Having failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League thanks to a disappointing fifth-place finish in the Premier League last term, Arsenal now face the serious prospect of missing out for the second season running. Prior to the 2016/17 campaign, the Gunners had made it into Europe’s elite competition every season since 1997.
While such a record may not seem like anything to panic about, it should be taken into consideration the impact that finishing outside of the top four can have a on a club over the long term. Former Champions League regulars such as Liverpool and more recently, Manchester United, have struggled to get back into the competition after repeatedly missing out on the top four. In fact, the Manchester side only returned to the competition this season after a two-year absence thanks to a rule change which offered the Europa League winners a spot in the group stages. Continue reading
Arsenal were humiliated for a third successive game versus German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich as they were beaten by the same scoreline yet again – 5-1.
Bayern Munich scored all five goals in the final 36 minutes of the game at the Emirates, leading to more and more calls for the Gunners boss to be dismissed this month, or at least before the start of next season. Continue reading
With Arsenal crashing out of the FA Cup at the weekend to Watford, the calls for Arsene Wenger to step down will undoubtedly become even louder. There is little chance of anything happening before the end of the season but even the most ardent Wenger fans may accept that it could be time for a change in the summer.
Possible league champions only a few weeks ago, Arsenal are now eight points adrift of title favourites Leicester at the top and out of both domestic cups. They are still in the Champions League but face the unenviable task of clawing back a tie from Barcelona. Many will think that a new manager is the answer. But who is in contention? Continue reading
Mohamed Elneny is not such a well-known player at least in comparison other prominent figures who either joined or left a club during the previous transfer window but Arsene Wenger is extremely aware of what the Egpytian has to offer and the French manager has explained some of his reasons of why he decided to sign Elneny and what he is planning to do with his only winter transfer window signing.
Arsene Wenger has claimed that he would not be a happy man without football during Christmas, as it has become a part of him over the last two decades or so.
Many new managers coming to the Premier League have complained about the excessive amount of fixtures during the Christmas period. However, the manager like Wenger, who came to the English league in 1996, says that it has been a part of the English game and it adds to the drama. Many teams have lost to the title during this period mainly because they have been unable to cope with the large number of matches in a short amount of time.
Arsene Wenger is disappointed that Liverpool showed Brendan Rodgers the exit door. According to Wenger, Rodgers did a wonderful job at Merseyside and took the club forward during his reign and had the luck been on his side, he would have been able to taste glory in the top tier in 2013-14.
Liverpool looked almost certain to clinch the league during that season, only to be denied towards the end by the Blues who beat them in an extremely important game to allow Manchester City, which was no. 2 in the table at that stage, to attain the top spot. Continue reading
As an Arsenal fan, you’ll know that the club – based in Holloway, North London – has competed in numerous national and international competitions. The club’s goalscoring record is held by Thierry Henry. The French football player has scored 228 goals in total. The Paris-born footballer soared past the record previously held by Ian Wright who scored 185 goals.
Back in August French football manager, Wenger, sold Robin van Persie to Manchester United for £24million. Many Arsenal fans (and some non-Arsenal fans) thought the move was a foolish one, but whether the team lost their best player or not, they certainly got a good price for him. Sir Alex Ferguson was the first to recognize this. According to Ferguson this was helped by Wengers’s superb haggling technique. Continue reading
It was only several weeks ago that people were suggesting that the partnership between Arsene Wenger and new assistant manager Steve Bould was a match made in heaven and was going to make a huge difference to the Gunners’ season this year. However, following several poor results, former player Stewart Robson is suggesting this is not the case and claims that he has heard there is friction between the two. Continue reading
Out of all the managers in the Premier League, it could be argued that Arsene Wenger has been the one that has always concentrated on flair over physical attributes. The Gunners boss now claims that the rest of Europe is moving this way and says that those players that rely on more physical attributes are getting less of a chance to shine. Continue reading
Few people can argue that the Gunners have missed Jack Wilshere’s presence incredibly over the past year or so and the midfielder will certainly be welcomed back into the first team with open arms. Fortunately, it looks as though fans won’t have to wait too long before they see the 20-year-old back in contention, after the player successfully came through a game for the club’s Under-21 squad on Monday evening. Continue reading