Arsene Wenger: “I plan for next season”

Turning a deaf ear to talk of him being removed as Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger said he is planning for the next season.

“Of course I plan for next season,” Wenger was quoted as saying by ESPNFC ahead of Sunday’s important English Premier League (EPL) tie against Manchester City. 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

Champions League: Arsenal embarrassed 5-1 again by Bayern Munich

German football giants Bayern Munich humiliated Arsenal 5-1 to complete a 10-2 triumph in their Champions League knockout stage tie at the Emirates Stadium in London.

While few expected the Gunners to prevail after being routed 1-5 in the first leg in Munich, the disgust of the fans at the Emirates after the final whistle on Tuesday was palpable. This marks the seventh consecutive year, Arsenal has been knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16. Continue reading

Gilberto Silva: “Wenger hasn’t changed his way of working”

Former Arsenal star Gilberto Silva has said it is time for the London football club to part ways with long-time chief coach Arsene Wenger.

Calls for Wenger to step down have grown louder after Arsenal’s 1-3 loss to Liverpool on Saturday, a result that left the Gunners fifth in the English Premier League (EPL) standings. Continue reading

Ian Wright stirs the pot at Arsenal after Sanchez training row

If he were in forward Alexis Sanchez’s position, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says he would have left capital football club Arsenal.

A row with teammates further singed Sanchez’s reputation while leaving training mid-session prior to Saturday’s loss at Liverpool. As a result, the Chilean was dropped. Continue reading

Liverpool too good for sorry Arsenal

Liverpool put up a superlative first half display on Saturday to outshine Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield and dent the capital club’s hopes of challenging for the Premier League title. Roberto Firmino (9th minute) and Sadio Mane (40th) gave the hosts a 2-0 lead before Danny Welbeck (57th) reduced Arsenal’s deficit in the second half.

Moments after Arsenal sub Alexis Sanchez had an effort blocked at the other end, Liverpool broke with pace and Georginio Wijnaldum sealed the game in Liverpool’s favour in injury time, sending the Reds up to third spot. Continue reading