WENGER SAYS NO TO DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL AT ARSENAL

Posted on June 2, 2017 in Arsenal News

Long-time Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed the idea of working under a director of football at the Emirates despite the sky high level of dissatisfaction from fans.


The club wants to create the new role, as other top sides, whether Wenger agrees to stay or not.

Arsenalhave reportedly started looking out for potential candidates. The director of football at German side Borussia Dortmund Michael Zorc, the head of international recruitment at Arsenal Francis Cagigao, and former Gunners star and current technical director at Ajax Marc Overmars are some of the likely candidates.

After Arsenal yet again failed to deliver a real challenge in the Premier League, the Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis is keen on restructuring the club this summer. Wenger himself said he did not fully understand the meaning of Gazidis’ statement when he said there situation was a “catalyst for change.” The relationship between Wenger and Gazidis is believed to be strained. However, Wenger has said clearly that he would not stay under a director of football.

“No. I don’t know what ‘director of football’ means. Is it somebody who stands in the road and directs play right and left? I don’t understand and I never did understand what it means. Sorry, no. I’m not prepared to talk about that. (more…)

Arsene Wenger Predicts Tough Time Ahead for Spurs in New Stadium

Posted on May 25, 2017 in Arsenal News

Arsene Wenger says that it is likely that Spurs’ progress will be halted by the move to a new stadium.


The club have been one of the most improved division over the last two years. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has been able to bring success to the club without spending a lot of money. However, Wenger says that the club will be facing a cash crunch when they move to the new £750 million stadium at the start of the 2018-19 season. This brand-new stadium will have the ability to manage Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in terms of capacity while being able to do significantly better in every other regard.

Arsenal moved into the Emirates stadium just over a decade ago and faced a lot of issues with regard to finances. Wenger was unable to spend much money in the transfer window, and he predicts that Spurs will face a similar situation after the move to this brand-new stadium. (more…)

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Arsene Wenger Displeased with Criticism of Hector Bellerin

Posted on May 4, 2017 in Arsenal News Blog

Arsenal players and the coaching staff have been facing a lot of anger from the supporters over a disappointing campaign.


The club are sixth in the table with a seven-point deficit to Manchester City, who occupy the final Champions League qualification spot. As a result, Arsenal are looking set to miss out on the premier European competition for the first time in more than two decades. There have been huge calls for Arsene Wenger to step down at the end of the campaign. The manager has reportedly been offered a two-year contract by Arsenal. His current deal with Arsenal ends in the summer.

Hector Bellerin is the latest Arsenal player to face a huge backlash from fans, as he was booed by a section of Arsenal’s own supporters in the recent game against Crystal Palace. The club suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat against their London rivals. The result put more pressure on the club, who are facing a tough run of games in the end of the campaign. Wenger has recalled that was one of the best players for the club until November. (more…)

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Wenger Turns Back the Clock as FA Cup Final Awaits

Posted on May 2, 2017 in Arsenal News

Like an old-school dad trying on his first pair of jeans, Arsene Wenger has relented for the first time since his spectacled, waist-height jacket days to implement a 3-4-3 system that is seemingly in vogue this season.

It was in May 1997, when Olive were top of the charts with ‘You’re Not Alone’ and Derby County fans were bidding farewell to the Baseball Ground, that Wenger was last tempted by a three-pronged defensive back-line.

In a match where Tony Adams saw red after just 13 minutes, Dennis Bergkamp’s sublime chip remains the stand-out moment of a day where Arsenal secured a third-placed finish. (more…)

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Patrick Vieira Identifies the Reason for Arsene Wenger’s Struggles

Posted on April 27, 2017 in Arsenal News

Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira claims that his former boss Arsene Wenger have been let down by his players more than any other factor.


There have been increasing calls for Wenger to leave the club at the end of the season. His contract runs out in the summer, and he is yet to decide on staying at Arsenal. He has admitted that the calls from fans to step down will certainly play a role in his decision, but it won’t be the decisive factor. Wenger will be deeply disappointed by the result in the last few months.

Heavy defeats against the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich have put on the club once again in a position to challenge for the top four. They will not be contention for the Champions League after having been knocked out of the competition in the last 16 stage for yet another campaign. (more…)

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Players asks Arsene Wenger about his Future Coaching Plans

Posted on March 25, 2017 in Arsenal News Blog

Arsene Wenger is understood to have been asked by his employers to let them know what his plans are as far as his coaching career is concerned.


Wenger’s been able to keep everyone guessing in terms of his plans so far, but, now it’s starting to concern the Gunners’ hierarchy a little bit and they are getting itchy. And that is obvious from their point of view.

If Wenger keeps mum like this and then conveys to them just a couple of weeks before the end of the season that he is walking away, it will be a difficult situation for them because they don’t have any coach on their radar so far.

But, if they get to know about that right now, they will have enough time to be able to search the right candidate. They wouldn’t want themselves to be forced to appoint just anyone in a hurry. (more…)

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Arsenal Collapsed against Bayern Munich, Admits Arsene Wenger

Posted on March 4, 2017 in Arsenal News

Arsene Wenger has claimed that his team collapsed in the 5-1 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.


Arsenal are once again starring at the possibility of going out of the Champions League knockout stages rather early. This was the third defeat for the team in the last four matches, and one that raises pressure on manager Wenger to great highs. The Frenchman has been coming under increasing pressure from fans to step down from his role. Despite being injured after the gunners for more than two decades, Wenger has seen a lot of uncertainty surrounding his role in the last couple of years.

Fans, who have stood by him even during the toughest times, have seen that there is no light at the end of the tunnel when Wenger remains in charge. Despite being the only Premier League manager to have stayed unbeaten throughout the campaign, it seems that Wenger does not match the best in the business of late. At 67 years of age, it seems that his tactical knowledge has also not been up to date. (more…)

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SANCHEZ TO MISS FA CLASH WITH SOUTHAMPTON

Posted on February 7, 2017 in Arsenal News

Alexis Sanchez is set to miss the game against Southampton when Arsenal face them this weekend in the FA Cup fourth round.


The coach Arsene Wenger is likely to stick with his squad rotation policy which would see the Chile international sit on the bench during the tricky fixture.

Sanchez would not be happy with missing out but the French tactician would play Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck ahead of the rest of the team as Arsenal hope to get pass the Saints. Lucas Perez is another likely option.

German playmaker Mesut Ozil could likely not feature in the clash but Sanchez would surely throw tantrums if he misses the game on the sidelines. The passionate player was inconsolable when he was pulled out in the clash against Swansea recently despite the team leading 4-0. (more…)

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Arsenal Should Not Yield to Ozil and Sanchez Demands, Says Gary Neville

Posted on January 21, 2017 in Arsenal News

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville reckons that Arsenal should not be held to a ransom in their efforts to keep Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. Both players have less than 18 months remaining on their contracts.


There is interest from Manchester United in Mesut Ozil, while Sanchez has been linked with an incredible offer from the Chinese super league. Neville says that it is vital that Arsenal do everything in their powers to keep the players, but he reckons that it should not come at the cost of destroying the philosophies and believes that the club has acquired over the years.

It is reported that both players are demanding wages in the region of £ 300,000 per week, while Arsenal are unwilling to meet the combined figure of £ 600,000 per week for both players. The gunners currently have Ozil on a contract worth £ 120,000 per week and they are likely to extend it only to as far as £ 180,000 a week. (more…)

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Arsenal Can’t Just Rely on Alexis Sanchez

Posted on January 19, 2017 in Arsenal News

Arsenal’s battle to win the Premier League title has come slightly off the rails over the past month with back-to-back defeats to Everton and Manchester City. They were even forced to come from three goals down to salvage a point away to Bournemouth to keep themselves in the mix.

The Gunners are following the trend that has dogged them over the past 13 years in their pursuit of securing another top-flight crown. Since last lifting the title in the 2003-04 campaign, Arsene Wenger’s men have hit the self-destruct button several times in the second halves of seasons, including last term, when they lost out to Leicester City. (more…)

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