Wenger rubbishes Marseille rumours

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has asserted that the London club does not intend to sell striker Olivier Giroud and reiterated the Frenchman’s key role in the future of the first team.

“I have had no approach from Marseille and we want to keep Olivier Giroud at the club,” Wenger insisted on Tuesday amid rumours in the football market claiming that French side Olympique de Marseille has already allocated 23.5 million euros ($25.7 million) to secure Giroud’s services. Continue reading

Arsenal stem the rot with long overdue away win

A pair of fine goals by Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil allowed Arsenal to halt its streak of consecutive away losses at four with a 2-1 victory over relegation-bound Middlesbrough.

With Arsenal in danger of finishing out of the Premier League top four for the first time in 21 years, manager Arsene Wenger, on Monday made six changes to the line-up that lost last week to Crystal Palace. Continue reading

Arsenal great Tony Adams appointed Caretaker Coach at Granada

La Liga strugglers Granada FC on Monday fired coach Lucas Alcaraz following a 1-3 home defeat against Valencia a day earlier, and hired former Arsenal legend Tony Adams, who will try to save Granada from relegation.

The club in a statement said that its decision was made following the team’s recent poor results, and thus, Granada had to part ways with Alcaraz and his staff. Continue reading

Former Gunner Gael Clichy stands up for Arsene Wenger

Contending that the removal of manager Arsene Wenger might not help Arsenal solve its problems, the London football club’s former defender Gael Clichy insists that the Frenchman is still the right person for the job.

Arsenal, yet to win an English Premier League (EPL) title since the 2003-04 season, are currently languishing sixth in the standings. They are seven points outside the top four with 10 games remaining. Continue reading

Arsenal bounce back to hold Manchester City

Arsenal drew 2-2 against visiting Manchester City in round 30 of the English Premier League (EPL) at the Emirates Stadium here.

Leroy Sane took control for the visiting Citizens only five minutes into the first half, receiving the ball in distance to dribble past goalkeeper David Ospina before scoring on Sunday. Continue reading

Iwobi asks fans to show more respect for Wenger

Under fire after a poor outing in the Champions League, English football giants Arsenel head coach Arsene Wenger has received the backing of midfielder Alex Iwobi, who said the Frenchman deserves more respect from the fans.

“They need to have a bit more respect, in my opinion,” Iwobi told the Daily Mail after representing Nigeria in their draw with Senegal in a friendly on Thursday. Continue reading

Wenger reacts to Bellerin exit rumours

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on Thursday said he is unaware of Barcelona Football Club’s interest in the team’s Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin, saying it is difficult to take these reports seriously.

“He has just signed a contract and has an unbelievable number of years to go. Again it’s very difficult to take this thing seriously,” the French manager said. Continue reading