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 striker Olivier Giroud has declared that the club’s players support veteran Manager Arsene Wenger and want him to stay at the club for the foreseeable future.
It has been reported recently that the Arsenal board have offered Arsene a 2 year contract extension, but the Frenchman has not yet made a decision. Continue reading
The introduction of Mesut Ozil for a hamstrung Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain just before the half hour mark sparked a sluggish Arsenal into action, who got the go ahead goal just before half-time through Theo Walcott, before running away with the game in the second period, handing out a 5-0 thrashing to Lincoln City to motor into the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the 29th time in their history.
After a poor run of games in the last few weeks, Arsenal and their fans both needed lifting, and the visit of National League side Lincoln City, some 87 places behind the Gunners in the English football hierarchy meant an opportunity was there for a beleaguered Arsene Wenger to get the fans back on his side. Continue reading
Chelsea have opened up a 12 point lead over local rivals Arsenal, courtesy of a classical 3-1 annihilation of the Gunners, a performance that has mirrored their rise over their London rivals as the dominant side in the capital over the last decade and a half.
Gone are the days that Arsenal would strut their stuff at Stamford Bridge, and today was no exception as goals from Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard and former Gunners Cesc Fabregas put the Blues 3-0 ahead before an injury time header from Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal little more than a consolation and fantasy football fans everywhere something to moan about. Continue reading
Arsenal have received a triple injury boost ahead of the visit of Burnley to the Emirates this weekend with the Gunners welcoming Hector Bellerin, Francis Coquelin and Kieran Gibbs to full training this week and all three players in contention to make the squad for this weekend’s clash.
Bellerin has missed a couple of weeks after struggling horribly in the game away to Bournemouth where he was carrying an injury and was twice robbed off the ball as Arsenal conceded cheap goals. It will be interesting to see whether he will go straight back into Arsenal’s starting eleven or be kept in reserve by Manager Arsene Wenger. Continue reading
Arsenal fan favourite Olivier Giroud has hinted that he is open to the prospect of moving to China in the future, but that he first wants to win the Premier League title with the Gunners.
The Frenchman was asked about his views regarding the recent temptation in players to move to the big money Asian league, to which he replied: “Honestly, from my point of view I will tell you that I can understand, but if you asked me if I want to go now I will tell you ‘no’. The Premier League is my main target so after when I will win it one day, why not, you never know.”
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted that his side enjoyed some good fortune today as the Gunners beat Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium with the help of a couple of own goals from Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton from Alex Iwobi’s crosses.
Wenger shared after the game, “The first half was very intense physically, they gave a lot in the first half and then our pace took over. They had problems to contain us. Continue reading
A pair of own goals in between a goal each for Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez helped Arsenal end their poor run of recent results away from home in the Premier League, thrashing Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.
With Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both returning to the side and straight into the starting line-up, Arsene Wenger might have expected a better start from his Arsenal side, but the Gunners continued their early struggles, taking close to half an hour to find their groove. Continue reading