Pep Guardiola: “Congratulations to Arsenal”

Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola was gracious in defeat after watching his side go down 2-1 to Arsenal in the semi-final of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.

The Spaniard shared after his club’s defeat, “Congratulations to Arsenal. We will come back stronger next season. We are not in final. We tried to do it, to create more chances so I don’t have regrets. We tried to do what we wanted to do. Continue reading

Oxlade-Chamberlain: “We have adapted really well”

Arsenal’s hard working superstar Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put in another man of the match performance as the youngster continued to show his value to the Gunners, playing as right wing back today in the FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City.

Oxlade-Chamberlain put in a fantastic defensive shift in the first half, keeping Leroy Sane in check, and turned on the after burners in the second half as he helped Arsenal get higher up the pitch. Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “Sanchez will be here next year”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger enjoyed a rare good day at the office today, masterminding the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Manchester City at Wembley, earning a third FA Cup final appearance in four years.

Wenger also had good news to share with Arsenal’s fans, declaring that star forward Alexis Sanchez will be at the club next season, and that the club will do everything in their power to extend his stay in North London. Continue reading

Aaron Ramsey: “We want to win it for Wenger”

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey continued his love affair with Wembley, and the Welshman will be hoping to add to his FA Cup winners’ medals tally when the Gunners take on Chelsea in the final of the competition come the end of May.

Speaking after Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Manchester City in the semi-final today, Ramsey told BBC Radio 5 live, “I love this competition. We have been quite successful in recent years and you can see the passion that the players play with. We went behind and kept on going and got a result. Continue reading

Wenger worried about Wilshere’s latest injury woe

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fears that midfielder Jack Wilshere may not be able to reach his full potential due to recurrent injuries.

Wilshere, who has been loaned out by Arsenal to AFC Bournemouth for the current season, suffered a hairline fracture to his left fibia during his team’s 0-4 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend and has been ruled for the rest of the campaign. Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “Overall our record against set pieces is quite good”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was at a loss to explain how his team suffered yet another defeat this season, one which potentially condemns them to finish outside the top 4 for the first time under the Frenchman.

A disappointed Wenger shared in his interview with Match of the Day, “It was a typical Premier League game. A team that likes to play and a team that defends well. It was a tough performance. They caught us on set pieces and one break and that made the difference. Continue reading

FA Cup Semi-final draw: Arsenal get Man City, Chelsea to face Spurs

Arsenal will square off against Manchester City in the second FA Cup semi-final to be played at Wembley in April. Chelsea, who beat Manchester United on Monday night, will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the first semi-final.

Arsenal, who beat non-League side Lincoln City in their quarter-final encounter at the Emirates on Saturday, were guaranteed tough opponents in the semis after four heavyweights of the Premier League were left in the draw for the first time in many a year. Continue reading