Ramsey rules Wembley again as Arsenal beat Chelsea to win FA Cup

Arsenal restored some much needed pride to end what had so far been a rather dismal season for the Gunners, beating Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, to win the FA Cup for the 13th time in their history and for the 7th time under the reign of Arsene Wenger, making the under pressure Frenchman the most successful Manager in the history of the world’s oldest football competition.

Arsenal made an exceptionally bright start to the game, but took the lead in rather fortuitous circumstances with Alexis Sanchez prodding home with the outside of his right boot after following in his own deflected attempt to pass the ball over the top of the Chelsea defence. Continue reading

Alisher Usmanov offers a billion pounds to buy Arsenal

Alisher Usmanov, who owns 30.04 per cent of English Premier League (EPL) giants Arsenal, has made a one billion pound ($1.30 billion) bid to take control of the north London football club from majority shareholder Stan Kroenke.

English media reported that Kroenke has yet to formally respond to the offer, which was made last month and was reported initially by the Financial Times. Continue reading

Thomas Tuchel tipped to take over from Arsene Wenger this summer

Borussia Dortmund chief coach Thomas Tuchel could be free to move on in the next few weeks. While Tuchel is facing a German Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt in Berlin on May 27, rumours are that it could be his last game for the yellow-blacks, as the 43-year-old is said to be the hot favourite to replace Arsenal’s incumbent Arsene Wenger.

According to media reports, Dortmund are interested in appointing Lucien Favre, the Swiss who is currently at OGC Nice. Continue reading

Wenger tells Tottenham you’re not top dog in North London

Arsenal may finish below arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in this season’s English Premier League (EPL) but manager Arsène Wenger is confident that his club is still the bigger power in north London.

Tottenham are currently second on the EPL table with 74 points from 33 matches, just four points behind leaders Chelsea with five games to go in this season’s campaign. They have continued their good form from last season, when they were serious contenders for the title till late in the season. Continue reading