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Category: Arsène Wenger

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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…

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Arsène Wenger: Regrets? I’ve had a few and David Dein leaving was one

The Frenchman was in wistful mood before his last Arsenal game and admitted the 2007 departure of the man who brought him to Highbury was a major disappointmentArsène Wenger turned them all down, every leading European club, in order to remain true to …

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Paul Tisdale takes over as the longest-serving manager in England – for now

Arsène Wenger’s departure from Arsenal means Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale will become the longest-serving manager in English football – although he might be on his way tooBy Richard Foster for The Agony and the EcstasyAs Arsène Wenger prepares to say …

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Gaël Clichy: ‘Playing for Pep Guardiola at City was a major shock’ | Will Unwin

French defender hopes to help guide Istanbul Basaksehir to a first Turkish title and is intent on conducting himself like his former manager at Manchester City would expectGaël Clichy clearly remembers the moment Pep Guardiola changed his outlook on ho…

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Arsène Wenger: European super league will force Premier League midweek

• Wenger says there will ‘certainly’ be a weekend European league• Arsenal manager says he did best work at the club from 2006-15Arsène Wenger is convinced that a seismic change to the game is afoot and that the coming years will witness the inception …

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Wenger: Arsenal will compete for the Premier League title next season – video

Outgoing manager Arsène Wenger insists that his squad has huge potential and that he expects them to compete for the title next season. Wenger resigned from his position last month after 22 years at the helm and bid an emotional farewell to fans w…

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Arsène Wenger looks to the future as he cherishes Arsenal memories – video

Arsène Wenger says he will cherish his time at Arsenal, but says now is the time for new opportunities after managing his last home game for the club in an emphatic 5-0 thrashing of Burnley on Sunday. Wenger said his 22-year reign is a ‘story that ends…

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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 says goodbye but ‘will cherish every moment I was here’

• ‘It’s very sad day for me,’ says Wenger after last home game• Arsenal will challenge next season ‘with right additions’Arsène Wenger noted a little waspishly that to please some Arsenal fans it was better he left the club, as he described the final h…