg. Already on a yellow card, Ramsey pulled back Oguzhan Ozyakup's shirt in the dying minutes at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium and was subsequently shown the first red card of his club career by referee Milorad Mazic. The midfielder will now miss next week's return leg at the Emirates Stadium. "Both yellow cards for Aaron Ramsey are unbelievable. When you see the fouls they have made today it's not serious. Just not serious," Wenger told ITV. Besiktas forward Demba Ba proved a constant threat for the home side as the former Chelsea striker went close on numerous occasions, while substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain saw a late effort tipped on to the post. Wenger conceded it was a frantic game and both teams wasted chances to take a lead to North London. However, the Frenchman believes his side are capable of doing the job at home in ord ...
Arsène Wenger faced the media after Arsenal's goalless draw in the first leg of their Champions League play-off...
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Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger to make 'SOS' call to Per Mertesacker ahead of Champions League trip to Turkey
After a positive start to the new season domestically, Arsenal head to Istanbul in optimistic mood ahead of Tuesday's (Aug 19) Champions League play-off first leg against Besiktas. Arsenal's Manager Arsene Wenger (2nd R) speaks to his players during a team training session at the Emirates Stadium in…
Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal must qualify for Champions League groups 'at all costs' 
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Riding high on World Cup momentum and NBC's full TV coverage, Americans will be jumping on the English Premier League bandwagon in record numbers. Paul Crookston is here to help.  With the World Cup now a distant memory, it is time for soccer fans to drink from the nourishing fount of the English Premier League. Everyone wants to know what will happen in the league that transfixes the world. Will Manchester United bounce back? New manager Louis Van Gaal is bringing change, hopefully while keeping his clothes on. Is Arsenal a serious contender? Their attack looks incredible on paper. Will Chelsea’s revamped squad finally score against teams like Crystal Palace? Boy do I hope so. Let’s get straight to my top 4, because I know that’s all you’re looking for if you’ve somehow made it to my second paragraph. 1. Chelsea 2. Arsenal 3. Manchester City 4. Manchester United These teams will earn the coveted Champions League spots largely because of their depth. To win (and draw) enough games to come out o ...
Michael Owen thinks Chelsea will win the Premier League next season with Manchester United making a return to the top four at the expense of Arsenal. Former England, Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester United striker Michael Owen BOLD: Owen has predicted that Arsenal will miss out on the top four this season The former United and Liverpool striker has, perhaps unsurprisingly, tipped his former clubs to edge out Arsene Wenger's Gunners to qualify for Champions League football in 2015/16. And Owen thinks Chelsea's new firepower will see them beat current champions Manchester City into second place next term. Owen said: "I felt the Achilles heel for Jose Mourinho's side last season was the inability of their strikers to score goals and I feel recent £32m signing Diego Costa is the final piece of the jigsaw for the West London outfit and I fully expect his goals to change a very good side into a title-winning one. "Ironically the Club have never adequately replaced Blues' legend Didier Drogba and whilst the ...
Mathieu Debuchy says he is proud to be joining The Arsenal FC . Mathieu Debuchy is a French professional footballer who plays for English Premier League club The Arsenal. He is often deployed in the right back position but began his career playing as a midfielder usually acting as a deep lying playmaker. The 28 year old will present a ready made replacement for right back Bacary Sagna who earlier this summer left Arsenal to join Manchester City on a free transfer. I'm very proud to be joining a great club like Arsenal and to wear its colours, it's one of the biggest clubs in the whole world, Debuchy told Arsenal’s website. I'm looking forward to working with Arsene Wenger and to helping the team build on last season's Fa Cup success. Playing again in the Champions League is a big excitement for me and I will do my best to help Arsenal.compete for trophies. I know that Arsenal can win titles every year. Winning the Fa Cup last season was something magnificent, but I hope that it is just the beginning and ...
Football - Premier League Arsenal confirm signing of Colombia goalkeeper Ospina Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Colombia World Cup star David Ospina. In a statement on the club website, Arsenal confirmed that they had signed the player on a six-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Arsene Wenger told the official website: "David Ospina is an excellent goalkeeper, with good experience and a proven record of performing with Nice and Colombia." He will add strength to our squad and we are very pleased that he will be joining us." Ospina is the third World Cup star to arrive at Arsenal this summer, joining Chile’s Alexis Sanchez and France’s Mathieu Debuchy, who left Barcelona and Newcastle United respectively. Wenger's side, who won the Fa Cup and qualified for the Champions League last season, have also been linked with Southampton duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Calum Chambers, although a move for Real Madrid's Germany midfielder Sami Khedira appears to have stalled.
WENGER IS SPENDING BIG NOW Arsenal On Verge Of Unveiling Three New Signings Next Week In £73m Spending Spree. Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger could be set to pull off three more major signings upon returning to the club for pre-season preparation. The Gunners have already brought in two big names in Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United, and will hope to get their summer spending out of the way quickly with moves for three more of their main targets to address the key areas of their squad. In a triple deal worth around £73m, Wenger will complete the signings of a new striker, a winger and a defensive midfielder, giving Arsenal an exciting new-look squad that could be ready to launch a serious assault on the Premier League title and Champions League. 1) Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen) Arsenal will first look to sign Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender in a deal worth around £20m, with Wenger identifying the German international as a cheaper alternative to Real Madrid's ...
Gary Neville on Arsenal after 2012-2013 season - "They've spent £9million net in 10 years and maintained the level of consistency of getting in the Champions League. "They've built a football stadium, they're paying off their debt and they're nearly there. If they move up now it will look like one of the most magnificent managerial performances when you look back in history. "Half the Arsenal fans are annoyed because they think they should be doing more and should be doing better, but of all the madness and debt that surrounds football, what they have done is absolutely the right thing. "What they now need to do, having nearly paid off their debt, is they need to go now. I think he knows, Arsene Wenger, that moment is now." This was followed by Arsene signing Özil, the Fa Cup victory, and now Alexis Sanchez.
" Finishing in the top four is one greatest achievements that many people dont see, the great players wont ask how many trophies did u take this/last season but rather, are you in the Champions League?" Arsene Wenger. I am personaly begining to see the relevance of this statement, anti-arsenal will obviously agree with this as well coz Di-maria, Robben,. Believe they deserve to lock horns with the their champions counterparts season in, season out!
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes his side can end an 8-year trophy drought by capturing the Champions League if the…
Transfer News: Liverpool have been handed a MAJOR transfer boost after learning that Azzurri bad-boy Mario Balotelli is available. Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport revealed that the former Manchester City striker has been placed on the transfer list by Italian giants AC Milan. Liverpool will be expected to meet Milan's £24m valuation of the striker, however they face stern competition from affluent French side Monaco to secure his services. Arsenal had been strongly linked with a move for Balotelli in recent weeks, however claims were readily rubbished by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. Considering his experience in the upper echelons of world football, £24m could represent a steal for Brendan Rodgers who has already spent big on England star Adam Lallana. The Italian's trophy cabinet resembles that of a successful veteran rather than a developing 23-year-old. The accomplished youngster has already won the Champions League, Premier League, Fa Cup, League Cup and numerous domestic Italian trophies. Sou ...
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Arsenal ‘are set to complete first signing’ as Frenchman arriving at the Emirates There has been some reports which have claimed Arsenal are set to complete their first signing of the summer with Mathieu Debuchy arriving from Newcastle United. Arsene Wenger has long admired the right-back, who would replace Man City-bound Bacary Sagna, and appears to have finally got his man. Debuchy has spent a year and a half on Tyneside after joining in a £5.5million from Lille, but he has been eyeing up a move in a bid to play Champions League football. Now the TalkSport website claim he will get his wish, as Wenger will announce a deal after France’s World Cup exploits. -AT
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has not given up hope of signing France international Paul Pogba, 21, even though the Juventus midfielder's agent claims he does not want to leave Turin. Chelsea would use the sale of John Obi Mikel and Ramires to help fund some of the £60m fee but agent Mino said: “The boy is happy in Turin and will not leave.” Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos, 24, has agreed a £4m-a-season deal with Real Madrid after rejecting three lucrative offers from Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona. Talks between the Champions League holders and Bayern Munich are at an advanced stage and a fee of €25-30 million has been mooted. Kroos only has one year left on his contract and, though the German champions were initially reluctant to do business, they have decided that it makes no sense to let the midfielder leave on a free transfer in 2015. News coming in from the Emirates shows that Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is planning a £23m move for Real Madri ...
Arsenal may have to pay up to £35 million in order to sign Mario Balotelli if AC Milan get their way, The Insider has learned. Goal revealed earlier this week that Arsene Wenger and the player’s agent Mino Raiola were due to meet in Brazil - where the Arsenal manager is currently working as a pundit on French television - on Saturday with a view to thrashing out a deal for the controversial Italy striker. Arsenal were hopeful of being able to sign the former Manchester City star for around £25m but Milan have issued Raiola with a mandate to get an extra £10m from any potential buyer. Having missed out on Champions League qualification Milan are willing to let their star player leave, but with Manchester City due to receive a 20 per cent sell-on fee the Italian giants are hoping to drive up the asking price. Balotelli has scored 28 goals in 51 appearances for Milan since returning to Serie A in January 2013 and was coy when questioned about his future ahead of Italy’s shock 1-0 World Cup defeat agai ...
TEN REASONS WHY WE LOVED THIS World Cup SO FAR…. • The first round matches so far have yielded 44 goals, significantly more than four years ago • Teams have thrown caution to the wind with attacking football • England have offered cause for optimism, especially the performances of Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge • Defending champions Spain were humbled by Holland • Lionel Messi has already dazzled in Argentina's win over Bosnia THE GOALS Let’s start with the obvious. The entire first round of games in South Africa 2010 brought 25 goals; so far in Brazil, with two matches still to go (writing prior to South Korea v Belgium), we’ve had 44. It has been such a spell-binding opening round of fixtures that the one truly dreadful game, Iran v Nigeria, stood out a country mile. Arsene Wenger can proclaim that quality to be below that of the Champions League – and he’s right – but this is football at its purest: teams on the attack, trying to win the game. If you’re of a certain age, y ...
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI : Chelsea have signed Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona in a deal reported to be for a fee in the region of £30million. Fabregas has agreed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge. He says he’s joined to win trophies‘. Stoke City have taken their off-season signings to four after adding Senegal striker Mame Biram Diouf and Slovak defender Dionatan Teixeira to the squad. Arsenal have reportedly held talks with Gremio over Brazilian centre-back Bressan, 21, as Arsene Wenger looks to boost his defensive options. Arsenal have also been hit with a £24m asking price for Alvaro Morata. Sunderland have denied being after Bafetimbi Gomis . Valencia are reportedly eyeing Cardiff's Chilean World Cup star Gary Medel . Uefa has relaxed Champions League sanctions imposed on Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain for overspending after accepting a request from players' union FIFPro. Uefa said on Wednesday that the champions of England and France only have to include five home-trained player . ...
Is Arsenal’s wages policy the reason we can’t buy TOP Players? Is Arsenals current Wage Policy the reason we go through pain each window? by Ronny331 Over the years Arsenal have relied on a few factors to secure the signings we want and need; 1. Arsenal are a big club and play attractive football. 2. Arsene Wenger is a good manager and players want to work with him. 3. Arsenal are always in the Champions League. 4. Arsenal have Mesut Ozil. 5. Arsenal have a strong German/ Spanish/ French contigent. 6. London’s a good place to live. And the list could go on. In modern day football rightly or wrongly wage demands from players have got out of control with Rooney recently signing a 300k a week contract. Our current wage policy is way below this and those of our competitors with Ozil earning 140k per week I believe, (correct me if I’m wrong, I may be). Now every window we are linked with more players than any other team. It may be that the press like winding the fans up and most links are nonsense, it ...
Here are some rumors from different sources Manchester City are closing in on 26-year-old Porto midfielder Fernando who is valued at £15m. Liverpool have been told by Sevilla to stump up £16.2million for left-back Alberto Moreno. Harry Redknapp admits free-agent former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand's credentials would make him a perfect signing for his newly-promoted QPR side this summer. Tottenham are battling to hold on to Brazilian midfielder Sandro as Napoli want him to boost their Champions League bid. Meanwhile, 28-year-old Napoli midfielder Blerim Dzemaili is understood to be keen on a move to Spurs. Hull boss Steve Bruce is making a £5million swoop for Swansea skipper and centre-back Ashley Williams - in a bid to beat promoted Queens Park Rangers to his signature. Arsenal will watch Colombia keeper David Ospina at the World Cup - as Arsene Wenger puts the Nice star on his signing short-list after seeing Lukasz Fabianski leave the Gunners for Swansea. Italian giants Roma a ...
Breaking News:- ARSENE WENGER SIGNS A NEW DEAL UNTIL 2017 I know its LONG but PLEASE READ. I have been waiting to say this since January. A LETTER TO ARSENAL FANS ON THIS FORUM :- In Arsene's FIRST season, Arsene qualified for the Champ. League. The next season Wenger gave us the Premier League title. He gave us the Prem and Fa Cup in his FIRST 4 seasons. Yes there were questions raised for us not winning trophies in 9 years. Brushing that aside for a minute, Wenger has brought in players that NO ONE new about such as Emmanuel Petit, Marc Oversmars, Theiry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Koceincy and many others. In 2004 we did what NO OTHER CLUB has done before which was being the INVINCIBLE'S. We went through an ENTIRE campaign WITHOUT loosing. The world expects Arsenal to win a trophy every season because of what ONE man has done for the history of the club. He brought in NEW training techniques. He has made our youth Academy one of the best in the world, He took us to the finals of the Champions League, yes B ...
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Striker Olivier Giroud admits a lack of maturity meant Arsenal cracked' as the title race started to heat up.The Gunners spent 128 days at the Premier League summit this season but they lost top spot with a 5-1 hammering at Anfield in early February and never regained it. Arsene Wenger's side eventually finished fourth, although they went on to win the Fa Cup, and Giroud believes a number of issues contributed to their league campaign unravelling. Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis has released 12 players. Among them are defenders Dean Moxey and Wales international Danny Gabbidon along with striker Aaron Wilbrahim, who all played in the 1-0 Championship play-off final defeat of Watford a year ago. Cristiano Ronaldo has an irregular extra bone in his ankle - a condition that only affects 10 per cent of the population. The discovery was made when the Real Madrid striker, who has been talismanic for the Champions League holders, received treatment on an injury five years ago. WORLD ...
It’s the 2006/07 season, Arsenal’s first campaign at the Emirates. The Gunners struggle in the Premier League ending up with a fourth placed finish. The club’s Champions League campaign ends in shambles after crashing out to PSV Eindhoven in the Round of 16 and there’s even more heartbreak in the Fa Cup as the Gunners lose to Blackburn. The club’s only hope of a trophy comes up against Chelsea in the Carling Cup final and Wenger decides to field the likes of Justin Hoyte, Armand Traore, Denilson Neves, Jeremie Aliadere and Drogba’s wifey, Phillippe Senderos. After another trophy-less campaign, there are some surprising sales that summer. After so many years of faithful service, Fredrik Ljungberg is sold to West Ham, El Homesickla, or Jose Antonio Reyes as he’s known in the modern world finds his way to Atletico Madrid, and it’s also shocking to know that the club’s record goalscorer, Thierry Henry, has jumped ship to FC Barcelona. How does Arsene Wenger respond? He buys Lukasz Fabianski ...
THE SUN Chelsea are bracing themselves for a second mega swoop from Paris Saint-Germain as the French giants have launched another bid to grab Eden Hazard. Patrice Evra has given Louis Van Gaal a massive boost by agreeing to stay at Manchester United next season. Hull lead the chase to sign Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi. West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has admitted he was to blame for the club's nightmare season. We Hoolahan has handed in another transfer request - just 24 hours after the club appointed Neil Adams as manager. Costel Pantilimon will leave Manchester City on a quest for first-team football. Daily Mirror Liverpool fear Luis Suarez will be rushed back too quickly from knee surgery by Uruguay. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will kick-start his search for a new boss this weekend - once the result of the Champions League final is known. Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has ordered his scouts to keep tabs on Schalke's Japan international right-back Atsuto Uchida. Atletico Madrid's Juanfran is also ...
Salomon Kalou could be on his way back to the Premier League, with both Liverpool and Arsenal battling for his signature. The former Chelsea striker has impressed since leaving Stamford Bridge for Lille and reports claim that both Liverpool and Arsenal are keen to do a deal. The Gunners were linked with a move for Kalou when he was with Chelsea but nothing materialised and the 28-year-old ended up returning to France instead. The striker was again linked to both clubs in January and speculation is already raging ahead of the Transfer Window re-opening later in the year. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to bolster his squad for next season's Champions League campaign and Kalou, who has experience at the highest level, would fit the bill perfectly. Arsene Wenger wants at least one more striker to put pressure on Olivier Giroud, and it looks as though it will be down to the player to decide where he will be playing his football next season. Source: ClubCall (James)
Arsene Wenger wins trophy, Brendan Rodgers wins manager of the year, manuel Pelligrini wins double, Ancelotti in Champions League final, Pep Guardiola wins double, Diego Simeone wins Laliga, Lauren Blanc wins Lig One and. Tata Martino resigns, David Moyes is sacked but the biggest failure stays at post and is made to seem he's the best of all the aforementioned. Jose Mourinho has failed miserably this year yet he cunningly shifts all attention to others. And he shamefully says he's 'building a team' for next year. Kindly I ask, which manager deconstructs his team for next season? All hail the Confident trickster Mourinho, the special talking bird. Slain Me Chelsea fans, I await.
Today sees some huge football matches across Europe. Arsenal play Hull City in the Fa Cup final at Wembley at 17:00 BST, while across the border St Johnstone play Dundee United in the Scottish Cup final a couple of hours earlier. In Spain, Barcelona host Atletico Madrid in a winner takes all La Liga title decider, while in Germany, the country's two footballing giants, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, will contest the German Cup final in Berlin at 19:00. Starting with Arsenal. This is a Cup I will like them to win despite our rivalry. Arsene Wenger's side has not won a trophy since the 2005 Fa Cup. When Arsenal face Hull City today at Wembley, it will be four days short of nine years since Manager Arsene Wenger last sampled the joy of lifting a trophy. Since the moment Patrick Vieira's final kick as an Arsenal player secured victory on penalties over Manchester United at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in 2005, Wenger and the Gunners have been forced to measure their success in terms of Champions League ...
WHO WINS La Liga? Believe me, I had routed for Athletico Madrid for more than half the season, willing them to finally break the duopoly called the Spanish League. I had stood behind Diego Simeone all the while, wishing the Argentine to announce the arrival of the fresh and younger managers that will rattle the modern day coaching arena dominated by the likes of Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Roberto Martinez and others, who are threatening to force out the older guard in Arsene Wenger, Louis Van Gaal, Carlo Ancelotti and the likes. But I hadn’t counted with Barcelona not winning any other trophy. Now, I’m faced with the dilemma of seeing Athletico win deservedly and seeing Lionel Messi go trophyless in a World Cup season! Messi is just too big a player to go trophyless in any season. So, if I am given the opportunity, I’d give Barca the La Liga trophy, for Messi’s sake, then give the Champions League to Athletico, for Simeone’s sake. However, may the best side get their reward.
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Arsenal are interested in Cardiff City goalkeeper David Marshall . The People says the Gunners are poised to provide Wojciech Szczesny with increased competition after launching a move for the Scotland international. Marshall has won all manner of plaudits this season – with his shows earning him a bumper new pay deal. And now Arsene Wenger will test the Bluebirds’ resolve to hang on to their player- of-the-season next term with offering him a further pay hike – and the prospect of Champions League, rather than Championship, football.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger plans to step up interest in this Real Madrid star after Champions League final - and is ready to pay £30m to bring him to the club
Wilshere gets help from critic Scholes Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has sought advice on how to improve his game from Paul Scholes in the wake of the former Manchester United man criticising his lack of progress. "He was right in a certain way," said Wilshere, who made his England debut at 18. "We had quite a good chat. "He explained it a bit better and told me what he thought I should work on." Wilshere made 24 league appearances for Arsenal this season as the Gunners finished in the Champions League qualification spots for the 17th consecutive year. Arsene Wenger's side looked likely to launch a title challenge, but heavy defeats by Liverpool and Chelsea hampered their campaign. A 2-2 draw with Swansea prompted Scholes to be critical of both Arsenal and Wilshere while working as a pundit for Sky Sports, views which Wenger strongly disagreed with. "When I first burst onto the scene there was all this noise and then I got injured," added Wilshere, who says he spoke to his family and contacted Gary Nev ...
I love Arsene Wenger. He developes talent. He built a stadium and paid fully without going into Administration. He built Arsenal to a World Brand. Arsenal became one of the richest clubs in the World under his watch. He refused to go to Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG and remained loyal to Arsenal even as the board were starving him of funds. He managed to keep us in the Champions League for 16 consecutive seasons on shoe string budget. And the trophies will start rolling in from Saturday. All ye gunners, please support the best coach in the World, Arsene Wenger.
May 11th has stealthily crept into our lives like a friend we thought was true but who, unknowingly, revealed a traitorous side and turned out to have more faces than the town hall clock. Where was I happily devoid of such people on this day in the past? 1997 - Prem - Sheffield Wednesday 1 v 1 Liverpool - United had already won the League but Liverpool, somehow, contrived to finish fourth in a two-horse race. Second place brought with it a place in the following season's Champions League and Liverpool were favourites to get that second place (plus ca change, eh?). Our final match was at Hillsborough, a name that still makes me shudder (for more than one reason), against a Wednesday side which had had a good season and just missed out on a UEFa Cup place. Newcastle United and Arsenal were the other two teams in the running for second spot, the latter having appointed Arsene Wenger, during the season, as permanent successor to Bruce Rioch. This match was going to be no pushover but we still expected to win, ...
Manchester City shoulded be excluded from Champions League: Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger - Arsenal's Manager Arsene Wenger has called on Europe's football governing body UEFA to clarify its punishment for the ones who break Financial Fair Play rule and also suggested that clubs like Manchester City
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger thinks Manchester City FC and PSG - Paris Saint-Germain should be shut out of the UEFA Champions League. :v :v :v
The below pic is the picture of UEFA President Michel Platini, Arsene Wenger and former Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. Arsenal manager ''Arsene Wenger'' have said Man City and PSG should not be allowed to participate in the Champions League for breaching football spending rules. Asene Wenger has urged UEFA to get tough by excluding clubs that breach its spending rules from European competition. Manchester City and Paris St Germain both face heavy sanctions from European football's governing body after being found to have exceeded financial fair play (FFP) limitations. DO YOU THINK WENGER IS RIGHT OR WRONG? EXPLAIN WHY
LONDON: Clubs who violate UEFA's new Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules should be thrown out of the Champions League, according to Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger. Read More...
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger want Manchester City to be excluded from Champions League next season because of the club's failure to follow
Manchester City should be disqualified from the Champions League, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says. Do you agree?
ARSENE WENGER reckons Manchester City should be kicked out of the Champions League. -DailyStar
Arsène Wenger says Manchester City should be excluded from Champions League after breaking FFP rules
Arsene Wenger has sought clarification on Javi Martinez's future at Bayern Munich before pressing ahead with a £20m move for Lars Bender. Manuel Pellegrini paid tribute to the entertaining way his Manchester City players have moved to the brink of winning the title after a 4-0 win against Aston Villa. Louis Van Gaal last night revealed he would love to be the next manager of Manchester United. Steve McClaren has told his Derby players to to change the attacking mentality they have shown all season in tonight's Championship play-off semi-final, first-leg at Brighton. Manchester United striker Will Keane could follow Paul Pogba to Juventus after failing to agree a new contract. West Brom manager Pepe Mel will return to Spain to take up the reins at Malaga. Manchester City's desperate bid to assemble a Champions League squad in the aftermath of their Financial Fair Play problems has been laid bare by them offering a new deal to home-grown Belgian Dedryck Boyata, who has only started five games this season. ...
ARSENAL TRANSFER UPDATE 8th May, 2014. German international recommends Arsene Wenger makes move to bring youngster to the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has recommended that Arsene Wenger makes a move for unhappy Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze according to Football Direct News. The youngster moved to the Allianz Arena in a £33m deal last summer but has played something of a limited role this term leading to speculation that the German international may look to make a swift exit from the Bundesliga outfit. Gotze has publicly spoken of his dissatisfaction with life in Bavaria, stating; ‘Of course I’m not happy,’ he said. ‘I want to win back the trust of the coach to play more.’ The 21 year old has started 20 of Bayern Munich’s 33 Bundesliga fixtures but perhaps more tellingly failed to make the starting eleven in either of his side’s encounters with Real Madrid in their recent Champions League semi-final clash which has led to a great deal of interest in the goal-scoring midfielder ...
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Arsene Wenger celebrated UEFA Champions League qualification saying he intends to stay with the Gunners -
Arsene Wenger celebrated Arsenal's Champions. League qualification by making it clear there is. no chance he will quit the Emirates Stadium.
Ten reasons why arsenal is better than Chelsea By "Lenny" 1. Chelsea is a plastic oil club, Arsenal generate their own money. 2. Arsenal have 100+ years of history, Chelsea have 8 years. 3. Arsenal fans have been supporting their club for decades, Chelsea fans are glory hunters and came last few years after the takeover, never before. 4. Arsenal earned their success, Chelsea bought theirs. 5. Arsenal have a great manager-Arsene Wenger, Chelsea managers are always uncertain. 6. Arsenal is more respectable, Chelsea is a disgrace 7. Arsenal produce great players through their system. Chelsea only buy and dispose players. 8. Arsenal has a better stadium. 9. Chelsea won the Champions League by fluke. 10. Arsenal play good football, Chelsea play ugly anti-good football.
Eight knockout wins in 16 years - Arsenal are serial Champions League failures. Arsene Wenger prides himself on his side’s long run of successive appearances in the last 16, but their record in the knockout stages is abysmal Since the rebranding of the European Cup in 1992, just six clubs have participated in the Champions League group stages more times than Arsenal; Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, AC Milan, Porto and Tuesday's opponents Bayern Munich. Given that the Gunners didn’t enter Europe’s premier club competition until 1998, this represents a significant achievement. Furthermore, only Man Utd and Real Madrid have registered more successive Champions League appearances than Arsenal’s 16 consecutive campaigns from 1998-99 to 2013-14. And with United failing to make it out of their pools in both 2005-06 and 2011-12, only Madrid better Arsenal’s 14 years of uninterrupted progression from the opening group phase. "[Our record] provides a massive satisfaction,” Arsene Wenger beame ...
On the pitch… Arsenal moved a step closer to securing a Champions League place after a 3-0 win at home to Newcastle United. Afterwards, Arsene Wenger said there was a 'harmony' to his team again. The under-21s brought their season to a close with a 3-1 victory away at Newcastle and the under-18s twice came from behind to draw their penultimate game of the season against Wolves. Off the pitch... Arsenal fans voted for Lukas Podolski as their April Player of the Month. Ladies trio Jordan Nobbs, Siobhan Chamberlain and Danielle Carter were named in the PFA Team of the Year. Club ambassador and former Gunner Freddie Ljungberg visited Arsenal Soccer Schools in Oman, Dubai and Rome. NEXT MATCH Arsenal v W.B.A. Barclays Premier League. Sunday, May 4
Way back before the knockout stage of Champions League, Arsene Wenger told the press that Barcelona, Bayern Munich, PSG, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid or Blackburn are favorite to win this year Champions League in Lisbon. Look at the two team in Final. Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
When Frank De Boer the former Netherlands international took the reins at Ajax, the club were a shambles. However, after implementing his own backroom staff - which includes Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp - he has now won four topflight titles in as many seasons. He has done so playing youth team players, playing silky football and spending next to nothing on transfer fees. The Arsenal way, if you will. Arsene Wenger has been under immense pressure over the last couple of years, as the Frenchman has now failed to deliver a trophy to the North London club for nine years. Although the club has been an ever-present in the Champions League group stages, silverware is what really matters to those in the crowd, and Wenger hasn't delivered. For me, I think he should be given the boot in the summer. Although there is a strong chance of Arsenal lifting the Fa Cup soon, I think the party needs a reshuffle. The man who I would put forward for the job is Frank De Boer. I think he is the right fit for the club, and co ...
what does Carlo Ancelotti and Arsene Wenger have in common? Both have qualified to one of de most highly rated trophies in world football. Champions League and Fa Cup respectively!
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was happy with his side's ability to bounce back after they defeated Newcastle United 3-0 to further strengthen their hopes of Champions League football.
The Arsenal boss sympathises with the Scot, who was relieved of his duties on Tuesday, and believes quick-fire dismissals are a danger to the game Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has expressed his sadness at David Moyes' departure from Manchester United, claiming the Scot should have been given more time at Old Trafford. Moyes was sacked on Tuesday, just two days after a damaging 2-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park which left the club with no chance of qualifying for this season's Champions League. Ryan Giggs has since been placed in caretaker charge of the club, but Wenger has been left bemused by the axing of the ex-Preston manager. "I'm sad that he wasn't give him time," he told reporters on Friday. "I wish him well and it is part of the modern game. It is a big threat for our game." Wenger also confirmed that Jack Wilshere is "progressing well" as he recovers from injury, but revealed that Abou Diaby – who made his playing return in an Under-21 game earlier this week after recovering from ligament damag ...
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI : Brendan Rodgers believes Wednesday night’s two shock results in the Barclays Premier League will act as a warning shot that will help spur Liverpool to their first title since 1990. The Liverpool manager looked on in surprise and admiration, as Crystal Palace dented Everton’s Champions’ League hopes with a 3-2 win at Goodison Park, and was just as taken aback by a 2-2 draw for Sunderland at The Etihad Stadium that effectively derailed Manchester City’s chances of finishing top. Leaders Liverpool travel to Norwich on Saturday. Mesut Ozil is set to return for Arsenal against Hull City this Sunday, with Arsene Wenger declaring it could further boost the confidence of a team who are in mentally "better shape" after the anxiety of the last few weeks. Fourth place is back in Arsenal's hands after Everton's 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace on Wednesday, and the 64-year-old believes Champions League qualification as well as an Fa Cup final would prove the team have achieved suc ...
•Arsene Wenger says Olivier Giroud is back to his best and ready to help earn a Champions League berth •Simeone: "Of course Torres would love to come back to [Atletico Madrid] the club he grew up in and where he was very happy." Alves: "The harder the challenge, the more exciting." AM
Arsène Wenger: "What will be an advantage is our desire to play in this competition [the Champions League]"
Arsène Wenger insists that it is "vital" for Arsenal to qualify for next season's Champions League. The Gunners...
Arsene Wenger: "I want this club to play in the top level competition. For that you want to be in the Champions League"
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Arsène Wenger discusses the importance of qualifying for next season's Champions League
Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny, Tomas Rosicky and Abou Diaby all took part in training with the rest of the Arsenal squad today. Arsene Wenger confirmed at his press conference this morning that Koscielny and Rosicky were facing late fitness tests ahead of tomorrow’s clash with West Ham after missing Saturday’s Fa Cup semi final with Wigan. So it’s a positive sign that the pair were pictured in training this afternoon and they were joined by forgotten midfielder Abou Diaby. The Frenchman is back in training after a year-long recovery from a serious knee injury and with a bit of luck, he might be back in contention for the first team before the end of the season. Mesut Ozil was also back with the rest of the squad as he steps up his recovery from a hamstring strain suffered during our Champions League first leg with Bayern Munich last month. The German won’t be available for the Hammers game but could be in contention to face Hull on Sunday, which would be a huge boost as we head into the final stre ...
Arsene Wenger feels Arsenal can claim a top four spot ahead of Everton and win the Fa Cup as he analysed the final fixtures of the season. The Gunners sealed a spot in the Wembley final where they will face Steve Bruce's Hull City following a penalty shootout victory over Wigan on Saturday and currently trail the Toffees by two points as the quest for Champions League football intensifies .
Arsenal could miss out on a Champions League place to Everton this season, but Arsene Wenger is lining up a move for one of their best young players.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side's Champions League place is under threat after a 3-0 defeat at Everton.
Football Transfer News and Rumours: 1. Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva is considering leaving PSG. He is not enjoying his relationship with coach Laurent Blanc and was disheartened by his side's Champions League exit. (Mundo Deportivo) 2. Arsenal will replace outgoing right-back Bacary Sagna with Toulouse full-back Serge Aurier this summer. The Ivorian would cost £15 million and has said: “You can’t refuse an offer from Arsenal – it would be a dream.” (Daily Star) 3. Paris Saint-Germain are said to be weighing up the merits of hiring Arsene Wenger as the next Parc des Princes coach. ( L'Equipe) 4. Atletico Madrid would like to sign the QPR striker as a replacement for striker Diego Costa if he leaves this summer. Remy, on loan at Newcastle, has 13 goals in 23 games this season. (AS) 5. Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly looking for a new coach to replace Blanc. Their current shortlist includes Del Bosque, Simeone, Wenger and Zidane. (L'Equipe) 6. Roma are in the hunt for the goalkeeping heir to M ...
Arsene Wenger refused to say whether he rates winning the Fa Cup over qualifying for next season's Champions League.
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal can still make a success of this season by securing Champions League football and winning the Fa Cup but believes injuries to key players proved the downfall of his squad’s Premier League title challenge. Talking to the press the day after quotes from Santi Cazorla surfaced questioning the Gunners winning mentality, the boss admitted that there is always room for improvement. “You can always improve in our game,” said Wenger. “When results are not as good, you always think you can improve. There is no perfect team and we will always try to improve our squad and our team. “This season we lost key players at big important moments of the season, but we have to just to focus on finishing as well as we can. We are in a position where we can still do very well until the end of the season, that is what we want. It is not about next season, it is about this season.” Aware that reigning champions Wigan are not only on a good run in the Championship but also bolstered by the e ...
Our worst fears have just been realized. Manchester United failing to go past Bayern Munich and make it to the UEFA Champions League last four. Well we knew this may happen save for a miracle as our coach David Moyes (Moyo) is not a footballing tactian, lacks experience, strategy and foresight (like his counterpart at Arsenal, Mr. Arsene Wenger). They are both football geniuses, experts and masters of failure at football's highest level. This is a big tragedy at Manchester United caused by one man, one chief culprit, Sir Alex Ferguson. Surely even if he chose such a novice, there should have been a proper transition so the novice can get a hang of the ropes than throw him into the deep end the way it has been done. Were we expecting instant miracles from this novice? Hence the saying or adage "you reap what you sow". One the other hand, I can't believe that Barcelona failed to go past Atletico Madrid and make it to the last four. Totally shocked. Such is football. Time for an overhaul at Old Trafford. Goo ...
As Barcelona eye a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League, Arsene Wenger waxes lyrical about Cesc Fabregas and analyses his former star. Continue reading →
38:00 AM The midfielder claims he has asked his Spain team-mate to join Arsene Wenger's side but admits his compatriot's situation at the Santiago Bernabeu is "very complicated" Santi Cazorla is keen for Iker Casillas to join Arsenal this summer and has revealed the club are interested in signing the Real Madrid goalkeeper. The 32-year-old shot-stopper has featured in all 10 of his club's Champions League fixtures this season but has failed to make an appearance in La Liga, with Carlo Ancelotti preferring Diego Lopez for Primera Division games. Madrid captain Casillas claimed in March that he is prepared to see out his contract, which ends in 2017, but Cazorla says his fellow Spain international will consider his future at the end of the campaign. “I’ve told him [I want him to join Arsenal], but so far he has just been curious about my experience in England,” the attacking midfielder told Sport360 . “His situation is very complicated, but he has to make a decision. “Lots of clubs want him, inclu ...
Here's Arsene Wenger trying to persuade UEFA to move the goalposts so that 5 Prem teams qualify for Champions League
LONDON - It may be too soon to hail Everton's 3-0 victory over Arsenal as a changing of the guard, but one thing it does do is put the Gunners' proud Champions League status in serious doubt. For 16 successive years Arsene Wenger's side have taken their place alongside Europe's elite, but this seaso...
I normally dont like taking on Arsenal anytime they lose a match (they are fellow Londoners) but Arsenal fans like Niyi Obembe who would rather 'blame' Mourhino for the loss of every Arsenal match and still see Arsene Wenger as a 'Miracle worker' instead of calling him out for his disastrous outings so far, will never make me stop taking a soft jab at the club... In January, Arsenal.comfortably topped the Table In February, Everton was Ten points behind Arsenal. Today, they are struggling for UEFA Champions League place and one point above Everton Football Club even though Everton have got a game in hand. Gunners indeed!!
Arsenal manager: Arsene Wenger has called for the loan system to be abolished or reformed. Everton, who entertain Arsenal on Sunday, have benefited enormously from this system, with Lukaku, Barry and Gerard Deulofeu playing a huge part in the club's drive to qualify for the Champions League. Instead of him(d innocent parrot)to face his match against everton,he was busy talking abt loan system.
Arsene Wenger doesn't deserve Champions League football with some of the decisions he's made this year. Podolski and Cazorla out wide? LOL
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set for his first competitive action since Boxing Day against Everton after overcoming a thigh injury. Full-back Kieran Gibbs is a doubt with an ankle injury but Nacho Monreal should be available, Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is expected to be fit despite suffering a calf injury against Fulham last week. But captain Phil Jagielka and Steven Pienaar remain absent with hamstring and knee injuries respectively. When Roberto Martinez first met Bill Kenwright he told him he would get Everton into the Champions League. The Toffees chairman liked his ambition but even he wouldn't have been totally convinced. It's only 11 months since Martinez was in charge of Wigan and suffered relegation after defeat to Arsenal; now he knows if his Everton team beat the Gunners, the fight for a top-four berth is well and truly on. That's how far David Moyes' successor has come personally, and also illustrates the strides Everton have taken under his stewardship. Further evidence of that is ...
IRONY RELOADED: Arsene Wenger warns Arsenal not to blow their chance of a Champions League spot - 2 months after he himself blew up Arsenal's title chance by not signing quality players in the January Transfer Window.
“It is a long time ago,” quipped Arsene Wenger when asked if he saw any of his younger self in then Wigan manager Roberto Martinez. “But the dedication, certainly, yes. He has a positive philosophy. Above all, what you want is that he tries to play good football.” The two managers, who meet on Sunday in a match that will be influential in deciding whether it is Everton or Arsenal who claim the final Champions League place, are perhaps the most like-minded coaches in the Premier League. Both value vibrant attacking play, both prioritise the nurturing of young talent, both have reinvigorated clubs from the ground up. Both deal in firsts, too; whether it be the first ever unbeaten campaign in a 38-game season, or the first Fa Cup title in the 82-year history of town more associated with rugby than football. Having already ended a 21-year wait to win at Old Trafford in the short time since he was appointed Everton manager, the next hoodoo on Martinez's agenda is finishing above Arsenal for the first t ...
Arsene Wenger has admitted that securing Champions League qualification is vital for the Gunners transfer plans this summer. The Gunners are currently fourth
Real Madrid star should reject Man United in favour of Arsenal. Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata would be the main man at Arsenal, but only a supporting act at United. United & Arsenal could fight for Morata. This season aside, there’s not many things Arsenal can claim to have done better than Manchester United in the last few years. Offering plenty of first team experience to young stars looking to make a name for themselves in the game would be one. Whilst United can lay claim to having honed the skills of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, it’s their North London rivals and more specifically their long serving coach Arsene Wenger who are synonymous with taking an impressive young player, putting them in the Emirates machine and churning out a burgeoning superstar. It’s for this reason, amongst others such as Champions League football and a higher domestic finish, that the Gunners will surely have the upper hand when it comes to enticing starlets this summer. Traditionally United and Arsenal have wage ...
what were the proportions? Mine is as consistent as Arsene Wenger getting into the Champions League.
Arsenal boss on United's opponents: Bayern are WEAKER this year! "At this stage of the Champions League, it’s very rare that you can say a team will win easily," pondered Arsene Wenger in his Eurosport column while glancing at how Bayern Munich are the overwhelming favourites in their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United. The recently-crowned Bundesliga kings tackle one of the Premier League's most underwhelming outfits this season and their recent form could seemingly not be more of a contrast as they head in to the first leg, staged at Old Trafford, this evening. Wenger, though, writes that such an underdog status should not be encumbering for David Moyes' men but, instead, they should use it as a motivational ploy - that they can liberate themselves from their domestic strife by battling against the odds in Europe. United - argues Arsene - have nothing to lose. "Today, when you compare Bayern to United, people say that Bayern will qualify but Manchester United still have a lot of ...
Arsene Wenger thinks Barcelona's big-match experience could prove key when they face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Continue reading →
Any Liverpool fan in the house? I want to hear from you guys in earnest. Manchester City visit Liverpool on the weekend of the 25th Anniversary of Hillsborough. The atmosphere at Anfield will be electric. Liverpool's title to win now! Am not saying you should agree with me but that's my own opinion at least for now. Liverpool have their ever best chance to win the Premier League. It is now in their hands! If they win their next seven games they win the league and let's not forgot they went unbeaten for their last eight games of the 2012-2013 season! Of course, all the Liverpool fans are getting excited. But they're also realistic and if they don't win it, this season's a huge improvement and Champions League qualification is great anyway for them. They can just dare to dream though! On the other hand, you could see the frustration [Arsenal vs Manchester City] - on both sides - at the final whistle. Arsene Wenger will be slightly happier than Manuel Pellegrini after his team came back from behind and show ...
Chelsea certainly know how to put a dampener on Arsene Wenger's celebrations as his 1000th Arsenal game ended in their record defeat against us The league leaders sprinted out of the blocks on a sunny but cold early afternoon, Samuel Eto'o and Andre Schurrle putting us 2-0 up after only six minutes. The lead was doubled by half-time, Eden Hazard slotting a penalty and Oscar netting, the first of those also resulting in an Arsenal red card, Kieran Gibbs erroneously sent-off when Oxlade-Chamberlain should have walked. With a lead such as our 4-0 one at the interval, sides can find it hard to maintain the impetus in the second period but there was no such failing on this occasion, with Oscar and substitute Mohamed Salah completing the derby damage. The victory was also the biggest for Chelsea under Jose Mourinho's management. Team News It was all change in the double pivot area of Chelsea's midfield, with Nemanja Matic back having been ineligible for the Champions League and David Luiz returning, with Ramire ...
Rafa Benitez is much more successful coach than Arsene Wenger because with three different teams in not 18 years but much less he won the same number of trophies as Arsene Wenger. 1) CF Valencia - 2001-2002 Spanish Champion, 2003-2004 Spanish Champion, 2003-2004 The Winner of Cup UEFA ( now Europa League ) 2) FC Liverpool - 2004-2005 The Winner of Champions League 3) FC Chelsea - 2012-2013 - The Winner of Europa League The problem with the fans of Arsene Wenger is that they try to convince that the winning of English Premiership is worth more than winning of Champions League which is of course utter nonsence due to knowing that in Champions League play the Gians like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona FC which means how much stronger is that competition than the ordinary English Premiership.
Moyes has taken us to COC semi's, won the Community Shield, took us to Quarter finals of the Champions League, knocked Liverpool out of a cup and is unbeaten vs Arsenal. STILL he says he's "ashamed" of himself and will try and put it right. Arsene Wenger : 9 Trophyless seasons and not a single apology or shame.
PRE-MATCH BRIEFING: CHELSEA V ARSENAL Following this month's earlier win over Spurs, opposition from North London are the visitors in the next league home game. Club historian Feziland Pathius Phyodollico Chilowa and club statistician Paul Dutton look at the derby details… Football's oldest top-flight London derby is convened this weekend for the 182nd time. The Barclays Premier League leaders defend the best home record against the side in third, protecting the best away performance throughout the season to date. It is also the meeting of two managers, one of whom has monopolised the success up to now: Jose Mourinho is unbeaten in all 10 previous meetings with Arsenal and Arsene Wenger - five wins, five draws. Arsenal fans will hope for a sprightlier effort from their side than the corresponding league game at Emirates, when virtually the only shot on target was the one in their pre-match latte. Welcome to the home of London's only European Cup-winners, Gooners. While the Champions League is again beyo ...
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As Arsene Wenger approaches his 1000th match in charge of Arsenal, Please share your best and your worst Arsenal moment during the Wenger era. Best Moment: Finishing the season unbeaten. Worst Moment: Losing the UEFA Champions League final in 2006.
ARSENAL TARGET WANTS OUT Arsene Wenger has reportedly shown interest in signing Michy Batshuayi from Standard Liege, and the 20-year-old striker has fluttered is eyelashes in the direction of them or any other club that fancies making a move. Batshuayi is the top scorer in Belgium's Jupiler Pro League this season and, when asked whether he would be interested in a move, the forward rather let his tongue go a-wagging, as reported by the Daily Express. "I don't think I will play for Standard next season," Batshuayi said. "I want to move on. Maybe I will think about a longer stay if we play in the Champions League, but I want to progress as a player. "My preferred destinations are England or Germany. If you ask my favourite team, I'll say Arsenal. "It is a club with a good philosophy, where youngsters get their chance. I've been an Arsenal fan since I was a kid." He might as well have driven to the Emirates and blown kisses from the front row at Wenger and Steve Bould. EVERTON TRIO SET FOR NEW DEALS All look ...
ON MOYESUNITED (FOR MOYES UTD FANS BRAH) - BY Kanbei311 from /r/reddevils That was Everton's ceiling because their budget was significantly less than anyone above them. Currently, the big spending teams in the Premier League are Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United. That's the top six places occupied. Unless one of them has an atypical drop in form (i.e. Us and Tottenham this season or Liverpool for the last few seasons) 7th is about as good as it's going to get for Everton. In essence, Moyes took Everton as far as they are going to go. They might have the odd Champions League spot in the next few years or even an occasional trophy, but let's be realistic, they won't be able to do that on a consistent basis unless they're picked up by the next Alex Ferguson or a Middle-Eastern oligarch. Nobody on Everton's budget has won a trophy in the modern era without a significant slice of luck on their side. That's why I get irritated by the "hasn't won a trophy" argument. Ar ...
Arsene Wenger has held heart-to-heart talks with Mesut Ozil - and reassured him that he is central to Arsenal's plans. Manchester City's Champions League exit was compounded by a potentially serious injury to star striker Sergio Aguero. Spurs' players had a furious dressing-room bust-up after their defeat at Chelsea last weekend. Wigan boss Uwe Rosler is ready to sign Manchester City's forgotten man Jack Rodwell in an emergency loan deal. Arsene Wenger is keeping close tabs on young Valencia striker Francisco Alcacer. Fitness coach Raymond Verheijen has savaged Arsene Wenger's training methods, claiming they are to blame for Arsenal's latest injury crisis. Patrice Evra is set to join Manchester United team-mate Nemanja Vidic at Inter Milan. Mesut Ozil will miss at least five Premier League games which will make or break Arsenal's bid for the double. New Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has already held "positive" talks with boss Mauricio Pochettino and rubbished claims owner Katharina Liebherr wants to ...
Arsene Wenger branded Arjen Robben a good diver after Arsenal’s Champions League exit. Is he right to be angry?
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has said he expected more from Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger after Bayern knocked the Gunners out of the Champions League on...
Arsenal and German midfielder Mesut Ozil suffered an injury against Bayern Munich during their Champions League clash against German giants Bayern Munich. Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has said the injury is likely to keep him out for several weeks. - See more at:
Arsene Wenger claims that Arjen Robben is a "very good diver" after the Gunners' exit from the Champions League
The former Barcelona boss has accused Arsene Wenger's side of merely waiting for the Bavarians to lose the ball in the hope of hitting their hosts on the counterattack Pep Guardiola has defended Bayern Munich's performance against Arsenal on Tuesday night, claiming that it had been difficult for his troops to find space against a side that he felt had played without any ambition. The Gunners had gone into the second leg of what had been an eagerly-awaited Champions League last-16 tie trailing 2-0 on aggregate. Consequently, Guardiola was surprised by what he perceived as Arsenal's unwillingness to attack at the Allianz Arena and felt that Bayern were unlucky to win a game that ended 1-1, with Lukas Podolski having almost immediately cancelled out Bastian Schweinsteiger's 55th-minute opener for the hosts. "We had a lot of control but the opponent didn't come to push," the former Spain international told his club's official website. "It's 2-0 in the head of the players and it's not easy. We're 2-0 up and we ...
Bayern far from untouchable: Bayern Munich have been almost untouchable in the Bundesliga but their edgy performance against Arsenal suggested that the lack of competition at domestic level could hinder their European ambitions. Bayern again found the Champions League a different proposition as they struggled to break down a surprisingly cautious Arsenal in the first half of Tuesday's game and showed vulnerabilities in defence when the visitors came at them in the final half hour. The last time Bayern failed to win a competitive game was also in the Champions League last December, when they squandered a 2-0 lead and lost 3-2 at home to Manchester City. Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger also faced Bayern last season in the round of 16 and was able to make a brief comparison between last year's Champions League-winning side, coached by Jupp Heynckes, and Pep Guardiola's version this year. "Bayern are a good side but they were more vulnerable this season than last year," he told a news conference after the game. ...
"We never really put them under pressure" - Arsene Wenger rues missed opportunities as exit the
Arsenal and Arsene Wenger remain as far away as ever from Champions League glory
In a rather farcial episode, Arsenal had to withdraw young winger Ryo Miyaichi from their matchday squad to face Bayern Munich on Tuesday after it emerged that the Japan international was ineligible for the Champions League. As the 21-year-old had been at the club for over three years and was the right age, the Gunners had assumed that he did not have to be registered. But, due to his loan spells at Feyenoord, Wigan and Bolton, he had not spent the necessary time at the club to qualify. As a result, Arsene Wenger had only six of his seven substitutes at his disposal due to the clerical error and Goal is here to bring you some similar examples of administrative clangers. The North Londoners are far from the first team to overlook a youngster thinking he was eligible. AC Milan director Umberto Gandini assumed responsibility for an oversight which saw M'Baye Niang left off their list for Europe's top competition earlier this term. In the end, they were able to qualify for the last 16 without the Frenchman, b ...
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