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Bayern manipulated behind the scenes – Wenger on Arsenal losing Gnabry 0

Posted on October 09, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has opened up on the way the club lost the services of Serge Gnabry, who has gone on to shine for Bayern Munich.

Gnabry made his professional debut for Arsenal at the age of 17, back in 2012 when he entered a League Cup clash against Coventry City in the 72nd minute in the place of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and he went on to play a total of 18 games for the club before leaving on loan to West Bromwich Albion in 2015. The temporary move was cancelled and he returned to the Emirates the following winter due to not getting enough game-time with the Baggies. Wenger says he tried to “rebuild” him following that “very bad experience” which had destroyed his confidence.

Pepe needs time at Arsenal – Wenger 0

Posted on October 08, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Nicolas Pepe should be given time to adapt to playing for Arsenal, according to former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

After failing to land Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace this summer with two bids reportedly rejected for the Ivorian, the club moved on and signed Pepe from Lille for £72 million. Since the start of the season, the 24-year-old has played in every competitive game apart from the 5-0 thrashing of Nottingham Forrest in the Carabao Cup. His total at the moment stands at one goal and three assists from 10 games, eight in the Premier League (six starts), and two in the Europa League.

Wenger claims he tried to sign Sancho 0

Posted on September 11, 2019 by Harry Kettle

We’ve all seen and heard a lot from former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger over the course of the last year or so, as he continues to come to terms with the fact that he is no longer in charge of the club. While that may sound ridiculous to say out loud, it’s true, because the guy just doesn’t seem to understand that he is no longer in charge and a lot of people don’t really value what he has to say anymore.

Emery & Wenger – stop with the comparisons 0

Posted on September 04, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The new Premier League season is just a few weeks old, and at this stage of proceedings, we’d argue that things are going pretty well. The Gunners are off to a fairly decent start and while they may have dropped points against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, they’re positioned well to come flying out of the blocks when the international break comes to an end.

Lyon and PSG fight it out for Arsene Wenger 0

Posted on April 28, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Ligue One outfits Lyon and PSG are eying moves for former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. Both are reportedly consisting appointing the veteran French boss as their general manager, which would be similar to the role he had at Arsenal.

Wenger has been out of work since last summer

The Frenchman’s last role in football was of course at Arsenal, which ended last summer. He had been linked with a number of roles since his exit from the Gunners, including Everton last summer and Fulham mid-season.

Wenger backs Viei- just stop 0

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The past is the past in this crazy world we call football, and yet, looking back on the good old days still seems to be a favourite past-time of old school fans (and even some new ones). It’s as if some supporters are so unbelievably pessimistic about what’s going on in the here and now that they feel the need to regurgitate the success that their team experienced in years gone by. It’s a weird sensation, but hey, if it makes fans feel better then who are we to judge?

Arsenal star talks about ‘taking the next step’ in his career 0

Posted on March 23, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal central midfielder Granit Xhaka has raised question marks over his future with the club in an interview with a publication in his homeland.

In part of the interview with newspaper Tagblatt, Xhaka is quoted as saying: “I’m very ambitious, I want to take the next step, Arsenal does not have to be the last stop,”

Typical interview on an international break

This is typical of what the foreign press tends to do when players are back in their country on international duty. They tend to take their opportunity to stir the pot, as it were and encourage players to say things they probably would not to the British press.

Wenger wanted Ancelotti? 0

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Pretty soon it’ll be a year since Arsene Wenger left Arsenal, in a move that many fans had seen coming for quite some time now. After a few poor years in charge it felt like a change of pace was needed, and that was pretty much a unanimous decision amongst fans and media members alike. Since then Unai Emery has taken over as the new boss at the Emirates, and while there have certainly been some bumpy moments along the way, we’d say that things have gone pretty well up to this point.

Top four would be a big achievement for Emery this season 1

Posted on February 25, 2019 by David Nugent

Sunday’s comfortable 2-0 victory over Southampton moved Arsenal back into the top four of the Premier League. A very favourable midweek home game against Bournemouth means that the Gunners should remain in the last Champions League qualification spot until at least next weekend.

It is a good position for Unai Emery’s team to find themselves in at this stage of the campaign. Hopefully, the spirit will remain positive for the remainder of the campaign.

Slight progress under Emery

It would be rather silly to claim that Arsenal have improved immeasurably under Unai Emery. The team still have some of the same weaknesses that were on display in the later years of Arsene Wenger’s reign.

Wenger criticizes Ozil 0

Posted on February 19, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsene Wenger has revealed some concerning thoughts about Mesut Ozil.

Wenger, as you know, sat in the Arsenal dugout for 22 years and the club went through a significant rise during his tenure, winning the Premier League three times, producing an unbeaten league season, reaching a Champions League final, producing a large number of great players.

Ozil, of course, wasn’t made by Wenger or Arsenal. He played two seasons for Schalke 04 and four for Werder Bremen in his homeland, before he really made his name playing for Real Madrid from 2010 to 2014 and winning the 2014 World Cup with Germany. He arrived to the Emirates as a fully formed star, for a club-record fee at the time, officially undisclosed but reported to be around €50 million.

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