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Category: Arsène Wenger

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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 …

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Unai Emery says Arsenal lost their way under Arsène Wenger

• Manager Emery: ‘I had to change things’• Arsenal unbeaten in 16 games under SpaniardUnai Emery believes Arsenal were in decline towards the end of Arsène Wenger’s 22-year reign and “had to change things”.The club failed to finish in the top four for …

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Shouting at the tide: the addictive myth of in-game managerial efficacy | Andrew Anthony

Whether results are good or bad, we fixate on the idea that managers are accountable for what happens on the pitch. But how much can they really change after the whistle blows?This weekend, in keeping with most others, a much-scrutinised if seldom enli…

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Thierry Henry forgets about translator during first Monaco press conference – video

Thierry Henry says Pep Guardiola will provide the ‘reference’ for him as he begins his managerial career at Monaco. The France and Arsenal legend starts his ‘dream job’ with a trip to Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on Saturday.’This club will alw…

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Arsène Wenger ‘ready to work again’ with several job options on table

• Former Arsenal manager expects to start work in new year• Wenger: ‘There are enquiries from all over the world’Arsène Wenger says he has received “enquiries from all over the world” as he plans a return to football in January. Related: Football trans…

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Football transfer rumours: Arsène Wenger to take PSG role?

Today’s fluff would quite like to go back to bedPeople who know Arsène Wenger say that since stepping down as Arsenal overlord, there is a fresh spring in his stride. Although it was not a decision he relished taking, the 68-year-old looks liberated, s…

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Arsène Wenger enjoying life after Arsenal and yet to decide next move

• ‘I can sit for hours contemplating the horizon,’ says Wenger• Wenger confirms Thierry Henry interested in Bordeaux jobArsène Wenger has indicated he will wait a few more weeks before deciding on his future but admitted he is enjoying his spare time s…

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Hair of Hleb, essence of Bischoff but when will we see the real Ramsey? | Barney Ronay

Post-Wenger era at Arsenal gives the semi-explored player the chance to become the complete midfielder under EmeryHow can I begin anything new with all of yesterday inside me, a wise man once wrote: not talking about Arsenal in the post-Wenger days but…

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‘Proud to be part of the Arsenal family,’ declares Unai Emery’s website

• Website of former Paris Saint-German coach says deal is done• 46-year-old yet to be confirmed as Arsène Wenger’s successorThe man who is set to be named as the new Arsenal manager has already joined the club – according to Unai Emery’s official websi…

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Unai Emery’s grasp of detail can succeed at Arsenal after PSG problems

The tactically astute and well prepared Spaniard will find a more receptive audience in the Emirates dressing room than with an unruly PSG squadNeymar is not one for ‘homework’, but that didn’t stop Unai Emery. “We are analysing some videos with him to…

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Arsène Wenger: ‘I haven’t emptied my desk and in a way I am still in shock’

In his first major interview since leaving Arsenal the manager discusses his future, not being consulted over his successor and whether Mikel Arteta has the qualities for the jobArsène Wenger is finishing his breakfast in the Paris hotel where he has b…

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Arsenal were close to signing Ronaldo and tried to sign Messi, says Wenger

• Arsène Wenger reflects on how he tried to sign both in 2003• ‘Ronaldo was very close. Messi didn’t work because of agents’Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could have played together at Arsenal had things worked out differently.Arsène Wenger, who to…

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Mikel Arteta is strong favourite to replace Arsène Wenger at Arsenal

• Arteta considering his backroom team after positive talks• Former captain seen as better fit than Max Allegri by clubMikel Arteta is the strong favourite to be appointed as successor to Arsène Wenger at Arsenal, with productive talks having progresse…

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David Squires on … Arsène Wenger and the North Bank Redemption

Our cartoonist on why some birds aren’t meant to be cagedView all of David’s cartoons here Continue reading…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photographyThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Arsène Wenger bows out with a light heart at end of 22-year Arsenal affair | Amy Lawrence

The sun shone on the departing manager at Huddersfield and in the 22nd minute he received a standing ovation from the entire crowdThe final bow was a grand sweeping gesture, with the kind of flourish that would not look out of place on a Broadway stage…

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Arsenal, the Arsène Wenger years – in pictures

As Arsène Wenger prepares to hang up his famous coat for the last time, we take a look at some of the highs and lows of his career at Arsenal, as seen through the lens of Guardian and Observer photographer Tom Jenkins Continue reading…

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Life down an Arsène Wenger YouTube rabbit hole at three in the morning

As the Arsenal manager takes his leave, writers for Arseblog tell a fellow Gooner what it feels like to lose such a key part of their lives after 22 yearsArsène Wenger’s head fell off and rolled across the glass table before plunging on to my living ro…

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Arsène Wenger at Arsenal: a complicated legacy of self parody – video

As Arsène Wenger said farewell to the Emirates – a stadium that, as much as anything, will stand as his legacy – the mind was drawn back to the end of the season 14 years ago. Back in 2004, Arsenal had gone through the league unbeaten and, as pundits q…

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Arsène Wenger quiz: 22 questions on his 22-year reign at Arsenal

He is the most successful Arsenal manager in their history but can you remember the details of his 1,234 games in charge?Which football club did Wenger support as a child?Borussia MönchengladbachParis Saint-Germain MonacoNiceWenger earned a Master’s de…