Season Summary For Arsenal FC – Main Reasons For Failure & What Can We Expect To See Next Year

The number of fans supporting the idea of Arsene Wenger leaving the role of Arsenal FC Manager was never higher than in the last couple of months. The Gunners have lost a lot of derby matches, failed (once again) to achieve any significant result in UEFA Champions League and failed to qualify for the same competition next season.

A lot of experts say that Arsenal is not able to be financially competent to other Premier League giant teams. Arsene Wenger has had a couple of weird transfer requests in the last couple of years, and many were shocked to see so much money being given for the move of Granit Xhaka. Continue reading

Wenger hopes he has done enough to secure himself a new deal

Bolstered by the FA Cup triumph, Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has said he will go into Tuesday’s board meeting full of confidence in securing a new contract with the capital football giants.

Arsenal beat 10-man Chelsea 2-1 last Saturday to clinch the title after bossing the game for large parts. It salvaged some pride for the beleaguered Wenger who has been on the brink of getting the boot after failing to secure a Champions League spot. Continue reading

Thibaut Courtois: “The first goal should never have been allowed”

Chelsea shotstopper Thibaut Courtois hit out at Referee Anthony Taylor for his decision to award Arsenal an early goal, a decision he believe could have been chalked off for two offences not one.

Speaking to ChelseaFC.com after the Blues’ 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup final, Courtois said, “The first goal should never have been allowed – it was clearly a hand ball and then Ramsey was offside because he was interfering in play. I think it was a handball even if it was maybe not deliberate. His hands were not in a natural position. At the start of every season they tell us the rules and at Manchester and now the hands were not where they should be. Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “We have responded with attitude and class”

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger was quick to credit his players for a terrific performance as the ‘underdogs’ from North London stunned Premier League Champions Chelsea, 2-1, to win the FA Cup.

Wenger said after the game, “Nobody gave us a chance. We have responded with attitude and class, and we have seen that today.” Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “I’m the right man to do the job”

Vindicated in some respects with his decision to stay on at Arsenal in the midst of a difficult season, Arsene Wenger reiterated his desire to be the Gunners’ boss going forward as well.

Speaking to the press after Masterminding an excellent 2-1 win over Premier League champions Chelsea in the FA Cup on Sunday, Wenger said, “I just want to do well for this club. Apart from that, after that it’s down to the board members to decide if I’m the right man to take this club further, and for me to decide whether I am the right man to take this club further. That’s it. It’s not about popularity, it’s about competence.” Continue reading

Antonio Conte: “Our start wasn’t good… and Arsenal pushed a lot”

Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte was predictably disappointed at having failed in his quest to net a domestic double, but was proud of his side’s performance in the FA Cup final and over the season as a whole.

Speaking to the press after the Blues’ 2-1 loss to Arsenal at Wembley last night, Conte said, “We won the league and it was right to celebrate and enjoy this win. My players put all of themselves into the game, maybe our start wasn’t good and the impact and approach wasn’t good and Arsenal pushed a lot. We paid for this start.” Continue reading

Aaron Ramsey: “I’m happy for the Manager”

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey picked up yet another FA Cup winners medal, and once again produced the decisive touch in a Final, following up his match-winner against Hull City in 2014 with a rare headed goal to win the Gunners the title against Chelsea at Wembley this afternoon.

Ramsey ghosted into the Chelsea box, getting free of the attentions of the Premier League’s player of the season, N’Golo Kante, and nodded home a free header from point blank range after having been found perfectly by Olivier Giroud’s cross just 38 seconds after the Frenchman was thrown on for Danny Welbeck after Diego Costa had brought 10-man Chelsea back on level terms. Continue reading