Category Archives: Wenger News

Can Arsenal really catch Chelsea? Wenger says YES!

When Arsenal meekly lost to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend, most Gooners became resigned to fighting out for fourth place in the League again come the end of the season, but Arsene Wenger believes that our title challenge is far from over.

“Chelsea will also have a difficult period in the season.”Wenger said.”Our schedule was extremely difficult and I have the belief that we can close the gap to them.”

Wenger – Arsenal can make history against Chelsea

Arsene Wenger is well aware that he has not beaten Jose Mourinho as Chelsea boss in eleven games with Arsenal, but he believes that he now has a team capable of shocking the League leaders at Stamford Bridge. Last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a 6-0 rout over the Gunners, but Wenger is only looking forward. Wenger told Arsenal.com: “If football was just a repeat of the past then you wouldn’t play at all because it would be too predictable,”

Should Wenger have left Arsenal in 2006?

Would Arsenal have been better off if Wenger had quit in 2006? by Paul

Undoubtedly a new era had besmirched Arsenal come 2006 as the curtain finally came down on Highbury. However was this change of ground the only necessary change needed for the Arsenal? The club and more importantly the fans now had a mounting appetite for success which would go starved over the next seven years.

Wenger should be applauded for keeping Arsenal afloat for 8 years

Arsene Wenger’s brilliance

A good and stable manager is often the hallmark of an amazing football club. Arsene Wenger is now the premier league’s longest serving manager with 16 years of managing Arsenal experience under his belt. Under his brilliant leadership, the gunners have created a high level of consistency season after season. Many often forget the brilliance of Arsene Wenger due to that nine year trophy drought that we suffered. However when the trophy drought ended, many were returning to stand by Arsene. This article shall be one to dedicate to our longest serving manager and how he has single handedly ensured that Arsenal remains one of the top clubs in the world, season after season.

Why Arsenal MUST win another trophy this season

Arsene Wenger has to follow up the FA Cup victory with more silverware this season by SE

A lot has gone on, after that crushing defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day last season, for Wenger and the Arsenal faithful. From receiving criticism for his inactivity in the transfer market last English summer to nearly winning the Premier League, and finally ending the 9-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup, Arsene Wenger ended the tempestuous 2013/14 campaign on a high.

Wenger – I am staying at Arsenal

The record breaking 1000 game manager Arsene Wenger has decided to end speculation about whether he will be signing yet another extension to his Arsenal contract or not.

He is quoted in the Daily Mirror as telling a TV interviewer that that there is no doubt he will continue at the Emirates. Here is an extract from the article:

The interviewer asked: Will you stay or will you go at the end of the season?

The Frenchman, who has been the Gunners’ manager since 1996, replied: “Look, I’ve said that many times already, I’ve given my word to this club and I want to continue where I am.”

Why Arsenal MUST invest in strength to go with skill

Lack of physical aggression and attacking mobility are main problems for Arsenal! by Gooneristic Truth

I must say that what I find most hard to believe is that Arsenal fans were actually optimistic for a good result against Chelsea. I guess that’s what being a football fan is all about sometimes… Optimism! I remember telling a friend after the Liverpool beating that we should anticipate one or two more of such disastrous results before the end of the season. Not that I wish my team bad, but I am a believer of living within the confines of reality.

Classic funny Wenger story from an Arsenal legend

Arsenal players past and present, as well as fellow managers and all sorts of people connected with football, have been talking about Arsene Wenger and his achievements as the Frenchman’s 1000th game in charge of the Gunners approaches.

Some, like Jose Mourinho and Harry Redknapp sound like they have had to have their arms twisted up their backs and could not resist diluting their comments with criticism or little digs at Wenger, while others like Sir Alex Ferguson have been surprisingly warm and generous in their appreciation of the Arsenal boss. The Mirror has a page dedicated to Wenger where you can read the different tributes nad analysis of his Arsenal career.

999 is not an emergency number for Arsenal boss

Around about this stage of last season, Arsene Wenger was under more pressure than he had ever been since taking over the reins at Arsenal Football Club back on October 1st 1996. But that all seems long ago as the Frenchman affectionately known as Le Prof approaches the massive milestone of his 1000th game as the Arsenal manager.

Even though the Gunners title challenge has fallen away a bit in the last couple of months, this season has seen a rejuvenation of Arsenal’s ability to compete and that has put a real smile back on the faces of the fans. Things are looking good for Wenger and his players to get their hands on a trophy again and the future is looking bright with money rolling in and the Emirates stadium debt almost gone.

Wenger hoping Arsenal are involved in tight finish for the title…..

Wenger wants to take the Premier League chase right to the end! by  Ash
You may be a little confused to hear that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants the Premier League title chase to last right until the end because surely if the Gunners could run away with it then that would be better, however we must take the more realistic assumption that perhaps Wenger now recognises we are no longer favourites.
Arsene Wenger told Sky Sports:
“I hope it will be tight until the end, because then it will be interesting and if you are consistent then you have a chance to win. You need to be at your best to find the resources to win games, this is a big game for us and of course this weekend we just want to focus on the three points. We got the three points against Sunderland who are a tricky team, so we want to do it again. We have to look at our results, just focus on that and not speculate too much because we’re in a period where we have to move forward.”

Arsenal were top of the Premier League for most of the season and saw little movement between clubs in top spot between late October until early February, however since then our tough testing period of games has come and gone and its left the Gunners in a tricky situation. Considering that both Chelsea and Manchester City are major title rivals this season, it may worry you to know that although we are just one point behind Chelsea and two ahead of City, City do have a game in hand, which on current form they are more than likely to win.  This means they would go top of the league on their extraordinary goal difference, with Chelsea in second and Arsenal in third.

Wenger admits that Stoke will be a tough fixture

With the title race hotting up, Arsenal are still hanging on Chelsea’s shirt tails, and with the leaders contesting a relatively easy game against relegation fodder Fulham, Arsenal really need to take all three points from this weekends visit to the Brittania Stadium.

Wenger is fully aware that Stoke can be hard to beat at home, but he is hoping that the two-day break he awarded his players will allow them to arrive fully refreshed. Wenger said: “Stoke is a big game for us. We have to focus on our results because we are in a period where we have to push on.

Arsenal Debate – Should Wenger have given the players a rest ?

Arsene Wenger defends his decision to give the players some time off! by Ash

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been criticised for allowing the Arsenal players to take two days off this week following the end to their hectic schedule. The Gunners played five times in just over two weeks and a half, four of which games featured playing some of the best teams in Europe. In the two week period Arsenal played in three competitions and faced Liverpool twice, Manchester United and Bayern Munich, all before a more settling 4-1 win against Sunderland last weekend in the Premier League.