Eddie Howe: “Fate conspired against us”

Bournemouth Manager Eddie Howe, tipped for a while for the top job at Arsenal once Arsene Wenger retires, gave a near perfect audition of his credentials for 70 minutes, masterminding the Cherries to a 3-0 lead against the Gunners before Arsenal fought back to secure a point with three late goals.

Speaking after the game, Howe felt his side was unfortunate not to pick up three points from a match they dominated for the most period, sharing, “Fate conspired against us in several ways. I didn’t think it was a sending off. I thought that was harsh but in the end the quality of their players showed. Continue reading

Eddie Howe hopes to make it difficult for Arsenal tonight

Bournemouth Manager Eddie Howe hoped that the fans at the Vitality Stadium tonight would create an atmosphere to make the game difficult for Arsenal.

Speaking ahead of the clash between the two Premier League sides, the well respected young Manager said, “We like the evening games here. The crowd are good for us here and they are going to be really important to try to create an atmosphere that makes it difficult for Arsenal.” Continue reading

Howe pleased with Wilshere impact

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, on loan at Bournemouth for the season, had a positive impact in his first game for his new side, coming off the bench and helping the Cherries grab a crucial three points against West Bromwich Albion.

Wilshere was introduced in the second half in place of Jordan Ibe and while not having a direct hand in Callum Wilson’s match-winning goal, did have the desired impact on the team and the fans with his play. Continue reading

Wenger dismisses rumours of Howe appointment

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has rubbished suggestions that the Gunners’ board has identified Bournemouth Manager Eddie Howe as the man to take over from him at the end of the season.

Wenger was in a playful mood when answering the question posed by the press in response to media speculation in recent days that Howe would land the Arsenal top job next summer. Continue reading

Eddie Howe: “We were well in the game”

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe showed just why he is such a well-liked person in the Management community, showing his classy side after suffering a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates today.

Arsenal started the game shakily, predictable considering their 4-0 mauling at the hands of Southampton just a couple of days ago, but their superior quality came to the fore eventually as goals from Gabriel and Mesut Ozil sealed a comfortable win. Continue reading

Gunners legend breaks yet another record

With Leicester City parting ways with their manager Nigel Pearson last night, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has achieved the record of managing more matches than all the rest of the current Premier League managers taken together, reports the London Evening Standard.

The Frenchman, who has been managing the Gunners since the summer of 1996, has managed the north London club in a total of 1066 matches, winning 613 of them to notch up a win percentage of 57.5%! In contrast to that, the rest of the bosses have only managed their team in 998 games in total, which is still 68 matches shy of Wenger’s record.

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