Wenger: “We know we don’t get penalties”

Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger hit out at match officials yesterday after the Gunners’ latest defeat at the hands of Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.

Arsenal, who have a terrible away record against Stoke, dominated the game, but were denied by the brilliance of young Jack Butland in the Stoke goal, who made a clutch of key saves, especially in the first half. Continue reading

Wenger hopes he has done enough to secure himself a new deal

Bolstered by the FA Cup triumph, Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has said he will go into Tuesday’s board meeting full of confidence in securing a new contract with the capital football giants.

Arsenal beat 10-man Chelsea 2-1 last Saturday to clinch the title after bossing the game for large parts. It salvaged some pride for the beleaguered Wenger who has been on the brink of getting the boot after failing to secure a Champions League spot. Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “We have responded with attitude and class”

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger was quick to credit his players for a terrific performance as the ‘underdogs’ from North London stunned Premier League Champions Chelsea, 2-1, to win the FA Cup.

Wenger said after the game, “Nobody gave us a chance. We have responded with attitude and class, and we have seen that today.” Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “I’m the right man to do the job”

Vindicated in some respects with his decision to stay on at Arsenal in the midst of a difficult season, Arsene Wenger reiterated his desire to be the Gunners’ boss going forward as well.

Speaking to the press after Masterminding an excellent 2-1 win over Premier League champions Chelsea in the FA Cup on Sunday, Wenger said, “I just want to do well for this club. Apart from that, after that it’s down to the board members to decide if I’m the right man to take this club further, and for me to decide whether I am the right man to take this club further. That’s it. It’s not about popularity, it’s about competence.” Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “It was an outstanding performance”

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger certainly got his tactics right on FA Cup Final day as the veteran Frenchman produced a performance and a half from his considerably under strength side to beat the English Champions Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley.

Speaking after his side’s memorable win, Wenger said, “It was an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards. This team has suffered, united, and responded. I said last week this team will win the championship with one or two good buys, and keep them together. They showed strength and we played spectacular football today to win the game.” 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