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Category: Arsène Wenger

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For Pep Guardiola this final could start a Manchester City dynasty | Jamie Jackson

If Guardiola’s first season was about bedding in, the accent now is on trophies and the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal could be the first of three in a matter of months for CityIf Manchester City beat Arsenal in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final their ques…

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‘We were too complacent,’ says Arsène Wenger after Östersund scare

• ‘We were not focused and had no ideas,’ says Arsenal manager• Arsenal through to last 16 of Europa League despite home defeatArsène Wenger questioned the mindset of his Arsenal players, saying they were guilty of complacency, after he saw them suffer…

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan: ‘Arsenal can win Europa League. Why not?’

• Midfielder sets up two of Arsenal goals in easy 3-0 away win• ‘We have to focus on every game to ensure more success’Arsène Wenger left Sweden with a comfortable 3-0 lead from the first leg of their Europa League tie, insistent that he will take next…

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Jeremy Corbyn on racism in football, Arsenal’s ‘library’ and pricey Freddos

The Labour leader discusses the World Cup in Russia, inequality in football and taking penalties at Theresa MayA film by Copa90, of the Guardian Sport NetworkA lot has changed since we sat down with Jeremy Corbyn last May. His party has rallied, taken …

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Arsène Wenger urges change in rule that robs Arsenal of Aubameyang

• Record signing ineligible to play in Europa League this season• Manager says Arsenal must adapt quickly to 4G artificial pitchArsène Wenger has lamented the archaic rule that has left Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ineligible to face Östersund in the Euro…

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Mauricio Pochettino turns sights to Juventus after show of local authority | Amy Lawrence

Derby victory over ‘sworn enemy’ leaves Tottenham coach in bullish mood ahead of Champions League clashMauricio Pochettino felt bullish. After witnessing that rare old thing of a proper 1-0 thrashing to crown a challenging set of fixtures, with an enti…

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Arsène Wenger: ‘It was more than just a derby’ – video

Arsène Wenger said Arsenal’s one-nil defeat to Tottenham Hotspur ‘was a game we couldn’t afford to lose’ after Harry Kane’s goal proved the difference at Wembley Continue reading…

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Aubameyang can follow Thierry Henry’s lead, says Arsène Wenger

• Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ready to face Tottenham• Wenger: ‘He has played one game but Henry’s a good example’Given Thierry Henry’s status in the Arsenal pantheon, it is a big statement for Arsène Wenger to suggest that the striker Pierre-Emerick Aub…

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Arsène Wenger gilds gateposts but the Arsenal roof is still leaking | Jonathan Wilson

Despite the latest inevitable Wengerian response, there is also a recklessness in his dotage, as though the slide from the top four has liberated himThere comes perhaps a point in the lives of men at which the usual considerations no longer seem to app…

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Arsène Wenger claims English players are now the ‘masters’ of diving

Arsenal manager’s comments follow Alli’s booking for simulationGunners travel to Wembley for north London derby on Saturday Arsène Wenger contemplated the great diving debate and couldn’t resist a loaded joke ahead of the north London derby this weeken…

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Arsène Wenger’s young signings no longer succeed – has he lost his touch? | Ed Aarons

The Arsenal manager once made a habit of signing players no one had heard of and turning them into world stars, now they tend to leave the Emirates as unfulfilled talents“One day I’ll give you the list of those at the top level who have made careers wi…

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s verve gives Arsène Wenger positive buzz | Amy Lawrence

In his first Arsenal home game, the new signing’s partnership with Mesut Özil created a feelgood factor that lifted the teamWhen Mino Raiola mischievously suggested “Sánchez is part of the Mikhi deal, not the other way round”, the general consensus was…

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Mesut Özil, Yaya Sanogo and Arsène Wenger’s ticking doomsday clock | Barney Ronay

Özil and Sanogo were supposed to define the ambitions of the late-Wenger era at Arsenal. And indeed they have. Just not in the right wayThere was a murmur of foreboding last month when it emerged that the Doomsday Clock, a metaphorical timepiece that r…

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Aubameyang’s Arsenal debut may be delayed by illness, says Arsène Wenger

• Striker signed for £56m may miss Saturday’s game against Everton• Arsenal manager regrets not getting a defender in January windowArsène Wenger has revealed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may not be fit to make his Arsenal debut against Everton on Sa…

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Arsène Wenger angry at ‘unconvincing’ Arsenal after defeat by Swansea

• Arsenal manager laments ‘massive mistakes’ in latest away setback• Wenger defends inclusion of Olivier Giroud among substitutesArsène Wenger lamented the “unusual and massive mistakes” that led his team to suffer a humiliating defeat against Swansea …

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Alexis Sánchez’s missed drug test was Arsenal’s fault, says Arsène Wenger

• Wenger admits club failed to inform FA the forward was absent• Arsenal manager says Sánchez and club have ‘nothing to hide’Arsène Wenger has said Arsenal were at fault for Alexis Sánchez missing a doping test but that the club and player have “nothin…

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Arsène Wenger should keep quiet about Spurs, says Mauricio Pochettino

• Tottenham manager hits back over Wenger comments• ‘For me he is a special manager, but everyone makes a mistake’Mauricio Pochettino has told Arsène Wenger to keep quiet about Tottenham and insists all the praise heaped on Spurs is deserved.Before Ars…

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Arsène Wenger says Henrikh Mkhitaryan can recover from José Mourinho snub

• Arsenal manager has praise for new signing but turns on the press• ‘You celebrate teams who have not been in a final for 25 years‘Since Alexis Sánchez’s transfer to Manchester United was confirmed on Monday evening there has not been a single tweet f…

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Alexis Sánchez saga led to uncertainty in Arsenal squad, says Wenger

• Manager admits team morale was affected in first half of the season • ‘It is the lack of clarity; not losing players. Teams are used to that’Arsène Wenger has admitted the uncertainty surrounding Alexis Sánchez’s future at Arsenal affected his team’s…

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Jack Wilshere is an Arsenal man and I see him staying, says Arsène Wenger

• Wenger believes injury-plagued midfielder knows his body better• Danny Welbeck out of Crystal Palace game with injuryArsène Wenger believes Jack Wilshere’s upturn in form is rooted in the midfielder shedding the feeling that he is invincible. Wilsher…