Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has levied a massive charge against the Gunners’ next Champions League opponents, Bayern Munich for having instigated Serge Gnabry’s exit from the club.
Gnabry, who had an excellent Olympic Games this summer, left Arsenal for Werder Bremen on the conclusion of the tournament, but Wenger believes that German giants Bayern Munich were behind the actual transfer and will sign the youngster eventually, quite possibly this summer itself from Bremen. Continue reading
Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with the player indicating that he may be open to the prospect of a move away from Signal Iduna Park in the near future.
The Gabonese international was quoted telling Fussball Bild: “No one can predict the future… I cannot say that I’ll stay for another two, five or 10 years. It is possible that in June a club comes to an agreement with Dortmund.”
Arsenal great Thierry Henry has doubts about the long term future of club star Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates Stadium.
The Frenchman was quoted telling Sky Sports: “I want him [Sanchez] to sign, everybody wants him to sign. That’s a tricky one for the club. That’s why you have guys there to be able to deal with that… If he ever leaves then you would think the likes of Bayern are going to come, Paris Saint-Germain. Maybe joining his friend [Arturo] Vidal at Bayern Munich so we’ll see. But stay… don’t listen to anyone, find a way, stay!”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident that his team will be able to progress beyond the last 16 stage of the Champions League this season. The former Premier League champions have been knocked out at this stage of Europe’s most prestigious club competition for the last six seasons.
Such a poor success rate might be enough to discourage most managers, but a philosophical Wenger is confident that Arsenal will be able to upstage former European champions Bayern Munich and advance to the quarter-finals this season. Continue reading
Arsenal’s lack of luck in the Champions League draw continued this season with the Gunners landing Bayern Munich in the knock out stages.
Bayern have sent Arsenal crashing out of the competition three times in recent years, and also beat the Gunners to top spot in the Group stages last year, having been drawn together. Continue reading
Arsenal have sold their highly rated youngster Serge Gnabry to Bundesliga giants Werder Bremen.
The 21 year old was also understood to be a target for Bayern Munich until a short while back before Bremen’s sporting director Frank Baumann made it clear that the they are involved in talks with the Gunners and that the reigning German champions ‘have no influence’ on the move.
Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out the possibility of selling Polish striker Robert Lewandowski or Austrian midfielder David Alaba to Arsenal or any other football club stressing that “we closed the door on them”.
In an interview with German magazine Sport Bild, Rummenigge said: “No player will leave Bayern Munich unless we want him to leave,” in response to rumours linking Lewandowski and Alaba to a move away from . Continue reading
Arsenal’s hopes of keeping up their fantastic record of consistently qualifying for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League are hanging by the slimmest of margins as the Gunners were schooled in Munich on Wednesday night, suffering a crushing 5-1 defeat at the hands of Bundesliga Champions Bayern in a game that was very much men against boys.
Arsenal, slightly fortuitous victors on home turf in London two weeks ago, came into this game missing too many first team regulars and their lack of depth in the squad showed as they were well and truly put to the sword. Arsenal’s injury situation was compounded further this week as the Gunners lost key defenders Laurent Koscielny and Hector Bellerin to injuries. Continue reading