The legendary Frenchman, who was in charge of Arsenal for 22 years before the club decided to part ways with him and appoint Unai Emery in his place last year, is now working with FIFA as their Chief of Global Football Development. He was interviewed by Sky Sports recently in that capacity, and naturally, the subject of Arsenal and their actions and fortunes these days were an inevitable item on the agenda.
As you all know, Arsene Wenger took over as Arsenal manager in 1996 and was in charge of the team for 22 years. In that time, he led the team to three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups, and the 2006 Champions League final. He unearthed some real gems, dressed them in the Arsenal shirt and with his guidance helped them become actual world beaters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.