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Category: Arsène Wenger

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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…

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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…

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The Fiver | A phonecall from Vorsprung durch Tin und Lederhosen Fünfer

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver’s German cousin, Vorsprung durch Tin und Lederhosen Fünfer, was on the blower this weekend, reader, and what a giddy mood he was in! At first, we assumed he’d been on the WeissTin again, beca…

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Arsène Wenger: Europa League final ‘little bit of a nightmare’ for Arsenal

• Mkhitaryan’s absence ‘something that should not happen’• Frenchman says he is ready for return to footballArsène Wenger has described Arsenal’s predicament in heading to Baku for the Europa League final as “a little bit of a nightmare”. The club’s fo…

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Arsène Wenger: ‘All of us have competition. My toughest one was with myself’

The former Arsenal manager tells Amy Lawrence he is enjoying life away from football but is still looking for the next big innovationWhen Arsène Wenger bade farewell to Arsenal with a theatrical bow after four uninterrupted decades in management, he co…

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Arsene Wenger: Mesut Özil is in a ‘comfort zone’ at Arsenal since signing new contract – video

Former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said the decision to offer Mesut Özil a long-term contract last year may have left the German in a “comfort zone” at the club. Özil signed the contract in January 2018, committing himself to the club until 2021 and …

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Arsène Wenger says giving Mesut Özil new deal left player in ‘comfort zone’

• Playmaker was offered deal while Frenchman was still at helm• Özil has started one game since Boxing DayArsène Wenger believes the decision to offer Mesut Özil a long-term contract last year may have left the German in a “comfort zone”.Özil ended spe…

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Tom Jenkins’s best sports photos of 2018

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from the thousands of frames that he shot during 2018 and recalls the stories behind them20mm lens 1/2000 f4 ISO 3200 Continue reading…

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Unai Emery has inherited much from the good work of Arsène Wenger | Barney Ronay

The former Arsenal manager overstayed his welcome but Unai Emery, who takes a team on a long unbeaten run to Old Trafford on Wednesday, owes Arsène Wenger a lotTowards the end of Arsenal’s north London derby victory on Sunday afternoon it was tempting …