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Category: Arsène Wenger

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Nessun Dorma podcast: France 98 and Arsenal’s glorious Double winners

The show about 1980s and 1990s football on the year France conquered the world and a Frenchman conquered EnglandStuck indoors, wary of other people and the outside in general, with hours and hours of time to fill for an indefinite period? Yeah, us too….

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Nessun Dorma podcast: France 98 and Arsenal’s glorious Double winners

The show about 1980s and 1990s football on the year France conquered the world and a Frenchman conquered EnglandStuck indoors, wary of other people and the outside in general, with hours and hours of time to fill for an indefinite period? Yeah, us too….

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Youri Djorkaeff: ‘I was in love with England, its fans and weather’

The World Cup winner discusses his old teammates, his job at Fifa and why he rejected Liverpool for BoltonBy Richard Foster for The Football MineYouri Djorkaeff played alongside some of the greatest footballers of his generation. “Zizou was amazing,” h…

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Arsenal have specialised in failure at Old Trafford for decades

Arsenal have won as many league titles in the last 40 years as they have won league games away at Manchester UnitedBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogMany clubs have struggled at Old Trafford in the Premier League era, but it’s perhaps surprising …

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Wenger: European Super League would ‘destroy’ the Premier League – video

Former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger believes that a European Super League featuring the biggest names in club football would ‘destroy’ the Premier League. ‘I don’t believe that Europe is ready for that,’ the former Gunners boss said. Wenger also warne…

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The absurdity of Mesut Özil’s exile, yet another top talent cut adrift | Jonathan Liew

Arsène Wenger must despair at the inefficiency in the game, embodied by the German midfielder’s omissionThere’s been something strangely disconcerting about seeing Arsène Wenger back on our screens, promoting his new book. Almost every interviewer he h…

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Arsène Wenger: ‘A sense of anger, humiliation, hate … every defeat is still a scar on my heart’ | Donald McRae

Former Arsenal manager reflects on his 22 years in charge of the club, how hurt he was by malicious rumours when he first arrived and how he has managed to move on from his life’s obsessionArsène Wenger still believes he could milk a cow but, as he say…

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Arsène Wenger: ‘I try to read everything that helps me understand human beings’

The erudite Frenchman who transformed English football takes questions from politicians, artists, readers – and José Mourinho. Introduction by Tim LewisArsène Wenger often imagines what he will say to God when he dies. In most of these exchanges, God a…

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Mikel Arteta knows Arsenal must seize FA Cup opportunity this time

Manager was part of Arsène Wenger’s squad that lifted trophy at Wembley in 2014 and 2015 but failed to build on it afterwardsIt was May 2015 and Arsenal’s prospects looked shinier than at any point in the previous five years. They had qualified directl…

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My favourite game: when Blackburn stunned Arsenal in the 2013 FA Cup | Michael Butler

As a Rovers fan living across the road from the Emirates, it was a great feeling to watch this scrappy win even from the home endIt is a wonderful thing to live next to a football ground. Every other week my road, bordering the Emirates Stadium, would …

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My favourite game: when Blackburn stunned Arsenal in the 2013 FA Cup | Michael Butler

As a Rovers fan living across the road from the Emirates, it was a great feeling to watch this scrappy win even from the home endIt is a wonderful thing to live next to a football ground. Every other week my road, bordering the Emirates Stadium, would …

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Celebrating Arsène Wenger’s eclectic mix of right-backs at Arsenal

Wenger was ridiculed for his love of buying creative central midfielders, but he rarely erred when signing right-backsBy Eryk Delinger for The SquallNone of Arsène Wenger’s achievements at Arsenal – the Invincibles, the way he reshaped English football…

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From the Hungarians to Wenger – how Europeans shaped English football

As part of our This is Europe week we look at how the game has been influenced by teams, managers and players from the continentAlf Ramsey didn’t have much time for foreigners – and for him that meant anybody who wasn’t English. “Welcome to Scotland,” …

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Wenger’s offside plans offer sense but not the whole VAR solution

Goals should not be ruled out because an armpit was ahead of the last defender but issues with remote refereeing run deeperThank goodness for Arsène Wenger. It is about time someone with a genuine appreciation of the game stepped in to prevent VAR’s re…

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Arsène Wenger uses Fifa role to propose new offside law amid marginal VAR calls

‘You will no longer have decisions about millimetres’Changes to be considered by Ifab in FebruaryArsène Wenger is pressing to change the offside rule in his role as Fifa’s head of global development and his proposal could be passed in time for the Euro…

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Mikel Arteta: can Arsenal’s new man lead them back to glory? – video

Arsenal have announced Mikel Arteta as their new manager. The 37-year-old spent five seasons at Arsenal as a player, becoming club captain and winning two FA Cups. After leaving Arsenal in 2016, Arteta joined Manchester City’s coaching staff …

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Freddie Ljungberg to consult Arsène Wenger before first Arsenal home game

• ‘He was here for 22 years so he has a lot of experience’• Arsenal’s interim manager also plans to speak to ErikssonFreddie Ljungberg plans to consult Arsène Wenger before his taking charge of his first home match as Arsenal’s interim manager against …

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Arsène Wenger lands new Fifa role as head of global football development

• Former Arsenal manager to oversee progress at all levels• Wenger had been linked with Bayern Munich vacancyArsène Wenger has taken up a new role with Fifa as its chief of global football development, the game’s world governing body has announced. Wen…

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Football transfer rumours: Emmanuel Dennis to Leicester City?

Today’s tell-all is quantum, baby Not content with all the praise being lavished on his exciting Leicester side as they chase a top-four finish, Brendan Rodgers is hoping to earn even more by bringing in several January recruits. Emmanuel Dennis is a 2…

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Arsène Wenger: ‘I’ve not decided if I am going back into management’

• Bayern Munich targeting Wenger for managerial vacancy • Former Arsenal coach would ‘not refuse’ to talk to German clubArsène Wenger maintains he is not in discussions with Bayern Munich about their managerial vacancy – but would “never refuse” to tal…