Wenger defends Sanchez after Gunners fail to find target

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to blame forward Alexis Sanchez’s performance for the goalless draw at relegation-threatened West Ham United on Wednesday, saying the entire team must improve after a lackluster display. The Chilean has been one of Arsenal’s most potent weapons in recent seasons but has scored just four Premier League goals this campaign, the latest in last month’s win over Huddersfield Town. Arsenal’s form has mirrored the Sanchez’s, with the ...

Key Arsenal trio will not be sold in January, says Wenger

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Arsenal will not sell striker Olivier Giroud, midfielder Jack Wilshere and winger Theo Walcott in the January transfer window despite their lack of playing time at the Premier League club, manager Arsene Wenger has said. The trio have started a majority of the club’s Europa League and League Cup games this season but are yet to start a league match, with Giroud making 12 substitute appearances while Wilshere has been limited to four and Walcott to three. Their ...

Arsenal beats Tottenham 2-0 to give Wenger bragging rights

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez scored first-half goals for Arsenal in a 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday, as the Gunners looked to restore a sense of supremacy in north London after a disastrous campaign last season. Mustafi’s header looped over the Spurs defense from a disputed free kick and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was unable to get anywhere near the ball as it pinged off the crossbar into the goal in the 36th minute. Sanchez’s goal came five minutes ...

Wenger: Arsenal’s Wilshere will get Premier League game time

Friday, 20 October 2017

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere will get a chance to prove himself in the Premier League, manager Arsene Wenger said after the midfielder impressed in Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League victory over Red Star Belgrade. Wilshere, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth before sustaining season-ending leg injury in April, returned to action for Arsenal in their Europa League opener against FC Cologne in September. The England international has been in good form in his three Europa League ...

Wenger brushes off talk of crisis at faltering Arsenal

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has brushed off suggestions that the north London club are in the midst of a crisis three games into the season and called for perspective after their 4-0 defeat by Liverpool in their last Premier League game. The defeat was Arsenal’s second in a row, but the manager backed his team to respond when they host Bournemouth in the league on Saturday. “I could never understand what a crisis is,” Wenger told a news conference on ...

Arsenal’s Wenger wants January transfer window scrapped

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the January transfer window must be scrapped as it leads unsettled players to focus on their next move rather than playing for their clubs. Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho were among several players who failed to secure their desired transfers in the close-season window that ended on Aug. 31 and could try again in January. Wenger believes that want-away players and fringe squad members will ...

Arsenal will prioritize Premier League, says Wenger

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League will allow them to focus their attention this season on winning the Premier League for the first time since 2004, manager Arsene Wenger has said. The Frenchman noted in May that the two most recent league champions - Chelsea and Leicester City - did not play European football during their title-winning campaigns. “For us it is a good opportunity to focus completely on the Premier League,” Wenger told British media. &ldquo ...

Lyon striker Lacazette has Arsenal medical

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette underwent a medical at Arsenal on Tuesday with a view to a 44 million pounds ($56.91 million) move, British media reported. The deal should be completed before Arsene Wenger’s squad flies to Australia on Sunday and will be for a club-record fee, beating the 42.5 million pounds Arsenal paid Real Madrid for Mesut Ozil in 2013. Lacazette’s arrival is Wenger’s first piece of significant business in the transfer window and ...

Wenger signs new two-year deal with Arsenal

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Arsene Wenger has signed a new two-year deal with Arsenal that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2019, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday. Wenger’s contract was due to end at the conclusion of the current season and the 67-year-old’s future had been the source of speculation for months.

Arsenal deny Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Arsenal salvaged some silverware from a traumatic season as they beat Premier League champion Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday thanks to Aaron Ramsey’s late winner. Chelsea had been hot favorites to complete a remarkable debut season for manager Antonio Conte but were not at their clinical best as Arsenal, who finished fifth in the league, lifted the Cup for the third time in four seasons. They have now won it a record 13 times while manager ...

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