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Category: Arsène Wenger

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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 …

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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…