It seems there is no doubt at all in the minds of the Arsenal hierarchy that Arsene Wenger is the man to bring the glory days back to the Gunners. The fact that a contract offer has been on the table for some time shows that Silent Stan Kroenke, Ivan Gazidis, Sir Chips Keswick and anyone else with a say, did not have to see the Frenchman steer Arsenal to FA cup glory this season, but I think the manager and players did need it.
Who do we bring in with £100 million? by KJ
It has been reported that Stan Kroenke has sanctioned a transfer kitty of £100 million for Arsene Wenger to spend this summer. I don’t know if this is a ploy to get Arsene to stay or whether it is a genuine statement by Kroenke to signal Arsenal’s intentions this summer. Either way, it is a great amount of money to spend in the summer and there aren’t too many positions we have to fill until we have a team that can consistently challenge for the title next season. So how do we spend that £100 million?
Arsene Wenger close to signing new Arsenal deal! by Ash
At the end of this season, Arsene Wenger would have completed his 18th season in charge of the Gunners having joined back in 1996. The Frenchman has gone on to win numerous trophies with the club including the elusive Premier League trophy.
Under Wenger, Arsenal have won the English League on two notable occasions, firstly at White Hart Lane and then in Arsenal’s invincible season of 2003/04. These are just two occasions in which Wenger has proved his worth to the club not to mention the FA Cups and League Cups we have also won under him. Although Arsenal have never won the Champions League, a trophy that continues to elude him, more worrying is the fact that Arsenal are currently on an eight year trophy-less streak.
It has seemed to many Arsenal fans for some time now that the majority shareholder Stan Kroenke was more concerned about running Arsenal Football Club as a profitable business rather than a successful club on the pitch. An eight year wait for a trophy, while seeing the best players like Fabregas, Cole, Nasri and van Persie sold for one reason or another, did nothing to distract from this opinion.
Wenger should not be given new contract yet by Dave N
Do Arsenal play in red and white? I wonder sometimes because everything seems either black or white with us at the minute. One minute, Wenger has lost the plot, his passion and any tactical awareness he once had. He was an accountant, a tool of the board, and many fans and football experts thought he should leave Arsenal.
Just a month or so later, and he is a tactical genius, the best manager in England, if not the universe. The Mirror reports that he is set to be offered a bumper new thee year deal, and everyone thinks it is a brilliant idea, except me.
On September 28th 1996, Arsenal Football Club signed the paperwork making the fairly unheard of Frenchman Arsene Wenger the new manager of the Gunners and the rest, as they say, is history. Wenger is now seemingly as much a part of Arsenal as the white sleeves or the cannon, and after Stan Kroenke’s glowing praise this week, things look set to continue that way for the foreseeable future.
The players have huge respect and admiration for Le Prof, while many of them, such as Aaron Ramsey, owe him a lot for his faith and for improving their careers significantly. Hopefully, they will want to repay him in the best way possible, by marking his 17th anniversary at the club with a win away to Swansea City.
The majority shareholder of Arsenal Football Club is the American billionaire Stan Kroenke, who with his family owns lots of other sports teams in America. His nickname `Silent` Stan is well earned, because we rarely hear anything from him, even on his rare visits to see the Gunners play, but he has recently given an interview and revealed a lot more than usual.
Dear Gooners, yesterday Michael wrote an excellent article about how he came about to love the Arsenal. It is great to see that it is not just the club’s successful history and prestige still attracting fans during these trophyless years, but more so the impeccable and timeless ethic our club has displayed on and off the pitch since its establishment. Arsenal just have that something that other clubs do not have. Call it swagger if you will, the way which Arsenal have conducted itself on many different fronts is something we can all be proud of.
Wenger the enabler by dboy
I have to admit that the signing of Ozil has got me excited, but having said that, I am not completely happy with the way Arsenal transfers were handled. I can’t help thinking that the signing of one big name player was the plan of Wenger and the board all along. This signing was nothing but a PR stunt on behalf of Arsene and the board to fool fans once again.
An outline of the board’s view of how to run Arsenal F.C by MJ
I have noticed people still feel that Wenger is the one to blame for Arsenal’s complete and utter failure in the transfer market. I must clarify straight away I am not what can be labelled an ‘AKB’ in fact far from it. For the last 2-3 years I have felt that Wenger has lost touch with the modern game of football. However, I do feel many of you are overlooking the ‘business model’ that has been put in place at Arsenal. Clubs are run solely by a few men in suits sat round a rather large table, in which they discuss how they wish the club to be run. They discuss all the possible routes the club can take, how to make the money and how to spend it.
The facts Arsenal fans need by Big Gun
Dear Gooners, If we are to unite as one voice to try and resolve these issues at Arsenal, we need to look at exactly what the problem is. I wrote an article not too long ago and I mentioned it, but most fans are still seeing red and will blame everything under the sun as to why Arsenal is in such a predicament.
Revolution under way at Arsenal, be a part of it. By Captain Jack
To all fellow GOONERS who have been taken for a ride for the past 8 years and looks like its going to happen for the 9th year running, unless we start doing something about it. Let me explain…