Suffering is part of my job, says Arsenal manager Wenger

Friday, 9 March 2018

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says suffering is all part of being a manager and admits he has had his fair share of late. Yet the smile returned to the Frenchman’s face on Friday after his side snapped a four-match losing streak to beat AC Milan 2-0 in the San Siro the previous evening and close in on the quarter-finals of the Europa League. “Any manager will tell you that when you don’t get results the first thing affected is the mood, the lack of ...

Arsenal need to be more clinical to beat Man City, says Wenger

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged his team to make the most of their chances when they face Manchester City for the second time this week in Thursday’s Premier League clash.The north London outfit were brushed aside by a dominant City side in last Sunday’s League Cup final with Pep Guardiola’s team converting all three of their shots on target to win 3-0 while Arsenal failed to convert either of their chances.“We are very disappointed because we lost an important ...

Wenger: Arsenal were complacent in Ostersund defeat

Friday, 23 February 2018

Arsenal’s poor showing in the 2-1 defeat by Ostersund in Thursday’s Europa League last-32 tie was due to complacency, the Premier League club’s manager Arsene Wenger has said. The north London club fell behind to two quick Ostersund goals in the first half before Sead Kolasinac reduced the deficit after half-time but Arsenal were unable to make a comeback. Despite their loss, Arsenal progressed to the last-16 on aggregate but Wenger was not happy with his team’s ...

Wembley will feel like home for Arsenal, says Merson

Friday, 9 February 2018

Arsenal’s trip to Wembley for Saturday’s crucial North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur will feel like a home game because of their outstanding record at the national stadium, according to former Arsenal forward Paul Merson. The sides meet at Wembley for the first time since 1993 in a lunchtime kickoff that has taken on huge importance in the battle to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League. Tottenham have shaken off their early teething problems at their temporary ...

Everton in negotiations to sign Walcott from Arsenal

Friday, 12 January 2018

Everton manager Sam Allardyce said on Friday that the club are in negotiations to sign England international Theo Walcott from Arsenal. The 28-year-old forward has struggled to hold down a regular first-team slot at the Emirates Stadium this season and is reported to be keen to move after 12 years at the club with a view to securing a place in the England squad for the upcoming World Cup. “You’re all aware of our interest in Theo Walcott,” said ...

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 ...

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